12 hours ago
MOVE. What if we changed our thinking and vocabulary from using words like “exercise” and “workout” to “movement”? Words have power and they hold weight. I don’t know about you, but I have some pretty negative connotations in my head when I think about exercise and working out (sometimes). It brings to mind the gym rats and the people who love to workout just for vanity’s sake. But movement...now that’s a fresh take, a fresh word. Movement is simply that- moving our bodies. I’ve started to, in my head and out loud, say that I’m going to move my body today instead of “go and workout”. . Moving our bodies can take time to take root in our lives. Change doesn’t happen overnight. But, by shifting our mindset and the words we use, we can inherently begin to shift how we view fitness and moving our bodies. I’m not saying I’ll never use the words exercise or workout again, because I will. But, integrating the word movement brings a fresh vision to mind and sometimes that’s just what we need to get started or to keep going. . Movement exists to not just make us look a certain way and fit into our clothes better. Movement exists to allow our bodies to thrive and function at their best. It exists so that we can feel good and therefore be strong, capable, energetic, and present for the other areas of our life. If our bodies aren’t physically well and strong, we can’t go at these other areas to our best ability. We suffer and then others suffer. We have to approach movement/exercise/fitness from the standpoint of moving with a purpose. We have a purpose to fulfill in our time here on earth and we need to be well and steward this one body we have to our best ability. Every other reason to move outside of this deep purpose will leave you sitting on the coach and saying “tomorrow I’ll begin”. No, begin today. Move today! Go for a walk, do 10 push-ups while you watch a show, do some squats between meetings at work. Let’s move together and really start a #movementmovement !