Deck the Halls with me!

December 5, 2018 0 By admin

Some of you may want to stop following me after this because I know this is a touchy topic for some. 

I’m sorry I’ve been away for so long from my social media and missed a post this Monday. Those of you in school know that this is crunch time and I’ve had a lot going on. But I’m back (hopefully)! I have also been thinking about how I want to integrate and sort of reroute my blog. I am still 100% a mental health blogger and I always will be. It’s my passion and my future job area. However, I have recently discovered how much fitness and living a healthy lifestyle means to me and all of the benefits of it to your body and mental health. I want to integrate that because I think it’s so important to recognize the connection that they have and share that knowledge with others. Now yes, exercise will not cure you of any disease or disorder you might have. I know that. But what I also know, is that it CAN help you feel better and manage the symptoms. So in the first step of integrating mental health with fitness, I give you my latest blog post:

It’s that time of year again where we dust off those resolutions and goals we made last year and swear to stick to them. Or maybe even throw them out. Many individuals make getting healthier a goal of theirs, physical, mental, emotional, etc. And that’s great! I’m on board, I did the same thing last year! And you know what, I stuck to my goal. Did you? If not that’s ok too. After I finished the 80-day program I did, I fell off the wagon a little bit and I slacked off because I reached my goal and I didn’t set another one after that. People don’t reach their health goals for a number of reasons. They may lack the proper knowledge to do what works, lose motivation because their expectations are too high for themselves, going to the gym becomes a nuisance in their lives, they are doing the workouts but they haven’t changed their eating habits and don’t think they need to (me at one point) and aren’t seeing results, Some individuals want to make a change, see the work and dedication it takes, and decide it’s too much for them. Others are doing everything that they need to but they have this perceived notion that they are going to see results faster than they truly are, say it’s not working and then give up.

If you are one of these individuals who want to make a change in your physical and or mental health, the first thing you need to do is recognize that they are CONNECTED. There have been many studies backing up the fact that movement for even just half an hour a day will make you feel better all around. And it’s not just a “mental” placebo effect. Studies actually show that the chemical balance in your brain is affected. THAT’S STRAIGHT UP SCIENCE. You can’t dispute that. So much changes when you take the smallest step forward. I recognized the fact that I didn’t know everything there was to know about how this healthy lifestyle stuff worked and I needed help. I looking into the program and how it was created and the science behind it (as well as my own general research because hello, counselors know you can’t just take peoples words for things) and I learned A LOT. And I want to share that knowledge with people. I love helping people reach their goals and feel better about themselves. I mean my god it’s my future job description I better! So in an effort to help ALL OF YOU who have made the goal to be healthier this year I have created a week-long free info group to give you all of the tips, knowledge, and tricks you need to succeed in your goals. And along with the physical aspect, you BET I am gonna help you focus your mind too.

The info group will run from December 16-21st. WHOAH Katelyn, the new year doesn’t start until January what are you doing?! Well guess what sally, I know some of you out there would love to brag just a little bit that you got a jump start on your New Year resolutions and you are already killin it on day one. Don’t lie to me I’m that person I know others exist. And even if you don’t want to get a jump start on changing your lifestyle, you will have the tools to do so when you ARE ready. You will still be a step ahead of the game. In this group, we will go over motivation and the mental aspect, the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, misconceptions of the individuals who live it ( I see you Karen let me do me and I’ll let you do you), and more. I will also be posting a “move of the day” in the group so you will have some things you can do at home or take to the gym so all of the gym sharks don’t know you’re a newbie and be rude to you, cuz that happens.

If you would like to be part of the group or have any questions shoot me a message!

*this group will be run on Facebook, if that is an issue I may be inclined to post info to the blog on a weekly basis*