SETTING YOUR INTENTIONS FOR SPRING

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As winter draws to a close, we start looking forward to the magical new energy that comes in spring. We only need to look to nature to see what spring brings for us...

  • MORE SUN- Our days start to get longer, there is more light and more sun warming up the planet as we charge towards the equinox, at which the sun crosses the equator and day and night are of equal length.

  • NEW OR RENEWED LIFE - in nature, animal species awaken from hibernation, new babies born, plants return to life and start to grow new leaves after the cold winter and flowers blossom.

  • AN AWAKENING - With more sun and more life there is more movement and more energy. Newness and freshness are vibrant qualities as we all start to ‘come out and play’ after laying low during the cold, restful winter.

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Naturally we incorporate these characteristics of spring into our life as we embrace this season. Without even realising it we start to ‘warm up’, ‘lighten up’, have a new lease on life and start to lean into the awakened energy of spring. However when we start to get intentional about our behaviours and actions we can really harness the fabulous qualities of spring to work in our favour. Being aware of what we are doing puts us in a powerful state, as opposed to working on ‘auto pilot’, awareness will bring meaning and cement your intentions in your everyday life.

Setting intentions with the seasons just makes sense. Firstly it chunks the year down into bite size pieces. Three months at a time, long enough to gain momentum with new habits, ideas and behaviours and not too long to lose focus and get bored with what you want to achieve.

Some tips for setting intentions for spring…

  • WHAT'S NEW - think about some new things that you have always wanted to try. You know the ones that have been on your mind for a while but you have never had a chance to ‘make it happen.’ These might be things such as….starting a new exercise regime, learning to surf, changing a behavior pattern to stop gossiping, seeing a life coach to help with your new project, reducing the sugar in your diet. Pick 1 - 3, dive in and get started.

  • LIGHTEN UP - What activities, adventures, people, events or places light you up? Make a list of all the things that bring a sense of joy and fun into your world. How can you bring more of these things into your world or maybe you’ll pick one to focus on for the season.

  • THINK AND FEEL OFTEN - Intentions won’t work for you unless you work for them. Spend five minutes focused on what you hope to create or gain from your intention, what feelings will it bring for you - feel those too. You don't want to obsess about them and you don't want to ignore them completely. Find a balance with your intentions at the forefront of your mind so you can draw on them at any moment, but they are not an addiction or an obsession.

  • SHARE - Tell a close friend about what intentions you have set for yourself. This will make them real and not something you can dismiss when working towards them seems more challenging. E.g. getting up one cold morning to get to your workout. Sharing intentions brings accountability so you will actually DO the work for yourself.

  • HAVE FUN - Above all else Spring is an exciting time so go out and have fun with your intentions. Wake up and smell the roses, see the world come alive, get into nature and feel the magic that this new energy brings.

Rest assure, the energy and qualities of spring will be working with you to bring your intentions to life. Placing your awareness and waking up to your intentions will only intensify this energy and fuel what you set out to achieve for yourself. Enjoy the new lease on life. Happy springtime!

CHECK OUT MY 3 STEP - INTENTION SETTING WORKSHEET here, TO HELP YOU ON YOUR WAY!

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Surf Style Training FINALLY ONLINE!

ITS FINALLY HERE!

9 years seeking to make a difference, 16 months of planning, 20 + workout videos filmed! COUNTLESS weather & wind checks (which is bloody annoying when you live on the Surfcoast of Victoria!) and numerous late nights to meet self imposed deadlines...and it's finally finished :)

Excuse me...proud moment!!!!

I am happy to announce the Surf Style Training membership website is now live and ready for YOU to sign up and take Surf Style Training home!

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To show how grateful I am for your dedication to my newsletter (despite my inconsistency of late! Now you know why!) I want to offer you 10% OFF a years membership (usually $99) - available once for YOU only and only valid till the 31st of April 1016.

Learn more about where the Surf Style method came from if you want to see what all the fuss is about before redeeming your Little Bantam newsletter gift. Then sign up for a FREE TRIAL and test it out!

I would love to hear your thoughts or if you have any questions feel free to email me at elise@littlebantamhealthandfitness.com.au

Don't forget to check out the Little Bantam Facebook page and follow us on Instagram for daily surf fitness inspiration!

Cheers,

EC x

After April RECOVERY PLAN!

"I feel the worst I've ever felt and it's well past new years!" - Anonymous Client

Isn't that the way...the year starts, we hit the ground running, have a few false starts, by March finally feel like we're getting on track and then BOOM! Easter comes along! Hot Cross (Sugary) Buns, mountains of chocolate eggs, house parties, big dinners and for us folk in Victoria the Ripcurl Pro at Bells Beach gets underway, making for an even crazier time of year!

Needless to say we get to the first working day back and we're scratching our heads wondering, how could we be sick (I have a head cold as we speak!)? What the hell did I scoff down? And where did the long weekend go?!

I'm here to tell you...

You're not naughty, you're human and everyone can start fresh!

Me? Yes well I was naughty too ;) So  I decided I need to prep and RECOVER from the cheeky Gluten Free (but sugar filled) HCB and GF Choc Chip cookies I smashed! I have exactly 1 month till my Bali Holiday and I'm feeling less than confident about my surfing and current lack of energy.

I wanted to share with you my 4 week After Easter Clean Up Checklist!

This is what mine looks like -

Once you have downloaded the blank checklist (link above) it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to fill out your 6 focuses for each week of the month.

Keep it consistent, less is more making it easier to stick too. I have listed some of my recommendations below -

  • Daily Walks
  • Water Intake (1Ltr per 30Kgs)
  • Stretching
  • Highly Active FUN Exercise
  • Core Strength Training (Try my 7 Day Core Challenge Package)
  • Lemon Juice & Warm Water Daily

Don't forget to check out the Little Bantam Facebook page and follow us on Instagram for daily surf fitness inspiration!

Cheers,

EC x