Stress, busy schedules, shorter days, lower energy.... these are just some of the bonus gifts that come with the holiday season🎁
The worst part about feeling this way is the GUILT that comes with it😞 because isn’t this supposed to be the MERRIEST time of year?🤦🏼♀️
Here are some tips to help keep your energy and moral lifted;
✔️GET OUTSIDE. Got for an invigorating walk outside. Nastier is naturally soothing🌿
✔️TAKE A BREAK. Unplugging🔌 for even an hour can do a world of good! Over stimulation and screen time adds to anxiety overwhelm.
✔️FUEL YOURSELF PROPERLY. 80% of serotonin is made in our gut. So it your belly isn’t happy, neither are you. More specifically, watch the sugar🍭 intake. Sugar adds to inflammation and inflammation adds to pain, aging, and moodiness.
✔️EXERCISE. Even 20 minutes a day (Transform 20 anyone?) will release endorphins and boost your mood.
My latest challenge group is focused on staying healthy this month, prepping and making the most of the new year! DM me for more info!
#findyourtribe #womenhelpingwomen #holidayprep #holidayfitness #fitfortheholidays #12daysofchristmas #loveyourself #bodylove #bodypositive #showupforyourself #homeworkout #selfcare #findyourwhy #runnergirl #goaldigger #makeaplan
Can we talk about friendships for a moment? I reached a certain point in my life where I felt I had all the friends I needed...my small little circle of babes. I was happy and content with those friendships, especially since I don’t trust most and have zero tolerance for drama, but what I didn’t realize was that as I was growing and evolving and trying new things in life, that new people would come into my world and make me say, “I need to allow people into my world that align with my vibe and energy and it’s ok to do that”
I’ve been going to @soulcycle
for about 3 years now. Off and on...a class here, a class there, until one of my good friends @joannej38
said to me, you need to come and take @m3ll212
class. It will blow your mind. Begrudgingly I went and y’all I lost my shit that first class! It was the bomb! No exaggeration! Long story short...I now find myself traveling into NYC at least once a week to take @m3ll212
class every Wednesday night at 7:30pm. It’s my therapy, I legit crave going, and it makes me happy. What I found was a new tribe of friends that I have let in. A soul cycle friendship like no other that spills into my daily life now. @joannej38 @tabithaliggett @hrlmknight @m3ll212
Thank you! Thank you for pouring into my soul the way you all do, for all the laughs, cries and death rides!
Tell me, were you like me and satisfied with the friendships you already have curated for years? Or are you open to creating new friendships along your journey?
#friendship #mysoultribe #newfriendships #newbeginnings
Start now. Even though you might think you’re not ready, or you’re not at the right place to start… start anyway. If not now, when? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Stop thinking of what you can’t do with the things you don’t have and start taking initiative with the resources you DO have. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Don’t give in to your fear of “what if”. It doesn’t matter what others think, or even if starting doesn’t make sense… the time will never be right you’re the one that has to make it right. No one else. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What’s worse anyway, living with the regret of never doing that thing that you’ve always wanted to do. If you don’t risk it and try what you’ve always wanted, you’ll always live with that wonder of what could’ve been. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Just dive in, even if you’re scared, even if you’re not ready… because you can do it. Do whatever you can to make it happen.
🌈COACHING GIVEAWAY!🌈 So I went to my eldest’s first ever nativity this morning and have only just about recovered! I never understood what all the fuss was about until today! 🥰
So now that I’m ‘officially’ feeling Christmassy, I thought it only right that I sprinkle a bit of that festive cheer all over these squares too. 🎄 ’Tis the season for giving, after all. So what could be better than the gift of shining brighter professionally in 2019? 💝
With this in mind, I will be offering one lucky follower a FREE strengths coaching session, worth over £100. 🌈
All you need to do to enter is, between now and midnight GMT on Sunday 16th December, tag any of your insta posts with #shinebrighterxmas
🎅 ✅ Every #shinebrighterxmas
tag you use will count as a separate entry
🤝 Feel free to mention any friends in the comments below who might want also want to enter 💥 Every person you tag will also count as a separate entry for you!
If you’re feeling stuck for something to post about, to accompany this GIVEAWAY, over the next 5 days I’ll be posting about my bespoke S.H.I.N.E coaching framework. 🌈👇🏼 STORY, HAPPINESS, INSIGHTS, NEW, EMBARK. Join in and you’ll be able to do a bit of self-coaching. 🤩
Just keep an eye on my feed each day or follow #5daystoshine
for more info. ✨
This GIVEAWAY is open to all, regardless of where you are based. The wonders of modern technology means that coaching can happen remotely these days. 🌍
If shining brighter in your business or career next year is on the old New Year’s resolutions list, this would be the perfect way to start the year as you mean to continue. 🚀
I will announce the winner on my stories on Monday 17th December. GOOD LUCK! 🤞
Are you stuck, Babe?
I’m talking discouraged-exhausted-replaying-the-same-stories-in-your-head-over-and-over-again, STUCK.
What’s keeping you stuck can be anything - anything that is stopping you or keeping you from the life you want. But most people don’t realize that it’s about more than just knowing what you want. You have to know WHY you want it. Once you know why, you can begin to figure out exactly what’s going to help you get there.
The “Big MOFA”, what that is, and how to get it is coming up TOMORROW on the #BABEblog
. But in the meantime, start thinking about your WHY. Think about your dream life - whatever that looks like for you - and think about WHY you really want it. Is it bringing you joy? Fulfillment? Is it something more concrete that you’re after? Think about it and meet me back here tomorrow. 🖤
#FINDYOURINNERBABE #YOURINNERBABE #findyourwhy #whatsyourwhy #getunstuck
|| Question of the week ||
What do you want to be remembered for?
This is one of those huge and tough questions that we should all ask ourselves because it directly correlates to some major life decisions. For most us, I think I can say, leaving a legacy behind is super important. All of us leave one. But a legacy is not about the size, it’s about the impact. The difference you made in the lives of others. The quality of relationships. The questions asked. The curiosity. The kindness and generosity.
Do you want to be known as someone that was caring? Successful? Glamorous? Well-rounded? The answer will be uniquely different for everyone and it’s up to you to make that decision and live your life accordingly.
So ask yourself this question, how do you want to be remembered long after you’re gone. Having an impact on the world is our only chance to have lasting influence or importance. I know at the end of the day, as long as I can say I empowered even 1 person in this world — I have done my job :)
It’s BAAAACK! We restocked our best seller from last month in all sizes💖
I love myself.
I am beautiful and I am strong.
I am determined and I am worthy of every good thing in life.
Today’s affirmations ♥️
Another quick 10 minute sample workout. Complete with all the kiddo interruptions!! 😂😂😂
Since AZ can’t get with the program and decides it’s going to be in the 70’s in December! WTH. 😆 all I want to wear are my oversized sweaters and cuddle on the couch. Is that too much to ask for?! Thankfully I can wear this gorgeous 🐆 jumper for now 🖤
So often, we set goals for ourselves, but then fall short when it comes to putting in the effort to achieve them. Being at the end point sounds AMAZING, but the long, grueling process to get there doesn’t. That’s why you NEED to be clear on your “why”!
This “why” is what will get you trough that journey, because it’s what you actually want! Maybe getting your college degree is your goal, but your “why” is to land your dream job, and have financial freedom. Or your goal is to lose 50 pounds, but your “why” is to improve your health and have more energy to keep up with your family.
Whatever your goal, you NEED a “why” behind it, and you need to remind yourself of it constantly. It’s what will keep you moving forward!
What’s your why??
#findyourmotivation #motivation #moveforward #findyourwhy #knowyourwhy #goals #healthcoach #integrativenutrition #iinhealthcoach #iin
•After I was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, Ulcerative Colitis, things changed. (mentally + physically) I had lost quite a bit of weight, and still have trouble gaining weight. I felt down in the dumps about the hand I was dealt, although I have come a long way in my mindfulness these days. My body has not felt the same, to put it simply. But I’m FIGURING IT OUT.
•I decided I needed to change my direction, shift my focus. Of course I am passionate about chiropractic, but will this be able to be my long-term career? Of course not. Along with autoimmune diseases sometimes comes joint pain and I am already feeling the effects of what this job entails. I’m not avoiding the inevitable; I’m just staying ahead of the inevitable. Will I be a chiropractor for 20+ years? Heck-to-the-no.
•I’ve always wanted to own my own business. Feeling like I’m capable of so much more than I often give myself credit for, I decided to dive headfirst…into running a business… I need a Plan B – to eventually become my Plan A.
•Rodan + Fields has given me this platform to be able to not only change someone’s skin, so that they can feel confident enough to start looking people in the eyes, but also change someone’s life. You never know the situation someone is in- what they are needing in their lives, or what they are no longer needing in their lives. This is why I feel so grateful for what I am able to share with THE WORLD. I have a big heart and I’m not afraid to use it.
•Do I know how to run a business? Nope.
But- I’m FIGURING IT OUT. Just like I have in the past. 2019- I’m ready for ya. •I encourage you to F I N D YOUR W H Y. What gets you out of bed and puts your feet on the ground in the morning? And is it big enough to step outside your comfort zone? Maybe you need a Plan B that eventually can turn into a Plan A.
If I’m speaking to you- - Entertain me. Let’s chat.
THEY KNOW THEIR WHY 💭 —
There isn’t one highly successful person in this world who lack clarity, when it comes to why they do what they do - everything you do should be devoted to that one purpose.
Your why. 🔌 —
Your why is the driving force behind every. single. thing. you do. It’s your motive for pushing through unimaginable experiences, to find your greatest gifts. ✍🏾 —
7 HIGHLY EFFECTIVE HABITS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE FOLLOW // outfit deets linked + post on the blog 👩🏾💻
Filming Episode 6 up in Massachusetts with @youthbuildusa
CEO John Valverde, who’s story and message is all about second chances.
I wonder if me walking around whistling the tune of New York, New York gives it away that I’m a tourist? 😆 oh well 🤷🏼♀️
Who are the peeps who love you all the dang way up? Tag them in this post.
☝️ We hear people making excuses every day about why they can’t eat healthy or why they don’t have time to exercise. .
We get it. We are busy women too, but when you find YOUR WHY, the HOW becomes easy. The excuses are gone. You make time. You get it done. .
What is your WHY? If you don’t know, we challenge you to sit down for 5-10 minutes uninterrupted and just think on it. What is your fitness goal and why is it important to you? We would love to hear from you!! #whatisyourwhy #findyourwhy #fitness #fitnessgoals #coach #onlinecoach #commit #succeed
A few weeks ago I decided to do away with my to do list. Instead I decided to keep a list of daily goals. Why? Because I found myself simply working everyday to just check something off my list rather than really being intentional and working toward goals so I renamed the list and created another “task list” to keep me on track for the mundane things that have to get done. I am careful not to mix the two.
My goal for the rest of the year and 2019 is to think about my why. What is my motivation? What am I going to do each day to make sure I am finding and living my why?
#findyourwhy #motivation #positivelypatience #goalsetting
Our bodies and our health are woven by the foods that we consume. Our diet builds our bodies from the inside out, powers our every move and inspires us to turn our thoughts into actions. Food also has the power to be our biggest ally in the fight against illness. .
Food is the smartest, easier, most effective way of bringing about real, visible, total life and health change. .
Based on years of research and experimentation we truly believe that for a certain group of people a plant based diet is the best strategy for optimal health and wellness. .
If food is that essential to our longevity, happiness and fulfillment (and trust us — it is), we definitely want to make sure we’re eating the best possible stuff. And if you are what you eat, don’t you want to be a vibrant, beautiful, living, breathing, thriving thing? .
Hence, the plant-based PhytoNutrix Diet = Your ticket to becoming your healthiest, most creative, most vital self .
In addition to providing you with a plethora of must-have nutrients, plants afford you the opportunity to do one of our favorite things: Eat the rainbow! .
Brightly-colored fruits and vegetables get their vibrant hues from the powerful antioxidants and phytochemicals they contain — plant-based compounds that neutralize free radicals to fend off disease, give you a bright, youthful complexion and more. By eating plenty of colors, you can be sure you’re getting the wide variety of nutrients you need. .
So what are you waiting for? You deserve to look and feel incredible and our Phytonutrix diet can be an amazing tool to help you get the healthy body and glowing skin you have always dreamed of .
#inevobody #eatyourgreens #plantbasedlifestyle #rawlife #plantbasedliving #foodasmedicine #healthylifestyle #wholefoodsplantbased #integrativemedicine #holistichealth #forksoverknives #thrivemags #plantbasedbeauty #veganbeauty #gardengivenbeauty #naturalbeauty #healyourbodyhealyourlife #becomeyourownhealer #goddessrevolution #masteryourmagic #findyourwhy #newyearnewyou #healthylifestyle #womensempowerment
♪ I am a rock, I am a stone
I'll be your strength, I'll be your home ♪
Listening to these lyrics today got me thinking. This year has been one of the hardest of my life, but I look at this girl and I see strength and perseverance and resilience. I see someone who is learning to embrace all the things she might have wanted to change in the past (like her wild, crazy hair) and someone who is slowly learning that the only person who needs to love her, is herself 💖
Never give up on yourself, because there’ll come a time when you can look back and be grateful that you didn’t.
This is great perspective💯
Start your nutrition plan now before the holiday calories compound in you. Message us today
Carry, walk, run, jump, hang, push, pull... Efficiency can be found in simplicity, no?
Stop. Making. Excuses.
Whatever your goals are, whether you're a Spartan or a Warrior, a fitness junkie or just looking to feel better... if its important to you, you will find the time and make it work. You already have what you need to be a better you.
#livespartan #thewarriorrace #warrior #spartanracesouthafrica #iamspartan #aroo #emetgyms #ocr #ocrfam #fitness #ocrdad #fitdad #nopainnogain #bloodsweatanstears #lunges #farmerscarry #fitfam #findyourwhy #saocr #weareocr #iloveocr #roadtochamps #efficiencyinsimplicity #gripstrength #killingit #legday #noexcuses
FIND YOUR WHY⚡️⚡️⚡️💗💗💗😀😍😍😍#findyourwhy
Remember this :“Life is mysterious, but fun...it’s what you make it. You make your life.” Yasu my probably 70ish friend who owns a dog grooming business next to my gym and has been in Silverlake for probably over 20 years. Look to the #smile #future #donot #look
back HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY⚡️⚡️⚡️💗💗💗😀😀😀 #haveabeautifulday #kindnessismagic
NEVER MISS A CHANCE TO SAY “I LOVE YOU” ⚡️⚡️⚡️ May you be #safe
, May you be #happy
, May you be #well
, May you be surrounded by people you #love
and who love you, May your body be #healthy
, May your soul #shine
with the light of a thousand #Suns
, I love you, I love you, I love you, Have a beautiful day #WMGS #wake #up #medtiate #gym #smile
sometimes you gotta get HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY⚡️⚡️⚡️💗💗💗😀😀😀 #mindfullness #calm
Another good #lovingkindness #mantra
you can try
May I be free from inner and outer harm and danger. May I be safe and protected.
May I be free of mental suffering or distress.
May I be #happy
May I be #free
of physical pain and suffering.
May I be healthy and strong.
May I be able to live in this world #happily
, with #ease
When I first stumbled into this world of people earning money doing stuff they loved, one of the most important messages I kept hearing was the importance of identifying and articulating your “why”.
Simon Sinek had just burst onto the scene with his now famous TED talk. It was full of great soundbites. “People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it.”
The reality was that, for me at least, it didn’t take long for me to know exactly what my “why” was, I just didn’t see how it fit within any business context. (At least not any business I was trying to build way back then!)
It wasn’t until November 2018 that the penny finally dropped and, for the first time, I saw how my “why” could be more fully realised. And that’s where the Faith And Business Playground comes in.
Since Jesus did his thing in about 2009 and I went from “pent up ball of rage El” to the El you know and love today my personal “why” has always been about showing up, all in, the “made in the image of God” me, “me on a good day me” so I could be a shining, delightful example of God’s love in action.
But I can’t love on the whole population. (That sounds exhausting!) Which is where the mindset geekery comes in, because now I get to use my love of brain science to help you be more loving and delightful, more full to the top with God’s love, living an abundant, joyful life that makes you smile more than it doesn’t, so you can be a shining, delightful example of God’s love in action too!
And THAT’S why the Faith And Business Playground was born. Want to be a part of the mission? Fabulous! LINK IN BIO to find out more and join us. I can’t wait to show you around! 😀
#goals #dothework #businessgoals #shereadstruth #calledtocreate #cheerfullygiven #createdtocreate #creativewomen #beingboss #pursuewhatislovely #christiancreative #creativebiz #womenintheword #faithful #love #Christianentrepreneur #Christianentrepreneurs #faithbasedbusiness #ThisisChristian #mindset #mindsetmatters #findyourwhy
Super excited to hear this couple share their stories tonight!! Join me LIVE on Facebook at 830pmEST tonight to be inspired and hear all about what nutritional cleansing is all about!
TᖇᗩᑎᔕᖴOᖇᗰᗩTIOᑎ TᑌEᔕᗪᗩY 🏋🏼♀️👀
——• pнyѕιqυe υpdαтe||12-2017 v 12-2018 •——
the green suit is the start of prep for June 2018 @nysnatural
the Big East & the pink suit is the start of investment for June 2019 @nysnatural
the Big East..This was hard for me to post and I sure you’re all thinking “oh my god gab c’mon stop you look great” and yes, I do get that. BUT for me to post these is emotional, and raw and vulnerable for me because it’s me bright and early for check in’s to my coach.. I’m might not be as lean or tight as I was last reverse but one of my big brothers @alienlanguage
put it to me perfect yesterday. Growing the fluff is necessary- it’s a blanket to cover the muscles so they can sharpen and grow until it’s time to uncover them. He’s right. I have 2 goals as this year ends & 2019 starts that will help my bigger picture.. 1) make this investment season my b*tch and absolutely crush it... and 2) leave no stone unturned so that come June, it’s undeniable the work I’ve done & the changes I’ve made. Here’s to finishing 2018 just as strong as I came in 💪🏻👀😈 I’m #procard
hungry & I know I’ll be doing big things in this new year, with my family, CORE4, coach and teammates behind me.... that being said, now watch me WORK. .
#beavisionary #upstateempirefitness #selflove #transformationtuesday #gymsharkwomen #sylg #fitnessjourney #semicolon #mentalhealth #growth #speakyourtruth #endthestigma #trustyourself #findyourwhy #buildyourself #bikinifit #bikiniathlete #OCB #nysnatural
Day 11! Almost 1/2 way to Christmas!!! Everyone have their Christmas shopping done?!?
Ahhhh! After telling how awesome I felt this morning after I looked in the mirror. I just had to do a side by side😂 & would you look at that! Just in time for #transformationtuesday
I honestly debated on posting it because my eyes often play tricks on me and I’m not always sure if I really see a difference or not! I just decided to not look at it anymore and post it anyways🙈 I’m learning to love the process & where I’m at in this moment on this crazy journey of weightloss♥️
Hard work. Dedication. Consistency✨ Not easy but worth it so far😉
Did a sample workout from the new program! Full VIP early access starts January 14th but there are some sample workouts available now! And when I say sample, I really mean a 20 minute workout that hurts and burns and is awesome!
Message me to find out more.
Pssst...you want to know more
Most people get lost between thinking about doing something and actually doing it. Is this you? Maybe you don’t know HOW. Maybe you are scared. Maybe you are wondering what everyone else will think. Maybe the logistics are holding you up. Maybe time is a factor. Maybe you’re just a master procrastinator. 🤷🏻♀️I know that you are full of intention and purpose. I know you have a million great ideas just waiting to see the light of day. I know you are ready to make change, live better, and see your dreams to fruition. The second you decide you want to do something, you need to put one foot in front of the other and begin to MOVE. It is in that intention and movement that the growth will happen. It is in the doing that the vibration rises and calls more productivity and ideas to you. Do not get caught in analysis paralysis. Just do the damn thing. 💥Figure out the “how” after. This has been the key to my success this year.
Is there something you’ve been wanting to just DO, already? What is it? Share here and I’ll hold you accountable 😉. Make 2019 your year of doing, instead of just thinking about it. ⭐️
Anyone ever get super motivated to workout the next morning only to wake up with zero motivation. Substitute workout for anything (Save money, eat healthy, read their Bible, etc.) and it takes more than motivation, it takes discipline.
Ok y'all...I'm getting ready to try out the new program.. There's a free sample workout available before it comes out in Jan!
I mean... I've done Shaun T workouts before and didn't die so I should be OK, right? 😳
I'm kinda scared to use the step thing... I'm certainly not very graceful! Haha 😂
But I'm so looking forward to trying something new and different!
My upper body has never been quite as strong as my lower body 🤪 My quads have always been my strongest and biggest feature😂
This Bicep + Back workout from my coach @ashleyallenfit
just proves how much I’ve neglected my upper body in training myself the last few years 🤣 It’s not that I didn’t know what workouts to do I just didn’t enjoy doing them so therefore I didn’t 🤷🏼♀️ Well, I think Tuesday’s might be my new favorite/hardest days in the gym @mountainsidefit
thank you for the challenge today Ash 💓 #bicepworkout #babygotback #latpulldowns #icantmovemyarms
to all the partners of aspiring lawyers out there! 🙌🏻
My husband has seen me through thick and thin, and then some! He has given me second opinions on countless papers and projects (which I've mostly ignored, ha!), put up with MANY temper tantrums and late nights working, and provided me with hugs, kisses, coffee, wine, nutritious dinners, flowers, love, comic relief, and support - when I've needed these things most. ❤️💞
Let's all hope it's worth it in the end! Kidding, we know it is!
Original photography is by @emily_exon_photography
(wedding - @azuridge
) and @amphoto_yyc
(engagement shoot - Canadian Rockies). #Prisma #filters