Appreciate What You Have!!!

I hope you guys are doing well and having a great day!  I took my first Capoeira class today.  It’s a form of martial arts and dance.  It was a lot of fun!!!  My legs are already sore!  I love being able to try new things.  Even though I teach classes and work out all the time, when I try something new, my muscles awaken and I’m sore in new places.  It’s a great feeling.  What new things have you tried lately???



1. Sunday- R&R day.  I hope you are listening to your body and making sure you are resting.  Rest is an important part of wellness.  Studies show that people who get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night tend to lose weight faster and keep it off.  I have a hard time with this one because I’m a night owl.  I have to commit to going to bed at a decent hour every night.  My goal is 11:00pm.  It’s already 12:26am so I’m not doing too great! LOL!

Lack of Sleep Contributes to Weight Gain



2.  Food-  Check out this interesting article about genetically modified food.  How do you feel about it?  Does it bother you?  Honestly, it never really bothered me before but the more I research it, the scarier it is. Do your homework and be aware. Tell me what you think.

Say No to GMO’s!

Great article on GM food


3. Mantra for the Day: Appreciate What you Have
So many times we take things for granted.  We are so busy looking for what we want that we miss what we already have.  I remember times in my past when I was in amazing shape and during that time I hated my body and thought I was so fat.  It’s sad that I wasted so much energy on focusing on all the things I hated about myself instead of being grateful and happy about who I was.  Whatever we focus on will flourish and whatever we starve will die.  So focus on your amazing qualities of strength, compassion, honesty, honor, and love!!!  Starve your fears, insecurities, self criticism, hate, judgment, and ego.  You will get more of what you focus on so focus on the good.

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