Have you ever felt like the universe is talking to you?
Like, you get in the car and the song on the radio has EVERYTHING to do with what you are feeling or going through in that very moment.
Or maybe you’re in a massive rush and you are driving to only find yourself approaching a long line of red taillight ahead of you. Forcing you to remember to slow down.
Well, I had a really strange experience the other day.
I was coming home from Philly and had gotten off the train here in Doylestown to find the tempurture had dropped dramatically since I left. Normally it wouldn’t be a problem but that day I parked about 15 minutes away.
As I was walking, heading to my car, I was shivering. So I begin to hustle but thinking in my mind, “I hope someone I know passes me by and can drive me to my car.”
And then I hear, “Janine, Janine...how are you?”.
WHAT?!? It couldn’t be. YES! It was a student from my dance class last year.
I was saved.
Long story short, I asked her if she wouldn’t mind driving me to my car and we had a lovely chat.
If you are reading this....thanks Cheryl :)
Point being, when you put a thought out into the world, be prepared for the universe may very well be listening and talk back. Luckily for me, Cheryl showed up and I was able to get warm again LOL... but it does bring up the notion of how powerful our thoughts may be.
So we are making it our JBird goal of the week to stay on a positive track and ask for what we want out of life affirmatively.
Not only did my trip into the city remind me to be mindful of my thoughts but it was also fun to change things up, explore Philly's Rittenhouse Square area and meet fellow Athleta FitPros.
Here's a quick glance at my day:
(from right to left)
1. Me taking a cheesy selfie on the train ride into Philly
2. Enjoying a latte from my favorite coffee place.
3. Looking up & seeing the glass ceiling above me, while drink my latte.
4. Me, last one on the right, after sweating it out with fellow instructors.
This trip was a reminder of how I need to do this more often.
So much can be learned by simply taking a break from your regular schedule, even if it is only for one day.
What's Happening with JBird Fitness:
Now that we have woken up and started listening to the universe, how about waking up our bodies too.
Here are three ways:
#1 Watch this video, if you missed last week's newsletter or need a reminder of the 3 Time Saving Fitness Tips I offered. Each one will inspire you to move in a different way that will make a difference in your day, every which way.
#2 Have FUN with "The Mermaid"! Click on the picture to see this exercise in action. It will tone & sculpt your midsection and improve your back strength.
Warning: I have an uncharacteristic grimace on my face in this video. DO NOT follow my lead. In fact, I dare you to smile or even laugh while you are working out. It has been said...
Laughter is the Best Abdominal Exercise :)
#3 Join us on JBirdFitness.comfor the Wake Up Call: Warm Up & Abs workout. Warm up is an understatement! This 10 minute routine moves the whole body to get your blood flowing and, at the same time, it will help you sculpt & strengthen your center.
Have FUN and keep moving...love always,