Take on the New Year Like the Self Care Queen You Are!
Swimspiration Fam, let’s talk about Health. As the Holidays come and go, and as COVID continues to change the World we live in, your health is important, now more than ever. We’ve compiled easy and fun ways to up your wellness routine that will make you feel like a self care queen. Because you’re worth it. Let’s get started!
Practicing Mindfulness of What We Put In Our Bodies: Influencer Edition
- @healthywaysfordays Rachel Wolfson
-Fitness and health fanatic Rachel Wolfson decided to take a step back and re-evaluate when she started to use exercise as a forced act, rather than an exciting healthy choice for herself. Wolfson knew it was time to make a change and began to focus on nourishing both her physical and mental well-being. Her instagram boasts a variety of healthy, easy to make, delicious snacks that resonate with her belief that nourishing your body shouldn’t be hard!
A post we are loving: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CUxqY6DAbAR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
- Christina Najjar @itsmetinx
-Tiktok queen, Tinx, is quickly growing a following of young women who look to her for tips on dating, clothing, food, mental health, and so much more. A ‘true’ influencer, Tinx uses her platform to share hilarious celebrity gossip, bougie food reviews, and incredible amazon purchases. However, at the heart of her content, Tinx preaches the importance of mental health, body positivity, and candid conversation. Whether you need honest affirmation or just a mortifying anecdote about dating in LA, Tinx has got it covered.
The video we have on repeat: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CTXDf5enAha/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
- Food Psych with Christy Harrison: @chr1styharrison
-Anti-diet dietician and certified intuitive eating counselor Christy Harrison hosts weekly podcast, Food Psych in which she interviews other experts regarding their relationships with food, exposes toxic diet culture beliefs, and enables others to continue their personal journeys towards body acceptance.
Our recommendation: Episode #106: How to Stop Pursuing Weight Loss & Make Peace with Your Body with Ijeoma Oluo
Tone It Up
- Tone It Up | For Women, By Women, Katrina Scott and Karena Dawn
-An empowering community to encourage you to live your happiest, healthiest, and most confident life! TIU offers an amazing fitness app, nutritional programs, workout equipment, and much more. Created by two personal trainers who sought to curate an empowering community for women. Since its creation, TIU has helped millions of women grow their confidence and crush their fitness goals.
Our recommendation: Tone It Up App | #1 Fitness App For Women and enjoy a free trial!
Holiday Health Edit:
As the Holidays begin to wind down, you may be feeling a little sluggish, still stuffed with Santa’s Christmas cookies, and struggling to get back to your workout routine because who really works out on vacation? So often we are taught that we have to “budget” for our Holiday treats, or “earn” our meal. Let’s be clear, you ALWAYS deserve the special treat and there is nothing wrong with taking some time off your workout routine to rest and reset for the New Year. If you are feeling a bit of the Holiday malaise, here are our top tips for starting the New Year with a bang!
2021 was, well…. A year! There were ups and downs that got you to today. The New Year is a time to let go of what no longer serves you and look forward to the abundance that flows to you. Take some time to reflect on the last year and look within to decide what your goals and desires are for 2022. Grab some scissors, glue, magazines, and a poster board to make a vision board you can keep in a heavily trafficked area of your home to remind you what you are striving for. Take your favorite journal and write out all you can dream or simply go within and ask the Universe to grant you your deepest desires.
In case you’ve been taught differently, this is a reminder that a workout is a privilege, not a punishment. Reframe your internal monologue and get ready for a fun new routine! Whether it is a lovely walk around your neighborhood, dancing to your favorite song, or meeting with a personal trainer, moving your body is a great way to enter into a new season with gratitude for your body and openness to explore how to best honor it!
Small changes can make big differences. Perhaps you’ve forgotten to drink enough water, or neglected your meal planning during this busy time of year. No sweat- we all do it and there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself. Developing a healthy relationship with your body and food is critical, your body is your home. Consider tracking your water intake, or committing to starting your day with a healthy breakfast and you will be amazed by how much more energized you feel. Always keep in mind that restriction and punishment will not serve you. It is easy to get down on yourself from societal influence and perhaps snide remarks from your Aunt. Prioritize what makes you feel good and remove things that don’t! Remember, you are worth it.
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