🧘🏻♀️Did you know that practicing gratitude can lead to a more mindful and positive mindset?
🌞When we focus on what is going right in our lives, it helps us to let go of any negative thoughts and worries. It allows us to appreciate the present moment and all its blessings.
✨In today`s fast-paced world, it`s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life. We often forget to stop and appreciate the little things that bring us joy. But when we make a conscious effort to practice gratitude, it can have a profound impact on our overall well-being.
🤓Research has shown that regularly expressing gratitude can increase feelings of happiness, improve relationships, reduce stress and anxiety, and even strengthen our immune system. When we take the time to acknowledge and appreciate all the good in our lives, we shift our focus from what is lacking to what we have.
Bonus....in the AM as you get up....daily write 5 things you are grateful for!
Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, Whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. (Philippians 4:8 ) . . . . . . . #gratitude #mindfulness #positivevibes #journeyofu ...
👉 If you`re not sore, you didn`t work out hard enough. . 💪 . 💪 . 💪
Contrary to popular belief, muscle soreness is NOT a reliable indicator of how effective your workout was.
💡Muscle soreness generally happens when you stress your muscles in a new way or push them to a new level of intensity. ��This can cause delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which is a natural response to microtrauma in muscle fibers.
But just because you`re not sore doesn`t mean your workout wasn`t effective.
📈In fact, as your body adapts to a consistent workout routine, you`ll likely experience less and less soreness — but you`re still improving your strength, endurance, and overall fitness!
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🤔Commonly Asked Question: "Do I really need to work on my mobility and flexibility?"
💡The short answer: YES!
Here are just a few reasons why:
1️⃣ Improved Performance: Better flexibility and mobility can lead to better workouts. You`ll be able to perform exercises with a larger range of motion, which helps target muscles more effectively. 🏋️♀️🚴♀️
2️⃣ Injury Prevention: Good mobility helps you with proper posture during workouts, which is key to preventing injuries. When you have better alignment, it can help reduce your risk of strain or injury during workouts and everyday activities. 🛡️
3️⃣ Posture and Alignment: Regular flexibility and mobility work can fight posture problems caused by sitting a lot — or correct imbalances caused by workouts. For many people, better posture means less discomfort and fewer aches and pains. 😌
4️⃣ Aging Gracefully: Keeping your joints and muscles flexible helps combat the natural loss of mobility that comes with aging, keeping you active and agile for years to come. 👵👴
Remember, like any other fitness goal, improving mobility and flexibility takes time and consistency. It`s not a race, but a journey towards better health and performance.
Do you have a favorite stretch or mobility exercise? Let me know! 👇💬 . . . . . . . . . . #mobility #flexibility #fitness #agingwell #journeyofu #yourbodyonfitness #dothisnotthat #healthybones #stayactivestayhealthy #poweroffitness #moveitorloseit #fitnesshacks #fitnessinfo #healthylifechoices #fitterfaster ...
"While we often have lots of wants and desires around sleep, we can’t influence it with motivation, willpower, or attitude. (At least not for long.) Anyone who’s ever experienced insomnia or fallen asleep in an embarrassing situation can tell you that.
Sleep is a biological necessity akin to drinking water.
Think about it like charging your phone. You drain your battery power during the day, and you need to recharge at night. (Or else.)
During sleep, a few really important things happen. First, your body restores and rebuilds. Sleep lowers a host of inflammatory biomarkers and boosts recovery hormones.
Sleep is also the time when your brain consolidates information learned during the day and stores it in long-term memory. This is true both for our social and emotional experiences and for “muscle memory.”
In reality, there are likely dozens of unknown biological and psychological benefits to a good night’s sleep that are yet to be discovered."
Want some more tips and tricks about how to sleep better? here is the article .... https://www.precisionnutrition.com/how-to-sleep-better Happy Sleeping! . . . . . . . . #sleep #sleephygine #destress #nutrition #fitness #insonia #journeyofu ...
🚿🥶 It’s time to take a shower … but as soon as you turn on the faucet, you realize there’s no hot water. None.
💦😟 What do you do? Do “push through” the freezing cold water and get in there, so you can feel nice and refreshed afterwards? Or do you wait until later?
⭐ Maybe it depends on what you’ve got going on that day...
👃🏻 If it’s a regular day, you might decide you’re not that dirty and you can wait till later to shower.
🎉 But what if it’s a special occasion? Say you’re going out to celebrate a friend’s birthday or you have an interview for your dream job. 💼
👍🏻 In that case, taking the cold shower might be worth it.
🌡 The water feels the same in both cases, but it’s what we’re focused on that makes it more (or less!) tolerable.
⏱ If we focus only on the discomfort – the few moments we’re actually IN the shower, feeling that freezing water beating down on us – then it doesn’t seem worth it.
🤸🏻♀️ But if we focus on the outcome – how we feel AFTER – then we’re more willing to experience the temporary discomfort.
💡 It’s like that with almost everything that takes us out of our comfort zone.
For example ….
😨 If you want to take a new class, the first couple times you attend you might feel uncomfortable and even a little nervous. If you only focus on that short period of nervousness, you probably won’t take the class.
🥺 And you’d miss out on everything you’d learn and the new, amazing people you would meet.
🤗 But if you’re focused on the outcome – why you want to take the class in the first place – that tiny bit of discomfort is definitely worth it!
💡 The Takeaway: Sometimes we get so focused on the temporary “pain” that we completely forget about the gain … Focus on the big picture and make it happen! 💪🏻🔥
Is there a situation in your own life that comes to mind? Where do you need to refocus on the outcome instead of the temporary discomfort?
Remember: “Don`t Give Up What You Want Most, For What You Want Now” . . . . . . . . . . . #success #attitude #journey #journeyofu #rewards #comfortzone #adventure ...
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