Once upon a time, for us, exercise was used as a form of punishment for all the ‘bad’ food we ate. It was all about calories in and out. We’d feel guilty when we skipped a workout and anxious when we swayed from our diets.
Our only goal was to lose weight or not put on weight.
This way of living and exercising was created from Diet Culture.
“Diet culture is the pervasive belief that appearance and body shape are more important than physical, psychological, and general well-being. It’s the idea that controlling your body, particularly your diet—by limiting what and how much you eat—is normal.”
Diet Culture is RUBBISH.
We’re so glad we began to question these sets of beliefs that came about from media, movies, magazines, marketing, people around us and ourselves.
Now, movement is part of our daily lives, as a method to welcome joy, to promote health and vitality and to simply help us feel good in mind and body.
Now, we care more about all the positive effects like better posture, better moods and feel-good hormone release, better balance and an increase in bone density. The list goes on!
Now, we don’t diet! We don’t see food as ‘good’ and ‘bad’, we don’t look at food as fuel alone. We don’t restrict ourselves only to binge on a weekend.
Now, we don’t constantly think and fret about our food choices. And this is absolutely life-changing.
This massive change in our mindset did not happen overnight. It took time. It took action.
We changed our way of thinking by linking a Self-Acceptance mindset practice to our Exercise practice.
Our new reason to exercise became a celebration of our bodies. It became a method to practice self-kindness and respect. It became a daily action of gratitude for our bodies.
And this is why we created the MerryBody Method.
MerryBody combines Yoga and Pilates with the mindset work of self-belief, body confidence, and self-acceptance. It’s a tool that helps you work out in a way that makes you feel good about yourself.
NOW… we don’t constantly think and fret about our food choices. And this is absolutely life-changing.
❌ This is why we don’t share before and after photos.
❌ We don’t ask you to insert your goal weight when you sign up.
❌ And you’ll never hear us say “lose the muffin top” and “thunder thighs”.
MerryBody is refreshingly different.
If you’re ready to experience this momentous mindset shift around the way you exercise, now is the perfect time to join.
We start our next daily movement and meditation challenge on 1 October.
For the month of October, we, the MerryBody Community and Family will be committing to a month of daily movement. This month has the potential to completely shift your thought patterns. We have a feeling that by the end of October you will feel a new level of inner confidence.
We run Challenges just like this about every 2 months. As a member, you can also access each and every past challenge too! From a 30 day Yoga Challenge to a 3 Day Core Challenge. You’ll find something perfect for YOU!
If you have any questions at all, we are here to help! If you’re worried about your fitness level or your lack of motivation, hit reply and tell us about it. We will let you know if MerryBody is right for you.
To be part of the Challenge, you simply need to download and sign up to MerryBody.
We begin on the 1 October! When you sign up your first 7 days are free, try out the first week and see if it’s for you! We can not wait!
Always merrymaking, Emma + Carla
Ps. You are amazing!