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Body Back Journey Week 5

Aloha!

We’re officially at the halfway mark of this Body Back session and I’m celebrating in Hawaii! And let me tell ya, if there’s anything good for your soul, it’s some relaxing time away! My husband and I decided to get away for TWO weeks, just the two of us, and we are having such a blast! We just FaceTimed the kids and they’re having an equally good time with Grandma and Grandpa that came to stay with them from 8 hours away, so everyone is happy!

Being here in Hawaii, I decided there’s no better topic to discuss than the meditation component of Body Back! And girl, can I just be brutally honest and tell you that I’m SO SO SO bad at meditating. I told my husband last night at dinner that the topic this week was meditation and I’m so high strung that I can’t seem to calm the heck down EVER and he said, ‘maybe that means you should practice meditating more’. And I agreed and told him that’s EXACTLY what that means.

During one of the previous Body Back sessions I attempted to start meditating. I downloaded an app recommended by a friend and was actually committed….for one week (because girl you know that was a challenge and I had to get my points). I was doing it before bed each night and actually felt like it helped me unwind and just release everything from the day. I was definitely not good at it and my mind was still going in a hundred different places, but I still felt good about it. And then I stopped. And never started again. WHY DO I DO THAT?!?!?

Luckily at the end of each Body Back workout there is a short meditation (so at least those days I’m still getting some personal quiet time). And if I’m being honest, it was one of the most impactful parts of the first workout I attended when I went to check it out. The workout was obviously great as well, but just having some quiet time that day (after pushing my body to the limits) and allowing my mind to turn off and relax was so energizing. Some days it’s focusing on your breath and sending that breath to certain areas of your body, some days it’s a short poem about motherhood (which 100% makes me cry every time), while other days it’s listening to a song about being strong and beautiful. But no matter which of those it is, you’re lying on your back with your eyes closed and breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth with the other strong mamas you just busted booty with and allowing your mind to wander or shut off or do whatever it needs to do. And taking that moment of peaceful silence for YOU. Because mama, that may be the only moment of peaceful silence you get that day. And you deserve it.

xoxo

Jeannie

***Halfway updates to come once I get back!!***