As part of our series on PowerFull Mental Messages, I’d like for you to meet Amy. I love having this lady as part of our community and I love the tips she shares about her own journey and how she created PowerFull Mental Messages. Make sure you take time to read this blog about why what we think is just as important as any other part of our FITness journey.
Today, Amy shares with us.
First off, what “challenge” were you facing? Was it more of a nutritional thing you needed to change or a physical/fitness thing?
I had lost weight but still wasn’t feeling particularly healthy. And my mom, who is only 75, is really deteriorating mobility-wise. I became determined to be healthier and stronger than I’d EVER been and also to NOT age the way my mom has.
What do you think you were most “scared” of?
I was scared of looking stupid. Being the one in the worst shape. I was afraid of not being able to do it.
Why did you have that mental block about your newest goal?
Not sure why I was scared of those things and not really sure how I overcame them except that I just kept going to class and started seeing a difference in my body.
How did you keep going?
There’s always a bit of a negative voice – saying “give up. You aren’t an athlete and never have been. This is too hard for you.” But then other voices – yours, Stephanie’s, Eileen’s and Amanda’s drown the negativity out!!! I keep going because of the people there and because of the improvements I’ve seen in my strength and health. I really find that I am most successful at Piyo and doing that class helps calm negative voices best. I am SO cranky if I can’t do a full Piyo class at least once a week.
What is your major piece of advice you’d give another woman who may be struggling with the mental road block of her FITness journey?
My advice is to not say “I can’t…” Can’t get up that early? You’d be surprised. Can’t exercise? You can ease in at your own pace – something is better than nothing. I’d also say – do you want to enjoy your grandchildren?
Thanks Amy for sharing with us. Guys – you can do this! Find the class YOU LOVE like Amy did with PiYo whether it is barre, boot camp, piyo, toning or speed and make it happen. Challenge yourself, embrace the workout, and be ready to see those changes in your body and mind as well.