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3 Ways You’re Stopping Yourself From Getting In Shape

While no one expects you to be an athlete or become a sporting professional overnight, staying in shape can be a wonderful thing to do. This is because for relatively little effort, you can find your fitness and become more confident in your physical self. This can help you become more patient, feel better in your skin, and also reduce your chances of dealing with a pronounced health issue. It sounds too good to be true. But getting in shape can also make you a better woman, mother, wife, and person.

Take one person who isn’t cardiovascularly adapted, and another woman who is, and you’ll see who feels more at ease in themselves. Of course we would never say this is the only way to feel comfortable in your skin. But sometimes, feeling healthy and comfortable can be a duo so good you simply do not want to miss out.

So why miss out? Well, sometimes there are genuine reasons that hold you back from getting in shape. However, you can also decide how those reasons affect you, and if you need to let them define your life. We’d argue that they shouldn’t. Let’s all consider below:

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You’re Under-Equipped

Being under-equipped can actually be a relatively big problem for many people. It might be that your feet hurt when you run because you haven’t the right shoes. It might be that you haven’t water to drink from when parched during heavy exercise. Also, you might not have chalk to lift weights and preserve your grips efficiently. Nonetheless, you might not have read the weightlifting journal which should have taught you great form from the offset. It might be that your clothing is too tight or baggy and won’t stretch with you appropriately, and activewear should help you resolve this problem in the best terms possible. Being under-equipped makes getting in shape harder, so be sure to transition into being someone who is always prepared.

 

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You Can’t Find The Time

There’s always time to get in shape, but if you don’t make the time, you likely won’t find it. This means perhaps waking up at the same time everyday to give yourself a gentle warmup, or twenty minutes when your baby is asleep might help you commit to your yoga stretches. If you search and craft the time out of your schedule, you’ll likely find you have a few minutes to spare here and there.


 

You Hate It

Exercise isn’t always easy. But it might be that you’re simply forcing yourself to do something you do not enjoy. Maybe you hate running, and swimming is much more your speed. Perhaps you hate swimming, but cycling, or calisthenics is something you find the most luck with. It’s okay to keep trying what works for you, provided you do find something to stick with and remain committed before throwing said exercise out of the discussion.This way, you can feel your best self in the most regularly reliable sense.

 

With this advice, we hope you’re better able to find your fitness.

 

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TWL Working Mom

Jennifer is the Owner of TWL Working Moms and Co-Owner of Influential Mamas.  Along with blogging + freelance writing, she is a mom, army wife and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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