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Your Body Remembers

05/25/2009 05:12 am 05:12:01 | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Naturally Thin has begun to show you how to eliminate your food noise, be present, not beat yourself up, and truly do what you can do in your life -- no one else's and no ficticious tv or book character's life.

So now let's talk about exercise. Here's the truth. I'm in good shape, I'm thin, and from the bottom of my heart, it is because I have learned to be naturally thin.

My mind plays tricks on me because I'm thinner than I was when I used to work out 5 days a week whether doing yoga or spinning or step or whatever obsession I had.

Then I would somehow fall off the wagon, beat myself up for it and not work out for a while. Or I would obsess over bringing workout clothes on a vacation, always squeezing a workout in and fearing that not working out would make me fat.

This people is "exercise noise," another issue I've somewhat combatted. Unfortunately now, I work out twice a week tops, I don't feel my fittest, and because of my schedule, I presently haven't done any exercise in 3 weeks. This bothers me because I want to be fit. I'm thin and marketing health and wellness and I feel a bit out of shape. So what do I do? What I do is know that this will pass, and on days like today, when I have a minute, I run and squeeze in a yoga class.

I don't beat myself up and not go because I know I won't be able to go for a while. I go and I enjoy it for what it is on that day in that moment knowing that if I have a calm week, I can go 3 days then.

The good news is that my body stays in shape because it remembers the days when I could work out so much. I don't obsess and go from one extreme to another. If I go somewhere that I can surf or walk on the beach or a spa, I do what I can when I can. The point is consistency. Exercise in a way that you can always come back to it.

This is having a good relationship with exercise and will keep you fit in an accessible, manageable way forever.