Counting Reps… not calories. For my 30th birthday I decided to give myself a gift. The gift of health. Okay, cheesy I know, but bare with me. I have always been a fit person, an outdoorsy type with a passion for nutritious, fresh, and exciting food. So I wasn’t really after a physique change or a dramatic weight loss story.
I wasn’t after loss at all. I was after gain! I wanted to shift my thinking from the deficit mode to the abundance framework. What I mean is this: Instead of counting calories (thinking about the negatives ie. less in, less fat, less weight, less energy), I wanted to count the healthful and joyful things I could do in a day. More hikes, more beach walks, more bike rides, more time with friends and even MORE REPS! Abundance.
Now, for those of you who are like me and recognize that it is easy to trade one unhealthy obsession for another (controlling eating for too much exercise), I get that too so I did proceed with caution. On some days I have to carefully check that my intention is still indeed creating abundance. Some days I have to take a timeout, make a pot of tea and actively and consciously immerse myself in gratitude activities. A little reset. Having said that, this is what I found. The more I shift my attention to abundance the more abundance I find and the less scarcity and sense of urgency I feel.
From abundance I am able to create healthier habits of mind. This idea isn’t for everyone and we all have unique goals, but if this concept serves you, try it out. Ben Gustafson at Turnfit understood my unique goal to shift my thinking and helped me to create a very doable and safe plan. I am positive that Ben and Team Turnfit can help you come up with a plan that can fit your personal and unique goals.
– Kate Gustafson