Exercise for Feels, Not Fads

Exercise for Feels, Not Fads

Let’s take a look at why the journey matters more than the destination with improving your health, fitness, and well-being.

Let’s talk about something that’s often overlooked in the world of fitness – exercising for feelings, not outcomes. Picture this: You lace up your kicks, hit the pavement, and let the rhythm of your feet carry you away. With each step, you feel more alive, more empowered, more… you.

But here’s the thing – too often, we get caught up in the pursuit of outcomes. We set lofty goals like losing 30 pounds in 30 days or getting ripped for summer, and we become fixated on the end result, losing sight of the journey along the way. And let’s be real – this kind of high-pressure mindset can lead to two things: failure or success.

Failure can leave us feeling defeated, demotivated, and ready to throw in the towel. We beat ourselves up for not hitting our targets, and we wonder if it’s even worth continuing. On the flip side, success can leave us feeling empty, unsatisfied, and wondering what’s next. We achieve our goals, but we’re left wondering, “Is this it?”

But what if I told you there’s another way? What if, instead of chasing outcomes, we focused on how exercise makes us feel? Think about it – when you move your body, you release endorphins, those feel-good hormones that flood your system with positivity and joy. You feel stronger, more confident, more alive.

And here’s the best part – when you exercise for feels, not fads, you gain momentum. You start to make progress, gain confidence, feel good, look good, feel disciplined, feel happy, craving that feeling of empowerment, that rush of adrenaline, that sense of accomplishment. You get into work-out gear not because you have to, but because you want to. And before you know it, you’re smashing through those goals without even realising it.

So, how do you exercise for feels? It’s simple, really. Listen to your body, go at your pace, be ok with missing a day, be cool with not having your best week, honour your limits, and do what makes you feel good.

Remember, its all about the bounce back!

Choose environments you like. Trainers you love! Set realistic goals. Up your game by 10-50% when you feel the time is right for you and your own personal situation.

Mix it up. Maybe it’s a sweaty HIIT session that leaves you feeling invincible. Maybe it’s a peaceful yoga flow that calms your mind and soothes your soul. Maybe it’s a leisurely walk in nature that reconnects you with the world around you. Maybe its booking into a sleep workshop or even attending a Trampoline (rebounding) class.

Whatever it is, embrace it wholeheartedly and let it guide you on your wellness journey. Remember, it’s not about the destination – it’s about the journey. Let the magic of movement carry you away.

Here’s to exercising for feels, not fads – and to a life filled with joy, vitality, and endless possibility!


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