3 Self Care methods i started in quarantine

I’m sure that I am not alone when I say that 2020 was filled with stress, anxiety, lack of sleep and lots of loneliness. Yes I was home with my family, yes I didn’t have to worry about who was going to watch my children or who would be able to pick them up, yes I was home for three months and was able to focus on tasks that tend to get pushed to the side when my husband and I are at work but nonetheless, it was incredibly stressful. About one month into quarantine I began to fully realized the importance of self care and now, 9 months later and back to work I still try and implement these 3 new self care methods into my day and/or week

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Motivation Monday (on a tuesday)

January 19, 2021

So clearly I am a day late with this Motivation Monday 😬 I’ve definitely been slacking when it comes to working out and haven’t been feeling very “motivated” with fitness. Setting priorities and creating boundaries and a schedule have recently become very important to me. There’s not reason to sit on the phone and scroll, scroll, scroll for hours. Other aspects of our lives need to take priority as well.

I know that I’ve usually posted about Obé but I decided to try something new. I downloaded the Peloton app since they’re having a two months free trial and took my first class this morning. A 10 minute Intermediate Yoga Flow and holy moly I need to stretch! Yoga used to be a large part of my life. When I was in massage school is was a class that we took each semester for two and a half years and truthfully, I was in the best shape of my life. Lean, strong, grounded mentally.

I really liked the Peloton app however I feel like the obé classes are slightly more exciting and “pretty” and I say that loosely meaning the backgrounds are colorful and the lighting keeps my interest more. Now that could be because I did a yoga class and they were trying to keep things mellow. They both offer short classes, mine today was only 10 minutes. The Peloton app is also slightly cheaper.

They’re both great options for at home workouts. I look forward to trying more classes Peloton.

xxMJB

January 19, 2021 – Wellness


Motivation Monday

Today is the last Monday of the year. Can you believe that?! The LAST one! This year has felt simultaneously extremely long as well as super short. COVID certainly through a monkey wrench into everyone’s lives but soon we can put this year behind us and look forward to 2021 and hopefully a better year. I’m not big on New Years Resolutions, I feel like they imply that you were/are faulty somehow the previous year. Most people can’t live up to the pressures that resolutions put on us and end up failing anyway and I am so not down with more failure and negativity after the hell of a year we’ve all been through. Instead of a fitness schedule or a resolution for my Motivation Monday I am going to set forth my goals and intentions for the upcoming months and year. I’m a firm believer that you get what you put out; be kind and kindness will come to you, work hard and success will come to you etc. So here they are, in no particular order or category:

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Motivation Monday

I’ve been struggling with this section of the blog because I haven’t been feeling the motivation to exercise regularly. Between work, the kids, the house and the holidays it’s been difficult to set aside time to exercise. Also I’m noticing that I am getting pigeonholed in instagram and am spending way too much time scrolling and scrolling and scrolling. Building this platform/side business is a major goal of mine and the “instagram suck” is a really thing. Health is both mental and physical and getting overwhelmed is something that I struggle with. My motivation this week is to become more organized, focus on getting my blog posts out and staying consistent.

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Motivation Monday

December 7, 2020

I usually post my planned Obé schedule for motivation Monday. However, I find myself struggling to hit my goal and often feeling stressed and overwhelmed by it. I firmly believe to fitness and exercise are extremely important and I feel such a decrease in my stress level when I exercise. Between my kids, work and the holidays though I’ve struggled to meet my goals. I do find though that I can fit in physical activity while playing with my kids. Popping on the floor and doing some crunches or push ups it’s quick and easy and can be done while my kids are climbing on me. Any type of physical activity helps to clear my mind, fight bloat and overall makes me feel better. The goal with exercise is health and wellness and if you’re finding yourself stressed with hitting fitness goals then take a step back and take care of your mental health.

xxMJB

December 7, 2020 – Wellness

Motivation Monday

November 30, 2020

There are only 5 Mondays left in 202 so let’s finish strong! Fitness and exercise always help to clear my mind and makes me feel more positive. After this doozy of a year everyone could use a little positivity. If you haven’t checked out obé yet use the link and try their free trial. It’s seriously my favorite home workout app that I’ve tried.

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xxMJB

November 30, 2020 – Wellness


Motivation Monday

November 24, 2020

So Motivation Monday is Try Again Tuesday this week 😬 Yesterday was quite a day so we are going to reset and try again today. This holiday season will be very different than years past. Less holiday parties, less dinner parties but nonetheless continuing our fitness routines are still important. I’ve definitely been feeling less motivated lately but time to kick it in gear and finish the year strong. There are only 5 more Mondays left in 2020 starts these last 5 weeks off right.

xxMJB

November 24, 2020 – Wellness


Motivation Monday

November 16, 2020

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Last week was a bit of a bust for me when it comes to exercise. Trying to balance work, home, kids and getting the blog up and running is proving to be time consuming but I’m loving every minute of it. Balance is extremely important and enjoying what you’re doing makes all of the difference. While I may be lagging in some areas I still fee fulfilled because I am truly enjoying doing this. Monday starts a new week with new goals. What are some of your goals this week?

If you’re interested in trying Obé they offer free trials with certain subscriptions.

xxMJB

November 16, 2020 – Wellness


Motivation Monday

November 9, 2020

How have you been doing with your fitness goals? I’d say I’m doing okay. Not the worst but not the best that I could be doing. I love having my daughter join me on my workouts. Over quarantine we would get out and run but now that I’m back to work and she’s started school it’s much harder to do. I love that Obé has added classes that are geared towards kids. I’m a firm believer in teaching the importance of health and fitness early and she loves when we exercise together.

If you are interested in trying Obé they offer free trials with certain subscriptions.

xxMJB

November 9, 2020 – Wellness


Motivation Monday

November 2, 2020

How was your week last week? I was able to move my body 5 days last week which I consider an accomplishment between work, Halloween and Daylight Savings. I find that exercising in the mornings sets the tone for the day. It helps decrease my stress and anxiety and overall makes me feel better. What’s your favorite type of exercise? Truthfully, mine is running but I struggle to find time to get out on the roads.

If you’re interested in trying the obé app here’s a link. They offer free trials with certain subscriptions. I also love that they have a Facebook group so you really feel connected to this wonderful community.

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xxMJB

November 2, 2020 – Wellness