I wrote this a week ago and never published it: I did go to the gym last night. I got off of work at 9 PM and was able to dash over to make it for the hip hop class. I love hip hop dancing as a form of getting my heart rate up and burning some calories. It just makes me feel so great! I find myself hitting hard and throwing myself into moves while I imagine I am actually really good and performing on So You Think You Can Dance. I absolutely looove that show! I convinced hubby to get a DVR specifically for that show (but don't worry I record lots of other great ones too, haha). Do any of you watch it? I love watching dancers bust a move with an incredible amount of talent and athleticism. I wish that I could dance like that.
I think that a big part of taking care of yourself means taking care of your body. The easiest way to take care of your body is by doing active things that are fun! It's so easy to get in the habit of watching shows like So You Think You Can Dance and remembering the days that you use to have energy. That is one reason why I recommitted to the gym, to increase my energy so that I could start having fun being more active again. When
Your body is the home of your spirit and your soul. In order to have balance physically, emotionally, and spiritually you have to make sure you are taking care of yourself. Be active, eat fruits and veggies, drink lots of water, and then suddenly as your more aware of your physical needs your spirit and soul become more and more alive!
During this time of year, I think it is really hard for people to slow down and take care of number one. Are you remembering to take care of yourself? Are you trying to create a balance physically, emotionally, and spiritually? If you've been neglecting your own needs, I recommend you jump-start your recommitment to your own well-being. Do something like go for a walk, drink more water, go get a massage, take time to relax or meditate. I wish you a balanced December :)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 update:
I just wanted to let you know that I have been going to the gym every day (except I took the weekend off) woo hoo! It feels SO good to be more active. My body is a little bit sore, but I can feel it thanking me every day. I believe more and more that in order that my physical health affects me emotionally and spiritually.