I’m a mover.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been deeply connected with my body.
As a farm girl who grew up in the ‘80s (no internet!) and started dancing at 6 years old, moving my body consistently was a way of life from the beginning.
Along came my teens and 20’s and an internal narrative/external feedback of “the gym is where you get skinny” and alas I spent a decade or two doing hundreds of hours of “I Should” workouts; “I should be doing this hour of cardio” “I should be running 3 days a week”…
Along with crows feet and increased self assurance, my 30’s have been a time of learning intuitive eating and intuitive moving.
With both moving and eating, I’m releasing the attachment to “Should’s” and developing an internal check in; “what does my body & spirit need right now?”
Some questions I ask myself when evaluating how/if I am going to move:
•what’s your energy level/how well rested are you feeling?
•how have you moved so far today? this week?
•what’s your “why” today?
This last one is interesting, and perhaps most important on the list. If, after careful observation, my ‘primary “why” is because I “should”, often I choose to move in ways I don’t consider exercise. I take a mellow walk, I work in the garden, I clean the house, I stretch or roll a little. Or I make the choice not to move, without guilt, without regret.
However, I am a mover.
My inertia is to stay in motion. The choice to idle is rarely longlasting for me.
If you need a little gentle accelleration, I’ve got you!
I’m creating a library of 5 Minute Cardio Interval Breakouts (instead of Workouts, get it? You get a break from work!) for my YouTube Channel.
Each Breakout is 5 minutes designed to get your heart rate up a bit, move you in a variety of ways, and give options for how high or low intensity you want to move. I am not using any equipment for these and I am intentionally not doing any exercises on the hands or even down on the floor because I know that can be limiting to some people.
My intention is accessible, you don’t need a lot of space or time to do these Breakouts, just the answer from your body “yes, I want to move”.
(Or even, “meh, I’m not totally against moving, let’s give it a try and check in again”…an object in motion…)
Here’s the latest Breakout!
I would love your feedback on it; the level of challenge, the variety of movement, etc.
P.S. I am still in the running for Hers Magazine’s Ms. Health & Fitness 2020 (!!!!) and would so appreciate your support by taking 15 seconds to vote for me each day through August.
- You will have to connect to a valid FaceBook page to vote.
- Voting is free and you can vote ONCE A DAY.
- Voting ends August 6th for round two.
- If inclined, I would be so grateful for ‘shares’ of this post or my profile page for the contest.
There are several rounds to the voting process, so daily votes make a HUGE difference, thank you in advance!!!