#2 Discerning the way you exercise: Are you with yourself?
Contrary to popular fitness myths ‘pushing it’ is a form of numbing out. Using drive and force in your exercise is a way to override what the body is feeling and numbing what is there to be felt. The overriding may give you a temporary high from endorphins but after a session this will leave the body drained. On the other hand without connecting to the body there can be a holding back in exercise which is also a way to ‘numb out, be comfortable’ or ‘hold back.’ In this case there may be a call to keep your pace rather than slow down. This is an opportunity to become aware of patterns and beliefs about exercise you may be holding on to. Try to make this a fun way to deepen & appreciate yourself rather than a way to harden the body, push yourself, check-out or disconnect.
Bev tip - Be prepared! Yes it does rain, yes it does get cold, yes it gets hot etc which can be an excuse to not do your session & stay out of your rhythm. So nurture yourself with suitable clothing, choose sensible times of the day to train, etc & enjoy
A great investment in most countries wet weather jacket
#6 Be Gorgeous
Investing in exercise wear that you feel amazing in is another great opportunity to self-love and nurture – do it simply for how it makes you feel, no one else, and let yourself feel gorgeous. It can be expensive to get new outfits so you can always start with a new workout top in your favourite colour. Other ways to put gorgeous into your session could be: a cute hair clip, gently applying tinted moisturiser, protective lip balm, sassy underwear, a perfectly fitted sports bra, applying perfume or lovingly putting on your favourite body lotion.