I get asked my views on exercise all the time.
….Is it bad to want to exercise if I’m trying to ‘love’ my body?
….What’s the best exercise for me to do that is aligned with loving my body?
….How can I stop feeling crazy around exercise?
….How do you exercise and not feel out of control around it?
A long time ago, when I felt out of control around food, I was also out of control around exercise. To put it bluntly, as long as I hated my body and felt like my weight dictated my core self worth- meaning who I am as a person is measured by the appearance of my body- I was out of control around anything that I perceived would make me ‘thin’.
HIIT, juice cleanses, vegan diet, sugar free diet, personal training sessions, boxing, running, weight training….how can you not get obsessed with exercise when you’re attaching it to an outcome such as weight loss?
And because you probably know that by now I think that people diet and feel ‘crazy’ around food because of issues with their body, which on a deep level translates to poor self worth. You don’t like your body all that much, so you don’t like yourself, so you diet. That’s the cycle in a nutshell….