POWERCLASS

This POWERCLASS is one you’re not going to want to miss! I am wrapping up my series on the 5 elements of well-being, and bringing in a wonderful special guest!

My sister @missportia! She is a wife, mother of 3, and all around boss who embodies the 5 elements of well-being all while keeping a positive outlook on life. Can you say #blackgirlmagic? πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½


Join me this Thursday at 7PM PST LIVE on Facebook and Instagram as we discuss how to balance it all and manage your overall well-being. See you soon!πŸŒΏπŸ’–πŸ’ͺ🏽

Fit For Thought: Sometimes running is the only thing that makes sense.

I’m back!!!… Hello out there and HAPPY TUESDAY TO YOU! Why such a long break?… I just haven’t felt inspired to write. I stopped writing for my blog in July of 2018 and haven’t really logged on since. I’ve been in a season of waiting. I was trying to figure out something to write, and I just didn’t know what I wanted to say… frustrating right?

Although in what some call a “rut” I was (and still am) growing. More than ever I am exercising more regularly, eating better, and definitely taking care of my mental health. I’ve began a new project, and working to transition my career. To add the cherry on top, I just got back from a trip to Jamaica! With all this going on, I still felt some way about writing. I asked myself… what can I do?

I know when life is just not making sense or I feel like I can’t handle it all, I RUN. I run because number one, I am a runner at heart. Number two, it just allows me to be me, and number three, sometimes it is the only thing that makes sense. I can control it. I have fun with it, and of course it is making me healthier. This type of self care never gets old!!!

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What is it that you do to make sense of it all. Is it something physical? Is it sitting in silence? I don’t quite know, but running makes my mind, body, and spirit stronger. I feel more centered. More like Dominique.

The older I get the more I realize how important my health is to me, so I encourage you today to find something that just helps you make sense of it all. Find something to promotes you living a healthier life.Β That makes you come alive. Something that you can do on your own terms.

I am Dominique Michele, and running is my first love.

Be well you guys!

Live. Love Well & Fit.

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P.S. Jamaica was AMAZING!

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Emotional Health

So I took a week off preparing for Fitness Night Out, but I am back with the dimensions of wellness. This week we are on emotional health. This dimension is all about being able to express your emotions appropriately, and controlling them when they are shall I say… not so appropriate. It also involves love, trust, sadness, self esteem and many other emotions. Like I always tell my clients if you are more aware that something is going on (good or bad) emotionally, the better you will be able to respond to various situations and also give friends and family fore warning. So let’s improve our emotional health this week. No matter what comes your way this week respond don’t react in every situation.
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Practice Gratitude

A great tool I used to connect and work on my spiritual health is to practice gratitude. Increasing your level of gratitude feels you with an enormous amount of thankfulness that will help you appreciate life. I try to practice it daily, not to mention it is my top character strength. I challenge you tomorrow morning before you get out of bed to say one thing you are grateful for and then start your day. I hope it helps you! Be well. πŸŒΏπŸ’–πŸ’ͺ🏽#dimensionsofwellness #spiritualhealth #livelovewellandfit #bossupforhealth #iamwellandfit #tuesday #fitmom #fitness #health #exercise #wellness #wellandfitcoaching

Lead By Example

It’s Tuesday and we are still talking kid’s health and fitness. Word to all the parents out there… WE LEAD BY EXAMPLE. My kids know no difference than to see Mommy and Daddy exercising. When you think they are not watching guess what they are. Let’s lead our children into living a healthy lifestyle for years to come! πŸŒΏπŸ’–πŸ’ͺ🏽 #livelovewellandfit #iamwellandfit #tuesday #fitmom #fitness #health #exercise #wellness #wellandfitcoaching #throwback #mommydaughter #stretching

Learn to have fun

Sometimes the best time you can have is reliving an old memory. Can you believe that? I wanted to be a dentist!… Me!… and of course I wanted to run in the Olympics. I will always be a track girl at heart. This not only was fun to reflect, but it also made me smile. What did you want to do when you were a kid?…and what are you doing now? Does it make you happy? Are you having fun living your present life? πŸŒΏπŸ’–πŸ’ͺ🏽

Fit For Thought

You are uniquely you, and that includes the calories you burn. Don’t be fooled by being generalized. There are different requirements for everyone. I was reading an article on msn.com health and fitness about how the treadmill at them gym is lying to you. It stated that the machines can overestimate how many calories you burn by 40%. That is a substantial percentage.

I have always tried to tell people that you may have to do more or less exercise depending on your height, weight, geneder, body type, and workout intensity. Every calorie that we burn is really customized to everything about our body makeup. So just as a word of advice, the next time you are in the gym, and think you are burning what the treadmill tells you, think again. I encourage you to read the article as well as they have the best devices for tracking caloric burn (https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/fitness/the-max-calories-you-can-burn-in-a-workout/ar-BBK8mRg).

Also remember you can’t out exercise a bad diet. Change will occur when you change you eating lifestyle along with exercise. That is the best way. I hope you all had a great Tuesday, and be well you guys!

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Early riser like me?… great! Midday warrior?…awesome! Late night gym rat?…cool!

Part of finding what works for you is also finding what fits into your daily schedule. I like to rise early and exercise just because it provides me with “me time”. No kids distracting me. It is quiet, and I can really tackle the morning. It also gives me more energy through the day.

What time of day works for you? What would you like to try? Whatever you choose, choose to get your body moving, and stick to it! You can do it! πŸŒΏπŸ’–πŸ’ͺ🏽

Fit For Thought

Find what works for you! Exercise is not one fits all. Just like anything else you have to get into the groove and find something that will keep your attention. My goal this week to do two days of yoga to keep it interesting! Part of it is exploring new physical activity that may work for you. So this week find that groove. Find what works for you ! πŸŒΏπŸ’–πŸ’ͺ🏽

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