Being 5ft 2 with the hand-eye coordination of a small child, I have never been the sporty-type. As a result, exercise for me meant years of slogging it out in a gym in order to look fitter and more athletic than I actually ever was.
Until I started training with Kylianne in the Movement Room Studio, I had never really considered there was more to it than the simple equation of more calories out than in, leads to a banging bod – which if I’m honest, had led me to some pretty unhealthy habits.
While the past two years of movement training created a gradual shift in the way I perceive exercise, health and nutrition, I still hadn’t given much thought to ‘why’ this was important beyond the usual rationale of healthy living and looking good.
Fortunately, Kylianne was one step ahead and after completing her ‘Finding Your Movement Purpose’ program, not only had I uncovered ‘why’ I move, but I had re-evaluated my entire way of living!
Working through the program, I was forced to delve deep within myself to uncover the fundamentals of who I am as a person and what I want to achieve in my life… and as an expectant mumma at the time, this was a massive eye-opener!
One of the biggest things for me was identifying the kind of example I wanted to set for my child, and weeks later when I gave birth to my baby girl this became even more significant. With pressures still placed on women to look and act a certain way, I want to role model to my daughter that regardless of shape and size, health, wellness and a functioning body achieved sustainably and by moving in ways you enjoy is what really matters. I want her to always be kind and compassionate with herself and others, which means I too need to be kind to myself (something which has served me well in the early post-partum days) and I want to demonstrate that being female should never be a limitation, that she can do anything she sets her mind and heart to.
Among other things, I also learned that to be the best mother / wife / friend / colleague I can be, I also need to strive for balance, and give myself permission to take some time out to do things that enrich me both mentally and physically without guilt – something that has always been a weakness for me.
About now you may be wondering what any of this has to do with why movement… I questioned this too, but I can assure you it is highly relevant if you surrender yourself to the process and I wholeheartedly believe having this newfound purpose for movement has set me up for future success in so many facets of my life.
If you want to reconnect to what you really want, email firstname.lastname@example.org and request your FREE program.
Jessica Miller - Ambassador