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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


47: The Biggest Mistake When Starting a Workout Routine

No matter how much we plan, prepare, or try to control, there will always be obstacles. Oftentimes, we take these circumstances as a result of us “not being good enough” or not “trying” hard enough. When life happens, many of us give up. However, obstacles don’t have to define your success. They are simply a part of the process. 

In this episode, Robin Long shares why we should embrace obstacles as part of the journey. She discusses what it means to “stay stagnant”, the biggest mistakes people make when starting a new workout routine and how to redefine our idea of success. Join Robin in this encouraging and uplifting episode! 

Show Highlights:

  • The most common mistakes women make when starting a workout plan
  • How expecting challenges can help us find success
  • Reframing our “all or nothing” mindset
  • Why we should expect to fall off track
  • Life always happens but we can prepare ourselves and not get discouraged
  • The secret to finding “success” in your results
  • Embracing and reframing your idea of success and failure
  • Choosing to look forward instead of looking back


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