Today I was with an awesome friend of mine, Samantha, and we spoke upon many things! Always inspiring one another in many ways! It’s quite lovely! Today I was sharing tips that signify health, beauty and confidence through the body… Standing/sitting up straight and holding in your core, all involving a good flow of breathing! This is an important base for YOU! This not only relaxes the body and rewards you with confidence in your body language, but also actually helps relax the mind! Plus you AUTOMATICALLY improve your look, period!

I simply started off telling her it’s important to inhale deeply and as you exhale, hold your lower abdominal (belly)! Hold this as long you can and breath normally as you squeeze as tight as you physically can, without passing out (which takes alot!!). lol This really helps your inner ab muscles WORK! Resulting in a tighter stomach quick! If you constantly perform this type of practice, give it a month and you’ll notice a difference! I do this always! Trust, you can do this undercover where ever you’re at! School desk, office, walking, playing soccer, cooking or watching t.v and it goes onnn!!! Of course it’s important to eat in moderation and remain active in many ways as possible to prevent too much fat gain, but as humans that should be a common sense of living!

Model Shalisa! One of my previous models I’ve worked with! Not ownership of photo! =)

  • Now on that note.. (Kind of off topic but essential to share) We were speaking about how we should savor our foods that we eat! Take the time out in the nourishment process, and enjoy the taste of the food it offers our senses and dwell in it! This moment is just as intimate as a mother feeding her baby! Plus we suddenly become less tempted to over eat just to reach the enjoyment of eating. Remember please, food is made to provide our bodies energy! Once our stomachs are full, that extra food is just going to turn into FAT! Now is that necessary?? So save some for later and/or share!!! ❤ We must love our selves and savor our moments in our lives, PERIOD! =)

Plus it’s easier on our stomachs to chew thoroughly anyway!

Now back to posture! Standing/sitting up straight is essential for our backs! It really helps decrease less stress on our spines and uplift our moods! Really! Just try it! The best way to do this I suggest, is to simply roll your shoulders back till you feel your chest is slightly out, shoulders are rested and your chin raises a bit higher!

Now there! Don’t you FEEL much better!?? Well, maybe if you’re not so used to this, you may feel a bit awkward, but its okay~! Just relax as you practice to keep your shoulders rolled back! Not only you’ll breath deeper (which is better), but if you look in the mirror to your side, your stomach is flatter, back straight and posed, and the butt appears rounder (which is good!), you look healthy!!! IDK about you, but there’s nothing wrong with that in my book! 😉

If you ever catch yourself drawing back to the “hunch back habit” while you’re sitting, I always say you might as well just sit all the way back, so your back is forced straight and you’re still relaxed! If you can’t do that, just make sure you’re rolling your shoulders and you’ll be back in place, just don’t over do it! LOL Trust me, when you keep practicing, it’ll become second nature in no time! =D

Hope you enjoyed!

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