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Episode 22: Exercise Redefined: Finding Fun and Fulfillment in Movement

Episode 22: Exercise Redefined: Finding Fun and Fulfillment in Movement

Exercise Redefined: Finding Fun and Fulfillment in Movement

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Brain Body Connection -

Movement is considered the human being’s first language. Movements strengthen the neural pathways between the brain and body. Learning, thought, creativity, and intelligence are not processes of the brain alone but the whole body.

Movement Exercise -

Importance of Community -

  • Support and Safety

  • Connection and Belonging

  • Influence - Community can influence and motivate us to invest in our well-being and bring positive change.

  • Learning

  • Acceptance

  • Sharing

First Up - Let's take a look at the past week

Success - Share Your Non-Scale Victories

Journal Exercise - How do my victories make me feel?  Triumphant, Eager, Blissful, Joyful, Delighted, Pleased, Satisfied, Optimistic, proud, or Cheerful

Pitfalls - Let's let go of the pitfalls

we can learn from them but we don't want to hold onto them

Journal Exercise -How do they make me feel?  What can I learn from this?

The Topic of The Week- Exercise Redefined: Finding Fun and Fulfillment in Movement

Today, we're tackling a topic that's often fraught with mixed emotions: exercise.

So, how do you feel about exercise? Is it a joyous activity, something you look forward to with excitement? Or does the mere thought of it send shivers down your spine, making you want to retreat under the covers?

Let's unpack some common attitudes towards exercise. Do you find yourself avoiding it like the plague? Maybe you've even used it as a form of punishment, a grueling task you must endure because you feel you're not measuring up. Does the guilt of neglecting yourself weigh heavy on your mind, leaving you feeling sad, frustrated, or even angry?

Perhaps you've come to see exercise as a price you have to pay, a form of self-inflicted torture for not meeting certain expectations. And when that panic sets in, the pressure mounts, but once it subsides, so does your motivation.

I can relate to those feelings all too well. Gym class was never my favorite, and I distinctly remember the dread that consumed me on mile run day. Crossing that finish line left me feeling a mix of hurt, shame, and embarrassment—not exactly the highlight of my teenage years. It's no wonder I still struggle with running to this day.

But let's talk about those limiting beliefs that often hold us back. Ever catch yourself saying, "I'm just not one of those people who enjoys exercise"? Maybe it's time to find someone you can relate to, someone who can help you redefine your relationship with physical activity.

And what about the belief that you're simply not good at it? Who says there's a scale for "good" or "bad" when it comes to exercise? It's not about comparison; it's about finding what brings you joy and fulfillment.

Then there's the classic, "I don't like exercise." But have you considered the consequences of not moving your body? Sometimes, reframing our perspective can shed light on the importance of staying active.

Now, let's address those negative self-talk monsters that rear their ugly heads when we're in motion. "This is torture. You're weak. You'll never be good enough." Sound familiar? It's time to drown out those voices with a chorus of self-compassion, self-awareness, and self-belief.

So, as we wrap up today's discussion, I encourage you to reflect on your relationship with exercise. What emotions come up for you, and how can you shift towards a more positive and empowering mindset? Remember, every step, every movement, is a celebration of your strength and resilience. Until next time, keep moving, keep believing, and above all, be kind to yourself. 🌟


  1. My body is capable of amazing things, and I honor it with every movement.

  2. Each step I take brings me closer to my health and wellness goals.

  3. I move with grace, strength, and intention.

  4. Every breath I take fuels my body with energy and vitality.

  5. Movement is my gift to myself, a celebration of what my body can do.

  6. I am in tune with my body's needs, and I honor them through movement.

  7. With each stretch and bend, I release tension and invite relaxation.

  8. I embrace the rhythm of life, moving with flow and ease.

  9. My movement is a reflection of my inner strength and resilience.

  10. I welcome the opportunity to connect mind, body, and spirit through movement.

  11. Every movement I make is a step towards greater health and happiness.

  12. I trust my body's wisdom and follow its lead in all forms of movement.

  13. Movement is not a chore but a privilege, and I approach it with gratitude.

  14. I am empowered by the strength and flexibility of my body.

  15. Each moment of movement brings me closer to my best self.

  16. I release any self-judgment and embrace the joy of movement.

  17. My body is a temple, and movement is my way of worshiping it.

  18. I am the architect of my physical well-being, and movement is my tool.

  19. I move with purpose, passion, and determination.

  20. With each step, I affirm my commitment to a vibrant and active life.

We Are Not Failing We Are Planning

What's the Plan for the week?

Journal Exercise -

What are my Initial thoughts about Exercise?

Do I have any Resistance to exercise?

How can I enjoy movement and make it part of my life?

  • Stay curious, stay determined, and until next time, keep writing, keep exploring, and keep losing those pounds!

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