Lies Within. If you cannot find your center, you cannot stand tall. Check out my latest video in honor of Toe Talk's Warrior Chick Sock $2 discount this Monday 12.29. Enjoy a wonderful sock discount and learn to work your Powerhouse in celebration.
Don't you wish you had some new socks? With inspiring messages to help you make all those awesome changes for the new year? Well, toe talk socks is giving away 7 pairs of socks - that's a complete wardrobe for you, a new sock everyday. All you have to do is visit their website and leave a comment below telling me what your favorite sock is. If you share this post or retweet it, it's an extra entry. Where will your socks take you? To the Pilates studio? To yoga class? Or to just a more mindful moment amid the chaos? Inhale. Exhale. Repeat.
With my recent gig as a toe talk ambassador, I've started thinking...do you have a mantra? You know, something that helps you through the tough times? The hard times, the times you want to give up? How we talk to ourselves is important. Language is important. Kind self-talk will help create the movement you want in your body to move with grace and ease.
Every toe talk has a story - Inhale/Exhale, Warrior Chick, Be Mindful... and the stories we tell ourselves are important. The way you move tells your life story. Do you breathe with your spinal articulation? Do you let your spine unwind? Tell yourself you can and you will. Are you strong and determined? Do you love a challenge? Then you are a warrior. Tell yourself you are and you will be one. The stories we tell about ourselves become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
But if you could choose a mantra, what would it be? It's easy to pick any of the Six Pilates Principles - Concentrate, Be Precise, Center, Control, Breathe (There's a sock for that!), or Flow. Ones I've used in the past include: I Love the Burn, Just Four More (to be used when there is more than four), and Sprint to the Finish.
But do you know what the most effective one was? After I had my daughter, it was. so. hard. Hard to find time to workout. Hard to find the energy. Hard to build my connection to my body back. I wasn't used to it being that hard. And do you know what I did when my workout was particularly challenging? I would close my eyes and picture her smile. Seriously. And if I could see her baby joy in my mind's eye, I could do anything. So maybe my true mantra is Love. Or Joy. Or Giggle. What's yours?
Did you know that toe talk socks is taking suggestions for new sock mantras? Why not suggest yours? You just might be wearing it in your favorite class soon!