Soulfully attending to body, mind and spirit manifests all manner of actual good things into being. Here is another list to tack up on the mirror or place by the bed to remind us of this!
The Top Ten Reasons Why I Exercise By Jessica Ortner
1) Movement in your body means movement in your life. Over and over again, I’ve seen how true that is for me and my life. When I’m feeling stuck, I know I need to move.
2) Movement is an expression of gratitude toward my body for all it does for me.
3) Movement makes me feel connected to my body and its intelligence, which helps me make better decisions and keeps me feeling like my best self.
4) I’m smarter and more creative when I’m exercising. (Research backs this up; exercise causes increased blood flow to the brain, which stimulates the creative centers in the brain.)
5) Movement is a spiritual experience for me, like a physical form of prayer or a moving meditation.
6) Movement makes me feel strong, confident, beautiful, and sexy, like a force to be reckoned with.
7) Movement helps me be in the present moment, which helps me feel at peace.
8) Movement is one of the ways I show myself love, so when I exercise, I’m reminding myself that I’m worthy of my own love.
9) Movement makes me feel playful and energetic.
10) Movement makes me feel powerful in a deep and authentic way.
Notice what’s missing here? “Burning calories” and “losing weight” appear exactly nowhere on my list.
Gonna take these ideas and run with them! Nothing bad can ever happen by loving yourself…don’t you just think?
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