Breathe: Thursday’s Mantra

Today’s Mantra:

Breathe: “Take several deep breaths, and exhale slowly to awaken your energy and to release old patterns.”

-Archangel Raphael

Hey followers! I hope you all are having a great Thursday! Today’s mantra is great for everyone. We can all benefit from several deep breaths and slow exhales to awaken our energy and start a new day with good vibes.

Today is the day I go to orientation and finalize my classes for this semester. It’s kind of an overwhelming feeling but amazing at the same time, to know I am going to be one step closer to the career I have wanted for so long. Here’s to taking lots of deep breaths, exhaling through any negativity or fear you have and gaining positive energy to create a new set of patterns that will make the happiest you!

Cheers to Thursday! Make it a great day and breeeathe! 🙂

Namaste,

Xxo

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What’s in the Bag of the “Plus 1” – Wedding Weekend

Hey!! I hope you all had a great 4th of July!

So it’s been some time since my last post – You know summer…it gets crazy with beach trips, weddings, bridal/baby showers and the list goes on 🙂

This past weekend we celebrated the love of a beautiful couple at one of the most gorgeous venues, The Lyman Estate Mansion also known as The Vale, a historic country house located in Waltham, MA on 37 acres of pure beauty.

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Call me a “swooner” but there’s just something about an old Victorian mansion! The wedding was absolutely perfect filled with amazing people, music, food, the best tasting wines and of course, so much love.

Thursday night we had the rehearsal dinner, which was casual but somewhat dressy. I always over pack whenever I go somewhere, mainly because I change my mind way too often when it comes to clothes 🙂 There’s nothing wrong with having tons of options….right??? Who wants to be thousands of miles away and wishing you would have packed something?! 🙂 This was the perfect opportunity to wear my new stitch fix blouse with some gray skinnies dressed up with some heels.  IMG_7341

Friday night…wedding time! My boyfriend was in the wedding party and planned to be gone most of the day so I decided to hang around the hotel, hit up the gym and do some yoga before the wedding. Packing some yoga pants, comfy shorts, sports bra and some sneakers was a must!

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Having trouble deciding what to wear to the wedding?? You can’t go wrong with the little black dress, heels and a bright necklace! Don’t forget pair of flip flops or flats to dance the night away with. Let loose and have some wine! Cheers

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So thankful for this guy! Wouldn’t have wanted to share this fun with anyone else. So glad I got to be his “plus 1” 🙂

Ladies and Gents…My Person

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xxo

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Taking on Week 3 >>BB4

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Time to take on week 3 of Tone It Up Beach Babe 4!

Starting the day with the TIU Rock Your Body workout and the TIU Booty Call (20 minute or longer run, HIIT workout, or class).  I chose one of my HIIT workouts, this morning.

During TIU you learn the importance of 5 meals a day.

M1 – Meta D or Bombshell spell  with egg and some fruit or a Perfect Fit Pancake and some TIU approved coffee or Perfect Fit Awaken Tea. (Black coffee for me is a must!…lately I have been all about the cold brew)

M2 – Mid morning snack. I enjoy making smoothies or if I’m running a bit late in the morning I just grab a piece of fruit.

M3 – Healthy lunch of lean protein and complex carbs with fruit and veggies on the side.

M4 – For my afternoon snack lately I have been obsessed with hummus. I love all the flavors with pretty much any veggie.

M5 – A lean protein with unlimited green veggies and a touch of healthy fats while limiting starches.

Post M5 I enjoy a cup of tea or Perfect Fit Unwind Tea with an occasional splash of warm almond/cashew milk.

As always, before bed, unwinding with yoga is perfect for a great night’s rest. Stay tuned for my 10 favorite yoga poses to do before bed!

So far going on week three of my TIU journey I am highly satisfied! I love the way I feel and I have already seen a difference!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

xxo

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A Thursday Positive : Heartbeat

Happy Thursday!!

I figured I’d start this gorgeous day off with a positive vibe!

 

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“Your heart is as wide open as a dance club on a Saturday night. Remember that old expression your parents used: I love you to the moon and back ? That’s how you feel about everyone. Enjoy this blissful state of love, sweet love. More is coming, too.”

  • The Oracle of E cards (Pam Grout & Colette Baron-Reid)

 

This couldn’t be any more on point… It’s totally me! I have been told so many times “you’re too nice” (to the people who don’t give it in return) and maybe that’s true. I used to hate hearing it over and over and then get walked all over. Through the years I have come to realize there is a happy medium. It is OK to love and forgive but also, it’s not OK to let others hurt you. You are not a human punching bag…and you will not keep letting other’s burn you. You just have to learn from it, remember how it makes you feel and move forward with the biggest heart and a shield on the side 🙂 Why should I change who I am because of another person’s negativity?? DON’T! Stay strong and be you! That’s what’s beautiful. AND DO SOME YOGA!

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“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” – Dalai Lama

Namaste

xxo

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Spontaneity – Daily Affirmation

Good morning and Happy Thursday! I’m hoping everyone’s Thursday has started off on the right foot and if not, hopefully this daily affirmation will change your outlook on today. Remember to keep an open mind and think positive. Sometimes we get stuck in some ruts and that’s OK! We just need to make sure we get ourselves out!

SPONTANEITY

“Do you like spontaneous adventures of the highest caliber? The only acceptable answer to this question is “YES” –so buckle up, Charlie*! You’re about to take a wild ride through the unexplored, unconventional, and underrated. You’re about to learn that “Yes” is a magic word with the power to unlock new dimensions in space, time, and after-hours hangouts. “Yes” will lead you to experiences you didn’t think possible, and teach you that lifelong friendships are sometimes lurking just behind a karaoke singer’s mullet.

*There’s a pretty good chance your name is not Charlie.

 

-Knock Knock Affirmators!

 

Sometimes we just need to change the way we are thinking. Think YES! Yes to new adventures! Yes to being positive! Yes to a great life!

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I hope you all enjoy your day!

Namaste

xxo

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Perseverance

 

Daily Affirmators!

 

PERSEVERANCE

“It seems you’re on a massive journey right now, and this card has arrived to remind you that you will reach the other side. The mountain you’re climbing is huge and formidable, but so is your ability to climb it. You don’t need to enjoy it, you just need to tackle it. Complain if it makes the job easier. Blow off steam. You think mountain climbers get to the top of Everest on inspirational quotes? No way. They’re grunting, and crying, and cursing like freakin’ pirates. That just doesn’t sell a lot of posters.”

-KNOCK KNOCK AFFIRMATORS!

This card couldn’t have come at a better time for me. It’s perfect! I’m on this journey to a healthier me and it’s not always glamorous…that’s for sure. I am on the final week of my BBG beginner training and then on to the real deal 🙂 . It’s been said that hitting the four week mark you tend to feel your motivation start to slip away…which is so true. Sometimes (well…most of the time) I am so impatient. This just reminds me to think of where I want to be and I will get there with consistency and hard work. Not today…not tomorrow, but I WILL get there and YOU will too no matter what massive journey you are on. Have faith and patience (I’m trying 🙂 ) and GET TO IT!

Enjoy this beautiful Wednesday☀️

Namaste

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Hey there!

Hey! I’m Danika, mum of two amazing boys, ages 7 and 4. I wanted to create a blog for quite some time but wasn’t sure where to start. I’m 27 with so many things that I’m passionate about. I figured why not talk about the two most important ~ Life as a mum and my road to a healthier me! So come and follow as I take you through my fitness journey and this crazy thing called life!

I look forward to sharing everything I’m passionate about with you from my kiddos to fitness to recipes to travel and everything in between! Feel free to comment or ask questions, I’d love to hear from you!

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