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How Much Exercise Do You Actually Need? The 3 Things You Need To Make It Happen // Routine Reset Day 6
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I was sitting with a new client this week. She is a beautiful young woman. The kind of woman with a body that doesn’t fit our culture’s expectations. And yet, she possessed an aura of beauty about her.
She came to me because she said she was bigger than all her friends and she struggled with this. She said she was trying to like her body, but it feels like a losing battle because the fact of the matter is, she is in a bigger body.
We addressed a lot in our conversation, including a lot of the skills we work through in the Empowered Eating Method such as: body image resiliency, the body image scale, and values work. But, at the end, we had a particularly interesting conversation about exercise.
I asked her how she felt when she moved her body- and she said she felt better! She said, when moving her body it felt stronger and more energetic - and even though her body doesn’t physically change when she moves it for a few days, she has more confidence.
Then, I asked her why she doesn’t move her body more regularly. Her answer was something I think so many of us can relate to. She said, because when she misses a day, she feels like a failure and so she falls off the wagon. This all-or-nothing mentality, with an undercurrent of diet culture, insinuates that exercise is something that must always meet a certain expectation, or criteria.
Today in the routine reset we going to identify the top three barriers to regular, fun exercise, and discuss how to overcome them.
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Cheers and happy eating!