I have a confession
Here I am preaching about how important it is to move your body in order to create movement in your life. However, between finishing up the Shrink Session online program and the holidays, I am embarrassed to say, I barely moved my body AT ALL in the last 2 months.
In fact, I would say in that time, I have exercised 5 or 6 times (maybe!) And that was only because I was teaching my class. Other than that, nothing. Zero. Zilch.
Eventually this past week, not moving caught up to me. My thoughts started to get sticky and cyclical. I started to feel pretty low. Old negative self doubts of not being enough, not doing enough and not having enough started replaying in my head.
Have you ever been there?
What do you do to create that shift when you can’t seem to shake the blues?
A quick story/lesson:
Do you know the song by Maroon 5, Moves Like Jagger?
The chorus repeats several times, “I’ve got the moves like Jagger, I’ve got the moves like Jagger, I’ve got the moo-oooh-oooh-oooh-ves like Jagger.”
Not long ago, I was hanging with my 5-year-old nephew. We were playing with his cars and all of the sudden he stands up and says, “Auntie E, do you know THIS song?”
With his arms lifted straight to his side, he wiggles his little tush and sings to the tune of Moves Like Jagger, “I’ve got to move my JACKET, I’ve got move my JACKET, I’ve got to moo-Ooohhh-oooo-ve my JACKET!”
He thought those were the lyrics. Pretty cute, huh?
My message to you today is just that.
When you are feeling funky, off, negative, doubtful, or stuck you have to MOVE YOUR JACKET. It’s a fun way of saying that ya gotta get up and move your butt. Get physical.
Movement gets you out of your head and into your body. And I promise you, the solution to any problem does NOT come from thinking or over analyzing. Clarity comes when you are fully engaged in whatever you are doing.
So what did I do to MOVE MY JACKET?
Luckily, I just happen to have a bunch of workout videos I recently created:). And while I normally don’t enjoy watching myself on camera, yesterday I got my butt up and did a workout, with myself. Totes weird. People, am I allowed to give myself a testimonial? Is that legal? I had SO. MUCH. FUN. I was jumping and punching and sweating and smiling the entire time!
Yes, I made these for you. But now I realize, I also made them for me.
Because I need them. I need to move my body. I need to shout affirmations and be reminded of who I really am. I need to get clear on what I want for 2013 and make sure MY beliefs are inline with those visions. I need to be reminded EVERY DAY to not give in to small thinking, doubt and fear. EVERY DAY, folks.
If you know that blue feeling and have ways to combat it, tell me in the comments what you like to do to create movement in your life. Do you exercise? Do you meditate? Do you write? I want to know what works for you.
And, if you happen to be looking for some new ways to move YOUR Jacket, check out these two:
1. Visit us online HERE. Shrink Session workout videos are now up and running! Here is a pic one of the students in posted in the private Facebook group. She was just getting ready for her workout. That’s me, giving a little intro the INTENTION session. So fun to see!
2. Join us for a Live class. We kick off our January session this Wednesday at 6:30pm at Chelsea Studios. Sign up now. Space is limited.
I hope your new year is off to a fantastic start. And I sincerely I hope I get to MOVE MY JACKET with you in 2013.
P.S. Yesterday, my friend Kris Carr mentioned our work together on her blog. I helped her move her jacket while she was writing her latest best seller, Crazy Sexy Diet. In the blog, she gives you 6 amazing tips for how to Cleanse In the New Year. Check it out, she is quite the inspirational one.