Do More of the Things You Love

Stop In The Name of Love & Fitness

Before things get real serious (below) let's start this newsletter with a classic.

Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Think it over
Think it over

 

Last week I stated "change, positive change, takes time to be nurtured".

Like your health, anything important is worth taking the time to work on.And when I say "work on", I'm not only talking about the day to day grind and the victories but also about the times we faulter.

How many times do I tell my kids within any given week, "We all make mistakes, but it's what we learn from those mistakes and how we move forward which defines us."

It's easier said than done, but the rules still applies to us...you & I. 

Life isnโ€™t perfect and when it comes to finding the right workout program that works for you, there is no perfect recipe or equation.
 

You are a unique individual with different needs and wants, not only in your fitness ambitions but during your daily life.

For us, here at JBird, we have been doing a 14-day fitness challenge to get back in the swing of things, meaning get back on track with our fitness routine.

I'd say on average most people get excited for about 5 days. Take on any workout & exercise routine that comes their way during those 5 days. And then... something happens.

Life.

Maybe it's something that got us off track the last time, maybe it's something new, but either way life throws us a distraction & we get sucked in. Then...

Disappointment.

Ugh. What a horrible word! Nothin' worse than hearing someone else tell you they are disappointed in you. Oh wait...yes, there is. You being disappointed in yourself and secretly hiding it. That's worse.

You know why? After time, that crap builds up and you actually start to believe you'll never be able to do it.

Too heavy of a conversation to start off your week?

Well it shouldn't be. Because I'm here to tell you that's a bunch of ๐Ÿ’ฉ!

If you want to keep believing that, then go right ahead. But I am here to tell you it's ok to not be perfect, it's ok to not have finished the challenge, it's ok if you never even took the challenge because you didn't think you could do it, it's ok if you still haven't gotten back into the "swing" of things since summer ended, it's ok there are still dirty dishes in the sink because you were too tired to do them (oops, sorry, that's me)...but you get my drift.

The only way to make a positive change in your life, with something you know you want but you struggle to keep consistent, is with patience & time.

Throw overwhelm out the window and start looking at yourself as a human being, who needs to be nurtured. And to become the person you envision, you need to be patient, brush yourself off and get back up again.

Start by looking at what in life has been working for you, in the past few weeks, and what has not.

And tomorrow... STOP doing the things that are not working and DO MORE of the things that are. Commit to taking care of yourself.

Then you will be free to take care of those you love around you.

Like The Supremes sang above, "Stop! In The Name Of Love." 

I know you're singing' it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good! Belt it out and GET TO WORK!



...ok, I'm coming down. Off the soap box, that is.



With Love,
Janine


P.S. Although it has been solely out of love, this past month has been chocked full of intense conversations. But I am going to warn you...next month is all about FUN! So get ready to move.


What's Happening with JBird Fitness:

Your Featured JBird Fitness Workout of the Week

  • Aligned: Flow Stretch - A quick stretch sequence to relieve stress and help you feel connected & relaxed in your body.

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New Dance Fitness Workout

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  • Coming Next Week

Go to my YouTube Channel by clicking HERE to play with the 25 video I have already created. And don't forget to have FUN!

 
Barre Fusion CBFYMCA

Class Schedule

  • Wednesday 11:00 - 11:55am

  • Saturday       8:45 - 9:30am

 At the Central Bucks Family YMCA Doylestown, PA.