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7 Exercise Excuses & Ideas to Handle Them

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What excuses do you use to avoid exercising?

My most common is “I’m tired” and I also bring out “I don’t wanna” sometimes.

Totally normal.

Exercise is fully loaded. In the face of moving, we can get in our own way and avoid moving our beautiful machines.

This happens for many reasons. In this Pajama Talk we talk about seven really common excuses or reasons people use to not exercise and some ideas about how to deal with them.

CLICK HERE – Pajama Talk Episode 1

Peace, Sarah

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T3 – Two Trainers Talking / Goalsetting

T (1)Do you have a hard time figuring out goals and steps to reach them?

Do you get really excited about exercise programs and then fizzle out after a week or two?

Then this episode is for you.

Theresa Horne of Sisterhood of Strong and I have joined together for another vodcast. This episode dials in on how to get specific so you can bring action into your goals.

Click here to see it!

Also – maybe this Goalsetting worksheet will help you out. Copy of GOALSETTING

Good luck!


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Summer Eating – Helpful Tips

It’s summer! And with summer comes barbecues, weddings, potlucks.

It can be A LOT TO NAVIGATE. Where do you start? How do you construct a plate that supports your body, mind and spirit? How do you approach the dessert table?

Theresa Horne of Sisterhood of Strong and I talk about how we navigate summer event eating.

Theresa and I are all about tips you can use right now. Things we’ve learned after years of contending with food and dealing with our relationship with food.

Let us know what you think and if you have any questions and comments.

 

Peace,
Sarah


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T3 – Two Trainers Talking Vodcast – Importance of Self-Care for Moms

NEW PROJECT!! I’d like to introduce my friend/colleague Theresa Horne of Sisterhood of Strong (or here at FB Sisterhood of Strong.) Theresa is an incredible trainer, motivator, mom and human.

She and I have teamed up for what we’re calling T3. Two Trainers Talking. It’s a vodcast or video podcast. Theresa and I are both passionate about simplifying health and wellness (it’s not a rubik’s cube) and accessible (everyone can do it.)

This month: The importance of self-care especially for moms.

Click here to view.

 

Please give us feedback and drop any questions you have below.

Peace, Sarah & Theresa


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Rant – Spot Training

So I was clicking through my continuing ed stuff and newsletter from the organization I am certified through (the American Council on Exercise.) Great organization – I’m proud to be certified through them.

But here’s what I see as one of the articles…

5 LUNGE VARIATIONS FOR LEANER LEGS

Oh. My. God. Are you freaking kidding me?? What year is this 1989? Does Jane Fonda want to do some leg lifts with me???

I facepalmed and started writing…

Articles with titles like this are problematic.

There’s so much about this clickbait title that makes me TIRED. ARE WE STILL REALLY THINKING THAT SPECIFIC LUNGE VARIATIONS CAN MAKE YOUR LEGS LEANER? Seriously?

Come on.

Here’s the deal. Ready?

1) Spot exercising is a hoax designed to get you to loathe your bod. YOUR BODY IS A BEAUTIFUL MACHINE MEANT TO BE CARED FOR…
2) Spot Exercising is a marketing gimmick. These exercises included in the article ARE great exercises to do, and doing them will make you stronger…that upping of your strength may make your whole body leaner, not just your legs.
3) The size of the muscles of your legs are determined by two things:
a) Genetics
b) How much load you are putting on your legs (more load, more muscular legs)
4) Your size in general is a combination of your activity level and what you eat and how much sleep you get and your stress level.

So…unhook from this kind of crap. It’s designed to make you click and it’s designed to make you want to ‘fix’ your body. You don’t need to be fixed. You are perfect as you are. Making choices that positively affect your health? That’s different than saying, “my tummy is too big, do more situps” or “my legs are big, do more lunges.”

Here’s some great information from ACE I used to write this Strength Manifesto! Enjoy.

Rant Over.


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Bringing Yoga into Life

You wouldn’t think my garage door would have much to do with yoga…but it does.

Used to be I’d leave my house and not think or be present in the moment. From time to time I’d come home and my garage door would be left open. It got me worrying. So then I’d leave the house and get a couple of blocks from home and I’d have to turn around and drive back down the alley and see if I indeed remembered to close the door.

I can come up with some more examples:

  • Did I lock the door?
  • Did I turn the oven off?
  • Did I remember to close the side gate so the dog doesn’t get out?
  • Did I ______

What’s yours?

After I started practicing and studying yoga I realized what a tremendous opportunity this all was to offer myself the gift of presence. Because if I was truly present in this one, precious moment I would KNOW if I closed the garage door. Right?

But it gets better!

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me…scheduling an m.r.i.

About six weeks ago, I sprained my ankle horribly. The orthopedist was super dramatic and said that if I reinjured my ankle, the consequences would be “catastrophic.” Zoinks.

So when I got off the crutches and out of the boot – I was like a baby deer taking my first steps. Plus it’s winter, so add ice to each footfall.

Each step I took I would measure the ground, the velocity, the feeling of each step. Was it ok to put all of my weight on my injured ankle?

Oh hello yoga. It slowed me down to start noticing each step. To stay present in each step instead of just walking through life not noticing!

ONE MORE.

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ARGH!

When I was going through yoga teacher training, we did a practice. It about drove me damn near nuts, but it has come back to me again and again and again.

We had to take a half hour to eat an orange.

All I had in my refrigerator was a clementine.

DO YOU KNOW HOW SMALL A CLEMENTINE IS?

I set my timer, closed my eyes and began by smelling. The smell of the clementine lit up my nose. Then I looked at each pore of the peel and the sweet little eye where the stem was. Then I set out to slowly peel and eat the clementine. For thirty minutes. It was wondrous.

Presence.

My hope is that you don’t have to injure yourself, drive around the block 3 times or eat a clementine for thirty minutes (though I highly recommend trying it.)

My hope is that you receive this gift and start looking around for your own opportunities to see, to sense, to feel, to smell, to receive the gifts of each moment.

Because each moment is a wondrous gift filled with it all.

Namaste, Sarah