Today’s guest post comes to you from Ashlee Cummins, one of the gorgeous and inspiring women I have the pleasure of coaching. Ashlee is a Personal Trainer with years of experience and is also on her way to be certified as a Health Coach. Ashlee has such a special message to share with the world; that exercise can be a mindful, enjoyable, blissful experience that allows us to reconnect with our physical selves and nourish our body, mind and soul. I love the way Ashlee incorporates moments of mindfulness and presence into her workouts and they are always filled with love. For someone like me, who is a recovering gym-junkie, it’s truly wonderful to approach exercise from such a gentle place, yet still reap some incredible benefits. My abs were killing after this particular one! Go get your beautiful body moving and give this awesome workout a crack!
love your body
So after we have gotten back to basics and become real and honest with ourselves by getting real, we can fall in love with exercise and our body by becoming AMAZED at it’s capabilities.
What it can DO. It’s potential not only physically, but mentally as well. I love that exercise allows me to not only look after my physical health, but just as importantly, my mental health.
Stay forever amazed at the awesomeness of your body. Let’s dive in.
OK, so now we’ve gotten back to basics. We’ve ditched the scales, we’re tuning into our bodies and we’re creating an intention to care for ourselves. Brilliant. Today we are going to break it down and get real girlfriend (or boyfriend – lads have body gripes too, I know).
I’ll be honest with you. I used to complain about my body constantly. What I hated, what I wanted to change and how I was going to do it. I’d write up unrealistic detox plans and crazy exercise schedules with the aim losing some silly amount of weight from places my body just isn’t designed to lose weight from.
But of course these schemes don’t work. I was being completely unrealistic about what my body was capable of, my limitations, my potential, my needs and desires. I’d usually become annoyed that the scales hadn’t changed and I’d give up. Or if they had changed, I was generally so exhausted from living off carrot sticks and green tea and living part-time at the gym, that I’d burn out and binge and the cycle would repeat once more.
Do you relate to this? If so, it’s time to get real sweetheart.
I want you to get ultra honest with yourself as you read through this post. Where do you deny yourself your birth right to really dig yo’ fine self, love your body, exercise from a place of love and feel really, really good?