I had never heard of intuitive exercise—or intuitive eating, for that matter—until I read a blog from Jenn at Fit Bottomed Girls.
Apparently, intuitive exercise involves listening to your body; it will tell you when, or even if, to workout on a particular day.
Jenn says that “sometimes it’s hard to know if it’s your brain or your body that needs a day off from exercise.” She then offers this advice:
“Sometimes they both need a day off—or three. And that’s okay. In fast, that’s totally what you should do. If you can sink down below the mental chatter that plays a ping-pong game of ‘yes, you should work out’ and ‘no, I don’t want to work out’ in your head and ask yourself: Self, what is the best for me today? Not what you should do or need to do but, but what your self would benefit most from. The answer might surprise you.”
Personally, I love the idea of intuitive exercise. But I’m afraid that my “intuition” will tell me, most of the time, that my body doesn’t need exercise today, thank you very much. Maybe tomorrow.
So how can I possibly delve beneath that mental chatter that mostly resists exercise to find out what my body actually needs?
I don’t know. I haven’t figured that one out, yet.