here’s a little secret

Loving yourself is the answer.  

We all have goals and to reach them, loving yourself is step one to quicker results.

I am in the business of transformation so I deal a lot with weight loss especially with my women clients.  We tend to look at our bodies in such a negative aspect but why?  With Thursday being International Women’s Day I wanted to dig deeper into self-love.

If were not concentrating on the negative we can see the positive changes.  We would be more opted to nourish our body with healthy foods because we love the feeling of our bodies being energized. We would workout to help get fresh oxygen pumping through our bloodstream.  Instead of when the alarm going off and us being upset and hitting that snooze button (health tip: never hit the snooze button), we would jump out of bed ready to conquer the day.   Hitting our goals would become easier. fullsizeoutput_493

Our mindset determines our life. Approach your healthy lifestyle with a positive vibe and the universe will match it.  Have an open heart and love yourself fully.

Take a moment, pull out your journal and write five things you love about yourself! Seriously, do it. I would love for you to share with me.

Then do your happy dance.

Sending all my love, especially to all you ladies. Happy ladies week!

 

 

 

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The Universes nudge

Yesterday I went out for a hike to my favorite mountain here in Phoenix, Piestewa Peak.  Cardio doesn’t always need to be in the gym and I love to get outside especially on the Summit trail which Phoenicians call the stairway to heaven or hell, depending on who you are talking to.

This Sunday was perfect hiking day, 65 degrees and cloudy, so naturally everyone was also thinking they were as brilliant as me and it was time to get outside. The parking lot was full, the trail looked jammed pack and I just really wanted some quiet time.

I had to park at the very end of the park, and in my head my word and intention of the year kept replaying. be bold. be BOLD. BE BOLD.  So, I decided to hike a new trail.  This may seem silly for most but I am extremely type A. I was hiking alone (even though it still was a popular area) and I didn’t even bring a snack with me.

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“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”

-Robert Frost

This trail made all the difference.  It was 4 miles long, something I didn’t look at before starting my trek, and I only saw 5 other hikers on it (safety alert, don’t ever do this. Always have a snack and no exactly where you are going).

Being on this new trail I was able to really clear my head, think about my past, present, and future and get grounded in what I need.  I’ve been in a weird head space these past two months. I have been living BOLDLY, and applied for a position at work, that I have been wanting for the past 2 years.  It was in my goals, I was kicking ass and felt so good about it.  I didn’t want to be cocky but I crushed my interview and felt the odds were in my favor.  Then, the conversation came where I didn’t receive the promotion.  At first, I cried, felt defeated and really struggled to put on a happy face at work.  To be honest, I still was struggling at work to feel truly fulfilled. Being in such an ugly head space for so long affected my personal relationships to where I wasn’t connecting.  It wasn’t so life altering, I just didn’t feel 100% myself.

The weirdest thing was, have you ever felt like a quote, phrase, story hit you like a ton of bricks. Before, I decided to go on this hike, possibly why I chose to do a different trail was because I am reading You are a badass by Jen Sincere.  Chapter 17 was a game changer.  The universe is powerful my friends, and this was exactly what i needed to read in that moment.  In the book you had to do an exercise where you looked around for 1 minute and counted the red things in the room.  Then you stopped, and without looking up you thought of everything you saw that was yellow.

what you choose to focus on becomes your reality.

-Jen Sincere

Yesterday, I was going to make my reality different, back to living boldly and stop focusing on the negative, but see all the positives.

Going on this trail, I saw new plants, listened to the birds, and filled my lungs with as much air as I could inhale.  I was able to clear my mind and think what I truly want for my life.  I have a passion for helping people live happier, healthier lives.  This might have been the universe’s nudge to really dive into my business.

& that’s exactly what I am going to do.
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Be inspiring everyone, not for anyone else but yourself. AND you will inspire others.

 

 

A few things I am loving right now

I have been going through some major kicks recently and wanted to share a few things that I am loving with all of you.

  1. plants, I cannot get enough. My house is going to start looking like a jungle. Serious addict mode.  Although, I am loving all the fresh air.
  2. beet hummus. It’s pink, delicious and such fun snack with cucumbers or carrots. I usually buy it from Sprouts or Trader Joes.
  3. the bachelor fantasy league. Wow, way to up the game abc. I though I loved the gossip and drama before, but this was a real game changer. Current ranking for those playing along 340points.
  4. tea with lemon and some honey. I have a cup before bed every night. I honestly feel like a baby with a pacifier..if I don’t have my team I can’t even.
  5. Sense’s nutritious creme masque. I love a good at home facial.
  6. Laser hair removal. We all have unwanted hair. I just had my 7th appointment and getting excited that I am seeing results. Goodbye…goodbye…goodbye.
  7. Nulux. It’s a new fabric from lululemon. You have definitely seen the pants in some of my workout pictures…it’s a naked sensation and all the goodness (picture below I am wearing the fast & free tight). img_2055
  8. Oh & always Puppies & Yoga.

 

being bold and doing some scary shit

Being BOLD is my intention for 2017 and being bold for me is doing something that scares me.  I wouldn’t call myself spontaneous, bold, or fearless, but why limit myself.  Life is meant to be fun and playful, therefore, this past weekend I decided to do something I have never done before.

It seems silly that I am 27 years old and never been skiing.  Although, growing up playing soccer if we had one weekend to stay home and not travel we did just that.  We all have heard the statement..I can’t I have soccer.  That’s real life for competitive players.  2017 is not for I can’t.  It is..I will.

First off I am terrified of heights,  so, even going up on the ski lift I was shaking. However, remembering my intention, I was bold and faced my fear.  I fell on my face a lot.  I tasted the snow.  I became bumped and bruised.  After my 100th fall, I still got up. Sometimes I struggled and needed to ask for a hand..but isn’t that what life is about. If I didn’t conquer my fear and go down that first hill, I wouldn’t have felt the wind in my face.  I wouldn’t of known that speed. I wouldn’t of noticed the quietness. I wouldn’t of seen the beautiful mountains in the distance.  I wouldn’t of made it down the whole mountain without taking a spill.  I did accomplish that.

 

I skied, and that did scare me. I feel more alive, accomplished, and just had a lot of fun. Life is beautiful, fun, and I enjoy playing.

Resolutions & intentions for 2017

We are 11 days into 2017 and some of our resolutions might be already sliding away. Personally this year I didn’t make a specific resolution. This year I sat down and looked at my goals…I tossed away the ones that didn’t make me excited; if I wasn’t connected energetically too that goal, I didn’t need it printed on my vision board (however, I can always go back to them if they come up again).

In 2017 I plan to live bold. I am going to squeeze out all the negativity, self-doubt, and things that don’t serve me. I am going for it, not letting fear hold me back.

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I plan on turning the tv off more, blogging more, sharing my knowledge in fitness, health & supplements.  A little secret about myself is I am a true homebody.  I love nothing more than sitting at home in my pjs with the Real Housewives playing and a glass of wine. However, I know this doesn’t serve me the best way it can.  So, 2017 we are saying goodbye to the every night television watching and enjoying walks downtown, live music, and more adventuring.

Being bold might be the best year yet.

What are your intentions for 2017?

 

 

I am…

I am…is an extremely powerful start to a sentence. What follows I am… can change the way you look at yourself, and how others look at you.  IMG_1618.JPG

I am a woman who loves to be filled in a room with friends but also loves the quietness of being alone in nature.  I am at my best after a cold brew and a full tummy.  I am a believer in real food, fitness and recycling.  I am a daughter, sister, friend, and partner.  I am strong and vulnerable.

let’s chat about skin

Skin is an organ, which in my exercise science brain I think is so fascinating. When I picture organs I think liver, lungs, heart kidneys… & fun fact: it’s the largest organ!  What is most fascinating is your skin is a good indicator on how healthy your insides are.

Although, we have to take care of it externally too.  For my external skin heath I use a variety of different products from the brand Sense to keep a healthy glow, and keep me from having to put on more makeup.

daily routine includes: the daily cleanser, hydrating toner, daytime protective emulsion (yes I believe in sunscreen..your 80 year old self-will thank me), night renewal creme, the eye nourisher & firming body nourisher. A good hot yoga sesh always helps to open up the pores and have me sweat everything out too.

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Sense has self preserving technology without the added chemical preservatives.  These products make my skin feel clean, fresh, and moisturized. A lot of products have parabens and unwanted chemicals.  I always was taught whatever you put on your skin you should be able to eat…your skin is porous so we should be conscious on what we rub, touch, put on it.
Any questions on my skin routine… Holla at me.

Wake up, be energized, be happy 

When my alarm goes off this is what pops up on my screen… Wake up, be energized, be happy. 

The mind is a powerful tool… in growing up playing soccer and through yoga I have learned your mind gives up way faster then your body will ever. We all are exhausted from the everyday hustle but if you remind yourself be happy it’s amazing the results that manifest. 

Some say choose happiness… working at lululemon I have learned you have to fuel it, but it’s your hurdle. I choose to be happy even during the downs because I don’t want to live a life of regret, life is short (26 years has already flown), and the older I get the quicker time goes. 

So each and everyday I wake up, and fake energy when I don’t have it and I am happy. 

You’re magic 

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Sometimes we forgot how magical we are.   Life is hard, it isn’t easy. But, it’s magic. Go outside and sit in the sun for 15 minutes and feel your energy levels raise. Take a night stroll and look at our vast sky. Smell the ocean. Watch a sunset. Our world is magic. We obtain it, don’t forget it…. Share the magic and don’t apologize for your spark that makes you you. Embrace the fire.

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Grand Canyon – Arizona 

Sickness Remedies

I might possibly be the worst person when I am sick. I can’t help myself, I whine, complain, everything hurts. I think I am such a baby because I am never sick. I am an extremely healthy person; I take my vitamins (which I contribute to never being sick) plus I eat fairly healthy and workout. So, when I get sick here is my remedies.

I sleep. As much as physically possible.

I take a break from the gym. Let my body rest.

I add booster c to my vitamin routine.

Double up on water, and hot tea (with lemon and honey).

The result is I usually feel better fairly quickly. I was out of the gym for 2 weeks this time, probably the start of the New Year… however, I didn’t really lose my shape cause I am consistent with working out and eating.

Now, I’m back, flexin’ and cheesin’ as big as possible. This is going to be a big year..I can feel it.