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Baby Steps

Remember, take baby steps so you can continue to move forward. Take your time thinking about what you've accomplished and take pride! Think about what your goals are for the upcoming year. Don't forget to include fun goals! Happy Happy Everything to Everyone!! Much love, peace, happiness and fun. Yes, definitely fun! #babysteps #takeyourtime #onelove #peace #happiness #fun

Forget Resolutions

Plain n simple. Just Don't. How about this little fact: EIGHT PERCENT of all people keep their resolutions. Whaaaa??!!? Now, I'm not saying don't make deals with yourself to be and do better in whatever. I'm telling you to create/make little goals ALL YEAR that benefit you and your world around you. The most successful people do succeed by doing these things: -Make the resolution about someone else or make it meaningful to you -Start small and find consistency. -Write it down and place it where you are most. -Be resolute in your choice and follow though. -Choose another and repeat steps 1-4. Listen, if making big deals with yourself and failing is your thang, go ahead. Have fun failing.

Workout Wednesday

Ok....I did not know that it would get SO cold! Isn't Texas all desert and hot? 😂. Anyway, no pond workout for me on this 37 degrees Wednesday...especially because I'm not feelin it. Wed is kinda a blah workout day for me. I guess I need to change my brain w that eh? Here's my advice: do something! Anything is better than sitting on your butt thinking that you "should". 40-50 minutes of cardio is my sweet spot. I'm less of a bitch; less anxious, less moody, feel like a well-run machine. Today: 20 min on stepper, 20 min on recumbent bike 10 jump roping. Voila! happy hormones! 30 minutes: TRX full-body-integrated, reformer legs in straps (#aaahhh), abs and stretch. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BA

Statistically Speaking...Give. NOW.

This isn't my typical Friyay post but we need to STOP and THINK and GIVE. NOW. Here are the facts for the average human We gain: 1.9 lbs between Xmas and NYE We gain: 7 lbs between Thanksgiving and NYE 61% will shop on the 24th with only 12% done before Dec 12th. 174 million shopped cyber-weekend. ...We could save the planet from starvation and related illnesses with HALF the amount of money we spend and on the food that we consume. And one last BIGGIE: We could feed a 1/3 of the planet with the food we waste! Please, give: time, energy AND money. Most of us have a bit extra to give. It's easy to find ways without giving money: -donate time and energy to senior homes -go to your person

Wednesday Workout @ The Pond

Wednesday Work out at the Pond (I brought a blue band and my friend Crystal this time!😘) -RUN 3 laps around stupid-cute pond! —ALTERNATE W PARTNER -Row w squats (20), stay low and row (20) and stay low w reverse fly (20) -Dips (20) wide push ups (20) —ALTERNATE W PARTNER -Pullovers (25) and Tricep Kickbacks (25) -Bench Bump Sumo Squats HILL SPRINTS (5) (find steps) --Jump Squats (20), Side Jumps Squats (20, both sides) RUN (jog) 10 min ALTERNATE W PARTNER -Tricep wall push (25- look easy but when done right are badass!) -Mini Bicep Curls (20) and Serve-A-Tray (20) STRETCH!!!! BAM! Done!! Woohoo! If you have any questions just reach out! Xoksj www.Ksjpilatesevolved.com IG: @pilates.evolved F

No. One. Said. Ever.

In the 25+ years teaching, never, ever, never have I heard someone say: "I super bummed that I just did that". Unless that person walked around and preened or something else that wastes time...yet, he/she said he/she went to the gym...and we all know a person or two like that. Jus sayin. Moral of this post: get off your duff and just do it (whomever thought of the Just. Do. It for Nike was a goddess)! You won't regret it. Ever. #BAM #noonesaidever #wednesdayworkout #ever

Let's Be Like Buddha

I was looking for blog ideas a while back and came across Tapping. WTH?? Yep, Tapping. Like, using your fingertips to tap your face. I was watching videos where schools were implementing minutes a day of tapping to calm and focus children. Whaaaaaa?! Yep, really! Read on from one of the foremost experts in the Tapping field Jacqui Manning...ok, that sounds funny. Jus sayin. What is ‘tapping’? Tapping is a technique or tool that releases tension, stress, anxiety and more from your body and also has a clearing effect on the mind. It is extremely effective in reducing or eliminating anxiety & stress and works well in many different areas: -sleep problems – getting to sleep, or waking up

Monday Mantra...'Tis The Season. Ho-Fing-Ho

This is SUPPOSED to be the joyful season but we get SO stressed all around being and doing exactly what MUST happen for this all to be perfect...this is about your perfect. Your wonderful. #yourperfect #nostress #happyholidays #breathe

Friday/Friyay Fun

I love Friday. It's my busiest work day and I Iove, love, love teaching. LOVE! As well, the kids are out of school for two whole days which means less nagging about school work, making lunches, and practicing their activities and more relaxing, fun, reading and playing games. It's just so nice. Before I go off for the day, I just wanted to remind you to: make your day ridiculously amazing! Do your best. Not just try...but do your best for you! #maketodayamazing #fun #relax #enjoy (thank you @thevarmlets for my happy elephant!)

Wednesday Workout: Do 3 More

Staying with my "more" theme... Workouts are just that: workouts. YOUR workout needs to be specifically for YOU. Why? All bodies are not created the same. Uh...seems pretty obvious right? Well then, why would you do a workout that wasn't created or tailored for you? I will never have the body of Elle MacPherson or Gigi Hadid (No, seriously, I won't..I'm 5'3" on a tall day). Why would I think that their workouts would work the same way for me? So....next time (or now): look at this or any workout (online, at the gym etc) read or observe and figure out how to make it your own and do MORE. Add a few repetitions, add a rubber band for resistance, add a small (yet really effective!) jump, e

More Lemon Peel. Less Cancer. Yep.

I'm working on my blogging consistency. So, whomever is reading my rambles will know what day to find what! I now bequeath Tuesdays to (drumroll please!?): Food & Life Tips (and/or whatever the heck I feel is total awesomeness that will you feel even better about yourself and what you put in your sanctuary of a body)! Todays is citrus day @ Pilates. Evolved. Sorta. Grapefruit and lemon peels are edible, and when you trash the peel, you’re also throwing away beneficial nutrients. The peel has significantly more fiber than the pulp. It also contains essential oils, phytochemicals and vitamin C, all of which provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection. The essential oil, Limonene, al

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Sometimes more is better... #sometimesmoreisbetter #more #morelove

Thursday's Tip

Every Thursday, I will write a SHORT fit/life tip. You have choices. Yes, you really do. I know of what I speak...trust me. You may feel stuck or paralyzed in your life but believe me, you have choices. I choose greatness, kindness, and positivity. Not doing my best to be my best Karen, isn't an option. Yep, the sh*t may hit the fan more often than I want. However, I choose to move forward and not wallow or live with it. It's taken a long time to get here and a daily reminder to stay on this path (wine helps sometimes...)! What's it gonna be for you?

WW (Wednesday Workout)

New Wednesday. Every Wednesday. Gratefully! It's also referred to as humpday...just sometimes hard to get over the hump. I'll post a short, fun workout to help you out! Do this one and get back back to me. I'm going to do it again now. #BAM #wednesdayworkout #justdoit #humpdayworkout

You Have Choices

You really do! Gratefully! I mean, there are always exceptions. However, if you're reading this- you have choices. One of them is reading this (and thank you!). Exercise, eating healthy and drinking water are a few more goodies. Listen, I've been around this "wellness" block a few (thousand) times...I've heard every comment and excuse as to why, when or how you should or could make the choice (or not) to live a bit better. Guess what? If you aren't choosing healthier: you're lying/rationalizing to yourself. Plain n simple. I could sugar-coat reality but, that's not my job. My job is to teach y'all to live more healthfully. My job is to encourage you to learn about you.Here's reality:

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