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Make your own 100% Natural Body Wash!

Hey Stars!

Whether you may know it or not, chemicals that are harmful to our bodies are everywhere! Not only does the air, our surroundings, and the foods that we put into our bodies cause free radicals to enter our body directly – so does the many skin products that we use on a daily basis.

Have you ever looked at the ingredients label on your face wash? body wash? shave cream? lotion? hand soap? deodorant? body spray or colognes/perfumes? toothpaste? body creams? and more?
Chances are there will be many manmade (in a lab) ingredients that are much too complex to even pronounce! Many of us put these chemicals directly on our skin daily. Imagine the effects of long term use!
These chemicals can be harsh on our skin and even cause your skin to age faster.
Read this article for more details:
Let’s face it, we can’t stop using body products altogether. Everyone loves to have soft skin and smell great.
Because of recent health conscious trends, there are some natural skin care lines available, although they may be pricey. Luckily, there’s always the option of making 100% natural skin care at home & it’s much easier than you think!
Here is a simple DIY recipe for Shea Butter Body Wash:
1 part Raw Shea Butter
1 part Castile Soap
Essential oil of your choice
1) Melt the shea butter, preferably on the stove on low heat.
2) Add the soap and a few drops of the essential oil of your choice )to add an aromatherapy element).
3) Stir ingredients thoroughly.
4) Transfer to the container of your choice and enjoy!
That’s it!
Until Next Time….. Keep Glowing!!
#GlowDaily #SoulanceGlow
Luv,
Gina
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Accomplish!!

Good Day Stars!!!

 

I hope you are doing well physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually!

Lately, I have found myself feeling “busy.” I look at the word busy as a concept that only exists if you allow it to. Most often it is used as an excuse to avoid things. Being “busy” is a mindset and I have been feeling it lately. Sure, being an adult requires being responsible for many things all at once but it doesn’t mean that you have to surrender your happiness to busyness.

If you are feeling busy today, I challenge you to write this mantra on the nearest piece of paper as you say this word aloud:

Accomplish.

Now let’s get things done and feel good about it! Resist the urge to procrastinate and just get things done, BUT don’t be too busy to take some time for yourself today.

 

 

Until Next Time… Keep Glowing!

#GlowDaily  #SoulanceGlow

Sending positve vibes your way!

 

 

Very Truly Yours,

– @soulance.gina

P.S. **I’m on SnapChat finally! Username soulance.gina

Do you Love your Body?

Good Day Stars!

As a trainer, people often ask me how to get a flat stomach, hips like Beyonce’ and a butt like Jennifer Lopez (let’s clear this up = IMPOSSIBLE unless you have the $$$ & the ideal surgeon, only then you may get somewhat close). There are so many women that strongly desire to have a sized 2-6 hourglass body with a moderately sized round butt with “high-set” perky boobs. Some are literally spending their entire savings and hard earned income to pay for surgeries to try to achieve these looks. Please note: I am not against anyone who chooses this. But have you ever asked yourself WHY so many women go after body-types and certain trendy beauty aesthetics at the expense of their health?

Maybe you know the most obvious answers and the most obvious culprit: Media.

Social media has only amplified the obsession. The current fastest way to fame (and fortune) for a woman is to post highly made-up and sexualized images on Instagram. Women can literally become famous and have brands contact them for sponsorship.

It was once the trend to get rid of your hips and butt, but today’s trends are the exact opposite! The more hips and butt, the better!

What would happen if every woman decided to accept their body? I mean truly accept it? Not drooling after another woman’s features (I’m sure everyone has an insecurity or two but that shouldn’t stop self-love). The fact is: every body is different and that is a beautiful thing, more people just need to be willing to accept it.

Love Yourself.

Take Care of Your Body.

Embrace your Uniqueness.

 

Until Next Time…… Keep Glowing!
#GlowDaily #SoulanceGlow

 

 

Very Truly Yours,

– @soulance.gina

 

What are your thoughts on this topic? Leave a comment and let’s chat! 🙂

Introducing Mantra Mondays!

Hi Stars!

With yoga and meditation practices becoming more popular around the world, terms such as mantra may or may not be new to you. In this post, I would like to simplify the definition of mantra.

“A tool of the mind that has a spiritual effect on a person’s will or emotional state of being.”

Mantra: (Noun) a word, statement or sound repeated in meditation or daily life; Positive self-talk; an intention. It is something that you strive to become.

The main idea is that truth with intention has power (because it does!). When you speak something that is true, it helps you bring that truth into reality. Many self-help books and coaches will suggest the repetition of mantras. For example, an anxious person might repeat something like “I am calm and at peace.” By repeating this statement, the mind convinces itself to accept the idea, which leads to change.

There are different types of mantras. Every mantra initiates a certain type of energy. Once you start using mantras, they will become a part of your daily life and will set a certain ambiance/tone for you. Note: A mantra can be religious, but it is not specific to any one religion.

Other notes about Mantras:
-The literal Chinese translation of the word mantra is “true words.”
-Originally from Hinduism and Buddhism.
-Has roots in Sanskrit (ancient, mathematical, and sacred language).

Overall, the mantra is intended to bring you back to simplicity. We live in a complex world where it’s easy to get lost in busyness. Mantras help you focus on the simple things that inspire you and truly make you happy.

Mantras are medicine for the soul

{Hence, an important concept of SOULance}.

 

Until Next Time… Keep Glowing!
#GlowDaily #SoulanceGlow

 

Very Truly Yours,
– @Soulance.Gina

Shine

Planning to lose weight this year?

Good Day Stars!!

As I revealed in my last post, a big goal of mine this year is to lose weight (around 20-30lbs specifically). My Current weight is 194lbs and a healthy weight for my height and body type (pear shaped “athletic”) is 155-165lbs.

Healthy weight loss is no more 2lbs a week, but I personally believe .5-1lb a week is ideal. Losing weight quickly can be tough on the body and most importantly: nearly impossible to maintain long term. For this reason, I plan to lose my extra weight over a 6-9month period.

Quick fixes often lead to more issues long term.

With that said, I want to share with you all a tool that I am using to help me stay on track for the entire year. This tool is very important to me, and can be for you as well. The chart that I created can be downloaded here: annual-fit-tracker-pdf

As seen in the picture above, this chart is visible in a place that I visit every single day: my work space. I challenge you to download and print the chart to track your progress this year. It is scientifically PROVEN, that getting goals on paper and documenting progress increases your chance of success plus it keeps you motivated along the way.

ARE YOU IN??

As a gift to you, I am willing to mail you this chart along with goal setting worksheets to anyone for FREE. Yes, free. Just click the contact tab above and ask me. I’m a small blogger so I’m able to do this now but realistically this will not be available in the future for FREE buttttt for you guys it is ;).

 

Until Next Time……. Keep Glowing!
#GlowDaily #SoulanceGlow

 

Very Truly Yours,

@Soulance.Gina

Tiny Steps

Hi Stars!!

It feels like it has been forever since my last blog post! Don’t worry; since I’ve been Gone I’ve been working on some really good content for you all and I’m so excited about it!!

Happy New Year!

Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions? If so, I’d love to hear about them in the comments section.

All goals (small or large) are accomplished in increments. If you decided that you will spend less on clothes or fast food, every time you deny the urge to splurge – you are taking a tiny step towards your goal. Maybe you decided that you will stick to a regular workout routine, your first step may be to decide on the type of workout and write it down on your calendar.

One of my personal goals is to lose the newlywed wait that I recently gained (yes, it’s a real thing! lol). Everyday, I will take tiny steps that will lead me to that goal. Walking away from snacks & candy are one of those tiny steps that will make the biggest difference in my progress. While managing your weight, calories matter! By conquering the urge to grab candy/snacks for no reason, I can lose an extra pound or more per month. Is it easy for you to resist junk food?

I challenge you to (literally) give yourself a pat on your back every time you take a tiny step towards your goal.

Until Next Time… Keep Glowing!
#GlowDaily #SoulanceGlow

 

Very Truly Yours,

-@soulance.gina

 

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This Will Make You Successful!

Happy Fit Friday Stars!!!

Can you believe that a New Year will be upon us very soon!?

You know what that means:

Time for New Years resolutions!!! ♥

I believe that although goals can be set at any time, it can be a very good idea to track your progress annually and do an overall “self-check” at the start of every new year. I just completed my success sheet for 2017 and I am so PUMPED about it! Writing down my goals just gave me a boost of energy and such an amazingly positive feeling! I want you to be prepared and excited about the new year as well, so GUESS WHAT?

I’m sharing some of my goals with you all and I’ve attached the success sheet that I created so that you all can use it too! 🙂 Click the link below to check it out.

the-2017-success-sheet

Let me know what you think and what you have planned for the New Year!

 

Keep Glowing! #GlowDaily #SoulanceGlow

Very Truly Yours,

@Soualnce.Gina

 

Watch my latest Vlog here: https://youtu.be/4Eo4RQJZNNY

 

3 Ways to Stay Balanced During the Holidays…

Hi Stars!
Hope all is well with you and yours! Here are 3 ways to stay balanced during the Holiday Season, Enjoy!

1. Keep It Simple.
No matter where you faith lies, the Holiday season is about spreading joy and spending time with loved ones. Don’t feel pressured to spend every dime you have for the latest gadgets and gift – the person will love you anyways. Now, it’s very cool to make your house look like a Winter Wonderland as long as you can comfortably afford it ;).

2. Give Yourself Permission….
Yes, Hover boards & drones look fun, and so does everything on every commercial this time of year. Give yourself permission to say no to temporary desires and to others that may be requesting too much from you.

3. Be Mindful.
There will be Holidays treats and desserts everywhere & you can enjoy them in moderation. Remember that taste is temporary and that body fat takes hard work to get rid of! Finally, If this time of year reminds you of a personal loss be mindful to practice self-care, breathe deeply, and allow yourself to grieve + smile.

 

Sending Joy and Good Energy your Way!

 

Keep Glowing! ♥
#GlowDaily #SoulanceGlow

Very Truly Yours,

-@Soulance.Gina