I am grateful that I reconnected with my deep desire to move with more joy this week. After the past several years of being off biologics (strong drugs I took to manage my autoimmune symptoms) it was hard moving easily and without pain. I felt all of the heights of an overworked immune system on my body. I don't recommend this professionally.
I personally did this approach, because I wanted to figure out what was working and not working while I tried an elimination diet and changed my lifestyle. At the same time, exercising for fun and strength slowly got placed on the back burner as I figured out how to work the healing practices into my life and control the fires I felt in my body.
I am now seeing a coach for help in reorganizing my priorities as I have more space in my life and feeling a lot better. I realized that the joy of movement - a major reason why I like to help people move and practice pilates, was missing in my life. I may not be at the same level of fitness and strength as I was in the past, but moving with more joy - at whatever pace it is - will bring so much more light in my life. We all could benefit from coaches, even coaches like me - so we can be as real and whole with ourselves.
Moving forward, I plan to share more movement exercises on my blog and IG, no matter how basic they are. The lesson I learned here is what matters is not what I do, but the quality and joy it brings to my life.