What if there was a gentler, more balanced and more moderate way to approach fitness and exercise?
What if you could enjoy being healthy and active without feeling you had to push yourself so hard? What if moving your body could be about developing a greater sense of wellbeing, instead of some weird, modern-day penance for eating cake?
This is how the idea of Active Wellbeing was born.
This book is for women who want to find a better way to engage with fitness and exercise, but are not quite sure how.
It’s for those who want to be more active, but have previously struggled with low motivation, lack of time and feelings of guilt for putting themselves first.
It’s also for those who are generally active, but sometimes find themselves locked in an internal debate about whether or not it’s self-indulgent to be taking care of themselves, forever asking if they’re doing too much or if it’s really worth the effort.
It’s also for people who, like me, used to spend a lot of time on sport and fitness, but whose lives have now changed to the point that they need to find a new approach.
You won’t find much in this book about fitness plans or exercise routines. I am not a personal trainer. What you will find is a focus on health and wellbeing, and support in finding the right path for you.
The difference between this and other ‘fitness’ books you may have read is that we are going to focus on what’s going on in your mind rather than your body. This means you will have some thinking to do. YOU are the expert on your life and your thoughts. I am going to guide you through a process to help you uncover the answers for yourself and find the path to an active lifestyle that works for you.
At the end of each chapter, you will find short written activities to help you explore your own thoughts and feelings about getting active, each designed to guide you along the small steps towards making Active Wellbeing a key part of your life.
You will discover the seven principles of ‘Active Wellbeing’, how they are showing up in your life, and how you can feel more motivated, more empowered, and begin (when you’re ready) to take action.
Welcome to the book that’s going to change the way you think about exercise, so you can finally live an active lifestyle that supports your health and wellbeing, in a way that works for you.