Coming back for more.
…or more specifically: what makes you come back for more?
And yes, I”m talking about workouts, healthy eats, honoring your body.
All of it.
What drives you to live healthfully, constantly coming back for more?
Was thinking about this yesterday as I went about my Thursday morning routine. Which included teaching a barre n9ne method class but no other workout before class started at 9am (just a class later that night that I took vs. taught). I couldn’t help but feel a little bit like something was missing. I love nothing more than to get an early-AM sweat on in some shape or form, it just starts my day off on the exact right foot. I never regret it. Yet yesterday, an early-AM sweatfest wasn’t on the agenda. Extra sleep was. It felt glorious to wake up at 6:45 after back-to-back 5am wake-up calls this week, either to teach, take a class or get my run in before the heat of the day settled in. I embraced the sleep, fully.
But that’s when the concept for this post came to mind. When I was bustling about, cleaning the house (why not? I had all the time in the world today compared to most mornings!) and getting myself ready to teach, I thought to myself: “Why do I keep coming back for more, lusting for it, even?”
It makes me feel alive.
That’s the bottom line.
Our bodies were built to be active, to move, and move often. To put the food we fuel our bodies with to good use. They were also built to appreciate the rest that we give them. But man, they were *not* built to be sedentary — a lifestyle so many of us are forced to lead during work hours for all of us 9-5’ers with a desk job.
So when I say that working out, eating well and moving often makes me feel alive?
…it’s totally and utterly true. It’s in my DNA.
Yet, it’s in ALL of our DNA though, truly. It’s just a matter of discovering it (or rediscovering it, as the case may be), finding the right workout mix that you love and that your body responds well to. That can leave you in awe every single time — when you witness just what your body is capable of doing if you allow it to.
It’s as simple a recipe as this:
Move. Move often. Eat well. Live. Live big.
Rest. And repeat.
And on that note, I’m off to move, move often (but rest often, too), eat (and drink) well. LIVING and BREATHING in every single moment while at the lake house for a few days in Maine this weekend/part of next week. While I’m away, I fully expect you all to think about your reasons for coming back for more — would love your thoughts here in the comments, or even if a post of your own, if this concept or question piques a few ideas in the back of your mind. Otherwise, I”ll see ya’ll on the flip side. 😉