Challenge Chaos with Calm

 Picture this:

Waking up in your favorite vacation destination. Enjoying a morning beverage and a view of the beach during sunrise. No boss to answer to, no reports to review, no crazy drivers on your morning commute. All you can think is… wouldn’t it be nice to run away from my life for a little longer?

Maybe your home or work environment is not this serene, but you do have the option to create a mentality of sunshine skies and apply a sliver of paradise to your everyday grind.

Some people scroll through social media, watch TV, or roll out of bed and head to the office each morning. Personally, I take a mini vacation every morning by drinking my coffee slowly, reading something that inspires me, and setting my intentions for the day without distraction. I also envision my ideal routine I am working toward having one day, and recognize if I continue to use my lunch hour and evenings after my day job to focus on my side hustle, someday that can be made a reality.

What is an activity you can cut from your day that doesn’t positively push you in the direction of less stress?
What is a habit can you add to help you focus on a goal you are working toward?

For clients I have worked with in the past, it has been waking up 30 minutes early to workout, taking a walk instead of watching a TV show, and reading a book instead of scrolling through social media before bed. When I work 1:1 with clients, my concern is overall health. While the nutrition/training aspects are important to getting in shape, the mentality it takes to sustain this lifestyle is the foundation in building real, true self confidence.

While it is impossible to surround yourself with only butterflies, unicorns, and rainbows, you have the power to take the high road. To challenge chaos with calm. To remember that in the grand scheme of life, this minor happening probably isn’t worth losing your temper over. No one is perfect and I am certainly no expert, however I am learning that life isn’t that serious and as long as the humor can be found in any situation, you can’t lose.

So, whether you are stuck in traffic, dealing with an unpleasant customer, or handling hyper children, I encourage you to decide outside factors will not cause you to blow. How will you take a mental vacation today to end the day feeling satisfied and avoid burnout?

Easy, Healthy, Plant-Based Meals

Hello friends! Do you like eating better than cooking? Do you struggle to find convenient + nutritious meals? Do you want to eat more plant-based but like, cringe at the thought of tofu?

It’s a beautiful, chilly autumn day to share some yummy recipes that will keep you energized for hours & take less than 20 minutes total to prep, cook, and serve! Download and print your free copy below.

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my corner of the internet! I am a dog loving, coffee drinking, wellness enthusiast, and licensed physical therapist assistant who wakes up every morning excited help other women feel confident. It can feel exhausting if you are purely motivated to eat well and work out based on your physical appearance. My approach includes guiding women to live well based on quality of life inside instead of how their life looks on the outside.

So… the million dollar question. What truly does “living a healthy lifestyle” mean? To some, it may be working out 7 days a week. To others, it may mean a salad for lunch and a cookie for dessert. To me, it’s working out 2-3x per week, going on a run to relieve stress, sleeping in on Sundays, and Chick Fa La once in awhile just because I feel like it. I have successfully made eating well and exercising a priority for the past 6 years. I have developed the intuition to know when to relax and know when to grind. I can “fall off” the wagon for a week or two and get right back into it without even skipping a beat.

I don’t believe “harder, better, faster” is the only mechanism in which progress is gained. Maybe that’s my background in physical therapy speaking, but nutrition/training is only a fraction of good health. What about your mood on the commute to work each day? Your family? Social life? Meditation and prayer? Couldn’t you argue those aspects are equally, if not more important than the physical attributes that come with being an overall healthy and happy individual? Slaving over long workouts while feeling guilty for not spending that time with your kids or doing homework is not going to make you a better human, is not healthy, and does not align with my beliefs so you can take a quick sigh of relief! Quicker and more focused energy spent on workouts should be empowering instead of draining.

I have a passion for sharing honest, authentic, and simple tips to help you approach each day with a more confident and clearer mindset. Deciding to own your truth and inner goddess confidence will require up front sacrifice for a long term benefit. While it may seem like hard work at times, it is possible and undoubtedly worth it. We will provide you will framework, encouragement, and structure you need to achieve your goal.

Share with your friends on social media and let me know what you think! Have a great day.

Maria