Move it Move it Move it!!!

I laugh thinking of the crazy little creatures in the Madagascar movie…..singing their little “move it” song…..and dancing around.

I have decided this year is truly going to be about JUST movement.  Not some program, some DVDs, some plan…..just waking up and moving!

I respect and understand some people need structure, need organization, need to know exactly what they are going to do….I do to…trust me!

BUT….I think for me as I heal my adrenal glands and repair my thyroid the best plan of action is do what feels right and free and enjoyable each and everyday.  My heart and soul is saying to go back to the basics.  Go back to when I would get up in the morning do my push ups, lunges, jumping jacks and mini trampoline…..for 15-20 minutes….then stretch…..walk around the rest of my day from task to task….being a person in motion.  A person who bursts in the middle of the day with some jumping jacks or pull ups.  A person who spontaneously cranks up the music after math with my daughter and giggle all our frustrations out.  A person who decides to go jump on the big trampoline in the evening before I cook dinner.  And  a person who sits and does yoga or stretch while I watch a little bit of evening TV.

We get so caught up in GOALS…..and EXERCISE….that we forget to just BE….to just MOVE….to just ENJOY!  

Now if I wake up one morning or if I am going about an afternoon and I FEEL drawn to do a specific video I own…then I will do it…because I will be listening to my body…..I will be listening to that internal joy saying this sounds great!   But I WILL NOT do something because it feels like I need to BEAT MYSELF UP for what ever…….

Have you ever thought about that!? Have you ever thought about why a particular exercise program might not being working for you?!  Have you ever thought that maybe, just maybe it is because your heart and soul aren’t in it….therefore your body and mind are not receiving any good energy from it.

 How can a person possibly thrive if there is no joy in it!?

 How can your body possibly become the amazing being and soul you desire it to do if you continually put it through “punishment” you don’t enjoy or are not in the mood for!  

Here is something truly not revolutionary….but just not spoken about enough...DO WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL AMAZING.…with no apologies.   SOOOO….if that means dancing while you clean house…..walking backwards on your street…..giggling and climbing trees…..or just good old fashioned running and weight lifting…..

I know that is all I am going to focus on this year…..
how about you!?

Have a blessed day!
Kelly 🙂

PS….I am sure you have been noticing I have been using books for my picture shots.  These are the books I promised I would post about on FaceBook.  What I find amazing about this book is it truly goes in line in what I said above!  To do what you enjoy!!!!

Keeping it simple!

How absolutely perfect that I read this article from Whole9 and it has the same theme of keeping things simple!

If there is anything I love about living Paleo…it is it appears most Paleo’s strive to live an uncomplicated life.  There is an element of keeping things simple.

Remembering to keep food simple and clean.  Get plenty of rest.  Keep stress to a minimal.  Work with your body not against it.  Don’t become legalistic with life, food, exercise, etc.

I especially love it when I read about how the Paleo community really tries to help others who may be struggling with weight, or body image issues, or hormonal, or even our own mental hiccups….they all seem to really try to get others to understand and realize we need to work with our bodies not against it.  

The above article is really good.  I think many of you would enjoy it.  Also notice some of my favorite links I added to my blog.

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