HARD TRUTH: There’s always an excuse.
I know it well because I used to use them all.
These were mine:
➡️ I’m too busy
➡️ My kids activities take up all my time
➡️ My work schedule is too much
➡️ I can’t workout at home
➡️ I’ll never stick to it
𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐭: I was totally wrong!! 🙅🏽♀️
Over the last 2+ years I have proven to myself, time and time again, that these were nothing but excuses.
I’ve seen other “busy moms” manage to rock it out, make changes and stick to it as well.
I’ve seen confidence grow, weight lost, strength gained and friendships formed, all because people ditched the excuses and decided to try something new.
No matter what your excuse, you can’t let it keep holding you back from doing the 𝐆𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓 things you are meant to be doing!!
Want to learn more about the programs that helped me? I’d love to chat anytime to help you say goodbye to the excuses in your head once and for all!
(Part 1/4) 🌸It’s October which means it’s breast cancer awareness month. Like many, breast cancer is a personal topic for me. Two of my maternal aunts fought aggressive battles against breast cancer. Is it personal for you? Share in the comment section.
Here are tips to take care of your breast health, inshaAllah. 💁🏻♀️Take what works for you, and leave what does not. Many healthcare options do not empower individuals. My work aims to equip you with knowledge while reminding you that you can be trusted to make the best decisions for you, inshaAllah.
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1️⃣ Love up your lymph, especially the lymph surrounding your breasts
When it comes to our lymph nodes, my favorite analogy is that they are like the sewage system of our body. Just like a sewage system filters out harmful substances from waste water, our lymph nodes filter out harmful substances from our body. The thing is though, that everything has an upper limit. When we have too many harmful substances in our body, it can contribute to our lymphatic system becoming congested. Lymph node health is strongly linked to breast health. .
Here are some ways to love up your lymph:
💫Exfoliate. Consider using a natural bristle dry brush or a loofah to get your lymph moving.
💫Say no thanks to aluminum and other heavy metals. They take a toll on your lymphatic system. Easiest ways to reduce your exposure? Use aluminum free deodorant (my favorite is Primal Pit Paste). Also, consider cookware made from cast iron, ceramic or glass, rather than aluminum or metal.
💫Be mindful of the restriction tight sports bras or wired bras place on your lymphatic movement. This article is about empowerment, so it's your decision to choose what kind of bras you want to wear. Be mindful that these types of bras reduce lymphatic movement and make your decisions accordingly. Make sure to take bra free breaks as often as you can, such as when you are at home or sleeping.
💫Learn how to do a self-breast exam, and do one every few months.
Parts 2-4 continued in comments...