I’m just back from a holiday that was all about sunshine, longs walks (when I could because I absolutely wilt if its over 27 degrees), and good food, and lordy lordy why do all the restaurants in Lanzarote do this whole complimentary shots after your meal. Caramello Vodka. I only had 2 and it turned me turned into a mix between Mary Poppins and Zsa Zsa Gabor. I have a sweet tooth and oh oh. Between that and experiencing coffee made with condensed milk. I am not not not buying tin later on today.
Anyway! As I said thats me back from my holiday and I am now fully expecting to be bombarded by adverts and ‘pushes’ by companies and personal trainers about getting in shape for Christmas. Why just Christmas?
I suppose the point of this post is when it comes to your health and wellbeing don’t listen to anyone else but yourself, and just do what feels good for you.
The idea for this blog post started on holiday when I was scrolling through Instagram, and a personal trainer (not from Glasgow), felt that it was a good idea and entirely valid to ‘call parents out on using their kids as a n excuse not to exercise’. This person does not have kids. It really wound me up!
It just sounded like he was picking on a group of people, thought it seemed a valid argument and made a video about it. I replied to it by saying that I thought his post was out of line considering he doesn’t have family himself and that no he cannot ‘imagine what it’s like’. False authority. What’s next is he going to say he knows what it feels like to be a menopausal woman?
When it comes to your health and fitness, do what feels good for you. Don’t listen to anyone else, and please don’t ever feels picked on.
When a clients comes to visit me, more often than not, they have a desk job, and yes, if I feel it is entirely appropriate, I will recommend getting more movement into the spine and just taking 5 minutes a day to do something pro active about it.
If I clients comes to see me and they have 4 kids and a full time job and I going to say they need to get to the gym 4 times a week? Eh no!!! Doing stuff at home is such a big win if you are time poor, even just going out for a walk. More often than not, I am recommending doing stuff to reduce the stress of busy family/work life. Getting outside is a good place to start.
I was going to the gym 4 times a week up until July, and just for now I have ditched the gym membership and started doing yoga every day. Weight lifting used to feel good for me, it doesn’t just now, so I’m trying something different.
Do what feels good for you. Do what you can and only if you want to. Thats the big thing here, only if you want to.
It’s a good place to start. What feels good for you?