Work as hard as you can for 30 seconds with each exercise. Earn that 30 second rest! Start with my go-to warm up (link in bio) and let me know how it all goes 👇🏼
New elephant Bali pants in store now! Featuring a wide elastic waistband and an elasticated hem! We also have a few of these paisley print Bali pants left in stock too!
Sometimes I feel like a yo-yo. I have been “inconsistent” with my “weight” and Although I’ve always been fairly active (sometimes more than others), and fairly fit, my weight has fluctuated. A lot. I gained weight in university. Then lost it. Then had a baby. Then lost the baby weight. Twice. And I used to beat myself up over it. I got super-fit, down to 16% body fat, I trained in the gym, ran half marathons. Then had injuries. Or got derailed by life. Put the weight back on. But along my health journey I have realized that it’s not about the “weight” it’s about HEALTH. It’s about being in my “just right” body for the SEASON of life. Pregnancy...a state of health. Training for a race...a state of health. Being healthy enough go to work, to think clearly, sleep well, run & play with my kids, hike, skin, & ski with friends and family...a state of health. Goals and seasons change and that is OK. We are not always going to have the same body. We are not always going to be that “ideal” we may have stuck in our mind. Nor do I believe we are supposed to. But as long as we are striving to be our best selves, to care for the bodies we were blessed with, to fuel them well, to move them, to enjoy the activities we love, to set examples of health for our children and others, then we are doing well. I love that I found a way to cook & fuel my body (and my family’s!) in a healthy way, without dieting, without fads. I’ve discovered what personally works for me to achieve my goals. Do I still struggle with the right balance of “treats” and exercise? Yes! And do I shift my goals for the season I am experiencing in life? Yes. But I am caring for the body I live in with the encouragement and support of a community of people who are doing the same. We cheer each other on to be the best we can be, supportive of each of our personal goals. Whether you want to make a change and you don’t know where to start, or have gotten into a slump and want support, or want to up your game & take your fitness to the next level, talk to me. I’ve been through ALL the seasons and might just have what you are looking for. .
#happyhealthy #30daystohealthyliving #arbonne #liveyourbestlife #wellness
How was your first Month of 2019?
Did you start off 💪🏼 are you still on 🔥?
I hope this year a the best, but why not make the next 10-20 just as good? I ask myself this, and wanted to extend it to you. What would have to change for you to LIVE your LIFE??!?!
Let’s share some motivation and lift others up along the way....
Here’s to allowing faith, not fear, have the loudest voice & the final say.
Seeing how big baby girl is looking in this picture reminds me of how small she was when I started this journey. It also reminds me WHY I started. I remember the overwhelming feelings of juggling 2 under 2 and searching for a balance between work and family that left very little time for myself. I remember the anxiety and self doubt and the guilt and shame that follows those emotions when you KNOW they are weakening your ability to be present with those you love and simply your ability to function at your best. I remember that sinking feeling that also created the unstoppable drive to CHANGE. It's not always about want, its about NEED. If it's a NEED it becomes nonnegotiable 👊
I had no idea what I was getting into but I knew that if I started to work on my physical self, if I just started to MOVE and fuel my body right the rest would follow.
I started this program out of necessity. I started it because I needed PRACTICAL. I needed something SUSTAINABLE .
I needed something different!
The support that followed I did not see coming💕 The results started to build. I shed the 20+ lbs of baby weight I could not shake before. I saw the physical changes but what I FELT mentally and emotionally kept me going.
It's what drives me today and builds my passion to come alongside other women who NEED that sense of empowerment in their own lives.
I can't do this alone. That's not how we thrive! We thrive when we find a way to share the journey! That's what is so remarkable about this Coaching. Sharing the journey and inspiring others through theirs!
I am looking for 5 women to join me.
5 more women who are ready to give to themselves by building their health, confidence, and a renewed passion for life!
If you are looking for the support, resources, and practical options to live your best life drop me a message or simply share an emoji below and I will reach out!
This is not a practice life. Don't wait to create the life you deserve. It's time to share the love and commitments you make to others and give to YOU!
I promise you can get there.
I promise it is worth it.
And I promise to be with you every step of the way ❤
#youareworthit #believeinyou #liveyourbestlife
We all go through seasons of life but no matter what season you are in right now I just wanted to remind you that you are ~CAPABLE and WORTHY of GREAT THINGS. It’s so easy to get caught up in the fear of failure or comparison but I know we have the ability to fight it. So if you’ve been stuck in a rut, remember YOU CAN overcome any obstacle that may be in your way, YOU CAN leave that bad situation, YOU CAN achieve your dreams, YOU CAN do anything you put your mind to. A really great woman reminded me of this today and thought maybe some of you needed to hear it too 💫
When I’m feeling stuck and stagnate, when I know there is action to take, but I haven’t done it yet. When I’m afraid to say YES, (because that might mean rejection or worse, FAILURE). When I’m afraid of dreaming TOO BIG... I think back... To the dreams that manifested.
To the things I said YES to.
To the moments I wasn’t ready for.
To the many mistakes I made.
To the freak-out moments, the tears, the “WHY did I get myself into this” crying and whining.
To what was POSSIBLE when I was just willing to have a little BELIEF in myself and TRY.
To all the JOY that followed when that thing was experienced/ achieved, even after waves of self-doubt.
In 2016 I went to Mexico. I said to myself I wanted to go back sooner than later. That same year I photographed my first “wedding” (an elopement in Prospect Park). I said to myself I wanted to do that AGAIN.
And in early 2017 a friend asked me if I would be interested in photographing her sister’s wedding in Mexico. I said YES. It seemed VERY serendipitous. But I could have said no. I was in a 300hr TT, teaching a lot of yoga, temping in an office, and trying to grow my photography business. I was also going through a long period of healing after a rough breakup a few months prior.
Basically, I was exhausted. In the days before my flight I was FREAKING OUT. I remember sitting on my bedroom floor surrounded by camera gear that I either owned, rented or purchased, crying to @bklnrussell
(who I probably owe a lot of therapy fees too) and feeling like I never wanted to get up off that floor. And then the next day I was in Mexico. On a huge resort. I got a free room upgrade. I was thrilled.
Photographing the wedding was more work than I anticipated. But it was so WORTH it. The day after I sat in a cabana overlooking the ocean and thought - YES please, more of this.
What propels me forward is belief and courage. What stops me in my tracks is fear and insecurity. Every day I remind myself that I want more of the first two. Because I REALLY like manifesting the life that I want. At its simplest expression, it’s a life that’s filled with connection, exploration, and joy. 📌More on this topic in my last two posts. Go back.
Wow! To say that Gene and I are incredibly excited is an understatement! Can’t wait to enjoy the beauty of Puerto Rico, St Maarten, and Haiti! ☀️🌴🐬🏖👙 What an honor to receive this amazing all expenses paid trip 🚢✈️, as a gift from our company for helping others live their BEST lives! 💃🏼 It has me thinking back to almost three years ago when I said YES to my own health coach who offered me the gift of coaching so I could pay it forward and others could LIVE IN FREEDOM too! 🙌🏼 So THANKFUL I SAID YES!
My yes has now multiplied into over 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ others saying YES and their lives being transform forever! 💥
It’s amazing what God has done in Gene’s and my life in such a short period of time! ❤️ God has also placed something in YOUR heart 💜 to do, get past your own fears, lean on Him, trust Him, and take Him at His word that He will help you accomplish your dreams 💫! After all He is the one who put those dreams in your heart to begin with!
No one else can do it for you, IT'S TIME ⏰ to create the future you’ve always dreamed of! IT IS POSSIBLE!!!
Be a breath of fresh air.
It’s simple. Don’t be a shitty person. We hear it all the time but might not always apply it in our everyday life. You never know what someone is going through and don’t assume that your shit is bigger than theirs. Some people choose to talk about their problems, while others keep it in, some are just trying to survive, and even more don’t even realize they’re going through something. We all have our own struggles, and we’re all just trying to get through the day, week, year, or moment.
First week back at work and had a typical patient interaction. Patient picks up prescription. I counsel patient on new meds. We laugh. She pays and we say goodbye. Except this time she bursted out crying. Turns out she had just driven back with her husband who found out his cancer had returned and they had to remove his esophagus. She spent the entire day being strong and trying to be positive for him but hadn’t had time to deal with it herself until that very moment. Can you imagine if I was rude to her? I walked around the counter and hugged her and told her to cry as long as she needed to. Two strangers somehow connected in their weird complicated world.
Don’t be the reason why someone has a bad day. Be the reason why someone smiles. Your smile can make someone’s day whether you realize it or not. We should make each other’s life easier in a world that can sometimes work against us with factors we cannot control. We have the power to control how we treat others and face challenges along the way. So take control.
Playing with camera angles 📸📸
I'm was tryna level up my #yogaselfie
game this morning when I thought about something I heard on a podcast. It was "I've always done it that way"
If it works it works, I guess. But if you've always done it that way you'll always get what you've always got.
Dont be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. Change a few things. Do something different every once in awhile. If you dont like it you can always stop doing it. #randomthoughts #learnsomethingnew #everydamnday
Do you want to know how to get what you want this year? If so, head over to the How To Get What You Want This Year Summit. There are several coaches speaking on different topics this entire week. You can go back and catch the replays of the videos from the past few days, also.
Check out my video on Visioning and Intention Setting for 2019 (Full video on Facebook and available on YouTube, also- click links in bio @essenceofliving_hlc
Don’t forget to like, share, and comment below. 😊
3:25PM 😉💫 | You’re in charge! You do not have to accept anything in your life that you do no want to accept! This life is your life! You know what you want, how you want it, and when you want it. It’s okay to say “NO” and wait patiently for what you truly want. This is where “settling” comes into play. Some people think they have to have certain things at this moment! There’s no rush! Write down everything that you want, and be real specific about those wants. & everything that comes in the way in a category of those wants that’s not what you wrote down..... DENY IT! Speaking things into the universe is real, and when you write down, meditate, and speak things into existence & wait..... you’ll soon get exactly what you asked for. Settling for things lower than your high frequency standards will only throw you off track and get in the way of what is truly coming for you. Patience is pretty much key in all situations, waiting does suck sometimes but also waiting for those right things pays off way more than what you “think” is for you! Decide what kind of life you want, the things you want, and if it’s not those things? It’s okay to say NO period! Blessed Wednesday friends & family, YOU ARE LOVE 😌💕💋 .
#patience #lovequotes #lovelife #wait #waiting #patiencequotes #patienceiskey #manifest #speakthetruth #speakthingsintoexistence #neversettle #decisions #behappy #happy #liveyourbestlife #smile #positivevibes #positivequotes #positivity #positivethinking #positiveaffirmations #likeforlikes #likeforfollow #like4likes #r4r
For the spiritual babe who’s tired of playing small to keep everyone else comfy
Growing up my life was basically dedicated to playing soccer.
I played outside left mid, but my dad gave me more money if I assisted soccering the goal rather then actually scoring. ( I was just trying to make some money so I could go to the movies with my friends, jaafeel?)
In his eyes the assister was just as important for setting up the goal, and I partially agreed with this because I low key hated on the babes who hogged the ball the whole game and never closed the deal with a goal.
Anyways one year I was on this ayso team that well...wasn’t very good.
We hadn’t won a game all season. I got so fed up that I decided I was going to play every position this game and finally allow myself to be a ball hog.
I scored a hatrick (3 goals in one game) and we finally fucking won.
Heres what happened:
No one called me out for being a ball hog, but rather was so fucking stoked to be a part of the winning team.
I allowed myself to shine, instead of playing small, and was the first year I got picked to play all stars.
When I allowed myself to be the Mia Hamm I always knew I could be, the momentum started rolling and it gave our team the hope we needed. Me showing up fully allowed everyone else to do the same, and we actually started winning.
You stepping up gives others permission to do the same.
You taking time out of your day to do something that fuels your soul-whether its reading, meditating, doing yoga, taking a bath, being a ball hog ect.
Actually sets you up for more wins because you can gave more from a place of your wholeness not your substances.
You diming your magic doesn’t help anyone else win.
We all win when you shine. 💫
As my soul brother @bradharkema
always says. A win for you is the win for the collective because we’re all in this together.
The best gift you could ever give to the people you love is to live out your full potential. Your full potential is on the other side of you playing small.
In what ways do you need to allow yourself to be a ball hog so you shine your light a little brighter?💫⚽️✨
Here's a random one 🤪 we try to take a pic each morning to document this fitness journey, and sometimes this is the best we got! I think she was just feelin' the music that was playing 😂😂 #weirdowednesday