“Imagine a world where women are introduced to exercise as a means to build strength, muscle, and confidence, instead of a means to be ‘thin’, and taught that nutrition is more about health, longevity, and actually being nourished rather than just being ‘skinny’….Radical, I know.”Coach Danny Matranga
Hi, I’m Katie Watson. I am so glad you’re here! I am a fitness enthusiast, which has led to my desire to help others in their fitness goals. My hope is to help you understand your body and love it just the way it is, right now! If you can learn to do that, then the hardest part of your health and fitness journey is done, the rest will be icing on the cake. 😉
Your mind is your greatest tool and your worst enemy, all at the same time! You have to find a way to listen to the positive and ignore the negative.
Your self-talk is SO 👏important👏. Whether it’s getting through a workout, or getting a project done at work. What you tell yourself matters and is reflected in your performance!!
After my first child was born I would run while pushing her in a stroller. The last part of my route was a gradual uphill. I would tell myself (out loud) “I can do this!” “Go faster!” “I am strong!”
One time during a run my daughter started encouraging me on the last hill by repeating the same words she had heard me say.
✨Make sure your self-talk is worth repeating! ✨
Here’s a question for YOU! Going back to the quote at the beginning, do you want to be “skinny” or do you want to be healthy? I ask because I have been skinny and still did not like what I saw in the mirror. I kept chasing the numbers on the scale and never felt satisfied.
Fast forward a decade or two and I’m no longer chasing numbers on the scale. That isn’t what scares me. Instead, poor family genetics and medical history have me losing sleep. The good news is there’s a lot in my control to prevent, manage or delay most of it. So, while the number on the scale might change, I am more interested in what my resting heart rate is and hanging on to my bone density as I age, than what my pant size is.
You see, while the scale can be a tool, it doesn’t tell you the 5 pounds you gained in the last month was 5 pounds of muscle, not fat! Or that the 5 pounds you lost over the weekend was water weight! The scale also doesn’t tell you that even though the scale stayed the same, your resting heart rate improved!
Just as you would use the right tools to build a house, even multiple tools, the same is true when it comes to your health, you don’t want to use just the scale to measure your progress.
I would love to know what you want to hear more about? Workouts? Nutrition? Anatomy? Motivation?
How can I help???? Tell me in the comments 👇.
You can also find me on Instagram @taylorkati2018.