Movement


I feel so amazing after this practice! I really felt the burn in my core! I had a great full body experience and it awakened endorphins that shot my mood up to the sky! I am so happy that I am getting back into a healthy routine. Not only for my body but most importantly for my mind. Lately, I have been working really hard on changing the way I think and in turn, how I feel. About myself and the life I want to live. Incorporating positive body movement is something I am no longer taking for granted. And so, I encourage my readers to try this practice to awaken all the positive energy within you! It will absolutely brighten your day!

Namaste

xSteph

New Year, New You, New Lifestyle!

 

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Let’s be real folks, for many of us, this is what our New Year’s resolution list looks like. Nothing wrong with making a plan, strategizing, and really inspiring yourself to be ready to crush these resolutions for the new year!

BUT, let’s face it, many people also fail at sticking to them. Why? Well, I can go on and on about how we can fail at something but I’m not going to do that. I want to talk about how we CAN stick to crushing these resolutions/goals and make them a lifestyle and not something we wait till the end of the year to commit to changing.

January 4th I will be running an online health/fitness challenge with my team. Guess what? IT”S FREE!!! 🙂 Pretty awesome, right? 😉

We offer accountability, free meal plan/grocery list, full support 24/7! In as little as 21 days, with your dedication and hard work, you can get the results you’ve been waiting for! What I love about these challenges is that it is not only about eating right and exercising. These challenges change you, from the inside! You feel yourself becoming a better version of YOU and therefore, you simply work harder at everything else, in every aspect of your life. You build relationships/friendships, you want to learn more, your dreams become bigger, you become a better person, a better parent, a better friend, and you have a natural love for life and in doing so, you will find yourself wanting to share this amazing feeling with the world! As you should! This is not something that is meant to be kept hidden. Everyone deserves to live a life of fulfillment, to be the best versions of themselves possible!

So, you want to cross off these new years resolutions and create a healthier, happier, and active lifestyle? Let’s do it! Let’s CRUSH 2016 and every year thereafter! 🙂

January 4th I am inviting you and anyone you want to bring along for this awesome ride!

Comment below or shoot me a message on my Facebook page for more details and how to secure your spot! Last day for entry is Sunday, January 3rd!

Have a beautiful New year’s eve my friends and stay safe!

xo

Facebook.com/Stephanie Cardozo

 

 

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Life or Death?

 

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Are you satisfied with your life now? If you’re thinking perfection then that’s something that needs to change right now. Don’t strive for perfection, otherwise you’ll end up disappointing yourself. Strive to simply be better than yesterday. Working on becoming a better you instead of a “perfect” you is what counts. No one is perfect, the happiest and wealthiest people are not perfect and come across mishaps but it is all how you move forward.

Don’t worry or be afraid of what you don’t have control over. Live you’re life as you choose. Live a life of fulfillment, a life by design, a life with purpose!

It’s in you, just allow it to happen and making small changes will bring you serious results!

If you can dream it, you can manifest it! 🙂

© Stephanie Cardozo, 2015. Stephanie Cardozo, All rights reserved.

Writing 101: Writing and Not Writing

Day 11

I could be doing a number of things when I’m not writing but being active is what really grounds me.

When your body is happy, your mind responds in wondrous ways.

Meditation has allowed me to release so many negative thoughts. As a writer, my mind tends to work in overdrive but I also dealt with deep depression and anxiety and that really hindered me in my craft.

Meditation and yoga make my heart feel lighter and my mind clear of all the crap that clutters it.

http://www.doyouyoga.com/course/30-day-meditation-challenge/

Click the link above to check out Faith Hunter’s 30 day meditation challenge. It’s great for beginners and works like magic!

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Putting good things in my body has completely transformed me. Since changing my eating habits I think more clearly and I’m so focused when I get down to business! I’ve always been someone who is easily distracted but creating structure for myself in health and fitness has helped me grow in my craft.

I’ve recently been doing a lot of personal development reading/listening. I’ve been listening to “You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero on my audible app and I have to say, she knows her stuff. This book has seriously helped my mindset when I’m feeling in a slump.

Click the link below and check it out!!

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http://amzn.com/0762447699

You can also get this audiobook for FREE by signing up with Audible for a 30 day trial.

I also spend a lot of time pulling support and offering my own in my awesome Team Powerhouse group. I don’t know what I would do without my fit fam because they give me more strength than they could possibly ever know!

Being a part of a community of people who motivate each other in being the best version of themselves is just so awesome and it has changed my life in more ways than I can count. Wonderful things happen when you’re happy and it doesn’t mean that everything has to be going perfectly for you. My life is not perfect but I feel happiness in my heart. In finding that happiness, my writing comes a little more easily on top of so many other things I do in my daily routine.

So, move your bodies friends!! Your mind loves it and the universe will reward you for it 🙂

Happy writing and not writing 😉

xo

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Mommy Workout

Being a stay at home mom can be difficult with the kids taking up so much of my time. Now that my oldest has started kindergarten, it does make things easier and I’m able to find more time to get a workout in. Even if it is just thirty minutes. It’s really all you need as long as you’re giving it you’re all! 😊

I’m not saying it’s easy. My littlest one interrupts a lot but I just keep pushing through!!

Below is a peek at what my workouts look like. I don’t go to the gym, I do everything in my house 😉 so there really aren’t any excuses. Even if you only have ten minutes a day. You can find the time!! 😊

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Simple Healthy Snack

I’m in my second week of my second round of 21 Day Fix Extreme. It’s an amazing program that murders calories and comes with a simple meal plan system in order to get you RESULTS! When being active, you NEED to get your nutrition down in order to get the results you want. Snacking is often taken for granted. You have to keep your metabolism up and by excluding your snacks, that just won’t do.

I wanted to share with you a simple healthy snack. With the 21 Day Fix program you are given colored portion control containers.

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Just follow the code above and you’re golden 🙂

 

I have a bit of a sweet tooth so I went for oats with a touch of dark chocolate, vanilla greek yogurt, and half a purple container or strawberries. Trust me, this was the perfect size!

 

How delicious does this look? Simple nutrition 🙂

People tend to get side tracked, if not completely fall away from their goal when it is too complicated. This program has made it so SIMPLE to follow this meal plan (along with the workouts), stay on track, and get results. What more can I ask for?

If you are interested in a simple and effective program then please contact me for more info! 🙂

http://www.beachbodycoach.com/StephCardozo86

xo

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