Why “Exercise” is Bad For You
Yo! Transformation Nation! What’s UP?
Today’s Mind Mastery Moment is AWL about YOUR awesome BODY!
When many people hear the word “exercise” it often conjures up unpleasantness:
Sweat. Discipline. Sore muscles. Aches. Pain. Inconvenience. Stinky socks.
Even embarrassment to be seen in a gym in less than perfect conditioning.
If you’re in fabulous shape and just want to go for a run listening to today’s Wide Awake Hypnosis Session hear it is:
But haven’t we forgotten something? We want our bodies to be healthy and fit because being healthy and fit allows us to have a hell of a lot of FUN in these “bodies” of ours. I prefer to call them “Space ships”.
Think about it! Your body is actually the VEHICLE in which you move around this “earth plane”.
If you didn’t have a body to live in where would you be?
EVERYTHING we perceive about this world comes to us through the receptors of our bodies.
- Light bounces off the receptors in our eyes and we assemble pictures on our mental movies screens.
- Sound energy bounces off the receptors called our ears and we make sense of the sounds in our minds…
- We send nerve energy down our arms to reach out and “touch” something with our finger and interpret the information there as an external feeling.
- We think certain thoughts and create emotions that we fell internally,
- and then there is taste
- and smell…
Ultimately we are consciousness inhabiting this “animal” called our body.
But most people have no clue how to actually communicate effectively with their bodies to get the results they want.
In fact most people treat their pets way better than they treat themselves.
For example, I’m watching my friend Mike’s beautiful Labrador Retriever for a little while. And being with her every day has reminded me about the response-ability we have as “owners” of our bodies, to take exquisite care of them.
And taking exquisite care of our bodies includes, eating the highest quality food, getting plenty of rest AND… MOVING, STRETCHING, BREATHING, STRENGTHENING and yes CHALLENGING our bodies to stay strong and healthy.
That, unfortunately doesn’t happen by sitting around all day at work and then sitting on the couch watching TV in all your “spare” time.
Our bodies are designed to MOVE
Today’s Mind Mastery Moment is all about YOUR BODY.
The reason “exercise” is often a bad word is because it has been associated with negative feelings, thoughts, old traumatic associations from childhood (I don’t know about YOU but I was ALWAYS the last one picked for any sports team in gym), all the times you tried and failed to discipline yourself to work out…
and ultimately these are all ideas in your mind.
So let’s shift that today shall we?
What if instead of exercise we called it PLEASURE MOVES?
Kids don’t “exercise.” They just go outside and play (that is, if they are not so totally addicted to video games that they stay inside like zombies on even the nicest day).
What do they do to “play”? They run around! and it’s all for fun.
Horses will often run flat out for the sheer pleasure of it.
Birds are often observed flying for the sheer love of it.
Dolphins and whales explode the surface and splash back into the sea for FUN.
What do YOU do? What movement feels good for YOU?
So your assignment today (should you choose to accept it) is to MOVE YOUR BODY…
Move it In a way that is enjoyable and pleasurable. Stretch it. Wiggle it. Bend it. Work it. Go for a walk. Climb a flight of stairs instead of taking the elevator. Park in the farthest spot and walk a little more to get into your workplace or wherever you are.
And take a few moments throughout the day to get up from your desk, stretch as tall as you can and BREATHE! And while you’re at it… what would it be like if you did a r… e… a… l… l… y… s…l…o…w squat?
The slower the better.
See if you can squat down in 10 slow “mississippi’s”…. then s… l… o… w… l… y come back up…
Ahhhhh! Notice how good that feels! PLEASURE MOVEMENT!
And for your listening pleasure (and wide awake hypnosis session), USE today’s Transformation Song as your sound track. It’s all about moving for the sheer LOVE of being able to.
If you want to go deeper with me around the entire health and fitness challenges in your life, check out my proven program:
“It’s Not Just About The Food!”
(It’s pretty much exactly what I follow every single day and the reason why I have just recently dropped ANOTHER pants size – 35″ vs. 40″ a year or so ago). It has powerful NLP tools and techniques, kick ass self-Hypnosis sessions and leading edge “slow burn” ways to actually get the benefit of hours and hours and hours of “exercise” in just a few minutes each day (without danger of injury or boredom).
So what did we learn today?
- Associating negative stuff to the word “exercise” sometimes keeps us from moving our bodies.
- Moving our bodies can be something we LOVE doing. Something that is deeply PLEASURABLE (and therefore NOT requiring WILLPOWER or DISCIPLINE).
- Our old associations with Exercise can be changed if we change how we think about it as well as the words we use to describe it to ourselves. “Why do I LOVE to MOVE my BODY in PLEASURABLE ways?”
- There are actually leading edge ways to get the benefit of intense “exercise” in a fraction of the time that the average gym rat thinks is necessary to show results.
- And sometimes the right MUSIC can make MOVEMENT MAGICAL.
HEY! I’ll race you to the top! Ready? Set? Go!
BTW, I love you. Peace and grooviness. COWABUNGAH!
p.s. Some amazing stuff is happening these days in the recording studio. I can’t wait to play some of the new arrangements Joe Mennonna is creating…. soon. I promise. Thanks for your patience and support!!!
p.p.s. and after my recording session yesterday I went for an incredible walk with Leila the Lab… for the sheer FUN OF IT!