My All Time Number One Beauty + Self-Care Tip

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Ain’t nothin’ like a new pair of shoes or a hot summer dress. Nothing feels sexier than a fresh organic lip-gloss or crackin’ open a tube of non-toxic mascara.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my products.

That said, no matter how much time or money I spend on these beautifying treats, my VERY BEST beauty BOOSTER comes for FREE.

Want to know what it is?

SWEAT.

That’s right. A good ole’ fashion sweat session keeps mind at peace, my skin glowing and my booty just right.

Even with all the clothes in my closet, if I am not feeling good in my body, I will open ‘er up and swear I have NOTHING to wear.

To avoid this problem, I make sure to SWEAT. Regularly.

Whether I dance, ride, stretch or run, I sweat NOT to burn calories, but to get out of my head and in touch with the most powerful parts of myself.

I sweat as a way to heal.

I sweat as a way to connect with myself and become more of who I know I am meant to be.

Being a former professional dancer, I know there is no right or wrong way to move. Like Nike says: Just do it.

And exercise doesn’t have to feel like a chore. It can feel like an expression of your soul. (Talk about boosting your beauty.)

The next time you open up your closet and just feel BLAH, try turning on some tunes and free your mind with 20 minutes of unabashed dancing solo in your room.

Do 20 jumping jacks, 10 pushups, 10 squats, 10 lunges and repeat.

Do 5 sun salutations.

Just do something that makes ya sweat.

You can also try my FREE SHRINK SESSION WORKOUT. While you are moving and sweating, you are saying mantras. Out loud.

I know, it sounds super cheesy, but it is the most effective way to train your body and your mind, together.

Speaking these powerful phrases out loud WHILE you move will allow these ideas to seep into your muscles, your bones and every cell in your body.

Next time you kick on some tunes and start to move your body try affirming this bad boy out loud:

My thoughts are now manifesting.

My desires are now manifesting.

I can see it. I can feel it.

It is done. It is done.

Now go get your sweat on!

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3 Responses to My All Time Number One Beauty + Self-Care Tip

  1. It took me a while to fall in love with exercise but now I’m there and I totally get this mind-body / sweat-love connection. It’s totally worth the effort and persevering. 🙂

  2. Lisa Van Ahn says:

    Grrrrrl, I’ve been followin’ you on Bloglovin’ for awhile now. It’s how I stay up-to-date with your awesome and inspiring posts like this one.

    A good sweat always brings me back to the here and now. Adding affirmations to the mix is like making your sweat turn to gold.

    xoxo, LVA-

  3. Me too. Sweating a day keeps me energized and motivated.