Do something today your future self will thank you for

As we rapidly approach the end of the year, I hope you are taking time to slow down (even for a moment) to sit quietly and just breathe.

This time of year is hectic and I want to let you know, that it is ok to recharge your own energy so that you can be the bright spark you normally are.

It is ok to take time out for you.  This is important!

I want to wish you all a wonderful Xmas Break and a very happy new year.

Next year I am running a series of events of retreats.  These are designed to boost positivity and energy levels and top up our levels.


When you feel like quitting – ask yourself why you held on for so long in the first place.

If I was to quit every time I tried to start a new class where no one showed up, or ran an event that wasn’t sold out I would have quit several times over.

If I didn’t stay true to myself, my passion and my beliefs then what do I have?

It is the moments of “failure” that make us stronger, more determined to succeed. It is the moments and situations that don’t go to plan, that shape us and redefine our future.

Some of the best athletes, actors, pioneers of technology failed several times over.  Did they quit? No! They believed in themselves and kept at it.

If you don’t take yourself seriously and back yourself 100% then why should anyone else.

If you don’t love yourself and love what you are trying to achieve then I suspect you may not actual succeed.

When you feel like quitting – ask yourself why you held on for so long in the first place.


Mix it up

When it comes to exercise it is important to mix it up!

While I strongly advocate for finding a style of exercise that you love (or you simply will not exercise if you don’t enjoy it) you need to vary things from time to time.

You see our bodies, much like our minds need to be challenged or they become complacent.

Have you ever noticed that let’s say you start a new form of exercise and your weight changes or your body changes with great results straight away, then after some time you plateau.

This happens, that’s why it is important to mix it up!

Shock your body, challenge your mind.  Try something new or slightly vary what you do.

There are so many ways to be creative and we are so fortunate to have YouTube at our fingertips so we can be creative in the comfort of our own home.

Seriously the other day I danced around my room and had the most amounts of fun, got my heart rate up, and had a bonus ab work out as I was laughing at myself so much.

It’s great therapy.

For anyone wanting a very different workout and an awesome laugh – come and join me tomorrow for a 1980’s playlist and moves that will keep you topped up with feel good energy for weeks 🙂

3:30 – 4:30 Saturday April 1 at Greenslopes – Brisbane

Bookings essential – head on over to the shop and book in now.

 

 

 


Want to be more spontaneous ?

Looking to be more spontaneous ?

I have just the thing for you!

I have had two last minute cancellations for an overnight yoga retreat on 25/26 February (yes that’s right not this coming weekend – but the one after).

I can guarantee fun, yoga, relaxation, good wholesome food and to feel like you’ve had an awesome mini getaway.

Want to know more ….. well check it out here

So if you are looking to be a little adventurous, a little spontaneous or a just little more focused on you then jump on over to my shop and book your spot now.

See you there 🙂

x

 

 


Self love versus Selfies

Today I had a thought (it is important to mention that this thought after spending way longer than I should have trying to get the “perfect” selfie for an Instagram story that only stays active 24 hours)….
I wondered what sort of world we might live in if we gave as much thought and spent as much time meditating, setting positive intentions, having loving kind thoughts as we did trying to take the perfect selfie??????
Seriously I feel the world has gone out of control with selfies and looking into the camera at themselves, rather than looking within themselves for answers.
I am aware of the irony and hypocrisy of this post – but I should also mention that after 3 failed attempts I just posted it anyway and went to meditate.
I just feel the world may be a little happier, calmer and more positive if we could all find and set aside a little bit of time to reflect, to breathe to switch off.
These are my thoughts for today!
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Holiday fitness

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I am currently in London where the sun has been shining, the weather is actually hot, and I have been having picnics and doing daily yoga and meditation in a beautiful rose filled garden.

It can be so easy on holidays to slip out of routine, to eat badly and to let yourself go.  Well I am here to tell you that with a little bit of effort this doesn’t need to be the case.

Quite often on holidays I try to “find” the time to practice yoga – this holiday I decided to “make” the time and everything changed.

I have made it a priority to wake up do 5 – 10 minutes of meditation, followed by a 10 minute yoga practice with my mother-in-law then make the time to do my own practice.

I am fortunate that I am staying in a house with a beautiful garden and more blessed that the weather has allowed me to be outdoors every single day.

However, even though it may not be an ideal workout in a small space – it’s a great chance to get creative with your workout.

Any little bit helps and honestly if you can only find 10 minutes then grab that 10 minutes and welcome it with open arms.

Your body, mind and energy levels will thank you.


Winter brrrrs

While many may argue that Queensland doesn’t really get a winter – most of us here in Queensland would strongly disagree!

True, it may not (and does not) get nearly as cold as many other places in the world,but for us recently shit got real.

You know it’s cold outside when you go outside and it’s cold – haha – I saw this the other day and it just cracked me up.

With the coldness comes the lack of motivation and I get it, I really do!  Leaving a warm environment to go out and exercise can be less that ideal.

I sulked around yesterday – wondering if I could send everyone motivational quotes and just let them exercise themselves so I didn’t need to leave the house – I was only joking – sort of 🙂

However, think about this.  You exercise, you move, you warm up – madness I know….stay with me

Think about it from a mental point of view – how satisfying is it when against all odds, you don’t listen to that voice telling you to stay in bed/on the couch you – fight that voice and you win – you get out and you move that body.

Now you feel physically and mentally better, you are winning and you are getting fitter doing it.

You aren’t drinking enough water, because it’s winter and you just don’t think about it – you exercise, you drink more water.

Our bodies become stiffer in winter, we tense up and we do less exercise and we just feel worse for it – just a few stretches a day and a little bit of cardio or other exercise will make you feel amazing and help to get you out of the winter funk.

Still unconvinced – put on your big girl pants and my Nike yoga pants say – JUST DO IT!

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High above the clouds 

This morning I awoke at 5am in London and as I typed this I was on a plane to Berlin, where I currently sit in the most amazing hotel (but that’s a story for another time).

The weather is a ridiculous -11 degrees Celsius.  The last few days in London have been cold and rainy, yet everyone keeps telling me that the 9-11 degree temperatures there are mild for this time of year and while that may be true – I am from Queensland, Australia I just left 30 degrees so let me tell you this is not mild to me.

Boring weather story I know  –  bear with me there is a point 🙂 
As I sat on the plane, high above the clouds, the sun on my face, I was filling in an intention journal for 2016.

I used the journey to complete the reflection part on 2015 and to keep up with my weather theme here if I had to pick a word or two to describe 2015 it would be cloudy with several storms.

Yet as I wrote I realised that the bad times have already started to fade in my mind, I struggled to remember the challenges with emotion and details attached and I can already start to really focus on the good memories.

So as I sat on the plane lapping up the warmth of the sun on my face, I can hand on my heart tell you all, that even though it may be cloudy to you right now, even though you may not be able to see the sun – it is there patiently waiting for you – high above the clouds.

I can tell you that no matter what is going on in your life right now – the sun will most certainly come out again.

So hang in there my friends – you got this!