Be Grateful

Today when your boss makes you mad.

Be grateful you have a job

When you get cut off in traffic.

Be grateful you're not that rushed and angry

When your kids yell back

Be grateful for their love

When you spill coffee on your shirt

Be grateful for that shirt

When you trip going up the stairs.

Be grateful for your feet

When you forget something on your list

Be grateful you need a list

When you have to wait in line.....

Be grateful and

Smile anyway.

Choose happiness anyway.

Be grateful anyway.

It won't be easy.

But if we CHOOSE how we react--the small things won't become big.

We all have a lot to be grateful for.

Wake with a Grateful Heart ♥️

IMG_9020.jpeg

Now that's a bath

Who's experienced a gong bath? I have to say it was a bit intimidating. Meditation doesn't come easy to me. The slowing down isn't a strong suit of mine. We are forever the student if we intend to grow and prosper as each day passes.

Back to the gong bath. At first, it felt loud. All of a sudden nothing existed except the sounds. I wish I could reveal more. But that would be tarnishing an experience that is a personal journey for each of us.

Try something that you fear. Experience something out of your comfort. Learn something new. Go somewhere alone. If not for the experience then for the pleasure of saying I lived a little more today.

IMG_0880.jpeg

Unplug

Is it snowing?

Is it raining?

Is it cold outside?

It is so amazing how we miss so much being plugged in. Hey, don’t judge me. I’m sharing my message at the gym riding the bike.

Hmm is that better?

Probably not!

I need to remind myself daily that the best things in life are right in front of us! Take the time to unplug and be present. I almost missed this moment by focusing on what if, instead of right now. Great fall day! I absolutely love ❤️ spending time with the loves of my life.

Lets take sometime to flip our mindset. Instead of thinking why me? Why not think, what can I learn? What is the universe waking me up to. What do I need to clear out of my path to allow what is meant be through. Remember you’re reading. You’re healthy and breathing the air of life. We tend to take the simple things for granted.

Like the lotus flower. We need to rise through the mud and the muck to grow and blossom beautiful and strong.

Sometimes real life is needed and unplugging is required.

IMG_0879.jpeg

Don't give a Flip

The battle of the good and bad of social media. This shot was taken back in 2016 I copied the Instagram caption. I remember this day like it was yesterday. I was so worried to post it.

The poetry of the movement. The awe that my little girl took the pic. Days before I could even afford the apple watch I wear today. That usually take the pics I take today.

My inner argument before posting.

  • It's too sexy

  • It's too inappropriate

  • Too much skin

  • People will think I'm arrogant

The list goes on and on. Now, after all of my personal growth and education, I could care flipping less. I say take the pic. Be proud! This was work and I was proud. Especially when my daughter said I looked so pretty.

Love You and all the fearless steps you take each day. With each step they get easier. Soon you won't give a flip.

My original caption:

My life is in such a different place! Thanks to #Piyo and the #healthylife and #cleanliving choices I decided to take and embrace as my own. #fitnessissexy #muscleisbeautiful my little girl begged to be my photographer. So proud my three year old she took the pic! #shakeologyresults #l4l #toningitup #chalenejohnson obsessed #piyostrength

IMG_0877.jpeg

Practice brings progress

So proud of me! My first chakrasana also known as yogawheelpose I couldn't do this in April. Staying committed and choosing a healthy lifestyle, working out everyday in someway, brought success! Here I am fabulousat40

I'm looking forward to fabulousat50 such a simple choice. Decide to commit to yourself and progress.

Progress to a place you didn't realize was possible.

IMG_0864.jpeg

Yes it's out there.

”Really mom we can pick our own vegetables?” I was a bit shocked to hear her ask. Sometimes we forget our kids need to be taken out of the box of society once in awhile.

Even if they call you lame and jump on that phone, take a minute to kick them off and outside for a breath.

IMG_0870.jpeg

Goofy is a good thing

Sometimes life is just too serious. If we don't take the time to embrace our ”goofy” what kind of a message are we sending. To ourselves, our kids and the negativity that already surrounds us.

Take some time to get your goofy on. Remember laughs are always more fun with company.

IMG_0861.jpeg

Make a Big Deal

So big deal it's just another day. Birthdays have never been a big thing to me. I never really treated it as a celebration of life. I treated this day as another day getting older. When you change your view, your eyes open to what you have missed. The life that you have taken for granted. Bringing the realization I need to embrace each passing day. The clarity that life is a blessing, is the best gift I have given myself. Don’t take your days, and moments for granted. Tomorrow is never guaranteed.

#hearthealthandHustle 

IMG_0859.jpeg

Little Eyes are watching

Those little eyes follow us in everything we do. They are always watching. What do you want them to take into their future learning? 

My goal is to teach and share how amazing and fun a healthy lifestyle is. 

Find the fun that brings you to healthy heart, healthy living and a life you would want to see for your children 

IMG_0858.jpeg

Solar Powered Happy

My daughter gave me the best compliment. “You’re a solar powered mom!” Why is this such a compliment? Before this journey, I was a big supporter of blackout curtains.

My anxiety overtook my life and fear controlled every aspect of me. I didn’t know what was wrong or why. It’s a long story that I won’t throw up all over. 

Long story short. I’m a #solarpoweredproudmom

IMG_0857.jpeg

Don’t tell me you can't

I may be a day late but I DID IT!!! I couldn’t stand @autumncalabrese when I started with @beachbody she was so tiny. So athletic and I really believed nobody could do what she did. 

Here I am two of her programs later.

I committed and crushed 80 day obsession

Here I am again a 43 year old mom with two kids, 👭 and two csections. 

Crushed  21 day fix and 21 day fix extreme.  I judged a book by its cover when I started 21 day fix years ago. 

I blamed my insecurities

I made excuses for my weakness 😩

I let my negative mind defeat me

I will never go back there again 🥰

Don’t tell me it’s too late 😤

Don’t tell me you don’t have time 😠

Don’t tell me yt.

When you tell me all this you’re also training your confidence and your mind to fail. Turn those negatives and just take a step each day to a more positive way. 

I can 👍 do this 

I  have🙋🏻‍♀️ 30 minutes a day 

I want a better life 💗

I want to run with my kids 

I don’t want to hurt anymore ❤️

I want to love me before it’s too late 

I did it! We can do it together. Please never give up on yourself. You’re love for yourself is the one that should be the strongest love you have ever fel#torisandra.

IMG_0854.jpeg