I spent many years of my life only running.⠀
For highschool gym, to burn off what I ate, to relieve my IBS, to reach 10K, 21K, and then came the big marathon.⠀
But it was only after my 30K training run that I realized I was badly injured. And for quite a while already.⠀
I had to immediately stop running and replace it with physio, swimming, Pilates.⠀
All those years of obsessing over running, but never did I stop to listen to what my body really needed, neither did I strengthen it at it's core to support it.⠀
It was a long healing journey, on all levels.⠀
But I finally learned what was right for me, and I like to call it- my intuitive approach to movement.⠀
Having a few different options that are accessible and that feel good to me out what I love: running, walking, spinning, Barre, Pilates, Yoga, swimming.
Knowing that I prefer to do these in the evening, around 6/7pm or weekends around noonish.
Making sure to have those slots free and aim always for "today" unless I really can't = feel off / or have other obligations (I believe in moving daily, even if it's super gentle).
Seeing how my body feels throughout the day and what it's craving, and choosing the best available workout that matches that.⠀
But that's me.
I need to have a home base, some sort of consistency and structure, but in that I have to have the right amount of freedom and flexibility to flow. Otherwise my soul gets drained, my body becomes unhealthy, and I lose my mind;)⠀
That's also pretty much how it works for me in all areas of life. It’s my nature.⠀
And I challenge you to think of yours.⠀
Because there is no right or wrong, there is only what's right for YOU.⠀
And if you master that, you get one big upgrade to your life!
Lots of love,