Sometimes a little bright back light and a confident expression wins. This was an instant favorite from my client reveal today. It was also the first image she saw. I do have to agree that it was the best out of the bunch for this physical theater ensemble performer. #whatisyourart
It’s week 3 of doing this booty s*^t and it was tough this time around 😅 But I’m noticing more shape in that area than any other time in my life, and my arms are getting stronger. So yeah, gonna keep going with this one 😉🤘🏻 Gotta celebrate those non-scale victories right?!
Yep I’m pointing to my butt that’s on 🔥 These booty workouts with resistance loops are off the hook! 😂 You seriously think going into it this won’t be so bad...wrong 😅 I gonna feel this when I teach Barre tonight.
I’m liking my leg days now. Why? 👉🏻👉🏻lifting heavier weights makes me feel like a badass! 🤘🏻😅 Of course, this week I’ll be bumping up the weight in all my workouts so we shall see how the whole sha-bang goes 😉
This was a very expressive workout I must say. I really struggled with the usual Skull Crushers. It was all about working in the negative eccentric contraction of the muscle. I know big words 😉 You’ll see and HEAR it as I slow the count down to 3 for each move 😅💪🏻
Holy Booty Butt!!! This was a couple days ago and I’m still feeling the soreness 😅 May have to use this one in my Barre class next week 😉🤔 I also feel it helps the side I injured last year. Have a fabulous Thursday!!!!
Total Body Burn! Weights and resistance loops make our muscles burn twice as much 😅 I pushed myself so hard yesterday in this workout I made an ugly face at the end 🤪 You may see it in the 3rd clip and if not, it’s probably better ha!!!
I do wish I had a bench sometimes with the chest press so my spine stays straight. It gets challenging with the stability ball especially when you get tired. Always form first over speed! It’s not worth rushing through it ☝🏻🏋🏻♀️
Isometric holds burn 🔥 Why do them? Builds strength and burns fat; and good to do if you’re nursing an injury back to health 👉🏻👉🏻 but yeah check with your doctor if you should be doing such exercises 😉
Love this gem I found on Pinterest. Gotta love Pinterest right?! My yoga training background is in the Iyengar system of hatha yoga. Although B.K.S. Iyengar left the physical world a few years ago, I feel blessed to have saw him speak at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco back in the early 2000s. It was quite a profound experience to be that close in proximity 😀 He dedicated his life to this practice and you could feel it when he spoke. I’m so grateful for his teachings and glad I found it! Namaste 🙏🏻
Happy First Hump Day of 2018! A reminder here that baby steps count, as oppose to going all in full force with those goals you have ☝🏻It’s great to have big goals, but don’t forget those daily actions that need to happen as well. Stay grounded 🤘🏻😊
It was Leg Day yesterday 😅
I used strength slides which super fun to use and boy do you work your legs more with them 😅
I’m really looking forward to using them more in my next Virtual Health and Fitness Accountability group on January 15 😉
Happy Sunday Fun Day everyone!!!!
So excited to get into these! Santa brought me them this year 😁 I gave a go this morning and I love how these can make you work hard like weights, but in a totally different way! Oh yeah and the slides are Uber fun 😉 I’ll be starting another Virtual Health and Fitness Accountability group in mid-January using these fun toys! Tis the season to get back into the game 💪🏻🤘🏻😄
Getting back into the groove with some yoga. Even after 7 days of not working out I didn’t feel too rickety 🤘🏻 I’m glad I let myself rest and I think the yin yoga helped keep the stiffness at bay too 😊😌 Happy Christmas Eve everyone!!!
Yin yoga has been my savior this past week on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. I am missing my other workouts for sure, but getting this cold really made me slow freakin down. It helped me work out some stuff indeed! 👉🏻that I don’t need to have this whole holiday thing together 👉🏻 and whatever I do is just fine 👌🏻 As Theodore Roosevelt put it, “Comparison is the thief of joy”. So stop it. Happy Saturday!!!!!
Some soothing yin yoga 🧘🏻♀️ with a soothing cat 🐱 I came down with a bit of a cold so the self-care is in order. I’m not surprised that I got sick because in an earlier post, I was reflecting about how I wanted to slow down. So here it is.
It’s starting to come together!!! Welcome, Michele, to the US! Michele is here from Australia and is one of my fellow collaborators at Callous Physical Theater, where we’ll be in Residency for the next 2+ weeks in Tallahassee, FL. We can’t wait to be immersed in the creative process together! To learn more about the project: http://callousphysicaltheatre.weebly.com/lpl-modular-play.html
I find myself wanting to slowdown this week when I know I can’t. I’m taking some time to look at how I spend my time and what’s benefiting me, versus wasting or depleting my time and self. Also I don’t feel like a good parent at the moment and I need to trust it’ll pass. So perhaps slowing down and reflecting on what IS going well instead of where I feel I suck.
May the force be with you this Friday and weekend! One of the members mentioned that the new Star Wars movie came out today and I couldn’t believe I almost forgot! Stay on course with your goals. “Do or do not. There is no try.” Yoda, Empire Strikes Back
I love Active Recovery days, especially for today. I’m feeling overwhelmed by the month and all that goes into it. Usually this means I haven’t been doing something in my self-care routine 😳 Meditation and journaling have fallen to the back burner a bit, which is probably why I couldn’t fall asleep last night. All will be ok. I just need to believe it and breathe 😌
From My Daily Shine text I received this morning 🌤 Remember to give yourself some time to slow down and decompress on this Hump Day. It’s a crazy time of year, and of course be a boss and get shit done! But don’t burn yourself out for the sake of doing.
I know it may look gross and unappealing, but boy do I feel the mobility back in my shoulders and back!!! I recommend giving Cupping a try if you suffer from chronic stiffness and tightness in the body. My mid back was so locked up before, and Darlene Dollar worked her magic with these cups 😄
Here’s a piece of info: at first it feels like a vacuum hose into your skin, but then it subsides. Trust me.
Core, cardio, and cats 🐈🐱 What a combo for a workout. I’ve been focusing more on my form and working my core more these days. I’m feeling a musculoskeletal imbalance happening in my left side so I’m going to be monitoring that as I go through my week. Slow and steady 👍🏻
I love that quote from the door in Alice in Wonderland. When she was too big to go through it, “No I said impassable. Nothing’s impossible!” (Chuckles) A total difference right? Sure she drank a tincture and got small, but that’s because it’s a cartoon. I love getting these types of messages tho. A different perspective and outlook when you’re diving into a challenge. Why not have fun or be curious about it 😄🤔as oppose to stressed out and in panic mode? 😬😟 Something to ponder this Sunday, yes.
Jump for joy it’s Saturday!!!! There are moves I’d rather do than others. I actually would rather do Burpees than Mountain Climbers. I know I’m crazy but burpees work everything including cardio. So if I can have an all-purpose move it’s this one! 😅
Total foam roll session this morning. I woke up with some mild sciatica pain 😒 After some foam rolling to my glutes, calves and inner thighs, I stretched all those muscles out and wow what a difference! Give yourself the gift of a foam roller. You won’t regret it!
Lifting body weight is a different challenge to lifting weights 🏋🏻♀️ It’s really where my fitness started - first dance and then yoga. I stuck with yoga for a long time and felt it was all I ever will need. Then body changes as we get older and things start to stop working like they used to. I find the more different things I add, everything compliments each other 😊 I embrace my body’s changes everyday with curiosity and compassion. I have the strength to lift myself up when shit gets tough ❤️