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Your body is a pure reflection of the balance of the thoughts that you think.

21 Apr

“Your physical body is truly a reflection of the thoughts you think, but not only of the thoughts you think about your physical body.  And so, understanding the Vibrational basis that supports your physical body is important to your maintaining of a healthy physical body.  A regimen of physical actions is not enough.  Your body is a pure reflection of the balance of the thoughts that you think.” ~Abraham (Esther & Jerry Hicks)

A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR BABY…SELF?

7 Feb

This is an exercise out of the gym that does help your gym workout.

STEP 1 HERE IS THE TASK, FIND AN OLD PICTURE OF YOURSELF AS A TODDLER.

STEP 2 STARE AT THE PICTURE OF THAT BEAUTIFUL INNOCENT CHILD FOR A SOLID 1MIN.

STEP 3 ASK THESE QUESTIONS OUTLOUD AND ANSWER THEM OUTLOUD TO YOURSELF.

1. WHO IS THIS CHILD? WHAT DOES THIS CHILD LIKE? WHAT DOES THIS CHILD LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?

2. WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE THAT LITTLE CHILD YOU FEEL WOULD PROTECT HIM/HER?

3.  TELL HIM/HER (OUTLOUD) SOME OF THE NEGATIVE, HORRIBLE THINGS YOU SAY OR THINK ABOUT YOURSELF (ANSWER OUTLOUD).

4.  TELL HIM/HER YOU LOVE HIM/HER AND WILL PROTECT HIM/HER.  EXPLAIN TO THIS CHILD HOW YOU WILL BE THERE FOR THEM.

WE HAVE TO START TREATING OUR ADULT SELVES WITH THE LOVE & CARE WE HAVE FOR CHILDREN.  THE SECRET TO YOUTH IS TO TAKE CARE OF OUR INNER CHILD.  LOVE YOUR INNER CHILD AND THE WORLD WILL BE YOUR PLAYGROUND, AND LIFE WILL ONCE AGAIN BECOME FUN.  TAKE THIS NEW ENERGY INTO THE GYM WITH YOU.  PLAY, PLAY PLAY!

HERE IS THE PICTURE I CHOSE TO USE FOR THIS EXERCISE.

THANK YOU FOR BEING SO VULNERABLE.

BABY CRAIG

BABY CRAIG

SWING STEP!

5 Jan

Finding the pep in your step.

This year movement is fitness. Fitness has got to be fun, and we have to play! This is such a great example of tuning into our inner youth and finding joy and pep in every step.

THE MOST POWERFUL FORM OF TRAINING – “MIND, BODY & SPIRIT”

20 Dec

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THIS IS SUCH A GOOD REMINDER THAT YOU CAN ALWAYS WORK AROUND AN INJURY OR ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE AN OBSTACLE IN YOUR WAY.  PROPER FITNESS PROGRAMMING IS KEY.

Fibromyalgia Health/Wellness Tips from my Mom

18 Dec

When my Mother was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia many years ago I was angry and confused not only because my mother was in severe pain 24/7 but also because there seemed to be an enormous lack of information and advice out there.  There STILL is not enough information out there.  I will be posting my training advice and medical hot tub dyna band exercise routine that worked for my mom next week but I wanted to share my Mom’s personal advice she has for other women who suffer:

MOM SAYS:

-Warm your muscles before exercise.  (She has a medical hot tub set around body temperature)

-When exercising with Fibro be very aware of your movements, make each movement with every exercise deliberate, controlled, and slow.  Balance is often times compromised so safety first.

-Obtaining sleep is your #1 priority.  (I will have her share her techniques for this in a future blog post as I know they are extensive). Do not exercise before bed, have a personalized calming routine, Chamomile Tea, Meditation.

-Be kind to yourself, don’t fill your life with DON’T ‘s and CAN’T ‘s, concentrate on what you CAN do!

-Don’t apologize for what you are unable to do and perform.  It is not your fault and there is no need to apologize.

-Concentrate on the positives in life not the negatives.

-When people help you, help them in return with what you can do for people without pain, this will make you feel good about yourself and feel like you are giving back.  For my mother that’s being a good listener, being there for people, checking in with them on the phone, organizing friends and family members taxes, cooking (when she feels physically capable).

-Esteemable acts create self esteem.  Tidy up the house, make the bed, make a healthy lunch salad, movement (walking), charity work (raise funds via web and phone)

-Mom discusses with me “FibroFog” and how it can effect the whole day, your relationship around you and communication with everyone including your Doctor.  Therefore, she stresses the importance of taking the time to write down all your necessary talking points that need to be communicated to your Doctor well in advance before your appointment.

-Most Fibro women struggle for years about whether to take medication or not.  For a long time Mom felt like taking medication meant losing control.  Eventually she realized taking low dose medication was taking control of her life.  Today she does not depend on medication but a combination of therapies that work for her.

-Understand that it might take some time and work with your Doctor to find the right combination of medicine and therapies to find what works for you.

-Biofeedback.  Mom has utilized this machine and form of therapy to help teach her how to find her breathing and relaxation.  This intrigues me very much and I feel it deserves it’s own future blog post, stay tuned.

-Meditate, put pain at the back of your mind instead of forefront.

-Food can aggravate Fibromyalgia, my mom finds that wine, chocolate, fats and gluten among other things can lead to a flare up and what our family calls an “episode”.

-It’s really important for your family and friends to understand Fibromyalgia.  Ask your loved ones to research it, and share with them your condition, successes, frustrations, and outline how they can help, chances are they want to help and they can only do this if you make yourself VULNERABLE and communicate.  You are not a failure with revealing the truth. Please no guilt with this.

-Mom wants to communicate that they used to think Fibro was a form of arthritis, now they are leaning towards “heywire nerves”.

Mom

MOVE IT OR LOSE IT!

12 Dec

What do Craig Ramsay, Shape.com and Beyonce have in common? We all want you to MOVE YOUR BODY!

Move Your Body

Research shows that people who perform even the most basic movements (walking just 3 to 5 days a week) live longer than those who don’t, especially the older you get—stop moving, stop living. If you stay active and keep your weight in a healthy range for your gender, age, and height, it certainly keeps your organs healthy, there’s less need for medication, and it will enable you to maintain a healthy lifestyle! Most health problems in America can be correlated to lifestyle. The healthier you are, the better you feel. The better you feel, the longer you live.

—Nichelle Hines, fitness guru of Cycle House

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LOSING WEIGHT MAKES YOU LOOK GOOD IN CLOTHES. EXERCISE MAKES YOU LOOK GOOD NAKED.

11 Dec

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