Do you listen to your body? Do you explore intuitive movement? Or are you feeling trapped in an exercise and eating regimen that is inflexible and guilt-causing if you stray “off-plan”? Read on for the importance of listening to yourself and honoring your body’s needs.
If you follow Savvy Wellness and Health on Instagram you may remember a recent #FreedomFriday post. Whenever I talk about freedom in healthy living, a few things happen: I get really fired up, because this is IMPORTANT. Other people share their appreciation over the message, because it’s not one they are hearing many other places and it speaks obviously honest truth to their heart.
How are you feeling right about now? Energized and spirited, loving the holiday season? Or sluggish and tired, ridden with guilt over time spent lounging and belly full of your mom’s famous pie? A goal for the holidays (or any time off, for that matter) should be to feel your best, NOT guilty about how you spend your time and not so uncomfortably full that the thought of one more bite makes you want to puke. What if you exercised…
Do you ever not feel like exercising? In a perfect world, we would love our fitness regiments so much that we looked forward to doing our daily exercise. Of course, our world isn’t perfect and I know you likely don’t look forward to rolling out of bed at 5am to get in your morning sweat session each day. But hopefully, loving your method of staying active isn’t a totally foreign concept for you.
Sometimes, we just have to recharge our batteries. If we don’t expect our electronics (I’m looking at you, smart phones) to run forever without being charged, why would we possibly expect our own bodies and minds to perform constantly for us without taking time to intentionally “recharge” and refuel?