When I was a young mother in my thirties, I had several different reasons for exercising. I wanted to look good, feel good, be strong and, of course, eat anything I wanted to eat. But mostly, I wanted to look good.
We are what we repeatedly do: consistency in fitness makes all the difference! It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently.
I have found this to be especially true when it comes to my own health and fitness. As I experience the stages of life that challenge my attempts at fitness - raising a family, building a career, caring for loved ones - fitness continues to have the most positive effect on my physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. And it's way cheaper than therapy!
Achieving a level of fitness - and then maintaining it - takes consistency. It doesn't mean spending a ton of time in the gym, it just requires a conscientious effort to regularly incorporate exercise in everyday life. For nearly a decade I've been a client at Burn Fitness. Before that, I worked out at the NKC Community Center and was an avid runner. I enjoy being in motion, learning new things, and challenging my limits.
Like the amazingly talented and hard-working women I exercise with each week, my personal and professional responsibilities command much time and energy. We have to make fitness a priority. For me, that means scheduling a workout like any other meeting on my calendar. This consistency brings balance to my life and best of all, has given me opportunities to interact with some pretty awesome people over the years!
My personal fitness is a lifestyle, not a destination. It's ongoing, always changing, and life-giving. Fitness consistently inspires me with courage, strength, and most of all, gratitude for the blessing of good health.