Yes, we realize our blog title is a bit repetitive! Here’s why:
We believe that there is no “one size fits all” way of providing advice to people who are looking for fitness tips. The fact of the matter is that different people are in different stages of their fitness journeys. Thankfully, we have experienced a wide variety of phases in our lifestyle changes, and discovered that there are three main steps in terms of a fitness-centered lifestyle. We will label our posts with these three stages:
- Get Fit: There might be some of you reading this that have never actually had to be at this stage. Props to you! However, if you know you need to make some major life changes and improve your fitness for any reason, we know where you have been. We lived and breathed this stage of our lives for a year. It is a struggle, and not simple by any means. However, there will be specific posts to help you find your way and answer the questions that you might be too embarrassed to ask. And if you don’t find the answer here, and would like to know something specific, please feel free to leave a comment or message us on our Instagram @runbutte, we would love to provide some insight.
- Stay Fit: Hold on…shouldn’t “Stay Fit” be the final stage? In our experience, it belongs second. Staying fit is a certain mentality that you have after you first lose a dramatic amount of weight, or accomplish a certain goal in your fitness journey. You are probably worried about relapsing back into old habits, because you’ve been there before. That is completely understandable, and shows that you are dedicated to your new lifestyle! Posts categorized as “Stay Fit” are meant to help keep you on the right track, and build towards the final stage that can last for the rest of your life.
- Be Fit: While you can certainly apply the lessons you’ve learned from the first stages of fitness at any time, “Be Fit” is the mindset that you adopt when you build up enough confidence in yourself to recognize “I am not going back.” You know that after all the hard work you’ve put in, one bad day, week, or month will never turn you away from your long-term fitness aspirations. The posts labeled “Be Fit” will help you maintain this confidence, overcome common obstacles such as dining out, travel, or the holidays, and develop a mentality that you are a fit person who priorities health and wellness.
There will definitely be posts that apply to multiple stages, but we hope to provide a variety of advice, recipes, and running/workout advice for followers at every stage of the fitness journey! We welcome your feedback and can’t wait to help you reach your goals, as you inspire us to push for ours!