September 29 and today’s workout is a fun tabata, 4 exercises, 2 sets each, 8 sets total: squats, lunges, planks, and bridges. Each set is 20 seconds of intense work, 10 seconds of rest=4 minutes. To figure out how fast to go, focus on going as fast as you possibly can and keep good form. The point of tabatas is to go hard, but remember that proper form is our protection from injury. One of the interesting things to note about movement is how it will make you feel. I don’t just mean it will make you feel your muscles, I mean it will make you feel your emotions. When I started working out I noticed that I would half way through a workout feel suddenly sad or elated or mad. It had nothing to do with the moment I was in but rather seemed to emotions that were trapped inside my muscles that were being released through the movement. When you are working through grief or depression or anger, exercise and movement can really offer you some relief. I notice this with touch too: touch will help you feel what you are feeling. That is why a hug is often the best medicine in the world. Today’s self care is to both give and receive a great hug today. Hugs are healing, and they encourage you to feel!