Your Movement Defines Your Identity

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Your movement defines who you are. Think about it. You know gardeners, knitters, runners, golfers, tennis players, bakers, computer geeks, mechanics, home makers and the list goes on. Most people you know actually have a combination of movements they enjoy (and don’t enjoy) in life. Let’s take me for example. I am a runner, walker, biker, kayaker and a cook. These are some of the things I like to do and try do more of in my life. The things I don’t like: being on the computer, washing floors, paper work and general sitting. I still need to do these movements associated with those activities but they do not define me. For those who know me well I prefer to stand when I can (as a matter of fact I am standing at my kitchen island writing this so I don’t sit). My husband and I are known to be an active couple because we go out to play. We are runners at very different speeds, kayakers, bikers and golfers. Are we really good at any of them? No. You don’t have to be! The point is if you want to be something then get involved in the movements that get you there. I watched this excellent TED talk about how the body can change the mind and the mind can change the body. If your mind is not sure about who you are then get your body into the movements to help the mind believe. Go define your identity you want to be! Photo Credit: https://unsplash.com/luke_pamer/portfolio

The Pros and Cons of Simple Stubbornness

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Life is an amazing journey and everyone has their own story. Each person’s story includes family, friends, non-friends and enemies. We all have our sense of gratitude for the way our lives have been touched in one way or another. This blog post is about the enemy we create for ourselves – The “I don’t want to look old” syndrome. Principle of truth: Our bodies age with time. How it ages is based on the decisions made during your lifetime and now comes a time you need help but will not acknowledge it. Suddenly you may ask “When did I become slower? My feet hurt and are unstable! I’m kyphotic (hunched over) and I am so afraid of falling! How did this happen?” However, the concept of a cane or walker is out of the question for “you do not want to look old”. Who is the real enemy here? Time? Gravity? Pain? Burden? Pride? Fear? The answer is YES! We cannot force our loved ones to realize they need help and utilize the tools available to help them. We know that these tool will help stabilize and help keep them safe lessening our fear and worry. Hopefully we can learn how it feels in order not to repeat these behaviors to the ones we love. Take care of your stubborn self today as aging is bound to happen. Be stubborn in keeping a solid healthy movement and nutrition program to enjoy your loved ones for many years. Acknowledge when tools are needed to maintain your quality of life which will be a gift of keeping fear and worry about you at bay. Photo Credit: https://unsplash.com/kyleszegedi/portfolio

Following Through

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Following Through: Starting something new always seems to have the one thing attached to it, following through. I started this new website one year ago and it has been such a journey. It started with a change in the logo, new touch and feel, better integration with technology, package design and the like. What I did not expect how each layer of the journey impacted my belief system. Every step of the way I had to ask if what I was putting out there authentic and true to me while resisting the corporate stamp feel. I am very passionate about my work and how I can help my clients achieve their goals. The commitment I have put into this project over the past year made me grow, learn and appreciate all the help everyone has given me along the way. Following through requires a support team. My support team asked me some really tough questions along the way, held me accountable to complete some key steps, showed me love when tired and a great intern, Jayden, to help me actually write the material! Success requires one's passion, commitment and drive. One alone cannot do it alone. We need to build our team to lean on, support us and push us when tired. Why? Because when we believe in something our team believes in us and what we can do too.