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Saturday sweat sesh✅
I never let traveling and vacation be an excuse to skip a workout.
My advice, have a plan and be prepared! Will you be in a hotel where you’ll have access to weights and other equipment? Maybe you’re visiting a great outdoor friendly city and getting in a run at a local park will be a perfect was to site see as well! .
This time I came prepared with some easy traveable equipment. I was planning on doing one of over 500 workouts I can take with me wherever I go but decided to let my creative juices flow and write my own workout today! 💪🏼 Head over to my stories where I’m debunking common excuses to getting a workout in!
Traveling isn’t an excuse y’all, just requires a bit more planning and preparation! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The bottom line is, I’m not where I was and I’m not ever going back there. This isn’t a sprint. There’s no one standing there with a rule book 📖 judging me because I don’t like a swimsuit model. I’m on MY journey of life. I KNOW I’ve come a long way and with ALL the trials and tribulations I’ve been through these past five years the last thing I need is the constant pressure to BE something I might never be! Sure, handsome muscular men in sexy swimsuits are nice to look at but to get depressed and overwhelmed because I don’t look like those kind of guys. Sure, a goal to get in shape, be fit, muscular, healthy... these are all good things but when the goal turns into unnecessary pressure to be something in the hopes it’ll make me desirable and worthy of love it’s not so good... when it creates unnecessary pressure and feelings of “if only then” my life would happy, my life would be fulfilled, my life would be better than it’s not so good. I can’t spend my life wishing away the time I have on something I may never be because then I’m missing out on ALL of the good that’s right before my eyes. I’m consumed with feelings of inadequacy and failure instead of love and joy. What’s the point? Why? I am loved by many. I am appreciated by many. I am useful. I am valuable. I am ME. I want to live my life and enjoy every day I have because who knows when it will be my last? I might die driving home to my apartment. If that happens can I say I’ve lived, loved, and had a full life? I want to be thankful for where I am and who I am without the constant pressure to be something else. If you’ve read this, I hope it makes sense. #weightlossjourney #scruffyhomo #gay #fatloss #random #gaybear #takingboyfriendapplications #30something #italian #thinkingaboutyou #scorpio #septembervibes #beefy #instagay #thisisme #bodypositive #liveyourlife #bethankful #grateful #lovepeacejoy #motivation #beyourself #beunique #bereal #onelifetolive
Being single in your 30's
When I decided I would start a blog, I wanted it to be about real talk, things I experience, go through and live on a day to day basis, that would also showcase the artist side of me and where I could write. I think words have an innate power. When people read something it gives them an insight into the mind of the writer, you know, like a walk through someone elses wonderland and i find that kind of power exhilarating. So amidst my fantasies and my unicorns and rainbow dreams there are certain dark skies and thunderstorms too. Much like anyone else sometimes my mind thinks on things that I've still to understand whether I want to feel or think or whether I'm being forced to do so by society and peer pressure. I'm a 34 years old and very much single, artist who thinks and who sometimes excels at overthinking. Lately I've been pondering over the "you're in your 30's and you're STILL single" sentence that some people in our society like throwing around at others like kids enjoy throwing around confetti! I don't see much wrong in the sentence except for the "still" part! Why is it considered so abnormal for a 34 year old woman to be single? Makes me wonder, being somewhat religious, if not alot, I do believe in the concept of naseeb (destiny) and how God made everyone in pairs, I also firmly believe that much like every single thing in this universe only God can decide when something can happen for someone, including marriage, so how come people in general have lost sight of the realness of this fact? Is it that all of a sudden human beings have become more powerful then Gods will..? Truth be told this does get to you at times. But the believe in "theres a right time for everything shouldnt waver"! Being single in your 30's can be daunting, but is it really daunting? Or has it become this way because of societies unnecessary, stupid standards?! I believe it's the latter! The only perfect age to settle down is the age that you feel you're ready to settle down in. Whether that's 24 or 34 is not really relevant, so that still becomes irrelevant! Being single is not a crime, however enforcing ideals should be!
Social anxiety? Let’s talk skills for that.
I have some un-fun news. If you want to decrease anxiety, you have to expose yourself to it. Yep. You can’t avoid it and expect it to go away. The more you avoid it, the longer it stays.
Anxiety makes us want to run away. So what we have to do instead is “opposite action”; we do the thing we’re terrified of until the fear begins to decrease. And it will! Maybe not the first or second time we do it, but over time, the brain learns that the scary thing actually isn’t so scary after all.
So say you’re nervous about going to a party. You might have thoughts like, “Who will I hang out with? Will I say something awkward?” Go to the party anyway. But if you want to actually get over the anxiety, you can’t stay a wallflower. Approach someone and compliment their outfit. Join the dancing. Get some henna. Throw yourself into the action! Do opposite action all the way!
What opposite action could you do today?
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Happy birthday to one of the best friends a girl could ask for!! We love you so much! I can’t believe we aren’t celebrating together this year. We will have to make up for it in Vegas!! (Ps. I’m done saying how old you are on birthday posts..... I’m just glad you are older than me 😂😉😍) #30Something
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One of my friends from high school said to me the other day....
“dude... we’re almost 40.” 😳
“I know!!!” I said. “Isn’t it awesome?!!” 🙌🏻😍💁🏼♀️
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hit a home run! 👌🏻
Friday Night Plans:
✅ Good tunes 🎶 ✅ Planning mountain adventures ⛰ ✅ Drinks 🥃 ✅ Batman Onesie 🤓
7 more days! Lysten’s mobile app, the test version will be available in the Google Play and App Store September 28, 2018. *
Read our blog to find out why we are releasing the test version first! We are only allowing a select few to download the app prior to the official release in January 2019. So hurry to reserve your spot! *
Lysten allows Users to connect with our hand picked Providers to receive mentoring, guidance and advice on a wide range of topics such as relationships, business, career and over all adulthood. Users also have the ability to connect with like minded peers via, direct messaging, group discuss and forums. You’re also able to read articles, watch or upload videos and so much more! You don’t want to miss this September 28, 2018.
Its been a long day but I'd never forgot about my big sister. Happy Birthday! Love you P.Diddy. can't wait to see you next month! 🎂 #HappyBirthday #30Something
If you ask me what my favorite workout move is from my favorite workout program, this is what it looks like! 💪🏻
Listen, I’m a photographer by profession, but more than anything else, I’m a woman with a husband and children who need her to feel her best so she can give them her best.
I share my health story amidst my professional work because someone else shared her own story and it helped me when nothing else did. What she shared gave me the courage to take that first step. And I’ve taken so many more steps since then. Big, powerful, positive steps. I wonder what would have happened if she hadn’t shared her story… What would have shaken me out of my unhealthy, postpartum funk? Would I still be stuck there? Would it have become worse?
As a small business owner where the only thing making my business successful is me, there’s a lot of pressure I carry on my shoulders. With that pressure, it can be so, so easy to put myself at the bottom of the priority list and instead, grind away on my editing queue until my eyes just about fall out of my head…
I share my own story here (and in my actual Instastories) because it holds me accountable to that commitment I made 18 months ago. A commitment to prioritize time out of EACH DAY for myself. My weight goes up and down as I fight against autoimmune disease, anemia, and adrenal fatigue, but if I didn’t share, I don’t know that I would keep at it like I do.
If sharing helps just one other person, it will be worth it. And I will be forever grateful to my friend who was brave enough to share her story first.
There are accountability groups starting soon, whether that’s taking control of your nutrition, curbing that sugar addiction, or taking on a new at-home workout program. It’s hard to describe for you what this community has done for me, but I’d love to try!
It’s the first day of Fall, everyone! 🍂 Let’s start this beautiful season off with a sense of renewal and gratitude. I’m here for you!
S P I R I T | Let yourself be surprised. A divine thought offered by a treasured therapist today. What if we let ourselves be surprised? What if we gave permission to our brain to not have to figure it all out, let if off the hook? Our brains earnestly want to help us manage life and keep us safe. We spend a lot of that brain power making lists, forecasting the future and living in structures that keep our lives tidy and predictable. But what if we didn’t more often and more of the time? I’d bet we’d be pretty surprised. #liveyourwell