This is why you don't exercise
One of the biggest mistakes I see mamas making when it comes to getting in their training and daily movement is NOT treating it like a non-negotiable.
Days, weeks, months, years and DECADES will go by with you barely exercising because the truth is, YOU HAVE NO TIME!
There is LITERALLY always something that needs your energy and attention.
That special work project your boss assigned you.
Homeschool lesson prep.
Community yard sale.
Your best friend’s life crisis.
Your parent’s health condition.
Your life is FULL.
The only way that you will cultivate a routine fitness, exercise, training or movement practice is if you say NO to something else and you CARVE out that time.
And I know that this is not easy, but it is simple.
Your first step?
Make a realistic commitment to an achievable goal and make it happen as best you can.
If you’re reading this right now, then there is a pretty dang good chance you have pelvic floor, gut health, strength or fat loss-related goals, maybe ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Listen to me.
There is no one program that is going to make it all happen.
There is nothing wrong with you or your body.
You just have to make a choice.
Are you going to make it happen no matter how ugly it looks, how inconvenient it is, how uncomfortable you feel?
Or are you going to keep waiting?
And remember, your choice isn’t going to look like anyone else’s!
You may find it frustrating that the ONLY way you can get in a workout is to:
-let your toddler watch a screen
-leave the dishes in the kitchen
-wake up mega early
-give up your work lunch break
While your Instagram friend Susie, seems to be able to manage a Pinterest caliber organized home, and incorporate her children into a yoga routine that keeps her 24/7 long and lean.
Stop wasting time looking around and comparing your path to other people’s.
Look at your own schedule, your own needs, your own body, your own goals, set your intention and GO AFTER IT as persistently and imperfectly as you can.
No one else is going to do it for you, but let me tell you something, YOU CAN DO IT!
Not because it’s easy.
Not because you have extra time.
But because you’re strong ass woman with grit and determination.
I see you.
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Sarah Smith is a former athletic coach, personal trainer, level two Russian Kettlebell Instructor, postnatal fitness specialist and functional pelvic floor and gut health advocate with a Masters in Soil Science and Agricultural.
She works online and in her garage gym in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Sarah is a published author and has a decade experience conducting research at The National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, University of Arizona and North Carolina State University. She uses evidence-based strategies to help her clients grow strong, confident and capable in their bodies-even when struggling with pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, gut health complications and other injuries or health conditions.
She is a mom to three boys and one English Bulldog. She loves kettlebells, leisure walks, chickens, soil, coffee, not folding laundry and watching people move-in a non-creepy way.