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Self care to love life!

Monday, September 09, 2013

Dear friends,

Last spring, I went away for a 12 day retreat and have been struggling to settle back into my training routine since then. Although, I have been active, my eating habits have taken a toll.

A few months later, I realize that some og my priorities have changed. My outlook on training has changed and my motivations for a healthy lifestyle have too. Bottom line, running., strength training, eating right are no longer about appearances. They are really about fuelling a healthy life, a healthy me and achieve my own body. The one that feels right for me.

Along with eating right and exercising comes the need for quiet time to reflect, meditate, connect with myself, the Universe and the God of my understanding.

I am happy when I can achieve and maintain that delicate balance. Besides discipline, I find that a full load of kindness for myself is required. Lately, I have been lacking kindness and letting self-will take over. Guess what? It doesn't work! It just leaves me frustrated and then I resort to self defeating behaviors such as eating mindlessly, lack of rest and absence of quiet time with myself.

Yesterday, I was strolling in the woods with my mate, looking at the trees, breathing fully and just being happy to be there. Being happy to be there says it all.

Enjoying life fully is my goal.

A healthy lifestyle supports my connection to life and fuels my ability to appreciate every moment of it.
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