How I Prevent Burn Out

Recently I was asked my tips on preventing burn out, so I thought I would include my response here as well.

Burn out is real and it plagues so many of us.

Here are a few of my tips to help prevent it.

1.Proper nutrition. I make sure I feed and nourish my body well.

2. I make sure I make the time to get my workouts in. It can be as easy as going for a walk.

3. Connecting with family and friends.

4. Taking time off. We all need vacation, no matter how much we love what we do, we have to make time for a reset.

5. Proper rest. I make sure I am getting a good nights sleep. I like to take my magnesium at night, it contributes to a great nights rest. The CALM product is good product to help with sleep.

6. I definitely make sure I have recovery days in my schedule.

7. Setting boundaries is another way to prevent /help with burn out. It is OK to say NO at times.

We have to listen to what our mind and body needs. Take care of YOU. Self care is not selfish, it is a necessity.

How do you prevent burn out? Let me know in the comments.

Be well.

Jodie

Accountability

Everyone needs a coach, a motivator , a cheerleader, someone to be accountable to. Let me be YOURS!

Each person comes to me with a unique “story” and movement background. No two bodies are alike, and will not be doing the same workout. Each person has different goals and movement patterns, so the workouts are tailored to each person.

I take the time to plan (write out) each and every session for my clients, but, I can also change the routine depending on how your body is feeling that day. Everyday the body asks for different things and it is important to tune in and listen.

My training style is a mind and body experience. You will work in the sessions, but you will also have fun.

Feel free to reach out to me by filling out the consultation on my website. I look forward to working with you.

Jodie

Strong and Supported

I am often told by my clients that my teaching style is unique and in the sessions/classes they feel encouraged, strong and capable in doing the exercises. They never feel like they can’t do a particular move or exercise sequence and they always feel better after class.

My goal as an instructor is to “meet” each and every client where they are physically at that given moment.

Every exercise I teach, starts from the “base”, where we start slow and layer on “moves”.

By doing this I am giving each person options in class. I am a firm believer in listening to your body.

Remember, you are strong, your body is amazing and I applaud you all always.

Always cheering you on.

Keep building one another up.

Be kind.

Thursday’s Thoughts

Do you ever have those moments when you think and say to yourself, what’s the point? I am too old for this, or I am not good enough, I will never get back to this point or I will never be able to accomplish “that” or be at that level.

I am sure you have been there, I know I have. Self doubt , self sabotage, imposter syndrome, call it whatever you like.

The best way to get over this, I have found is first acknowledging it, then shifting my mindset. Focusing on taking “it” one step at a time. Slowly but surely chipping away at the task/challenge.

IT, is possible, once we move out of our own way. Remember, it is always worth it. Believe you can and you will.

Always a work in progress.

Stay well.

Rome was not built in a day.

Making Fitness a Lifestyle

In order to to make fitness a lifestyle or habit find a movement practice you like to do.

If you like to walk, walk. If you like to dance go ahead, dance. Fitness should be fun.

You don’t have to workout for an hour daily or push yourself so hard you are exhausted.

I am here to tell you shorter workouts, 10-30 minutes is just as effective.

Value rest, yes, include rest days in your routine.

I say it all the time, you are your biggest cheerleader. Don’t worry if you miss a workout, just jump right back into it.

Keep going.

Speak to your self with kind words. Yes, it matters.

Remember, Rome was not built in a day, be patient with yourself.

You are not only getting physically strong, but mentally as well.

Remember, moving your body is something you get to do, not something you have to do.

We are all a work in progress.

Be well.

Adapting

Wow, these last few days in Texas have been a mixture of emotions. From welcoming the cold and the snow fall, to making the best of a stressful situation. The power outages in freezing temperatures to the lack of water etc. It has been challenging to say the least.

We were not ready for the immense cold and what came with it. Now that we have passed the worst my body is craving a lot more movement. My movement flows the rest of this week and maybe into next week will be more in-tune with the season we are in currently. For me personally this means, listening more to what my body is craving, and this my friends means slower, more fluid and deliberate movements.

I have said this many times, you don’t have to work out for an hour, somedays twenty minutes even ten minutes is enough. Listening to the body also means taking a nap if I or you need it. It’s all about balance and leaning in.

This my friends is self-care. It is exactly what I need in my body at this time.

Be well.

Q and A

I was asked this question recently : Do you have any advice for anyone who struggles to stay motivated?

Well, to start off I completely understand this, I too have my days as well. But I find what helps me is to schedule my own workouts by adding them to my appointment book. Its easy to allow other things to get in the way, but this is a form of self-care and I am (you are ) worth the time.

Hire a trainer/coach, knowing someone not only carved out the time for you in their day but the trainer is waiting to see at that time.

Another strategy is reminding myself how great I will feel after. Showing up for yourself will allow you to show up for others.

Let me know in the comments the strategies you use to stay motivated.

Remember to breathe.

Appreciation and Celebration of Movement

The freedom and ability to move is a celebration, this should never be taken for granted.

Move in a way that feeds you, it makes you feel alive and energized. Take the plunge and try something new, mix it up. Never tell yourself you can’t because in reality you can, you just have to trust yourself.

Our bodies are truly amazing, definitely a gift that should be treasured. Don’t you agree?

So why do we feel the need to ignore/push through pain and discomfort in our workout routines? Or feel like we have not had a good workout unless we feel dead after? Don’t get me wrong I enjoy a challenging workout but not every single time I workout. Glorification of pain and discomfort is not to be celebrated.

Take care of your bodies, nourish it, hydrate it, rest it. Move freely and pain free.

Perfectionism

We have at some time or another “chased” perfect. I know I have.

Everything has to be perfect. The perfect workout plan, the perfect diet, the perfect, you name it. Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves?

Life has so many curve balls, you can have the “perfect” plan and then guess what, curve ball.

Constantly, focusing on the unattainable is not only exhausting but in the long run makes one stagnant and pushes progress and inner peace further and further away.

This year has definitely shown us how unpredictable life is. How quickly things change.

The key is learning how to pivot and face challenges that come our way. I am not saying having a plan or a guide is bad but balance and flexibility is needed. Maybe in your plan have an anti-plan, the what if, just in case plan.

Remember, perfect is what we have in our minds.

I like this popular quote, not sure who the author is,

” When you can’t control whats happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is”.

Be well.