Today’s Mantra: Flexibility isn’t just about stretching.
Staying flexible with your game plan is KEY to adopting fitness as a lifestyle. If for ANY reason your plan A is simply NOT in the cards, you have the choice to change course to suit your needs & goals.
Can’t make it to the gym? Take a walk at lunch instead. Need an impromptu rest day? Take it, and reschedule. Can’t workout in the evening? Switch to the morning. A friend cancels a workout? Fly solo, or do a DVD at home. Legs are sore on booty day? No reason you can’t do abs or shoulders. Bored with your current workout? Switch it UP.
Things don’t always go as planned, and while it can be frustrating, the most important thing is our attitude towards it. Curveballs don’t have to suck, and your ability to keep fit is NOT about being perfect all the time. Not every workout is ideal and not every workout will even happen. The ability to adapt and change your plan on the fly will help you stay on track for a lifetime.
Far too much energy is spent on feeling guilty & getting down on ourselves for not being ‘perfect’: it’s not forward moving. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If something’s not working, change it. Stay flexible & adapt as you go!
Body bashing is the equivalent of kicking yourself in the “balls”. It’s pointless, painful and can have LONG-TERM repercussions. The good news? You can STOP. It just take a little practice, a little self-awareness and a whole lotta body love reminders.