MARINA's Workout Music
MARINA's Musical Health Blog
"Open Your Heart... Heaven Spins Around You!"
At a time in our country when so many people are experiencing problems economically,
the desire to reach out to spiritual alternatives is growing greater and stronger everyday.
Even people like myself who are not particularly religious have been grasping for something to make sense out of this difficult time in our culture.
I envy those folks who are able to tap into their own religious beliefs and bring themselves a feeling of comfort.
I recently saw the movie "Doubt" which brought up all types of questions in my own mind. God? Is one there?
is there indeed corruption within our clergy?
In addition to that film, could that image of a Rabbi caught on camera by a television news
camera where he was posing as a 13 year old on a social network to meet other teenagers actually be happening?
Now, these are not the reasons for my personal questions regarding the reality of religion for me, however,
it certainly has helped to perpetuate my own "doubt".
Being a mom of three who has lost 100 pounds preaching musical health and vocalizing my opinions to the health & fitness communities.
Oh, how I would like to believe.
The peace that I see on faces of children and families on Sunday mornings as they leave church all scrubbed and clean in their Sunday best.
The memories I have as a young child sitting next to my father in temple during the Jewish holidays.
Women in those dark suites complete with pocket books and gloves with their pursed lips and private grin.
The sounds of choral voices from both sectors that I have had the opportunity to sing with through out my own life as a singer.
The music. I love the music, but to be a believer?
That is something different.
For this reason I have written the song called "Heaven" at 132 beats per minute. Upon writing this song,
I popped on my Ipod headphones and walked through the streets of New York City with the car horns and thousands of people spinning around me,
but they made not a sound.
All I could here was the merger of choral voices streamed together with a trance like dance beat which every one of my foot steps walked to.
The music wrapping around me like a blanket. What a feeling! Please, make me a believer!
Take a listen. try it. No matter what you believe, move your body to experience Musical Health.
No matter what you are choosing, walking, running, treadmill
, etc., inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth.
Heal your mind and body with this workout music
song from me to you.
Open your heart. Heaven spins around you!
Stay well, and as always, in body and spirit,
Never Stop Movin'!
"Self, Don't You Get Lost Along The Way!"
How many of us who are trying to balance home, work, family and our health ever stop and think "Where did "I" go?".
Who is this person that I now don't recognize? With all the things that we do, especially us working moms,
we often forget who we were before we grew up. Maybe got married, maybe had kids. I ask, "who were you when you were young?"
What were the dreams and goals that have been compromised now in order to attempt to have it all? The American dream, honey!
Being a person who has lost 100 pounds and juggles home, work, family & fitness and gets written to by countless people around the
country dealing with their obesity struggle I have seen this time and time again; women who have lost their own sense of self.
This often tends to make them candidates who struggle the hardest with addictions.... food addiction being at the front of the pack.
These women who often lose this sense of self where food becomes their whole world, forever planning events around what the cuisine
will be rather than what the actual event is. Women who too often surround themselves with others who are also getting "Lost Along The Way."
After all, as the saying goes, "misery loves company"!
This is a time when there are many varying choices in our country of types of families, options to young women who may get pregnant at a young age.
As wonderful as having all this choice is, it also can bring complications to these young women. Maybe not finishing school,
therefore not being able to go for a better job, which in turn may lead to poverty which often goes hand in hand with obesity.
The inexpensive fast food choices that are affordable have certainly left a food-a-holic blemish on so many, especially young moms.
Don't get me wrong. Plenty of fantastic young moms and dads who's hearts are in the right place. However,
being able to juggle it all looks good on paper, but how does one do that exactly? There are never enough hours in the day or energy
left at the end of an exhausting day to stay tapped into one's dream let alone have the time or desire to keep going for it.
Time... money... energy.... gumption.... oye! Help!
This may help. Take time for you. No matter where you are or how difficult things might seem, "YOU" matter the most!
Taking care of your health is primo! Even just sitting for a few minutes with eyes closed - sitting up with straight back, shoulders down and back,
chin down. Inhale and exhale and think about you! Let your mind wander and drift into a sweet spot of memory and hope. If you can do that,
take it to another level. No time? Well, do this. Stand at your computer and walk in place to any of my workout music
songs, or simply stay in your chair and
bop to the beat. At a tempo of 160 beats per minute (bpm), hear my voice while I sing to you these words,
"I want to stay with you forever, as long as we are both together. It does not matter who is right, oh no, just keep that vision in your sight!"
You see as I tell you most everyday, I am like you. I too need that push and that motivation.
Being able to write to you and create music for you to stay on your health & fitness path in turn helps me too!
I thank you for that.
So, hear what I say... self... don't you get "Lost Along The Way!"
Now come on and break that sweat, and as always,
Never Stop Movin'!