Salvere Blog: Finding Your Fitness MOJO

Okay, so it’s no secret that we are “supposed” to workout, exercise and move our bodies. Why then does it seem so easy to listen to that little voice in your head talking you out of actually doing it? Why can you be in a regular routine then, bam!, an injury, vacation or few days off and the routine comes to a screeching halt?

Well, fitness falls into one of those categories that is more like a task, it’s a “have to” not a “want to” or an “I get to”. How then can we begin to switch this mindset?

The good news, this is one of the biggest keys to finding (and keeping) that FITNESS MOJO!  We’ve discussed fitness and exercise mindset several times on this blog. Today we will focus on shifting what we accept as exercise and also creating a big list of the why’s. First, lets start calling it “movement” instead of exercise. Movement comes in many forms and for many reasons. Exercise comes with rules and recommendations and expectations. Then punishment if we didn’t do it right, long enough, hard enough — (sure you can fill in the blank here!)

Tonight, take 20-30 minutes (or however long you want really) and move — dance, walk, bike ride, play tag, jump on a trampoline, hike, the options are endless!  Come home and take note of how you feel — how your body really feels, how your mind/head really feels, how your lungs feel. Do you sleep better that night? Do you respond to situations differently? Get out a piece of paper and write it down!

Now, one more thing — On that piece of paper, figure out why movement matters to you.  Are there things in life you want to do, to experience but can’t? Do you struggle with something physical and want it to feel better? Are there people who you want to develop better relationships with in your life?

Okay, we will be back next week with a few more — Take this week and move, in your own way. Let us know how it feels!

by Lisa Martin , owner and trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. If you’d like to contact Lisa, email her at Lisa@SalvereHealthAndFitness.com or call her at (410) 707-0055.

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