“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
Why another fitness blog?
Welcome to my 52-week healthy habits journey back into a fitter, happier lifestyle.
Healthy habits work, and I’m going to explore which ones to use, how to make them stick, and why they work.
I’m a middle-aged fitness professional who lost my fitness lifestyle during the pandemic (who didn’t?), and I’m going to start again from the beginning. I’ve spent the last ten years helping people find and build their fitness path. So it’s a little embarrassing to find myself so off track. I love this quote from John Bingham, and I think about it every time I meet someone starting on their fitness journey. We have to find the courage to start something new and stick to it.
It’s tough to start something new that will disrupt how you live your day to day life. I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. There is no get-fit-quick program that you will sustain over the long term. What works is consistent effort building healthier habits.
I will use the best health and wellness practices to build the happyfithabits. Building one habit a week will help us sustain changes over the long haul. It will also show how fitness professionals select programs or fitness tools at different stages of their programs. We will use what works and set ourselves up to succeed by building habits that work well together.
There are many different ways for you to apply a healthy habit
I’m going to be the example, but you’ll be able to apply these methods and habits to your fitness journey in a way that works for you.
Please remember: No one thing works for everyone, but everyone can find something that works for them.
What I used to do doesn’t work for my body or time of life anymore, so I’m going to explore my fitness journey the same way I train others: by meeting them where they are at, exploring how they like to move, and applying fitness fundamentals one habit at a time.
Nothing happens overnight. We will build our new path one habit at a time. Yes, we will fall off track from time to time, but habits are sticky. Once we’ve built a practical habit that serves our lifestyle we will find it easier to return to.
Please feel free to join me, ask questions, let me know what works (or doesn’t work) for you.