1.)  Act Like You Already are GOLDEN!

Act as though you already are everything you always wanted to be fitness and health wise.    If you already were super-buff, svelt and uber sexy, how would you behave?  What would you be doing, to be that way and look that way?  ….Well, be that now, do those things now.  Does your super-fit-you go to boot-camp 3 times a week, have a at-home personal training session once a week, and maybe get in a yoga class or two?   Act like you already are golden-sun-kissed-fit, and before you know it – SHA-BAM, that future you is you!

2.) Think About Your Worst Case Scenario

Think about in detail, your absolute worst case fitness and health scenario….  perhaps sitting at home on the couch, bloated obese, body in pain, breathing is difficult, heart is working-over-time just for you to be alive, having to wear mumu’s or pants in outrageous numbers, body image so low, you can’t stand to look at your self……yikes -Get me out of this night-mare.    Looking at the very worst of what could occur if you totally fell off the fitness wagon, is a pretty snappy way to hop-the-heck back on.  It’ll scare the bee-jeebers out of you, and make you think again about skipping a class, or whether, saving a bit of extra cash is really worth not signing up for a session.    Now I’m not trying to be harsh here, I know we’de still be absolutely lovely human beings…no matter how we look…but think about how it would feel if that were you….                                      ……now think of that golden future you…..                                         which would feel better?                       I know what scenario I’m choosing!

3.)  Pick a Fabulous Fitness Professional 

To keep you going, motivated and moving forward, you want to find a fitness professional you can gel with.   You want someone, firstly, who is QUALIFIED!  Certified, and well versed in Fitness, Health and Nutrition., and who stays current and keeps things fresh and up to date.  Secondly, you want a trainer who’s on the same wave length as you…. Do you want a hard-core boot-camp to sculpt and drill you into fitness?  Do you want a dance-type instructor, who makes fitness feel like play?  Do you need Yoga to de-stress and let go of anxiety and tension?  Do you want choreography?  Do you want weights?  Do you want one-on-one, or partner workouts?  What is it YOU want?  What do you feel you need?  Hiring and working with a qualified fitness professional, lets you sleep better at night, knowing that your in good hands, safe from injury, and moving towards your goals.    Ahhhhh…… Bonne-nuit.

4.) Remember WHY Your Here and WHAT You Want.

Write your goals, and why they are important to you, on your mirror, laminate it and carry it in your wallet, paint it and frame it on your wall, (or like we did at Christmas – hang it on your tree)  put it in a locket….     Put it where ever you will see it often – keep it at the forefront of your mind to keep you focused and determined to succeed.

5.)  Put Your Support Group on Speed Dial

Your mom, your sis, your BFF, your trainer, your fitness buddies… keep them on track with your fitness and health goals, and call them up when your feeling a little over-whelmed, un-inspired, lazy, tired, down in the dumps, frumpy and grumpy…etc… sometimes we need someone to pick us up, or kick our asses- and say GET OUT THERRE, and Just Do It.   Also these are your peeps you want to CELEBRATE with when you finish your first month of boot camp, or drop 2 dress sizes, or have eaten clean a full month – share your success also with the one’s who love you and support you!  – – – That’s the real juicy good stuff.

6.) Get a Just-For-The-Fun-of-It Fitness Hobby

Hobbies keep you enjoying the moment, free, fun, joyous and maybe even a bit silly….  What physical activities do you love (and, yes….the obvious does count – – you sassy girls….)  What physical activities, make your heart sing?  What make your heart skip a beat with excitement?  What lets you forget about everything else and purely enjoy the moment?……. maybe a sport…. maybe swimming….. maybe ping-pong or other child-hood games…. maybe it’s even wii fit….  whatever it is, let go of the “fitness concept” in your brain, turn it off, and just enjoy feeling your body move….wow – we’re made so brilliantly!

7.)   Look Into Your Future

No crystal ball required….. just ask yourself the question “100 years from now, will this have mattered?”  …. Or to make it maybe easier to grasp “In 1 year will this matter?”  …… Is it leaving a legacy?  What am I teaching my children?  What am I doing for preventative medicine and health long term?  Am I elevating my life?  Does it help to elevate others lives?    Is it important to me?   How will I feel 1 year from now? How will I feel 3 years from now?  How will I feel as an older woman?  What difference will it make in my life..and in the life of those who love me?

Shine on Darlings….in health, fitness and natural living

Alyssa Huntley

http://www.1111fullcirclehealing.ptenhance.com

alyssahuntley@gmail.com

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Shine, little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer

Shine little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer!

Lead us lest too far we wander.

Love’s sweet voice is calling yonder!

Shine, little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer

Shine, little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer

Light the path below, above,

And lead us on to love.

Enjoying a workout with an exercise buddy, your better half, or a group of friends, is a great opportunity to spend some fun quality time together.   Exercising with a buddy increases your chances of sticking with the program….it’s a motivation boost, is social, plus you both get great health benefits.

On top of that, one of my favourite things to do after a class, is to go for a coffee with my girls, and chit chat about what’s new…and how great we feel after exercise…what’s sore, and where each other got that fab new top.  (lol)   It’s a wonderful way to keep in touch with friends, have a fitness and social commitment we are sure to do each week and feel refreshed and energized!

Another great reason to exercise with a friend, is that they know you inside and out….they know how much your goals mean to you, and when the going gets tough, you know their support is real, honest and is truly in support of you.   As well, a friend can serve as a good push.  They may be better at you at running, so you stive a little harder, you may be better at push-ups so you encourage them, you may both hate burpees – but you laugh together in agony….The social element make fitness 100 times more rewarding!

I have to say for me personally, I exercised alone for a long time, in my bedroom, with the TV, at the gym…but nothing spurs me on, like meeting my class mates and exercising together…it makes exercise a passion for me, and a real valued part of my day.  My exercise crew are not just participants, you are my friends, and you keep me going, and keep me inspired – that’s why I call you “my fitness friends and family”.

 

So for the week of January 30th to February 3rd,  11:11 Life Styling is offering the BFF Week  – Bring a Friend to Fitness Week.

You can bring as many friends and BFF’s, admirers, envy-ers,  co-workers – etc… to classes that week for FREE!

Monday:

Boot-camp 5:30-6:30 pm

Yoga  7:00 – 8:30 pm

Tuesday:

Boot-camp 5:30-6:30 pm

Wednesday:

Yoga 5:30 – 6:45 pm

Boot-camp 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursday:

Yoga 9:15 – 10:30 am


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This is not my normal blog about fitness etc..this is about so much more….

It’s about the current events that are taking place on a global scale right now….the Occupy Wall Street, and closer to home Occupy Toronto (Market Exchange or Bay Street), movement for freedom and equality and for people to take our power back.  It’s amazing when people rise up together, not in hatred or in fear, but after enough is enough, and we are ready for a change.  I’m am so amazed and honoured to see that the people who are occupying spaces, are peaceful and are out to spread love.  It’s a movement that that the world is ready to see.  With all the talk of The End of Times, the Mayan Calander,  11:11,  the Indigo Children, or changing into crystal beings, etc….we are seeing change…..this is the change…..we are evolving.  Evolving in to more loving beings…loving for ourselves, towards each other and for a higher good.  We are taking a stand on un-fairness and in-equality.  We are demonstrating that we know right from wrong, we know fair from unfair, and we know love vs. war.    This is a movement I am in on…I whether I can occupy space, or simply  state what I can in bloging, facebook and conversation, from where I am, I will make a change, I will take a stance.   I believe in Untity, Peace, Fairness, Truth and Love.

Love Love Love Love rEVOLt!

Alyssa

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Christmas is a time, to celebrate with family and express love uniquely. Originating in religion, Christmas is now celebrated by many people who don’t necessarily hold the same beliefs, but do cherish similar values. It’s a time of gratitude and celebrating love, family and the miracle of existence.

 

Spirituality differs from religion, in that it’s more of an individual journey of questioning and a building of personal beliefs. Where as religions are more established and has a guiding path, and set beliefs already in place.

 

This time of year especially presents a lovely, colourful invitation for each of us to look within and delve into our own spiritual or religious beliefs and appreciate with open hearts. Begin by identifying the wonders of life that you may associate with your spirituality or faith. For example: the humbling sensation of gazing at a full moon, or sensing that you are contributing to something larger than yourself in your day to day tasks, or noticing the connection you have with others, simply because we walk the same Earth; or how about when things seem to magically fall into place, the right time, right place scenarios.

 

Ask yourself “What is Spirituality or Faith to me?”

Then take some time to explore your connection with whatever that is. Some ideas that may help to inspire your thoughts to flow freely are to have a walk in nature, allowing for curiosity to grow as you look upon the lights and the snow covered branches. Perhaps sitting with loved ones, appreciating who they are, and what they mean to you. You may wish to share with others, or attend a service that fills you with love and gratitude, there are many ways to inspire, and connect with your spirituality or faith.

 

Take the time to ponder the big questions, and bask in your own connection and participation in the splendor of this life and world that we share.

 

Alyssa Huntley

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