This is a simple, quick, workout that I recently shared live on my Facebook page. 🙂
If you have ANY questions, please post them below and I’ll be sure to get back to you.
If you’d like to loosen up your mid back and squeeze in some ab work, this move is for you.
P.S. It’s recommended that you consult a physician prior to starting any new exercise routine. 🙂
There was a time when I was at a really low weight that was harming my health. I had overtrained and dieted for years and it had caught up with me. At the same time, I began to notice that I had to work harder and harder to “stay thin”. I was trapped in a diet and exercise prison and my body was breaking down. I decided to make a change and focus on self care instead of what the scale reads or what size clothes I own.
Part of my new “self care” plan was to allow myself to gain weight and accept my natural body type. It turns out I’m naturally curvy and much healthier with additional pounds on my body.
If you are someone that has tried every diet under the sun and nothing has worked, I want you to know that you did not fail. Dieting failed you. Science continues to prove that dieting does not work, and it can do you more harm than good.
Instead of blaming yourself, feeling guilty, or searching for yet another diet, I recommend doing something completely different.
Quit dieting for good. Make peace with your body. Switch your focus to taking care of yourself and enjoying your life. Life is too short to waste it on restrictive dieting that doesn’t work and can harm your health.
Making peace with your body may be one of the most challenging and liberating things you will ever do for yourself. It rarely happens overnight, and it is an ongoing process. However, the more you focus on self care and less on what the diet industry sells, the more comfortable in your own skin you will become. I promise.
A healthy lifestyle is a total package that has very little to do with what a scale reports. Healthy living includes things like having healthy relationships, working with purpose, exercising or participating in physical activity you enjoy, having enough energy, eating well and dining with the ones you love, having fun, loving yourself and the people around you, eliminating unnecessary stress, getting good rest, drinking lots of water, getting good check ups at the doctor’s office, growing spiritually and emotionally, and having self-confidence in who you were designed to be.
Here’s to making peace with your body and no longer allowing the fitness and diet industry’s narrow definition of what “healthy” looks like to control our lives and emotions!
Shared with love,