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Hellooooo out there!! I’m currently flying high in the sky, on a 13 hour flight from Seoul to Detroit, then we have one more 4 hour flight back to Denver. All this after a 7 hour flight at 1am out of Bali. I think it’s safe to say I won’t be back to Bali anytime soon after all these flights. 30 hours is just too much for me. I would really like to know how flight attendants don’t get sick on these flights because I failed on the way there. Reallllllly hoping it doesn’t happen on the way home and I can battle jet lag a little harder. Flying is exhausting. I think I need a break from it after this trip. Good thing I fly out again on Sunday. Ughhhhhhhh.
Ok, enough of my b*tching. I’m annoying. Let’s get some motivational vibes going! Bali was a really spiritual experience for me in many ways. It’s not like I went to some yoga retreat or meditation class or anything like that, but it got me thinking in different ways. When you’re in Bali, you’re surrounded by other cultures. And many of those cultures don’t obsess over the little things. They don’t let a few dimples hold them back or a stretch marks bother them, they simply live. They put on their thong bikinis and they LIVE. And as I watched all these women (and men) on the beach, all different sizes and shapes, walking with their heads held high, it made me wonder why I always felt so uncomfortable in a swimsuit, even to this day. I think a lot of is has to do reading the trash magazines and fitness magazines when I was younger, along with the environment that I was raised in. But if we can begin to change the way we view ourselves, the way we carry ourselves, and the way we view others; the generations after us will hopefully be set up for a more confident tomorrow. A place where they don’t sweat the small stuff. A place where they simply think about enjoying their day instead of the cellulite they have on their legs.
My environment growing up didn’t teach me to think about the world outside of my body. But that doesn’t mean I have to let that past decide my present thoughts. If you’re someone who deals with those same types of negative thoughts, it may be time to take a deeper look into the WHY. Bali helped me open up many of the why thoughts. WHY is cellulite a bad thing? WHY do I care what other people think? WHY do I see my body in a negative light? The more I thought through these whys, the less power they had over me. Cellulite feels like a bad thing because society taught me that, but I don’t have to feel that way. I honestly don’t care what others think about my body. And I see my body in a negative light because I chose to think those thoughts. Once I thought through those whys, I was able to move on with my day.
Your past thoughts don’t decide your present thoughts. You do. Change the narrative in your daily thoughts and you’ll be pleasantly surprised how much more enjoyable life can be. Let’s do this together! And you don’t even need Bali to experience that!
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Sunday – Hike up Mt Batur
Monday – Rest Day
Tuesday – Full Body Workout at AirBnb – see movements here
5 rounds 40 sec on 20 sec rest:
- Bulgarian Split Squats (left leg)
- 4 Shoulder Taps to 1 Elevated Push Ups
- Bulgarian Split Squats (right leg)
- 10 Mountain Climbers to 1 Pike Position
Wednesday – Rest Day
Thursday – Lower Body Band Workout at AirBnb – see movements here
3 rounds of:
- 10 Banded Deadlift to Squat to Bicep Curl
- 30 Banded Plank Jacks
3 rounds of:
- 15 Banded Kickbacks (each side)
- 30 Total Banded Lateral Walks
3 rounds of:
- 20 Banded Pull Throughs
- 15 Banded Clam Shells (each side)
3 rounds of:
- 15 Banded Single Leg Deadlifts (each side)
- 20 Banded Reverse Lunges (each side)
Friday – Rest Day
Saturday – HIIT Workout at Bali Training Centre
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