From a “one foot in and one foot out” attitude at the start, Pattie made the important decision that she was “sick and tired of being sick and tired.” She left her excuses at the door, gathered some momentum, and decided never to look back. Join us as she shares some of the most important lessons she’s learned in this year-long process!
Every now and then, I love having clients come and visit on the show. It’s a great way to reflect on their journey and show others how close their health and fitness goals really are! Today is one of those days, and I am proud to have Ms. Pattie on the Fit is Freedom Podcast. She is an absolute rockstar, and her journey is one that I feel so many of us can relate to.
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5 Big Lessons From Pattie
With a very active husband, Pattie oftentimes felt a little deflated and discouraged when they traveled or went on big hikes and outings. She recalls in a journal from a year ago wishing to be stronger, leaner, and more flexible.
Now that it has been a year, she shares that maybe her flexibility could still use some work, but she is amazed at how much has changed in such a little amount of time. So, what has helped Pattie reach her goals? Here are her top five lessons from a year of fitness working with Kelly…
1. Change Your Mindset
Self-doubt and negative self-talk can be a challenging mountain to overcome (especially with the power of comparison looming). Once you quiet the voices and truly commit to your journey, things will begin to shift. It starts with a shift in mindset and everything else will follow.
2. Baby Steps
Pattie learned that fitness doesn’t have to mean going out and running a half marathon every weekend. It doesn’t have to mean spending hours upon hours in the gym every day. Getting started on your fitness could be as simple as a 5-minute walk around the block during your lunch break or an afternoon stroll with a friend. You start small and slowly work your way up to where you want to be.
3. Find Enjoyment
Now, if you love running half marathons, maybe that is fitness for you. But finding enjoyment for Pattie meant simple things like turning on a TV show in the background or putting in a new Jazzercise video. She enjoys getting her workouts in at home, but you may love the accountability of a gym. Either way, it’s important to find ways to move that you enjoy, or it won’t stick!
4. Get Consistent
Consistency for Pattie meant finding workouts that she could easily do at home or on the road as her family travels a great deal. It’s important to develop a routine that works and prioritize small, healthy decisions that can make a big difference over time.
5. Progress Over Perfection
The final big lesson that Pattie and I discuss is the importance of progress over perfection. Pattie learned that she didn’t have to throw in the towel completely if she missed her workout to have a drink with a friend. Health and fitness is a lifelong journey and trusting the process is crucial. It’s okay to miss every now and then when you know you’ll jump right back on the horse tomorrow and get going again.
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