In the history of fitness this time of year we usually see a decline in attendance in classes, workouts etc. because we are busier than usual.
We are all busy but I believe no one is too busy to take care of themselves.
As Fitness Professionals we want you all to know we are here for you and promise to keep you going ,
just show up!
A few weeks ago, me and my Mason man got up early and drove two hours to see a woman in Georgia. Her name is Ann. She's 89 years old and been in the antique business for 60 years. My dad took me to her a shop a few times when I was a kid.
She called me a few weeks back and had invited me to her house to look at some things's she was ready to sell. When we arrived, she had the items in a room already organized and priced. She said take your time and her and Mason went to her dining room to color. I must say, Mason was on his best behavior and colored her a picture and placed it on her refrigerator. We spent a few hours there, bought a few things and headed home. The next Thursday, I received a letter addressed to Mason. This is what it said...(see photo). The beauty in people truly amazes me. I couldnt help but hear Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World playing in my mind as I read the letter to Mason. Thank you Mrs. Ann for reminding me how important it is to tell each other how we feel and to take the time to do so. #thewonderfulpeopleimeet#blessed#adventureswithmymasonman#fatherandson#pickingwithmason#talquintradingco#georgiafolks#thelifeichoose#whatawonderfulworld#thegoodinpeople#thankyou#takethetime#thankingyou
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Through the good the bad the ugly the happy the awesome and the not so awesome 😎 I’m proud of me ! Man been a roller coaster ! New job ! New spot! New life! Only way to go now is up !! No matter if my road is bumpy. Got some cracks here and there . Had to go left or right ! I’m still going up !!! Shout of to all my independent women out there ! It ant easy but damn we sure make it look like it is 😎 #GoodMorning#Takethetime#appreciateYourself #💪🏻
On #WorldKindnessDay I am making a promise to be kind to myself. I have spent my whole life being kind to others but rarely have I ever offered myself the same courtesy.
It has taken the sudden, devastating collapse of my marriage & ensuing mental health crisis for me to come to terms with the fact that I am worthy of kindness.
Events as awful as this also have the added bonus of allowing you to discover the true meaning of friendship. I now know who my fair weather friends are but most importantly, I have discovered friends who's support is absolute, unwavering & ultimately prevented me from giving up on my life. I quite literally wouldn't be here without them.
So today especially but every day too, be kind not only to others but also to yourself.
And thank you, to those that go out of their way to look out for others. The world needs more of this 💚
🌑🌕 Full Moon Altar/Grid 🌑🌕 Drawn to these beauties for my Full Moon yoga and meditation practice for last night and tonight 🙏 💜 Selenite for calm and deep peace. 💜 Fuchsite to help release and renew.
💜 Intuitive drawn Mantra Card “I AM DEVOTED”. Silently repeating the mantra on my breath and then spent time in contemplation of what devotion looks like in my life. 💜 Intuitive drawn “Surya” Mudra card. This hand gesture assists with clarity and personal power and a reminder of my always bright radiant light. I held this mudra/hand gesture while I focussed on my deep and slow conscious breaths.
Did you find a ritual or a practice that guided you through the full moon and the powerful energies? When we find the time to set aside for rituals and intentions we find a greater power to help refocus and reset our path.
Today started like any other day.. I woke up brushed me teeth and my kids, dressed them, got them breakfast, made lunches, packed backs, drove to school and that was when my day took a turn... not for the worst but for the better *i guess* we got to the corner and Brinleigh asked if her brother could walk her the rest of the way... 😿 of course I said yes because as much as I don’t want my babies to grow up they give you signs that they are ready even if you aren’t and even though she is 4 and my heart was in my butt I turned and walked back to the car and went home... there are signs everywhere you just have to open your eyes and embrace them! #stopgrowing#look#stopandsmelltheroses#takethetime#family#mybabies#growing#changeisgood
Scrolling my feed today, people be like:⠀
❄️ Oh the snow is so beautiful⠀
❄️ I love winter time!⠀
❄️ Let’s go build a snowman⠀
❄️ I am feeling the holiday spirit ⠀
Then there’s me: 🤬🤬🤬 ⠀
The other day when we spent the evening at @chilterncandle.co we were lucky enough to be the first to see (and buy!!!) this special kitchen candle. This looks stunning in our kitchen, the 'Kilner jar' just looks perfect in the kitchen, and the Lime and Basil fragrance is gorgeous! These would make a beautiful Christmas gift. Head over to Trish to view the MASSIVE variety of things she creates.
Are you running on fumes? Feeling burned out? Have stress, overwhelm, fear, or guilt?? .
These are all normal and “acceptable” feelings these days...
But why?? .
What is the answer? .
Is there a way for us to refill our cups and not be “selfish”? .
From personal experience I can say that by learning to “selfishly” up myself first, I have found more
✔️more energy ✔️more time
✔️increased joy ✔️less stress
✔️less anger toward my kids
So how do we do this? .
It starts with investing and believing in yourself. Without self-love and acceptance, no amount of external validation or evidence will be enough. .
When we can look in the mirror and love who and what we see, our children grow in their confidence.
When we show up filled up, our marriages improve. We want to pour into others rather than feeling like we have too. .
We want to treat our bodies better with good nutrition and movement.
Pretty much everything in our lives gets better with improvement in how we see ourselves.
I see you. I have heard for so many of you. You want to feel loved, accepted, peaceful.
Well, you can!!! It doesn’t take long and it’s not hard. .
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Often I would find myself grabbing anything that was easily assessable. Usually would be those prepackaged granola bars, or a handful of chips. Taking the time once a week to prep my food ahead of time. Helps make life easier and helps make better choices.
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The journey to becoming a healthier version of you is at times plagued by all the other BS that we experience in life. I had to take time to center my motivations and mental health. The new year is right around the corner and this life doesn't stop for ANYONE!
Home. I am. 🕊️
And what a wonderful knowing that is.
Recent events have triggered some painful memories and uncovered a deep wound which I have hidden within myself for a long time. I am becoming aware of emotions which I have buried within all this while (sorrow, hurt, sense of abandonment, unsafe, anxiety, shame, injustice, anger and even rage). These emotions are now surfacing; demanding attention, demanding to be felt.
My initial reaction was to downplay it. Attempt to rationalise it. Avoid. Resist. Clear. Shake off.
Then, I decided to stop running away from myself. How could I run away from my own home? How could I downplay and shake off my inner child?
And so, I allowed myself to feel. To be.
I am choosing to sit with these emotions and welcome them. As uncomfortable as it can be. 🕊️
I cry when I need to cry. Sometimes I laugh at how much I cry while I'm actually crying (like a mad woman 😄). I hold myself when I need it. And I reach out to loved ones when I need them. 🕊️
For now, I've yet to find a way to release the pent up anger within. I can still feel it bubbling within. But I know that a way will be revealed to me eventually.
Just like Rumi's quote: "The wave does not need to die to become water. She is already water." Just like that. I am love. I am already home. And there is no need for me to be anywhere else but here. Right here, right now. I am whole and complete, just as I am. With all the healed and unhealed parts within me. It is enough.
I am learning to make peace with the wounds and trauma that I've been carrying. It is not easy and I still struggle with it. But above all, I am grateful for the amazing friends, healers, professionals and spirit guides who have been there for me; reminding me to come back on this path of inner healing and self mastery whenever I go astray.
Feel free to share your experience if you're also on a similar journey.
Sending love and light to all beings.
Shouting out my co workers who have become life long friends! I will highlight you for the next few Tuesdays so get ready!
. Challenge yourself to show your appreciation for you support team despite the busy holiday schedule.
. #TimeTravel in your stories or post to show your love for your friends who are still traveling with you on life’s journey.
As a single working mumma, I often* suffer from the can’t-be-bothereds when it’s time to make dinner. I know I *should* be making nourishing food from scratch but the temptation to reach for something easier and less healthy is always there.
Here’s the thing, though. I have never, ever regretted pushing through and making the effort. I can’t say the same about the times I don’t make the effort.
This @centrfit eggplant and tofu tacos with kimchi cream is ASTOUNDINGLY good, and seriously, even with all my faffing around, took 30 minutes to prep and cook. And my lazy self is rewarded with leftovers for lunch tomorrow! #winning *always
Look at the world through the eyes of LOVE ❤️ No one is perfect, to only see peoples faults or weaknesses is a waste of time..... EVERYONE has something beautiful to offer, we just need to take the time to look and really see, appreciate our differences! ❤️ Hope your day is full of Beauty Lovelies ❤️
🌑🌕 Full Moon Journal Prompts 🌕🌑 I must admit I am not always a daily “writing in my journal” type of person but I do find this technique very effective when life begins to send roadblocks and my mind begins to have recurring thoughts and frustrations arising. In conjunction with my meditation practice it is a great activity to have in our spiritual toolbox!
With the full moon upon us and the energies high and strong at this time I thought a perfect time to spend with contemplative and journal prompts to help release and reconnect. So if this is also something that you feel that you like to do here are some examples that I will be connecting in with: 🌑🌕 What are my current intentions and desires ?
🌑🌕 What can I modify and change to help flow towards this direction I am seeking ? 🌑🌕 What support am I needing ? 🌑🌕 What are my accomplishments achieved on this path at this point in time ? 🌑🌕 Acknowledge all the things and people you are grateful for !
Grateful for an occupation that allows me to take an afternoon off and hike with mom! Unfortunately this is a photo from a couple weeks ago... and as much as I’d love to be hiking rather than unexpected vet visits.. it’s still full circle! The work I had planned for today, is able to be rearranged and my boss 🤪would rather see our animals taken care of than a to do list being done! #myownbosslife#workfromanywhere
in the midst of chaos, we must fight to focus inward. to give the care and time needed to heal after trauma. broken relationships. and hard lessons. thank you @melissamartinez8424 and @fallonorgill_lifecoaching for the poetry topics self love and trauma!
PHAT TONES BABY!!.........
Doesn’t matter what day it is cause any day can be Phat Tones Day!! 🥁🤓😱🦄😉👌🏻 Always take the time to maintenance your drums so you can get those phat tones out. When you do you will know when your sound and snare is off. So just take the time!