5 Day FREE Yoga Challenge

“My heart is open to give and receive love.”

The holidays are so full of love, family, laughs, and smiles. With all of that also comes with an ocean full of emotions! Yoga has always helped me channel my emotions in a positive way.

I figured with Thanksgiving this week it would be the perfect time to host a yoga challenge for anyone who wanted to spend a few minutes for themselves each day to breathe and practice some beginner heart opening poses.

We started today and there is still time to join! Drop your email address below, or connect with me on Facebook and send a message so I can add you to my private Facebook group AKA virtual yoga studio. 🙂

OR you can go direct to the link to the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1523182091331400/

See you there!

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Little Black Dress Challenge

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This is the story of a little black dress.
That was worn once and then never again.
Do you have one of these too?
That dress that made you feel like Audrey Hepburn.
Does it sit in the back of your closet now like this one does?

Well, I have a plan to rock this dress again on New Year’s Eve. And if you’re up for the challenge, I’d love for you to join me.

Pull out that dress from the closet that you can’t bring yourself to get rid of. The one that you keep saying you’ll maybe fit into again someday. And let that be your motivation to start with me on November 30th.

You’ll dance, stretch, lift, or cardio up a daily sweat
You’ll ward off the sugar plum fairy with my secret weapon shake
You’ll follow a healthy meal plan
{While still enjoying the holidays, of course…no one is taking MY wine glass away so I’d never take away yours!}

Fill out this application to reserve your spot in the group!

Find Your Balance

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I am a proud stay at home mom of twins plus one and a loving wife to my best friend and husband. This is a part of my story, but it’s not my whole story. Inside of me exists this whole big world filled with dreams of traveling, learning, and writing books. Since becoming a mom it’s been a struggle to imagine how any of it could come true because of how busy life has become! Until I realized that I could stay committed to my passions, while being flexible with my approach. This is where my journey to find balance began. Becoming a health and lifestyle coach has opened my eyes to the power of having a supportive community to back up my dreams!

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My vision is to help women stay connected to every part of themselves. In order to honor ourselves those around us we need to take care of ourselves! By inspiring our minds, fueling our bodies, and building our strength we will create the inner and outer space we need to thrive.

OPPORTUNITY ALERT: I’m looking for 5-10 fellow moms who are looking to get healthy and take back their life.

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Giving and positive moms who could benefit from finding a balance between their have-to-do’s and their want-to-do’s, getting support from others, learning time management tips, and more.

A mom who is willing to INVEST IN HERSELF. That could dedicate 30 minutes a day to working out, improving her nutrition, saving time with a superfood shake, and learning all about portion control with healthy, family-friendly meals. Because she knows when she is happy and feeling good, it makes her family happy too.

Join me MOMS!

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Email me at lindsaybensonfitness@gmail.com or fill out this form: 

Creating a morning routine

“We first make our habits and then our habits make us.”

Last night the hubs and I were talking about how to make our mornings feel less stressful. We always set our alarm to wake up early to have some time to breathe before the rush of kids, showers and work begins, but every morning we choose those extra few minutes of sleep instead.

We both listen to business podcasts and there is one thing that a lot successful people have in common. They all get up earlier than they have to and they all have a morning routine that they stick to. My ideal morning would start an hour before the kids get up, I’d write for a little bit, get my 30 minute workout in and then have my shake.

In reality I wake up to baby cries and a four year old jumping on me ready for breakfast, playtime, a 5K run…you get the idea. I drag myself out of bed and head straight for my cup of coffee. I know I NEED a little me-time before the day begins, but not sure how to get out my own way and just get up a little earlier!

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Do you have a morning routine that works for you? Or does my scenario sound familiar? (Tell me I’m not alone!)

Our bodies are a gift

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Our bodies are a gift that we too often take for granted. This picture was taken about a week into my bed rest with the twins last year. I’m smiling on the outside, but on the inside I was feeling something different. After we snapped this pic Cole ran outside to the backyard to enjoy the beautiful day while I reclined deeper into the couch.

Why am I sharing this? Because I don’t want you to take for granted your body’s amazing abilities like I did. Stretch your arms and legs, run or walk, increase your push-ups count or add more weight to your dumbbells. Even if you’ve never worked out in your life, just ask yourself one question. How would you feel if you didn’t have a choice? If you didn’t have the choice whether you could go for a walk or train for a 5K or push play and do a 30 minute workout at home?

Even if you don’t want to or you come up with a million reasons for not working out. Just remember you CAN. You have that freedom of choice, every day. So isn’t it worth it to just do it?

Let Your Light Shine

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We all have that voice inside our head that tries to hold us back.

It reminds us of our limitations and tells us to play it safe. It doesn’t want us to make any waves so we keep our real feelings to ourselves. It tells us that if we try then we will fail. That we’re not good enough. Maybe it tell us that if we do something for ourselves that we are being selfish.

That nagging voice won’t go just away, but you can make the choice not to listen to it. Look inward to the centered space inside of you that is pure energy. It’s the source of light that connects all of us. Feel its warmth and its brightness. This light is always there inside of you. Don’t hide it with your fears and doubts.

Today, let your light shine.

Let your limitations melt away because no one but you sets your boundaries. Keep your heart open to being inspired. If something moves you then pay attention to it. Take a few minutes to daydream and let your mind wonder to places it hasn’t been for a while. Where does it take you?

The best gift you can give to yourself is also the best gift you can give to the world. Let your light shine.

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
– Nelson Mandela