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It is meant to be honest, fun and educational.
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|Posted on February 11, 2017 at 7:35 AM||comments (3592)|
Do you sometimes feel like you have become stagnant in your health, movement, life, etc?
You are not alone. We all go through these periods in our lives. We know in our mind that we need to drink more water. eat healthier, exercise regularly, rest/relax, breathe, and all those other things that we know will make us feel better but sometimes we just don't do it. Stop beating yourself up about it.
The key to moving forward is to remember that sometimes you are not going to just get up and feel motivated to get something done but you have to push yourself to do it anyway.This is a really good reason to have an ally who will hold us to our highest standard.
An ally is some you connect with, join, unite with or become a partner with in order to reach your milestone.
This person does not necessarily need to be a friend or even someone you already know. It could be someone who you just met who is going through the same phase of life as you.
When you choose your ally, make a pact with them. Put it in writing. Create a check-in date and time and put it in your calendar. Agree to absolutely be honest with each other so that you can each move forward. And most of all, HAVE FUN! Find things that you can each bring to the alliance that will create an atmosphere that is pleasant because we tend to want to do things that we enjoy and have fun doing.
In health and love,
|Posted on September 2, 2016 at 7:10 PM||comments (241)|
What is all this talk about self love? Why is it important?
Wow! I cannot believe it has been over a month since the last time I wrote a blog. I am going to start writing at least once a week again.
What have I been doing over the past month? I have been learning and growing. Through the books I am reading/listening to, my coaching school, my coaching sessions with my clients and my coaching sessions with my coach I have been doing a whole lot of listening and observing. Everyone is talking about loving your self, nurturing your self, believing in your self. I have been taking it all in and while I started doing this for myself years ago, all of these conversations/lessons have opened my eyes even more to the reasons we need to cultivate these practices in our lives.
One reason we need to practice self love is because we cannot truly love someone else if we cannot love our self.
Another reason to practice self love is because if we do not love our self, we are less likely to do nice things for our self - such as taking care of our bodies, minds, souls, health.
And yet another reason to practice self love is because if we do not love our self, we teach other people to not love us.
It is not selfish, conceited or self-centered to love you.
If you are not already in love with your self - and I do mean IN LOVE - the first step is to dig deep and ask yourself WHY NOT?
Here is an exercise to help you dig deep.
1. What is it that you see, feel, hear, think, about your self, that is so bad that you cannot love you?
2. What does this mean to you?
3. Is this something that you would like to change? If yes, answer the next question. If no, go back to the first question (keep going back until you have exhausted your reasons for not loving your self).
4. What would it mean if you change this?
5. What would be different in your life if you changed this?
6. What would it take to change this?
7. Do you know the first step you need to take?
8. What is stopping you?
For some, they do not know what the first step is, where to start. For others, they may need support or accountability. It is normal to need and ask for help. Sometimes we do not want to ask for help because we do not want others to see us as weak, weird, needy, etc but the reality is, we ALL need help.
While I did not have another physical person helping me through my own journey, I listened to a lot of speakers on the subject and read a lot of books to get me to where I am today and it was a very long road. Now, I am working diligently to help others take the shorter road to the same place because there were times I wanted to throw in the towel and just give up and I do not want that for you.
If you need help, please reach out. You can send me a private message to email@example.com or you can message me on facebook (mindsoulbodyfit). I am in the process of setting up a private facebook group where people like us can get together and support each other through this journey and will post that here as soon as it is up and running.
|Posted on July 31, 2016 at 2:35 PM||comments (1)|
I have been thinking about how we start journeys in our lives.
The first step is always to take inventory in our life to determine if the journey is one we want to start.
The second step is setting our mind to the task of preparing for the journey.
The third step is to set time for the journey.
The final step is to actually embark on the journey.
I am currently on a journey in my life to become the healthiest I can possibly be in life. This includes, each of the following elements - Mind Soul and Body. Each of these areas is intertwined so when one area is unhealthy the other two suffer as well.
Each journey is different based on our individual desires, the destination and the path we take. Not everyone should travel the same path or at the same speed. It is always best to travel your own unquie individual path at your own pace that way you can enjoy each moment of the journey and know that you are moving at a safe speed for your metabolism.
|Posted on July 19, 2016 at 9:45 AM||comments (19)|
I have been super busy lately. Getting certified as a health coach. Hiring my own business coach and learning from her. Coaching my practice clients. Working my full time job. And all the other things that come with having a home and family.
Is it disheartening to realize that you are in a funk when you are trying to accomplish something positive in your life and in the lives of those around you?
Yes, it is.
You think to yourself, gah! I thought I was past all these low self-esteem feelings a long time ago. Why do I constantly have to be bothered with this same crap?
I have been thinking abou this and I believe it may be the way that you continuously realize that you are human and you are stronger than you may know.
Every time I go through a low spot, I always come through it. I have never gone back to the depths of not wanting to live. I honestly don't believe I have even really been standing precariously close to that precipice any time that I have gone through a low time since and that has been 11 years ago and trust me when I say, I have been through some very low times in the last 11 years. I am not sure that it will ever just be smooth sailing and I am not sure that would be healthy for me either because I need to be reminded of those feelings and my strengths to overcome them.
So, how do you overcome the low spots?
You do the things that you know you have done in the past that have worked.
For me, that means meditation and reading some upbeat literature.
In order to be truly happy, you need to have a connection with your higher power. For some that will be God. For others, the Source, Mother Earth, etc.
It is time once again to strengthen that connection.
Love and Vibrant Life to You All!
|Posted on June 11, 2016 at 8:10 AM||comments (4)|
It's Saturday morning and I am working on a lot of things this weekend but the most important thing that I have been working on lately is being more positive.
This week I have noticed that the more I have worked on my own positive thinking, the more I have drawn positive messages into my life and shied away from negative vibes.
What do I mean by that?
I have been focused on positive thoughts, positive energy, positive outcomes for me, my co-workers, my classmates, my family. As I have focused more and more on positivity, I have noticed that each time I am on facebook and I see a negative comment (about presidential candidates, police officers, etc) I scroll right past them without slowing down. I have noticed that I have seen more and more positive messages popping up in my feeds as well, from sources I have never seen before.
I am telling you this because, while I did not do this as an experiment, I am noticing it the same way that one would notice the results of an experiment. Lately, I have been hearing more and more about how you draw to you the things you think about and I have been thinking more positive and I am noticing I am draw more positivity into my periferal views.
As an experiment, try it...be mindful of how you speak (positively), how you think (positively), how you act and react (positively) what you read (postive articles, books, posts, etc). Be mindful of what starts happening around you...people notice you are being more positive and they work with you to be more positive as well, you speak and think and read positive and you start feeling and hearing more positive, and you start seeing more positive all around you.
Start Living Vibrantly Today!
|Posted on June 1, 2016 at 10:55 AM||comments (3)|
I have been thinking about this for several days now and wanted to share this with you.
Most people make the mistake of striving for perfection.
There is really no such thing as perfection because perfection means that once you attain the goal you no longer work at it. Think about it, really, there is always something more you can do. A deeper committment, a higher calling.
Instead of striving for perfection, we should instead be striving just to be better. Better than we were yesterday.
If you continue to strive for perfection, you will unfortunately, continue to be dissapointed and dissatisfied. These are two feelings that will bring forth negative mindsets and hinder your actual potential to attain a reasonable, reachable goal.
Start Living Vibrantly Today!
|Posted on May 16, 2016 at 10:25 PM||comments (3)|
This time I am talking about my Health Coaching journey progress.
Blog - Check!
Domain Name - Check!
Facebook Page - Check!
Twitter - Check!
Pinterest - Check!
Scheduling Assistant - Check!
Business Email Address - Check!
I am getting ready to have my first conversations with prospective clients in the coming days and everything is moving right along.
I am so happy that you are coming along with me on this journey. If you decide to take any steps toward your personal freedom and would like any help or insight, I will be more than happy to walk you through the areas I have already figured out.
This is fun and I am thrilled to be walking down this path.
On a personal note - I am also still making progress in my personal health and wellness journey.
Start Living Vibrantly Today!
|Posted on May 8, 2016 at 9:45 PM||comments (4)|
This week I have been thinking about what we celebrate in life. We celebrate successes, achievements, life events etc.
If you are losing any weight at all. If you are exercising routinely. If you are eating healthier. If you are drinking more water.
If you are setting and reaching goals, then CELEBRATE your achievements. You do not have to go hog wild to celebrate.
Make sure you do not overlook these achievements. Use them as milestones to show your progress in any given erea of your life. Every little bit counts!
If you do not celebrate your achievements, if you do not mark your milestones, you may forget just how far you have come and give up to readily.
Be vibrantly happy!
|Posted on April 28, 2016 at 7:15 AM||comments (2)|
When I decided to take this journey, there was not a single part of me that was not in it. I decided that I was going to do this mind, soul and body (hence the name of the website and company).
I have uncertainty for sure. I am not sure how everything is going to come together. I am not sure how long it is going to take to really get off the ground. I am not sure where I will find my clients.
What I do know, THIS is where I am going. THIS is where I need to be. THIS is going to change my life and the lives of many others I come into contact with.
When you are really ready to make a change, when you know you just cannot continue life as-is, low energy, mundane, blah, then you too will be ALL IN. We all reach this point and hopefully when you are there, I will be here with you, coaching you to a better, more vibrant, healthier you!
Love yourself and live more vibrantly!
|Posted on April 23, 2016 at 5:50 PM||comments (6)|
Not about getting healthy.
Sometimes you need to change your mind about how you perceive life, love, fitness, exercise, your self image.
I have been practicing self-image love for years. If you have ever been at a point in your life when you felt like you were unlovable (or maybe that is exactly where you are today), that is when you need to learn to love yourself. Even some of the most beautiful people in the world feel unlovable and ugly sometimes.
There is a saying, "if momma's not happy, nobody's happy". The real saying should be, 'if I'm not happy, nobody can make me happy, except me'.
Life is beautiful and as part of it, you are also beautiful. Treat yourself with awesomeness. If you treat yourself poorly, why would anyone else treat you any differently?
Start by just practicing talking kindly to yourself each morning when you look in the mirror. Seriously, try it, see if you start looking at yourself differently.
You are divine, go out and show the world!