Bel Leskiw -Herbel Naturopathy
So this year I had a number of intentions that I am committing to.
One was staying in my own lane. One was acting with intent and purpose. Another was to move daily.
I want to discuss the last one.
We are only 17 days into the year and my body has already changed, people are noticing. But most importantly I am noticing. I am noticing it in the way I feel, the different muscles I forgot I had, the different experiences I am having with it. The way I feel lighter and more mentally clear. The way my flexibility is increasing. The way I'm feeling much more self acceptance.
I am not going out there and thrashing myself. Some days I wish I could (I miss HIIT!) but my adrenal fatigue has forced me to slow down just for a little while. So I do yoga almost daily. I'm walking weekly. I'm having dance-offs whilst cooking dinner. I'm outside playing with my dogs. I'm practicing handstands and backbends.
I'm only allowing myself space to incorporate the things I LOVE.
After battling with an obsessive scales addiction in the past, I don't own a set now. But I jumped on my mums the other day and 4kg of baggage has fallen off me in the past 17 days. Effortlessly. This isn't about weight loss, really. It's the fact that I'm lowering my cortisol levels, it's the fact that there is more joy in my movement and more love in my life, it's the fact that I'm aware if I didn't change things I was headed for burnout and potential thyroid dysfunction.
It's the fact that the respect I have for my body and for what it can do has sparked curiosity in moving it in different ways. Like remembering how good it was to intuitively dance like in a workshop I did at Wanderlust two years ago. Like the budokon class @kahleemelissa and I stumbled into the other day. Like my interest being resparked in calisthenics.
You have one body, and it can feel SO GOOD if you just create that space and commitment to you.