PiYo – Chalene Johnson

So I started a fitness journey this past Monday (10/20/2014) and I am seeing results already. Sunday, the night before I started, I did my measurements and recorded my weight. I follow a schedule and so far this week I had one rest day which was Thursday. Six days on and 1 off. I have also added healthier options when choosing my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I would like to mention that I weighed myself today and I lost 4 lbs. Didn’t check my measurements yet. I will probably wait for week 2 to be done and do it every 2 weeks for measurements. I would also like to say that I have a coach and she created an accountability group on Facebook, in which everyone can post in. It helps a lot with motivation!

I would definitely suggest this workout, especially if you love Yoga. It incorporates Yoga and Pilates at a faster pace. I still do like the slower Yoga flows, but this gets you sweating. Tomorrow is Define upper body again and I am ready. I decided that in week 2 I am also going to add Erin Motz’s 30 day Yoga challenge. I know I did a blog saying that I was going to start that but I didn’t get to it. I am now ready!!!! BTW!!! I will be updating every Friday!!!

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Erin Motz’s New 30 Day Yoga Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Ever since my dad passed, I have been on a journey to find myself. One way that helped me do this was introducing Yoga and Meditation into my life.  I love Erin Motz and her 30 day challenges. I did the first 30 day challenge and that was what got me hooked on Yoga. This is her second 30 day challenge and I am excited to get started with it. I will keep you posted on my progress!

Click on 30 day challenge to get started and let me know your progress too!

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Hello Everyone!!! I Am Back!!!

It has been so long since I have written on my blog. I have had so many things happen over this past year and a half. It became so overwhelming! It started with my Dad passing away from lung cancer, my 8-year-old golden retriever passing, my uncle passing, my husband having a stroke at 41, and being laid off from my job. I don’t want to be miss negative here either, because good things have happened also.  I now wake up everyday very appreciative of what I have. I have made changes in my live from having to be strong and get through the things that have happened. I have learned that I can’t change people, that I can only be there for them and encourage them.

On to my next thing! My husband and I joined the gym and have the lack of motivation to even want to go. I have the lack of motivation to even go for a walk. Can someone please motivate me or tell me how you do it with a family? There are a bunch of things I love to do like Yoga, meditation, dancing, reading, etc. What are your suggestions?

 

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To Be Thankful!!!

The year of 2013 has been a rough one for me! I have gone through some loss and some gain. I lost my Dad (Dennis) in March, My oldest Golden Retriever (Jax), and my Uncle (Charles) this year.  I have also gained becoming a home owner, finally finding a great work from home job as a Marketing Assistant for Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News, plus doing some contract work on the side as a Virtual Assistant. I also have gained a love of Yoga and Meditation, although lately I have become lazy about doing both and I am not proud of it. I have realized that the heart does continue to beat after losing someone you love and what doesn’t kill you definitely makes you a stronger person.  So I am thankful that I got to spend 36 years with my Dad, I am thankful for family and friends, I am thankful for love, and I am thankful for health. I promise I will be back to updating regularly. Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Yoga Day 10, 11, and 12 plus Meditation

Today I completed Yoga Day 10, 11, and 12 to get caught up with my 30 day challenge. Yoga Day 10 was all about Yoga for your side, Yoga Day 11 was a restorative Yoga day, and Yoga Day 12 was for our wrists and hands. I love that everyday it is broken down to specific parts of your body. Doing Yoga has kept me balanced and stress free. I rarely stress about things. I believe that everything in life happens for a reason and it all depends on how you look at what happened and how you heal and process it. I feel a shift happening in my life that is towards a good place.

The first week of meditation is about doing a 5 minute Asana, to open up the hips, for being comfortable in meditation and then a 10 minute meditation excercise following your breathing. It is a very calming and I personally have a clear mind when doing this. It states that if a thought comes to your mind, just file it away as a thought. Keep your mind open and clear.

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My Wellness

Back in March, I lost my Dad to Cancer. Losing my Dad has taught me a lot about life and about myself. I started to live my life one day at a time, to not worry about the future and also not live in the past.  I have become more intuitive and I am now on a journey to keep finding that intuitiveness and more about myself. I have vowed to do more things for myself in order to find myself.  One of the things I have been doing is Yoga and Meditation.  I have started a 30 day Yoga challenge and also a 28 day Meditation Challenge. These 2 things keep me centered and feeling alive.

Healing means:

  1. To restore to health or soundness; cure. See Synonyms at cure.
  2. To set right; repair: healed the rift between us.
  3. To restore (a person) to spiritual wholeness.
I am starting to heal and the reason I know this is I cry less when thinking about my Dad. I have a closeness with him still, that will always remain.  He visits me in my dreams and reminds me to be calm. I know he is at peace and nothing is bothering him. He is now free from everything that didn’t serve him well.  Don’t get me wrong I would much rather him be here with me, but for reasons we will never know, it couldn’t be that way. Healing doesn’t mean that you are forgetting, it means you are accepting. Losing someone close sometimes puts you on a different path in this life. It has for me.
I am going to take you on this journey with me. Today was my first meditation day and for 10 minutes I focused on my breathing. It was such a calming experience. For Yoga, I am actually on day 10.
The websites where you can find these challenges are at:
www.doyouyoga.com  30 day Yoga Challenge
www.yogajournal.com 29 day Meditation
Thank you for reading my blog and stay posted for my daily adventures!
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Nature’s Dynamics Gummies Review

I am on this search for the perfect toddler vitamin that tastes good and has all the vitamins I am looking for. My favorite brand is Rainbow Light. Well I did a search and found Nature’s Dynamics.  I love the fact that all the vitamins are organic and have all the good stuff I was looking for, for my toddler. I thought gummy vitamin = yummy for my toddler. Well I received these in the mail and when I opened them, the smell hit me in the face. I understand that vitamins are going to have a vitamin smell, but this was really strong.  My toddler put one in his mouth chewed it and then needed a drink. Well lets just say that he does not want to eat these. So I am back to Rainbow Light vitamins. He started taking the Kids One chewable and seems to be doing good with it. I did have him on the Rainbow Light powdered vitamin since he was a baby and put it in his formula, then milk. I may try some of the other Nature’s Dynamics products though. 

 

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