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Cindy

Happy Move It Monday!

Last night we were eating on our deck and having a gay old time. We went in to do the dishes and heard a thump and ran outside to find one of our large oak branches on the ground. I wrote this haiku right before that and was starring at our oak thinking, “those 2 branches have to go”.

Our bodies like the oak tree have a shelf life too and it’s important we listen to the messages they are giving us.

Most of us know that we have to Move It or We Lose it as the saying goes. Once I had a friend say “I’m not going to bike or hike anymore. I’m getting older and I only have a finite amount of steps left and I don’t want to use them exercising”.

At first I thought he was kidding but when I found out he was dead serious, you can imagine the conversations we had about that as a Life Health Fitness Coach and the amount of articles I gave him to get his attention.

There are countless articles written on the fact that exercise is imperative for our mental health, heart, brain, bones, hormonal system, helps us lose weight and the list goes on and and on.

At the time he was 60 and he’s now 79. Somewhere in between there he started playing golf and is lapping up about 10,000 steps. Of course he loves it and doesn’t perceive it as exercise which is a bonus since he’s getting a twofer.

The new buzz on the block which has been around for awhile now is that not exercising is worse for your health than smoking which definitely sounds like a fear tactic measure but if it gets people’s attention, then I’m all in. The basic premise is more people will die being sedentary than of smoking and maybe that’s because smoking has declined worldwide. There are countless articles and one that is simple and easy to understand is on the AARP website which you can read here.

All you have to do is stop working out for a couple of weeks and then start again to see just how much harder it is to start back. Your body needs breaks and rest but too many of them will put you in the sedentary category and especially if you spend a lot of time at a desk: it’s the kiss of death.

I don’t care what you do, just do something and doing something that you enjoy is half the battle and will keep you honest.

I took this picture for our friend Michele Lee from my inspired life when she was having her Moving Blog Challenge and had a haiku all ready to send but never got it to her. Great idea of keeping us moving Michele. Michele’s novella, The Coastal Cottage is coming soon so stay tuned.

When I was in Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas last month, I had the honor of meeting a yoga teacher, Adrianna and Scott a fellow Yogini. We put a little video together at the end of class to share with all of you today. You can do it a few times if you want to make it longer or go out for a walk and stretch after if you like.

Follow me if you need to modify as you’ll notice my hips were acting up. Listen to your own bodies signals because you don’t want to move so much that you can’t move later. Wear and tear on joints is a real thing. I’m actually meeting with the surgeon at the end of the month to get an evaluation and another X-ray and MRI.

Hope you enjoy the video and thanks again Adriana and Scott!

Have a wonderful day week ahead and Happy 4th! Get out there and move your bootie!

In Health,

Cindy

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Sheila โ€œSpiral Sisterโ€ Murrey
2 months ago

Dang about that tree branch. But glad it didnโ€™t hit anyone. Love your approach and reminder about physical movement. Ah! Hereโ€™s what I am doing, dancing!๐Ÿ’ƒ

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
2 months ago

Moving.

Homemaking in the Dunes
2 months ago

I tell my husband that sitting is the new smoking.

Homemaking in the Dunes
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Yes, with our decades age difference. it is important for him to move. I take care of myself and expect him to the same.

Ingrid
2 months ago

Move it or lose it is right – Iโ€™m getting back into yoga which feels wonderful: my body and mind are thanking me ๐Ÿ™

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
2 months ago

Love this post and its crucial message, Cindy, and your photos are gorgeous! I’m a little green because we love lake vacationing, but I’m happy for you. That deck, the sunset, and lights are pulling me in. ๐Ÿ™‚ And kayaking on the lake looks like fun! As to moving, well, I told you about my foot, so I’m walking less but slowly walking more if that makes sense, AND I just bought a stationary bike that arrived yesterday! So, that’s an option without putting impact on my foot. I hope I can still hike in August for our trip, after resting, but we shall see. We have to assemble the bike, but it should be easy. (fingers crossed) Anyway, Happy 4th of July, and enjoy! ๐Ÿฉท๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ†

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Thanks for your encouragement, Cindy! Have fun and get some deep breathing, relaxation in! โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ†โค๏ธ

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Too funny, Cindy! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹โค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ

Keith
2 months ago

Cindy, I want to be on that dock at sundown!! Looks great. Keith

Destiny
2 months ago

great times, Cindy.

Love your “move it Monday” inspiration ๐Ÿ˜

A wonderful week your way๐Ÿค

Destiny
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

most welcome ๐Ÿคโœจ๐ŸŒน

Jacqui Murray
2 months ago

I love my walks and Peloton tread. It’s made a huge difference for both my husband and myself.

petespringerauthor
petespringerauthor
2 months ago

Totally on board, Cindy. I’m grateful to have never been a smoker, but that statement got my attention. I retired six years ago to concentrate on my health, and there’s been no turning back. It’s required a lot of self-discipline and there are plenty of days I may not feel like moving, but I make myself. I also started eating like an adult (what the heck took so long?), but the real key for me is regular exercise. I’ve dropped 90 pounds, and I’m in a holding pattern at 195 pounds. Of course, I feel a ton better, other than the arthritic knee and back. I’ve got too many other things I still want to accomplish in life, and I refuse to let my health get in the way of that.

Michele Lee
2 months ago

Inspiring post! Thanks so much Cindy for sharing your generous and healthy nature, your “moving” photo, and for mentioning my novella. Love your kayak photo! There is no time limit on healthy movement, so bravo, you! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŒŠ

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

You are very welcome, Cindy. ๐Ÿ’— Your energy, thoughtfulness, and creativity continue to impress and inspire. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

Giada
2 months ago

Fantastic post and great photos!! Love your videos and photo of you with kayak, very great!!! Have a wonderful new week, I sending you a huge hugs!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™

Giada
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

You are most welcome dear Cindy!! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒน

thereluctantpoet
2 months ago

Awesome post, My Dear! Loved the great photo of you!!! Big Smile!!
Hope you are missing the heat? ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒน

ben Alexander
2 months ago

you go with your bad self, Cindy! <3

GraceoftheSun
2 months ago

You are so motivating, Cindy. Thanks so much. I needed this today. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Absolutely. Thank you ๐Ÿ’•

Marsha
2 months ago

Well, I’d better get up and move! Thanks again for all you do! ๐Ÿ™‚

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Kirstin and I are on a roll. I don’t think she’s missed 70,000 at all for about half a year, and I’ve only missed it by a few hundred for the same time.

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

It’s always a stretch. I do it a little at a time.

Karima Hoisan
2 months ago

For various reasons I had to give up my swimming routine for months and like you said..Boy oh boy it took a while to get back to the level I was swimming at. Now I am back to 5 times a week 1 km a day and it had made me feel I am actually reversing the time clock:) It’s amazing the energy I feel, even for my creative projects I am much more willing to just dig in.. Thank you, Cindy, for the wonderful (as always) wise motivation. You are our “practical magician ” that gets us more gracefully though our lives:)

Karima Hoisan
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Always my dear friend ๐Ÿค—

Ranjana
2 months ago

I will definitely practice yoga from this video. I love to add variety to my everyday workout routine.
If only we practice some type of movement daily, our lives will not depend on medicines. Regular evaluation is also important. Thanks for a wonderful post, Cindy. ๐Ÿ˜˜

katiemiafrederick
2 months ago

Value of A Well Rounded Education

Particularly When Physical Education
Requirements only Last Through
9th Grade for School Children

Where Eventually All They
May Become Limited to

Is Words Between Ears

A Life of Mechanical Cognition
That May Even Forget to BREaTHE Dear Cindy

Wonderful Advice on Using it or Losing Potentially
ALL oF iT Prematurely

AS Such

Particularly Love

For Life iN Peace
FRiEnDS With Gravity
Balancing Mind and Body Whole
God Yes Essence of Yoga Unity Complete

As WHeRE Peace Springs Love Blooms

Without ILLuSoRY Fears to SMiLE AGAiN

And Indeed Physical Intelligence Goes Hand
in Hand with Social Empathic Intelligence as

The Cerebellum Brings Compassion too

With More Neurons than the Rest of

The Brain Orchestrating in Part

Our Moves And Yes What
Moves Us Every Day

Our Physical
And Emotional
Feelings Sensing
Intelligences From Head to Toe and
So Much More in Terms of Doing Like
Proprioception Seeing With Our Bodies

Exploring More of Our Environment ThiS Way

And the Great Within For Interoception in Touch
With the Internal States of Our Bodies Hehe And
Spell Checker Ignorant of the Term in Even Spelling

It Hehe

Sadly True Those

Who Do Not Move Who Do Not
Play Become Ignorant of the 99.5 Percent

of Our Being Existentially Far Beyond Just
the .5 Percent That Makes Up our Word Thinking Mind

Play Slays Fear Our Bodies Will Teach Us How to BREaTHE Free

With
SMiLes..:)

Smitha V
2 months ago

Thank you so much for this post,Cindy. I’ve been on holiday for more than a month. I needed this to get back on track. I’m going to follow this yoga video NOW!Hugs

Smitha V
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Thank you, Cindy. You’re a star. Please keep doing what you do. You inspireโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—

Robbie Cheadle
Robbie Cheadle
2 months ago

Hi Cindy, a lovely post and a great reminder to excercise.

Poorwa Vishwakarma
2 months ago

Hey Cindy! This was such a motivating post, thanks for sharing with us. And your picture… I love that smile on your faceโค๏ธ

Poorwa Vishwakarma
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

You’re most welcome, Cindy โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–

Sheereen
2 months ago

Wonderful words Cindy

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
2 months ago

I will love to follow along

Thanks a lot for sharing

looks like you had a great time…..

Great thing

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The Sicilian Storyteller
2 months ago

Happy 4th of July, Cindy! ๐Ÿฅณ ๐ŸŽŠ

Eugi
2 months ago

When I get tired of sitting, I dance and do stretching exercises. It helps tremendously and I feel more energetic. I am glad no one got hurt by the falling tree branches. ๐Ÿ’–

100 Country Trek
2 months ago

Thanks for sharing this idea. I love all your words .Anita

Kym Gordon Moore
2 months ago

Oh honey, I certainly don’t have to worry about you not getting your groove thing on! But of course you have to keep on the move because of those babies on the way! ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿผ Love your video dawwwlinkkkkk…you ole show-off you! ๐Ÿ˜œ Thanks for the moving motivation! ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Oh girlfriend, you are soooooo welcome. Keep moving it ladybug, even if it isn’t on a Monday! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

The Wheelchair Teen
2 months ago

I’m glad you said not exercising is the new smoking and not sitting is the new smoking. As a permanent wheelchair-user, I used to hate that one. Especially since I went through eating problems as a teenager because of sentiments like that because it made me assume I must be inherently unhealthy because I couldn’t stand up. But the exercise one is good because everyone can exercise in some way or another like I do with my seated work-outs.

The Wheelchair Teen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Yes, close to 2 years actually! I’ve been really well. Things were very dark in The Netherlands and were definitely not going well so I moved to the U.K. and now live in London with my sister. I shaved most of my hair down and gave myself a chance to start over. Now I’m doing much better and have finally returned to blogging. True, wheelchair-pushing does take a lot of muscles. Not to toot my own horn or anything but they are pretty buff ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ xD. Keep spreading the amazing joy and positivity that you do with your posts. I feel so happy to be back to reading them.

KK
KK
2 months ago

I love the useful tips given in this post, including one comparing sedentary life with smoking. I think all should follow it for a better health. I also liked your photo and video. I prefer sun salutation. Thank you, Cindy! Stay always happy, active and blessed โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

That’s the mutual promise, Cindy! You’re always welcome ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

michnavs
2 months ago

Oh i love the yoga flow you shared Cindy..gentle but it knock some of my sleeping joints๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ

boundlessblessingsblog
2 months ago

So nice to see u enjoying yourself Cindy. Lovely video on yoga. So nice to be lazing on this beautiful porch. Awesome and wonderful post ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

Always welcome dear Cindy. Lot’s of love and hugs โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

rothpoetry
2 months ago

A great post and video, Cindy. This is so true. During covid I stopped going to exercise each week. By the time I started back a year and a half later, I could only do five reps at the lowest level on any of the machines! I was a big blob of gel!

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

You are welcome. I am still on track! Sent you an email about receiving your great book. Thank you!

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
2 months ago

ha ha… you have a lot on your plate!

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judeitakali
2 months ago

My body feels wrong if I go more than a week without proper exercise. Thank goodness I had a semi-pro rugby career through my secondary and university. I’m involuntarily wired into fitness.

judeitakali
2 months ago

Never really tried yoga though. I do the cross-fit stuff, and bodyweight workouts for now. I do want to try it sometime.

Dawn
2 months ago

The ‘have to’s’ in my life have taken over, leaving the ‘want to’s’ and ‘need to’s’ without any time or energy left. Hopefully things will settle down after the next few months, and I can get life back to a more normal routine again. I miss my kayaking and hiking ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

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