Inspiration: Always to LISTEN, lovingly, to the body and it's messages.
Summertime is upon us. A time to dress in more revealing clothing. And yes, a bathing suit. So many women are self-conscious. This becomes most apparent in the warmer weather. We see a lot of young women, parading around in short shorts and skimpy tops.
Is there a magic formula? The answer is in the negative. Depending upon our activity level, metabolism and genetics (only 25% role)this will determine where we are. Just because someone is skinny, does not mean they are in shape. Over the years I have seen many skinny people who are extremely fragile. Paradoxically, I have witnessed many overweight individuals in "amazing" shape.
It all comes down to balance and integration; in the body, mind and heart. The way we nourish ourselves is a direct indication of how we feel. The body is a temple. How are you feeding it? A suggestion I offer is to eat a myriad of different colors everyday; greens, reds, oranges and yellows. Some kind of protein at every meal is essential for regulating mood and blood sugar levels.
Lastly, movement is ESSENTIAL. You choose what modality speaks to you. It can be as simple as taking a walk or as intense as a hardcore run, spin class or weightlifting. And of course, my favorite YOGA. Classes vary in intensity and style. There is something for everyone.
Most importantly, be kind, loving and have a lot of patience. As it is said "Rome was not built in one day." Any program touting results in a short time, is just a quick fix. If that is what resonates for you, that is fine. But for the long haul, it takes consistency, presence and heart. Always remember to breathe; deeply.....
Have a very "peaceful" day.
With Love, Denise