We need to shift the goal from getting to the gym in order to look skinny to getting to the gym in order to see how we can get our body to serve us our whole lives. Functional workouts will help us lift groceries, pick up laundry and furniture, and carry children. Getting stronger and recovering faster is so important in becoming the person we want to be. If we are so sore that we can't move the next day or two, well then that really didn't serve our long term goal.
Remember, the looking great and feeling sexy from the hormone releases are icing on the non-existent cake! It is the awesome side effect of the eating green and clean, the exercise for life, the sleep for maximum rest and recovery, and the stress reduction through silence therapies.
I know a lot of skinny Minnies at the gym and work place who are not healthy at all. They are chronically hungry, under eating, over eating, or eating processed foods on a daily basis. They come to me with problems of cholesterol, arthritis, diabetes, gout, stress, allergies, digestion, eczema, insomnia, headaches, and so much more. These folks need stress management and stress relief exercises and therapies, not another high powered workout with weights and cardio.
Sometimes I tell them we will not lift weights or go to the gym together at all. Sometimes I tell my clients we will go for a walk outside and enjoying nature together. Sometimes we meditate. Sometimes we walk in silence, observing the birds, flowers, grasses, the sounds of nature. Sometimes we do yoga together.
This week, focus on what your body does for you rather than what it looks like. Thank your body for all it does for you. Build that relationship with yourself and see where it takes you in the coming weeks, months, and years.
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