Being active has nothing but positive results, and I have a couple ideas for my witchy friends that may work out for you! Of all people, witches know that everything is connected, so keeping out body happy keeps our mind happy - which means better results for spells too!
Before The Workout
Drink some green or black tea! A little bit of caffeine before a workout is actually good - it gives you a little boost. Most pre-workouts have caffeine too, just be sure to keep it in moderation.
Enchant that water! I always toss some mint leaves and cut up strawberries in my water bottle. You can also use any kind of citrus, or even make some green iced tea to use as your first bottle hitting the gym or studio.
Glamours to look as badass as you’ll feel. Sigils in your pocket or shoes, or even enchanting your perfume or deodorant. I know it sounds silly but I can promise you that boost of confidence goes a long way when you’re pushing yourself, and you can look in the mirror and think, “I’m a badass witch.”
Ready that playlist. Music is everything for getting pumped, whether it’s working out or spell casting!
Don’t eat something too heavy. Save that reward for after the battle! Then you can ask your local kitchen witch for a hardy recipe!
There are so many kinds of ways to keep your body active, and not all of them are picking heavy things up and putting them back down.
Yoga. If you haven’t tried yoga yet I highly recommend this - especially for witches. It’s all about quieting the mind, becoming in touch with your body and the energy around you, strengthening, balancing, and centering yourself. It’s meditation, stretching and a workout all in one; how can you get better than this?!
Pole Dancing. You’re a witch aren’t you? So why don’t you try flying? I’m bias, I’ll admit it - but I teach pole fitness for a reason! There so so many benefits to pole. Confidence, it builds so much confidence. This is an amazing way to enhance your feminine energy, and if you work with any deities that are mainly with feminine power, dancing is a wonderful offering. It doesn’t have to be sexual, it can be sad, creepy, powerful, funny, hiphop or ballet mix, or contemporary! This builds your strength & flexibility and it doesn’t feel like work! It’s all play until before you know it your on the floor sweating and feeling like the sexiest/most graceful/beautiful person ever. Everyone is always supportive, there’s always body love and I’ve had students who are male, female, trans - there’s even a 54 year old man who loves wearing heels & his wife adores it(@manwhopoledances on instagram) and one of the ladies I used to dance with in Colorado named Patty - a 60 year old woman who looks damn good for her age and is so kind and strong! (Any questions feel free to message me!)
Aerial Silks. Another way to soar in the sky! This one I find isn’t as ‘dancy’ as pole but you can make it whatever you like. This one is a lot about holding poses and engaging your muscles for periods of time to do so, so it’s kind of aerial yoga but sometimes you spin. This art is graceful, beautiful and can be very dramatic and lovely!
Lyra. Another aerial art - what can I say? I think you should fly if your a witch! Hehe. This one is involving a hoop that is suspended in the air. It’s a great workout for sure, and the poses look so beautiful and magical once you get them. Check out @ladyinlaluna on instagram for an understanding of Lyra. Plus her hoop is a crescent moon and what’s more witchy than that?
Hula Hoop. This one is a much gentler way to get yourself moving if you’re not looking to get ripped. It’s great for flow, movement, those who like to dance in their kitchen and move freely. It’s a beautiful and hypnotic dance, and I love watching theses artists move. All you need is a hula hoop to start and you can get yourself moving and feeling happy! @danatheleo & @bunnknees are great artists to check out for inspiration.
Not So Witchy(but great workouts)
Boxing. I did kickboxing for a while and let me tell you it is a rush. It’s so fun, the gyms and classes I went to were supportive and kind no matter what level you were on. Plus, a little self-defense was never a bad thing!
Sport Teams. Whether you’re in school or have a community team, try out! Or if that’s too much, get some friends together to play a friendly game of ice hockey at your local rec center, or swim teams, kickball, baseball, or football!
Free running. I haven’t tried this yet but I would love to! Running around, building strength to scale structures and building speed and endurance. I’d say you’d be a survivor in the zombie apocalypse for sure - or at least undefeated winner in a game of Groundies.
Bouldering. This might be harder to access depending on where you live, but this is basically an indoor rock climbing gym. There are some places you are able to free climb, and some places there are colors coordinated to difficulty level. Both are fun, and bringing your family or friends is awesome too.
Surfing. Obviously, if your land locked this might be harder to do. But if you’re close to the beach and have the desire, why not take a class or two, try it out and see how you like it!
Not About That Commitment
Swimming. What better way to be a sea witch even if your land locked? Especially for the summer! Local beaches, lakes, rivers(if swimming is legal), are all wonderful, or even if you can wear yourself out at a waterpark or local pool.
Hiking. Back home I was spoiled with the Rocky Mountains and my easy access to it for beautiful hikes. It’s a wonderful way to connect with the Earth. Get to know the local wildlife! Hikes can very from difficulty. Make sure to pack a few snacks, a lot of water, and a few safety items(whistle, mirror, & bear spray) just incase something takes a wrong turn! Nature can be very unpredictable.
Taking walks. It can be as simple as walking your companion around a few blocks or to the park. You still get to meditate a little and get yourself moving a little for the day.
Park day! Bring a ball and some frisbees! Some snacks and water, and maybe some jump ropes or hula-hoops!
These are the best I could come up with on the top of my head, but please do let me know if I should add anything or if you have any questions. I hope this was helpful for you guys!
YALL LOOK AT HOW GOOD !!1!1! This breakfast was the best thing to ever happen to me !Blueberries, bananas, a tablespoon of homemade avocado mousse with cacao nibs and chia seeds sprinkled on top. AAAND it was all on a bed of oats made in almond milk and a touch of honey and now I’m hungry again 😂
It’s my birthday today and I just had to share this recipe with you guys that I tried out the other day. It’s so delicious and a great snack if you’re having guests.
Ingredients - 6 tortillas (I picked the healthiest kind I could find) - 1 avocado - 1 tomato - 1 tin of salsa sauce - 1 bag of grated cheese (I don’t know if this a thing all over the world, but I can buy bags where the cheese is already grated mainly because I’m lazy). - Olive oil
What to do Firstly, section the tortillas into two and two and try to make sure they are similar in size. So you should be left with three piles.
Then spread the salsa sauce on one of the tortillas and slice up the avocado and tomato. Spread that as well and then drizzle the grated cheese across the tortillas. Place the second tortillas on top.
Heat up a pan with some olive oil and place the tortilla. When it turns brown, you can then flip it. Once it’s done leave it to cool on a plate before you cut it into slices. You can either go for four slices or eight or even 2 slices. Whatever you feel like doing!
Then you can repeat that with the two remaining piles of tortillas and you’re all good to go.
That’s it for the post, babes. I hope you’re having a great day. As always hit that heart and share it around. If you decide to try it out, I’d love to hear about it! x
Weight: 171.6 lbs
Neck: 13.25 in
Bust: 37 in
Waist: 35 in
Hips: 40.75 in
Bicep: 13 in
Thigh: 21.5 in
Calf: 15 in
Weight loss this month: 1.4 lbs
Total weight loss: 9.4 lbs
Total inches lost: 11.5 in
I’m fairly happy with this progress. I know I’m at the point where I won’t be dropping pounds instantaneously. It’s going to take a lot of hard work to start losing more fat and gaining muscle. I’m proud of my ability to keep up with this for 3 months, here’s to another 3 more 🥂