Prioritizing exercise isn’t easy especially when it is viewed as a punishment rather than a celebration. Do you agree?
Sometimes we forget about all of the things that our bodies are capable of because we are so caught up in a meal that we ate, fitting into a certain size or wishing we had a toned stomach.
One thing I learned over the years is that this mindset does not allow anyone to see their body for what it is – powerful, beautiful and worth celebrating. Whether you enjoy 20-minute walks or lifting heavy weights, you should finish your workout with a feeling of empowerment.
In this episode, I am chatting with my personal trainer Tara De Leon about the importance of exercise – no matter how you choose to move your body – and how exercise can empower you.
Tara De Leon has over 18 years of experience in the fitness industry. She has done everything from teaching water aerobics to personal training to even being a collegiate strength coach. As the Personal Training Coordinator at Edgewater Fitness, Tara helps women be confident and badass by teaching them to lift heavy weights. Outside of the gym, Tara loves to spend time with her husband Marcus, adorable newborn baby boy, Maverick, and Aussie pup, Chula.
In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:
- Giving thanks to the body you have
- Why exercise should be seen as a celebration and not a punishment
- The secret to meeting whatever fitness goal you have
- How to move your body when you’re stressed
- What to do when you don’t feel like exercising
- The importance of finding what works for you
Most importantly, the lesson in today’s episode with Tara is to find what works for you and give yourself grace. If you are moving your body at all, that is a total win and should make you feel empowered.
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