I am really excited to be launching my new FitBee website. FitBee is all about creating inspiration and support for people who would love to have an active lifestyle but have struggled for some reason.
I have been on a journey of my own in the last 12 months. It began in February last year when I admitted to myself I was struggling with my mental health and needed to find a path back to the healthy, happy lifestyle I had once enjoyed. I was struggling to see how it was possible to have time for myself with all the work and family commitments I was trying to juggle. I was trapped in a thought process which said making time to exercise was selfish, and a luxury I could no longer afford. I was helped by Dr Claire McGuire at Raw Horizons Retreat, who helped me realize that taking care of yourself is not selfish or self-indulgent, but actually one of the kindest and most considerate things you can do for your family.
It’s certainly not been easy, but I’ve been able to find a way to get exercise back into my life, and the rewards have been enormous. I am less stressed and more attentive to my family, I set a great example in both the exercise I do and the food I eat, and the progress I made in my fitness also gave me the confidence to tackle the extra weight I’d been carrying since pregnancy. The most important benefit though, and I cannot stress this enough, is the overwhelmingly positive impact it has had on my mental health. How ironic then, that it’s often in the mind that self-limiting beliefs arise, that stop us sticking to an exercise plan, or getting off the couch at all. If you can break that cycle, being active can fuel positive thinking and positive thinking fuels a desire to be active. It sounds simple, but it is so, so hard.
It is the determination and belief that the cycle can be broken which has inspired me to launch FitBee Lifestyle Coaching. Initially a resource for inspiration and ideas, I soon hope to gain my coaching qualification to help people directly. If you are interested and would like to share your stories and ideas you can also visit the Facebook page. I’d love to hear from you.