Next time you’re working out, or even when you’re just sitting/standing around with nothing to do at home, do a few variations of stability work to strengthen your ankles, core and supporting joints and muscles. Here are a few simple moves to try that can be held for as little as 5 seconds to 20 depending on how strong your stabilizers currently are. Even alternating just a few seconds from one side to another will help develop strength to build on over consistent time. 1. As
I see a lot of "shoulda, coulda, woulda" talk this time of year from people with unmet goals, and I know from experience that will totally steal the joy out of living. The end of the year is a season where so many of us miss the mark on just being confident where we're at, knowing we can still do what it takes to get where we want to go, even if its going to take a little longer because life happened. Instead of living with a mindset that oppresses you into a funk because all
When you hear of, or accuse someone of doing something “like a girl”, you’re likely to translate that into a negative accusation- associating the phrase with weakness or an inability to successfully do something. Fortunately, that kind of stone age thinking is being buried by females who choose to excel in whatever it is they do, with hearts full of courage and mindsets that are far from weak. You’re bound to know someone, at least one- who, just so happens to be a girl that
Being your best, and having a physique you're truly confident in won't require rocket science, but it will require something that for many people, is even more complex. It's going to take the right mindset. Afterall, if you can master your own mind, you can master your own body. If you haven't already, read Why You're Not Seeing the Results You Want, Part One. Anyone can set a goal and have the tools and resources necessary to reach it, but taking longterm action and seeing i
We covered some very foundational, but pertinent, points in "PART 1" (regarding health and fitness goal setting), so as long as you’ve earnestly addressed those, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of one of the most common stumbling blocks people encounter on the road to results. People. We’ve all had (or, have) those people who somehow linger in our life (or possibly just our Facebook) who criticize and cast doubt at every chance they get. These people are either in dire need
(Updated from 2/9/2015) We know better than to waste our time judging others, yet we are so quick to spend time judging ourselves with a mindset of fear, doubt, condemnation or the combination of all three, which almost always leads to self-sabotage. Before you talk yourself out of moving forward through your goals, because it 'might be too hard', 'take too much time, 'sacrifice', and effort', or because you think you're 'not deserving or good enough', give yourself a chance!