Our goal is to help you fall in love with yourself in whatever way is needed. We encourage a Mind, Body, and Soul approach. This is our Blueprint. We hope it helps you build the best version of yourself.
Letting go of the Old:
As a survival mechanism, we tend to remember and ruminate over the negative things people have said to us. We are equally inclined to mentally replay instances where we felt embarrassed or made big mistakes. This is totally natural, and EVERYONE does it. Everyone. For me personally, the trick to overcoming these thoughts was telling myself that no one else remembers them – or cares to remember them, which is the truth. How often do you think about other people’s shortcomings? And unless we are talking about your partner (more on that later), I’m guessing the answer is – not very often. We are immensely preoccupied with ourselves. Realizing that no one else cares or remembers those occasional social mishaps is incredibly freeing. If no one else cares- why should you? You naturally give others grace, and others naturally give you grace. We are all human. No one is perfect. And absolutely no one else cares about that stupid thing you said in fifth grade. Deep breath. Let it go.
Get in the right mindset:
Let’s start with a little self-reflection. Literally.
Go to your bathroom. Strip down to your underclothes (or get naked – that’s even better). Look in the mirror. Really look at you. You are beautiful. Your body has gotten you through so many things. It has carried all your troubles, all your hardships. It has been exhausted and neglected, and sleep deprived. It has fought hard for you to survive. Look at your body. Run your hands over all the bumps and curves and sore spots. And look in the mirror and tell your body that you see it. Tell it that you love it and are thankful for getting you this far. And then tell it that from now on – you will appreciate it and take care of it to the best of your ability. And promise yourself that you will work toward change – not because you “hate” certain parts of yourself, but because your body deserves to be taken care of. It deserves to be loved.
Our Bodies Need Food (and water… so much water):
Hydration: Drink plenty of water. A good rule of thumb – you need half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be drinking about 75 ounces of water daily (about 5 bottles). Being well-hydrated enables the entire body to work better and easier, including making the fat-dissolving process more efficient. So, if your goal is fat loss – drink, drink, drink.
Food: Don’t try to change your eating habits overnight – that never lasts long term. Instead, add nutritious snacks. Eat all the colors! Fill your day and plate with fruits and veggies. When you start feeding your body the things it needs, it stops craving the fake substitutes.
Our Bodies Need Exercise (a body in motion stays in motion):
There are no miracle treatments (although, in my opinion, the EMSCULPT NEO is pretty close). If you want to be fit & healthy – you need to MOVE YOUR BODY. Even the gentlest exercises – walking, swimming, yoga – are immensely beneficial. Aim for small changes in your daily routine; take the stairs, park on the far side of the parking lot, and spend 5 minutes doing gentle stretches in the morning. Easy to do, easy not to do… the choice is yours. But we made a promise to our bodies, remember? So, get up. You got this.
Our Bodies Need Rest:
Regardless of what time of day you sleep, you should aim for 8 hours of restful sleep daily. Our bodies do a lot of detoxing and fat removal while we sleep. Plus, it’s good for our mental well-being.
(This is where things get fun.)
The goal here is to embrace where you are at. It’s okay to know what you want. It’s okay to know your worth (and you ARE worth it). It’s okay to set boundaries and hold to them, and to walk away from people that drain your energy. It’s okay to pursue the things that bring you joy. Embrace all of those emotions. None of them are wrong. You are allowed to feel your feelings, while also handling your… things. Emotion doesn’t negate the validity of your stance. You aren’t Too Much. You deserve the right to be you, and to be loved as you are.
Be Intentional with Your Time:
Figure out what you enjoy and pursue it. If that means dancing like no one is watching – do it. If that means vegging out on the couch with your bestie, watching Grey’s Anatomy reruns – do it. If that means sitting and taking in the sunset, kickboxing, crocheting, or painting, or curling up with a book – DO IT. You only get this one life. You can’t spend it always waiting for a future where you’ll have time – your time is happening now. Be intentional with it – figure out what makes you happy, and do it. Enjoy your life – whatever that looks like for you.