You’re an athlete

Results last when you train like an athlete and not a life dieter. 

No more diets!

This is the first thing I tell my clients because I want them to unlearn everything they were taught about getting into shape. For example, when I began my fitness journey, I thought I needed to rush my weight loss. So yeah, you guessed it, I skipped meals, worked out for two hours a day, and took zero days off.

Then I hit a wall and fell flat on my gluteus maximus, or maybe it was my face; I can’t remember because, at the time, I was too hungry, dehydrated, and delusional.

Once I was able to gather my senses, I said, “I’m doing this all wrong”. So I began again, but this time I treated my body like an athlete. And I kept reminding myself that I’m an athlete, and my weight doesn’t exclude me from being just that. Athletes come in all shapes and sizes, but the one thing they all have in common is respecting their bodies.

Train Like an Athlete

Having a stronger and more capable body can be obtained over time. However, every day you have to get up, dust yourself off and work! I have found that writing out a plan that will last for 30 days and repeat month after month will help you succeed. 

Give yourself a plan that will last for a year and stay focused. Athletes do not give up. When they are training for an event, they eat balanced and work out every day, even when they would rather not. 

I can’t stress SLEEP enough. Set a bedtime, turn off your technology, and go to sleep.

Be a lifer

Start treating your body like this is all you get because it is. We deserve so much, but we continue to disrespect our bodies by dieting. Instead, become a lifer by choosing yourself every day. On the days that you feel like giving up, just keep reminding yourself that you are an athlete. 

Sitting on the couch and desiring a change is done by many, but only a few will get up and make that change happen.

Your inner athlete is calling, don’t ignore it!

You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!

~Belladonna~

16 Replies to “You’re an athlete”

  1. Absolutely right Bella. The majority of people don’t listen or don’t understand what their body is telling them when they train. I was a bodybuilder years ago, and the 2 mistakes that most of the athletes made were not training consistently and not eating what their bodies were craving.
    Very good post 😊❤

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    1. Oh wow!!! Super impressive. That type of discipline is to be admired and yes you are so right about not eating what our bodies crave. Sadly I learned that the hard way and I hope I can prevent others from doing the same.
      I’m so honored you liked my post ♥️🙌🏾

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  2. 🚶🏽‍♀️🧘🏽‍♀️🏋🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️🚴🏽‍♀️ Well, I only got in about 30 minutes of exercising this morning, and I was wired. But since I got my FitBit a few years ago, that doggone 10 minute warning buzz makes me get up and do some moving even if it means going up and down my stairs a few times! It’s hard to be sedentary, even when you fall off the horse! 🏇🏽🐎🏇🏽 Or is that the wagon? Well hell, you fall off of something, but you get back on is my point! Geez!!! 🙄😱😲 Gotta keep it movin’, somehow, some way! 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️

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      1. True,
        After work i really had to encourage my daughter to take that walk yesterday, never mind the weights.
        I know that feeling with kids, but rather just walk

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