Even before our vacation ended last week comments were being made like, “Only a few more days until we are back to reality” followed by a big sigh.
I get it. It’s the “thing” to say. But two things come to mind when I hear this phrase:
- Don’t rush it!
- What’s wrong with that?
Let’s start with #1. We are living in an age where we’re always looking to the next thing. It seems like life is moving super fast because of technology but the truth is, it’s all in your mind. Time is time. It has been the same since the very beginning. There is and always will be 24 hours in the day. So why does it feel like we are moving at warp speed?
We are distracted.
And when we are distracted, time flies by and we miss the things happen right in front of us. When I think of it this way, it scares the heck out of me.
But here is the good news.
You control how you interact with time.
What does this have to do with fitness, you ask?
Working out gives you a great opportunity to tap directly into your real-time reality. Frankly, the only thing that really exists in your world is your body and your mind. Yes, your partner, kids, co-workers and friends all exist. But in order to have the ultimate healthy and fun relationships you are looking for with these amazing people, you’ll need to know who “you” are first.
By moving thoughtfully!
There is no better way to get to know who you are, in this very moment, then to move the actual body you are living in. The vessel carting around your thoughts day in and day out is not only extraordinary in it’s mechanics but your mind can connect to your body to make it…
This is where consciously working out and the thought “don’t rush it” collide.
When you exercise, use and connect the dots between your body’s movement patterns and your thoughts. Throw away any ideas, lists or events, running through your mind and commit to being in the moment. When you do this and continue to practice moving with this method, the more it will spill over into your day to day life.
Be picky. Execute exercises like it is your business. Be focused. Mindful. And get to know yourself better than anyone else on the planet.
Appreciate your strengths, acknowledge your weaknesses and make them work together to fully embrace what you have to offer the world.
Let’s try it!
Check out this Fit Tip by clicking the picture. Listen to my cues to get you in all the right places and enjoy your body today!
Next week we’ll finish this conversation of getting back to reality and why I say “what’s wrong with that?”.
Until then I challenge you to use this mind/body method in whatever exercise you choose to do this week, whether it’s swimming, running, spin class or even a JBird Fitness workout video.
Take your workouts to a new level and LIVE IT UP!
And if you know of someone who could benefit from this message, please forward & share it with them.