Many people think of a vacation as an opportunity to ‘lose weight’, and look good in their bathing suit with social media approved poses showing off the right angles and looking ‘skinny’...
We on the other hand challenged ourselves to move a lot more in the months leading up to our trip so that we would feel strong and fit. We practiced swimming so that we didn’t get swept up in the currents and drown at the waterfalls, we walked/hiked more so that we would be able to reach the summit of a small mountain in the thin, humid air of the jungle, and we strengthened our muscles, especially the shoulder girdle so we can lift our luggage and gear easily on our own.
Exercise is so much more enjoyable when you stop thinking about fat and calories, and instead apply it to activities of daily living and being able to participate without injuring (or killing) yourself. 🏊♀️🤸🏻♀️🏋🏻
Thank you to all of our friends, family and clients that went out of their way to help us collect all the items to bring with us to Belize and donate to Mary Open Doors women’s shelter through the PackforaPurpose.org and Belizing.com.
We were able to give $100US, a large suitcase full of women’s personal hygiene supplies, and an extra large suitcase of children’s educational supplies, toys, and clothing.
We are so grateful to all of you, and can’t thank you enough for helping to make our trip a little more meaningful!🌴💛
It’s the season that our inner grinch gets all warm and fuzzy, and we are on a mission to help make a small difference for those currently experiencing hardship in their life.
At the end of the month, Elevate is going to Belize, and our goal is to fill 1-2 full size suitcases of essential items to donate through the Pack For Purpose organization, focusing on the Mary Open Doors project.
How turning my ringer off, put the power back in my hands.
As a business owner, the cell phone is a fantastic tool. I can check emails, message clients, view my schedule online in real time and book appointments, even when I’m out of the office. While in treatment, I use an old phone as a clock and to stream my music. My current massage playlist is over 50 hours long and since so many people ask, you can view it here on Spotify.
While I love the cell phone, I also hate it.
Look who Amanda spotted in the office backyard. Making sure we get outside and enjoy the dog days of summer while they last. The sun is important for our health and well being. Too little sun is bad for us (we need vitamin D) but too much is also dangerous (heat stoke, sunburns), be like Goldilocks and find "just right".