Balancing Act

Work, home, kids, sleep, exercise, food plans… everything takes planning and needs a balance in your life. However, finding that balance can be rough in the beginning when starting new routines for a healthier you.

Even after years, seasoned veterans can tell you that everyday will be bring a new set of challenges that will throw you off balance but there is a hope!!

If you form habits, it’s easier to find that balance again. It’s also helpful if you can have a “back up” plan for just about everything. If you can’t exercise in the morning see if you can carve out sometime at lunch. If you didn’t prep your lunch the night before make sure you know the places you can go to that have the healthiest options for you.

Making time for a healthier you can take some “work” but you’re worth it.

Have a great Monday!!!

Power House

Our bodies are a very unique design in so many ways. Muscles that we think are the most important, are maybe not as much, and the ones we ignore the most really need the most attention.

A few months ago I posted (Core Strength). Everyone you knows about the importance of your core and how it protects your back but most people tend to overlook their glutes.

Believe it out not your glutes make up the largest muscle group in your body. They attach to your back, hips, pelvis and legs. So when you exercise without stretching before or after these areas will not only feel it but your body will complain.

So stretching these muscles is not only important but a great tension and stress reliever. I’ve posted a lot of great stretching posts on my site!

Also building these muscles is a great way to burn those calories not only during exercise but continually through the day.

Happy Sunday!!

Spotlight On: Purify

Part of my new health and wellness plan has been to incorporate essential oils into mine and my family’s life.

I’ve mentioned before when I worked in Labor & Delivery we used essential oils very successfully and I know they work wonders on the body and mind. So each month I’m adding a few more to my collection. I picked purify because of it’s clean fresh scent and you can use it safely in your home and on your laundry. I love it!!!

It takes away odors (Cats, funky weird ones too!) and leaves behind a light citrus scent that is not too over powering. I put it in our wash to help boost the cleaning power and help with any odd smells and our girls clothes came out amazing!!!

I’m also excited to try it this summer during our camping trips. It’s great to soothe an insect bite or sting which always happens with my girls.

I have found my new go to for so much, Yay!!!

Affirmations

Fitness and diet can and usually are, the biggest struggles that people face in their lives. They start out at a great pace and then get derailed.

I know, I’ve been one of those people many times over. It’s frustrating and heartbreaking and so many people just give up. We want to be healthy and fit and feel good but… and this is when the list of things that get in our way start piling up. Now I’m not going to talk food right now just fitness. The biggest barrier anybody faces to their fitness goals is THEMSELVES!!

Our minds are capable of giving us the freedom to fly or sink to the bottom of the ocean. We have to be able to conquer our own minds and the best way to do it is daily affirmations.

Start out everyday and I mean EVERY DAY with POSITIVE feedback for you.

I AM A RUNNER

I AM FIT (even if your not)

and keep telling yourself theses things. You can list 5 or 10 maybe just 3. They can be the same ones everyday or they can change. Just as long as you continue to do them. Your mind will follow what you tell it and soon you will see the changes you have been telling it.

It’s amazing how much we can do when stop getting in our own way.

So be your own inner champion and start the day with a positive attitude!!!