Summer Mornings…Summer Nights!

As a continuation from the thoughts of having far more time to take care of our inner and outer selves in the summer, this is apart of my daily morning and/or evening routine thus far! I am diving into some great personal reads, (coupled with professional summer reading and work to do for my job), and picking back up one of my favorite workout series, Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone. I have been starting my mornings, and/or ending my evenings that way, and it’s been nothing short of amazing. I feel good and energized for the rest of it. To start off…

A co-worker of mine bought me this book. Meditations for Women who Do Too Much by Anne  Wilson Schaef. If that is not me I don’t know what is! She obviously could really tell I needed a copy of this for sure. It’s daily dated nuggets of encouragement, that truly get and keep me going. I encourage all women who do too much to check it out!

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Next up I am reading Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. This is the amazing queen of TV right now, that has been ruling Thursday nights for a while. Though I have picked up and started this book several times, I look forward to ACTUALLY finishing it this summer. HOWEVER, my focus is more on saying NO! (I say YES far too much which in turn leaves me exhausted…) It is interesting to read about a person who always said no, and why the need to say yes more often came about….check this one out too if you’re interested!

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Lastly, for my personal summer reading list, my Godmother recommended that I pick up A Woman’s High Calling by Elizabeth George. She said this book can and will encourage me to focus on hearing, doing, and receiving God’s plan for my life as a woman, wife, working professional, and the list goes on. I truly look forward to this read for sure! 

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So we have mind, spirit, and now BODY in my daily routine. While I truly plan to enjoy the beauty of being outside in the summer to workout, and definitely many dips in the pool, one of my favorite fat burning high-intense calorie workout routines is Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone. I pretty much have EVERY DVD she’s ever made! It’s an oldie but a goodie; and when I am short on time, want a HUGE calorie burn, or desire an early morning/late night workout, I pop good ol’ Leslie and friends right in! I get them so cheap and quickly through Amazon, so feel free to do the same.

There are many in-home workout plans to follow, but this is by far my fav…Walk away the pounds

So what is your summer routine so far? How do  YOU spend your summer mornings? Summer nights? Feel free to share! 

Mind

Soul

Body

Spirit 

Ready…set…GO! 

 

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2 thoughts on “Summer Mornings…Summer Nights!

  1. Ahhh! The saying ‘yes’ vs. ‘no’ debate. I am working on that myself this summer. I’m going to try and say ‘yes’ more at work in meetings (because I tend to be a bit more skeptical than I’d like to admit) and ‘no’ more at work to extra things that weigh me down like worrying over things I can’t control. It is a constant, but healthy, battle to be sure 🙂

    • Oh yes Erin! I am right with you! I have that struggle as well and looking for the balanced/healthy way out! Can’t wait to truly find it, haha! It’s on the way I’m sure! We can do it:)

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