Episode #25 Mind Movement Owning Up To Your Strength - Rebecca Carr - Podcast

Episode #25 | Mind Movement: Owning Up To Your Strength with Rebecca Carr


In today’s Podcast, Liz Lima is with a special guest, Rebecca, a mindful movement coach who caters to all women in all walks of life. Rebecca’s work particularly associates women with children who see fitness as an important aspect that needs to be balanced with the juggle of career and the role of a mother. Mindful movement provides an opportunity for mothers to take charge of their own fitness, their own health without leaning too much to the bandwagon of expert opinions about working out and how one should look, be or act.

Rebecca’s mindful movement also looks out for preschool and school-aged children by bringing into their homes the gymnastics or dance practices that they need. Say goodbye to expensive studio classes and hello to private tutorials at a friendlier and more convenient approach. This provides an environment that’s easier for mothers to navigate into and the children to be comfortable with. The exercises incorporated into the sessions will be made more enjoyable and more effective.

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In this podcast, we also cover:

05:30 - Transitioning

07:02 - About children having fun

14:12 - Being a friend

15:31 - Being responsible for yourself

17:00 - Moving on your own

24:10 - Uncomfortable changes

26:53 - Your way, their way

31:29 - What’s best for you

35:11 - Being passionate about something

As a mother, you don’t get to do the things you do before as often. A lot of challenges come up that requires you to stand on your own two feet and start doing things by yourself for yourself and your family. Facing situations headstrong is a lesson not learned the easy way by a lot of women. Sometimes we go through uncomfortable changes in life, love, self-searching in order truly figure out what’s best for ourselves and our kids. Being a mindful movement coach has this huge responsibility to influence and empower more women to go out there and do their thing, taking the kids along the way. Mindful movement promotes a healthier mind, body, and state of being.

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Liz Lima:

Hello Venus Warriors. Thank you for joining us on this special interview episode. As you know, I will have separate episodes that just showcase women who have been through a lot in their lives. They've overcome some challenges, obstacles, and really a flourish now in their business, launched their own business or are going after what they've desired and felt that is their passion and their purpose. And so as always, I have an incredible woman with me today. Here is Rebecca. Thank you Rebecca for coming.

Rebecca Carr:

Thank you so much Liz. I'm really happy to be here.

Liz Lima:

Absolutely. And so this is where I be quiet and I let you tell us, tell, tell our listeners what exactly you're doing right now with your business to serve people.

Rebecca Carr:

Okay. So right now in the mindful movement coach, and I'm a big holistic living advocate, so I do a lot of help with mothers mostly, but also women without children. a lot of my audiences, more mothers though because I work in the kid zone as well. Um, so I helped them to move beyond what the experts or so called experts are. The mainstream people have to say about how they need to be fit, how they need to lose weight, how they need to do this exercise to do this. And then overall, um, the fitness becomes into the health aspect of it too. So I notice, especially as mothers, but women in society, we're getting told always what to do, how to look, this is what's going to work for you. And it's just as a mother, especially, you just kind of, okay, well I have these kids and I really need them to be healthy, so I'm going to listen to everybody.

Rebecca Carr:

What, they're an expert. They have a title they need. They're telling me, or this book is saying it's, and I can't tell you how many times books have influenced so much of us and sometimes the book, you know, it's written by a man that is maybe never even had a child. And, so I work with them to move beyond that and get the power to do it themselves. And then for the fitness is really my, the movement. Like I said, mindful movement. It's kind of, not really a term that everyone knows, but it's, it's about moving beyond the workouts and actually learning how to incorporate movement into your life so you don't have to be working on, in order to be fed. And I'm here to prove it, you know? And there's, there's all kinds of other ways that we can be fit and we can be healthy just by knowing how we're moving every day and changing our environment.

Rebecca Carr:

So a little bit. So that's kind of where I'm at right now. I have a course out, my first course is out, it's for a preschool age. It's for kids. So, because I've heard a lot of mothers, they, they can't afford to send their child somewhere to get some of the activities that they need or it's really hard. I mean, I had three kids right in a row, so I hear that it's really hard to get them into, you know, the dance studio or my thing, gymnastics or whatnot. So I'm bringing it into the home. So, and it's not a course that mothers have to do with our children. It's something that a child can do on their own in order to learn gymnastics and get fit and move around and it's designed. So it will be fun enough for the child to be able to do it several times.

Rebecca Carr:

And then I'm also coming out with more courses for all ages because I think gymnastics is kind of the basis of that movement from me. Not the basis so much, but it's something I think everyone should have access to. Everyone should be able to move and not gymnastics as a sport, but as a natural ability of moving your body. It's really more of an exercise type of thing. But it gets fun when you do it. I never do, I never do a workout that I don't think it's fun. I always have fun when I'm moving. And I think that's really important. I don't, I don't think people should force themselves to, you know, do things that maybe aren't going to work out anyway really. And, and then it's not fun, you know? And then we're taking this one away from our busy lives to get this workout that we're pushing ourselves to get weigher when we don't even know if it's really working the right way. So that's, that's kind of where I'm at right now.

Liz Lima:

I think that is going to be massive because how many times I'll be honest as well, like how many times it's like it would be pulling teeth to go workout to go do this workout, right? That you look up and it says, oh this is the six week workout. Right. And it's like I hate everything on this list. Right. And so,

Rebecca Carr:

I'm going to do it anyway. Right. But most likely to the chair, cause I think it'll get me healthy, you know, or get me a good body or get me ripped abs or whatever it might.

Liz Lima:

Yeah, exactly. So I think that's brilliant because if somebody enjoys it and has fun doing it, I think they're going to do it. Right.

Rebecca Carr:

That's exactly it's, it's about incorporating in into your life and an enjoyable way, you know? Because what's sustainable, if it's not enjoyable and why, why keep doing something like that? So, so it's more about that. And I started with the children, because it was a little bit easier for me to transition into that and that from others. But I also write about the adult aspect of movement and how to, how to change your environment so that you can easily move more and your life. And you're not okay, this time block is from my movement activity or my exercise or no, no, it's, we were designed to move more as humans. I think we all know that we shouldn't be sitting in desks, and stuff, but there's even a way when you're sitting at a desk, like right now I'm on the floor, you know, you, we don't even have to do that.

Rebecca Carr:

So it's all kinds of aspects of movement like that that's going to get people, like you said, and to do it

Liz Lima:

Right. So, okay. So then what, how, okay. How, why, why did that, what happened in your life too to actually come with this, this idea, this creation?

Rebecca Carr:

Yeah. Yeah. Well, a few things. So I was always a mover and a shaker, you know, and I was just that type of person that can stop moving. And um, though, you know, of course was always told not to sit still, sit, still sit, still sit in this little thing that we put you in. So after college I went on to be a gymnastics coach and I worked with, I worked with kids of all ages and did that for awhile and I really, really enjoyed it. And I went on to competitive, you know, and I really, I really liked it, but there was that aspect of I don't want to be stuck in this sport where these kids are.

Rebecca Carr:

Sometimes the moms are pushing them, the kids aren't having fun anymore. The adult classes, they were always getting injured because they weren't, they were trying to do stuff they couldn't do. And so I went in to school to be a nurse and tried to change my, you know, and this is after I'd already graduated, I decided to go back to school and then there came another breaking point of, as soon as we started doing medicine, distributing the drugs, I thought, what am I doing here? I wouldn't be on the preventative side. I don't want to try and help heal after they're already sick by giving them drugs. So I dropped out of that and in the meantime I was pregnant with my child, my first child. And there was just so much chatter going on about you should do this, you should do this.

Rebecca Carr:

You know, my first ob appointment was horrible. Oh, your heart's not working right. You know, scaring me with all these. Nothing was wrong, you know, but, and so I thought, okay, I'm going to try and take this into my own hands a little bit more. And I decided to have the home birth and I didn't want to give my, I didn't want to take medicine while I was in labor. I did. So I did a home birth, I had a chiropractor because I had back pain throughout the whole time. So I did these sorts of things where I was looking for my own, healers or, you know, and it was becoming my own expert to help myself throughout this pregnancy. That was fine. I mean, I was, I was in great physical health and everything but my back. And so then I had my baby always well, but I was in a lot of pain through the labor as we all are. Right.

Rebecca Carr:

So that's nothing new. The thing that made me upset about it was I did this program, I'm not going to mention the program, but it was a hypnotherapy program through and it was kind of like, if you really believe this, then you won't have pain in your birthing experience. And so afterwards I thought, I'm just not good enough. I couldn't believe it well enough. I, I wa I was in pain. I wasn't able to stop and, you know, breathe through it. Like I thought I had this picture in my head. Imagine. So I was still down on myself and I did, you know, I still did the sleeper at home and the bladder this, but there was still something in me that was like, I didn't do well enough. You know, how horrible is that? Right. So then I got pregnant with my second child and I said this, I went full on Venus warrior mode with this way.

Rebecca Carr:

I was like, this isn't going to happen again, does, I'm going to really do this, I'm going to take this really intimate, I am going to, you know, figure out what went wrong in the last time and just kind of figure it out. So I decided not to even use a midwife for this one. I was going to do with my staff and this is, I had a, I had one and a half year old child at the time too. So I did it. I, the, I went through the Labor without, I had I think one or two checkups with the midwife just to be on the safe side just to make sure I was, well my, I forgot to mention in the first one, I actually was in a yoga teacher training too. And so through that I was still even getting more pain with the second layer, the second, pregnancy.

Rebecca Carr:

I did my own yoga and I, I discovered the poses that were killing me. And the first one that my yoga teachers weren't, I went through courses of, with different teachers. No one could tell me what they were actually putting me in poses that were not good for me. Normally maybe would be fine. But, so this, this expert and a natural expert, you know, it's not an MD or anything. So in the second pregnancy I, I really felt my body and moving and because I knew I wanted to keep moving, I was a runner. I had actually taken up, barefoot running, so I was going more natural into my workout approach there. So I had done the yoga and I was, I was running barefoot and that didn't last too much longer through the pregnancy. Once I felt like that wasn't good for me, I stomped that.

Rebecca Carr:

Any Yoga poses that weren't working, I investigated what was going on there. I really just tuned into my body and what I needed at the time. I think I went to the chiropractor maybe twice, just kind of get some alignment done and but there wasn't the back pain, there wasn't, you know, there wasn't all that. And the, the, I didn't have huge expectations either. I didn't listen to the outside chatter I was by then in charge of two large women when women's group, one mother, uh, homeschool group. So I had all these speakers that I was getting lined up and I'll just soaking in all the knowledge, you know, and then applying it to me in the way I went into play. It's me not, and just how people told me to do it right. And that baby, I had him on, my husband and my other son were there and there were the only ones, no one else was there.

Rebecca Carr:

I had the midwife's scheduled, to maybe come if I needed her or afterwards. So she was, you know, there was that on Paul Cause I wasn't sure that I wanted to. And I ended up having him alone and he surprised he came out breach, which normally, you know, people are going to their doctors, oh you have a breach baby, we need to do a c section. You know, we can't do that, that can, and you know, he was my easiest first. He just, he was preached, I looked down, I saw butt not a head and I can do this, I know what to do with this. And he came on now and he was fine and not only fine but better than the last time. And the feelings I had after that and birth are so much different than the feelings I had. The other one, I didn't feel inadequate in any way.

Rebecca Carr:

I didn't feel angry and you know, but you know, the surprising thing, it was wonderful for me, but that, and like I said, I've had three babies. That was the one that I got the least amount of help with would. And when I mean, when I say help, I mean, um, not many people came and delivered us food. They would kind of check out on me when I, when I talked to friends afterwards, they, you know, they weren't checking out. They were, they were maybe typing some stuff. They were reading the birth story. They were loving it and everything, but they weren't really, nobody really offered to help much. Very, very few people. And what I discovered afterwards through talking to people is we'll, Rebecca, we thought that you would be offended if you, if we tried to, you know, do you know how sad is that?

Rebecca Carr:

I took this power, I became warrior mode. I did it. But then even fellow women, even my friends around me took that as she's too strong to get any help now or to be a friend, you know, to be it. Because what is that, that's being a friend when, you know it's caring, it's not just, it's not helping someone that needs, you know, is in so much need or something, but when you're helping someone after they give birth to a child, it's a little bit different. And I just didn't get a lot of that. And that it was that strength that that was why. And I think, I don't know that it was intimidating at all. I think it was just they thought truly that they were going to be offensive afterwards. So it's an interesting culture that we live in and that, you know, you, you, you do all this stuff and you think it's just this, Ha, I can feel me. And, and then people kind of stepped back a little bit, like, you know, I don't want to go there.

Liz Lima

Yeah. And, and that, you know, and one thing that kind of ties with that, which is, you know, is that people, all of us humans will judge. It's automatic.

Rebecca Carr:

Yeah. Right. It's in bread

Liz Lima:

And now, and then we really have to, we have to step back and, and look at, okay, I'm responsible for myself. Right. And I'm, I'm not responsible for their feeling. And it's, you're right. It's unfortunate that that was the thought. They, that was their first thought.

Rebecca Carr:

Yeah. Right. Yeah. Definitely

Liz Lima:

And that's something that, I mean, and now, and you know, obviously from seeing all these women groups and helping other other people and women, you'll see that there's the ones that are starting to do the, the, the work on themselves and then that may right?

Rebecca Carr:

Yeah. There's a lot of it. There's, you know, we're starting to discover and with, you know, femininity and all that in the lots of life coaching and other, you know, and it's wonderful, but then we just need to be aware that not everyone is getting yet. And so just to be maybe open with the communication about it and to, you know, this is a good thing. This is a great thing. And not everyone is there yet. You know, a lot of people aren't there yet. Right. And don't want to be, you know, like, I like don't want to be, they just, they don't have that desire. And that's okay too, you know, to each their own for sure. but it is one of those things to watch for when, when, cause then it's like, oh, what just happened here?

Rebecca Carr:

You know, I felt so great about this and why is, you know, and everybody's like, Oh, good job, you know, that's amazing and all this stuff. But then it's like, and now keep going on your own, you know, like you've Just my sister's here. Right. Come on, help me out. Say something. But, so it was kind of, it was kind of disappointing in that way, I guess. but also, yeah, you see that, you know, that's just how it happened. So, yeah. And what I did was, I went on with my next child. I was actually, I felt as well as that one went. My next child came so fast that I was overwhelmed with now like I'm pregnant with, you know, two kids under three and under four. So the, you know, three in one and I thought, I want help with this one.

Rebecca Carr:

I want to just be able to sit back and because I already know all this stuff, I just want somebody to talk to and somebody to kind of, so I hired a midwife with that one, you know, so you really have to judge yourself and see what stage you're at and your wife were mentally, what are you feeling? And whether it's, if you meditate to figure that out, if you, you know, whatever your practices to kind of get internal and see what's going on with you and what you can do. But the main thing, as long as you're in charge, you know, is the thing. You got to stay in charge of your own body. You got to stay in charge of your own child because they are your child. You are responsible for them. and just feel it might be different. You know, you, you've heard that with yoga teachers all the time.

Rebecca Carr:

Well today you might not be able to go as fuck. And it's true though, you know, it's great advice because it's, it's true. You know, you just, you gotta judge where you're at and what you're, just because you might come from something, I mean, my childhood, you know, I think most of us on the shell, probably we didn't, we might have come from the most loving, wonderful childhood, you know, I had a childhood of abuse and neglect and you know, control. And then there was the controlling and then there was the neglect. And then what do I do? What do I do? You know? And then the thing to remember is we'd go through it. We, we don't solve it. We don't ever solve that. You know, we might be able to heal our hurt healer, pass and become these warriors in these, you know, great women.

Rebecca Carr:

But some days are hard days. Some, some aspects of our life are still going to be hard. And maybe it's because of what we've been through. Because normally it is, you know, what, what person can just completely overcome. And then we're not having bad days ever like that, you know? So to remember, and not, not beat ourselves up over over those days and just know what you need at the time, you know, and whether it's you need a little more love or attention from yourself or from someone else, um, or whatnot, you know, but, but keeping in mind that we are strong enough to be in charge of ourselves, otherwise, you know, there's, there's no good excuse to not to just say be a yes person to everybody. Right? Like, especially when it comes to something so sacred as your own body and your own maybe birthing experience.

Rebecca Carr:

I don't think there's one right way to give birth. And it said that doctors, midwives, you know, whoever will tell you, you got to do it at home or you got to do it at a hospital or you're not safe or you've got to do it this way or this way. It's ridiculous throughout the world. We all do it different ways and it works different. And it's, you know, I decided to look at the statistics and the facts and what I thought comfortable with and, you know, so I did that. Cause that's, that's a really, really sacred thing giving birth and to leave it into some doctor that you probably don't know cause they might be on call and you've never even met him. You know, like maybe you want me to do that, but maybe you should think about it a little bit.

Rebecca Carr:

Come up with that plan of what's gonna Happen. But then I move it on into, into life too. I just didn't want people telling me how to raise, raise my children in that way. And so I don't let them, you know, I simply said no, and I don't let them. And it took me a little bit of time. But, you know, I don't, my kids aren't in school. My kids, you know, I'm a little bit to the extreme. I'm gonna Invent, but, we don't do doctor checkups because I don't feel the need for the checkup. But that's also because I feel the power. I have done a lot of my own health training. I've done, you know, it's not that I'm doing it out of neglect, I don't need them. It's more, you know, because I feel like I can handle this aspect better than someone that doesn't know us.

Rebecca Carr:

I'm going to go ahead and handle this aspect. Now if, if we were in an emergency, we would go to it. I'm not against doctors, not at all. But you know, that's just one aspect. So then the movement aspect is huge to me because I think our health begins with how we move and it's all, I'm a big believer in almost every health problem can be prevented with proper movements, with from birth, you know, move that baby. Don't put that baby in a car seat and never let him move. You know, they, they're, they're going like this, they want to move, they want to get at, you know, so that sort of thing. And then with our children as well, you know, they're, they're taken away all that movement and school and so where are they going to get it? That what more important is knowing how to do arithmetic.

Rebecca Carr:

Like come on, let's get back into our bodies. You know, that's what I feel like we need to get. That's not going to make them healthy, that that'd be great for their brain. Some of these other things. But some of the stuff, the physical thing is really great for your brain as well. And I noticed if I go a few days without enough movement, if I'm on the computer a lot, I'm just grumpy. I'm grumpy. I mean a lot of it is getting outside to, you know, I think we all know that. But I also noticed once I just do a little yoga may be or just walk around, take a walk, do it, you know, it's a lot better. So I really took it to the extreme because I think it's so important. So, I actually moved out of our country and I got rid of our furniture awhile that years back.

Rebecca Carr:

We got rid of our furniture. So we're sitting on the floor getting up and down from the floor. That's one of my ways of making our environment more friendly is not sinking comfortably interact couch every day that you don't want to get up from. I don't sit at a desk to type my things. I'm usually on the floor, you know, on my stomach. May Be in doing, you know, stretches as I do it, or taking little breaks to do handstands and, you know, just stuff like that because it makes me happy to move around. It gives me energy and might work even if I'm not specifically writing about movement at that time and doing something else just to stop and just do something, you know, get up, get upside down or, you know, it seems silly to people that don't really have that I'm craving to move. But I think once you start, everyone gets it. You know what I mean? It's one of those things that it's addictive and, and think about how many people we see and canes and walkers and my family. None of that. I mean, at 50 they were all like, are so old. Oh my goodness.

Rebecca Carr:

I remember as a child I've added myself. I'm not gonna do that. I'm not going to do that. I'm going to keep moving so that I can get down on the floor and play with my children, you know, things like that. And I'm still there, you know? So barring some health or emergency circumstance, I am going to be that grandma that's playing around and you know, climbing the trees, things like that, you know? So it's just, it's my passion, you know? I want to tell everybody else this is easy. You can, you don't have to be going in crazy hand stance everyday though. Like I do. You don't have to take it to that. Yeah, just changing, just changing a few things about your routine, being conscious about how you're okay, I've sat at this chair for a little bit, maybe I should just switch around a little bit, you know, that sort of thing.

Rebecca Carr:

It's really quite easy. And then like I said, then you start craving it and then you, you start doing a little bit more, you know, and for Moms, especially with young kids, it's easy to get into that, you know, you're sore from carrying children. And that sort of thing. It's easy to get into that. I'm so much older. All of a sudden now that I had kids and I can't really do what I did when I was young, but you don't have to, it's, it's not something that's required. Our body does not need to decline and health as fast as it's been doing in the last, you know, couple decades at least. It's not natural.

Liz Lima:

Yeah. You know, I, the thing that I really liked how you, how you stressed was that, Is that for people to, to make the decision like that you can, like for you it wasn't working out for you and that was okay. Like you learned about Yoga and you were in the training and all of these learning and teachings, but you didn't, you don't have to do Liz. It the way this, no. It has to be this way. That's huge. Right? I don't think people even, I don't think it's even thought, I think, I think everyone is like in a tunnel vision, right. Right. So I think that's huge that you even just give that aspect of like it, you don't have to do it X, Y, Z,

Rebecca Carr:

Yeah and I want to use the word empowered, but that's such a, you know, like everybody uses that word nowadays and so, but it is true. You need to or gain the confidence maybe to, you know, okay, they're an expert shirt, but they're not my body's expert. Right, right. There's a difference between there their expert and they might be an expert on, you know, whatever it might be yoga, maybe there is Zoomba teacher, maybe, you know, whatever it might be. Weight, weight training and you're trying to do, but yeah, it's, yeah, it's not this box that you're in that you have to, okay, if I'm going to follow this, I'm going to follow this.

Rebecca Carr:

Exactly right on. No, no two people are alike, so it doesn't even make sense really to do it that way. And then when you carry it into your children, you're helping them grow up to be that way as well. You know what I mean? But it's also empowering for yourself. You notice that because you're not, you know, I don't know how many times in my kids, younger years especially, it was like, okay, do this to my kid cause you're at, no, no, no, no, no. think first. You know, don't, don't just say sure, take my child and do what not to them because you're saying that it might be okay or you know, it's question, question and, and it doesn't have to be in a snotty sort of way or is research for things that you don't care or know anything about. You know, if you're a not comfortable wanting to take your child's health and, oh goodness, no, I need to see that doctor.

Rebecca Carr:

So my, cause sometimes it's more the like, it's not even just the society of you need to do this, these checkups, but it's, I need to do that because I just want that reassurance and I get that. I get that, you know, that's okay. And that, you know, that's an also a thing that you might want to question yourself about. Why do you need reassurance constantly for your own child or your own? once again, not saying that people should just drop their doctors, stick it all on their selves or anything, but I'm just using it as an example, you know, to, to question that, to see if that's appropriate for yourself, how you want to raise your own soul and your body and, and your child because you know, you're so you're going to be with that child forever. You know, you're, you're, you're growing with that.

Rebecca Carr:

You're an, you know, that you would never a mother before them. So you're a new person essentially when you have a child, you are suddenly this mother that was not there before. And so it's this whole new realm of thinking. Like I know that that's what I, I was pretty confident with myself. I thought, you know, and then I can't, what now I have to be responsible for this too. And so, yeah, it's, it's definitely a whole new world and I'm, it's, I don't tell the women to just, okay, now you need to do all this research. So, you know, that's, that's not something that we do. It's more,I like to give the basis of the movement, you know, as that's our foundation and movement. And then from there you can really get into, oh, okay, so my baby, I can move my baby in these dynamic ways that, wow, they're so strong.

Rebecca Carr:

Wow, my baby is hanging. Whereas, you know, everybody says that they're supposed to lose this grip reflex. Guess what? They don't if you keep them gripping, you know, it's just another thing that experts, experts, you know, say that might not be true. And some of those things aren't even that, that important that, you know, it's not a big deal. So these little things can all add up. And in turn you're starting to really build this confidence within yourself. Like, Oh, I just noticed that differed. Oh, this worked out better because I actually felt this way. so yeah, it is kind of like those yoga classes where the teachers, you know, if if you do yoga at or no, like the teachers do say like, okay, well maybe this isn't right for you right now. Switch it up. And then there's other teachers that are like, very, you need to do it this way.

Rebecca Carr:

This is the way it's gonna work out for everyone. And you know, and so it's kind of like that. It's kind of, no, no, nothing to add except the same for every single body. Right. It just holds true. It's not that way. And we just need to know that no matter what these people are saying, no matter how much chatter you're getting and you can welcome it and you can take what you want and, and feel your way through the rest, you know? so I go on with my movement practice to go into gymnastics because I think that's a really, I don't know how many women have come to me doing when I'm teaching their child. I always wished that I could learn a cartwheel, you know, they'll say something like that. I always wanted to do it when I was younger. And it's like, you know what?

Rebecca Carr:

You actually can still do that. Do you know that you can still do if you want to. You know? But then I also want to give those kids the chance that kids should be able to learn a Carpool if they wouldn't learn in a car, you know, that sort of thing. but yeah, even even parents can even adults can, you know, 90 year olds can, it's not some elusive like uhg because we see these crazy generous on TV. We'll, gymnastics isn't just a sport, it's a way of movement. So people get a little confused when I say, you know, talk about gymnastics as a movement because it's like, oh, okay, I dropped you there. Like, you know, moving is fine, but Gymnas, oh no, no, no,

Liz Lima:

You want me to do back talks?

Rebecca Carr:

Right, right. No, no, no. Hang, hang on a bar. Put up a bar and your house and you know, that sort of thing is that easy. Things that we can, we can, we can achieve, we can attain if that's what we want. You know, not everybody wants it. And that's why I don't go into that with everybody. But that's an option, you know, that's an option for a way. If you're moving and you want to have more fun with your workout and really get fit and a fun way and then you can design your own. And that's why I don't ever put out specific, you know, here's what, here's the way to work out today or like specific workout. No because I don't like that, you know, I don't and everything becomes non fun anymore as soon as you're told what to do. Right. So I'm not telling you what to do. I'm saying, Hey, you liked doing, that's it. Here's how to do that, you know, and then do it on your own time and when you feel like it and here's some suggestions but not there's, there's no one size fits all and you know, yeah. So,

Liz Lima:

And I think that's great too because it's not only like, like I said, how you, how you're explaining like, yes, it doesn't have to be this way, but it's also great that this ties into like, even just thinking like stuff that we were talking about before when we started this part is even like the thought process of like, I'll be flat out honest. Like when I went to college I, I had to do blah, blah, blah, blah, and I had to get all these degrees and I lost my ability really a bit of being a creative mind like right.

Rebecca Carr:

And College has a way of yeah. Doing that to you anyway. Right? So yeah, you're, you're, oh, so if I get this degree, I'm going to be this and if I do this, this is going to make me feel this way. And in the meantime, you know, they're all telling you all different kinds of things too. So it's like, okay, you just get lost in that. You just, yeah. You really, really do. And

Liz Lima:

It's good to know, like it's great that if you are passionate about something, right. It's great to learn it, understand it, but still have the open mind and curiosity and learning of everything around you and how, how energy in life, everything is impacting you already and how you're impacting.

Rebecca Carr:

Yeah. There's so much to that still too. Well, and then the other good thing about nowadays how online teachers are there, how many, how many people are there that like we talked about before, life coaches and whatnot, that you can find your own if that's something that you feel, you know called too and you can really pick out the person that can really help you because there is enough on there with the Internet nowadays. You know, they could be in a different country and you found your person, whereas without the Internet, you know, that was so hard and people didn't really know about that. We weren't at that age yet anyways, then no, we don't need help. We're doing it ourselves. But yet we're all in, you know, at least we know that we're trying to find happiness, you know, are trying to, we're slowly starting to get to that point of like, oh, we don't have to just sit back and hope, you know, or there's this one book on the shelf at the bookstore that I haven't gotten to because there's so much and there's so much good information.

Rebecca Carr:

I mean these talented, I mean like you with your, what is it, six degrees and you know, like there's people out there that have just been, you know, like have so much education, so much life experience, so much. All of this. And they're actually tangible before everyone to get to, you know? So it's, we have no excuses. We just don't have any excuses anymore. We can win now we can, I mean my, I researched my program, my courses for a long time before doing it. And part of the reason is because we did move to Mexico. We're in a tiny little beach town. There's only, I mean I'm the only gymnastics and dance teacher and I do PE at the look, a little village school and, but there was barely any opportunities for kids to take anything, you know. And so my kids, when we were traveling around through Mexico and Belize and we did all this traveling and they couldn't take anything, you know, which is okay because they weren't really big on anything.

Rebecca Carr:

But once they do get into something, it's you want to be able to supply it obviously for your child and now you cannot lie. And so I searched to see if there's firm has six courses and they only gymnastics scores that I've seen was maybe one or two and they were teacher child learn to be a gymnastics coach patient who has time for that. I mean that's wonderful if you want to do that. But I can't imagine anything that my kids want to learn and then okay, right, we're going to teach you. And of course it's always the mom, right. I'm working to teach because of course your husband is working in your, you know, definitely married and you need to do it, you know, we'll teach you how to do this. Well, I mean, it's not really, that might be okay for some people, but, and that's why my courses, you know, we're not like that.

Rebecca Carr:

It's for them to learn on their own because that might not be a passion of the parents. It might be a passion of the child. So there wasn't anything like it. So that's why, you know, what we need that I thought like that's, that's something that can be done. And there's, there's a few dance courses and things like that out there and you know, you know, all their workout course, the exercise, right. And they're everywhere. There's a lot of that, but a lot of those are, you know, the same old things we need to do this or that or ways. And, but yeah, who has time for that either? You know, there's, some people do and I do think it's great. I mean, I, I every once in a while we'll do a online yoga thing and stuff like that. And that way, once again, it goes back to you don't have to take your busy time and drive somewhere if you're in a spot that there isn't that or if you can't afford, because a lot of times end person sessions with anything, whether it's in that exercise realm or the life coaching realm or the, any of that, it's a lot more to go one on one because you know, they need an office they need to pay for, you know, that sort of thing.

Rebecca Carr:

Understandable. But Gosh, we have it right here at our fingertips now. No excuses, you know, get our Facebook and start right. And you want to learn something or if you want to better yourself in some way, you can do it. It's awesome. It's great.

Liz Lima:

It is great. It is. It's a, it's unbelievable. And, and it's great that, you know, once, once someone gets to that point of where they are like, okay, you know what, I do want to, I do want to be better in this. Like, I do want to feel better about myself or you know, and whatever it is right now, they have the ability to easily find it and, and pick some different paths.

Rebecca Carr:

Yeah. I love it. Awesome.

Liz Lima:

Absolutely. Is there anything that I didn't ask you that you are burning and want to tell some our listeners about? Is there anything I didn't cover?

Rebecca Carr:

That's a good one. I don't think so. I think, I think I kind of, you know, word vomited all over the place. I'm good at talking about my passion. Aren't we all?That is what we should be. Right, exactly.

Liz Lima:

That's why is your passion, right?

Rebecca Carr:

Yeah, yeah. No, it's a, I just, I just really want for, you know, like I said, women, but that passion of mine right now in my heart is the mothers, you know, to that, like that just feel how, what do I do now? You know, what do, what do I do and who do I listen to? And I'm getting advice from everyone and what, listen to yourself first. You know, just listen to yourself first if you need to. If you need to go outside for the advice for the help, do it. But first stop, think what is going to happen with that.

Rebecca Carr:

You know, if you're going somewhere that you're not comfortable at about, think about what your action plan is. You know, I like when my son was born breech, it's his hips were kind of stuck up there and you know, his, my, my midwife even say you should probably go to a diet. I wasn't planning on taking him to a doctor because my midwife checked him out and you should probably go to a pediatrician and check it out. And so I kinda did my own, you know, with my background in kinesiology and movement and all that, I kind of did my own and, and went to the doctor knowing, okay, and I'm going to be strong. I'm going to let her know exactly what, you know, what I've done, what I feel comfortable with. You know, she did the exact same thing as me. She did the, she said, here, you can kind of rotate him and hips around like this.

Rebecca Carr:

Oh yeah, I've been doing that. Okay, very good. You know, so you've got to first think about it for yourself and then ask the, you know, right. Like don't, don't go blindly. Don't go blind to these experts of what's going to happen. And also with your, with your physical fitness. Again, don't, don't blame me. I want to get back into shape. I'm going to follow this person that says get back into shape and I hate it. Don't, don't do that to yourself. Don't, you know, get it. Get what you like. You know, everybody likes to move in some way. Right. And even if it's just small movements, those were two. You know, or, um, changing your environment. Like I said before, it's, it will work. It will give you confidence. It will give you strength. It will give you a feeling of greatness. You know, when you're moving. And because we have to, we have to move, we have to make these moves with, you're not going to do any of my programs. That's okay. Just go for a walk today. You know, anything like that. And do it with your kids. If you have kids, right. You know what, with your friends, if you have friends, get them on the bandwagon. But, but yeah, not, nothing non fine. Let's not include the non fast. Let's move on about this. Let's, let's make it sustainable, right?

Liz Lima:

Yes, yes. Yeah. So how, how can our listeners find you online or how can they follow in and find out more about you?

Rebecca Carr:

I have a website. My website is at innatemoves.com, so it's innate and moves, which are one word, but I n n a t e m moves. Because you know, it's moving innately, obviously. And I have my course up on there that you can find and then, they can sign up for any emails because I am coming out with a couple more courses in the very near future, adult too. So it's not just kids and older kids is what my two next courses I plan to be doing. But on there I also have a lot of tips. I have a blog included on my site, so I have some tips on there, To that can kind of get you started right now. And, I encourage everybody to sign up for my email list, of course, is where you're gonna get deep into it.

Liz Lima:

Perfect. And don't worry, I'm, I'm going to have all of this information in the show notes. We'll have the links and everything, so, so everyone can just click right on there and get there directly. But thank you so much. I really liked how you gave, give the listeners a different perspective, something that they can, you know, probably grasp onto and start opening their line as well.

Rebecca Carr:

I do. Now we can only hope, right? I think that people listening to your podcast, you know, like we have some strength in us, so yeah, we're gonna, we're gonna make some changes, make some differences in life. So,

Liz Lima:

Absolutely. Thank you so much.

Rebecca Carr:

Thank you. Thank you. I really appreciate it.

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