OH MY SWEET MOTHER! This Monday was one of those days that the absolutely last thing in the world I wanted to do was exercise and eat right and live well…which I normally eat, sleep and breath this ethos…so you can see how this threw me a bit!
It does happen though…for a number of reasons we get run down. Even though I have physically been keeping myself in decent check lately, I have mentally been a bit stretched and have had a number of days where I struggled to turn off my mind…if that makes sense.
So here is my very reluctant Motivational Monday oil and workout!
The Work Out:
I needed to just do something that I could get done quickly and know that I would be a sweaty mess at the end. Being honest, I really fancied a fast run…but alas… I got up to late and Adam was on his way out early. So I was limited to something I could do in the house during afternoon nap time. Here is my reluctant afternoon HIIT. Arrrgggg.
Iron Legs, Buddha Press-Ups, Free Runner and Ski Jumps (50 sec each) X 3
Kick Step Backs, Wide High Knees, Squat Pulse and Table Turn-Overs (50 sec each) X 3
Squat Thrusts, Lunge Pulse, Plank Forward Punches and Race Start Jumps (50 sec each) X 3
The Oil: Peace and Calming Blend (Young Living)
Now this little guy has been new to our household until last month, when we got a bottle for free as one of the bonus oils on our Essential Rewards order.
It is now one of our favourites and I have made roller-ball blends to stay in my car, kitchen and by my bed…it is that good. It has tangerine, orange, ylang ylang, patchouli and blue tansy.
I love diffusing it and applying some on my neck and inside of my wrists. I kid you not this stuff really helps me CHIIIILLLL.
Its calming but not sleepy calm…think like Ninja calm. If that is a thing…well…it is now. If you have not tried Peace and Calming yet…get some.
Here are a few ways it can be used:
Massage on bottoms of feet and neck to sooth and calm.
Rub behind pets ears when scared or stressed.
Dilute with carrier oil and rub on kid’s tummy and feet to help calm and help curb midnight waking.
Diffuse while meditating or homework time…great for overactive or stressed kids!
Add 5-8 drops to half a cup of Epsom salt and add for a relaxing bath.