I hope you’re having a good week. Other than being pummeled with storms the first couple of days of the new year, all is good here. Here’s a look at the water rushing across my driveway. Thankfully we were still able to get in and out. 🙂
One thing I wanted to touch on briefly is that I know….like I seriously know what it feels like to be a beginner. I was a beginner for years before really taking the jump and taking control of my health. If you’ve heard my story before, you know that I started walking first (which I always recommend for beginners) then slowly started progressing to running then started adding a 3-5 pound dumbbells routine while standing in my bedroom with the door shut.
I still rarely (and can count on one hand) exercise in a gym or group setting, because I’m simply not comfortable doing so and it’s when I’m around others, I still feel like a beginner. I mean, all I know is my picnic table and dirt road as my workout space!
I say all that because I want you to know that it’s okay. While I may be more advanced now than when I started, I still had to start somewhere. Just like all of those other elite athletes with their half-naked, ripped ab pictures trending across social media, they all have one thing in common: they had to start as beginners.
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It’s normal to be intimidated. It’s normal to not know what to do! It’s perfectly normal to be a beginner! Take the pressure off yourself and don’t let the feeling that you have to run a marathon before you even learn to walk stop you from even starting! I’m totally giving you permission to just start. 🙂
So….right where you are, take a breath and let it go!
And if you’re needing help getting started or a clear direction on how to reach your health and fitness goals, learn more about Nourish, where I’ve been helping clients lose that weight and fat they’ve never been able to lose before – all without sacrificing or feeling like crap while they’re doing it.