Morning Habits

They say how you start your day will determine the rest of your day.  If you have the habit of immediately scrolling through  social media or checking emails upon waking, try waiting 5 or 10 minutes before doing this.   Use this time to take some deep breaths and perhaps mentally planning your day. 

 

Here are a few things I do : 1.  Hydrate with a tall glass water with lemons 2. I try to get at least 10 minutes of sunshine 3. A quick movement session, for example a mobility/ stretching session

or a 15-30 minute Pilates session. 

4. Being gracious, acknowledging and appreciating what is going right  and 5. Coffee 🙂 . 

I keep working at it, some days I am able to do them all sometimes I am not, but I keep trying. 

I do what I can.  What are some of your morning rituals? 

Let me know in the comments.

 

Be Well. 

 

 

 

Modifications

I always give  modifications in my sessions with clients. There is no shame if you have to  modify exercises/ movement.  We have been conditioned to believe that if we don’t go hard in every session we won’t get the results that we want.

I am here to tell you that modifying an exercise and using a variation that works for you and your body at that moment will actually get you to your results faster.   The reason for this  is because a. you will be using proper form and technique and b. you are not breaking your body down.  Yay, for taking care of our bodies!

 

The “plus” of this is a.  your workouts will be more enjoyable and  b. you will get the results you want in a safe way.

Modifying exercises is not, I repeat, is not taking the easy way out.  You are trusting and listening to your body. YOU are taking care of YOU.

 

Be Well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Adds Up

I know how busy life gets and sometimes we don’t have an hour or even thirty minutes to squeeze in some movement.    So, here is a short routine you can follow along with on my you tube channel.

Click the link below:

 A 4 Minute Pilates Routine

Let me know if you try it.

Be well.

 

A Few Of My Favorite Quotes

“Believe you can and you are half way there.”  Theodore Roosevelt

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep you Balance, you must keep moving.”  Albert Einstein

” Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” Dr. Seuss.   Wise words.

“The most wasted of days is one without laughter.” E. E. Cummings.

There are many more I like but just wanted to share a few.   Do you have a favorite quote?

 

Be well.

 

 

Let It Go

 

Whats holding you back? Is it doubt, fear, criticism? Sit with your thoughts/ feelings, figure it out . Grab a notebook and write, use this period for self discovery. Ask yourself the tough questions, re-discover yourself. Once you have accomplished this, release all the negativity, fear etc , let it go.

 

 

 

Believe in yourself , know you can accomplish anything you put your heart into. Yes, it will take hard work and planning and maybe some research depending on the circumstance, but just know you can do it.  Yes, you can do it!

I don’t know who needs to hear this right now but I am hoping it resonates with you.

Feel free to comment and share your experience.

Stay safe and be well.

 

10 Day Ab Challenge Part 1

Here is an abs circuit to add to your routine for the next 10 days. Perform 1-3 sets. I will post Part 2 in the next few days on my You Tube channel, so you will have to subscribe to my channel so as not to miss it. Leave a comment and let me know if you tried it. Feel free to share.

As always consult your doctor before exercising.

Rest, Recover and Heal

We are all staying home due to COVID 19, and whether you have always worked out, but now you are amping up your  “training”  or maybe you are just starting a workout plan with all the time you have at home.  Please, schedule rest days into your routine. Stretch and  foam roll or if you don’t have a foam roll, balls will work as well.  Pushing yourself and trying to workout hard every day is not wise.  This will go a long way in preventing injuries. Rest, recover and give your body time to heal and grow.

 

This current situation is quite stressful  give yourself some grace. Be well, be safe and stay home.

 

 

 

 

Today is a New Day

When it comes to our health and well being we each have the ability in ourselves to turn our health around.  Forget about what happened yesterday, today is the day to take one step in the right direction for your health and well being. And I am not just talking about “health” pertaining to diet and exercise, but this also includes your mental health and emotional health as well as your association.

Take ownership of your health because no one can do it for you.

January 2020

Have you been bombarded with emails or notifications to sign up for challenges to start the year off right? Or you have signed up for a few different ones and not sure where to start.  This creates a lot of  mental “noise”, being bombarded with so much all at once.

 

A tip to help sort this out,  choose the one that resonates with you the most and commit to finishing that challenge. Save the rest and revisit those at a later date.

This year and the ones to come just show up for yourself consistently.