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Of the body, & the mind. We can do athletic coaching - mostly running or personal training.  Working together to increase efficiency. To reduce injury. Perhaps to go faster or further.  Always, to be more aware ~ to move with intention. We can also do personal coaching - moving your mind. Health. Career. Life. Love. We listen to what doesn't feel good. Adjust, and move toward what does.

Move your body.  Move your mind. Enhance your life.

Beth Cline

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MoveMeant Challenge is Now Open For Registration.

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MMC2015Do you have a health or fitness goal you’d like to achieve in 2015?
If you’re like many people, you’ve got in mind a few resolutions or goals for the upcoming year.
AND, if you’re like most, those resolutions will be dropped and mostly forgotten by March.
The average person sets the same resolution ten years in a row.

This year, don’t be average – join the Movemeant Challenge.
Gain support, accountability, community, and a little push to not only achieve your goal, but to weave health into your every day.

For more details and to register go here.

Move. you are meant to.

Movement as sacred practice.

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

What if movement was a sacred practice in your life?
Or better yet, how can you make movement a sacred practice?
Not something you check off of a list, but something you live.
Something you LOVE.

Sacred ~ (adj) reverently dedicated to some person, purpose, or object; regarded with reverence.

What if you dedicated your movement practice to yourself ~ to becoming more you?
What if you regarded movement with respect?
Movement, either forward or backward.
Movement in the physical sense, but also mentally.
You are meant to move.
Exercising more.  Walking every day.  Running.  Yoga.  Weights.  Pilates,  Zumba.
Engaging and being present in your body.
Yet also, stretching your mind.
Taking a new class.  Speaking up in public.  Getting lost, and finding your way.  Stretching outside of your comfort zone.  Making new friends.  Feeding your passion.
Engaging, and being present in your mind. 
Movement.  As sacred practice.
move.  you are meant to.

 

Need some help in making movement sacred?
Join the MoveMeant Challenge today.

What do you love about the holiday season?

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re anything like me, you’ve received a ton of emails in the past week with all kinds of sales:  Black Friday.  Cyber Monday.  Small business Saturday.  (Who comes up with this stuff???)  You may have also heard people talk about the “Holiday madness” or “Christmas crazy”.  (Words are power, people.  Use them wisely.)  Or  you may have been witness to a meltdown.  In a parking lot, someone losing it over a parking space.  Or a rant online (or in person) about any number of things.

I’ve witnessed all of these things already, and it’s only the beginning of December.
So I’m asking you today, what do you love about the holiday season?
Doesn’t matter what you do, or don’t, celebrate.
What do you love about this time of year?
The fact is – you have a choice.  
You can get caught up in the so-called madness, or you can choose to appreciate what you love.

Me?  I love Christmas lights. And extra-hot, hot chocolate.  Cheesy Christmas music and the hope for snow.  Yes, I have a ton of stuff to do, and I can get lost in that overwhelm, or I can choose to breathe and appreciate the magic that this time of year holds for my children (and for me).
It’s all too easy to fall in line with that person ranting about crazy drivers or the “commercialization” of Christmas, but it’s much for fun to celebrate.  Celebrate the love that surrounds you. 
Redirect your thinking and focus on what you love.

It’s a choice.  Your choice.  Choose wisely.

may you be surrounded by love, laughter and the magic of the season.

What if every decision you make impacts your health?

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

What if every decision you make impacts your health?
Ponder that for a second.  

There are the “obvious” health decisions like what to eat or how to exercise.
Dig deeper.
Where do you work?  How many hours of sleep do you get?  What kind of shoes do you wear?  Do you sit all day?  or stand?  How much do you move? Do you travel for work?  Commute?  Do you like your co-workers?  How often do you vacation?  How much tv do you watch?  Do you go outdoors?  How do you relieve stress?  What’s your breathing like?  What are you thinking, right now?
I could go on….

You make decisions every day – many of them, a repeat of the day before.
With each choice, are you moving toward health, or further away?

** disclaimer:  exercising every day and/or eating greens frequently doesn’t guarantee health**

Sometimes, eating that cookie is healthier than the alternative.
Or skipping the gym, opting for a much needed nap that will do wonders for your psyche.
Baby steps toward health.

Know this: You are the master of your health and well being.
And every day you get to decide.
What are you choosing today?

What’s your body telling you?

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

It has been said that life is always talking to you. 
Giving you signs and signals.  Whispering to you gently. 
When the whispers don’t work, life throws a pebble and eventually, if it has to, a brick.
I’d say that your body does the same thing.
It’s constantly whispering to you ~ and perhaps, life might speak through your body?

There are the obvious cues:  growls to indicate hunger, yawns when you’re tired, headaches when you lack sufficient water.
What about the subtle cues?  The ones that we might miss or attribute to something else?
An unexpected rash.  Cold sore on your chin.  A pinched neck.  That uneasy feeling.  Or, that feeling of lightness.  Gas tank is full, and all systems go. That know-that-you-know-that-you-know feeling, deep in your gut.

What’s your body telling you? 
What subtle cues does it give?
Are you listening??
I’d love to know….

The more you listen, the more you learn.
and you don’t even need ears.

What does health mean to you?

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

How do you define health?
This is a question I’ve been asking just about anyone that will listen, and/or answer it.
Some conversations I’ve recorded (listen in here).  Others have been on the fly.
Over a glass of wine.  During a walk.  With a stranger at a coffee shop.
Today, I’m asking you.
How do you define health?

According to the dictionary:
Health ~ (noun)  the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor.

Most people assume that health revolves around diet and exercise.
That health is something we do at certain points in the day.  Going to the gym or eating greens.
I disagree.
Yes, fueling your body is part of the equation.
And yes, moving your body is oh so important (not to mention my favorite thing).
And yet, I can eat nothing but green food and exercise all day long and still be CRAZY.

So it’s not just diet and exercise.
Equally important in the health equation, is how you breathe.  How you think.
The energy you maintain as you move through your day.

Ponder this question:  how do you define health?
Take a moment and consider your own health.
What one thing can you do today to move toward  a sound mind and body?

Why I Run….(a series)

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

whyirunI run, because of how it makes me feel after.

Almost every morning my alarm goes off before 6am.  I know that most days, if I don’t run early, I don’t run.
But the moment the alarm turns on, my resistance is right there with it, and it goes a little something like this:
Is that a rain drop??  I think it’s raining.   I’m so tired.  The bed is soooo warm.  I can run tomorrow.  I’ll double what I was going to do tomorrow.  I’ll sneak it in later – like at 9pm.  I love running at night!

And on, and on.  I know rationally that the odds of me sneaking it in later are nil.  I’m not going to double my run tomorrow and rain won’t kill me.  Yet, sometimes resistance wins and I remain in bed – but the one thought that can shut it all down is this:

I will feel better when I’m done.

I know for a fact that if I can haul myself out of bed, and out the door, I will feel better as soon as my shoes hit the sidewalk.  And my day will be better because of it.

This is why I run.
And now it’s your turn.  Why do you run?

I’d love to know.

___________

I wrote this article for WatchFit about the reasons to run that you might never think about ~ most people can list the “major” reasons:  health, fitness, lose weight, etc.  But writing this article made me think about all of the “other” reasons, and there are more than 15.  So periodically I’m going to post why I run – and you can replace run with whatever it is you do, it’s still applicable.  Happy moving!

What experiment are you running?

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

You, are your own best laboratory and you’re always running an experiment, whether you know it or not.

Got a rash?
Loving your life right now?
Not feeling 100%?
Shoulder tension, every day?
Uncontrollable laughter, every night?

Whether you’ve got results you want, or don’t, look for clues.  Start asking questions.  How much sleep are you getting?  Who are you spending time with?  What are you eating? What you been touching?

Life, your body even, is a constant experiment – in how we eat, how we breathe, what we think, and how we move.  Are you paying attention?

I used to teach middle school math & science.
Every year I had my students participate in a science fair.  Each student had to run an experiment based upon the scientific method (six steps):

  • Ask a Question
  • Do Background Research
  • Construct a Hypothesis
  • Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
  • Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
  • Communicate Your Results

It was fascinating to see what they’d would come up with – and I’m realizing more and more, we do this every day.  Perhaps not to the same scale, not following every step, and certainly not putting it up on a foam board.  BUT we experiment every day.

What experiment are you currently running?

What information are you gathering (or not)? What questions are you asking?  Are you getting the answers that you seek?

The experiment can be tiny….or grand.  It’s up to you.
A few to think about:
How do I sleep longer and still get to work on time?
How can I wear yoga pants 24/7?
What foods suit me best/fuel me well (no matter what any magazine says)?
How can I seek more joy in my life?
How can I laugh out loud more?
How can I connect more?

and the list goes on….
What will you do?

off to the lab like a mad scientist…

Why I Run…(a series)

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

whyirun

I run because it provides a connection, an intimacy, with my environment.
For the most past, I run solo on the same path most days of the week.  I’ve seen this route at the break of day, in afternoon rain and lit by my headlamp after dark.  I’ve witnessed the leaves changing in the fall, and cherry blossoms that come in the spring.  The boats that anchor in the bay during the summer and the near silence in the winter.  I’ve watched a beaver swim in the water.  An eagle surveying the land.  I’ve seem homes built from the ground up, and gardens grow where land was barren before.

And it’s not only my surroundings, but the cast of characters along the way:  That fast old guy with skinny legs.  The homeless dude that walks the lake.  That gal with the crazy arm swing.  The speed walker that picks up garbage as she goes.  The group of old men that walk every morning.  I don’t know them, but I feel like I do.

This is one of my favorite parts of the run.
And now it’s your turn.  Why do you run?

I’d love to know.

 

I wrote this article for WatchFit about the reasons to run that you might never think about ~ most people can list the “major” reasons:  health, fitness, lose weight, etc.  But writing this article made me think about all of the “other” reasons, and there are more than 15.  So periodically I’m going to post why I run – and you can replace run with whatever it is you do, it’s still applicable.  Happy moving!

Do you know what you’re thinking?

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ever stopped for a moment to pay attention to the thoughts that run across your mind??  The average person thinks anywhere from 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts each day, and according to some research, as many as 98% of them are exactly the same as the thoughts the day before.  The more you think the same thoughts, the more ingrained in your brain they become.  It’s like creating a cd for your mind.

What are you thinking??  Have you stopped long enough to notice?

When I was in junior high, every night as I went to sleep I prayed to God.
And my prayer went a little something like this:
Dear God,  I love you so much.  Thank you for today.  Please help me to lose a lot of weight…..
Not sure what came after that, but I can remember thinking these thoughts almost every night.  I don’t know what I thought God was going to do or how praying for it might help, or even what “a lot” was (5 lbs? maybe 10??), or what would happen when/if I lost that weight….but that didn’t stop me.  For the better part of two years, this was my request, and this groove was recorded in my mind.

….Fast forward a few years….

My relationship with God and prayer has changed.  A lot.  Though, I still like to pray as I get into bed at night.  Most of my prayer is gratitude for the day that has been, and I can tell when I’m tired, or distracted because this gets played….

Dear God, I love you so much.  Thank you for today.  Please help me to lose a lot of weight….

It’s like a default to check if I’m paying attention.  When I catch it, I giggle, because I know it’s a sign that I’m tired and not present.  But it’s also a signal to pay more attention to what groove I’m creating at that very moment.

What are you thinking right now?  What thoughts are on repeat in your mind?
Might be time to lay some new tracks.

If you’d like some help, join us in Moving Evolution.  We’d love for you to join the fun!