• Liz Willey

Imagine if you moved your body because you enjoyed the journey, not to reach a destination.

Exercise was not something I always loved.

10 years ago I was 4 months away from my wedding, and I exercised a lot. At that time I wanted to be as tiny as possible (being totally honest here). My destination was March 12, 2011. I went from working out sometimes twice a day to eventually not belonging to a gym or being very active at all.

While big life events can be motivating reasons to start exercise, I definitely prefer my current outlook on things. I move my body because it feels really good to me. I love the high I have after I complete a workout. I love how sweating feels cleansing to me. I love feeling and looking strong.

Part of my 'wedding destination' was being a certain weight-I tracked it every day. It could make me happy or frustrated and upset, so easily. I don't weigh myself anymore. It doesn't matter to me what the scale says. I will not let it have the power to change my mood. Is your 'destination' reaching a 'goal' weight? When you get there, you may still be unhappy. I'm not trying to ruin anyone's motivation, actually just the opposite. I want you to consider what you are motivated by. Once you reach your 'goal weight', what is next? Will you maintain the lifestyle you created to get yourself there, or was that something that is not sustainable? I don't want to get too much into nutrition, but I don't think diets work and they are certainly not sustainable.

Let's get healthy with consistent exercise together!! I hope I'm not bursting anyone's bubble when I say that this journey will be LIFELONG. It's not always going to look the same, as we are currently in a pandemic and some may view that as limiting fitness options. But, things are always changing in our lives, we need to go with the flow, it's a journey, not a destination, right?








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