If this past year has taught me anything, it is to slow down. Yes, sometimes we need to pause, take a few breaths, take it all in then move forward.
I know for me personally, I have shifted my mindset around many things but for this post, I am keeping it focused on my movement practice. I definitely used to be a “cardio bunny”. Not so much now, don’t get me wrong, I still love and do cardio, but on a gentler basis. #changeyourperspective
I have been doing a lot more walking and mobility work along with low impact strength training and as always Pilates and my signature classes.
My goal for myself and my clients is focused on Movement for Longevity. Movement that will keep you feeling strong and supported so you will be able to continue doing all the things you like to keep doing for years to come.
We have all experienced these days at some time or another. I am going to keep this short and sweet.
I go for a walk. Sunshine and fresh air and appreciating the wonders of creation.
2. Turn up the volume and dance. Music will lift your mood.
3. Write it out. Journaling is a great way to work through issues or problems and journaling allows you to be fully present and aware of how you are feeling. Never underestimate the power of the pen.:)
4. Exercise, you knew this would be one of my coping strategies. The saying “movement is medicine” resonates with me and I have proven it to work and lift my mood.
5. I will typically call my mom. You are never too old to need your mom. 🙂
What do you do when you are having a bad day? Please share in the comments.
Everyone needs a coach, a motivator , a cheerleader, someone to be accountable to. Let me be YOURS!
Each person comes to me with a unique “story” and movement background. No two bodies are alike, and will not be doing the same workout. Each person has different goals and movement patterns, so the workouts are tailored to each person.
I take the time to plan (write out) each and every session for my clients, but, I can also change the routine depending on how your body is feeling that day. Everyday the body asks for different things and it is important to tune in and listen.
My training style is a mind and body experience. You will work in the sessions, but you will also have fun.
Feel free to reach out to me by filling out the consultation on my website. I look forward to working with you.
I was asked this question recently : Do you have any advice for anyone who struggles to stay motivated?
Well, to start off I completely understand this, I too have my days as well. But I find what helps me is to schedule my own workouts by adding them to my appointment book. Its easy to allow other things to get in the way, but this is a form of self-care and I am (you are ) worth the time.
Hire a trainer/coach, knowing someone not only carved out the time for you in their day but the trainer is waiting to see at that time.
Another strategy is reminding myself how great I will feel after. Showing up for yourself will allow you to show up for others.
Let me know in the comments the strategies you use to stay motivated.
We have at some time or another “chased” perfect. I know I have.
Everything has to be perfect. The perfect workout plan, the perfect diet, the perfect, you name it. Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves?
Life has so many curve balls, you can have the “perfect” plan and then guess what, curve ball.
Constantly, focusing on the unattainable is not only exhausting but in the long run makes one stagnant and pushes progress and inner peace further and further away.
This year has definitely shown us how unpredictable life is. How quickly things change.
The key is learning how to pivot and face challenges that come our way. I am not saying having a plan or a guide is bad but balance and flexibility is needed. Maybe in your plan have an anti-plan, the what if, just in case plan.
Remember, perfect is what we have in our minds.
I like this popular quote, not sure who the author is,
” When you can’t control whats happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is”.