Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday Morning Rambles: Sharing My Love For Yoga With Kids....

Gooooood morning my loves!  I hope you guys are staying cool during this ridiculous soul sucking, chest suffocating, grave stomping heat wave.  Have I mentioned how much I loathe the summer....the only shining moment is my birthday, which was ahhhhhmazing. My family went out of their way to make my day very special...I am a lucky girl.

So this past week, I did something completely out of my comfort zone. A few weeks ago, someone reached out to me on Instagram and she wanted to know if I would be able to come to her inner city summer camp and teach the kids yoga. My first instinct was to say "No". One reason is because the thought of me being in front of people freaks me the f out (thanks social anxiety...thanks) and second because I swore that I would never teach yoga.

For the past 10 years people have always asked me "Why don't you become a yoga teacher" and my answer was always the same "Yoga is very personal for me". I was always scared that if I began to teach it, it would feel like work and my love for it would fade.

I am glad that I didn't let these feelings stop me from this opportunity because after some soul searching and advice from my friend, Shandel who is a yoga teacher in Canada...I said "yes". I made sure to let her know that technically I am not a yoga teacher and thankfully they were okay with that.

I prepared for a couple of weeks; I even picked up a used book that my friend recommended which was so helpful.

I headed to the school on Friday with my programs (I was teaching three different groups), yoga mat, music, and of course my singing bowl.

Guys, it was amazing. The kids were so great and eager to learn and I can tell that they were having a blast. I was a little nervous with the first group but within 10 minutes, my fears melted away and I soaked up every single moment.

After I left, I knew that I wanted MORE of this feeling and began researching Yoga Teacher Training for kids. I came across Little Flower Yoga and immediately applied for a partial scholarship. I am putting it out into the Universe that I will get accepted.

I want to go into more schools and various programs and share my love of Yoga with these beautiful souls. We all know that there is a stereotype of what a "yogi" looks like and I want to go into the school in my community and break down those cliche's. I want them to see that someone who looks like them does Yoga and hopefully I can inspire one kid.

I am  a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and this encounter was the universe guiding me into my next journey.

I will be taking my journey with a new travel companion...check out my new elephant, Roxie! I am so in love!

Make sure to check out my vlog below where I share a little story from Friday....

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Monday Morning Rambles: I'm a TRX Trainer

Goooooood Morning my loves...I hope you are having a wonderful Monday morning and had an even better weekend.

This weekend, I added one more credential to my resume...I am now a TRX coach as well!

I have been a huge fan of suspension training for many years and lucky enough that my gym offers in-house training. I have "boot leg" TRX straps at home and use them at least once a week for my own workouts. I am eager to share just one more tool with my clients to help them reach their fitness goals.

The workshop was all day Saturday and my hamstrings were on fire at one point but I had a blast. Two of my coworkers also went which made a little less nervous.

In the beginning of the class, they made us go around the room and introduce ourselves and I could feel my nerves taking over and my body was shaking like a leaf (I ALWAYS fear this part of any class etc.) At one point, I had to cross my hands so no one can see them shaking ha.

All in all it was a great class and our instructor was awesome which made the day fly by.

Do you like suspension training? What is your favorite move?


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Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday Morning Rambles: Focus On What You CAN Do (& Kindness Challenge)...

Good Morning my loves!!!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Mine consisted of working, errands, and doctor's visits.

If you follow on me on my social media platforms, you probably already know what is going on with my foot so I won't bore you with the details but thankfully, I got a cortisone shot on Saturday. Hopefully that helps and I have a follow up visit in two weeks. I must say that even though this has been a shitty experience,  all my doctors and technicians have been so awesome!

Obviously I still need to take it easy which sort of sucks because of work AND  I am right in the middle of the Oxygen Challenge. I am trying to remain positive and not focus on the things that I can't do. I can't do box jumps but I CAN do step ups..I can't run but I CAN spin. It is all about shifting our mindset and concentrating on what we are capable of doing. This little setback won't deter me.

Speaking of the Oxygen is going so great. Every week, Christmas challenges us and I am really feeling it. The other morning, I woke up and every single muscle on my back was sore and I absolutely love it! I looked ahead to next month and I am nervous but excited of what new milestones I will conquer. This is my second time participating in the Oxygen challenge and I highly recommend it to anyone that is looking for a new workout regimen. If you are self motivated, you will love it.

Check out my vlog below for even more rambles AND a little challenge that I have for YOU. I want each and everyone one of you to do something kind for someone else this week.

Have a beautiful week!!!!!


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