Falling Off The Bandwagon

June 17, 2018

This is the face of a woman who just enjoyed the gym for the first time in 5 months.
And no, I didn’t “fall off the bandwagon”.
We hear this phrase all the time.

I consciously chose to stop going to the gym because I wasn’t enjoying it.
I’m not going to spend 5 hours of my week doing something that I suddenly didn’t enjoy anymore.
I haven’t analysed it. I can’t actually tell you why I fell out of love for the gym.
AND I can’t tell you why I fell back in love with the gym. One evening, I just had an urge to. So I followed it and now the gym is back to my happy place and I’m even back at my dance classes.

I hate the phrase “falling off the bandwagon” because it implies that we should always love the gym. People go through phases and it’s totally cool to not be into the gym EVER.
Here are my top tips for a body positive relationship with exercise:
🔥 One type of exercise is not better than another. A walk is just as legitimate as a high intensity boot camp. Whatever you enjoy is best
🔥You don’t have to stay an hour for it to “count”. All movement is good for your health. Leave when you want to.
🔥Movement has nothing to do with nutrition. Cover the calories on machines with a towel. You don’t need to exercise to deserve your food.
🔥LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. Pain is not gain. If your body need to rest, respect that!

My relationship with exercise is way more complicated than I could explain in a post so I’ve got a new video up on my YouTube explaining it all 🙂 🔥💪🏽