About 10 years ago the Insanity workout was all the rage. It felt like everyone was doing it and seeing amazing results. 60 days to a completely transformed and shredded body, using nothing but your body weight? Sign me up!
I took my before pics, pulled out the calendar, and went straight to facebook and told EVERYONE. Put your goals out there and you’re more likely to stick to them, right?
Within a week I knew I hated every second of every workout, and not long after that I found myself secretly hopping I somehow got injured so I had an excuse to stop. Yes, you read that right.
That is not how you should feel about your workouts. At. All. But I was so hung up on the idea of “never quitting” that I had this huge sense of guilt and shame about quitting.
And then I quit and it was absolutely the best decision I could have made for myself.
Are you going to love every workout you do? Absolutely not. Are there times when you do need to lean on others for support, push through, and get it done? 100%
But if you can find a workout you at least like, and maybe even look forward to doing, you’re going to be so much more likely to actually stick with it! And longevity should be at the top of everyone’s goal list.
Now you have options and way more resources. An entire streaming library at your fingertips if you don’t like the first workout you choose. Meal plans, recipes and grocery lists to give you structure when you need it and flexibility when that better fits your life. A supportive community to get you through the tough times.
Since then I’ve also quit:
I don’t think “winners never quit”. I think winners know when to quit things that aren’t serving them.
Maybe you quit before because you started with the wrong program and no one told you it was ok to stop and readjust as needed.
Would you start again if I gave you a new plan, a new community to support you, and a fresh new start?
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