People have been making excuses about things they don’t want to do forever so why should getting fit be any different?
Here are a few golden oldies… What’s your excuse?
There’s just not enough time to work out…
Really? Are you kidding me? We all have the same 24 hours per day; its how we choose to prioritise the things we want and need to do that makes the difference. If something is important enough to you, you will find the time. And what could be more important than your wellbeing? When you look after you, you have more energy and desire to look after those in your life.
Quote: “If you really want to do something you will find a way; if you don’t you will find an excuse…” Jim Rohn
If I lift weights I’ll end up looking like a man (that’s fine if you are a man of course!)
Yes, I still hear this from women I speak to about their wellbeing. If only it was that easy to build muscle! As a woman who often defined herself as a ‘gym rat’ I can honestly say that regardless of the amount of working out I did the muscle development was slow but it also looked good; not manly. It would have taken crazy amounts of heavy weight training to produce the kind of muscle mass women fear. So drop this lame excuse and give it a go! You might even enjoy it…
Quote: “Patience can’t be acquired overnight, It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.” Eknath Easwaran
I’m too old to start exercising
Says who? Since when has age dictated that you are better off sitting back and allowing your body to deteriorate? You can start a fitness regime at any time, even if you have never done anything before. There are dedicated marathon runners in their 80s+ and you don’t have to set your sights on achieving anything like that. But how lovely would it be to ‘mature’ and be in the best shape of your life? Possible? Oh YES!
Quote: “Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” Plato
So when you say ‘I want to get fit’, drop the ‘but’ and replace it with the activity you are going to do instead. Get fit, have fun!
Published by YvonneB
A catalyst for change, Yvonne Bignall is a breath of fresh air in the extraordinary way she helps women 50+ to reconnect with life & their innate power through radical self-care, guilt-free!
She supports, encourages, and inspires women to prioritise their health, one bitesize action at a time. Her work is challenging as it navigates through difficult conversations, listening & observing how women’s health issues have been:
❊ Under-resourced &
❊ Swept under the carpet
She helps women to recognise & unpack old scripts that still (sadly enough) tell them that their value derives from their level of caregiving of others, their output. The truth is it is the input, the ability to resource self, which provides women with the energy required to realise their true potential.
Along with her team, she explores the thoughts, behaviour & habits, often born out of guilt, gender expectations, and reinforced narratives, with curiosity (not judgment), discarding the unhelpful, whilst reclaiming innate power through the creation of new patterns, restoring a sense of self, outside of societal expectations. In her opinion, this allows women to:
✔ Develop an elevated level of self-awareness
✔ Build / rebuild their confidence & self-belief
✔ Value all of who they are and invest time in who they want to be at their best
A self-care warrior, an encourager & inspirer, Yvonne is today an award-winning Women’s Health Advocate, Published Author, and an International Presenter. She is also a Radio Show Host and a Podcaster.
Yvonne is focused on building a community of women, www.PermissionToThrive.online, who are ready to reclaim their right to self-care, guilt-free, and who prioritise their health without apology, role-modeling behaviour & habits that inform generations to come of their true value.
She also advocates for self-care over burnout in the workplace, delivering practical webinars in the corporate space. In her own words, “It is time for employees to prioritise their wellbeing. How will they deliver their best work without it?”
One of her favourite quotes comes from Eleanor Brown, ‘Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel’
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🌱 Become part of the self-care revolution at Permission to Thrive or
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