Yoga Rebels Wated

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I’ve been a yoga girl for over a decade now and it’s helped me on so many different levels. I’m an anxious person…always have been! Even as a kid I’ve always reacted to situations with super strong emotions that easily overwhelmed me. Yoga helps me to calm down, refocus and get centered.

However, something in me has shifted since I endured two months of bed-rest when I was pregnant with the twins. I was stuck on my back for SO long. I couldn’t do all of the things that I loved doing as a stay-at-home mom. I couldn’t grocery shop or cook for my family. I couldn’t run around or swim with my son. I get teary eyed thinking about the nights I spent in the hospital and my son crying to me on Facetime because he wanted mommy home to snuggle with him.

So naturally, once I had the twins it was like this feeling of being released from a cage and now all I want to do is MOVE! I still need flexibility, but I have a really hard time BEING STILL. Kind of important for yoga, right?

Enter PiYo! This exercise program has built a bridge between what I love about Yoga and my need to be constantly moving. Not to mention it’s introduced me to muscles that I never knew I had. It’s a perfect combination of yoga, pilates and cardio.

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So I’m sending out a call to all my yoga rebels out there! Who wants to add a little PiYo to your practice? Comment below for more details

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work at home mom

Welcome to my office. I just sat down with one of my 21 Day Fix challengers to help her plan out her first week of meals, snacks, Shakeology and workouts. We went through her likes, her dislikes, her worries and her motivations. Nearing the end of our hour together she looked down at her meal plan kind of surprised and said, “Lindsay, I can do this!” To which I replied, “Of course, you can.”

A couple of months ago I would have been shakin’ in my boots and doubting my ability to help anyone on their health and fitness journey. I mean, who did I think I was anyways? I was just a health enthusiast. Reading articles, working out and blogging heathy recipes was a hobby. Sure, it would nice to make a job out of it someday, but I’m not qualified to do that.

I might not have a degree in nutrition and I’m not a certified personal trainer, but I am a great coach and leader. I have a lifetime of experience being that. I’m building a team of dream chasers and helping others crush their health goals. All because I made the decision to get out of my comfort zone and buy a Beachbody program. Regardless of what change you want to make in your life, every great accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

When I greeted my friend at the door she apologized for taking up time on our Sunday. Taking up time to do something that fills me with JOY? I’ll gladly whip out my post-it notes, meal planning calendar and colorful pens for you anytime.