Your exercise mindset is key when it comes to repairing your relationship with your body and movement.
If you have a history of dieting, you likely have a complicated exercise mindset. Because of this, you may need to take a break from movement entirely before exploring it from a non-diet approach. However, changing your exercise mindset will ultimately help you break free from the diet culture way of thinking about exercise.
Placing weight loss on the back burner is the first step to separate movement from diet culture. This step can be scary, but it must not be skipped over. If you want to escape the trap of diet culture and experience freedom in movement, you need to put the goal of weight loss aside.
This doesn’t mean that you won’t desire weight loss again – you will. However, it will allow you to explore movement in a different way. You will begin to approach movement from a place of self-care, rather than fear. And you will gain body awareness and the ability to prioritize movement you enjoy.
5 steps to change your exercise mindset
Following the 5 steps to change your exercise mindset will allow you to reconnect to your body. You will also be empowered to make exercise goals from a place of self-care, rather than punishment.
In today’s episode, our guest Jolyn Martin will teach you the 5 steps you need to take to change your exercise mindset.
Jolyn Martin is a certified personal trainer & virtual group fitness instructor for women. She is a mom of 2 and the founder of Jolyn Martin Fitness. Shortly after starting her career in the fitness industry, she started to notice the dangerous and toxic effects of chasing thinness and finding self-worth in body image. After dismantling her own beliefs, Jolyn has now made it her life mission to help women make peace with their bodies through empowering movement, body awareness and mindset coaching so that they can find the motivation within.
She is also the host of The Non-Diet Mom Show podcast and runs a signature 12 – week coaching program specifically for Moms called The Nourished Moms, Healthy Kids Program for moms who want to raise body-confident kids who have a healthy relationship with food.
What you’ll learn listening to this episode on the 5 steps to change your exercise mindset:
- Why putting weight loss on the back burner can help you explore exercise in a different way
- How to reconnect to your body through movement
- Why love is more effective than fear when it comes to motivation
- How reflecting on your childhood can help you re-discover movement you enjoy
- What it means to set goals from a place of self-care