Today we’re diving right in!

You’ll:

  1. do your movement video
  2. read a short story from me + practice your mindfulness assignment
  3. mingle with me later today on FB LIVE

 

1. MOVEMENT

You’ll need:

  • 10 minutes
  • Yoga mat or towel to lay down on

 

Do this Lower Body Strength + Stretch video to ease into movement on Day #1 and embody calm strength and flexibility in your body.

 

**Want a soundtrack for this workout? Find the playlist (that you helped create!) HERE.

 

2. MINDFULNESS

When I was 13 I went to a hiking summer camp. The leader was an ex-military guy and he was persistent about mindset, asking us about our goals/dreams/desires, and identifying our self-sabotaging tendencies.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” He asked me.

“A dancer. But I’m actually not tall enough to be a dancer, so I’m not sure what I’ll be.”  

He stopped me right in my tracks.

With a no BS attitude he said “That’s a bogus story you’re telling yourself. There’s nothing that can hold you back if you want to be a dancer.”

Something about his serious stare + 100% conviction made me question my own perception of myself.

Within the next few years I decided I did want to become a professional dancer, went to a dance conservatory, and then 7 years after that convo was dancing professionally in NYC.

I never forgot the moment he said that to me and it changed the course of my life.

How many times have you convinced yourself that you’re...

  • Too tall
  • Too short
  • Too fat
  • Too skinny
  • Too dark
  • Too light
  • Too _____.

?

OR

  • Not smart enough
  • Not fast enough
  • Not successful enough
  • Not patient enough
  • Not cool enough
  • Not pretty enough
  • Not ______ enough.

 

In order to start to increase our body kindness, we have to become aware of the habitual thoughts we’re having about ourselves throughout the day.

Guess what?

Those thoughts aren’t The Truth.

However, the more we repeat our thoughts, the more they get ingrained as BELIEFS we have about ourselves.

Then those beliefs determine our actions.   

 

TODAY:

 

  • Notice your inner dialogue, write down frequent thoughts/words/actions you see yourself repeating about yourself
  • Be curious about them. Are they true? Objectively! Can you think of a counter example?
  • What’s the root of this thought?

 



 

3. MINGLE

Meet on FB LIVE in our group at 2pm ET to share what came up for you today!

*Not available at that time? Watch the replay + leave me a comment. I respond to every one!

 

With love & body kindness, 

xoxo elyse

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