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It’s Move it Monday and as we move into April with the vaccine underway and more and more people vaccinated, we are hopeful for a continued reduction in cases with a hopeful eye on the future, as we get the virus under control.

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year of staying in and masking up when we go anywhere and in many ways it feels like a lot longer;  especially for those that have gotten Covid,  lost loved ones, their businesses and income or suffered from mental health issues.  Covid has been a black cloud for some and my heart goes out to all of you who have been shaken to the core of this dreadful disease. 

It’s no wonder depression is on the rise and mental health has been compromised with isolation at a high. Winter months with reduced light is always challenging but here comes the sun with spring blessing us with warmth and light, so it’s time to celebrate and get our booties moving.

While some are thriving in this virtual reality world those are far and few between.  For the most part, it’s been challenging for everyone and especially for people in big cities that are stuck between 4 walls everyday.  

According to one survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 40% of respondents—from a pool of more than 5,400—experienced a negative mental or behavioral health condition in the month of June alone; problems included anxiety and depression (CDC 2020). And the American Psychological Association’s Stress in America™ 2020 survey of more than 3,000 adults found that tension hit parents and people of color particularly hard, with many respondents stressing about the coronavirus, the economy and the government’s response to the pandemic (APA 2020). 

The effect this has on our psyche can be insurmountable making getting up and moving critical for our mental state, not to mention our physical state.  Weight gain is also on the rise with less movement with everyone glued to our computers.  I’ve even spent hours on end at the computer writing when my job is generally active 24-7.  Kudos to you if you are making exercise and healthy eating part of your life and adhering to a program.  

Never before has it been so important to clear our head and break away from screen time.  Exercise increases serration levels which reduces stress, combats depression, anxiety and addictive behavior such as drugs, alcohol, porn, over eating , etc. You are not alone and there are many scientific studies that show how movement and exercise can help combat these conditions and have better outcomes against the negative outcomes of mental health effects of the pandemic.  Not to mention it helps weight-loss, reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, reduces diabetes, increase immune function, reduces auto immune disorder symptoms, helps with Alzheimer’s etc.  

SO…. HERE COMES THE SUN!!!!!

NO MORE EXCUSES!  IT’S TIME TO DO THIS AND REMEMBER TO STAY MINDFUL AND BREATH which helps calm your nervous system, increase oxygen levels, and keeps your eye on the task at hand keeping you centered and relaxed.

Some of you started when I wrote my last Move It Monday and I gave you a base program to start with.  Refer to that if you let it go by the wayside.  

Otherwise, it’s time to step it up and I’ve devised a 22 minute workout to do just that.  It’s a begining intermediate class but you can do it in segments and curtail it the level you need to.

Part of a No Guts No Glory class on a client Zoom session a little video glitch but what the hey, it’s Covid. lol!

Encourage More Daily Movement

We should all move our bodies in some form or fashion every day, says Hillary Cauthen, PsyD, executive board member for the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. With the pandemic restricting many of our activities, it’s more important than ever to take daily walks (or runs), twice-weekly weight training, and 10- to 15-minute stretch breaks throughout the workday. Set up a buddy system or check-ins between training days. The more we move, the better they can tame stress.

IDEA is a Health and Fitness Association I am a member of if any of you want to check it out from time to time and I extrapolated some of my information from their sound advise.

Happy Monday wish is was Sunday, I don’t have to work day but it’s just another manic Monday. Hey, but I did have a good weekend and I hope you did as well. We woke up to the coyote laying at the pool sunbathing and Hunter up at 3, 4 and 5 wanting to chase it and so bummed I didn’t get a picture for you.

Make it a great day and week and Happy Celebrations to all of us as we get out in the sunshine and move!

Thanks for your continued support, liking (if you do of course), commenting and or sharing if you’re inclined.

Blessings of Light and Love,

Cindy

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Keith
2 months ago

Cindy, good post and instructional video. I always like picking up new exercises to blend with my current crop. You also picked a great Beatles tune to boot. Keith

sunith83
2 months ago

Awesome instruction video. I am definitely going to add it to my routine and this would help me to mix exercises up! Great post. Thank you as always 💝💝

sunith83
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

💝💝💝

Offshorewriter
2 months ago

To many, last year was not good definitely. And mental and health issues are in the rise 😐 Thanks for this inspiring post Cindy. You always have good things to share with us. ❤️❤️ The 16 year old in the video is amazing 😂😂

Ingrid
2 months ago

Thank you for the advice and the workout video Cindy! I moved it Monday running after Ollie on his new bike: he’s my new personal trainer 😅🤣 🏃‍♀️

Nawazish
2 months ago

Nice work out video Cindy!❤

Soni Cool😎
2 months ago

Awwww amazing video cindy💖💖💖 really its been an year we are like this, surrounded by corona…hope everything becomes fine soon… Again ‘soon’ god knows when!!! Have a nice day dear💖💖💖

Kritika
2 months ago

Its a fun workout. I enjoyed the energy it was reflecting. I always enjoy workouts. 😀
All the best for the new week! Take Care!

Kritika
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Its not much of an enjoyment now. The virus has curbed the real fun. Need to hold on for a while because of it.
(Hearts) Have an awesome week!

Kritika
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Ah no. I have not caught the virus. We play colours with friends and family which was not possible because of the virus precautions.
Love and Hugs to you too 🙂 Hope people who have caught it heal soon.

Kritika
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Much Love 🙂 🙂 xoxo

akshita1776
2 months ago

The video is awesome!
Very inspiring post! 2020 was definitely the worst year for me and for almost everyone i guess. Thanks for this!! You are always brimming with positivity and sharing that with us!

Sarah Davis
2 months ago

Yes Cindy! Thanks for the reminder about your YouTube channel. I can practice with you!

joycemaryj
2 months ago

Thank you for such a good advice and motivation. Hopefully when the

joycemaryj
2 months ago

Hopefully when the lockdown is over everyone would be able to come to a normal mental health. It will be a slow process but we can do it.

MariaTeresa
2 months ago

Movement medicine is what heals my soul everyday. It’s so very important for grounding and staying in the flow with life, glowing from the inside out! Motivational Monday beauty my love😍 Here’s to an awesome new week as we step into April 💖💐🌠😊🎆

MariaTeresa
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Awesome, sounds good 👍I love to learn and am always open. Yes, March allowed for a big release and April will be ushering in what’s new to bloom 💓😊

roughwighting
2 months ago

Fun! I move every day- today it was Zumba, tomorrow it’s cardio core. Makes such a difference in my mood!! Great post.

Curt Mekemson
2 months ago

Damn, makes me want to go out for a walk. Wait, I just did that. Maybe I’ll go for another one. Good advice, Cindy. –Curt

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Laughing. I didn’t go for another walk but we did manage Qigong, Cindy.

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

That happens. 🙂 Sometimes we skip a Qigong move and then start wondering. Did we do that or not.

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Absolutely not!!! 🙂

ashok
2 months ago

All the best for April and happier and healthier times ahead Cindy. But I am very sceptical of mass vaccinations. I remain a Happy Fruitarian 😊😊

Stay blessed. Stay loved 🥰

ashok
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

I understand this Cindy and am with you. What we do is never as important as Why!! All the best to you. All shall be well 💖🙏

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marlene ford gf Sesse
2 months ago

Uplifting post and awesome Workout you certainly have high energy and vitality.

Filarance
2 months ago

Its very nice!! 💕💕 fabulous!!💖💖 loved to read it.. very interesting!! 🤗🤗

Shayan Das
2 months ago

An inspiring post here with an awesome workout video. I didn’t know you’ve a YouTube channel too. It’s worth subscribing!

Navin
2 months ago

Cool instruction video….thanks for saying your thoughts n facts, Cindy….”Never before has it been so important to clear our head and break away from screen time. “….interesting….I think, we use more screen time….but true, no more excuses….lovely sharing, dear Cindy ✨😊

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Haha….there’s always a reason whatever happens….have a peaceful evening ❤️ ✨

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

I’m feeling better, thanks….but the highs & the lows are the constant flows….that’s how it is….it’s ok to not be OK ✨❤️

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

❤️

Gabriela Marie Milton
2 months ago

Good morning Cindy. Uplifting and beautiful. I agree with one of your followers: now we can all practice with you. That will be lots of fun.
Love
G.

365dniwobiektywielg
2 months ago

Super women

365dniwobiektywielg
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

it’s nice to read it…

Roser
2 months ago

Nice and helpful tutorial, Cindy! Do you have a YouTube channel? 💐

Roser
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Thank you so much! 😊

Chris Adedoyin
2 months ago

🙂Thanks, Cindy for this great post. I will have to buy Into physical exercise these days.

Michele Lee
2 months ago

You are a treasure, Cindy. Thank you for your thoughtful, relevant, and motivating words.🙏🏻 I love the video and appreciate that you are encouraging people to move by showing, not just telling. 🙌🏻 Love the song too. 🌞 💖 Have a wonderful day beautiful lady!

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Thank you for giving so generously of your time, leading others through movement. 💖 I do like a few Beatles songs and that is one of them. It is such a happy song and perfect for this time of year. 🌞

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Super! Will watch for it.

Jonathan Caswell
2 months ago

Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
WELL-SAID HOORAY!!!

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

NOPE BEFORE 😀

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

yup–it’s important to get a post up there quickly.

ben Alexander
2 months ago

Cindy, your energy is so full of positivity and warm friendliness. You’re a treasure.

<3
David

Pooja G
2 months ago

Exercise has helped me so much both with my mental and physical health. Also I love the title- one of my favourite Beatles songs 🎵

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Yes absolutely!!

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Laleh Chini
2 months ago

That was a great video, and a beautiful description, Cindy.😘

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Always.❤️❤️❤️

Lokesh Sastya
2 months ago

Wonderful post Cindy. Stay healthy, wealthy and wise.😊💐💐

Lokesh Sastya
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Promise me, you will stay happy and cool as always.😊

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
2 months ago

Agreed, Cindy! The cumulative effects of this virus on our minds and bodies is terrible. And exercise is so good! Love this post. I’m guessing the coyote feels the love coming from your house and wants to bask in it! 🌞💕🌞

Athira
2 months ago

Beautiful post Cindy…Stay healthy and positive..

Athira
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Yes Cindy, I was not that much active on these days..Glad to see you too…🙂

Athira
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Not that much, sometimes I felt to take a break..
Yeah now back again to meet you all…🙂

Halbarbera
2 months ago

Excellent workout and instructional post…depression on the rise, but even more worrisome to me—-maybe—-political tribalism!

blogs 2 u
2 months ago

Here comes the sun, here’s comes the rain

blogs 2 u
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

we need it to clean things up

aruna3
21 days ago

Nice and inspirational post in this pandemic time,dear Cindy!!🌷

aruna3
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
21 days ago

Right😊😊😊🌹🌹🌹🌹most welcome ,my dear friend!!❤

aruna3
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

True.Indeed,my dear Cindy!!❣💖

aruna3
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

❣❣❣💖💖💖💖for you too-have a wonderful day and much love , hugs💝💝💝💝💝💕💕💕💕💖xxxxx

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