I would never ask anybody to do things I don’t believe in and practice as well. There seems to be a perception that this stuff comes easy to me, and I jump for joy each time with all the work that has to go into it.
Yes and no.
Obviously (to me), I respect the gift of a body given to me and want to be as proactive as possible and always use the best practices and people I know. So I invest in myself and my health by going to a preventive holistic Dr and getting about 3 treatments a year with my teacher, Osteopath, and Orthopedic MD Guy Voyer.
I won’t tell you how much I spend, but it ain’t cheap, but it’s important, so I do.
I take time not just to move around but to use an exercise program that allows me to keep moving because I know all the fun movement activities I love, and just life slowly degrades how balanced and strong my body is.
Do I fly through the exercises with a smile, willingly following a perfect schedule?
Nope. But I understand why and appreciate that I have the tools and make time.
There are times when I am implementing a new protocol or exercise that I need that it feels uncomfortable and needs to make more sense. But I know I wouldn’t need it if it made sense and was comfortable. So I work on finding joy in the journey and appreciating the minor improvements that come over time.
And this practice is sooooo hard for me. My competitiveness and impatience sometimes help, but they hinder more than help and are not my best qualities. I won’t sit here and tell you what you should do or that you should do this like me. Because your not.
One of me is plenty.
But I want to float the idea to you that being grateful, thoughtful, and proactive is a little more challenging at the beginning as it doesn’t feel natural. But, still, it is easier than being reactive and all the pain, uncomfortableness, and lack of empowerment you have that goes along with it if you don’t.
Are you proactive in your life and your health and fitness?
It’s not just working out, it’s building a foundation for a better life.
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