I recently committed to 3 hours of movement per week.
My body has been asking for it, and I’ve been much too sedentary since I’ve been working so much with my computer.
I fell into a rut of feeling too tired to exercise, which was enabling a downward spiral of staying put >> low energy >> staying put.
I did pretty goody the first week, but it felt constraining after, and I’ve been moving around so much that making it to the gym has been a bit of a challenge.
I thought my commitment to movement had to be something like working out at the gym or some formal class.
Instead of giving up, I decided to include movement in all forms, and counting dance breaks and walks and stretching into the 3-hours per week commitment.
The last few days I started adding back a practice of stretching and dancing in the morning, to warm up my muscles, wake up my body and ground into it to start the day deliciously.
This is the result:
I’ve found, or rather ‘re-membered,’ that this morning ritual shifts completely whatever I was feeling, that I can tap into the wisdom in my body, and it wakes up my appetite for something healthy and nourishing, as opposed to some sweet treat in the morning.
It frees up my back, I feel lighter and more nimble, and it sets me up to make decisions based on what is good for me instead of what feels good in the moment.
I find myself fighting less with myself and having to use my will power a lot less. Instead, I just feel like doing what I need to be doing for myself.
It’s fantastic, and I’m so happy I’m remembering this practice and feel so committed to continuing it.
And it occurred to me, that perhaps you’d like to come along for the ride.
Soooo…. I’ve been toying with the idea of a series called Wake Up With Melody, where I post a video of my morning routine, share about the music, and thoughts on current events and something to inspire you.
What do you think? What kinds of things would you like to see in this series?
Don’t be shy! Let me know in the comments!
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This is your formal invitation into a more intimate slice of my life, where you get to wake up with me and maybe dance along.
Big love and gratitude always,