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Feb. 21, 2022

Confession: I'm Only Human


Kim pours our her heart about the pandemic, anxiety and loss...

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Transcript

2020 feels like a never ending vortex. And here we are 2022, and it's still continuing. 

I'm going to be honest and very personal here and something I don't normally share. I have high anxiety and I have learned to help it by the way I eat and exercise. And thankfully I have an amazing support system.

I also use essential oils... but that's another podcast... anyways, 2020 happened and you can imagine what happened to somebody with the high anxiety. When the studios got shut down and we didn't know what was going to happen and kids were home and now we had to navigate homeschooling and just a big, old mess.

It was very, very stressful. If that wasn't enough, a few weeks after the pandemic started, I lost my mom and my world turned upside down. It's been very hard to navigate without her. So between my high anxiety, from the pandemic and losing my mom, things just snowballed for me. I got off my eating plan. I stopped exercising even though I was teaching and my anxiety has been through the roof ever since.

Here I am pouring my heart out, telling you, you are not alone. You weren't the only one that's gained the pandemic 20 plus, or has had anxiety where now you're a home body and just don't want to leave.

As an instructor I'm supposed to be sitting here telling you how perfect I am and how well I've done and that you should be following exactly what I do.

Am I embarrassed? Of course, but I'm human and it's okay. It's okay that I got derailed... it's okay that it's taken two years for me to want to change, to want to get back to that place that I was. 

Am I mentally ready? No, honestly, I'm not. And they always say, if you're not mentally ready, it won't happen. But you know what?

I disagree and I've decided I'm going to fake it until I make it. I'm going to do this. And if I have to keep faking it until it's reality, that's what I'm going to do. 

So why am I pouring my heart out and telling you all this? Because I want you to join me. 

The pandemic might not be completely over in a few weeks or a month or even a year, but we can't let that stop us from living.

We can do this. We can do this together. 

So I'm asking you to join me, join me on a health journey. To get in better health, not necessarily lose weight, just to feel better. Join me in online classes. I know, I know we've been doing zoom for a long time and we miss everyone's faces so much, but for right now, it's what we have to do.

We will be looking at opening up the studios and I will be adding in-person classes very soon. But for now, commit with me... join me... Let's do this journey together. 

So there it is. We're going to start right away. If that's cleaning out the pantry or maybe it's going for light walk, start little, that's okay.

But I'm doing this with you and I'm committed. We can do this and we will do this. 

So until classes open back up in person again, hopefully that will be very soon. Join me online. Join me on demand. 

There is no excuse. There really isn't so I hope you will send me a message and let me know you're in with me.

You can email me at kim@riverszen.com. Feel free to talk to me, vent to me. Make me maybe not feel not so alone. Cause I know I'm not, I know I'm not the only one feeling this way, so let's do it. 

I look forward to talking to you guys and crushing our goals together.