Happy Friday lovelies!
I hope everyone has had a fabulous week and is getting pumped for a great holiday coming up! I know I am, I LOVE to spend time with my family and it is even more special to us since we all live fairly far apart from each other.
Thinking about my family and friends really got me thinking about how grateful I am to have them in my life. They mean so much to me and they bring me happiness.
With that being said, what is it OR who is it that makes you happy? Are there certain people in your life right now that absolutely stress you out? Maybe they get on your last nerve or they post such annoying topics on facebook that you clench your fists so hard everytime you scroll and see their post..
Whatever or whoever that is, get rid of it. No, don’t call them up and start bitching them out, but rather defriend them, talk to them about how you have decided to go down different paths, or just simply move on.
Right now I want you to do four things.
1-defriend 5-10 people on facebook that either irk you with their annoying posts and/or you just don’t necessarily need in your life.
2-Text,Call, email or write a letter to that one person in your life that TRULY brings you happiness and you just haven’t talked to in a while.
3-Do a happy dance in front of the mirror to one of your favorite flashback friday favorites- aka Boyz II Men “Motown Philly” or Salt n Peppa’s “Push it”- turn it up REALLY loud, and just go crazy. Hell, I tend to dance with my clients from time to time in the gym…and to NO music…
4-Lastly, love yourself a little more. I know, this may be difficult from time to time but work on loving YOUR body. Look at yourself in the mirror (naked, bikini or not) and say “I love you”. I know you might giggle or be like “is she fo real?”, but in all seriousness when we repeat those kind words to ourselves we learn to be more accepting of ourselves and others.
I hope that by decluttering the negative energy out of your life; whether it is people, work, or a certain stressor that you feel SO much better, and have gained some positive space that can be filled with so many happy things.
Once you have done 1 OR 4 of the four items mentioned above, do this awesome core/shoulder workout. It will make you feel so empowered!
1-Downward dog leg lift to elbow
**Get into downward dog, lift your left leg, and then pivot to your left elbow- repeat for 10 reps and then switch sides.
2-Side plank knee crunch:
**get into side plank position- tuck your top leg and your top arm to meet each other then reach it out! Repeat for 10-12 reps each side (modification-put your bottom leg down ( with your knee on the ground-don’t drop the hip!)
**30 seconds ( modification- do these at an incline)
**lying on the ground- hands under butt, out to the side, or holding onto a stable structure- raise the legs up to 90 degrees and then slowly lower down to about 1-2 inches off the ground- REMEMBER try not to arch your back when doing this exercise ( think about pressing your back into the floor-imagine squishing a bug or pancake with your back!)- if there is any strain in your back- don’t lower so far, tuck your knees, or alternate one leg at a time.
Let me know your thoughts! I would love to hear from you, feel free to comment below, share with your friends, or just be super rad like you already are.
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Hope you have an amazing weekend!