We all know how important it is to be aware of feelings and to take care of ourselves during these challenging and uncertain times. My favorite band, ODESZA, did a livestream of music yesterday on YouTube. Although this might seem minor, it was one of the better parts of my week so far. ODESZA hasn't put out new music in two years and have been taking some time off after touring for 2 1/2 years straight.
The mix of music is amazing, but the most powerful part was a message at the beginning. The message is a voicemail from Harrison's mom. It really was unexpectedly powerful to me. I am including it and the music mix below. Enjoy! :)
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"Hi. I am thinking about you, and I want you to take time for yourself. Slow down and find moments that only belong to you. And may your spirit savor them. Be blessed with all that makes you happy and healthy today and every day."
Our new normal is anything but normal. I have not yet entered the work from home stage, but I have heard from many of you that it is sort of tough. One way to pass the time, lift your spirits and do something good for you is to work out! With gyms around the nation being closed, many places are offering FREE at home workouts! Here's a list of a few to try-- that don't require signing up and are absolutely free!
The Fitness Marshall
Caleb Marshall is from my hometown- Marion, Indiana! His dance fitness workout videos are wildly popular, and people love his bubbly personality.
YOGATX is my favorite yoga to do at home. It is challenging but not super complicated. Cole Chance is one of my favorites!
Cosmic Kids Yoga
For those with little ones at home (or those who are just looking for a good story), Cosmic Kids Yoga is an awesome resource! Also, Jamie has an awesome British accent!
Down Dog App
Free yoga, HIIT and barre classes until April 1, 2020. (You do have to download the app for this one.)
Core Power Yoga
Free for everyone for the next month, CorePower (with brick-and-mortar studios across that country now closed) will offer the same in-studio experience for people at home. Choose their level one (C1) or two (C2) yoga classes, which feature fast-paced flows, along with soothing poses. Or try yoga sculpting (YS) to mix strength-training moves with yoga sequences. You’ll also find meditations for when you just need to get some zen.
No Equipment Training
Planet Fitness is offering freee workouts on their Facebook page every day. You don't have to be a member of Planet Fitness to access the free workouts!
Always free workout videos, challenges and plans. Always awesome.
Get ready for a high-intensity workout that will tone your whole body! Led by STRONG by Zumba® Master Trainer Aurelio Figari, this 30-minute session includes high-intensity cardio and muscle-conditioning exercises that are synced to the beat of the music to keep you motivated and focused. Press play and push past your limits for the next 30 minutes.
Happy sweating! If you need an accountability partner, you've got my number! :)
Monday morning had every reason to be hectic:
Just as I walked outside to direct the first 6 cars through the drop-off zone, I looked up and saw the sky on fire in the east. It was truly breathtaking. I held up traffic, quickly grabbed my phone and snapped this picture. As soon as it had appeared, all the colors faded and the sun came up. It was a gentle reminder that the day held so much promise. Despite the rain and well-managed chaos, there was beauty to be seen if I look for it.
It's almost time to spring forward! Daylight saving time 2020 begins at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 8, meaning you'll set your clock to 3 a.m. at that point.
So set a reminder for 2 a.m. Sunday and then check out these four fast facts about daylight saving time.