Humans are creatures of habits…
- Blue Pen
- Openness to learning and growth
- A healthy perception of yourself
- Positive Affirmations
- Awareness of thoughts
- Supportive friends and family
Humans are creatures of habits…
Strength and cardio circuits combine the best of both worlds into one training session for a leaner body. It will get your heart rate up while strengthening your upper body, lower body, and core. This workout is perfect for the gym rat or the outdoor runner.
The workout: Begin with a 5 – 10 minute warm. Perform each circuit 4 times. You can modify according to your fitness level. Remember to sip water throughout the workout and spend 5 -10 minutes to cool down and stretch at the end.
Lunge: 20 Each Leg.
Stand tall with feet hip width apart. Step the right leg back into a lunge position and return the leg to center. Alternating legs. For more intensity add a jump. The jump lunge helps increase explosive power in the lower body to improve stability and balance throughout the body.
Push up: 20 – 30 reps
Start in a plank position. Keeping your back straight, lower your body to the floor until your chest almost touches the ground and raise your body up by pressing down on their hands.
Squat: 30 – 40 reps
Stand tall with feet hip width apart. Lower the hips into a squat position, bringing the thighs as close to parallel with the floor as possible. Return to standing position and repeat. To increase intensity add a jump.
Lie face up on the floor with knees bent and lower back pressed to floor. Sit up for a two-count, pause and squeeze for another two seconds and then lower your shoulders back down for two seconds. Increase intensity by doing a knee-to-elbow crunch alternating sides.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
Though most people know that cookies aren’t particularly a healthy treat, most people don’t know what’s actually in the cookies they eat. Take these Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies for example, you know the ones you can take out the fridge, bake them for 30 minutes and then wallah, the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Well just take a look at their ingredients:
You probably don’t know what half of these ingredients are. And some of them don’t even sound like food, I mean does “sodium aluminum phosphate” sound appealing to you? I didn’t think so.
Here’s a simple & healthy go-to cookie recipe that uses ingredients that you actually know.
1/2 cup oats
1 tbsp peanut butter
add ins: cacao nibs (or vegan chocolate chips), pecans, almonds .. etc.
-Preheat oven to 350
-In a bowl mash banana with potato masher until lumps are minimal.
-Then add in peanut butter and mix it into the banana until evenly distributed.
-Blend half of the oats into a blender to create an oat flour, and then pour it into the mix.
-Add in the other half of the whole (unblended oats).
-Add in topping and mix well.
-Oil hands and cookie sheet with coconut oil.
-Take a little over a tbsp of the mixture and mold it into a cookie shape and place it on the greased sheets.
-*Repeat until you run out.
-Bake cookies for 12 minutes.
-Let cookies cool for 2 minutes & eat.
These cookies are great with a cup of homemade almond milk.
With love, peace Kings & Queens. Stay nourished.
Cherry Limeade Smoothie Recipe
Leading a healthy lifestyle DOES NOT mean you have to eat boring bland foods. No, absolutely not. Living a healthy lifestyle is all about eating foods that nourish your body. Now, I have to say, the smoothie you see in the picture above is undoubtedly the best smoothie I’ve ever made. No refined sugars, no syrup … just pure whole food deliciousness. Take notes friends.
3/4 Frozen Cherries
Handful of Strawberries
1/4 100% Coconut Water
1 Tbsp of Lime Juice
(the secret ingredient)
Blend above ingredients into blender until smooth. Then serve & eat.
Peace King & Queens. Stay healthy.
Thoughts shape our life. “You become what you think about most of the time.”
We unknowingly slip into a negative train of thought when dealing with everyday situations. From the car you drive to the house you live in to the the food you eat, it all manifested from a thought.
So what kind of thoughts are you calling into your life?
Do you consistently feel down? Are you unsure of yourself? If so, this may be an effect of negative thinking. But luckily, for you there are three simple ways to turn those negative thoughts into positive and those positive thoughts into a life of fulfillment.
If you’re constantly focused on the past whether it’s good or bad, you’re never be in the present. You’ll never get to experience the LIFE that’s right in front of you.
Build from your past, but don’t dwell in the pain or the glory. Learn from the challenges and make new moments of magic. You feel me?
What is an affirmation? Anything you say or think (consciously or subconsciously) that is used to create or eliminate something in your life.
Proverbs 18:21 The power of life and death is in the tongue.
Here are some positive affirmations you can implement in your life daily:
Affirmations By Haziq AIi
What is the 24 Second Rule? Do not allow yourself to go twenty-four SECONDS (YES 24 SECONDS) without controlling your thoughts. Constantly govern your thoughts. It is so easy to allow our thoughts to get the best of us, but not anymore. From this moment forth DAILY, HOURLY, MINUTELY, AND EVEN SECONDLY consciously control what you allow your mind to think. The second you have a negative thought cross your mind, imagine a huge orange bat hitting that thought away and quickly replace it with a thought that serves you.
Negative Affirmation: “I am not experienced enough to get that promotion.”
Positive Affirmation: “I am going to get that promotion.”
To take it a step further, actually imagine them calling you into the office, shaking your hand, congratulating you and saying ‘you’ve got the job’.
Quote From InspireFire Book Club The Secret: Thank God there’s a time delay, that all of your thoughts don’t come true instantly. We’d be in trouble if they did. The element of time delay serves you. It allows you to reassess, to think about what you want, and to make a new choice.
Peace Kings & Queens,
“Wealth is a feeling, it’s a state of mind”
Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. Often times we are unhappy with the results of our current situation. Take a minute and reflect of on your day to day thoughts…. Are your thoughts channeled towards the things you DO want in life or are your thoughts channeled to the things you DON’T want in life? If your thoughts sound somewhat like this…
“I don’t want to be poor, I don’t want to be fat “I don’t want to bad skin acne” “I don’t want a cheating or abusive spouse” “I don’t want to be lonely” “I do not want to be angry” “I don’t want to work here anymore”
By functioning in that thought pattern, in actuality you are engaging the feeling of lack. Which causes you to manifest all of the things you “do not” want! Luckily your mind can not think two different thoughts at the same time. So when you find yourself thinking thoughts that subtract value from your life, literally catch that thought in transcendental space, stop thinking it and then replace that negative thought with thoughts that add value to your life. Keep in mind this is not an overnight process. Many of our negative subconscious thoughts have been programmed since youth. Therefore we must slowly replace negative thinking with a fresh positive outlook.
We must re-educate our minds to know that you have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness RIGHT NOW! The sooner we stop putting happiness into the future by saying… “I WILL” the sooner we will gain happiness in the present.. Instead say/think… “I AM” happy RIGHT NOW because I KNOW I’m getting that promotion. Do not say “I WILL” be happy when I lose 15 lb. Instead say… ‘I AM” looking great and feeling more slim than ever.
You should always speak the goal that you are in the process of achieving as if you’ve already achieve that goal. When you do this, the universe has no choice but to respond to what you are focusing on.
Learn more about the Power of I AM here.