MOVING like you love yourself — wholeheartedly– is joyful and deeply cathartic. Last week’s challenge primed you to see just how much you can reduce your suffering and increase those feel-good endorphins through mindful, nourishing exercise that actually detoxes your mind-body-spirit, too.
But it’s SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. I’ve had a rough month with my health, and the resulting physical restrictions have made me yearn for the mental clarity, physical strength and JOYFUL release that my regular exercise routine gives me.
Because EXERCISE, to me, is SELF-CARE and an expression of self-love and -support. It’s not about being bikini-ready or having 6-pack abs; in fact, that’s MISSING THE POINT ENTIRELY.
Instead, joyful exercise is the best kind of MEDICINE — it NOURISHES us, empowering and allowing our bodies to be able to heal from the inside-out and become stronger and more powerful each day, inspiring us to feel more self-confident and -assured in who we are and what we can accomplish, no matter WHAT the obstacles.
So this week, I DARE YOU to be grateful for your physical health and appreciate that without it, you physically COULDN’T be living the fast-paced life you’re living today… never mind living your life to its FULLEST POTENTIAL.
I dare you to stay true to your commitment to MOVE joyfully throughout the week, proactively taking control of your own care with the utmost respect and LOVE.
And what’s more, I dare you to STOP JUDGING YOURSELF and begin to appreciate your body for its STRENGTH and beauty, instead of obsessing over what needs to be “fixed” or hidden.
So today and throughout this week, I CHALLENGE YOU to EMPOWER YOURSELF to be your own DOCTOR, a proactive AUTHORITY committed to respecting and NOURISHING your mind-body-spirit ONLY with HEALING energy and activities, and soon enough, others will begin to FOLLOW BY YOUR EXAMPLE, and treat you with greater respect and kindness than you’ve ever seen before.
Because you DESERVE NOTHING LESS.
With so much gratitude,
This challenge focuses on VOW #6: Respect my body. If you haven’t yet, click here to download THE VOW and sign it as a commitment to prioritize your own health and happiness. Because NO ONE ELSE is going to do it for you~
**This post was originally send to my MIGHTY MONDAY newsletter subscribers on 9/2/14. MIGHTY MONDAY challenges you to be your own HERO* each week. My intention with these weekly emails is to inspire you to stay true to yourself in your pursuit of feeling more confident, capable and in control of your life.**
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