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T3 – Two Trainers Talking Vodcast – Importance of Self-Care for Moms

NEW PROJECT!! I’d like to introduce my friend/colleague Theresa Horne of Sisterhood of Strong (or here at FB Sisterhood of Strong.) Theresa is an incredible trainer, motivator, mom and human.

She and I have teamed up for what we’re calling T3. Two Trainers Talking. It’s a vodcast or video podcast. Theresa and I are both passionate about simplifying health and wellness (it’s not a rubik’s cube) and accessible (everyone can do it.)

This month: The importance of self-care especially for moms.

Click here to view.

 

Please give us feedback and drop any questions you have below.

Peace, Sarah & Theresa

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Rant – Spot Training

So I was clicking through my continuing ed stuff and newsletter from the organization I am certified through (the American Council on Exercise.) Great organization – I’m proud to be certified through them.

But here’s what I see as one of the articles…

5 LUNGE VARIATIONS FOR LEANER LEGS

Oh. My. God. Are you freaking kidding me?? What year is this 1989? Does Jane Fonda want to do some leg lifts with me???

I facepalmed and started writing…

Articles with titles like this are problematic.

There’s so much about this clickbait title that makes me TIRED. ARE WE STILL REALLY THINKING THAT SPECIFIC LUNGE VARIATIONS CAN MAKE YOUR LEGS LEANER? Seriously?

Come on.

Here’s the deal. Ready?

1) Spot exercising is a hoax designed to get you to loathe your bod. YOUR BODY IS A BEAUTIFUL MACHINE MEANT TO BE CARED FOR…
2) Spot Exercising is a marketing gimmick. These exercises included in the article ARE great exercises to do, and doing them will make you stronger…that upping of your strength may make your whole body leaner, not just your legs.
3) The size of the muscles of your legs are determined by two things:
a) Genetics
b) How much load you are putting on your legs (more load, more muscular legs)
4) Your size in general is a combination of your activity level and what you eat and how much sleep you get and your stress level.

So…unhook from this kind of crap. It’s designed to make you click and it’s designed to make you want to ‘fix’ your body. You don’t need to be fixed. You are perfect as you are. Making choices that positively affect your health? That’s different than saying, “my tummy is too big, do more situps” or “my legs are big, do more lunges.”

Here’s some great information from ACE I used to write this Strength Manifesto! Enjoy.

Rant Over.


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My 2018 Vision Board

Here it is. I’ve already had a lot of movement in my areas of focus…it’s freaking me out in the best possible way. 3 More Days to get the EnVision Board Class, Practice and Workbook at 50% off – then I’m pulling it down. All of it will get dropped in your inbox to do in the comfort of your own home. Here’s the link. 

Click here to see it.

Peace, Sarah


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Bringing Yoga into Life

You wouldn’t think my garage door would have much to do with yoga…but it does.

Used to be I’d leave my house and not think or be present in the moment. From time to time I’d come home and my garage door would be left open. It got me worrying. So then I’d leave the house and get a couple of blocks from home and I’d have to turn around and drive back down the alley and see if I indeed remembered to close the door.

I can come up with some more examples:

  • Did I lock the door?
  • Did I turn the oven off?
  • Did I remember to close the side gate so the dog doesn’t get out?
  • Did I ______

What’s yours?

After I started practicing and studying yoga I realized what a tremendous opportunity this all was to offer myself the gift of presence. Because if I was truly present in this one, precious moment I would KNOW if I closed the garage door. Right?

But it gets better!

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me…scheduling an m.r.i.

About six weeks ago, I sprained my ankle horribly. The orthopedist was super dramatic and said that if I reinjured my ankle, the consequences would be “catastrophic.” Zoinks.

So when I got off the crutches and out of the boot – I was like a baby deer taking my first steps. Plus it’s winter, so add ice to each footfall.

Each step I took I would measure the ground, the velocity, the feeling of each step. Was it ok to put all of my weight on my injured ankle?

Oh hello yoga. It slowed me down to start noticing each step. To stay present in each step instead of just walking through life not noticing!

ONE MORE.

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ARGH!

When I was going through yoga teacher training, we did a practice. It about drove me damn near nuts, but it has come back to me again and again and again.

We had to take a half hour to eat an orange.

All I had in my refrigerator was a clementine.

DO YOU KNOW HOW SMALL A CLEMENTINE IS?

I set my timer, closed my eyes and began by smelling. The smell of the clementine lit up my nose. Then I looked at each pore of the peel and the sweet little eye where the stem was. Then I set out to slowly peel and eat the clementine. For thirty minutes. It was wondrous.

Presence.

My hope is that you don’t have to injure yourself, drive around the block 3 times or eat a clementine for thirty minutes (though I highly recommend trying it.)

My hope is that you receive this gift and start looking around for your own opportunities to see, to sense, to feel, to smell, to receive the gifts of each moment.

Because each moment is a wondrous gift filled with it all.

Namaste, Sarah


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Gifts From The Cranky Grocery Store Lady

Yesterday I was at the grocery store checkout. I had a full cart of groceries.

A woman was walking from aisle to aisle with two items in her hands looking angry. She seemed agitated and in a hurry.

I said to her, “Excuse me, why don’t you cut in front of me.”

She gave me a dirty look and said something in a rude tone but it was unintelligible and proceeded to stand behind someone else with a full cart.

Ok, there’s a lot to unpack here.

But I’m not going to…

There was a time that this woman’s behavior would have pissed me off. Ask anyone and you’ll know that I am happy to speak my mind. I would have popped off on her and been rude back. (Nice. I know.) I would have likely carried with me this exchange for a while and there may have been some expletives.

Thankfully, yoga.

So here’s the deal. This was all her stuff and none of it had anything to do with me.

I tell you this story not because I’m carrying it; I’m not. And THAT my friends is the gift.

When my kids were little I read them the story of the two monks from the book Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth. In it, a woman is extraordinarily rude to the old monk making him carry her across a mud puddle. The young monk is irritated on behalf of his friend…all day. At the end of the day, he says to the old monk, “Can you BELIEVE that lady? She was SO RUDE!!” The old monk replies, “I set that woman down hours ago, why haven’t you?”

We get to choose how we react in any situation. We get to decide in every moment if we’re going to get hooked or if we’re not.

Jill Bolte Taylor writes in her book “My Stroke of Insight” (which is an outstanding read btw) that after our limbic (emotional) system is triggered, it takes only 90 seconds for the trigger, the surge of emotion to flow through our body, and then physiologically IT.IS.DONE.

After 90 seconds? You get to choose to keep that trigger, or let it go out of your body and OUT OF YOUR MIND and OUT OF YOUR SPIRIT.

You get to choose to hold on to irritation, anger, frustration, agitation OR you get to choose to let it go after you feel it for 90 seconds.

What Taylor does is set her watch for :90 and then when the feeling is done, she’s done.

Cool, right?

Another tool that I use is that I ask myself, “Is this my stuff or is this your stuff?” You can quickly start to discern what’s yours and what is someone else’s and detach or unhook from it.

Let me know what you think.
Peace, Sarah


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Gratitude Towards Your Body

This week I fell down the stairs and injured my back/hip/tail. I’m in pain and it’s hard to move…

My go-to feeling when I’m sick, injured, laid up – is FRUSTRATED. I’m a physical being who needs to move in order to feel complete. I detest being forced to be still.

I had to teach a class this week – the topic? GRATITUDE for your body. Reframing our negative voices about our body into giving thanks.

Gratitude

Ice Pack, check. Gratitude, check.

As I was sitting there with an ice pack on my a$$…I thought, “Holy crap…thanks Universe.”

Because here was the opportunity to actually stand in my frustration, reframe my attitude towards my body, and then teach a class on it…

So that’s what I did. I centered myself, took a piece of paper, and wrote 5 things that I was grateful for in that moment about my body…

  1. I am strong, so I’m bruised but not broken.
  2. I have padding on my butt which cushioned my fall.
  3. I can still write, create, work.
  4. I can feel pain – which informs my movement and protects me from further injury.
  5. I am courageous in my ability to ask for help.

What are your 5 things?

Gratitude is a powerful tool to bring into your toolbox of Self Compassion. It helps turn your attitude from “UGH this body is too __(fill in the blank)__ or not enough..” to “My body is fantastic and I’m grateful for it. Click here for an actionable step to take right now on your journey of loving the skin you’re in.

Join the Waitlist for the next Love the Skin You’re in course. Click here to get on the class list.
#lovetheskinyourein
Namaste, S