Exercise and meditation can be incredible life-changing habits, but they’re both also the hardest ones to commit to. Digital fitness entrepreneur Kait Hurley is trying to change that through her Move + Meditate practice that helps people cultivate stronger, more resilient bodies and minds.
Aileen and Kait talk about the danger of putting your self worth into your body, how to detach from self-judgmental thoughts, and how just physically showing up can be the hardest part of exercise.
In this episode we explore:
- 1:21 – School sports, self worth & the dark side of health and fitness
- 4:21 – How Kait’s unhealthy habits followed her from college to the workplace
- 7:12 – Move + Meditate Method: Expanding the practices of exercise and mindfulness
- 8:46 – Meditation as a practice of compassion and becoming friends with your body
- 11:01 – Advice for meditation beginners + Tips for a consistent practice
- 12:58 – Negative self talk from your inner critic & How to learn from it
- 18:49 – Advice for people who always end up lose the motivation to exercise
- 24:17 – Kait’s daily routine: Living and building the Move + Meditate practice
- 27:11 – Future direction: Coming full circle to her running origins with a new class
- 29:27 – Q&A: Kait’s dream life, recommended resource, life-changing habit, best received advice & favorite part about life
- Move + Meditate app – iTunes
- The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
- Body Love by Kelly Leveque
- Hunger by Roxane Gay
- Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
- Layla Saad – Open letter about white supremacy
- 2019 Artist of Life Workbook and Daily Planner by Lavendaire | shop.lavendaire.com
- Exercise needs to fit into your life, not the other way around
- My exercise needs to support me. I don’t need to work hard to support my exercise routine.