When You Just Don’t Feel Like Exercising . . .

Exercise, movement, physical activity or fitness. Whatever you choose to call it, some days are tougher than others.  Motivating ourselves to do the right thing can be a challenge some days. So, how do we get past our resistance?

First, acknowledge we all have days like this.  A spontaneous discussion after class with my yoga instructor last week revealed something similar: the exact same class, movement, and poses were easier some days than others for him. Lets call it human nature.  I don’t know if it is  tied to the moon, our bio-rhythms, stress or energy levels, but it’s important to find ways to get past it.

How do we convince ourselves to get moving when our job is weighing on our minds–our kids have soccer practice or we’re fighting a virus or boredom and the motivation that is usually there seems to have taken a leave of absence?

I share these thoughts as I fight to get out and do something; it is how I am feeling today.  I have a cold–nothing serious but my energy level is definitely waning. I’m afraid the cold is winning.  My friend Keary’s  kids have soccer practice and Wendy is frustrated with her latest job.  A common  scenario? Our reasons are all valid and convincing for not exercising.

I know I always feel better after my trip to the gym or a walk. The outdoors make me feel refreshed and renewed; especially this time a year in south Florida. The endorphins and the negative ions circulate wellness to my being.  I could choose to walk the treadmill or pedal the bike, a variation from my almost daily elliptical tete-a-tete.  What about a spontaneous dance or step class? What made me feel good as a kid? Could I get out on my bike, or jump in the pool for a swim? Maybe a reward? A feel good massage, a facial or another form of pampering? What about treating myself to a pedicure or a new spring work-out top?  A few sessions with a personal trainer, perhaps? My friend Debbie, suggests belly dancing! If  that sounds fun, let the inner-child out to play!  The reward is worth the fight.  Anything that can get us out of our routine and stimulate our desire and motivation encouraging  us towards some sort of daily fitness– does a body–and attitude good! But sometimes, it’s just nice knowing, we’re not alone!

Keary has decided to walk the grass soccer field while her kids run its length chasing that white and black ball. Wendy and I decide to go for a nice long walk. Debbie loves her tennis!   What will it be for you?

“Inspired wellness within

Cathy Silver, HC

www.cathysilverhealth.com

Detoxing . . .

A time-tested brand!

A time-tested brand!

You know it is nothing to schedule an appointment for our car; taking it in for routine preventive maintenance is totally within our accepted cultural meme. Changing the oil, or air filter is expected. But ask someone about a detox and all sorts of triggers and resistance come up for most in our society and those who suggest such ideas are often thought of as crazy, deranged or nut cases!

I pose this to you–What if an annual, or bi-annual detox for your colon, kidney’s and liver might possibly save you from trouble on down the road?

I know the argument from the medical doctors, most who have never ever had a nutrition class, argue that the body is designed not to need such measures?

I would propose that:

1.) our body’s weren’t designed to depend on pharmaceuticals and drastic interventions and

2.) we weren’t meant to live in such a toxic, artificial, and chemicalized world exposed to all sorts of substances that put real strain on our body and in-turn our organs which filter these unknown and unnatural substances daily– assaulted to such extreme irritation and early degeneration? (for a minute consider the pesticides, genetically modified unlabeled ‘food’ or the processed artificial ingredients and chemicals we cannot pronounce added to the food we consume each day).

So, with spring here, and everyone looking for ways to maintain or improve their health and vitality, consider a detox or cleanse.

I am getting ready to do another–this time a kidney cleanse–why not–a little preventive maintenance on my car goes a long way–so why not me?  The cleanses support my intention of living a long healthy productive and purposeful life!  What about you?

For great cleanses check out www.herbdoc.com

Be well,

Cathy
www.cathysilverhealth.com
www.energiesofhealing.com

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