I remember the first time I went shopping in a second hand store. I was looking for a blazer to weat to show my horse. We couldn’t afford to buy something brand new, so I found a couple of jackets for $3 and I remember just how excited I was, because I felt so put together and even as an 11 year old, I could still afford to buy it myself. But I also remember feeling shameful because I didn’t want anyone to find out that it’s all I could afford.
I want you to know that there is absolutely nothing wrong with purchasing previously loved items. Nothing at all! For starters it is being financially responsible and second of all, it is environmentally friendly giving new life to something that isn’t even being worn. There is zero shame in buying used no matter what your bank account says. I remember back then feeling shameful hoping no one would find out and make fun of me (I was bullied really bad so I had zero self confidence) but now, I will scream it from the rooftops.
The amount of student loan and credit card debt is some of the highest it has ever been in history. Switching your mindset to being proud that you purchase previously loved items, is something to aim for. Let’s get rid of the beliefs that you need every single new trendy thing that’s shelf life isn’t any longer than a box of crackers 👉🏼 to being financially responsible and getting ourselves out of debt that is drowning us.
What’s your favourite item that you have purchased used?
Sundays are normally my rest day but yesterday I skipped my workout. Made it up today. Week one done of my new cardio dance workout. Already starting to see notice some changes. --- dont ask what im doing with my hands. I have no idea.
My outfit of the day, straight up bumming it in my Zumba Wear today! Got 5.75 of my 7.5 miles I need for the day done but decided to listen to that little voice in my head (that strangely sounds a lot like @drcristagambrell 😄) and stop when my body started hurting, homegirl has to teach tomorrow and I really would rather not be in pain 😬. Remember that exercise should never cause pain, pain is an indication that something isn't right and it's time to calm yourself down and take a seat 🙃. I plan on getting my last 2 miles by just doing the little running around things I need to do today but until that point I'm going to take a seat myself and chill for a minute. .
I will be posting later this week about some awesome events coming up soon, 2 are this coming weekend in the same location on the same day 👀.
i remember when i was in 4th grade i wanted to be skinny. (i've never really been excessively overweight but that was the year i specifically remember having body image issues for the first time ever).
for some unknown reason, it was embedded in my brain that being skinny/thin was the only way to be beautiful.
and yeah, skinny IS beautiful. but it is by no means the only body type worth admiring.
and when i finally came to realize this, i finally was able to find peace w my body.
and not only have i found peace w my body, but i am actually able to celebrate my own body.
bc you should. you should celebrate your body AND yourself at all stages. each and everyday. 🌹 #selflove#selfloveisthebestlove#growbootygrow
LISTEN to your body. It gives you SIGNS all the time! If you get REFLUX after eating something then that food doesn't agree with you. BLOATING is another sign of food intolerance. Stop eating that food group for a while and see if it makes a difference. Don't get used to feeling bad! Bloating means you have inflammation which will reduce your ability to absorb nutrients! Over time this will lead to other problems.
White spots on your nails indicates ZINC deficiency. Painful or heavy periods indicates hormome imbalance. Fatigue means you need REST and if that doesnt help you need to investigate further such as iron levels.
Disease doesn't happen overnight. There are usually SIGNS of imbalance years before. Learn to listen to your body and take ACTION when needed. As a Naturopath I am trained in recognising these signs and I teach my patients how to do the same.
Anxiety or depression even MILD - can often mean nutrient deficiencies. Do something about it before it gets bad!
Expect to feel GOOD. Expect to have lots of energy. Expect to be able to concentrate, to sleep well, to feel GREAT after eating. If you don't then do something about it! A Naturopathic consult is a great place to start 😊
Do you always feel like you have to be doing something ? Past few days my body has been exhausted yet my mind on fire. Non stop thinking 💭 all over the place. I know for me this is a sign of fatigue so even though my mind wants to keep me moving doing this & that. I have learnt from past mistakes this doesn't help anything and I end up an exhausted 😩 confused mess. Honor your body and mind 💜 Practice self care. What works for me :) 1. Take A epsom salt bath. 2. Read a book 3. Burn sage and cleanse 🚀space. 4. Gentle yoga. 5. Drink lots of nourishing yummy fluids /smoothies. 6. Sunshine time Practicing self care teaches me how to trust myself. It shows and reminds me that I am safe. It's up to you to look after yourself. Take time out when needed. I promise you only come back stronger💃. . . . . . #slowdown#selfcare#selfcaresunday#breathe#rest#trustyourintuition#listentoyourbody#first#rest
So serious! 😶
In the process of bringing you guys a 10 day program to help you become more aware of your body and mind!
Awareness is 🗝!
In order to create change, you need to be aware of your body and mind.
Do you feel you are aware of your body and mind? What kind of thoughts do you typically have? What kind of environment do you eat in? What emotional state are you operating in majority of the time?
Keep an 👀 out for the 10 day program!
In the mean time, join us in my Anti-Anxiety: Food, Feelings, Fitness Facebook group (link in bio)! We are doing a 5 day meditation challenge. In this challenge, you will be introduced to yoga, self reiki, meditation, chanting, and qi gong. Best part is the challenge will only take at most 20 minutes of your time a day.
I am someone who struggles sitting and meditating. I find the other forms mentioned above help me calm my energy and let go of any anxiety I am feeling.
The challenge starts tomorrow so be sure to join today (link in my bio). This is a fun, easy, and pressure free way to learn other forms of meditation from the comfort of your home!
Today has been better because I went back to sleep. Sometimes I forget how much energy looking after my 2 year old takes up. Then my head has been all over the place I miss my favourite person and it's a while until he is back. The big issues in my life are about to explode so I suppose tonight and tomorrow I should try and take in some calm time #Dreams#LifeGoals#BeGoodToYourself#ListenToYourBody
:: Listen to Your Body :: Really taking this to heart. As I begin working out again with swimming as my LISS and Kayla BBG as my HISS, I'm really taking notice of when my back flares up and when my knees are hurting. As a swimmer for most of my life, I would say my ankles and knees have always been a bit weaker compared to the average person so I'm trying to be consistent but take it lightly. Any tips on alleviating knee pains is appreciated! ❤️📷: @calm_business
We are not prepared for our destination without first our journey. ღ
The destination is important. But the journey should be our focus.
Where is that place you hope to visit one day? Imagine on your car, bus, train or plane ride you complained. Imagine the entire journey you were frustrated and annoyed. Imagine that along your way you were stuck and caught up. Once you reach your destination how will you even know you've made it there!? You might be too blinded in anger or worry that you miss your stop altogether.
We journey because we are not prepared for the destination without it.
Enjoy your journey, find the comfort, grace and patience on it. Be reminded of all that you have overcome to be where you are and know that those lessons have strengthened you for the road ahead.
I believe in you. And I'm not the only one. ♰
Part of living a healthy life is making sure you enjoy it!✨
It’s ok to give in sometimes, I work out and eat right so I can have these moments of indulgence. I don’t want to look back on my life and worry about missing out on an event because I was on a diet. Make room for experience in your life, and you will have a much fuller life! 😊😍
Anyways, I was lucky enough to get a seat at the guest chef dinner at Taco Maria last night and it was to die for! My favorite being the tamal and the tripe and black rice. If I could eat this everyday I would. 🤤🤤
Here's the next one of my #zgymchallenge videos and in this one I'm using a 5 gallon water jug! And no it's not filled up to the top, it's only about a quarter filled up with water because it's really heavy when it's filled to the top!
Check It out!
Here's the next set of exercises and videos for the #zgymchallenge hosted by @zuzkalight. Today is the last day so expect a bunch of videos lol.
In this video I use a bed and you can do a whole body workout as well! It's pretty cool! Check it out!
It was time to make health the nr 1 top priority again... it never stopped in my intensions but somehow life & other work responsibilities took over. Sometimes you need to reset good habits! Thank you @imserenalee for getting me back on track! Day 2 & already feeling much better 🙏🏼
& thank you @chateaudelasalle for the great setting 🌞
I wanted to talk a little about #labels . I hate them, and I think they're damaging, especially when it comes to #food and #diet . They're #restricting and can make you feel #guilty if you step out of the box you've put yourself in.
This may not be the case for everyone; maybe for you the structure and rules of a diet benefit you. I just know that for my body, sometimes it just gets #cravings . And when this happens, I feel like ok, my body is telling me it needs something so I should probably listen!
But I don't want it to sound like "this is what I do and it's right, so you should do it too!" I just worry about the diets I see nowadays, and knowing they wouldn't be sustainable for MY body, I worry for others that maybe don't know enough about their own bodies to judge if a diet is sustainable for them.
It's all about moderation of course, but if you're craving fries one day like I was a year ago, listen to your body and eat them! 😋🍟
Today I Woke up with every intention to Workout!💪 I'd say I put on my workout clothes but we all know I slept in those so I was already wearing them😳
I got up had my coffee ☕️ aka Shakeology 😋
Grabbed my IPad and went to the gym📱🏋️♀️ I get to the gym I sit on the bench looking at my weights 😫 and then just walked back to my bed 😴YES BACK TO MY BED, crawled in bed and just slept!
Some days you just need some extra sleep and today was one of those days so if your waiting for my after workout selfie here it is🙈🤣 But I start My next challenge in my fitness group tomorrow so at least I'll be Rested and Ready for it! #oneofthosedays#couldsleepforever#hairfordays#inbedselfie
Kanamuna on väga rikas allikas letsitiinile, millest koosneb oluline osa rakumembraanist. Letsitiin reguleerib rakkudes toiteainete sisse- ja välja liikumist ning aitab neid kaitsta veekindla kihiga.
Kõrge letsitiini sisaldusega toitude hulka kuuluvad veel kaunviljad (nt. pähklid) ning soja-baasil tehtud toidud (nt. tofu ja sojapiim). Toidulisandina on võimalik soetada ka soja-letsitiini graanuleid.
Super excited about these books & reading then is giving me more insight on how my body actually works. (which is oddly fascinating to me)
Over the past few months, I’ve changed my meal plan each week to see how certain foods made me feel.... it’s been a lot of ups and downs.
I’ve already kinda known That my gut doesn’t fair well with dairy, and after a final test, dairy is OUT! 🤢 I’m thankful to have the ability to listen to my body because now i 100% know.... no more dairy for this girl. 😩🐄 Something that is harder for me to pinpoint is grain sensitivities.. I know my body doesn’t like some of them, but I’m not sure which exactly... so I’m 100% eliminating grains (& dairy of course) for 10 days and seeing how my body is reacting. (..... I’ve seen some people close to me completely change their life & improve their health through eliminating just Wheat! Blows my mind, so it’s worth a shot! Right?) Based on how my body reacts, I may or may not slowly reintroduce certain grains back in... 🤷🏼♀️ Wish me luck?! Is anyone here 100% grain free? I can use all the advise I can get 😘
You learn something new everyday!
My dumbass couldn't put things together and it wasn't until last night after I ate my lunch/dinner that I realized i have a moderate intolerance to the compound saponin. Saponin is a bitter, soapy substance that protects the quinoa plant from fungal and insect attacks. It also contains toxins that can cause irritation in some people. While the level of toxicity is low, some people may be sensitive to this (yea like me). Every time I had quinoa my stomach would knot and I felt like throwing up and my insides felt like they were being twisted inside out. So noooooowwwwww I know to thoroughly soak and rinse quinoa before I cook it and my stomach won't hurt. I'm gonna lay here in the fetal position until the pain goes away while I watch Mission Impossible 3....and 4...and 5. #haveabetterday#nowyouknow#missionimpossible#healthiswealth#takecareofyourbody#listentoyourbody#doyourresearch
For most of us, this is often a new skill to build, since we live in a culture that operates mostly from the mind, but the wisdom of your body and soul (being) are always there, waiting for you to listen. ⠀
Ready to learn that skill and change your body and life as a result? Shoot me a DM and you'll get a FREE Body Breakthrough session to get you on your way to a new relationship with yourself and your body.
Today is the last day of my second round of 21 day fix.. and boy am I hooked. Today is the first day since our engagement party that I've actually done my hair and makeup, I usually just put mascara on and pull my hair up. Today is the first day in idk how long that I was excited to take a bunch of selfies bc I'm loving myself. #selflove 💗. I'm loving the way I look and the way I feel. Today I put on my size 4 skinny jeans and realized I could probably use a belt.. but the belt I want to wear needs a new hole put in it. My size 6 skinny jeans are now "comfy pants." 👖
Did anyone notice how I didn't once mention my numerical weight value? What is weight anyways? The force of gravity pulling you down towards the earth? I haven't looked at a scale since the beginning of September. I probably should bc the doctor told me I gained weight the last time I was there and I should watch it.. but I'm not gonna be tied down by a number. #nonscalevictories are my favorite kind of victories! To be honest, I probably could have gained weight.. but my jeans are saying I'm smaller and healthier and my body is telling me what one doing is right for me! 🙌🏼That is all that matters! #listentoyourbody 🤸🏼♀️ Let me hear those non scale victories!
This is about to get hella #feels real quick but yesterday at SoulCycle @cheryoursoul_ talked about two important things: 1) plenty of people will criticize you, don't be one of them, and 2) we need to remember to keep the conversation between our mind and our body a two way street. Sometimes we stop listening to what our body tells us it needs, and start telling it what it should be doing, accomplishing, looking like, etc. It was such an important reminder to be kind to ourselves, because we're in charge of our own health and happiness. That's all, just a little reminder to keep your chin up, stay positive, and listen to your body 👌 #happysunday#fituniversity#soulcycle#cheryoursoul
After being on vacation the last week and a half, it felt really great to cook in my kitchen this morning. I tend to flow with things on vacation but when I'm home I have a routine that I really enjoy. Hot water with fresh lemon and ginger, meditation and morning practice, then a home cooked breakfast that usually includes some sort of hot drink. Today was a Matcha latte with coconut milk, coconut oil, stevia and collagen powder.
I've been observing the thoughts that have come up surrounding not setting boundaries with myself to get a morning meditation in while on vacation, move my body regularly and go to bed when I'm tired. I know all these things make me feel great but I'm questioning if any of the thoughts and emotions I'm feeling are from my inner perfectionist and the need for her to control.
I know in the past when I was stuck in black and white thinking around food and exercise I would experience a lot of anxiety around vacation, because I felt I had less control. Now it's a time to practice surrender and really listening to my body. Even so, because I didn't set boundaries with myself I found I didn't end up moving my body as often as I would have or getting in my meditation. And I'm totally okay with this! It's a learning experience and next time I will practice setting some boundaries and see how that feels. It's all an experiment. 🙏
Lazy Sundays 🏝
I made this pic on the Cote d'Azur in Nice years ago. Wow! Back then I didn't know about the power of meditation and the power of just BEING. • ✨ But somehow, subconsciously we all tap into our own higher self and wisdom - whether we want it or not. We just know what feels really good to us. •
Being still, in harmony with nature, listen to the waves, watch the colours of the sunset and the roundness of the world. 🌏 •
Today, I am much more 🕯AWARE of all this and I value more my connectedness. • 🗝Awareness is key. Mindfulness is key. Listening to your intuitions is key. •
Its Sunday!!! ❇Allow yourself to just BE! Be a bit lazy and spend some time on your own. Reflect. Recharge. Relax. ❤ lots of love, Ani
Su vererõhk ütleb palju su üldise tervise kohta ning võib kogenud arstile olla näitajaks ka tõsisemate tervisehädade puhul. Liialt kõrge vererõhk on ohtlik ning sellega peaks võimalikult kiiresti tegelema.
✨So I'm home for 1 day and I refuse to pay £2 for the gym (stingey, I know)... so I improvised! ✨
I used some weights we have in the house and mashed up a few random exercises, doing 10-12 reps for 5 rounds 😁
1: Overhead press
2: Front squats
3: Kettle bell swings
4: Bent over row
With little to no rest in between each exercise and 2 minutes rest in between each round! GOT A RIGHT SWEAT ON! 💦💪🏼.
Edit: soz for the ugly back border on the video, no idea how to remove it 🙄
My sister @shelz_a spoiled me this Rosh hashana with a box of her freshly baked goods and you can bet I tasted every single one!!
A few years ago I would've likely devoured half the box on sight. Or I would have not touched it for fear of eating too many calories, ruining my diet, getting fat... But by the next day I would eat half the box anyway. By the end of it I'd feel nauseous paired with feelings of failure for "breaking" my diet. Any enjoyment I may have originally had was replaced with negative feelings toward myself and my body.
This rosh hashana I enjoyed these baked goods bit by bit (and even have some leftover in the freezer) without feelings of "losing control", guilt, or overeating because I have learned to be in tune with my body. Eating too much would make me feel sick, but just the right amount would be enjoyable. So I sat down with a cup of coffee, savored the peices I selected and had no further desire for seconds because I thoroughly enjoyed what I had.
Rejecting the diet mentality was what has helped me truly live a healthy life. I threw restriction out the window ages ago. Contrary to what you might think this has actually helped me eat better. I don't eat cake and cookies all day because that wouldn't make my body feel good. I eat fruit and vegetables not because I have to but because it makes me feel good.
When you start to listen to your body, and not to what "dieting gurus" claim you must or should do, you'll start to get in touch with what your body is telling you it needs (and doesn't need). LISTEN!! Your body is smarter than you think. #thatsintuitiveeating#listentoyourbody#rachelgoodnutrition#wherehealthymeetshappy .