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This morning I woke up all anxious – what a terrible way to start my day… As soon as I opened my eyes and even before, I had all these thoughts rolling through my head – I was obsessing about ridiculous things. These are the types of thoughts that kick my stomach down and make it super hard to pick myself back up. Well, I decided that I wasn’t going to start yet another day this way and I put an end to it. I walked up the stairs, took out my yoga mat and started practicing yoga, which I’ve learned from numerous teachers around NYC.

I figure you don’t need to be a yoga teacher to practice yoga in your own home.

You wouldn’t believe how much this helped me. For the 10 minutes that I was practicing, my breath began to get heavy and all of a sudden my muscles loosened up, my back felt great, and I was simply amazed.

It took 10 minutes from my morning routine and I made it work so that I wasn’t late for work. I’ve decided that this will become part of my daily routine and I recommend this for everyone.

If you’ve been to a few yoga classes then your all set, just try to remember at least 1-5 poses and you will be ready to practice on your own. If you’re not into doing the poses on your own, sit cross-legged with your hands resting on your legs and palms facing up – begin to focus on your breath – hear it, feel it, be it, live it, enjoy it.

Have a wonderful day,
Namaste

I just got back from the gym and I was thinking about something pretty important while I was on the elliptical. As I was explaining in a previous entry about how important it is to change up your food routine, the same goes for your workout! If you go on the same machine for 30 minutes every single time you step foot in the gym then you will most likely be working the same muscles over and over again. You need to change up your routine so that you use different muscles at each gym visit.

If you are listening to what I’m saying and decide to alter some things about yourself then your routines should be pretty messed up by now… but it’s a good thing! Change is very important and of course adding an excitement factor to your life will always spice it up.

Make the gym a time and place where you can let go of your everyday stresses and let out some steam! The trick is to pep yourself up before you actually go so that you don’t bail at the last minute. If you go after work then wake up in the morning and make sure you tell yourself that at this particular time you will be going to the gym – and stick with it! You have total control so don’t let your emotions or a bad day give you an excuse to skip out. MAKE IT A PRIORITY!

I’m always battling with this priority, but I’ve come to realize that if I write it down in my daily list of things to do I will definitely get it done.

Good luck and I know you will succeed in helping yourself be healthy.

Have a wonderful night.

A big obstacle that I’ve had to overcome in my life is my sugar craving. I am ALWAYS craving sweets and most of the time I think to myself… eh, what will one piece of chocolate do for me anyway? Well the fact of the matter is that one piece of chocolate never really turns into just one piece; I’m left with a taste in my mouth that always craves more and more! I’m sure many of you out there can understand this feeling.

I’ve decided to take action about it and I will share with you exactly what I’ve done to cut this terrible habit that’s continued for so long.

My first step was to figure out exactly when I was having these cravings. Once I did that, I was able to see if there was something in particular I was doing before the craving kicked in. For example, on weeknights after dinner I typically have the same routine – I get comfy on the couch with a cup of tea and either turn the tv on, or work on the computer. The problem with this was that every time I did this I always wanted some sort of dessert. I decided that after dinner, instead of sitting on the couch I would get outside to take a walk in the gorgeous summer weather. I’m not kidding when I say this really helped kill my craving!

Sometimes it’s just those small little things that we subconsciously associate with one another – like sitting on the couch, drinking tea and eating dessert.

I urge you to see what it is that you crave throughout your day and try to examine what you can be doing differently to not have the craving. Change your routine a bit, it won’t kill you!

If you’ve tried this and want to let me know how you’re doing, I would be more then happy to hear any stories that you may have.

If you want to learn and talk more about your cravings please contact me and we can set up an appointment.

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