Time waits on no one and life is busier than ever, but let us not forget to stop and appreciate the small things.
This year let us focus more on building and maintaining healthy relationships, self development, being healthy, finding a form of exercise or movement practice that makes you feel good , laugh more.
Enjoying nature more, going for more walks, having actual conversations with each other, be present and enjoy the moment when we are with family , learning new things, or revisiting a hobby you once enjoyed.
Enjoy life, eat the cake, take the trip, life is short.
Injuries happen and the more active you are it is highly probable. If, you have a repeated injury, the possibility is there that you did not recover fully from the first one.
So, this time around the first goal is to focus on getting 100 percent better. Visit your PT and /or get right back on your rehab exercises, yes, you have to do your homework.
Another shift in mindset or perspective is to change the way you think about injuries. What I mean by that is by thinking about the injury as more of a challenge that will make you stronger rather than a problem or a nuisance, mindset shift.
I am speaking from personal experience. changing my perspective has helped me deal with an injury.
In order to get better and stronger focusing on your recovery by making a plan is key. The longer you “sit still” the harder it is to recover. Start small, this takes diligence and consistent effort.
Remember, the goal is to get better, and moving with out pain is the focus. Be patient with my body and know that your body has your back but, sometimes it just needs a little extra TLC.
Being patient will help you to recover fully.
You come back stronger, in mind and body, knowing that you will be able to handle any injuries that may happen in future, whether its by an accident or whatever life throws at you.
Stick to the plan, there are no short cuts.
I am saying it again, with a shift in mindset/perspective the positive side of an injury, yes, I said a positive side, is to look at it as an opportunity to improve while keeping the goal in mind to getting a hundred percent better.
Stay open and pay attention to subtle shifts.
As always rooting for you.
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We all have those blah days, when things are not going according to plan.
When I feel like this I really have to give myself a “pep talk” and just get on my mat and move, or if i have the time take myself for a walk.
Today, I had one of those blah days. I knew I wanted to move but was not quite sure which exercise modality my body was craving. So, I turned on some chill music and allowed myself to just feel the music and move with it. I can tell you this, I felt a million times better than before I started.
This is just a reminder to let you know movement does not have to be structured.
Blast your music and feel the beat and let your body move.
This is the free flowing movement I did ( the video is sped up).
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 am often told by my clients that my teaching style is unique and in the sessions/classes they feel encouraged, strong and capable in doing the exercises. They never feel like they can’t do a particular move or exercise sequence and they always feel better after class.
My goal as an instructor is to “meet” each and every client where they are physically at that given moment.
Every exercise I teach, starts from the “base”, where we start slow and layer on “moves”.
By doing this I am giving each person options in class. I am a firm believer in listening to your body.
Remember, you are strong, your body is amazing and I applaud you all always.
I always give modifications in my sessions with clients. There is no shame if you have to modify exercises/ movement. We have been conditioned to believe that if we don’t go hard in every session we won’t get the results that we want.
I am here to tell you that modifying an exercise and using a variation that works for you and your body at that moment will actually get you to your results faster. The reason for this is because a. you will be using proper form and technique and b. you are not breaking your body down. Yay, for taking care of our bodies!
The “plus” of this is a. your workouts will be more enjoyable and b. you will get the results you want in a safe way.
Modifying exercises is not, I repeat, is not taking the easy way out. You are trusting and listening to your body. YOU are taking care of YOU.
Whats holding you back? Is it doubt, fear, criticism? Sit with your thoughts/ feelings, figure it out . Grab a notebook and write, use this period for self discovery. Ask yourself the tough questions, re-discover yourself. Once you have accomplished this, release all the negativity, fear etc , let it go.
Believe in yourself , know you can accomplish anything you put your heart into. Yes, it will take hard work and planning and maybe some research depending on the circumstance, but just know you can do it. Yes, you can do it!
I don’t know who needs to hear this right now but I am hoping it resonates with you.