Circle of Life

One practice I do with my coaching clients is examining and evaluating their Circle of Life. The Circle of Life centers around the primary foods in your life: Career, Spirituality, Relationships, and Physical Activity. When I have my clients look at their life in this way they can really see where they really need to focus their time and energy in making positive changes. They also see where they need to keep doing what they are doing because it is working for them! 

I want to touch on physical activity and how this one slice of the Circle of Life bleeds into other slices for me. On Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, 2016, I participated in a relay across America called the United Relay of America with my running group, runhers, and our Norman chapter led by the wonderful Laura Mullins. We grabbed three stages of the White Route as it came through the heart of Oklahoma. We ended up with 20 miles starting at 10:50pm on Friday night and ending at 3:45am Saturday morning. I, along with a couple other of my great friends, ran 16 miles of that total together. We ran with new people, had awesome conversations, took in the sights of our city on our feet, and enjoyed a great new experience together. 

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Physical Activity feeds me in so many ways: relationships, career, health, creativity, spirituality, joy, and social life. Through teaching regular group fitness classes throughout the week, running with these awesome women every week, and a yoga practice, I have found a way to maximize this part of my primary foods. I have been developing my routine for a few years now and have found ways to move that I love and have met so many great people in the process. It has become a staple in my life. 

So, how does this correlate to each person individually? You absolutely need to find ways to move your physical body that you enjoy. Just like one person's food is another person's poison, exercise and movement is not the same for everyone. I know so many people who hate to run. That's okay! Cycling and swimming are also wonderful ways to get cardio. Maybe dance classes are your thing. It doesn't matter how you do it, what matters is that you are doing it. Experience how it can bleed into your life in other ways and improve your overall quality of life!

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If you are interested in becoming a coaching client or curious what that looks like, fill out a Health History and submit to set up a consultation or email me directly at staci@wanderingheart.net. I would love to help guide you to reach your health and lifestyle goals!

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