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The way I see it, the time is NOW... for change to come & happiness, health & strength to be found. As of 2012, this has only changed in the way that I have stumbled upon an amazing at home business venture that has given me the avenue to ACTUALLY help transform peoples lives. Funny thing is, that's been my goal all along. So now I not only share who I am here but what I do. The fact is that anyone of you can actually find your happiness & success thru allowing the right connections to occur in your life. If you are on my blog... you made it here because you are looking to shift, strive, smile &/or change. Well now, I can help guide you to do any & all of the above thru personal motivation, life changing products with an outstanding reputation & LONG list of testimonials, substantial savings with our shopping annuity & incredible business opportunities to actually call your own... While never having to leave the security of your current J O B! Never be afraid to give something you know nothing about a chance; at least to hear about it. Then you can make an educated decision to pass it up not an ignorant one. The opportunities exist.

Friday, April 13, 2012

This week just wasn't productive... this week I felt defeated again. There are always so many people that make a difference on how you view who you are, when you love so many. What you have become... and where you've evolved as a woman, mother, wife, sister, friend...

But the bottom line is that I can never be perfect and I will not allow myself to feel broken from within. My family is an amazing one and I will accept everyone (faults and virtues) just as I deserve to be accepted.

It has come to my attention that every amazing woman has their moments where a hard time coping with what life has to fling at them is inevitable. And with that in mind... Know this ladies...

The strength that you need to see each and every day through is within all of us! The faith that you need to believe in humanity is within reach with your higher power at hand! And the love, understanding and acceptance that we are all meant to share in this life time dwells within us all!!

There is no way that working out or not working out this week will change any of what truly matters in your life. The secret is to get back on the horse after you've picked yourself up and dusted yourself off... because it's what YoU want for yourself.... not because it's expected of you.

The desire to reach your goals will keep you motivated enough to create change!!

Have an amazing weekend bloggers... and enjoy the following ...

4 Exercises That End Back Pain

Learn how to banish back pain instantly and prevent future injuries and aches

Stop Back Pain

Is your back bothering you? Research shows that moving more can be the best medicine. Here, four ways to send pain packing.

1. Stretching

WHAT'S THE PROOF? A recent study found that stretching is just as effective as yoga at reducing back pain.

WHY IT WORKS Stretching of any kind, whether static (you hold the pose) or dynamic (you move through a complete range of motion), can help improve flexibility and decrease back-pain risk and symptoms.

Stretches hips, calves

Stand with feet staggered, left leg in front. Bend front knee about 90 degrees and lower back knee a few inches from floor. Press right hip forward, feeling a stretch along front of hip. Hold for 20 to 30 seconds. Switch sides.

2. Yoga

WHAT'S THE PROOF? Two recently published studies found that people who practiced yoga had less pain and more mobility than those who simply followed a self-care book on back-pain relief.

WHY IT WORKS Yoga combines stretching with strength and balance poses, which help shore up weak muscles and release tight ones. It's also a stress reliever; tension can lead to a tight back.

Stretches back; improves relaxation

Sit on heels, knees hip-distance apart. Exhale and lower torso between thighs. Reach arms forward. Hold for about 30 to 60 seconds

3. Strength Training

WHAT'S THE PROOF? Physical therapists have long advocated doing traditional resistance training (using body weight only, bands, dumbbells, or machines) to improve strength and regain function, especially for everyday activities.

WHY IT WORKS It stabilizes and strengthens your entire body. "Back pain can occur when muscles are not prepared for a certain movement, whether that's lifting a heavy box or carrying a child," says A. Lynn Millar, PT, PhD, a professor of physical therapy at Winston-Salem State University.

Strengthens legs, glutes, core

Stand with feet hip-distance apart. Bend knees, shifting hips back as if sitting into a chair, and lift arms. Hold for 1 count; return to start. Do 10 to 15 reps.

4. Pilates

WHAT'S THE PROOF? A small Canadian study found that patients with nonspecific lower-back pain who did a Pilates workout for 4 1/2 hours a week reported significantly less pain and disability 1 year after starting the program than those who simply followed a doctor's care.

WHY IT WORKS Pilates strengthens the core muscles that support the spine, decreasing your risk of injury. It also boosts flexibility, making it easier to move without pain.

Strengthens pelvic floor, deep abdominals; stretches lower-back muscles

Lie faceup on floor, knees bent, ankles under knees. Exhaling, gently tilt hips up slightly, keeping butt on floor and flattening spine. Hold for a few seconds, then inhale and return to neutral (starting) position. Do 5 to 10 reps.

Published February 2012, Prevention

Updated February 2012


lynette said...

arghhh! i just wrote a long o comment and my phone froze....... ugh :( anyway thanks for this blog entry i needed it :)

Connie said...

Awwww!!! I HaTe when that happens!!!! So sorry that I didn't get to enjoy all of your response mujer... :/ But thank you for logging on and using any bit of this site to help and motivate you in any way shape and/or form that works or matters to you!!