Brit’s Bouncy Booty-Shaping Workout #WOD

Hey gang – here’s your workout of the day.  I’ve been feeling full of energy all week, so I wanted to create a workout that let’s me jump around!  This a great power workout to tag on to resistance training. If you have a knee issues, this probably isn’t the best workout for you ūüôĀ  However, you can modify the moves my elevating on to your tip toes instead of jumping.  Give it a whirl and let me know who it goes.   xoxo, Brit

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Believe in Yourself: 10 Tips to Boost Your Self-Confidence

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Confidence really is the “key” to… everything. ¬†After working in 2 totally different environments, ¬†full-time in a conservative corporate organization and part-time in a gym teaching fitness classes, ¬† I’ve noticed that in both contexts the most confident people always fare best. ¬†Notice I didn’t say the smartest, most experienced or even the most talented. ¬†For example, at my corporate job the person who speaks up in meetings and boldly takes on new projects is always first in line for promotion. ¬†Also at the gym, the fitness instructors who risk looking like an idiot to energize their class always have the biggest following. ¬†¬†The consistent trait among these successful folks is a high degree of self-confidence.¬†

The reality is that we all have¬†insecurities. ¬†We compare ourselves to others and feel shameful at times (or at least I do). ¬†To me, it’s¬†refreshing to see people who are fearless and confident enough to take a stand or risk failing. ¬†Seeing¬†someone¬†who believes in their self makes me believe in them too. ¬†It’s a self-fulfilling¬†prophecy. ¬†¬†

That said I did some research on tips that can help us¬†boost our self-confidence. ¬†Below are my 10 favorites. ¬†I¬†hope¬†these tips helps you as much as they’ve helped me. ¬†

10 Tips to Boost Your Self-Confidence

  1. Sip coffee РStudies show that just a little coffee increases alertness, energy and confidence.  But remember to skip the cream and sugar, no need for the extra calories.
  2. WIN! do something you’re naturally good at¬†– It’s great to improve on our weaknesses, but it’s really nice to be the best at something. ¬†Make winning¬†a habit by doing something each week that you are naturally good at.
  3. Stick out your chest¬†– “Research suggests that people with good posture have more confidence in their thoughts than slouchers.” ¬†Read more:¬†http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Quick-Confidence-How-to-Boost-Self-Esteem#ixzz2qPV2G9gB
  4. Strut some stilettos¬†– High heels make us stand up straighter and walk taller. ¬†Don’t be afraid to stand tall and be big! ¬†Throw on those pumps and “get on¬†wit¬†yo bad self!”
  5. Blog¬†– Sharing your innermost feelings online rather than in a personal journal can help us feel more comfortable with ourselves – flaws and all. ¬†There’s something powerful about taking the risk of sharing your thoughts and experiences with the world. ¬†The vulnerability required to blog can increase self-confidence.
  6. Dance in the mirror¬†– I find dancing in the mirror to be extremely liberating. ¬†I’ve told you guys over and over that I am not a great dancer, so watching myself let loose (and look kinda silly) helps me feel more comfortable in my own skin. ¬†Try it!
  7. Savor compliments¬†– Instead of dismissing compliments, simply say “Thank You” and then repeat the compliment in your head 3 times. ¬†It’s okay, don’t be shy ūüėČ
  8. Smile – “Social psychologist Laura Kray, PhD, has demonstrated that smiling, laughing and engaging in slight physical contact when negotiating can help you win the day.” ¬†Read more:¬†http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Quick-Confidence-How-to-Boost-Self-Esteem/5#ixzz2qPVIodQO
  9. Sweat – ¬†Exercise gets endorphins flowing and increases serotonin which makes us feel good. ¬†It’s easier to be confident when you feel good. ¬†Also the physical benefits of exercise makes us feel better about our abilities and our appearance.
  10. Write about a time you felt “powerful”¬†– I was at ¬†women’s brunch a few months ago and the speaker asked the audience how many of us wanted to be powerful. ¬†Only only like 10% raised their hands. ¬†Then she asked how many wanted to be influential and like 90% raised their hands. ¬†I don’t get that? ¬†What’s wrong with being powerful? ¬†Powerful people with good intentions can make the most significant positive impacts! ¬†People possess power because others believe in them. Powerful people exude confidence! ¬†Spend some time writing about your most “powerful” moment to give yourself a confidence boost.

Fake it till you make it!  xoxo, Brit

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