Motivation

How to break the chains of limited beliefs to manifest your desires!

Limiting beliefs have many different deep root sources and causes. Some people even believe they can be generational or even cultural. Limiting beliefs come in many forms, like that small voice that puts water on the fire of your desires and dreams or even opportunities. You may love to paint however a limiting belief would have you never pick up a paint brush or only let your cat see your drawing, if even that.

For example, because I’ve always been a heavy-set girl growing up, I didn’t do well in P.E. (physical education in elementary school). I never imagine that I’d become a runner. I would make statements like I don’t run or girl this body aren’t made for that kinda of stuff. That’s for skinny morning people and I’m neither of those. But low and behold here I am a curvy runner girl. Big and Proud of each and every stretch mark and every t-shirt, mile, medal, and black toes I’ve earned. But I didn’t just wake up and start believing in myself, as with most things there’s a process.

Here are my top 3 way to eliminate limiting beliefs in your life… it’s not the end all to be all but it’s a pretty good start.

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You actually CAN do it!

1. Stop saying what you can’t and what you don’t do.

The best way to stop doing anything is to tell yourself that you don’t do it. Now that can work in a good way or a bad way… it’s truly up to you. If you want to stop smoking, then tell yourself repeatedly that you don’t smoke. And each time to light up say I don’t smoke. You will slowly stop smoking because you are always right. The same goes with running or exercise or healthier eating. If you don’t eat salad, then you’ll never desire to eat it. If you don’t run and say you’re not a runner than guess what honey – you are not one. You are what you believe you are. So, speak it! I am in fill in the blank. Or here’s another… if you continue to say… I’m broke or I’m poor or I never have enough money… no matter how much you earn… you will never have enough. So stop the negative self talk – practice positive self talk- I could go on however it’s time to get to number 2

Believe in yourself

Don’t Stop Believing in you!

2. Stop believing other people’s story about who you are.

Now this goes hand and hand with number 1. You’re circle and who you surround yourself with can make or break you. If you’re around others who don’t believe in themselves, the chances are you won’t either. And when you decide it’s time for a change, they will remind you of all the times you failed and when it didn’t work for them or someone they know. That is not going to be the fertile ground you’re looking to plant your seeds of self-improvement in because that soil is toxic. Even if they mean you the upmost and are trying to help you by keep it real - in reality they can’t see it for themselves and you are the same as them so they can’t see it for you either. Re-write that script. Create a new chapter and plan for success. Surround yourself with the type of people you want to become. Read about them, watch them, listen to them and things will indeed turnaround. Last but certainly not least number 3

Set Your Intentions

3. State your intentions. Declare who you are and what you stand for.

Goal Setting made easy

How do you see yourself going forward. Where do you see yourself going? And how do you plan to get there? You can’t just eliminate your limiting beliefs and not set real intentions to lay the foundation of believing in yourself and your self-worth. You must have a plan. Dig deep and find what you really want and need to live and be the best version of yourself. Maybe that’s something you can’t even articulate right now but you have a faint vision of it in your mind. Sit and think on that imagine until you can feel it and see it. Then go over the who, what, when, and where’s. Meaning Who do you need to help you along this journey, what will you need to stop doing to get going, what will you need to get going, when will you make time for these new activities or goals, where will it happen but most importantly before all of those… ask yourself why you even what to do it in the first place. A why that it true to you, deep rooted from the limiting belief that will propel you into your greatness.

The RECAP!

To recap limiting beliefs hinder us for our dreams however by developing positive self-talk, rewriting our narrative and setting our intentions we can break the chains that hold us back from living our best lives.

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If you’re ready to take that next step in the journey and want to revitalize your life, I have a Goal setting workbook that I want to give to you for FREE to help you along the way.

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12 Steps to Self Care

Hey You,
You are a wonderful, beautiful, strong & capable, human being !!
We are works in progress just take a little time for you each day.

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Even if it's just 5 minutes. Do one thing a day that you enjoy that gets you closer to where you want to be.
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Start small. Your dreams will take you very far!! 🌟You're a shining star!! 🌟

The Self Care Steps

1. If it feels wrong, don't do it.

2. Say exactly what you mean.

3. Don't be a people pleaser.

4. Trust your instincts.

5. Never speak bad about yourself.

6. Never give up on your dreams.

7. Don't be afraid to say no.

8. Don't be afraid to say yes.

9. Be kind to yourself.

10. Let go of what you can't control.

11. Stay away from drama and negativity

12. Love.


Don't be afraid to let your sparkle be seen!!




Key Tips to Planking for Beginners

Planks are amazing core exercises and great for balancing as well. They are effective body weight exercises that not only strengthening your core but improve posture and can even help relieve lower back pain.

It’s all about the core, and glute engagements with this exercise! Points to remember when planking are to squeeze your glutes, quads, push up strong through the upper back to keep back flat, and tuck that belly button in to turn on the core muscles.

Keep your head straight down, don’t sink down to the floor, and keep your shoulders right above your elbows. Keep your core tight, hips square to the ground.

Some common mistakes are looking up (which puts pressure on your neck and spine), having a bent lower back (by not engaging your abs which puts the weight on your back instead) and having your elbows in front of your shoulders.

It may get a bit harder as your progress through the challenge but remember if it’s easy then you’re only maintaining. The goal isn’t to ‘survive’ the plank, but to maximize tension during the exercise. Basically, make it difficult for yourself: You should be shaking, not in excessive pain.

Always believe in yourself. Push yourself, do your best, practice, practice, practice and know that one day you’ll do the unimaginable.

Join the Beginner Plank Challenge today!

Beginner's Plank Challenge

Beginner Plank Challenge

Let’s plank together all April long!

Planking is one of the best exercises for gaining core strength. It is a multi-body strengthener. It helps strengthen your quads and other stabilizing muscles in your shoulders and upper body.

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The one of the best parts about planks, you can do them anywhere without any equipment. Also, it can be scaled to any fitness level. I have developed a 30-Day Beginner Plank Challenge for Curvy, thick and big girls like myself who have found other plank challenges too difficult. The party starts on April 1st!

Download the printable chart and Join us!

Visit the Facebook or Instagram page on a daily basis and check-in after you’ve completed your workout. I will post a check-in post each morning.

Include the challenge hashtag: #beginnerplankchallenge and #curvyrunnergirlchallenge with your workout selfies. Follow and support other ladies as we commit to planking all month long.

26 Likes, 7 Comments - Alesha - Curvy Running+ (@curvyrunnergirl) on Instagram: "April's Challenge will be #planks!! Yes, #planksarehard but with practice and #consistency we can..."

Here’s a quick tutorial on maximizing the benefits of planks:

  • Place your forearms/arms with fingers spread and grip the mat. Aligned below the shoulders and arms parallel to the body about shoulder-with apart. Clasp your hands together, if flat palms bother your wrists.

  • Think proper alignment. Keep a straight line along your whole body; as long as you’re not making a tent-pee or u-shape with your back or body, you should be fine.

  • Tighten and engage your abs, core and glutes muscles. Modify by dropping your knees. Don’t forget to breathe!

Tips that make planks easier:

1. Do them daily

2. Don’t look at the clock/watch

3. Play upbeat tempo music during your plank

4. Just have fun!

Join the challenge today and gain the core strength you've been missing in your routines. Don't miss a thing by signing up for the Curvy Runner Girl newsletter!! Drop a comment below and let me know your thoughts about the challenge.

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Top 11 Tips for Successful Resolutions that will Last All Year Long

Top 11 Tips for Successful Resolutions that will Last All Year Long

It can be a chore at times to change bad habits into good ones however just making the change will not be enough to sustain those changes for the long haul. Here are my top 11 tips for successful resolutions that will last all year long, in order to keep the good habits.