I can already feel the change in the air, how about you? There is a shift in everyone's happiness during this time of the year. Although I was a little sad to see Sierra finish her last day of Kindergarten, I couldn't help but be excited for the summer days ahead. Don't get me wrong, our schedule is jam packed with camps, get-a-ways and family/friend get togethers, but it is already starting to feel lighter, airy, and more carefree.
I even shamelessly took a day off this past week to hang out with Sierra, since her school had ended earlier than most here in PA. And I'm going to tell you...it felt GREAT! It put a little pep in my step to get out of the groundhogs day we were living and to do something different.
I am going to openly admit though, our time together wasn't my most brilliant athletic moment.
Sierra really wanted to play ball. She is a natural with a bat, mitt & ball. But I, on the other hand, have little to no abilities on the field. No seriously! I may be a fitness chick, but my background is dance and I don't have a competitive streak in my body.
So here we were, at our local Y, "playing ball" in front of everyone and I was horrible. So horrible we laughed our buns off about it. I couldn't throw the ball over the plate if my life depended on it. Humbling experience when your 6 year old needs to show you how to pitch. But you know what? I enjoyed it.
I have been needing a change in my day to day. The sunshine sure did help, but also sharing my experience and doing something out of the norm sparked a new energy.
Hoping you are feeling the same vibe. If not, I'm encouraging you to get out there.
It even made a difference in my workouts the days after. I was more engaged and more in tune to my body.
Happiness has a AMAZING ability to transform all aspects of your life.
So go, think out of the box. Create change and new insights will surface.
Have a dance party before the day even begins.
When drinking your morning coffee, go outside and listen to the birds chirp.
Change jobs with someone, whether it's at home or at work.
And before you go to sleep, do a slow vinyasa flow to quiet your mind and sit for a moment to think about all of the little things that brought a smile to your face.
If you want to be super silly, watch the JBird Fitness Fit Tip of the week HERE and join me in doing The Inchworm. Yep, you heard me. The Inchworm is a FUN exercise to do for the whole body, awesome way to wake up and perfect for the summertime, wherever you are, because you don't need any equipment. Just you & your body. It is GREAT for the core/abs, chest, & biceps. But I also love how it makes the hips and hamstring feel.
We are doing this move in the new JBird workout video being released TOMORROW called Aspire: Arms & Abs. If you want to feel confident in your tanks and strappy dresses this summer, you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE this workout. It targets all the right spots and flows from one move to another in just 16 minutes. Yes, I went one minute over my usual, but you'll enjoy that extra minute, I promise.
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I'll check in next week with some exciting new things happening over here at JBird but until then enjoy the start to your summer and go BE HAPPY already!
P.S. Finish off your summer nights peacefully and HAPPY by joining me for a vinyasa yoga flow practice on JBirdFitness.com . Members, CLICK HERE to go directly to the "Yoga/Stretch" workout page. Non-members this is the perfect time to try JBird by clicking HERE to begin your 3-day trial.