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7 Exercise Excuses & Ideas to Handle Them

Copy of Pajama Talk (8)
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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Spring into Spring – Easing in

It’s Spring!  The grass is greening up here in the upper Midwest and the snow has melted and the birds are singing.  And my favorite – the days are getting longer.  Isn’t it a great time of year?

Spring is such a metaphor for life.  Renewal.  Rebirth.  Refresh.  All the RE words come around in the spring.  It’s been a cozy, dark, nestled in winter and now it’s time to transition into warmer temps.  Everything, including ourselves, is stirring and stretching and readying itself for more movement and activity.

What does that look like for you?  Are you just getting going again after some time off from moving?  Are you just starting out?  I wrote out just starting out last year at this very time of year in Spring Into Exercise.

I think easing back in is helpful.  Sometimes we are so excited to get out there and start moving, that we do too much, get super sore, and then don’t keep moving!

What if we moved into Spring slowly – transitioning into activity just like the buds on the trees and the daffodils poking up through the ground?  Letting the winter slowly melt within and inviting in some thaw?

What would that look like?

*Go for a stroll.  Breathe deeply and notice things coming back to life.

*Go for a walk/run.  Run a block with ease and walk a block.

*Stretch in the cool sunshine. Bring your towel outside and a jacket and enjoy the sun on your face as you move your body.

*Peruse a summer class.  What looks interesting for when you want to move more intentionally.

*Go for a bike ride.

*Explore some interesting, attainable goals – maybe you want to walk a 5k for charity, maybe you want to do your first triathlon, maybe you want to hike on a camping trip, maybe you want to make this your season to start strength training.  What lights you up?  How do you want to move your body this spring/summer?

It’s hard not to dive in and GOGOGO.  I understand.  But consider unfurling slowly allowing yourself to ease into summer.  Enjoy the delicious increase in energy (thank you sunshine and fresh air) that starts to flow through you.  And then?  Move with pleasure.

If you haven’t yet, please click here to join my e-mail list – that’s where I spread the love with free workouts, classes and special offerings.  Happy Spring to you!

Much peace!


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15 Things to Help You During The Holidays

I went on the internet yesterday and was strangely disturbed to find about 5 different things on Facebook and in my list of suggested likes about “Not gaining weight over the holidays…” or “How to keep the pounds off…” or “How to Keep your Workouts Consistent during the holidays…”

Oh my. Is this what we’re going to worry about and focus on during this magical time? Not gaining weight?

It makes me tired. It makes me tired how much time we spend focusing on the size of our butts and the number on the scale. It makes me wonder if we’ll all, ever start paying attention to what’s important. Will we ever?

We have an opportunity with this changeover from year end to year beginning to focus on something more important; to focus on something bigger. Something that can be the drop that causes a ripple that causes a wave throughout our circles and ultimately the world.

Our WELLNESS. How? Well, when you’re ticking along at optimum, you can positively affect change in those around you – and those around them – and on and on and on.

But to do that, you need to be less myopic and more holistic.

-characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole

All parts of our health and wellness are connected. If you’re not sleeping well, you’re not metabolizing food like you could be. If you’re stressed out, you’re stressing your system. If you’re not drinking enough water… If you’re not eating whole foods… If you’re not moving your body with some regularity… If you’re not loving your beautiful self… If you’re not breathing fully…

It’s all connected. We are a system of connections (even physiologically – circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, and urinary.) When one is being neglected, it stresses the others and so on and so on. From the inside out – it’s a system. A WHOLE system. A WHOLE AND BEAUTIFUL SYSTEM. YOU.ARE.A.WHOLE.AND.BEAUTIFUL.SYSTEM.

Now, how to support it? How to support this amazing system of yours?

It’s not complicated. But you have to be mindful.

1) Don’t eat too much or drink too much.
2) Eat whole foods.
3) Drink enough water.
4) Take deep breaths – or meditate every day.
5) Get spiritually connected in a way that moves you.
6) Give love freely to yourself and others.
7) Move in a way that pleases you.
8) Lift some things.
9) Stretch with regularity.
10) Get fresh air.
11) Laugh.
12) Create.
13) Listen to your body – it’s always talking to you.
14) Treat yourself kindly – massage, reiki, baths.
15) Listen to your spirit – it’s always talking to you and guiding you to help you stay in balance. It’s a quiet almost whisper of a voice. Be still and listen.

May your holiday season be blessed and joyful and peaceful and fun. And this year? Let us all keep our eyes on the prize.