Kasey and I are so excited to bring you #RESTWEEK. From April 8 – 14, we are going to guide you through 7 days of nourishing our bodies and strengthening our minds – no workout necessary.
While I’m so grateful for the gifts that the healthy living blog community has brought to me in the form of friendship and inspiration, I’m also seeing a lot of obsession around what we look like, how much muscle tone we have, and how many calories we burn during our workouts – especially on Instagram. Sure, it’s nice to challenge yourself physically. But your body is not an inanimate object. Your body is a vehicle through which you express love. And sometimes, we need to strip away anything that blocks us from really knowing that truth. And so, #RESTWEEK is born.
Make sure you sign up for the #RESTWEEK newsletter for extra doses of love to guide you through the week. We’ll be posting exclusive mantras and fun things in the newsletter that we won’t be posting on our blogs!
Let’s Do This!
Kasey and I are doing this entire challenge right along with you, and so are a whole bunch of other incredible women! We’re going to be checking in with you on Twitter every day under the #RESTWEEK hash tag and we’ll even have a Facebook chat on my Facebook page next Wednesday, so keep an eye out for that too! Our goal for this challenge is to strengthen our minds and our bodies without feeling like we “have” to fit in a workout – because we don’t!
We take vacations from work every weekend and even two or three full weeks per year. We always come back to work feeling more refreshed and energized. Our brains are de-fried and ready to take in new information. Well, the same goes for our bodies. Sometimes, we need to nurture them with rest! Capeesh?
Morning Me Time
We are going to start every morning with the best gift you can give yourself: love, baby! After waking up and peeling our beautiful bods out of bed, we will spend 5 – 10 minutes basking in “Morning Me Time.” These morning exercises are super special tools that Heather practices on a daily basis. Through a daily commitment of renewing our body vows, we can break free of any body-related hangups we have going on! This is stuff is transformative Trust us – you’re not going to want to miss out! Here is what you’ll need:
Aside from our “Morning Me Time,” we have Kasey’s recipes to look forward to! She has some killer recipes on tap that are not only going to nourish our bodies but our souls. That’s why we call them SoulFood. It’s food for the soul! We included a grocery list of everything you’ll need so that, come day one, all you’ll have to do is check your inbox and you’ll be good to go!
Take a moment to close your eyes and take a deep breath in and out. Honor yourself for making this week-long commitment to strengthening your mind and your body. We are so honored that you joined us and we are so excited to go on this journey with you!
Stay lovely and #beTRUEtoYOU,
Heather & Kasey