Snap Out of It!

Snap Out of It!

  What happens when you find yourself spiraling in a dark moment? Anything can send you into turmoil..... A flat tire A disagreement with someone Losing something - money, jewelry, keys They all give rise to a sudden rush of panic, upset and worry. How do you keep yourself from reeling into another dimension? It's easy.... slip back into consciousness! That's right big emotion can mean big distraction. Your breathing changes, your heart races, you clench in different areas of your body, you lose focus... you lose energy. That momentary lack of clarity can have huge effects in the long run. Snap out of it! What if you were to remain calm amidst the chaos. What if more often than not, you smiled and said, 'this is perfect.'   Imagine if you were just able to breathe in, stay in flow and let it all happen!  That would make your life a lot easier, wouldn't it? All you have to do is tune into yourself...
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Exercise at 40+

Exercise at 40+ Now that I'm in my 40s, I'm finding I don't have to 'kill it' every time I work out, lol.  I'm glad I went all out in my late 20s/early 30s (pre injuries) - I really gained a great foundation and muscle memory.  I had the ambition, energy and time to do it, and it served me well.  Now when I lift, I still train with intensity and have some great lifting sessions, but it doesn't have to be 4 days a week.  I suppose what's really changed is intention and energy. Key areas at this stage of my life are nutrition, movement, mobility and stress management.  I know what to eat on a daily basis - it's a no brainer.  When I go to a party, event or restaurant, I enjoy what's at hand in bite size pieces.  I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything, and find joy in where I am and what I'm eating. When...
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Day 14: Get Your Groove On!

Get your groove on.......... pick some form of  Movement, and go all out!! Let's take another look at your Fitness goals.  If you haven't been specific and written out an Action Plan* for each goal, stop now and do it.  Once you've set forth your criteria, keep it in the Journal we discussed the first week (Post for Day 4).  Are you meeting the number of times you've set aside to workout?  Are you being consistent with your workouts?  Are you charting your progress? If for some reason, you are unable to keep your commitment for the day and don't Fit your workout in, move forward!. A key to being Successful is to stay in Action.  Acknowledge it and to the next.  If a certain time isn't working, guess what?  You have to choose a better time! Consistency - is key to maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle and reaching your goals.  That applies to: Frequency - number of days you are working out Duration -...
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