Something that came up for me yesterday is that I have a fear of shining too bright. I realize that it’s keeping me stuck. That I have a tendency to commiserate or downplay things in my life when I really want to beam.. 💫 ☀️
The deep digging aka- self awareness is the work that we often push aside thinking we’re ‘fine’ and don’t really need it. It’s the most important part wouldn’t you agree?
To really see ourselves fully? To notice what keeps coming up for us...
How do we react when we’re anxious? How do we act in the presence of others?
To *see* our insecurities and fears and feel them in our bodies.
So many of the women come to me wanting to lose 10 pounds and their work is really digging into what is keeping them stuck and moving past it. We need accountability, support, someone else seeing us, and the opportunity to verbalize and process what’s coming up.
I’m attending an entrepreneurial conference out on by this incredible light @angieleeshow and I’ve been blessed to see so many female powerhouses rock the stage and share the things that are tough for them. None of us are without challenges.. so many things come and go and come up again..
What is keeping you stuck?
Do you ever switch off?
The honest answer for me - rarely
We all sometimes over indulge in things we shouldn’t. Food, alcohol, for me it can be overdoing “get shit done” mode
While it does help me get more shit done - I’ve learned over the past year the importance of downtime
There have been periods where I went 1000 miles per hour in work, training, everything. Sleeping was minimal, caffeine was a round the clock IV drip - I generally just didn’t stop
And while I did make some big progress - it was usually followed by a period of sickness where I’d be totally out of action for a week or two
Stress reaches its max, I’d feel chronically exhausted, and then I’d get struck down with some kind of sickness. Burnout
This is the most frustrating thing to me, as I know it’s been self inflicted and I can’t get going until it passes
Over the last number of months I’ve learned to listen to my body more. Take time out, work more “on” my business than “in” it, and generally make an effort to sustaining term consistency over short term intensity
Too much of a good thing can be detrimental. We need water to survive, but we can equally drown in it
Enjoying some downtime this weekend in Vilamoura with the missus @sara_doherty
Full body playo workout ☝🏼 ———————————————————————— Hard & more importantly FUN 😄
45 seconds on with a 15 second break.
Nr. 1 - One leg deadlift into a lunge R
Nr. 2 - Hip lifts and leg drops
Nr. 3 - Push ups with shoulder taps and side plank rotation
Nr. 4 - Side jumps squats with a burpee on a ball
Nr. 5 - 10 Mountain climbers with a squat-and-throw
Nr. 6 - One arm switch KB swings ———————————————————————— Repeat 2-3 times ! I LOVE these types of exercises getting the entire body involved to work up some sweat 💦
30 Day Plank Challenge (watch whole video to see both variations)💪
1. Down dog chest presses
- from plank press back to down dog and lift head to look at the space between the hands, without changing inverted V shape of body, inhale to bend elbows out to the side as low as you are able, keeping back flat and shoulder blades engaged down the back, exhale to press back up extending elbows.
2 sets x 8 reps 🌟🌟🌟🌟
2. Dive bombers
- from down dog gaze between the hands, inhale to bend elbows in a down dog chest press as low as possible and then leading with the head continue through to an extension (modified upward dog), then exhale initiating from the head articulate the spine through flexion up and back to downward dog. That's 1 rep. (move slowly video has been sped up)
2 sets x 5 reps ☝️☝️☝️☝️
• Keep your lower back lengthened by reaching your tailbone slightly under and drawing your lower abs in.
• Press down through the whole hand and keep your collar bones open.
• Engage your glutes and your legs always! Strong planks are also about strong engaged legs.
💚 Tag us in your videos @nothingbutpilates and use the #30dayplankchallenge hash tag to enter.
SWIPE ➡️➡️ for today’s full body workout 💦🤙🏼. Every week or two I like to incorporate a full body day. These days I like to challenge myself and incorporate multiple muscles into each movement. If you are looking to change up your routine and add some fun movements definitely give this workout a try!!! •
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Shoes: @adidasoriginals •
💥 Landmine squat to calf raise and press 💥 Cable squat to row 💥 KB lunges 💥 RDL into upright row 💥 Front rack back lunge to shoulder press
💥 Alternating side lunge with DB front raise 💥 Squat with KB row 💥 Box step ups into elevated pushups 💥 Bicep curl to reverse shoulder press into squat/tricep extension 💥 Cable kick back with single arm row