This morning I woke up with a lot on my mind as I have a big to-do list for this short holiday week. I started to feel anxious and didn't know where to begin. Does that sound familiar? You can get so busy doing things for others that in the end of the day you can feel exhausted and crave sugar, salt, fat and alcohol! You know what I am talking about :)
Well, because I am focusing on self-love, I decided to use PLAY and saw that I just wanted to take a nice walk. I felt I needed to move my body, but a full-on exercise class would only stress me. And you know, that's when exercise can actually be counter-productive. If you feel stressed and look at exercise as a "should-do" in order to look good, in order to feel loved, then you are doing more harm than good.
It is actually the opposite - you have to feel GOOD exercising. If you are not enjoying your time, what's the point? Yes, sometimes it may be painful, but it can feel good to break through comfort zone. You can choose any exercise, but it has to be the one that you would do even if you were at perfect weight and didn't need to workout. In order to be truly effective, exercise has to make you feel loved in the moment and release your stress, not add more.
And did you know that if your exercise is causing stress, it can actually weaken your adrenal glands and cause more sugar, salt and fat cravings? No Bueno!
Exercise should not be punishment that you need to reward yourself for later. Instead, it should be reward in itself that makes you feel loved and taken care of! Exercise is how you can show your body love!
As I took my walk I felt inspired to share some tips and with that, here is my Day 10 video to inspired you to take time to love yourself with exercise and Let Yourself Blossom!
Sending you lots of love!
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