In a Yoga State of Mind ♡

 

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“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self” – The Bhagavad Gita

 

Hellllo Friends!

Yes I know it has been a while since I have posted but I assure you the reasons have been for the better. In a few short months I have realized so many amazing goals and aspirations. This has allowed me to take the steps needed in order to follow what my heart has always wanted.

So between assignments and so on I have been working real hard on a few  goals. One I will tell you right now is I am becoming a personal trainer. While I have had always the desire be a trainer, I was always self conscious about how to become one. While I am not perfect, I have come such a long way and want to share the world my experiences. In the end I hope to one day inspire others to change, and if that can happen with just one person; I feel like I have brought something amazing to this world.

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“Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists. Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists.”

So now that you have the gist of where my life has been  going I wanted to show you that no matter what size or how long you have practiced yoga, you should be proud of how far you have come. I have gotten into my practice since May and I have to say I am in love with practicing. Whether in a life class or online videos, yoga has taught me so much more about myself. We as humans are so much stronger than you can even imagine. Yoga has shown me with consistent practice and the love and the want to change you can do ANYTHING. I hope that you take the time to practice and feel the wonderful benefits of yoga ♥

Namaste,

Norah ♥

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Even if your pose is not “perfect” it is always beautiful ❤

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What did you have for lunch?

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As I’m on the journey I am learning so much more and my relationship with food has changed for the better. I don’t look as food as an escape but as nourishment. Today for example I had a filling breakfast of oatmeal made with almond milk and banana slices.

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And for lunch I made this delicious grilled chicken taco. Inside is grilled chix chicken marinated in a tomato sauce I created, sauteed with spinach, corn, and red cabbage. Lastly I added a lil salsa and avocado. .let’s just say DELICIOUS!

So I hope today you take the time toneay something not only delicious but will nourish your body 🙂

Happy Eating,
Norah ♥

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Hellooooo 2014!!!

My New Years Wish [Image from: www.quotesthoughts.com]

My New Years Wish [Image from: http://www.quotesthoughts.com]

Yes My Friends I am back from the dead!

It has been a few months to say the least since I have posted, and while I have been busy to no end I decided to put away the excuses and to finally do one of the things I had loved to do once again. As I look back on 2013 I have to say it has been a great year! I have experienced so much and learned a lot about myself this year. I have made some amazing friends, lost some, gone on a health journey that changed my view point of food and how it affects my body; but in the end I am thankful for all the experiences I have been through this year.

Beauty Found Throughout the year...

Beauty Found Throughout the year…

Now that the new year is finally here I think you can all agree with me that we are all excited about the new year and feel that we can do anything! That is because we can! We can make the subtle to even drastic changes needed in order change the path of our lives. Whether it is for your career, health, or even your current relationships in life; we can make the positive steps in order to make the changes to make our lives better.

A New Start [Image from: khaanz.com]

A New Start [Image from: khaanz.com]

As of now I want to make a promise to myself to go after things I once felt were impossible to do. I want to take control of my weight-loss journey, I want to take chances in my career, and I want to be a more well-rounded and spiritual person. I am looking forward to the future and hope that I will be able to share each adventure with you all!

What We All Should Aim For This Year [thedailyquotes.com]

What We All Should Aim For This Year [thedailyquotes.com]

Here is to happy and awesome postings and a new life!

Norah ♥

Good Things Will Come [Image from: ]

Good Things Will Come [Image from: http://www.designbolts.com]

For The Love of Running!

At the end of the day, just run! [Image from: momsrunthistown.com]

At the end of the day it is you against the road! [Image from: momsrunthistown.com]

Hello again my friends!

I know I have been MIA for a while but to be honest I have been so busy that blogging was the last thing on my mind! As hard as it is, I am determined to get into the swing of things and write about what I love. That being said I hope to post a lot more when it comes to fitness, food, health, fashion, and even beauty. I hope that I can keep my promise to give the best posts and hope to gain new followers from it! Now on to the fun stuff! So while on vacation ( I spent a glorious month down south!)

Vacation highlights!

Vacation highlights!

I picked up on running. I love love the feeling of being free and while there are others either on the road or track it is you against the world. Even though it can get difficult I love it and I hope for the upcoming fall I can do a 5k or two.

As we know life can be hectic and while many chose other ways to de-stress, I chose to run.

Highlights of my new obsession :-)

Highlights of my new obsession 🙂

Now that you know my new obsession. What is your new found obsession? What makes you happy and even forget all your worries (hopefully safe and legal of course!) LOL. Now that you know mine, what is yours?

Norah ♥

Why I run... [Image from: facebook.com]

Why I run… [Image from: facebook.com]

Wise Thoughts For The Weekend…

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Life is a beautiful gift

When I found this quote I was like this is sooo true! Each of us go through many hardships but its what we do in the brink of it all that matters. I’m taking a step and using my struggles such as weight and confidence issues to empower others. What would you like to achieve?

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Through it all I would like to say I inspired someone to never give up

How Does Working Out Make You Feel? Weekend Thoughts…

How Does Working Out Make You Feel? Weekend Thoughts...

After a workout I feel all this and more! [Image from: myfitstation.com]

Working out is something that has become a way of life. I workout 6 days a week no matter how tired I am, how angry I get at life, exhausted from an amazing day out with friends and family, even when I am sleepy I will push myself to workout. One thing I know is WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT, I feel AMAZING when I am done with my workout. I feel like I am so strong and I can take on the day. It is amazing what you can accomplish with that state of mind. So now that you know how I feel when I workout, question is…

How do you feel when you workout?

Change in Pace – Realizing My Blog Identity!

Always believe <3 [Image: herewecollide.tumblr.com]

Always believe

Hello My Blog Family!

SO SO SORRY I haven’t posted in like FOREVER! I have been so crazy busy and when I was not I was too exhausted to blog anything. Lately it has been short and sweet posts, but what I loved about them was my motivation was getting out there. Than I realized that the direction that not only my life was going but my blog was going in a different direction. Lately you have all noticed I have been focused on health and fitness and that is what I would like to focus on. I want when you go on my blog you find inspiration in your daily lives, and with that I decided to give my lovely blog a MAKEOVER! With that being said I will focus more on health and fitness but also giving you guys random but emotional poems, awesome recipes that I created or tested and LOVE and lots and lots of pictures of great inspiration.

I hope you follow me in this journey of self discovery and I hope I can maybe even inspire you to change your life just a little! Whatever the case may be I hope you follow, read, comment, and just have fun! Anyway before I leave my loves here a couple of pics of inspiration and a challenge I have been working on Instagram that I want you ALL to join whether you have Instagram or not!

May Fitness Challenge

May Fitness Challenge

If anyone is familar with Instagram you know they have daily to monthly photo challeneges where you can post daily pics on different topics. This month I decided to do a #mayfitnesschallenge and it has been loads of fun. Each day you post a pic of the topic of the day and it actually keeps you motivated during your fitness journey and you can even meet new people throughout it as well.

May Fitness Photo Collage

May Fitness Photo Collage

I have chatted with many people on this journey and it is very inspiring to see people’s progress and how they conquered their health. I will TRY to post my daily pics with you all and if you have Instagram look for me (sn is CulinaryGirl138)and see the awesome pics I post daily as well! I hope you all have an amazing weekend and remember YOU ARE WORTH IT!

♥ Norah

Creating your life is an everyday thing...[Image from society6.com ]

Creating your life is an everyday thing…[Image from society6.com ]

When The Going Gets A Little Tough….

Becoming who you were really meant to be takes time...

Becoming who you were really meant to be takes time…[Image from: Women’s Health]

Today as I was trying on clothes that I was once not able to fit in and I felt great. Than a sadness came over me because I was angry that I had let myself go soo many times and now have to work hard and sacrifice once more. But unlike the other times I feel soo much stronger and I am determined to become the woman I was meant to be…I just need to keep reminding myself that it is one day at a time…

So my friends while in your journey no matter what it is remember to…

Stay DETERMINED

Stay STRONG

And of course…

BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Because ANYTHING is POSSIBLE 🙂

♥ Norah

 

One day at a time..[Image from: yourhealthkick.blogspot.com ]

One step at a time..[Image from: yourhealthkick.blogspot.com ]