Maybe. Maybe Not.
I exercise for strength,
© elizabeth patch,
from More to Love
Do you think of exercise only for the purpose of weight loss?
Is the joy of walking through a park in springtime measured by how many calories you burn?
Does the feeling of power you get when you use your body to dance or lift or stretch or make love disappear when you realize you haven’t dropped a pound?
has many, many benefits
for bodies of all shapes, sizes, ages,
and levels of ability:
- Increased levels of energy
- Reduction of stress
- Relief from pain
- Increased flexibility
- Better stamina
- Improved muscle tone
- More restful sleep
- And yes! better sex
Weight loss from exercise is not guaranteed,
but so what?
Women are brainwashed into believing that it’s our appearance that matters most.
Yeah, it’s great to look hot & stylish & sexy,
but it’s just as great to feel strong, energetic, rested, recharged, flexible, pain-free, and fit.
Your one-and-only life deserves the benefits of
more energy, relief from stress and pain, increased stamina, better sleep and sex.
Your one-and-only body deserves the benefits of
regular movement, joyful movement, challenging movement, relaxing movement.
These benefits are for all bodies, every body, your body
whatever size you happen to wear.
I exercise for strength, for health, for fun, for ME!
What is your favorite form of happy exercise/movement?
How does it make you feel?
Does it matter if you lose weight or not from exercise?