For years I felt like I should be going to the gym as that’s what people mainly do in London (or at least that’s what I thought). And I eventually did. I have had some great times in the gym and some awesome trainers who supported me, but in all honesty, the gym wasn’t for me. I would feel good after going, as the endorphins rushed around my body, but then they would stop and I’d find myself eating to get a rush again, also I’d feel I ‘deserved’ it after my workout.
Yoga changed that for me. Yoga helped me to develop a relationship with my body and begin to look after it on a deeper level.
Also, I found I loved long walks. I’d spend hours walking around London on my own getting to know the city. These days I take long walks in nature on my own. I find walking helps me to clear my head of all the millions of thoughts I have, or even process things if I need, and I always feel so calm and connected afterwards. I’ll even have catch up calls with friends while I walk, which works well too.
What movement do YOU enjoy? How can you fit it into your life so that it works for you? Or perhaps you do a lot of movement already and it might be time to try something new?
This blog post is an excerpt from my book, Emboided. You can get your own copy of Embodied here or anywhere you buy your books online.
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