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No Alcohol? No Problem!

I know some of you might have partaken in a no-alcohol challenge to start the new year. If you did, are you feeling pretty good? 

The truth is that alcohol can be great! But, it can also be not so great – for various reasons – but let’s just review the basic health and wellness factors for now. 

Alcohol has sugar. Alcohol has calories. Alcohol has additives. It puts extra strain on your liver and kidneys to digest, process, and flush it all out. 

One common misconception is that clear alcohol is somehow better for you. Sure, a vodka soda may have fewer calories than a mojito, but it still has calories. It still has sugar. It will probably still make you feel bloated and swollen. Alcohol can also negatively affect sleep cycles, energy levels, digestion, and more. Not to mention, who likes having a hangover? Prolonged headache? Being dehydrated? No one! 

If you have goals around weight loss, increased energy, better sleep, and just overall improved wellness – you might want to consider taking a break or decreasing how much alcohol you consume. That’s for you to know and for you to decide, but from my experience, limited alcohol or taking a break from alcohol consumption really helps me cleanse and feel refreshed. 

But, what do I drink if I want to celebrate? Or relax? Good question

Limiting alcohol can be tricky because it is often so closely tied with certain rituals, traditions, habits, patterns, and social events. Having a go-to non-alcoholic drink, ordering a mocktail, or just getting a yummy blended smoothie can help to just get a glass in your hand and curb the desire to opt for something containing alcohol. 

I personally like opting for tea, which I find is a nice way to treat yourself  – especially at home. Instead of reaching for that after-work glass of wine, you can try substituting a drink made with tea. For example, prep some tasty iced tea in advance, pull out of the fridge when you get home, and mix with a little sparkling water for a refreshing beverage – free of alcohol. Instead of popping super sugary bubbly, you can opt for something like this to fill in while still feeling festive. 

Or even just steep a pot of fragrant tea, which is perfect for chillier winter months anyway!

Tea Sparrow has some amazing blends. One of my favorites for a festive or celebratory drink is their Strawberry Champagne, with a hint of pineapple this blend is super refreshing, zesty, and fun. So perfect for any Valentine’s Day celebration – especially with some sparkle to stand in for champagne. 

I also love Tea Sparrow’s  Organic Hawaii Cocktail, a blend of pineapple, mango, and papaya – a solid substitute for a tropical fruit flavored cocktail. 

Tea Sparrow will keep you loaded up with new teas, especially through their monthly delivery program. Having so many amazing tea options on hand and at the ready makes it easy for me to opt for a healthy choice either at home or on the go!

What’s your favorite, fun, festive non-alcoholic beverage? Share with me on Instagram – I would love to know!

Stick With It: How to Actually Achieve Your New Year Goals

Welcome to 2020! Anyone else feeling some new decade, new attitude vibes? Just me? It can’t be!

Well, congratulations to you – you arrived here in 2020 with your health and I’m sure you are ready to make amazing things happen in 2020 for your wellbeing and mobility. Luckily, you are in the right spot!

Whatever it is that you want to accomplish and whatever it is that you want your life to look like, I am here for it. I morphed my career into something I am extremely, extremely passionate about – helping people live pain-free, more comfortable lives through body-saving yoga and mobility techniques.

My wish for you this new year is better mobility, better health, and more fun! Sometimes though, the buzz around the new year, the pressure you place on yourself to achieve insane goals, can honestly make January stressful AF. I want you to know that you can seek joy, accomplish your goals, and be a happier, healthier you without stressing yourself out this month.

Pick One Thing
Don’t try to do multiple things. Please, please, please! 🙏🏼 You will be exhausted. Pick one thing and focus on that for 30 full days. Trying to exercise, drink green tea, eat healthy, meal prep, do an hour of meditation, listen to 5 podcasts, read a book, learn a language, and groom your cat each and every day is madness. You will tire yourself out almost immediately, I can assure you.

Choose what you want to focus on improving, and chase it. Trying to multitask and implement a bunch of new habits all at once isn’t sustainable. Pick your thing, commit to it for 30 days, and enjoy the results you see from your brand new habit!

Keep It Tidy
I’m not suggesting that you clean your place meticulously every single day, but sometimes clutter has a way of making you feel more frazzled or overwhelmed than is necessary. Do your best to keep your spaces organized through the week, which will free up more time and energy to focus on your goal and even spend some extra time on very necessary and well-deserved self-care!

Stay Engaged
Forming new habits always works a little better if you are able to stay engaged. I’ve never felt motivated to stick with something if I find myself super bored, so I know you might find it challenging too! If you can learn something new that helps you with your wellness journey, that will keep it interesting for 30 days and beyond!

Okay, so maybe you have yet to arrange your New Year’s fitness and wellness plans. That’s okay, that is literally what I am here for! I, your trusted partner in badassery!

New decade, naturally I am going big with a tremendous BOGO SPECIAL! But, this offer will only be available for just a few more days:

When you purchase my 30 Day Total Body Makeover you will also receive the 7 Day Chakra Cleanse (a $197 Value) completely free!

Suitable for every body type and skill level, these two courses will absolutely launch your new year in the best, most engaging way! These are my two favorite courses EVER and more than anything I want to help you start strong in 2020 with more mobility and less pain, learning something fun and exciting each day.

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Check out even more tips about maintaining your New Year motivation and of course I invite you to share your New Year, New You goals with me on Instagram!

3 simple ways to stay committed to living your best life in 2020

It’s a new decade (wow, excuse me, whaaat??), a new year, and OMG a brand new you, too?! 

The new year is such an empowering time. People are into their health and wellness goals, feeling hopeful, have had a lovely festive time and then…what happens again…?

Oh, yeah. Life happens. So how can you stay committed to living your best life, even in spite of, ya know, normal life things happening all around you? Here are some tips that I have long advised patients, clients, and students on to guide them to successful habit shifting and killer, killer results on their journey. 

Sustainability = Success 

Regardless of your best intentions, it’s really hard to go from 0 to 100 real, real quick. If yoga, working out, and mobility training are new to you, that’s okay! But, be sure you are setting a reasonable goal for yourself. 

Life is already a lot to handle. So many random struggles and annoying things — Can I get an AMEN? You really do not need to make your life harder. This is why I have structured my courses and free videos with a realistic progression to help you build new habits that you can easily stick with. Not diving in with an hour per day, every day. That’s too much (and honestly, who has the time?!) 

You want to think in terms of what is sustainable for you, your life, and your schedule, not make a plan around what sounds good in theory, but will actually make your life difficult. 

Rest Up

Truthfully, your body really does need rest. If you tucker yourself out and exhaust yourself doing 3 hour workouts every day two weeks you are going to:

  1. A) hurt yourself and 
  2. B) need a full week to recover from that crazy “training.” 

This is not a healthy option, nor is it sustainable. Make sure that you are resting and recharging, especially if you are working out and activating new muscles. We do not need to go hard every day of the week. 

Just Keep Moving

No matter what your health and wellness goals are if you want to improve your comfort, quality of life, range of motion, and mobility you need to keep moving. Even if you’re not doing a full workout every day, you can always do something quick like this Heart Reset Flow to keep your joints and muscles from getting stiff or cramped. 

Desk jobs, long commutes, and more may be keeping you somewhat immobile, but you want mobility and decreased tension so do the grapevine in the hallway, moonwalk to the water cooler, get creative! 

Do whatever it takes to keep active and move a little more each and every day. Soon, it will be habitual to make sure your body is grooving daily. 

And of course, don’t forget about the incredible BOGO SPECIAL I’m offering this month:

When you purchase my 30 Day Total Body Makeover you will also receive the 7 Day Chakra Cleanse (a $197 Value) completely free!  

Suitable for any and all levels of skill, these two courses will 100 percent launch a new YOU this new year!  These are my two favorite courses EVER and I want to see you ROCK your 2020 EDITION BADASS SELF!  YASSS!

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As we get ready to rock 2020, the best New Year’s gift you can give me is to say hello on Instagram and let me know how I can help you live your best life! I’m here for you and completely committed to helping you succeed, and I can’t wait to see the amazing progress you will make in 2020!

Happy New Year and cheers to YOU!