A Body, In Motion…

Published On August 6, 2012 | By Gypsy | A Slice of Life, Health

Walking with Teah - Food Gypsy

Newton’s Law of Motion applied, in real life:  A body in motion stays in motion.  Recently while walking past my reflection, I noticed something on my leg, much to my surprise, it was my ass.  Oddly, my mirrored self also appeared deeper and fuller than I last remember it, this might explain the tightness of one’s undergarments.

After a year of ill health it’s good to be back to feeling good again.  There is nothing that has greater impact on one’s life that a long period of illness and inertia, and nothing improves the body and mind so quickly as movement.  My size and shape were not really a surprise, but when you look in the mirror and don’t connect with the person you see, it’s time for change and the first thing one must change is one’s thinking.

It’s easy to feel victimized when you feel betrayed by your own body.  After years of vibrant health, clean living and care given to all aspects of wellness;  months of recuperation and lack of energy can suck the joy right out of your life.  So I painted my toes, laced up my sneakers, and started living a new story of well being.

Mine is a body that loves to move.  Without appropriate physical activity my metabolism slows and my waist grows (and apparently my butt shifts).  This is not news to me, after a lifetime of battling bulges with every conceivable diet, I’ve learned to stop fighting and move with the body to find optimal health.  A few simple adjustments in lifestyle make a big difference in how I feel and how life moves around and through me.

First; I don’t pay much attention to the numbers on a scale.  I know by how my body feels and how my clothing fits, almost exactly what I weigh.   Second; I make food my friend, so while I may cut back on sugar and fat and watch portion sizes, mostly I watch my diet for balance adding back plenty of fruit and veg and for me, “balance” includes treats and sweets.  And last, but not least, I MOVE!

I dance and sing and bounce and bike but mostly, I walk.  Early morning walks with our quirky canine Teah at the end of the leash, is my first step towards renewed fitness.  It costs nothing, it’s an easy and simple solution that gets this body in motion.  Feel stuck?  Get moving!  Fresh air, nature and forward motion.

Moving forward after a long period ‘at rest’ shifts energy levels and boosts serationin.  I can feel my “happy” bouncing back, three weeks into our routine and our world is shifting in a number of ways.  Moving forward, getting traction, gaining momentum in the journey of life.

Applied physics, it’s a wonderful thing.  Thanks Newton.





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About The Author

"Gypsy" is not my real name." A freelance food & travel writer & photographer based in Aylmer, Quebec. Corinna Horton trained at Le Cordon Bleu, spent five years as the owner of Nova Scotia's Dragonfly Inn, and is currently between big, shiny kitchens as she focuses on family and what's next in this delicious life.