Food is not something we need to earn by working out or “being good”. Food is fuel and essential to life. Food is a basic human need. By saying we need to “earn” food, that essentially says when we do not work out that day, we should not be allowed to eat. Yikes!
Is your fitness equipment collecting dust or doubling as an extra place to hang your clothes? It’s probably not the right fitness equipment for you, so why not get rid of it this year and have some extra money (by selling it) to do a physical activity you actually enjoy?
I went to a fitness studio this summer that was really great. It was clean, well priced, had friendly staff, great location, good hours, and the classes were energizing and fun. The only problem was that diet culture was pervasive before, during, and after class. The studio’s social media is filled with before and afterContinue reading “Dear Fitness Studios…”
It’s Monday which means you might be thinking about starting something new like a new fitness routine. Maybe you were inspired by other peoples’ 5K or marathon pictures from the weekend. You may reason that running is just what people do to get and stay in shape. Or that it’s the activity you should choose if you’re just starting to exercise before you get on to the other activities you want to try. Or you think running is the only activity available to you that’s free and fits into your schedule.
But not everyone likes to run. And there’s absolutely no reason to try to force any activity you don’t enjoy.
Your yoga practice/exercise regimen/ LIFE in general is not the same as anyone else’s. Your extended hand to big toe pose may look absolutely nothing like this stock image model’s lovely demonstration on a pristine beach.