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Unveiling the Power of Mind-Body Connection: Redefining Your Approach to Health and Fitness

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I believe achieving our goals, whether they are related to health, career, relationships, or personal growth, require more than just hard work and determination. We have to realize the significance of unblocking our subconscious mind and releasing limiting beliefs that hold us back. Manifestation has emerged in popular culture, but it is often misunderstood and people don’t realize that the science behind it goes beyond wishful thinking. To truly manifest our desires, we need to take action and genuinely believe that we deserve them.

I used to constitute a ‘good’ workout with pain and exhaustion as I know a lot of people do.

Regardless of the evidence I saw, I just blindly believed that “you only get out what you put in” or whatever the (ironically sugar filled) sports drink brands slogan being screamed at me through my TV screen was gospel.

The REAL truth was that these boot camp style, F45, HIIT training nightmare sessions were actually leaving me inflamed, puffy, anxious, and tired all the time. I felt like I was putting in so much effort but looking and feeling worse than when I did nothing, which made no sense at all.

I started researching and found that; below the surface of high intensity training plans, diet fads and get fit quick schemes, there was a whole slew of women that were going through exactly what I was. This led me to explore how workout plans and diet trends often overlook the influence of female hormonal cycles. The right actions at the wrong time can have counterproductive effects. This revelation both relieved and frustrated me, knowing that I had spent so much time, energy, and money without ever being told about the influence of these crucial factors.

Finding Harmony with Your Body:

Understanding the intricate relationship between our bodies and our overall well-being is essential. Following conventional workout regimes and engaging in high-intensity exercises, such as HIIT, spin classes or F45, doesn't always yield the desired outcomes. These workout trends often neglect to consider hormones, blood types, food intolerances, and other factors that significantly impact our bodies. It is crucial to move away from repetitive stress and focus on reducing inflammation. Personally, I have found that embracing lower-impact exercises such as pilates, walking, yoga, and swimming has been transformative. Listening to your body, prioritizing rest, and maintaining hormonal balance are key.

The Power of Intuition and Low-Intensity Exercise:

Sometimes, life offers us unexpected opportunities for growth and self-discovery. After sustaining an ankle injury, I was forced to slow down and rest, despite initially perceiving it as a setback. This unplanned break allowed me to reset my nervous system through rest and then to explore low-impact exercises, inadvertently helping me depuff my body and face. Additionally, reducing stress and cortisol levels by foregoing early morning intense workouts drastically reduced the amount of fluid retention and inflammation in my body. I was finally seeing the results I’d been working for, with barely any effort compared to before.

Embracing a low-intensity, low-stress lifestyle has enabled me to look and feel my best. Learning to listen to our intuition and honoring our individuality can save us years of stress and lead to improved well-being. If you’re a person who menstruates and really want to get in tune with your body I highly recommend cycle syncing your workouts. (More to come in another Journal on that).

Reprogramming our subconscious mind, believing in our worthiness, slowing down and adopting a holistic approach to health and fitness are essential steps toward achieving our goals. By recognizing the profound connection between our mind and body, we can make intentional choices that align with our individual needs.

So my message to you is; block out the noise. Get past the pressure of the narrative of “you get out what you put in” and put in loving and supportive movement instead of 5AM HIIT circuits. Put in delicious, nourishing and warming foods instead of low fat, artificial meal replacement bars. A lot of people are going to project their own experiences with health and wellness onto you but everybody and every body is different.

Listen to yours.


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