Tag Archives: motivation

Flat belly work out

It’s combination of strength training, flexibility and cardio that will flatten your belly.
That’s why I like this workout. It combines strength and cardio with flexibility movements.

  
Have you done any of these exercises? Which ones are your favorite or least favorite?

xxSerena 

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Warm-up exercises for functional mobility

Warming up your muscles and creating mobility slowly in your muscles prepares your body for a strenuous workout. 

Warming up prepares the body for exercise and helps to prevent injury.

But what are some good exercises to do? There are so many options. Choose what is right for you and your body today. Remember to listen to your body. What was good for you yesterday may not necessarily be correct for you today.

Here are some ideas:

   
   
Do you warm up before you workout?

xxSerena 

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality

It’s the idea that how we think of ourselves will impact our lives. And that our lives impact everyone around us. 

I took a picture of a page in a book. I believe the author is JK Rowling. 

  
What do you think it means? 

xxSeren 

Make your life inspiring

I read something “pretty cool” (thx Miley Cyrus) yesterday.

Here it is:

  
I think this is an important one for the vitality section of Serena Glow!

Your life is a message. What you decide to do with that life, and that means how you decide to earn a living, can inspire those around you. So make it worth something.

Believe in what you live.

Do you? 

I know you do. Maybe not right now, but you were preparing to live your life in this way soon. Maybe you already do it in small ways. Maybe you want to do it more. What’s your story?

xxSerena 

The seven cardinal rules for life. Or are they?

I found something interesting. This is the type of information that may be interesting to discuss with someone deep and full of opinions! 

Or perhaps not. Take a look and decide for yourself.

  
What do you think of these seven cardinal rules? Is there any truth to this?

xxSerena 

Just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it won’t happen

I came across a great quote to maintain your vitality, positivity and momentum. 

  
I believe the most important thing is to simply know what you want.

Once you know what you want, all you have to do after that is work hard to get it.

And if you really want it, really really want itā€¦ you will get it.

Why? 

Because someone wise once told me, “you will get what you want as long as you want it more than anything else.” 

Stay strong, have faith and carry on my lovely readers!

xxSerena 

The 30 day no-fail happiness challenge

It’s simple, really, here it is:


Try it. It’s only 30 days. It’s not a large time commitment either. The steps are very simple. Basically you are practicing gratitude, counting your blessings, focusing on what is meaningful in your life, building relationships, exercising your body and fostering your spiritual health.

What do you think of this? Is it a load of crap? Will you be trying it?

xxSerena

The Psychology of Self Motivation

Scott Geller is Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality.

Wow, did he say some good stuff about learning, training and self motivation. It’s about giving confidence, responsibility, trust and a sense of community to people if you want them to truly do their best. This is, of course, assuming that you are interested in fostering a high quality of work and expertise.

He mentions online training. Yes, it might be “productive” when it comes to dollars spent but does it really train effectively? It’s like the difference between doing a video workout for one hour versus doing a workout with a personal trainer for the same amount of time. As gorgeous or “interactive” as the video may be, I’d rather spend an hour working out with John Cena himself than me alone with his latest workout video playing in my living room, or with my buddy trying to follow along with a set of dumbells and leotard. Funny vision, eh? šŸ˜‰

Back to self motivation …

In his words,

We can always learn from each other. We need to have the humility to accept feedback [even from those in lower positions], and the courage to speak up. And we need to help each other feel self motivated, How?

He goes on to explain what good leadership can do to self-motivate others. Positively, through encouragement, support, not negative reinforcement. He stresses that you get better results when you try to reach towards success, not avoid failure:

Give them the perception of competence. Teach them about competence, drive us! Let them perceive choice and let them know it’s community – we’re all in this together. We need each other.

Watch this great talk on self motivation:

I wish you a positive, motivating, dynamic and productive day!

xxSerena

20 tips to lose weight in 10 daysĀ 

Sometimes you need a boost to push you towards a healthier lifestyle. Maybe you want to do it for the people who love you, so that you can better serve society, or for your own self esteem.  

Here’s an infographic to give you 20 tips to start today. You’ll feel better, your life will change and the ones who love you will be grateful. The changes you make today will influence changes in someone else sooner or later. 

  
Good luck on your health journey. I wish you the best ā¤ļø

xxSerena 

12 tips for staying inspiredĀ 

Be the best you can be. Remember who you are and what you want out of life, and stay inspired. Don’t lose sight of your goals. Everyone wants different things, remember what you’re here for. 

Here are 12 tips to help you to stay inspired: 

 
Best, 

xxSerena