In my weakest moments I believe I should hold on to God. It is super difficult but worth it. To hold on to his promises, reading the word and get feeding from the word.
Yesterday I mentioned how my Yoga journey got challenged. I do not understand why people want to make it a religious thing. Keep in mind I’m not religious, I am a child of God striving to be the obedient servant I need to be everyday. I am reborn and accepted Jesus in my life as my saviour from a very young age. I know my relationship with God. We serve a positive God who loves us and don’t want to harm us.
I am not going to stop now, I came this far and plan to fulfill my purpose. I am going to continue building my small business because that’s what I love doing and I am not planning on harming any one by doing what I love most. I still can’t believe it was made out like “entrepreneurship” “empowering yourself” is a sin.
I am still feeling very emotional today but I am a strong woman who can pick herself up and walk the walk.
Everyone’s journey is different. My journey started with weight loss. It became more personal. I wanted to become a better person from the inside-out. My journey is “tuff” (sure everyone’s is) for sure hehehe. I must mention I felt if I can look after myself for my physical needs and desires I can surely commit to spiritual growth when I started. So yes, I did challenge myself through my fitness journey to see if I can be as committed to God as to my worldly desires.
Questions I needed to ask myself:
Do I crave God more than food?
Am I doing this for personal gain?
Is this good for me?
Am I doing this for people?
Is this a healthy choice?
Is it only to show off my body?
Why and how will this benefit my family
Do I understand the process?
Do I have the right resources?
We often take on a weight loss/fitness/wellness journey for the wrong reasons and that’s why many of us fail along the road and end up giving up. People still don’t understand that you need to be mentally/physically prepared. People often start off with the wrong mindset.
The focus need to be on living a Healthy and Fit lifestyle daily without the need to constantly go on quick fix diets. I started off knowing what I want and need. I could overcome so many fears and reach so many goals. There are many days a person feels like giving up but for that was not an option. The benefits outweighs the bad days. I am still learning every day and I love the progress.
To wrap it all again, that is why I decided to share this with others. I decided to study in this direction to help others achieve their goals. It makes me feel good when I can help others. To add positivity to their journey. I do health and fitness my way and decide to do what works for me. There is no change in following the correct fitness principals and on living a nutritious lifestyle.
Every time I do my home practice I can’t believe how fearful I was seven months ago. Also not very educated about what I was doing and love so very much..
I did not know or understand my body the way I do now. Mobility, Balance, Strength, and proprioception. I can remember how dreadful a plank was Oh My! And little did I know my hand placement and elbows was all wrong. I do not plan to go deep in to explaining the postures and alignments in this post as I just wanted to share how awesome Yoga makes me feel!
Warrior Poses, the leg placement and don’t forget the hips and arms! Oh so very important to reap the benefits of each and every pose. It can only happen when you go to a professional. Believe Me! I used to be a self taught yogini hmmmmm… Not a very clever move however, it’s good to love it just visit a good Yoga teacher hehehehe
Your basic standing poses like Tadasana(mountain pose) you would think it’s just about standing uhm no no, and starting your class with mountain pose can also give you a meditative start not only seated poses. To ground your self through your feet, big toes touching and heels slightly apart, stand up straight, chest slightly out, arms by your sides, palms facing forward, gaze forward, close your eyes… Om
I can remember how I struggled with savasana, most people look forward to that! Because of my anxiety problems I struggled a lot. I couldn’t let go, my mind was all over and it just felt like it’s not for me. Our teacher did a restorative class with us one day and it did wonders to me. When we did the class for trauma it was actually my breakthrough. Today I can end my practice with a well deserved and anxious free Savasana 🙂
Today I decided to write again. Oh my hat! Why do I always take so long????
So here we go. .
I’m doing very well and things are still going and moving forward. (Entrepreneur life)
I am still very positive and try my best to not be stagnant. I am busy building my website (on my own) and it feels like it’s taking forever! But, I can’t afford a professional at the moment so I need to take my time doing it right before I publish it. I don’t want to make a fool of myself publishing nonsense. At least I do my research and someone with experience offered to help.
I am progressive when it comes to my home practice and I love seeing myself grow. I honestly want to spend more time on my mat because I feel I can do more. Life happens and I just need to find the balance as my circumstances just feel soooo much more difficult than others ( I know it isn’t ;))
So, I am at the studio I rent on Saturdays and I trust and believe God will send more clients my way. As usual my impatience gets the best of me. Being mindful and understanding the process helps a lot. I am doing research on how to up my marketing and I must say it’s quite helpful.
I love getting inspired by others and try my best to stay away from comparison. There are people coming a person’s way trying to compare you with others (very annoying). But, I am a content Yogini and strongly believe in what I stand for.
Thank you for staying connected. I love reading your blog posts and keep in mind… I AM INSPIRED
I’m doing great! Very busy as most of you already know. I am so excited, stressed, happy, frustrated, patient, impatient, doubt, fear.. All the emotions a person go through when planning and working towards your goals and dreams.
I’m proud to say I do have a photographer now! @mondrevelensky
I’m also starting my classes 27 January as I found a studio to rent!
My website will be up and running hoping from next week ( just have to)
Exciting stuff!! God is so good to me!
Not giving up, pushing through, believing, planning, striving all of that is Key!!
Everything is going so well with the start of my business. I am busy getting all small nits and grits out of the way first. As I do not have any extra money or capital things are going a bit slower than the usual. But I am happy with how things are falling in to place.
I’m done with my first client and I am happy with what I achieved. Her goal was to shrink her waist and tone. Hoping she will continue working hard and follow my advice.
My first outdoor yoga event was successful too. We had a nice picnic too 🙂
So yes (sigh), after the holidays it’s hard work again. Getting a studio, photographer, building a client base..
I’ve found my purpose, I feel confident and content.
I am sharing something my first client has written. I am so humbled and proud. God is so good!
Most of you know my Journey by now. My dream is to help others, for them to become the person they want to be, to reach their fitness and health goals.
I am also happy to share with you that I have found a studio to rent to start my Yoga and Fitness business properly yay!!!
So here it goes, read my client’s feedback:
Since i started training with Mandy I immediately saw instant change in my body – this awesome change has brought a new found love and interest in fitness – I now train 3 to 5 days a week. I was the Lady that believed in strictly cardio classes at gym in order to lose weight and to see the actual number on the scale decrease. Mandy has came into my life and showed me that building lean muscle sculpts your body even though the scale is not really moving – just in two weeks of intense strength training with Mandy my old jeans fits well. She has taught me that fitness is calculated of a nutritionist diet and a well planned work out with a slight percentage of cardio.
Most ladies neglect strength training at their own peril….Ladies muscle mass allows us to move !!! People tend to forget that muscle helps us with our day-to-day parts of life that requires strength – guys sedentary lifestyle means people are gradually becoming weaker, being with Mandy has taught me just that.
Strength training has sculpted my arms and core – which I enjoy targeting – this was easily done by simply adding a dumbel to my crunches,once again compliments to Mandy.
I can continue and talk all day and night long about my experience and what I have learnt thus far – to conclude all I can say is that Mandy is a excellent trainer. She is proffessional and knows what she is doing. She is motivates you and pushes you to your limits. Her advice is life changing guys …. don’t forget to check her out 🤗✔😎
I hope you are doing all good. I’ve been in bed since Monday with measles. But I am still blessed and thankful God is by my side.
I’m just laying here thinking, it is almost December and I will be a qualified Yoga Teacher(exciting stuff).
I won’t be able to attend this weekend’s class but at least I can make up. I am using this time in bed to prep my page, website, research pricing, venues, and many more. Contacted my friends to book them, making sure they know I am getting started now. Good to start with friends so they can be the critics for now hehehe.
Even though I am laying here very worried that I won’t be better by Monday, I am still positive. This
weekend will be a wonderful weekend indoors with my family.
Stay positive what ever challenge you are facing, God never forsake us. Don’t give up on your hopes, dreams and beliefs.
When we undergo transformation we decide on making a change. Going into an entire new direction of a different level of effectiveness.
That’s how it works when we decide to lose weight and starting a Healthy Lifestyle. The change feels good, your body change. The way your clothes fit, the flatter tummy, the shrinking waist, all just so awesome.
Eating less, drinking more water, exercise regularly, and taking part of more activities.
You reached your goal to lose the extra weight, to fit into your clothes and to be more active.
Where to now….
Forward or onward movement towards a destination: destination should not be Weight loss only
Develop towards an improved or more advanced condition: work towards maintaining and a Healthier lifestyle
We tend to repeat the Weight loss cycle, going on diets and new year resolutions. Making it so difficult to stay the weight that makes you happy by not focusing on the Right reasons and factors of a Healthy Lifestyle. It’s actually not so difficult at all.
It becomes a problem merely because we do not want to Sacrifice. We do not want to give up bad habits. To make a change in your diet for seven days feels like hell, believe me I’ve been there… And I’ve Done it! Because I wanted to achieve my goal, I wanted to see if it is true what all this Health Gurus are saying LOL
As long as you are trying, keep moving. When you fail just pick up yourself and start over. It is not a train smash, don’t be too hard on yourself and remember to be Patient. I can assure you, patience is Needed!! Fitness and Health goals can not be rushed. Be gentle with your body. Just do not stop trying and there must be Progress, you Must see and feel change.
Let’s Stay Healthy Because it is just so Awesome!!!