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The Balanced Life

104 EpisodesProduced by Robin LongWebsite

Robin Long, Pilates instructor and founder of The Balanced Life hosts a place for honest conversations on health, wellness, self-care, work/life balance, and everything in between. We’ll cover it all and provide inspiration, resources, and practical tips to help you create your own uniquely balanced… read more


32: Biggest Mistakes I’ve Made That Held Me Back from Being the Healthiest Version of Myself

When it comes to our health, we all have beliefs that may be holding us back from being the healthiest versions of ourselves. Sometimes we have to learn from those mistakes to grow, but sometimes we get an outside perspective so that we don’t have to make the same mistakes. 

Today, Robin Long shares the biggest mistakes she’s made in her fitness journey that held her back from being the healthiest version of herself. In this episode, she discusses many beliefs she had that proved to not only be untrue, but detrimental to her growth. She also shares the importance of nourishing your body and how to positively connect with your body to improve your physical and mental health. 

Show Highlights: 

  • One of the biggest mistakes you can make is thinking that eating less means being healthy 
  • Restraining yourself from eating can lead to an unhealthy mindset 
  • Working out more is not always the healthiest option 
  • Counting calories is not a basic measure of what’s healthy and believing this can be detrimental to your health 
  • Focusing on nutritional value and how food makes you feel is more important than the calorie count
  • Expecting quick results and quitting when they don’t work immediately is a mistake 
  • Seeing results and change takes time and consistency 
  • Overlooking the importance of mental and emotional health is a common mistake when looking at health 
  • If your workout goals are making you miserable and putting extreme pressure on you, it’s important to take a step back and re-evaluate your approach 
  • Looking at your body only as something to improve can lead to disconnect and a negative relationship with your body 


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