How to Exercise Because You LoVE Your Body

by Katherine on April 6, 2014

Eating and exercise are not tools that we are meant to battle with. As soon as the focus is solely on the outcome of weight loss or looking hot, it’s kind of like punishment. You’re already AWESOME, let’s work on bringing that out!

Do you ever feel so overwhelmed by all the foods you should eat and all the activities you should do? So overwhelmed that you a) try to do it all or b) don’t do anything at all.

If you’re in category a…you’ve likely experienced a burn out trying to do it all. If you’re in category b…you’re likely thinking about food and exercise more than you are ever actually cooking or exercising.

I get it, it can be so overwhelming! I’ve been in both categories – trying to do it ALL and burning out completely, then doing nothing and feeling like crap about it. So how can we find balance and rediscover the joy in exercise? We must learn to exercise because we LOvE our bodies, not because we hate our bodies! We must find a sustainable, but still flexible and adaptable exercise regimen. Let’s figure out what you truly LOVE to do.

A couple questions to ask yourself so that you can stop beating yourself up through exercise:

1. What activities do you genuinely enjoy? Yoga, what type? Running, what distance and pace? Cycling, where to? Weight training, how often?

2. How often are you going to provide yourself with the time to exercise? Be clear on this and dedicate this time to yourself! Trust me, you deserve it!

3. Do you prefer to exercise with others or alone? If you like running with others, join a group, don’t be shy! There are lots meet-ups!

If there is one thing you take away from today’s post, let it be this:

You are AWESOME. You are worth it! Do what YOU love to do! Exercise with LOVE!

Mega Love,

Kat, RHN

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3 Easy Steps to Fix your Flaws!

by Katherine on April 4, 2014

The magazine you read while in the check-out line has all the answers, right? How to reduce cellulite in 7 days, how to lose 20 lbs this month, how to take care of your aging skin so that you can ‘grow younger’, how to slim down and firm up fast, after all ‘fit is the new skinny’, right? Hunger fixes – eat more, weigh less, control your cravings.

BULL SHIT!

We are taught that we are objects to be ‘fixed’ and I’m simply exhausted by it.

You are perfect. You are perfect. You are PERFECT. 

In this moment, right now, you are not flawed. You don’t need to be fixed, you don’t need to get rid of cellulite, wrinkles, You are FABULOUS. End of story.

I know you don’t believe me right now. You might have even stood up and walked away from the computer to take another look in the mirror. For a long time I thought I was flawed and needed to be fixed. Because what we are exposed to, not only in the media, but at the gym, at the office and through conversation is ways to FIX ourselves. To be thinner or fitter or prettier or sexier or healthier.

The message I want to send to you today is that YOU ARE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BE. Yes, YOU, right now. In this very moment. Because your true beauty is within you and it radiates outwards.

3 Steps to ‘Fix’ your Flaws:

1. Recognize that you have no flaws. The flaws you think you have are fabricated by an industry that wants you to feel bad about yourself so that you purchase their products & go on some crazy restrictive diet.

2. Stop buying into the media. If you for some crazy reason still want to pick up the latest issue of your famous mag – recognize the message that is being conveyed. And remember that you are not an object that needs to be fixed.

3. Find positive sources of inspiration and motivation that feed your soul, rather than deplete your soul. Recognize that health and wellness is meant to enhance your already amazing-self.

Eat Because you LOVE your body, not because you hate it.

xoxo

Mega Love,

Katherine Feeney

Nutritionist & Intuitive Eating Coach

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