Day 18 ♥ Fitness (Owning the Yang of My Self)

“Why Men Love Bitches” ? I had just spoken about the awesome amount of Self Love that a woman must own, cultivate and embrace from within herself  to stay on course, live her purpose and find true happiness, when this video “popped up” from the many fitness training videos I was watching. How beautifully synchronistic! (smiling) I could only smile and share when I heard this brother speak about the very topic and points I tried to explain (and some energies and experiences I had not yet named or fully understood!)

These past 3-4 years have been quite a journey! Embracing the more powerful aspects of fitness, athletics, martial arts, and forms of sacred movement has and proves to be fruitfully empowering! Many have NOT understood this transition, and have ONLY seen it as physical rather than spiritual AND physical at the same time! True getting an ultra-loving-tree hugging-hippy girl like myself to embrace the darker, dirty, physical side of myself wasnt always an easy adjustment! But diving deeper into not only the ‘darkness’ of my total self helped me to shed some of the illusion and dogma I carried about the universe, life and my role in it! As a Woman redefining her Self for her Self by her Self many aspects of identity had to come tumbling down.The more I searched within the more I learned, saw, felt and knew to be untrue and true about who I had been and was becoming. From a Soul perspective, I was able to truly ‘understand’ who I was, had been, could be, can be, will be – from an I AM – center place of reference.

Fitness has further allowed me to embrace aspects of myself that were dormant, silenced, sleeping from my everyday life. Fitness pushes me harder beyond my comfort zones! Fitness challenges me to be better, try harder, do better, do more, stay committed and nurture myself in the image I want and not settle for what is! My Fitness Journey, continues to further awaken the Yang Masculine Divine Energy, that had seemed somewhat vague and void in my early adult life. Or rather it re-awakened those dormant energies from within me in my own areas of complacency! Surely, I was FULL of the Divine Feminine Unconditional Love energies that I had been well known for on Facebook and in the community, but it was my ‘darker’ ‘ yang’ energy that would allow me to TOTALLY embrace ALL OF WHO I AM ON A SOUL LEVEL. It is a powerful awakening of the Goddess Self from a 360 perspective! (Not a this or that, outer identity point of being.)

There is so much to be grateful for and thankful to for this growth and beautiful exchange!

I no longer sought out those qualities from outside of myself but learned to nurture, cultivate, blossom these energies from within into my outerworld. As I stated in an earlier post, this ‘Red’ energy comes to life when I’m in an athletic situation, academic environment, and a natural, wholistic position of greater awareness on behalf of Mother+Father Earth, the safety of Children, and Nature, et al. And this Brother so eloquently coined this as “Queen Warriors, Women Princess Warriors” energy! I agreed with joy and thanked him!

Storm and Black Panther,  Marvel Comics

Storm and Black Panther,
Marvel Comics

True Brother, I have tapped into the Queendom of my Natural Self, I am living the Warrior Goddess energy of who I am in this lifetime! I am “Owning” the Yang Energy of my Self!

xo! InLove,

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Day 18 – Hero’s Journey –

 

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Okay so I’ve been doing additional routines hence my soreness! They are proving to work me to the bone! Here is a variation of an ab workout routine I started doing that is worth the effort, time and pain! “Stick-with-it-ness” will pay off!

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Ab – Routine 

Total Time: 25 minute – 30 minute workout
Equipment: Mat, Dumbbells, Water, Towel

Sets/Reps/Duration: 2 rounds (reps) – 60 seconds each exercise

Weighted Wood Chopper (1 dumbbell)
Weighted Squats (2 dumbbells)

Rest 30 seconds

Weighted Russian Twists (1 dumbbell)
Oblique Crunches

Rest 30 seconds

Body weight Mountain Climbers
Body weight Scissor Kicks

Rest 30 seconds

Burpees (slow)
Body weight Lunges (30 seconds, each leg)

Rest 30 seconds

Planks w/Arm & Leg Lifts
Body weight planks (forearms)

 

Cool down + Stretch! images (16)

 

 

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