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The Easy Button

โšก๏ธ ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ. โฃโšก๏ธ
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I saw this concept the other day and fell in love. โฃ
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It can be really easy to cope with our emotions with the easy button.
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๐˜Œ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ. โฃ
๐˜‹๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ.โฃ
๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. โฃ
๐˜‘๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ.โฃ
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Chances are after pressing that easy button, sure youโ€™ll get some temporary relief, but youโ€™ll also be left with even more guilt, shame and negativity to follow. โฃ
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But what if, instead of going for that easy button you decided instead to hit the reset button. โฃ
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๐“๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐š ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž. โฃ
๐‰๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ฅ. โฃ
๐†๐จ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ค. โฃ
๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ ๐š. โฃ
๐ƒ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐š ๐ ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ. โฃ
๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐š ๐ง๐š๐ฉ. โฃ
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While in the moment, that reset button is a bit tougher to press, it can very well be that one thing you need to pause, recharge, and feel just a little bit better for the long term. โฃ
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Think about what your default easy buttons are to press. โฃ
Then, start to consider some reset buttons you can replace those habits with. โฃ
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Write them down, keep them in a place you can see daily. โฃ
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And while initially it’s going to be tough to choose the RESET over what’s EASY, with time you’ll build up a very positive habit. โฃ
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One that’s not easy but so worth it. โฃ๐Ÿ™Œ
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๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ ๐จ-๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ?
I know for me letting my anxiety spiral and overeating are my go-to’s, so I’ve been working on replacing that with going outside for a walk or reaching out for help and social interaction instead.
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Resolutions

๐‹๐ž๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ž๐›๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐จ๐ซ ๐›๐š๐. โฃ
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๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ:โฃ
If setting a New Years Resolution is going to motivate you to make positive changes, by all means, do it.โฃ
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On the flip side, if your News Years Resolution is going to stress you out, and set you up for another stop & start roller coaster, then it may be time to reconsider.โฃ
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๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ˆ ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž ๐ข๐ง: โฃ
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๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ. โฃ
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And these goals will only happen when we create realistic action items to surround them. โฃ
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So maybe this year instead of focusing on losing those 20 lbs by February, โ€œtoningโ€ up or cutting out carbs for the year, you think about things like drinking more water, getting in 10K steps a day, or getting your first pull up. โฃ
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Notice how those are all action related? ๐…๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฌ. โฃ
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So instead of focusing on your results as goals, focus on the process to get there and create goals around that. โฃ
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Understand that youโ€™re not going to be perfect everyday. โฃ
Understand that youโ€™re probably going to want to quit many times throughout the year. โฃ
Understand that itโ€™s probably going to go much slower than you want. โฃ
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But so long as you do not quit, this can be the year your resolutions stick around all year long.โฃ
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No crazy detox, cleanse, or 2+ hours workouts necessary. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐย ๐Ÿ˜‰ย โฃ๐Ÿซ
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XO โฃ๐Ÿ˜˜
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๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ข๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ? โฃ

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Self Care is How you Take your Power Back

Learning to slow the F* down.ย ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธโฃ
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If thereโ€™s one thing dealing with changes to my workouts has taught me itโ€™s this: โฃ
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๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ. โฃ
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Iโ€™m still a work in progress but learning to slow things down and embrace some positive changes to take care of myself and improve my health. โฃ
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๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ˆโ€™๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง: โฃ
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Shifting high intensity workouts and interval training with low intensity steady state activity (lots of walks and just prioritizing daily steps).โฃ
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Cutting back of caffeine (you know I love my coffee but sticking to one cup a day & then switching to decaf). โฃ
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Supplementing with fish oil to help with inflammation and increasing my fat macros. Fat plays a huge role in hormonal health. โฃ
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Trying to regulate sleep with a similar bedtime and wake up time, give or take a few hours. โฃ
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Incorporating more stretching, mobility, and yoga cause Iโ€™m still an antsy pants and need to move too. โฃ
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Learning to manage my anxiety & stress through ways other than fitness. Iโ€™ve been trying to do more cognitive behavioral therapy (aka mindset tactics), prayer, and reaching out to family and friends more. โฃ
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Asking for help where I need it, and yes, this includes therapy.โฃ
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I wanted to share in case you’re in need of a little extra self care too.ย ๐Ÿคโฃ
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And while yes, hopefully one day I can get back to my crazy HIIT workouts, burpees, and running, I’m learning to appreciate this season that I’m in too. โฃ
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๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿท?

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Happy New Year

๐…๐‘๐„๐’๐‡ ๐’๐“๐€๐‘๐“ โฃ
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๐˜ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ด ๐˜ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ’๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ. โฃ
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In fact, setting goals that are non weight-related may be the very key to seeing changes in your body. โฃ
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๐’๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ซ: โฃ
Getting your first pull up or push up on your toes โฃ
Hitting a new strength PR โฃ
Focusing on mindset, journaling, & therapy โฃ
Doing more yoga โฃ
Creating a better sleep routine โฃ
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Drinking more water โฃ
Eating veggies at 2 out of your 3 meals a day โฃ
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๐…๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž. โฃ
Focus on creating sustainable habits that will last all year. โฃ
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The changes to your body will come. Stay patient, take care of you, & trust the process. โฃ
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๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถโ€™๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜บ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ? โฃ
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What is healthy?

๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต. โฃ
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As I navigate through my own current health issues, Iโ€™ve been chatting with more and more of you who are struggling with an injury as well. โฃ
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And as a fitness crazy, I too need this reminder a lot. โฃ
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๐…๐ข๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐›๐ž ๐š ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก. โฃ
๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ. โฃ
๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜บ. โฃ
๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต. โฃ
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๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜บ, ๐˜ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ. โฃ
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But I also want you to remember that sometimes fitness can do more harm than good to our bodies. โฃ
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Sometimes itโ€™s healthier to let your body rest and recover. โฃ
Sometimes itโ€™s healthier to dial back the intensity. โฃ
Sometimes itโ€™s healthier to take a break. โฃ
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๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ.โฃ
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๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐ข๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ฒ๐ฆ. โฃ
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And as much as you know I love my burpees, you donโ€™t need to do 1000’s of burpees to see the health benefits & results from exercise. โฃ
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Remember that healthy looks different for everyone and for each phase youโ€™re in that may change and progress with time. โฃ
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Embrace it. โฃ
๐“๐š๐ค๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. โฃ
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