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You’re Invited: Cloud 9 Birthday Benefit Bash 9/30/2017 at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco.

Hi my friend,

On September 27th I am 32 and I would love nothing more than to CELEBRATE another year of life with you. Please join me for Saturday September 30th for my annual Cloud9 themed Birthday Benefit Bash! This year I am excited to co-host the event at the classy Clift Hotel in SF. They have reserved the all of the event space for us and everything is lining up to be a one of a kind birthday benefit bash.  It’s a crew of some of my favorite “Good People”

We’ve got DJs, Stiltwalkers, ‘Interactive/Walking’ Fashion Show by Virginie Suos, Entertainers, Photographers, & more! A heavenly night out in your best Blue and White “Cloud 9” attire.

The proceeds from the party will benefit the following valuable causes:
* Hurricane Irma relief efforts

* ArtPoint (A group of young professionals that supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco—the de Young and the Legion of Honor—by hosting a year-round program of social and educational events, including exhibition-related lectures, gallery parties, and an annual gala)

* Charlie’s Acres (Farm animal sanctuary in Sonoma. Team recently flew to Austin & helped with animal rescue relief efforts from hurricane harvey, bringing back 70 cats and dogs for shelters here!)

RSVP and invite your friends on facebook here

Get your ticket and get ready to celebrate here.

Come make some memories and celebrate life with me dancing up a storm at the Clift Hotel in SF on 9/30. No stretchy pants or burpees required! Let’s get fancy and have fun for a good cause. Thanks for being a part of my community and my heart – I cant wait to make 32 a great year with you.

Caroline

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STRONG BODY Stomach Series! 15 Minute Total Core Workout Video Routine.

Get a stronger Stomach with this 15 minute total core workout routine. Exercises to sculpt your abs and boost your performance.

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Hi Friends!

How’s your body feeling today? Up for a little Stomach workout with me? Press play on my new 15 minute core video routine! These total body moves will sculpt your abs, boost your performance, and increase your energy. There’s no equipment required, just you, your mat, and a positive attitude. All of these exercises are workout moves you’ll find in my new 6-week Strong Body Beautiful program. This program will help you get fit AND see lasting results.  You’ll get 6 weeks of dynamic workouts designed to burn fat and build lean muscle mass in your tummy, legs, arms, and booty. I’ll guide you with a detailed daily schedule for strength, cardio, flexibility training, and rest workouts to optimize results. With Strong Body Beautiful you will sculpt and shape your entire body, ignite your metabolism (to burn more calories 24-7), lose fat, build defined muscles, have better posture, and SO much more. If you like this Stomach workout, you’ll love my 6 week Strong Body program. Learn more about the program and when you are ready to get fit to feel your best, I’d love to be your coach. ENROLL HERE. 

Tighten your ponytail and press play to strengthen your stomach now. Ready to go? Have fun with this Strong Body Stomach workout! I am cheering for you.

STRONG BODY Stomach Series! 15 Minute Total Core Workout.

As ALWAYS, please check with your doctor before starting this or any exercise routine. Honor your body, move mindfully, and do what YOU need to do to live a strong life.

I want to hear from you: did you try this video?! How did it make your body feel? Let me know in the comments below. Keep up the great work and thanks for being a part of my positive community. Together we are better and help eachother live a strong life.

Love,

Caroline

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Take A Video Tour of Nourish Cafe in San Francisco and Their Delicious Plant Based Menu

Im getting excited for my upcoming STRONG WOMEN SOCIAL HOUR  September 14th from 5-7pm at Nourish Cafe in San Francisco. This FREE event is to celebrate the launch of my new 6-Weeks to STRONG BODY program. Take a video tour of Nourish cafe with me and learn more about their delicious plant based menu.

Nourish Cafe

Nourish Cafe

NOURISH CAFE San Francisco

Nourish Cafe opened in 2015 and is owned by Sarah Bacon and Brighton Miller. Head Chef Brighton Miller is a professionally trained natural chef. Bacon is an entrepreneur and General Manager at Nourish, focused on the business and operations of the cafe. Both are passionate about eating healthy and sharing that with customers.

Nourish Cafe features a plant-based menu offering large salads, fresh juices and smoothies, sandwiches, healthy baked goods, delicious desserts, soups, and much more. The menu is organic and made from scratch with whole, fresh foods and ingredients that are sourced from local farms and purveyors.

Nourish Cafe’s philosophy is simple – eat clean and eat whole, and strive for great taste and flavors. We only use natural sweeteners like maple syrup and coconut, along with natural alternatives like flax and hemp seed oils, as well as whole grains and nuts.

Take a video tour of Nourish Cafe in San Francisco and enjoy a Blue Matcha latte with me below.

I hope to see you 9/14/2017 at Nourish Cafe for a healthy, uplifting evening celebrating strong women coming together to live a healthy lifestyle. More details on this fun free event here. 

Thank you for hosting us Nourish Cafe! I am looking forward to sharing a post Strong Body Beautiful workout Nourish bowl or Blue Matcha latte with you soon.

Love and Squats,

Caroline

Read more about my Strong Body Beautiful course here and JOIN us in living a strong, balanced, positive lifestyle. 

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How To Massage Your Shins, Calves, and Ankles.

Do you have pain in your shins, calves, ankles, or feet? Learn how to massage your shins, calves, ankles, and lower leg with this Shin and Calf massage video routine.

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Do you have pain in your shins, calves, ankles, or feet? Learn how to massage your shins, calves, ankles, and lower leg in this video. I will guide you through simple self massage sequence you can do to relieve tight muscles, tension, and pain in your shins, calves, and lower leg. Taking a few minutes to massage the muscles in your shins and calves can be powerful in helping you move better and feel better in your body. Self massage exercises like the ones performed in this video can help you prevent injury or recover from injury.

As always: please check with your doctor or physical therapist before starting this or any exercise routine. This video is not intended to prescribe or diagnose medical advice. Listen to your body and honor what you need to do to feel your best.

How To Massage Your Shin, Calves, and Ankles Video Routine

Read these other links for more help with your shins, calves, and feet:

Help for shin splints

Help for tight calves

More ankle and foot videos to help you live pain free

Leave me a comment below and let me know how you feel when you try this video! If you liked this video, please LIKE it and share it with your friends on facebook, twitter, youtube, and email. Thanks for your support and for joining the healthy, happy, community online.

Love and happy feet,
Caroline

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Have FAITH, Healing HAPPENS.

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Need a little positive support and encouragement while you heal an injury? Watch this video and get some light! Join me live in San Francisco at the beautiful Grace Cathedral for some coaching and guidance on how to stay strong while you heal an injury. I want to send you this important reminder: HAVE FAITH, healing happens and YOU can experience it too. Leave me a comment below and let me know if this video serves you. Here to support you through all of life’s ups and downs. Stay strong and stay positive. I am sending love to you friends.

Caroline

Have FAITH, Healing Happens

 

How To Be More (Not Less).

Tired of being told to eat less, weigh less, and BE LESS in your life? Here’s why it’s time to choose to be more and stop looking for ways to be less.

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It seems that everywhere you turn there’s a message telling you to shrink.

“Lose 5 pounds in 5 days!”

Slim your thighs with three easy exercises!”

“Simple strategies to eat fewer calories!”

These headlines are hard to miss, constantly telling us to eat less, be less, to minimize ourselves. I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of it. The never ending cycle of trying to eat less and weigh less is mentally exhausting. Not only that, but if you fail to eat less or weigh less, you end up experiencing shame and feeling like a failure, so then you move on to the next tip and hope that it’ll work. Going day after day constantly striving for “less” is exhausting, frustrating, and definitely not fun. That’s why it’s time to choose to be MORE, and stop looking for ways to be less in your body, your fitness, and your life.

(Note: There’s nothing wrong with trying to change the shape and appearance of your body. There is nothing wrong with challenging yourself to live healthier and increase your fitness. I’m simply proposing that there’s a better way to achieve these things. We can choose to be more.)

How to BE MORE (not less)

Whether you want to improve your fitness, enhance your health, or you just want to feel more confident in and out of your clothes, choosing to be MORE will get you there, and here are a few ways to do so:

Stop dieting. Stop looking for tips to constantly eat less and less.

Believe it or not, “dieting” is not mandatory for losing fat and improving your health. You don’t have to follow a crazy cleanse or detox or even avoid certain foods or food groups.

There is no diet out there that can teach you what YOU need to feel your best in your life. Stop trying to fit a diet plan or finding ways to trick yourself into eating less. Take the time to learn the basics of nutrition that ultimately turn into effortless, lifestyle habits. You are smart enough, capable enough, and skilled enough to create and follow a way of eating that fits for you and for your life. Food is meant to be enjoyed, and nutrition is not complicated.

Let’s choose instead to eat more of the things that make us feel good and give us energy.

The Strong Body Beautiful program gives you resources, knowledge, and tools to help you find a way of eating that fits for you and for your life. Course topics include mindful eating, nourishing your body with real food, listening to your body, and creating healthy eating habits that last. 

Complain less, appreciate MORE.

Choose to focus on what you have, not on what you haven’t. When you appreciate what you have, what you have appreciates in value. And happiness begins to arrive the moment you stop complaining about all the things you aren’t and start appreciating all the things you are. **MIC DROP**

Focus on GROWING into MORE. 

Instead of looking for ways to constantly eat less and weigh less, let’s focus on building up and growing. For example:

  • INCREASE your self-confidence
  • Add MORE weight to the barbell
  • BOOST your physical (and mental!) strength
  • BUILD a better body-image
  • INCREASE your stamina and energy levels
  • ENHANCE your overall life

Work on growing yourself in all areas of your life and your health will benefit. The purpose behind the Strong Body Beautiful program is to help women to develop a positive relationship to their bodies and themselves. And you know what? It’s WORKING. We are building ourselves into MORE through consistent self care, coaching, and community.

Listen to your body MORE than the media.

It’s time we stop listening to popular advice and start listening to our bodies.

We don’t need to revolve our life around following the latest fitness trend when we can likely get better, long-lasting results from listening to our bodies. Do workouts that challenge you in a healthy way and help you feel stronger every day. Eat more of the foods that make you feel good and give you energy. Eat when you are hungry, stop when you are full, and let yourself take a rest day when you need to. Tap into your body’s cues on how you eat and choose to move. Your body is smart and it will give you feedback on what works and what doesn’t. So learn to listen to it, it can tell you much more than any diet book.

Challenge yourself MORE

Maybe you’re more comfortable doing cardio over strength training, or you don’t like using too much weight on an exercise. Maybe you’ve never really tried to see what you can actually do and the physical strength that’s yet to be released.

Get out of your comfort zone, even if it’s just a little bit. Try a new exercise. Increase the weight. Just do something that challenges you MORE in a new way.

Focus on what your body can DO instead of how it looks. Then do MORE with it. 

When was the last time you really stopped to appreciate all of the incredible things your body can DO? This is why I love fitness so much, it helps remind me of what a powerful tool my body can be. I see every workout as an opportunity to explore and discover what my body is capable of. But I also appreciate the little things, like being able to walk to work, help a friend carry a heavy package, or simply give my mom a hug. We take our bodies for granted far too often, it’s time to be proud of what your body is right now, and then do MORE with it.

Follow MORE information from resources that empower you, not those that make you feel bad about yourself.

Be a conscious consumer of what media you follow, read, watch, or listen to. I’ve had clients set goals to stop following specific people on instagram because they trigger unhealthy behaviors, feelings, or thoughts. “I had to stop following “Sally” on social media because every time I looked at her photo feed of her workouts, food, and endless bikini images, I found myself comparing my body and life to her in an unhealthy way”. Seek out sources of information and inspiration that empower you to be healthy and positively affect your self-esteem.

It’s also important to mindfully choose what fitness classes, instructors, and groups you choose to be around. If a class or an instructor ever makes you feel bad about yourself or your body, it’s probably not a healthy source of fitness support. There are plenty of fitness classes and coaches that can help you challenge yourself in a positive way, so if you haven’t found them yet, keep looking. You should feel encouraged to do what you need to do to be MORE in a healthy way.

Spend MORE time with those who make you smile, and less time with those you feel pressured to impress.

Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and likeminded.  Relationships should help you, not hurt you.  Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be.  Choose friends who you are proud to know, people you admire, who love and respect you – people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it.

(Like the Strong Body Beautiful community of positive women supporting each other in health.)

Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.  When you free yourself from negative people, you free yourself to be YOU – and being YOU is the only way to truly live.

Stop trying to get the numbers on the scale to go down. Instead work to make your workout numbers go UP. 

Instead of trying to eat less or weigh less, work on getting other numbers UP. Lift more weight on your deadlift. Run one more mile. Perform a challenging exercise variation. Do more reps than you did last time. Making numbers go UP and training to be more can stretch you in a positive way to grow.

Compare yourself less, accept yourself MORE. 

We often waste too much time comparing ourselves to others, and wishing to be something we’re not.  Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when we accept everything we are, and aren’t, that we are able to become who we are capable of being. Accept who you are and OWN IT. There is no one else who can be you.

Surprise yourself MORE.

Think you’ll never be able to do a heavy back squat? Or a pull-up? Or run a mile in under 8 minutes? Just because you may not have the strength or ability to do something now doesn’t mean you won’t ever be able to. Even if you are recovering from an injury, there are so many things you can do and unique ways to challenge your body. Get rid of self-limiting beliefs, focus on what you can do, follow a plan, and surprise yourself MORE. Chances are, you are stronger than you think you are.

Be yourself MORE.

This is what matters the most: being the best YOU possible. Don’t try to be better than any one else or mold yourself into something else to be liked.  You were born to be real, not to be perfect. And the moment you start accepting who YOU are and making the best of it, the MORE you’ll feel good in your skin and love your life.

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I believe if you shift your focus on being MORE instead of less you will see fitness results that last AND feel good in the process. Are you ready to choose to be MORE not less?My Strong Body Beautiful program is where you should begin. Join us.

Enroll in course. 

It’s time you find MORE for yourself, your fitness, and your health.

Love,

Caroline

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How To Deal With Setbacks In Healing

Setbacks are a normal part of healing an injury. Here are helpful coaching tips to help you overcome setbacks and keep moving forward.

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Experiencing a healing setback when you thought you were getting better is a total drag. It’s painful, scary, interferes with your life, and messes with your mindset. It’s especially discouraging when you’ve been working really hard and been really patient. I get it.

The truth is, healing, or change of any kind, isn’t linear. The “down” bits of this up-and-down path can be really, really difficult. It’s essential to improve how you handle setbacks so that you can continue to move forward towards healing progress. There are ways to take care of yourself, keep from freaking out, shorten the amount of time it takes to get back to normal, and use your setback to learn more about what your body needs.

The good news for all of us: there’s hope.  Over the past decade I have worked with people all over the globe who struggle with healing setbacks of varying degrees.  Through my work, I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to bouncing back and making progress. Here’s what works:

How To Deal With Setbacks In Healing

Take this time to watch this video on “How To Deal With Setbacks In Healing”, it will serve you.

How to Care for Yourself During a Setback:

So how do you deal with it when symptoms return and it feels like you’re not getting better any more? Here are my suggestions:

Accept it. There are two kinds of pain: pain that hurts and pain that changes you.  When you roll with life, instead of resisting it, both kinds help you grow.  Acceptance is letting go and allowing things to be the way they truly are.  It doesn’t mean you don’t care about improving the realities of life – it’s just realizing that the only thing you really have control over is yourself in the present moment.  This simple understanding is the foundation of acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be peace and growth in your life. Practicing acceptance can often be the most powerful step in moving past a setback.

Don’t assume it’s the same old thing. Keep your curiosity open. Notice the details of what’s happening this time, and make room for the possibility that it might be different. Often, for example, the symptoms look similar but the recovery from them is faster and easier. Remember that occasional visits back to the old pattern are actually a normal and important part of healing that helps solidify the new, healthier pattern.

Take really, really, super-good care of yourself. Take this as a time to step back and focus on you. Sometimes when we get better we forget about self care, and you know what? We still need it. If you’re being forced into it, try to embrace it. Take a break and do some of the things that helped you get better in the first place.

If it’s hard to make space for this, ask for help. Especially if you have kids (3-year-olds are not known for their ability to observe “be gentle with mommy day”). And while you’re at it: have the audacity to enjoy taking care of yourself. It’s really okay.

Take note of what might have started the setback. We all have body parts that are vulnerable, and things that push us over the edge, no matter how healthy we are. Knowing yours can help you manage them better and stay healthier.

Take note of what helps. Sometimes when symptoms are milder and more intermittent, it’s easier to notice what provides some relief. Put that in your set of tools for the future, so you can continue learning how to recover more quickly and completely when you do have setbacks.

Reflect and grow better. Ask yourself the following questions after a setback:

  • How can I make sense of this?
  • What have I learned from it?
  • Now that I know this, what would I do differently?

By reflecting back on your setbacks, you can turn them into learning opportunities and become stronger than you were before. “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi

Take a moment for perspective and self-compassion.

Get support from your loved ones. You’re going to feel a little scared, discouraged, pissed off, and/or stressed out when symptoms come back. Talk about it. Let the people around you love you and care for you. If you’re feeling worried or guilty about not meeting all your responsibilities, talk about that too. Just don’t let it keep you from getting support.

Remind yourself that everything in life is temporary. Yes, there may be pain and uncertainty for a while, but it never lasts forever.  Time heals. It’s easy to get caught up in a bad situation and think, “The world is over!” But actually, this bad feeling and situation are just passing clouds.  They’re just part of an ever-changing experience, and while it’s not always pleasant, it will pass like everything else has passed.  Life doesn’t stop for anyone.

Reach out and help people.

Our setbacks are often mostly about us, wallowing in our own self-pity.  This doesn’t sound great, but we all do it almost every day to a small extent without noticing it.  When you catch yourself doing this, know that the best antidote is to get outside yourself, stop being self-centered, and re-focus on the people around you.  Try to find a way to help someone else.  It will inevitably, infallibly, make you feel better.

Find gratitude in the present moment. Keep your head up.  Take a deep breath and be grateful for everything that remains and everything that’s growing stronger in your life.  When it feels like everything is falling apart, remind yourself that you can either let it define you, destroy you, or let it strengthen you.

If you’re experiencing this kind of setback right now, I’m really sorry. I know how painful and scary and damned inconvenient it is. It can really help to stay focused on what you can do for yourself, right now, in order to keep healing, calm your fears, and even find some joy and fun in the midst of it all!

What Works for You?
How do you take care of yourself when your health backslides for a little while? What’s your experience with the ups and downs of healing? Please leave a comment and let me know!

I am sending you love and positive energy. Stay strong and keep your chin up my friends. And please share this post with someone who could use some encouragement. We all could use a little positive light in our lives.

Here’s to you, growing stronger

Caroline

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Strong Women Social Hour September 14th 5-7pm at Nourish Cafe in San Francisco

Special event at Nourish Cafe in San Francisco: a Healthy Hour event bringing Strong Women together over food, fitness, and living a strong lifestyle.

Strong Women Social Hour

Strong Women Social Hour

Thursday September 14th, 2017 from 5-7pm at Nourish Cafe 1030 Hyde Street, San Francisco, California 94109

Here’s to Strong Women. May we know them, may we be them, and may we hang out with them.

Come out for an evening of mindful eating and connection with other amazing women who share in your goals to live a balanced lifestyle. Join me for a uplifting table-side conversation on listening to your body and creating healthy habits that last based on my newest “Strong Body Beautiful” coaching program.

Savor delicious plant based food and connect with new and old friends who support you in being strong inside and out.

Event is FREE to attend and you can stop by anytime. Bring a friend or two (and yes, men who support STRONG women are welcome too).  RSVP and invite friends on facebook here. 

If you want to purchase a Healthy Happy Hour special during the event (Kombucha and toast), your $9 eventbrite advance ticket includes a happy hour combo of one toast from Nourish Cafe’s regular menu and a kombucha on tap (the regular happy hour combo price is $10). Please note that this ticket is only valid for a toast and a kombucha, and the value or discount cannot be used toward other menu items. Purchase your advance ticket here. 

Get excited for product giveaways and samples from my partners SAJE Wellness and Vega nutrition. It’s set up to be delicious night connecting to healthy people who I think you’ll like 🙂

Questions? Email me at carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com . I hope to spend some time with you celebrating all that you do to be strong in this world.

Caroline

 

How To Start and Maintain A Consistent Exercise Routine

Struggling to maintain a healthy exercise habit? Here are my top training tips on how to start (and KEEP) a consistent exercise routine.

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It’s pretty easy to start doing spin class, or eating healthy, or foam rolling after your workouts, but sticking with it in the longterm is a much more difficult task.

You get busy. You’re too sore. Life happens.

And sooner than later, the excuses start to pile up. You end up skipping a few days, a week, maybe even a few weeks. Before you know it, you’re back at square one feeling defeated. It’s a vicious cycle.

In fact, learning to keep a consistent workout schedule is one of the main components of my Strong Body Beautiful coaching course.  I teach you how to create a fitness habit that sticks. It doesn’t have to be that difficult.

With a slight change of your mindset, some simple planning and a little motivation, you can start (and keep!) a consistent workout schedule—for good.

Here’s how to begin:

How To Start and Maintain a Consistent Exercise Routine

Create a ritual

One of the best ways to start any kind of habit is to create a ritual around the habit you want to create. And working out is no different.

For example, maybe you want to work out first thing in the morning before you go to work every weekday. You might create a ritual where every morning before work, you get up, eat a small breakfast while listening to your favorite podcast, then do a workout, shower, and commute to work.

The idea is to get your mind and body so used to including a workout in your morning routine (or whatever time of day you like to work out) that you no longer have to think about it—it just comes naturally to you.

To give you a better idea of what this really looks like, here’s my weekday workout ritual:

  • I get up around 7:30, have coffee + breakfast, and work for a couple of hours.
  • Around 10 to 10:30, when I start getting sick of sitting at my computer, I put on my workout clothes.
  • I walk to the gym or the pool (usually Equinox – you know I’m obsessed 🙂
  • I work out.

And my weekend/vacation ritual:

  • Get up and put on my workout clothes.
  • Have coffee and a small breakfast
  • Wait 10-15 minutes, then work out.
  • Shower and go do something fun!

Plan it in your calendar

Another way to make sure your workouts are ingrained in your schedule is to simply put them on the calendar—just as you would any other appointment.

Schedule time in your calendar every week for your exercise. Make this time nonnegotiable time expressly for you. If a potential conflict comes up, try saying something like “I’m so sorry, but I have plans” or “Thanks for thinking of me! I’d love to another time.” If you must make a change, reschedule your workout time for another day that week and stick to it. Treat your exercise appointments like any other essential appointments you can’t miss. Remember: you are the boss.

The Strong Body Beautiful program works with you use your calendar to help you reach your goals.

Commit for 30 days

Most of us have heard that it takes anywhere from 21 to 30 days to build a habit that sticks.

The key is to commit to the habit you want to create—such as working out 4x a week—and giving yourself a 30 day “trial” of doing that habit consistently. Tell yourself that if you want, you can go back to your old habits at the end of your 30 days.

When the end of the 30 days is up, see how you feel. Do you feel stronger, more confident, more energized, fit? My guess is that you’ll decide you prefer the way you feel after working out consistently, and not want to return to how you were beforehand.

If that’s the case, congratulations, you’ve created a workout habit.

The Strong Body Beautiful program includes 42 days of cardio, strength training, flexibility, and rest to help you reap the benefits of consistent self care to be your best. 

Start small

When you first start working out on a regular basis, it’s never a good idea to commit to six days a week of hard core workouts.

Why? Because before you know it you’ll be sore, exhausted, burnt out, and possibly even injured.

A better tactic is to start small—try out two or three days a week of exercise for a few weeks or even a few months.

Only then, when you’ve stuck with the workouts for a while and feel like you’re motivated to do more, should you push yourself to increase the frequency or intensity of your workouts.

Baby steps now equal massive success in the long term.

My Strong Body Beautiful course teaches you how to make small, realistic changes that help you reach your goals.  There are no extremes, just simple effective strategies and small steps that move you forward towards success that lasts.  

Don’t make excuses

One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to form a lifelong workout habit is constantly making excuses when something comes up.

People make all kinds of excuses for not working out—they’re on vacation, they’re sick, too sore, too busy, they’re too tired.

While it’s certainly acceptable (and important!) to take a day off, letting yourself make too many excuses will break you of the habit and make it harder to stick with it in the long run.

And the solution is simple: just stop making excuses.

Traveling? You can still work out, even if all you have is a hotel room.

Tired? Exercise will boost your energy, so try 10 minutes of movement and see if it gives you a little lift. 

Busy? You’ve no doubt got 5-10 minutes —and you could probably use a break from your hectic schedule to exercise and take some time to yourself anyway.

There will always be things to do and people who need you, but if you don’t have your health you won’t be able to do any of it well. YOU are the secret to accomplishing everything on your to-do list. A one hour workout is less than 4% of your day, and you don’t even need all 60 minutes to be effective! Instead of finding reasons you can’t exercise, start finding reasons you CAN. Stop the excuse habit and start the exercise habit. You’ll thank yourself for it.

You have to start

No matter how you go about it, the only way to really, truly keep a consistent workout schedule and establish working out as a lifelong habit is to start.

Stop waiting. Start Doing. You are worth committing to. Keep challenging yourself to be good to YOU. 

And don’t quit. Never quit.

Need support in starting a consistent exercise routine that sticks? My Strong Body Beautiful program is 6 weeks of comprehensive training to help you start and maintain a sustainable workout routine. There are NO extremes, quick fixes, or false promises. Just simple, effective, DO-ABLE healthy lifestyle hacks that create habits which last. Which means you get fitter and feel better both in your body and within yourself. It also means you get results without going nuts in the process.

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Taking care of yourself regularly takes courage, consistency, and work, but the payoff is in the quality of your life. Small changes net big results, and any time you invest in feeling your best will pay you back in health. What is one hack you use to stay on track with working out? Let me know in the comments below.

Love and squats,

Caroline

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After Workout Stretch Routine. 12 Minutes of the Best Stretches To Do After Exercise.

Cool down after exercise with a feel good post workout stretch routine. Press play on this simple 12 minute after workout stretch!

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Try this quick, effective, after workout stretch routine when you are done training. This video will lengthen your muscles and calm your mind after exercise. Taking a few minutes to stretch after your workout can help you cool down and recover. These are some of the best stretches to do after exercise.

Many people once believed that stretching after a workout reduced aches and pains and improved flexibility. Post-workout stretching improves flexibility and range of motion, but stretching after working out does not significantly reduce muscular soreness or injury. If your goal is increased flexibility, post-workout stretching is important; if you are trying to reduce muscle pain or soreness, post-workout stretching is ineffective. However, for top athletic performance, it is important to keep the muscles functioning optimally. Increasing and optimizing range of motion by gentle post-workout stretches can optimize performance. The key is to be gentle and listen to your body. Push the muscles just a little without overtaxing them. By holding a comfortable reaching stretch, over time you can reach further because your muscles lengthen to adapt to the increased demand.

This 12 minute routine is the perfect choice after a hard workout or just when you’re feeling a little tight. You can do this everyday if you want! Plus, zero equipment required! Press play and give it a try after your next workout to feel better fast! Leave me a comment below and let me know how it makes your body and mind feel.

After Workout Stretch Routine. Cool Down With These Quick Exercises

As always: check with your doctor before starting this or any exercise routine. Honor your body and LISTEN to your body! Train smart to be healthy for life.

Thank you so much for being a part of my Youtube community! Please LIKE this video and share it with your friends – lets help others feel good and keep moving. Keep up the great work friends, I am cheering for you! Till next time… sending positive energy your way.

Caroline

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