Fitness Friday

How do you feel Physically? Mentally? Emotionally? Spiritually? These are all connected and affect how we feel.

In February I was mortified when I stepped on the scale and saw a number that I hadn’t seen since I was pregnant. I couldn’t believe my weight had crept up like that. It affected me in several ways~ mentally I felt like a fitness failure, emotionally it made me sad, physically I was tired and spiritually I was demotivated.

At a Chuck E Cheese birthday party one of the beautiful moms had trained hard and completed a bikini competition a few months prior and inspired the other moms (including me) to want to do it. I quickly started putting things in motion. I solicited and researched several bikini competition coaches, spoke to friends, and asked for advice in FB groups.

I found a fabulous coach that was personable, patient and very knowledgeable. After our conversations and lots of thought, I decided, at my stage of life I wasn’t really interested in walking across a stage in a bikini but I wanted to train and be competition ready by my 50th birthday. Hence, #girlwegotgoals came alive. I hired Jenn Bertsch and we got started.

I joined a gym and followed the food and workout programs she provided. This one decision caused several chain reactions – my body was physically challenged every day by doing different workouts, my mind was mentally challenged by changing my routine and getting up at 4:30am each day, going outside in the cold (when I was spoiled with just going down to my basement to push play each day), I was emotionally challenged by pushing myself to get up and do this everyday for 60-90 minutes (sometimes I would look at the program for the day and say out loud, “she’s crazy”!) And spiritually, because I sometimes needed help to leap over the excuses and keep going.

What do you do to nurture and feed your body, soul and mind ~ physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually?

About Co-Hosts Kelly & Sarah

Hi friends, Sarah and I are thrilled to bring "The Mentoring Lab Podcast" where we serve as your Work BFF Mentors. For six years we have been called to do something bigger. We felt the nudge and the poke and now we are jumping all in to bring you The Mentoring Lab Podcast. The Work BFF you wish you had. Not everyone has a work confidant, a trusted advisor or listener, non-judgmental mentor, tell you the truth - real raw truth - talk to bounce ideas off - straighten your crown not steal it person. We are here for you. Each week we will discuss a topic relevant to early, mid or senior level careerists.