Sunday, November 23, 2014

Arm the Animals

ARM THE ANIMALS

if you haven't already followed #ATA on instagram to support their cause please do!
there is a wide variety of of animals and cute gear!

@armtheanimals

i have been a supporter of this company since day 1, 
and it has been AMAZING 
to see them grow and inspire people to make smarter choices.

to much much much success!
(i would love to say that there aren't many people i would wear a 
animal costume for, but again that would be a lie).
i will continue to support your business is any way that i can!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

TROUBLE - hip flexors

MOST and I MEAN MOST people are extremely tight in their hip flexors
I AM NO EXCEPTION
BUT I do know how many problems they can cause
AND I know how to prevent this from happening

VERY USEFUL INFO....

There are 3 Types of people:

1. Locked Short
2. "Perfect" Posture
3. Locked Long

The majority of your society is "locked short" due to the fact that the average person sits for about 21 hours each day. When you are "locked short" all the muscles on the front of the body are tight while the musculature of the back is weak and over stretched.  To regain this balance we must pull everything back, focus on strengthening your upper & mid back as well as your core. (HOPEFULY WE ALL KNOW BY NOW THAT THE CORE ISNT JUST TUMMY MUSCLES).  In order to do THAT you must open your chest & lats as well as your hip flexors & quads. 

DRUM ROLL PLEASE......The very best dual action hip flexor quad stretch is the lunge!  Drop your back knee and extend it out behind you so you aren't baring weight on your knee cap.  Thi elongates the line from quad to hip.  The arms are an extension on the lower body stretch.  Once your arms are up energetically reach higher through your finger tips.  I tell my clients to lift there bottom ribs up off of there hip bones.





FOR BEGINNERS you can do this laying on your bed....
DONT BE ALARMED SHOWN IS STEP 3/ OF THE STRETCH.

All you need to do to START is lay with YOUR RIGHT side off the bed.
Your RIGHT foot will be flat on the floor, while the left leg is fully lengthened out on the bed.
From there work the LEFT leg toward bending as shown above.  
THEN go for the reach around (hehe) of the bottom ankle.
Try not to turn yourself into a pretzel.......if there is a fear of that, you can always try it standing.




Add this stretch into your morning routine and again before you climb into bed. You will feel the changes pretty quickly! 


#HAPPYHIPS

Monday, November 17, 2014

WALK THE LINE

Regrouping is not a bad thing.
Just know you have to get back on the line.
Show up prepared to take on the world,
because sometimes it will feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.

Life is about balance;
knowing where the imbalances lie & where to readjust.
This takes attentiveness & intuition.

In order to regain complete balance, is to truly comprehend what causes you to waiver.
If you don't learn for your mistakes 
it is as if you are juggling while balancing a plate on your head & having paint balls shot at you.

Why don't you work on increasing the odds of stabilization.
Remaining balanced with wisdom, experience & grace.
Or return in any way that you can get back on it

#WALKTHELINE






Sunday, November 16, 2014

Self Love


Putting your feelings before others?
There is fine line between what is selfish and what is self preservation.

How do you hold true to what keeps you comfortable & happy
while being compassionate?

Victory:
Knowing where to draw the line.
 When to say no, or take a moment for yourself.
That is confidence in YOUR balance.

Everyone has a different threshold for stress, & workload on the mind/body.

I have some simple rules to follow


1. Chin up buttercup
             Nothing is as bad as it seems

2. We all have our shit
            You have no idea the day anyone else is having

3. Treat yourself with kindness
            How you talk to YOU is reflected on the outside 

4. Allow time for JUST YOU 
            Just breathe and sit with yourself

You are no good to anyone or anything 
if you don't put yourself first.

#SELFLOVE








Saturday, November 15, 2014

Undefeated




WHAT DOES THAT WORD MEAN TO YOU?
(to me it means sneakers)

NO, REALLY!!!?? What does it mean for you to be UNDEFEATED?

What have you been through and risen up from?
Where are you now & where have you been?
Where did you come from to get to where you are?
How long are you able to hold true to what you believe in?
When was the last time you felt like you have accomplished something?

To be undefeated.....you must overcome, hold strong & maintain a firm grasp on what if rightfully yours. 

ARRIVE
CLAM YOUR PLACE
FIGHT FOR WHAT IS YOURS

#UNDEFEATED
#SNEAKERHEAD
#SANTAMONICA


Friday, November 14, 2014

PASSION/CHAOS


I believe that dreamers that are willing to put their necks on the line to achieve.
They are passionate, brave, inspirational 
& a bit F**KIN crazy.

That being said, you get all the brilliant parts of the dreamer
The excitement, the celebration & the consistent drive 

What is life without passion?
How can you move forward with each day not knowing or wanting the next to be different?
But then again... 
I AM THAT DREAMER, THE ACHIEVER & A BIT CRAZY

I will love without limits, take chances & inspire others to do the same.
With me chaos is embraced
Pressure is appreciated
AND GROWTH IS INEVITABLE. 

LOVE me or HATE me
NO BIG DEAL!

I bring something to the table...
it is your choice to participate or not.

#ALPHAFEMALE



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Power of the SWING

THE KETTLEBELL SWING


A book by Tracy Reifkin, about the power behind this glorious exercise.
The book was introduced to me by the one and only RASUL DAVIS,
who added inspiration & motivation to the skill set  I was taught by another KB expert & friend LUKE SNIEWSKI #MIllionsWaysToLive

These movements if done properly build strength, power, flexibility & CONFIDENCE

Don't be intimidated by the KETTLEBELL, 
do the research & put in the time! 
#FITFAM #FUNCTIONALTRAINING #THESWING #INSPIRE #EDUCATE