Body of Soul // Wellness + Spirituality

02 // How My Fitness Journey Led Me Down a Spiritual Path

Episode Summary

"Get fit". I remembering setting this as my New Years resolution years ago, during a time when I felt like I had lost complete control over my life. Initially, I started exercising and cleaning up my diet to change my outward appearance, in hopes that by doing so I would reclaim power over my life. Yet after spending years battling eating disorders, exercise addictions, and body dysmorphia, I found myself on a deeper journey of self-discovery, beyond the physical aspects of fitness. In this episode, I share my entire fitness journey , and how it ultimately led me down my spiritual path. I chat about... - The "life-shattering" event that broke my family apart and how it led me to fitness - My experience with eating disorders, exercise addictions, and body dysmorphia - Transitioning to "flexible dieting" / IIFYM - Getting into bodybuilding and powerlifting - My "out-of-body" experience while running, that changed my life - How my entire perception of my internal reality and the external reality shifted - Healing my perspective of exercise and nutrition (plus, going vegan!) - Cultivating self-love for my body, mind, and soul // Website: // // Balance your mind and body. Start the free fitness plan that infuses Ayurveda with modern exercise and nutritional science : // Follow me on IG: @sheischelseamarie