Welcome to Day 13 of the #mindbodymat challenge.
We have 3 workouts left and I encourage you to finish strong. Complete your workouts, complete your Self-Care Challenges and give it all you’ve got. It’s okay if you haven’t been “perfect” over the past 3 weeks. You know this space isn’t about being perfect, it’s about doing the best you can and remembering that something is always better than nothing.
So if you fell off course, that’s okay! Today is the day to jump right back on.
If you follow me on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter, you probably know that I’ve been practicing #cellfreesundays for the past few months. It’s a discipline created to help me take break form work on the weekends. And let me tell you, it’s much harder than it sounds!
But it’s so worth it. On those days I find myself doing things I’ve been wishing I had time to do (reading, resting, organizing) rather than being sucked into social media or other work projects that I want to tackle. But most importantly, it helps me to practice presence and rest.
My daughter is growing up fast and my husband is home all day on Sundays so it’s a great opportunity for personal connection and mental rejuvenation before the week begins.
I invite you to join me this Sunday for #cellfreesundays (wouldn’t it be cool to start a worldwide practice of unplugging once a week?) but I also invite you to give a mini digital detox sometime today…
Do you ever find yourself checking your phone mindlessly out of habit? There have been a lot of things written about “phone addiction” which are really eye-opening, but we’re not going to get into that today. In true Balanced Life fashion we’re just going to focus on baby steps…
Today I encourage you to take break from ALL electronic devices for a designated amount of time. Maybe it’s 30 minutes, maybe it’s all afternoon; the time frame depends on your personal schedule. Just set a goal and stick to it!
I had fun filming today’s Pilates arm workout for you. To change things up I incorporated light weights. You can either use 1-3 lb weights, water bottles, cans of soup, or wine bottles. Anything will do, just keep it light and keep it simple.
Have fun and enjoy the burn!
Today’s Check-In: show me ONE thing you’re doing to live healthier today. Get creative and be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #mindbodymat. Remember, every post counts as an entry in this week’s big giveaway!
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