Monday, August 26, 2019

5 Tips To Get Over Your Gym Fears...



Recently my friend mentioned that when she watches my vlogs, she wishes that she could go to the gym and do similar workouts but she is intimidated. She then proceeded to ask if I had any tips to get over these fears. Ironically the reason that I workout from home is because I do suffer from anxiety but with that being said, I have been in the fitness industry for 13 years and want to offer 5 tips that I've learned through the years and have offered to my clients.

First Tip: Get a training program. Going to the gym without a program is setting yourself up for failure, imagine driving somewhere new without directions. You would be completely lost.

Second Tip: Do your homework! Before heading to the gym, review your program and learn the exercises for the day. One of the biggest things that people worry about when working out in public is "looking stupid". Bodybuilding.com has an extensive library of exercises where you can see videos, photos, and step by step instructions.

Third Tip: Get up early and head to the gym! Now I know that most of you reading this, probably rolled your eyes but "Linda Listen". Gyms are much quieter in the morning which means less people to intimidate you and more access to the equipment that you need. Also, I know first hand that people that workout in the morning are there for one thing and one thing only...WORKOUT! Gyms are usually crowded in the evening and half the people are there to socialize. No, thank you.

Fourth Tip: Record your workouts with your phone. I know this may sound a little silly but you want to execute your exercises to the best of your ability and the best way to do this is by watching yourself.  You want to correct these small adjustments before they become bad habits.

Final Tip: Plug in so you can zone out. Listen to music or podcasts while you workout to drown out the outside chatter

And here is BONUS tip! If you decide to get a Personal Trainer or Coach, do your homework. Where did they get certified from?  Have they worked with people in the past that had similar goals to yours? It has to be a good fit for both the trainer and client.

I hope this helped and just think; if you start now, you will have a head start before the "resolutionist" make their way on January 1st!

Watch my video below for more on these tips as well as my September Goals


Namaste...


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Monday, April 15, 2019

I Have Been Lying to Everyone...

Did I get your attention? haha. That title was so dramatic.

So as most of you know, I am in my late 30's (my birthday is in July if you want to get me a gift xoxo) which means that I was a teenager in the 90's when eyebrows were pencil thin.

Thanks Drew..thanks.
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I remember being allowed to get my eyebrows done for my 8th grade graduation and being ecstatic. I went from looking like Einstein to looking like an extra on 90210. They were perfect...

By the time high school rolled around, we were all rolling like cholas and my pretty eyebrows turned into Hatchet Face from Cry Baby.


I guess karma wanted to teach me a lesson because my eyebrows never fully grew back. For quite some time, I have been wanting to get microblading done but I was always hesitant because I was terrified of how they would turn out.

Thankfully the Universe gave me a little nudge in the right direction. My stepmother is in the process of opening up her own bakery and one day I went with my dad to see the progress. While we were leaving, I noticed a sign across the street...  

 I immediately went on Instagram to find her profile and I instantly fell in love.

After doing some research AKA stalking her feed (and being obsessed with her work); I finally booked my appointment. I decided to go with ombre instead of microblading because it had a more realistic look to me. 

On Friday afternoon I finally took the plunge and went in for my first session and y'all I could not be happier with my results. Jenny took her time to make sure everything turned out perfectly and the pain was almost non existent which was quite surprising. She walked me through every step and answered my 100 questions about my eyebrows (and pop culture ha).

Below is a photo of my eyebrows with makeup, bare, and with ombre.



They are wedding ready! If you are in NYC and looking to get a cosmetic procedure, head over to Jennisis...you won't be disappointed. 

Watch my vlog below to see part of my treatment
 

 Namaste...
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Monday, March 18, 2019

Stop Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop & Enjoy The Abundance...



Have you ever watched a movie or television show and the protagonist is walking around as happy as a clam (I don't really get that saying but let's just go with it) and BOOM something bad happens.

I guess I have seen this play out one too many times because whenever I am extremely happy, I am always waiting for something bad to be right around around the corner.

Not anymore..I want to shift my mindset.

Instead of waiting for the other shoe to drop why not be fully embraced in the abundance that is coming your way. Every single morning I start my day by writing down my gratitude list because I want the Universe to know that I appreciate all that is sent my way. Imagine if I went about my daily life with this same exact gratitude...damn that would be epic. The Universe would have no choice but to send me more things to be grateful for.

So if you need me...I'll be the girl walking around; dancing to the music in my head without a care in the world.

Make sure to check out my vlog below because Monday Morning Rambles is back (at least for this week ha!). I speak more about this mind shift as well as some changes in my life and of course other rambles....

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