Going to the movies is a classic way to decompress and spend a few hours out of the house, and can easily fit into a healthy lifestyle without consuming an upwards of thousands of extra calories in one sitting. Instead of diving into movie theater popcorn, greasy cheese nachos, an oily hotdog, or those cardboard boxes of sugar-stacked candy, bringing your own snacks is a perfect way to stay on track with your goals without feeling barren in those comfy theater seats. These so
What's in your life that shouldn't be there isn't as harmless as you might think. Everything that goes in and out of what we do, see, hear and talk about impacts the way we think, what we do and how our life looks on the in and outside. You are the doorkeeper to who and what is and is not allowed in your life. We don't always have control over our environment, our circumstances and certainly not other people, but we do get to choose who and what stays, and who and what doesn'
Summertime gatherings, social outings, lazy days, and balancing a healthy lifestyle and swimsuit baring body can blend together with ease when you stay mindful about picking and choosing where to indulge, when to refrain and remembering to stay active. Feeling great in our own skin starts and sticks with the basics – so keeping them in check (like fueling our bodies with more good stuff than bad stuff, and not becoming sedentary) is an absolute must. Always eat breakfast, and
When we quit worrying about trying to keep everyone happy (because we won’t, and it’s all good), life becomes bigger and your vibes get better. You were fearfully and wonderfully made; created to make a difference and stand out for your own unique abilities, traits and gifts- not to fit into any one particular mold the world seems to think is ideal, or to appease other people. No matter what you do, where you live, what your background or current situation looks like, people
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
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
We all want to excel and become better (beit in our health and fitness, relationships, education, career or hobby), but sometimes being able to do so gets blocked by always rushing to the rescue of other people for the sake of ignoring what really needs attention in us. I'm talking to the people-pleasers (I was once one of them), and the intentionally aloof (I was also once one of those, too). Do you constantly become readily available to rescue people when their times get to
(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!
Visible results are why we decide to put in the effort it takes to bring them about, so how do we deal with the hard truth that achieving them takes more time than we may want? The plea I read and hear asked so often is, "Why am I not seeing results, yet?". Moving forward to the results we're after requires more than just effort, it requires a plan, diligence and consistency. Here are five very fundamental things to consider before jumping the mindset gun of "(XYZ) is just no