What makes you feel happy?
With this month being about transformation and moving toward positivity I am looking to infuse the things in life that make me feel grounded and simply happy more often. The concept being, the more happiness in your life, the better choices you will make for a healthier life.
When I dig down deep I notice 3 things that lift me up.
One of them being, seeing other people succeed and experience eye-opening moments in life. It's what I have always loved about teaching fitness classes. And now I am noticing it clear as day with my own kids. Now this is not shocking. Most parents are elated to see their child accomplish new feats and overcome obstacles. The big accomplishments are easy to be engaged in but I want more. I have noticed I am often thinking of work or other things at times I am with my kids. Totally normal? Yes! But I can do better.
So this upcoming week I am working on being more present when I am with my children. Now that does not mean I am going to let my kids run my day or let myself go to sh*t because I am so focused on them. I am simply going to organize my daily schedule better, so when my children are in my presence I am fully there.
This way I'll be able to experience more of their small discoveries & accomplishments on a daily basis.
I’ll be talking about the other things that move me toward more positivity in the newsletters ahead but allowing myself to not take on more than I can chew and focusing on one joy at a time.
Since we are stronger together let’s work toward our goals together. Let me know one thing that has the ability to increase your happiness and next week I’ll share with you how I plan on filling my days with more of the above and to help motivate you to do the same.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or share your thoughts on the JBird Fitness Blog page HERE.
To keep you centered and save you time to move toward your positivity, I’ve got a workout below to energize you:
- Side Bend with a Knee Lift - Lift your knee out to the side & up while moving your elbow toward that knee. Keep your chest open and elbows out wide. Do 15 reps on one side then switch to the other side.
- Plank - Hold plank for up to one minute. Hands underneath the shoulder, looking about 6-8 inches in front of your finger tips. Create a long line from the crown of your head to the backs of your heels. Breath naturally while drawing your belly button and ribs inward. Squeeze the butt. If you need support for the back, place your knees on the ground.
- Roll Up to Squat - Start in a deep squat. Roll playfully back, keeping the knees tucked toward your chest and close to your butt. Use the strength of your abdominals to roll right back up onto your feet. You can use your hands to help get you off the ground and work your way up towards the no hands version. Do 15 reps.
- Knee Tucks - Sit on your bum with your hands behind you, elbows bent & pointing back. Chest open. Draw the knees into your chest then stretch the legs out as far as you can. Repeat 15 - 20 times. If you need more support, keep one foot on the ground, tuck only one leg for half the reps, then switch legs.
This can be used for a quick 5-7 minute workout or you can repeat all 4 moves for 3 sets and you've got yourself a 15 minute Core Circuit.
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Lastly, keep your eyes open for the JBird #feelgoodfitness Challenge starting on November 6th. And get yourself geared up for 15 minute workouts a day to strengthen, tone and make the body feel oh so good in 14 days.
Keep moving and smiling,