Vagina Weightlifting

Yes…you read that right, Vagina Weightlifting. And you thought doing Kegels was hard!

Crazy enough, this isn’t a new trend! Vaginal weight lifting is a 5000 year-old practice that has its roots in ancient, Taoist China. Courtesans in the emperor’s court used a jade egg with weights attached to it to strengthen the vaginal canal. According to The Huffington Post, her weightlifting technique puts certain Olympic events to shame. tumblr_lusjweb9kb1qcmrp8A Russian mom, Tatyana Kozhevnikova, officially owns the World’s Strongest Vagina by virtue of her record for vagina weightlifting, for the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009. She won this prestigious award by lifting 31 pounds with her vagina! She inserts an egg shaped “ball” into her vagina and attaches the weight or any item to a string through the egg. She contracts her muscles around the egg and lifts the item in whatever weight it has. It has taken her 20 years to become this powerful with her vagina.

But Tatyana is not the only one practicing vaginal weightlifting. Kim Anami, is a holistic sex and relationship coach who has been practicing vaginal weightlifting for a while. She travels the world teaching others how to vaginal weight lift and also owns a retreat to show others how to tap in to their sexuality. Kim even gives props to Tatyana for holding the record for the strongest vagina on her blog. Although Kim also practices, she has yet to surpass Tatyana’s world record.

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Society and Breastfeeding

Today, I had an awesome playdate with two new Moms from a group I started on Facebook for our area. In this group, we baby wear, cloth diaper…and breastfeed. Today we discussed how society views breastfeeding Moms. Both Moms still breastfeed their babies, one is around 13 months, the other 14 months.

My son is 10-months-old, unfortunately, I can’t breastfeed anymore as I wasn’t producing enough milk to provide for my son so I started supplementing with formula. I am not writing this blog to suggest in any way that if you don’t breastfeed, you are wrong. Far from it. I wish I could have longer, but with both my daughter and my son I had to stop and supplement and then of course after supplementing, they only want the bottle not the boob. And it all goes down hill from there. Nonetheless, my son is healthy and happy. That is what matters. Not that you breastfeed until they are 2-years-old, or you never breastfeed and only used formula.

This blog is because I can not stand the view that society has on breastfeeding. It has gotten ridiculous. To the point that Joey Salads did an experiment with a busted, sexy girl and a Mom breastfeeding. This was the public’s reaction:

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11 Healthy Eating Tips

One Coach that I look up to the most is Chalene Johnson. She has amazing information that she shares and is the founder of PiYo, TurboJam, TurboFire, and more.

Chalene Johnson knows her stuff! Chalene is a motivational speaker, New York Times Best Selling author, and fitness celebrity Chalene Johnson is the #1 female in direct marketing.  The first female to host two #1 infomercials, Chalene has sold over 10 million DVDs.  The former CEO of Powder Blue Productions and Turbo Wear, she has built and sold several multimillion-dollar fitness and lifestyle companies. Chalene is the CEO of business and lifestyle coaching company Team Johnson where she has taught her personal and business development systems to hundreds of thousands of people.

I will share information from her off and on as I love how real she is and how she speaks the truth. Her knowledge is infallible.

In one of her latest blog post she shared some great info on eating and getting fit.

“Getting fit and staying slim doesn’t happen by accident.  In my twenty years in the fitness industry, I’ve seen it all, and I’ve noticed what works!  The people who are able to reach their healthy weight and happily maintain it have adopted a specific set of healthy eating habits.  They don’t starve themselves or follow rigid diet plans for years and years.  They live by a set of habits that consistently produce successful results.  We can all learn, adopt and practice these same skills.

In Car Smart volume 12, I go into detail on the habits, but I wanted to share the basics now, so you can check them against your own routine and rituals.

1.) Stick to the same menu

Thin people don’t eat a huge variety of foods.  Diet books give you tons of options hoping that you won’t get bored and that you’ll find something you love.  But in real, every-day life, find choices that work, that you like and that you can look forward to.  Don’t worry about having a stable of seventeen breakfasts.  Find one or two you love.

2.) Start your day with fuel

You know how they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?  The studies support it.  People who maintain a healthy weight start off with lean protein.  On top of this, working out first thing raises your energy for the day and eliminates afternoon excuses.

3.) Drink water

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.  There is no alternative for pure, fresh clean water.  Drinking enough water keeps your body functioning, your engine running and your skin glowing.

4.) Eat small and eat often

You have to keep yourself fueled.  Don’t let hours and hours pass before meals.  Change your metabolism by eating consistently, and keeping your energy levels balanced.

5.) Eat whole foods first

Aim for 80% of your calories to come from whole foods that are as close to nature as possible with minimal processing. Healthy eating is much easier with natural ingredients.

6.) Become a food expert

Invest a little time to know a lot.  By reading labels and educating yourself, you’ll soon be able to estimate calories, serving size and other important data.  Read up on nutrition and learn how your body responds to various nutritional choices.

7.) Be a careful eater vs. a dieter

Choose your food carefully, not obsessively.

Make room for treats by increasing exercise and planning them into your overall schedule.  By eating carefully, you’ll feel good about your process and energized from eating well, instead of deprived due to rigid dieting.

8.) Fill your home with healthy food

If it’s not in your house, you won’t eat it.  Remember this when you shop.  You can change your habits almost as easily as restocking your refrigerator.  When there are plenty of healthy options that support your goals readily available, you’re not going to miss the junk.

9.) The kitchen is closed

Set a time in the evening to end eating.  Give your body the night to recharge and rest in lieu of digesting food.  Close the kitchen, and stop eating a few hours before bedtime.

10.) Be a politely picky restaurant patron

You absolutely can adapt restaurant options to support your nutritional strategies.  Be extra polite, and ask for a few adaptations that will make your meal work for you.

11.) Find something other than food to cope with your feelings

Much of our eating is not hunger-based.  Learn the triggers that set you to snacking.  By identifying the moments when you are most likely to nibble you can find alternative productive alternatives.

We are each a work in progress and we can learn from those who have already had success in the areas we struggle in.  I hope that you’ll adopt these healthy eating habits and that they will become part of your routine for maintaining a healthy, happy weight.”

Kick Start Procrastination

Have you ever started a workout, a diet, a change in lifestyle…just to start awesome and life gets in the way?! You are NOT the only one! I have started and stopped so many times…I can’t count.

Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task which needs to be accomplished. It is the practice of doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, or carrying out less urgent tasks instead of more urgent ones, thus putting off impending tasks to a later time.

“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.”
Spanish Proverb

“How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’.”
Martin Luther

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
Karen Lamb

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I need to do my workouts. Do I? No. I need to drink my Shakeology every day…do I? No. I make them and a lot of times I don’t finish them. It’s time to KICK START PROCRASTINATION!

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