We are LOVE

We-Are-Love

 

 

LoverulesRounded

 

What I have always known about myself  is that I love love! From when I was just a little girl I always sought out love. I wanted books about love and calendars, pens, notebooks…anything! I was never sure and still might not be about a lot of things but I am sure that I have always loved love.

As I grew up and went through school, started dating and eventually got married love was no longer in my view. I don’t know what happened but I got very lost and what I realize now is that I was not focused on love. This does not mean that I wasn’t loving or that I was a mean person it just means that I didn’t focus on it like I did then and like I do now. When I stopped focusing on Love I got lost in life. When I married a person who doesn’t believe in anything I got even more lost. I didn’t realize how important it was going to be to the rest of my life how important it was to believe in something. For my son’s sake I didn’t plan that one out very well. Of course clueless at the time and I am not blaming myself but I did somehow marry someone and have a child with someone who doesn’t believe in anything who eventually cheated on me and divorced me. Without belief in anything and without those values and morals how did I expect anything to last? I wasn’t awake then but I am awake now.

Love now is mostly what I think about. Loving things, books, ideas, sweating, learning, loving myself, loving my life and family, loving strangers, loving people’s differences. Just Love and Loving everything!

Love is what I pray to and for. Love is all that matters. When I put my thoughts out there I am not sure if they are going to the Universe or to God or to the moon, the stars….I don’t know but what I do know is that they are loving thoughts and I believe that Love will find a way and Love will guide me in the right direction.

When I was in my 20’s I wasn’t sure what or who I believed in. Was it God, was it nothing, was there nothing or no one to believe in?  And then slowly and gradually I realized that it was Love that I believed in and always had. I had gotten away from it because I wasn’t surrounded by it and I stopped thinking about it. I still have some of those things I had from when I was younger. There is a reason I kept them because I must have always known that Love was what I was! Below is a book I have had since I was 12 years old…its filled with belief, love, hopes and dreams.

 

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flavia book

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go where the love ischild

 

 

 

 

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Imagine, Believe & Achieve 4 Week Cardio Challenge

achieveI don’t know about you but I seem to do cardio in spurts! I like it and I am in the groove and feeling it then I hate it, shut down and completely stop doing it for weeks or months at a time! After completing my first half marathon 2 weeks ago my cardio has been non-existent and I don’t want that 2 weeks to turn into 2 months.  So starting tomorrow I will begin a different kind of cardio journey that does not include a race at the end. I will do 40 min of cardio 4 days a week for the next 4 weeks (on top of my weight training). I will use this guide below!

Print it out and put it in your gym bag…a plan for the next 4 weeks can’t hurt right?!!?

Feel free to follow along and let me know how you are doing!

Week 1:

Day 1 and 3: 2 min jump rope, 5 min row machine, 15 min Arc trainer, 18 min moderate pace run on Treadmill

Day 2 and 4: 1 min jump jacks, 1 min jump squats, 20 min mid incline fast pace run treadmill, 18 min mid to heavy alternating resistance Arc trainer

Week 2:

Day 1 and 3: 5 min moderate pace warm up laps at track or outdoor surface followed by 30 min jog and sprint intervals, 5 min moderate pace  laps cool down

Day 2 and 4: 5 min Row machine warm up, Treadmill 20 min mid to high incline run moderate pace, 15 min fast pace low to mid resistance climb

Week 3:

Day 1 and 3: Arc trainer-5 min warm up followed by 30 min gradual climb in incline and resistance every 5 min with spikes of 1 min sprints every 4 min ending with 5 min cool down

Day 2 and 4: 40 min outdoor run

Week 4:

Day 1 and 3: 5 min Row machine warm up, 30 min Treadmill moderate pace run with 1 min sprints every 4 min ending with 5 min high incline slower pace cool down

Day 2 and 4: 15 jump squats, 10 burpees, 30 walking lunges, 25 min Arc Trainer with mid to high incline bumping resistance up by 5 every 3 min, sprinting for 1 min every 3 min, 10 min high incline walk treadmill moderate pace to cool down

IMAGINE, BELIEVE AND ACHIEVE!!

SWEAT, JUMP, RUN AND SQUAT!!

xoxo-A