This morning was rough sauce at our house.
I was stressed. My stress had big time negative impact on both of my boy’s attitudes and how they were relating to me.
Here is a thing that I am learning.
If I don’t take care of myself, I really can’t do a good job taking care of anyone else.
I create the culture and atmosphere of my home.
If I live in a depleted ,stressed out, unbalanced place inside, my entire family lives in the exact same place.
Mama’s. This does not have to be our normal.
Sure, we will have rough days, but we do not need to live in THAT place !! The happier and healthier you are, the happier and healthier your kids will be.
They mirror us.
So let’s live the life we want our kids to live.
Ps. We CAN do this.
Often referred to as the king of all hip openers, Pigeon works stiff hips from every angle. It both stretches the hip rotators + lengthens the psoas (which is continually shortened by prolonged periods of sitting). Hip Opening Poses • Day 4 • Pigeon
👉🏼 from down dog, slide the right knee behind the right wrist 👉🏼 using the hands for support, lower the pelvis down to the floor; hips should be level and grounded, if they are not, sit on a folded blanket or towel 👉🏼 on an inhale, lengthen through the sides
👉🏼 with an exhale, begin to fold forward as far as is comfortable
👉🏼 release tension in the face, neck & shoulders
👉🏼 hold for 5-10 breaths, come up & push back to downward dog, repeat on other side
What do YOU want to experience in this lifetime?
French philosopher Pierre Tielhard de Chardin is often credited with saying “We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” The truth is, none of us know how long we are here for so why not start experiencing what your heart desires… today?
Why do so many of us put off what we desire?
Halfway through the week already! #happyhumpday
Hip Opening Poses • Day 3 • Lizard
Hip openers can help relieve low back pain + improve posture. So stop, drop & spend some time in #lizardpose!
👉🏼 from plank, step the right foot outside of the right hand
👉🏼 keep the core engaged by drawing navel to spine
👉🏼 engage the left thigh so hips don’t sink
👉🏼 press through the heel of the left foot while reaching the chest forward
👉🏼 stay up on the hands, or come down to the forearms for more of a stretch
👉🏼 hold for 5-10 breaths, repeat on other side
My tattoo down my side reads, “Pain is always temporary.”💪
🙋♀️Ill be honest, I battled with anxiety and depression for many years. I was convinced nothing could help me and it was just something I had to deal with. My family has also hopelessly battled these same mental disorders for generations and generations.
🙏It was not until I was reintroduced to my religion during undergrad that my mindset completely shifted. I learned how to love everyone, including myself, with a pure heart and take each day as a blessing. I understood life was not meant to be lived alone, but rather in community. Then I read an article in my behavioral sciences class that stated the mind has been proven to heal and cure the body through self-repair mechanisms. I learned the power of my brain and believed in the limitless capabilities of the human mind. Nothing more motivated me than the possibility of healing myself without medication, therapy, or extreme measures. ALL I NEEDED WAS TO BELIEVE IN MYSELF! Learning more about mental wellness lead to increased motivation, higher confidence, increased focus, a positive mindset, and a love for community. I love learning how to better myself in anyway each and every day. When I discovered the eight dimensions of wellness I was in love with the idea of all aspects of life being interconnected with your mind at the source of all energy. 🙌❤️🧠 LOVE YOUR BRAIN because it has unlimited capabilities with the right training YOU CAN FIGHT BACK, YOU CAN OVERCOME, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING 👏It is true, pain is always temporary. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, insecurities, or just feeling down I would love to help you by sharing how I overcame these same things!🤝❤️ please visit my website www.brainsandbooty.co (link in bio) to learn more about how I changed my life forever. I have successfully mastered all dimensions of wellness and now live a fulfilling, balanced life⚖️💕 I love you guys! Never stop learning, and never give up on yourself🧠💪🥗🤓#brainsandbooty#believeinyourself#mentalhealthawareness#loveyourself#loveeveryone#raw#unfiltered
Fear, it keeps us from living life in a way that allows us to take risks, and often times show up authentically. When we allow fear to consume us, we are depriving ourselves of seeing our potential. Often times these fears are irrational or a coping mechanism to keep us safe from the unknown. -
As a person who is on a quest to help and heal others and in turn find the truth in what health and wellness looks like for myself... I realize that we all have common grounds on what holds us back from living a balanced and happy life. I post a lot of random things, that aren’t necessary about massage, which is what I do by trade, but about tools and practices I find useful and helpful to achieve a sense of wellness. Because really at the end of the day it’s all encompassing. Our emotional health, our physical health, our spiritual health... it’s all intertwined and not so cut and dry. We are complex beings having a human experience. And it’s messy a lot of the time. We have to constantly do the work to create balance and peace within ourselves. -
I wanted to talk about fear today because it’s one that tends to consume me and sometimes even paralyze me, inhibiting me from living or experiencing things in my life that I want to. A friend of mine is a fire dancer, but she is so much more than that. She is someone that isn’t afraid to show up authentically and create and explore without fear. Sure she’s human too, and I am sure she experiences these feelings and emotions like the rest of us. But I have witnessed her magic, and I have seen the way her soul shines when she explores these creative outlets. Playing with Fire is dangerous, I mean that literally and figuratively. But it also can teach us a lot about life. As an element is is strong, it can create destruction and it can create Solace. If we fear it, it can cause us harm. But if we surrender to it, it will teach us how to dance with its flames. Just as in life, if we surrender to our fears, it opens a door to lessons and experiences we wouldn’t have had otherwise. -To create balance, we must experience the uncomfortable #overcomeyourfears#liveinbalance
Not only does low crescent lunge open the hips, it improves stability & balance 🙌🏻 Hip Opening Poses • Day 2 • Low Crescent Lunge
👉🏼 from down dog, exhale as the right foot steps between the hands
👉🏼 knee should be over heel and toes pointing straight ahead
👉🏼 place the left knee down & top of foot to the floor
👉🏼 draw navel to spine, tuck tailbone, drop shoulders away from ears
👉🏼 arms can extend up, slightly back, or down
👉🏼 hold for 30 sec to 1 min on each side
Umm... what is this "if" nonsense?! We CAN... so we SHOULD.
Imagine if more of us focused on spreading love, positivity, encouragement and tolerance?
Just imagine a world where hate and negativity didn't exist, or at the very least, were the exception, not the rule... just I M A G I N E.
Go do your part - spread GOOD!
In our LIIFT4 group, we were asked why we LIIFT, and while I could list a million reasons, here is a summation.
People are always asking me why I workout so much, so consistently, and aside from the health reasons, its THERAPEUTIC for me. It helps me work out my stress and my highly charged emotions in a safe, productive way. It gives me something to focus on, instead of allowing my emotions to take charge of my being.
It helps me heal.
Today is a rough day for my family and myself, and I woke up in a very emotional state of mind, but rather than use that as an EXCUSE, I let it fuel me and got to my therapy!
A través de un encuentro con uno mismo, podes llegar a un lugar de paz y quietud, dónde la felicidad se nutre, dura, y cura.
La felicidad es directamente proporcional a las cualidades de solidez y libertad, sin ausencia de miedo, por qué observar los temores y la fragilidad, cada vez qué los reconocemos, ellos disminuyen un poco🙏💚✨
Happy Monday! Fresh week - clean slate - new start! My goals are set for the week. My plans are locked & loaded! My meal plan is prepped & ready to go .. and guess what? It is totally the column on the right!
It’s eating clean - most of the time. It’s fuelling my body with the right foods for performance & health - most of the time. BUT - it’s all in balance. .
We all know the 80/20 rule, right? It totally applies here too. Clean and on pointe 80-90% of the time ... open to cheats the rest. .
This is how I eat - and how I encourage my clients to eat. Because really - what happens when you deprive yourself of something? I know for me - if I say I can’t have something , it’s ALL I can think about!!! So I never deprive!! It never ends well for me. I allow for treats - 🍰🍩as long as it’s in moderation. .
And that’s what I teach my team ... especially now that we’re starting our 💪🏻LIIFT4 💪🏻program TODAY!! Yeay!!!!! Over the next weeks, we’re gonna work HARD - 4 days a week. We’re gonna eat clean & healthy - 6 days a week. .
The other times? We’re off enjoying our summer! It’s gonna be an EPIC 8 weeks!! And the transformations are gonna be INSANE!!
To all who have joined us in our 8 week virtual FITcamp and are ready to rock with us today - we’ve SO got this!!! I am beyond excited for all of you - to share this experience with you - to virtually hang with you - and to cheer you on like crazy as your results start happening. Which they will! Guaranteed!! This is gonna be so fun!! 😀💗💦💪🏻
And with that ... I’m up EARLY to go rock my DAY 1 workout - cuz I’m so dang excited to get this LIIFT4 party rockin🤩🤩🤩
Here’s to the next 8 weeks!
Crazy awesome Lift & HIIT workouts!! The most in-balance meal plan ever!!
Results results results!!
Here we go!!! Xoxo