Like many of you, I’m feeling anxious about these crazy times.
The idea of not having this ingrained healthy habit of LIVE classes to keep my brain grounded is a bummer.
Two weeks (or more) is a long time!
The best piece of advice I am seeing from health experts is this:
Keep a sense of healthy structure in your life.
Continue finding ways to bring JOY into your life – both mentally and physically.
Don’t give into the temptation to sink into the couch, eat comfort food, and resurface when the coast is clear.
This is not only lousy (and dangerous) for your waistline,
but it will add stress and lower your immunity levels – for your entire family.
You can’t control what you can’t control, so work harder to control what you can.
Stir crazy? Anxious?
Boost your “habit” happiness quotient immediately.
Grab your hubby, your kids, your dog…Turn up the tunes and JAM it OUT.
Good energy does not happen to people.
You can harvest it both mentally and physically.
Additional “Happiness” tips from Gretchen:
- Surround yourself with positive people and media.
- Feel stressed? stay away from movies/media that bring stress (!!)
- Read the news, don’t stew in it.
- Learn to identify toxic people.
- Relish the good stuff – no matter how small or corny.
If you haven’t seen it already, this graph helps put this proactive time of caution in perspective.
The good news is the vast majority of us do NOT have anything to worry about and if we stay vigilant, this uncomfortable time will soon be a blip.
Please DO NOT take this time of social distancing to sit, eat and stew in front of the news.
Ironically, this is TERRIBLE for your health.
Use this time to create new healthy habits, new JOYS and a new temporary reality.
On a much lighter note…(Thanks for sharing, Haidee!)
Instead of “high fives”, Hoping THIS goes viral!
Demonstrating “the bump” with Chris Mullen.
(I think we may be dating ourselves!)
Don’t allow your brain to lull you into a “couch potato” Netflix funk.
- Go for long brisk walks.
If you can easily carry a conversation, without taking extra breaths, then you could push yourself a little more. Double your intensity by incorporating vigorous arm movements into your gait.
Newton’s Laws of Physics applies to humans as well:
Law of Motion: A body at rest tends to remain at rest, while a body in motion tends to stay in motion.
Acceleration Law: The amount of force that pushes an object, the direction it’s pushed and the size of that object can affect how fast and far it’ll go when pushed.
(In other words, challenge yourself!)
Olly Olly Oxen Free!
(Come out, come out wherever you are!)
Rosanne – with hubby
From day #1, I could see Mojo was out of Rosanne Terzian’s comfort zone.
Over the last year, I’ve been seeing her gradually chipping (and shimmying) away at her inhibitions.
I see her sassy SOUL peeping out more and more, and it’s a treat to see.
Recently, Rosanne pulled me aside and was kind to share that Mojo as one of her personal highlights last year.
Mojo was hard for me initially. In, fact, I wasn’t sure I could keep coming to class,
(She’s a perfectionist)
but I’ve kept trying because I know that little girl was inside of me and wanted to find her again.
I know she is in there, because when I go to weddings I can dance all night long!
The energy in class is so encouraging, welcoming and empowering which helps so much.
Little by little, as I get to know the rhythms, I feel “it” happening.
That little girl is still in there!
Rosanne’s younger self (Those EYES!)
Rosanne’s ACTUAL 50th birthday is this week.
I hope you will ALL bring out your feisty alter egos and celebrate that little girl who is very much ALIVE in all of us. Party ON.
Are you one of those people who want to let it GO a little more,
but YOU keep holding yourself back?
Next time you are critiquing yourself for whatever reason, try this instead:
Ask yourself, “Would I say this to my best friend?”.
When you kick yourself for missing the “steps”,
imagine how boring it would be if we were on the dance floor and everyone was doing everything exactly alike (Yawn!)
It’s so much more fun and effective when you relax and make the moves your OWN.
Too tired? No energy?
“Is it possible we feel wiped,
not because we’ve done too much,
but because we don’t do what lights us up?”
Michelle Aspinwall, Peri-menopausal Coach