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Move your body-Move your life: Day 37

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I know that when I make the decision to move my body, I'm also making the decision to move my life. I think it's really about caring enough about me, spending time taking care of me, that allows new things into my life.

I've been on this weight loss journey before. But, as the Spark coaching program talked about today, it's really about the WHY are you losing weight that keeps you motivated.

So why am I on this journey now? I know that there will be a major change in my life coming as the company I work for is to be sold. I've been there 18 years and loved every single minute of my daily work. But, I'm perfectly ok with that. It's time to reinvent myself once again.

I've been a public librarian, library building consultant, full time mother, student, sales person, adjunct professor. Each reincarnation has been blessed with newness and new people. So will be this next stage.

I have two main interests; personal development for women and women returning to school. I want to be healthy and able to be strong as I walk across a stage and speak on these important topics to other women. I want to be able to be alive and passionate, I want to look healthy to those I meet.

I've got my whys, I'm moving my body and my heart and my soul to the future. Exciting!

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    I think you've got the point exactly right, Sparki. It's difficult for many of us to take the time to really care for ourselves. The opposite of love is fear, and fear is what paralyzes me.

    When I can move my body, I can feel, the good and the bad, but at least I'm not locked down in numbness.

    Change in a job you've had for almost 20 years can be profoundly stressful, and I'm sure I don't need to tell you all of the negative health effects around stress.

    I've had three careers with varying degrees of success. I'll be 50 next month, my kids are tween & teen and increasingly independent. I had to leave my job of 20 years for health reasons a few years ago, and became a yoga teacher. An obese, but knowledgeable and compassionate yoga teacher. I'm not making a living, but I am creating safe space for people of all sizes to practice a gentle, noncompetative form of yoga to nuture their bodies, hearts and minds.

    I appreciate the thoughtfulness and insight of your blog. Thanks
    1832 days ago
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