Growing up, out of all the Spice Girls I used to wish I was Sporty Spice, she always looked strong, powerful & like she didn't take any sh*&t! Not much has changed!!
I went for a quick run on Christmas day, it ended leaving me with a deep sense of gratitude for the journey that has taken me here. I felt strong & powerful (which made me remember my Sporty Spice phase!) but realizing it was on such a deeper level. As I prep for my next workshop, it's all about creating lasting sustainable habits. Knowing your "why" and learning the language YOUR body speaks when it is stressed. My usual M.O. in the past would have been to ignore my need for exercise, to move mechanically through the 'to do' list for the day but with a underlying frustration and sense of angst in my body.
But this time, I decided to RUN! I ended my run, filled with gratitude and feeling so proud of all the work that I've put in all of these years, to learn it's language... and most importantly to listen. We all have that deep awareness within us. We "know" what we "should" be doing for ourselves, but consider it an indulgence, promptly ignoring our bodies signals until finally our body DEMANDS that we stop and take a break.
As 2017 closes, my heart is filled with such incredibly deep gratitude for all of those who have supported me through the many highs and lows, all of these years. These many years of self discovery, research, trial & error... it feels incredible to know that not only do I know how to take care of my body & mind, but that I now view it simply as a must have self-care routine rather than an indulgence that only happens occasionally when I finally break down. I definitely still get caught caught up in the whirlwind of being a mother, working, homeschooling & boat life, but I feel super confident knowing how to reset.
2017 was a year of many many lessons, some not as fun as I was hoping, but it has left me a lot more resilient, grounded and overall a pretty damn spicy chick!