Benefits of Movement

Weather and Importance of Movement

I don’t know about you but I am DEEPLY affected by weather conditions. Some people think that is crazy. I am here to tell you that I do not believe it is crazy AT ALL!

This year I have been personally struggling. 

On cold rainy days, I want nothing more than to crawl into my bed and wait it out.  Had I done that though, I would still be hibernating between my sheets and we are halfway through May!

I have always been affected by weather.  It is a REAL THING so please know you are not alone if you have these feelings in your body show up. Symptoms include: pain in low back and neck, pressure headaches, eyes aching, respiratory issues, aching all over, mood swings.

For many of you who know me, you may be thinking this is ridiculous that I am saying this happens to me as I come across as cheerful most of the time…I am not and experience all these symptoms quite regularly with our current weather system.

Honestly, there is really only one true Godsend that I have found that works for me……MOVEMENT and lots of it!

Movement has been imperative to my health and even more so with the long winter we have had this year.

I struggle most days to “want” to get up and move. The good news for me is, it is my career so not really a choice to say “ah, I will go tomorrow.”  There are days I just feel my brain screaming “I do not want to do this today!” and everyday that these internal struggles show up, I know I have to go whether I like it or not and here is the best part….

It’s really juicy….EVERY TIME the music comes on, within 5 seconds of the first beat, everything begins to shift. It’s like coming up from holding your breathe under water for a long time. That first inhale is so refreshing…As the music and dance continues on, I can feel my WHOLE body and mind coming ALIVE as if I had been in a coma prior to that moment.  By the end of 60 minutes, those pains, breathing, headache, mood swings…they are GONE!

I am AWAKE. I am ALIVE. I am ME AGAIN!

The hardest part in all of it is just getting myself to the location of a class. Once there, the whole world shifts.

In all my 42 years I have never found something that holds such a profound impact on not just my physical health but my mental and emotional health as well all at the same time.

I have spoke to many ladies recently who I am clear are dealing with the same thing. Many have commented on “I was going to come but I am just so tired right now.” Or “I was going to come but this weather has got me down.”

I want you to know I get it. I want you to know I experience it too.

I want you to know there is a way past all of that for you to FEEL GREAT even now, with the weather the way it is.

I cannot change Mother Nature, however, I can shift what I am doing to have my life working and positive no matter what Mother Nature decides to do, and YOU CAN TOO!

You are not alone. 

Come out to a class and let’s MOVE together! 🙂

Much love,

Tammy

 

Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

You Are Not Alone….I Am With You

As I continue to expand and build the Live OUT LOUD Movement I am so present to the platform this business stands on and for.

A place for people to realize they are not alone. Telling one on myself at times for you to be freed up from your own thoughts and things that you hide away from.  A place for people to be coached, lifted up and to discover how to move forward towards your own goals and dreams.

I have met and continue to meet people who silently suffer with their health, their thoughts, thinking they are a bad person because they either are unable to get fit or for something that has happened from years ago that they make themselves wrong for and do not allow themselves the freedom to really live again.  For some, they have created a jail cell around them and they can’t see anymore that they live in a free world.

The mission is simple….take each and every person out of the their head/thoughts and have them Living OUT LOUD in their lives! Abundance, Love, Play.

Learning from mistakes and losses, celebrating the wins and happy moments. I use fitness and health as the platform to create a life of abundance and happiness. Gone are the stress-filled days you once walked through and present are the days of having the skills to deal with anything!

This has been a personal mission I have been on for the last 30+ years on to how to deal with what life throws at me and learning how to not make myself wrong for where I am at or what is happening.

Fitness and forward thinking and planning has moved my own life from one of complete despair to true joy.  I have seen my clients overcome some big obstacles with their health, how they feel about themselves and come out from hiding in their lives.  The joy that they have now, I want everyone to experience.

I know this program can work for you too.  Why? Not only have I seen some of my own clients succeed, I have done it myself. I have walked my own life through this system.

I have total compassion for what you are dealing with and ruthless determination to walk every step with you to meet your goals and dreams.

Life is truly abundant, when you can see it. I am here to take you on that journey, guide you and have YOU Live OUT LOUD!

YOU are NOT alone.

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Are you ready to walk through the door to your joy-filled life? If you are, I am here! Please write to me and let me know where you are at, what is happening, and lets look together.  Everyone deserves to Live OUT LOUD, let me show you how!

 

Benefits of Movement

Another Reason to Take on Zumba!

If you need a reason to take on your fitness this year….maybe this is one….

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Yes! We have a good sense of humor at the LOL Movement! 🙂

That being said, this could be your time to protect yourself from zombies and learn a few moves along the way!

Come join us and get started in 2015! Zumba classes burn 800-1000 calories, teach you new dance steps to take to any wedding or party you are invited to and each week you get to move, laugh, sweat and feel great with an amazing community of women!

Check out our schedule and RSVP when you would like to join us! Your first class is complimentary and class pass sales run until the end of January!

Benefits of Movement

Want a Dose of Happy Today?

This blog is not to discount the work of therapists by the picture post attached.  This is a reminder of the benefits of fitness to your overall health and can be a cost-effective enhancement to your overall health.

Fitness provides an emotional and mental release as well as physical benefits.  When you are raising your heart rate, listening to great music, moving your molecules around which you do in fitness programs you are also supporting yourself emotionally and mentally.

It is not to discount the work that one may be doing with therapy, however, imagine what benefit you could provide to your life by starting out even taking 1-2 classes a week of anything fitness related. Never get stopped by thinking by trying one thing and it didn’t work out that now all fitness programs are not for you!

KEEP GOING! 

If I would have stopped at cycling, swimming, running, lifting weights, boot camps…..I NEVER would have discovered my love of Zumba.  If I would have stopped at yoga or hot yoga….I NEVER would have discovered Laughter Yoga!

KEEP AND OPEN MIND!

Walking to work is great however, discovering something in the fitness realm that may include other people can be exhilarating! A way to get fit, release healthy endorphins and meet other happy healthy like-minded people! It really is a win win!

FIND YOUR PASSION AND DO LOTS OF IT! 🙂

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Benefits of Movement

Robin Williams Death A Reminder For Us All

Last night we all heard of the death of a great comedian and outstanding actor Robin Williams.  His death was ruled not of natural causes but of suicide potentially caused due to a depression that he had been dealing with for quite some time.

I went to bed last night thinking of all the people I have known personally and celebrities who have struggled with depression and have taken their own lives because of it.  I have never understood suicide and because I don’t understand it, I can’t speak to what someone truly must be going through to have this be an option or the “only way out” of where they are at.

I laid awake most of the night thinking “How do we know who is really struggling with depression or mental illness?” How would we know when most times you can see when you get on a streetcar, TTC, walking down the street no one even makes eye contact with anyone?  Some people do, not many though.  Most people are too busy on their cell phones or listening to music (myself included at times) to stop and talk to someone, or say Hi….to another human being.

It seems as though we have lost touch with humanity.  We may be dealing with our own life stressors ie. Work, traffic, late, family life, etc. that we stop seeing each other and are only focused on the “problems/stressors” of our own lives.  Maybe even looking at how we can hide our own issues so no one finds out which has us not be present at all to what’s going on around us.

All I know is that there is support out in the world and it comes in many forms and we as a society, need to embrace and support each other in finding what works and not make people feel uncomfortable for sharing what they are dealing with.

Some forms of support are help lines, doctor support, hospitals specializing in mental health, naturopath’s, meditation, fitness practices (dance, yoga, cycling, etc all can benefit someone’s mental state) that can all support humanity really.  We need to take the stigma off of mental health and begin to see people as people and support one another.

The person sitting next to you while you read this may be someone in need of a smile and “hello” today, please give it to them.  Someone you meet today may be uplifted by you sharing a funny story with them. Please share it.  The person in the food court eating alone today, may be delightfully surprised by you asking to sit with them over lunch. Please do it.

Get reconnected with humanity today and every day. One step every day, love one another because who someone else is, is you as well.  We are one.

Be kind to one another. Make a difference.

Love you all.

~Tammy

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