One of the biggest hurdles to consistency is an obvious one - lack of food preparedness. The answer to that is usually to meal prep everything on a Sunday, so you can just grab your food containers and go. I’ve done this too. And I think it works really well for a lot of people.
So if you find yourself conscious of being knee-deep in a habit you don’t like, remember that your fresh start can happen whenever you want. At the end of this hour, this minute, or even this very second. You can choose something better for yourself right now.
Recently I realized I’d fallen into a specific morning routine: wake up, roll over, pick up phone and scrooooooll. It wasn’t always like this. Earlier this year (which feels like ages ago), I was a morning self-care machine. HydrateYogaMeditateWork outGo on being super productive. squad Then I moved. And it’s been a lot of things… Continue reading Change this ONE bad habit to set the tone for your day
With gyms closed and outdoor activities limited, it goes without saying that our normal fitness routines have been interrupted. Yes, there are tons of home options being broadcasted all over the internet. Yes, home workouts mean saving a lot of time (not having to travel back and forth to the gym). Yes, home workouts are… Continue reading Feeling Unmotivated without the Gym? You can change that.
There is no shortage of home workout options on the internet right now. And while it can be comforting to turn on a video and let someone else tell you what to do and how to do it, there’s a lot of utility in being able to put together your own well-balanced workouts customized to… Continue reading Create Your Own Home Strength Workout with this Template
Much of the world is deep into self-isolation right now. Personally, I’m on day twenty-three (not that I’m counting every minute or anything). When my shelter-in-place started, I was anxious about it but couldn’t really articulate why. I already spend a lot of time on my own (work from home, live alone), so self-isolation wouldn’t… Continue reading Self-Isolation & Self-Reliance
Now is a particularly interesting time to be writing about training stress. Many, if not most, of us don’t currently have access to a training facility. And many, if not most, of us probably feel MORE stress due to this temporary lack of access. I’m going to challenge you to use some the the suggestions… Continue reading Mitigating Training Stress: Working-out vs Working-in
I want to tell you how my Sunday went. First, here’s how I intended it to go: Wake up at 7am, do some yoga, meditate, drink coffee. Shower and get pretty. Eyebrow wax at 10:15am. Some self-care, you know. Meet two of my closest friends at one of my favorite brunch places at 11am. Eat… Continue reading Shift Your Mindset with This Practice
I spent last weekend doing a bunch of things I LOVE: traveling, meeting great new people, going on fun outdoor adventures, eating lots of amazing food and drinking a lot of wine. And while I really do adore all of these things, they’re also extremely draining for my introverted, just-getting-over-burnout self. When I take vacations,… Continue reading The Soft Reset: Bouncing Back After Over-Indulging
Relieving Stress Through Self-Care: Part One Last week we covered what stress is, and the chronic type of stress that causes the most suffering. This week, we’ll start focusing on some strategies to start the process of de-stressing. In my experience, the first line of defense ALWAYS needs to be meeting our own basic, physical… Continue reading First, Get Some Sleep