4.25.17 // Even though it is getting dark outside these beautiful flowers I bought at the local farmer’s market are bringing light and happiness to my desk. Staying strong and enjoying the nice weather as finals are quickly approaching.
Quick fact. Ready?
Larger muscle groups, like the wonderful Gluteus Maximus, have thousands more motor units than smaller muscle groups, such as the muscles controlling eye movement.
This contributes to how we are able to produce such astounding force with the contraction of our glutes.
It’s amazing really, how our bodies are designed.
“I see you eating whatever you want and not exercising” - Pants
Dear girl trying to get back in shape,
I know it’s hard. I know the hardest thing you may do all day is walk into the gym. I know how easy it is to want to give up and go eat Chicken McNuggets, but don’t do it. I know it feels like you work so hard and get no where. I know how frustrating it is to see that person across the table from you eat a Big Mac every day while you eat your carrots and still be half of your size. I know that awful feeling where you don’t want to go to the gym because you know how out of shape you are. Trust me, I know.
The important thing is you are doing something about it. I’m sure you get mad at yourself for letting your body get this out of shape, but life happens. You have made a huge accomplishment by not having a soda in over a month, and those small changes are huge. I understand how hard it is, I understand how frustrating it is to not see results and I understand why you want to give up. Being healthy and fit takes so much time. As much as I wish you could wake up the day after a good workout with the 6 pack of your dreams, that just isn’t the reality. If being healthy was easy, everyone would do it, and it wouldn’t feel so good when you got there.
Remember how last January your resolution was to get back in the gym and get healthy again? Think about how incredible you would look right now if you would have stuck with it. The great thing is that you can start any time, and you can prove yourself wrong.
Tired of starting over? Then don’t give up.
You are only as strong as your mind. You will get there one day. Just be patient and keep working.
Or more specifically, a sigil to help you achieve inner and outer beauty and wellness through making healthy and smart choices for yourself.
(btw, the bottom part of this sigil, the one that looks roughly like a “M,T, C, and S” turned into a cross, can be used as a more easy-to-recreate version of this sigil that should achieve a similar affect :) )
Facial steams detox the skin by opening up the pores and softening dirt and debris that they hold. The blend of ingredients i’ve combined will allow your skin to feel and look younger while creating a soothing aroma to assist in waking up the brain cells. With a little positive intention during the steam, it can also assist in balancing and opening up the third eye and relieving any blockage in the crown chakra
Ingredients and properties:
The high vibrational energy in Amethyst assists in alleviating stress and anxiety providing peace and tranquility. Amethyst stimulates activities on the right side of the brain making this a perfect stone to enhance mental powers, creativity, and memory.
Lemon oil alleviates headaches, enhances moods, boosts the immune system, improves concentration, and eases symptoms of acne.
Clary Sage calms and soothes the skin, lightens mood, normalizes blood pressure, improves mental clarity, and releases stress.
Rose Buds are high in Vitamin C, A, and E which easily makes this herbs perfect for toning the skin and relieving it from free redials that damage the skin, making your skin look younger and healthier.
Red Clover has been known to alleviate Eczema due to it being packed with natural protective antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. This herbs is also known for treating cancer and reducing the aging in skin.
Once you’ve finished steaming your face, rinse your face with lukewarm water and then apply your preferred serum or moisturizer.
Observe your own body. It breathes. You breathe when you are asleep, when you are no longer conscious of your own ideas of self-identity. Who, then, is breathing? The collection of information that you mistakenly think is you is not the main protagonist in this drama called the breath. In fact, you are not breathing; breath is naturally happening to you. You can purposely end your own life, but you cannot purposely keep your own life going. The expression, “My life”, is actually an oxymoron, a result of ignorance and mistaken assumption. You don’t posses life; life expresses itself through you. Your body is a flower that life lets bloom - a phenomenon created by life.