I’ll be honest with you, day #3 is usually when the shininess of a new program starts to wear off.

Knowing that, I’m going to ask you to RECOMMIT to showing up Every. Day. and for Every. Exercise. for the rest of #BeKindBodyMind.

There’s only a few days left so I know you can do it!!!

One more confession… today’s workout might be the most difficult you’ll encounter in this program. I say that to encourage you to GO FOR IT!

And so that you know you’re not alone if it feels fast paced, challenging, or extra sweaty.

It’s meant to get you past your comfort zone!

 

Today 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
  • *optional* set of weights (or soup cans, shampoo/water bottles)

 

Do this Full Body BLAST video to challenge your entire body, sweat it out, + push past the limitations you place on yourself.

*We move quickly from exercise to exercise! Don’t let this frustrate you - the more you do this video, the more familiar you’ll get with what’s coming next. Practice being KIND + GENTLE with yourself even when things get tough.

**Want a soundtrack for this workout? Find the playlist HERE.


 

2. MINDFULNESS

People who identify as female in our culture are generally conditioned to be ‘nice’, ‘gentle’, ‘kind’, be passive and smile and giggle at jokes.

I personally like doing those things!

AND

I also like being authentic about my feelings and fierce and brutally honest and strong and being proud of my muscles and being able to frown and getting angry and NOT laughing at jokes that aren’t funny.

This is a huge part of body kindness.

It's not all smiley faces, rainbows + puppy dogs.

 

It’s NOT throwing your hands up in the air and saying ‘Oh well’.

It’s NOT not wanting something better for yourself.

It’s NOT being a stomping ground or a push-over.

It’s NOT mindlessly conforming to what others think you should do/act/wear/be.

 

Body kindness requires practicing self-advocacy, having autonomy around our bodies, defining clear boundaries, speaking the sometimes uncomfortable hard truths, and getting angry if need be.


 

TODAY:

Choose one of these questions to answer + to take action on...

1. What is no longer serving you that you need to let go of right now?

--> TAKE A STEP TOWARDS LETTING IT GO TODAY.

2. To what in your life do you need to flip the middle finger?

--> GET ANGRY, EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS

3. What is something you know makes you feel bad about yourself, but you continue to do anyway? 

--> COMMIT TO STOP DOING ONE OF THOSE THINGS.

Examples of things, I’ve stopped doing…

 

Getting on the scale

Reading Fashion/Fitness magazines

Following Instagram accounts that make me feel shitty

Snacking while walking

Gossiping about other people’s bodies

 

 

3. MINGLE

Meet on FB LIVE in our group at 5pm ET to share what came up for you today!

*Not available at 5pm? Watch the replay + leave me a comment. I respond to every one!

 

With love & body kindness, 

xoxo elyse

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