The word 'fitness' means anything from health & wellbeing to 'being able to perform a role or task'(Wikipedia), yet when we hear the word, most of us have been conditioned to imagine a thin and toned gym rat who is smiling while doing burpees. Most of us assume if we don't dedicate 3-4 days to working out at the gym, we aren't 'fit'. But what if being 'fit' meant more than physical?
This week I created the Core Values for my business and I wanted to elaborate on why physical fitness is only ONE element to fitness.
What you will learn from today's episode:
What does fitness mean?
How can you be 'fit' in your 4 bodies?
What creates sustainable motivation?
One easy way to be more present in your body in everyday life.
Core Value #4: Fitness is Holistic. Fitness is about well-being in our 4 bodies: Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and Physical. We believe it is imperative that we learn to trust our innate wisdom and body cues, challenge negative self-talk by choosing curiosity over judgment, and bridge the gap between our inner and outer self to create our most authentic life. Having a healthy relationship with movement means when we take away the guilt and aesthetic pursuits behind moving our bodies, we are better able to connect to ourselves and focus on ways in which exercise enhances and enriches our life (i.e., better sleep, stress reduction, and improved overall sense of well-being). We believe that finding joy in movement is essential, but recognize that not all movement will be easy or comfortable. Self-compassion goes a long way when starting a fitness routine and oftentimes challenging ourselves physically rewards us in other areas of life.
To see all 5 Core Values, please click here
Enjoy the episode!
Music during meditation:
Ambient Relax Sounds by Zakhar Valaha