In life sometimes we go through hard times and sometimes it feels like we will never get through it and overcome that obstacle. When that happens...
I always remind myself to stay positive and that I can overcome whatever life throws my way. Also finding a way to relieve the stress that comes from it. I’m thankful to have exercising it helps me and also meditation. Walking is another way to decompress, it helps clear your mind. And Having a good support team plus a key role too.
So when hard times come your way
Know that you will get through it.
Surround yourself with good people to support you.
Remain resilient when facing the obstacle.
Our mental health can be greatly boosted in a positive way by exercise! 😊
Exercise is a great way to overcome mental health struggles, having been going down the road of depression and having anxiety when I was younger I can say exercise is a great start to recovery.
But the obstacles to exercise, particularly when suffering with mental health can be a struggle, here are a few obstacles and how to overcome them!
1️⃣Feeling Hopeless, even if you’re starting from the beginning you can still workout. Exercise can help you get into amazing shape. If you’re unsure and have no experience of working out don’t worry, starting slow with low impact moves a few minutes a day is a great way to start to allow you to progress.
2️⃣Feeling Overwhelmed, when you’re stressed the thought of adding another activity to your schedule can seem overwhelming. Working out therefore seems undoable. So if you start to think of working out as a priority in your life you will start to find little bits of time in your busy schedule to add exercise in and start making you feel better.
3️⃣Feeling Exhausted, it would feel like working out would only make this worse. But really exercise is great and giving you energy, studies showing that regular exercise can reduce fatigue and increase energy levels. If you are really really tired just tell yourself to go for a 5 minute walk instead, chances are you’ll continue on past 5 minutes.
Mental health and exercise are two things I greatly care about!
No one should be made to feel down.
If you see someone in the streets who seems sad I implore you to give them a smile 😊
15114 minutes ago
I read this book like a year ago called the Five Second Rule. Basically it's about being scared to do things but just counting down from 5 and pulling the trigger. No second guessing. No questioning "what-ifs". No FEAR. I think that's the most important part.
I'm scared of like a lot of shit. That's why I've never been able to finish a damn thing in my life. Never finished a degree, never finished one of my own projects, I've never even finished a workout program! NE.VER. I have four hundred and fifty thousand plans and ideas and I get to a critical point and I stop. Because I get scared.
I get scared of failure, so instead of giving myself the chance to succeed, I force myself to quit that way I never have the chance to say I failed. In the end it was always my choice to quit. I keep the power. .
But that's a bunch of friggin bull shit and I'm seriously sick of being scared. I have goals and dreams and plans and ideas but I never give myself the opportunity to win.
What would you do if you weren't sacred?
Today I was faced with a fear. Instead of giving up and saying I can’t do this, I took the t out of can’t and conquered my fear. I drove the streets with a scooter. Even though Channu said he usually drives triple the speed never the less I did it. I was sooooooooooo proud of myself when we completed the ride. What have you done that you were scared of and over came? Please share I’d like to know. Thanks!
“Obstacles are not blocking your path, those ARE your path! That is what is making you grow and get better.” - @autumncalabrese .
Sure these workouts are good for your body and muscles.. but even more than that, super trainers speak to your SOUL. They say exactly what you need to hear to Keep. On. Going. .
Life is funny huh! Everyone who wants to choose to have a successful life has to go through some tough times. The choice is yours if you choose to stick with it of stay stuck in what you were doing. If you get to the messy part you need to pat yourself on the back because you just moved up a level.
The messy part is all about finding your place in what your doing, it's kind of spiritual almost. Still can be a challenging time but if you keep going with one foot in front of the other you will be surprised when the GORGEOUS part come into it because you dont know when that will be.
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2222 hours ago
When they smile, our world shines brighter. Check out some of our WomesnTrust interns in action!
Spartan Heart Talk: Recent “Hallmark” holidays like, Valentine’s Day, can be difficult, especially, if you live in parts of the country that are cold, gray, and gloomy this time of the year. The winter blues or even depression can flare up and affect our outlook. Even as a Spartan Coach I deal with occasional melancholy and think that what I do isn’t seen or doesn’t make a difference.
We train to overcome obstacles on the race course, but what happens when the obstacles are in our mind. We often build walls or make valleys by interpreting or projecting upon others or circumstances that aren’t real. This is the essence of FEAR:
False – Expectation/Evidence-Appearing – Real.
We all have busy lives and longings, yet in order to really “WIN”, think of “What’s Important Now”, usually that means paying attention to the person in front of us. A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22) Many like to lift heavy in the gym, how about doing some heavy lifting up of others, Say “Hi”, “High-5”, “Highlight”, or simply give a “Hug”. Rather than offering advice to “fix”, simply give of yourself and “be” warmly present.
An encouraging phrase was shared over the past few days, ‘So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.’ This is because what (or who) we have faith and hope in will be realized, but the love within a relationship will never cease. A Spartan does not yield to a downcast or fearful spirit, but determines to plant seeds of relationship today and in due time a community will blossom.
A great compliment to us, is when someone we feature links us with another guest to feature. Someone they know, trust, and respect.
We featured @theannienelson last year, and she encouraged her friend @larrybroughton to trust us with his story too.
Larry has been in the grips of darkness and clawed his way out to live an intentional life. He's one of this country's top hoteliers and a highly sought after speaker, mentor and consultant.
But it's his personal fulfillment and the impact he's having that prove it is possible to make any life matter.
Catch his story @americansnippets
723 hours ago
"El yoga no se puede separar de la espiritualidad". Un maestro.
Gracias Rosa por ser la mensajera.
🥴Y es que llevaba unas semanas un poco rara, con nervios, tomando una decisión. Una decisión importante para mi. Y de repente, Rosa me suelta esta frase en plan, tengo que decirte algo que me llega para ti:"El yoga no se puede separar de la espiritualidad". Y PAM. Un CLIC y el mar bravo se calma. La tormenta de disipa. Y con solo esto todo de tranquiliza. Y yo, me siento tonta de haber sucumbido, de haberme perdido en el flujo sin rumbo sonámbulo...
🎶🐘JAI GANESHA , JAI GANESHA , JAI GANESHA . La que me ayuda a superar obstaculos. A ti, yo te canto desde mi corazón.🐘🎶
Feliz fin de semana de descanso. Om shanti
"Yoga can not be separated from spirituality." A teacher.
Thank you Rosa for being the messenger.
I've been a little weird and nervous these last week, making a decision. An important decision for me. And all of a sudden, Rosa lets me know this phrase, I have to tell you something that comes to you: "Yoga can not be separated from spirituality, they are the same". And PAM. A CLICK and the rough sea calms down. The storm dissipates. And with just this, everything calms down. And I, I feel silly of having succumbed, to have lost myself in the flux somnambulist without destination... --
🎶🐘JAI GANESHA, JAI GANESHA, JAI GANESHA. The one that helps me overcome obstacles. To you, I sing from my heart. 🐘🎶
Happy weekend of rest. Om shanti
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Focus on what you really want and then take action to make it happen.
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746334 hours ago
Comment something youre grateful for!🙏 Gratefulness is the most important attitude you can cultivate in your daily mood! It keeps you happy!
Dont believe me? TRY IT
6635 hours ago
Perfect example of how :19 minutes of kick-ass work results in a FANTASTIC failure during the last exercise of the workout. This is failure for which I can be PROUD! I worked for it! #facefear
🔥💥🔥💥Fearless Friday! 🔥💥🔥💥 .
Be afraid to make mistakes, be afraid to learn something new, be afraid to grow!!! That fear does not last long once you get out of your own way, and out of your comfort zone! We all start somewhere, we all start from the ground up! It was recently said to me “Practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes PERMANENT!” There’s a lot of truth to this, because we flex our minds to shifting out the negative thoughts like “ I can’t do this!” “Why bother” “One day I will do that but not today...”. MAKE TODAY THAT DAY YOU TRY SOMETHING NEW! Make today the day you begin PRACTICING UNTIL PERMANENT!
Months ago I struggled with this balance/full core and thigh exercise, but I practiced as often as I could until I was able to successfully get it! In the first video I’m barely able to stay stable! The second video I am stronger than I was previously! Was I frustrated when I couldn’t properly do it? YES !! Did I give up trying to perfect it? NO! Do I still have work to do? YES! Its about progress not perfection!!! It’s the MINDSET muscle we need to strength more and more, because getting out of our own head is key to success! If you falter, get back up again until you get it right, work hard at it, make it something you desire to have as a permanent skill or mindset!!! .
✨💕💪Happy Friday and become FEARLESS!!! ✨💕💪
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Good luck to the boys for this weekends matches and to the first 11 let’s possibly make it the weekend we ascend to the top.
Double header and double the amount of heart and desire we need to show as well.
You’ve got the skill and know how.
You’ve got more degrees than a thermometer.
You’ve got the perfect well thought out plan.
But do you have the mind?
A diesel spirit?
When life catches you off guard, when life moves on you, when life declares war, when life sucker punches you right in your mouth and you’re spitting out blood....
And make no mistake...it will.
When life puts up a fight. Struggle, trauma, tragedy, loss, heartache, self doubt, health, uncertainty, despair, inner turmoil, complacency, affliction.
What then? How will you withstand?
Skill and know how won’t save you, degrees won’t save you, the perfect plan and money sure as hell won’t matter.
It’s going to boil down to your ability to harness your will.
It’s going to boil down to your relentless, insufferable, and indomitable will to win and refuse to take no for an answer.
It’s going to boil down to how you persevere.
The resiliency and resolve you muster up to overcome no matter the circumstances.
How you keep taking another step no matter how it looks. No matter the odds.
When life pushes you....
YOU WILL BE DEFINED BY HOW YOU PUSH BACK.
Return life’s pushes with an ass whipping shove.
Stand up to life and eventually life will yield to you.
Don’t pray for more skill, know how, education, or perfect plans.
Pray for more mind.
It is with the mind. The rest is valuable and necessary...but secondary.
3337 hours ago
#fridaymorningvibes 💫 Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you are better than everyone else; it’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone else in the first place.
New recruit! 🎾
@globalvinyasa welcome new full-time player @elise_dennis18 to the @wgtatennisacademy
Working here on her one-handed backhand with academy founder & owner Walter Grünfeld...
We look forward to working with these new players to the academy, and are pleased to contribute to the continued success of all the players, as they branch into local and international tournaments!
45511 hours ago
STEM YOUR TIDE- “Everyday we are faced with difficult challenges and decisions, some small, some big. We have the choice to avoid them or face them head on.”
This is so important to remember and I love the message behind this statement! @nickosully is a great guy and I knew it from the time he stared into my eyes in Utah. (I don’t know if he ever found his way out of them!)
Check out his line of incredible clothing and remember to push forward and Stem Your Tide.
Let's just say today was a day of LOVELY surprises! I can't share them yet but let's just say today was full of LOVE!
All of the VALENTINE posts in my feed are so nice to see - but it also makes me think of those who have lost someone or still searching for "the one" ya know! .
It is said that when you meet the love of your life, you'll feel a spark and know immediately you were meant to be together. Your soul mate is that person to whom you are drawn in a way you've never experienced before; a love so deep you can't get enough. Soul mates are together united thru the soul & thoughts - Love gives you energy. It creates a powerful rush of endorphins. You feel understood like "where have you been all my life?" AM I RIGHT?? .
This IS also applied to your workout - If you don't LOVE to exercise (like sooooo many women I talk to on the daily), it just means you haven't yet met your soul-mate workout. When you find your soul-mate workout, you'll have the key ingredient to create a healthy body--Never give up on love!
91317 hours ago
There are a lot of things in your body you can survive without...BUT surviving does NOT equal LIVING! .
Live life dont survive it!
Tag someone LIVING
51417 hours ago
"I love you." These were the hardest words for me to ever say. I said “I love you” to my mom. I sometimes said “I love you” to my dad (I say it more now). I rarely said “I love you” to a few of only my handful of best friends...and only when it felt like it was necessary. I said “I love you” to only 5 boyfriends and ONLY if I thought the relationship was worthy of that level of commitment.
I put all these rules around who I could say “I love you” too. I never said it to extended family. I sometimes, rarely said it to friends. And I certainly never said it to random strangers. I could say “I love your shoes,” or “I love your handbag.” But never “I love YOU.” That’s not to say I didn’t love my family, or my friends, or strangers. But the words “I love you” mean so much to me that I truly could and still can’t say them just to say it.
I detested hearing them thrown around flippantly, “Love ya, bye!” Every time I did, I heard my favorite band Snow Patrol’s song Chasing Cars in my head... “Those three words, are said too much, but not enough.” But, earlier last year, I met a fabulous woman, Donna, the partner of one of my coaches. I’d only known her for a day back then. I was walking out of the bathroom at another conference and I saw Donna strutting in her heels down the hall in a stunningly cut jacket. (She’s a woman after my own heart.) I shouted, “Hey, love your jacket!” To which she turned, met my eyes, and said, “I love YOU.” Emphasis on the YOU.
It hit me. It was such a genuine, tidal wave of love, that it almost took my breath away.
Why could I could I say I loved a thing...but not a human being? Did I love a handbag, or a jacket, or love a pair of shoes more than a person?
Did it really matter how long I knew them? That’s when I connected the dots to all the rules I’d made around saying “I love you.” Because to me, it meant something deep.
Because to me, it connected you to the other person.
And people can hurt you when you're connected to them.
I’ve never been hurt by a handbag. And while I’ve had a few pairs of shoes hurt me after dancing into the wee hours of the morning in them, I knew it was nothing personal. (Continued in comments...)