All in Wellness

Lenten Intentions: Setting Daily Intentions

For the record, I’m not great about Lent but I do try to give something up or fast as it were. When I was 10 I tried to give up math homework but the priest said that wasn’t really fasting. I was foiled. One year in high school I gave up eyeshadow because I looked forward to it every day and no one really noticed but I did. One year I gave up self-doubt and promptly failed. This year I’m doing daily intentions as you do with yoga and secular saint Dolly Parton does something similar every day. It’s been really nice.

My experience with the Fit Part 2: Yoga

On top of just being a beautiful practice, it also is something that requires so much focus that your mind can’t wander. I mean, it is such a gift to just focus and use your muscles. It’s crazy when you become aware of your body. I used to get runners high when I could run 5ks. You get that kind of high after a good yoga session. My body loves it. Again, I need core strength and yoga is great for that. When I was really into it, I could just do moves and listen to music. It is something I love doing and something that helps me be a better person.

5 Body Positive Affirmations For Days When You Need Them

I’ve written about this ad nauseum but something happened this week that really hit me. I posted something from one of the mom blogs that said something like “I think all women have beautiful bodies but I can’t accept my own.” I wrote “ouch” because I am so guilty of this. So many of my friends who (biased here) but are stone cold foxes, agreed. So it’s really easy to say “thick thighs save lives” but a whole other thing to live that mantra. Here are some things I’m trying to do and the ways I deal with these issues.

Body Movin': My Experience with the Fit

Remember how I said I wanted to write about other women who inspire me? I am fortunate enough to know Lindsay from Find Where You Fit which is an awesome fitness blog based in Columbus. She hosts fitness events and travels around studios finding great classes. She is also a physical therapist so she writes about the science of working out and the mind-body connection. She decided to create a personalized program called the Fit where she matches people to their interests with studios in Columbus and creates a community of accountability. You can get to meet with her, set a plan, get private gym experiences, fitness discounts, goodies (hey!), and accountability with other people and Lindsay. It’s a really great concept and I am so excited to be a part of it.