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Monday

2

June 2014

BE BRIGHT BE YOU

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Be bright, be you! Happy Monday.

My message to you for the week is to be unapologetically you. You are free to express your talents in any way you feel is natural to you. As long as you are not hurting anyone, and the intent behind your message is positive –  you are in the position of service to the world, no matter how big or small you feel the impact is. Don’t compare your standards to anyone else’s beliefs, don’t conform to what society tags as ‘right’. If you admire your thigh gap, your big butt, your beautiful mind, your itty bitty waist, your fitness progress, your amazing personality, do it unapologetically! If you want to express yourself by yoga selfie-ing all around the world, do it! Don’t worry about criticism, don’t worry about naysayers. DO YOU! It’s your expression. Be bright, be you. You should never have to tone yourself down to ensure that the insecurities in others do not flare up, that is not your responsibility. Your responsibility is to share your talents in the brightest way possible so that you can influence the same action in others. There are enough carbon copies in the world, there aren’t enough of YOU- because there is only one you. Love yourself, believe in yourself- firmly! Never compare, never complain, never explain.

xx love & light. 1 yoga 250 Sunina 04109 cover 2 be bright 3 yoga sunina face 4 yoga 055 Sunina 03711 5 yoga 161 Sunina 03954 6 yoga 086 Sunina 03798 yogini prayer

Photos in Turks & Caicos with my BFF barbie, Heather <3 thanks for being a constant fit inspiration to me! Girl, you are a positive light in my life.

 

Friday

9

August 2013

BTS SHOOT: SUMMER FITNESS

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Good morning!

Good morning!

Hair up, ready to work!

Hair up, ready to work!

Shooting stills..

Shooting stills..

Tough workout! Whew. Ron got tired just from helping me count!

Tough workout! Whew. Ron got tired just from helping me count!

Playtime!

Playtime!

It's a wrap!

It’s a wrap!

Feeling good about the shoot!! x

Feeling good about the shoot!! x

Loved the serenity of shooting & working out at the beach- especially with a team that is driven enough to wake up so early in the morning to grind with me! I can’t be happier and more thankful for a team like mine.

We each woke up at around 5am to drive to Robert Moses Beach in Long Island, NY. The scenic drive was gorgeous. One thing I love about my team is how fast we work- preparation is key!

Ron’s definitely got the hang of how fast I like to go through each fit move- we usually get it in two takes. He also corrects my form here and there while we shoot, which is fantastic. He’s like my mirror.

Cyril has been my #1 videographer and friend since we met at a fashion show at 1 Oak in NYC years ago. We usually get into crazy deep conversations about random life wonders while we shoot cute footage, ha.

I just started working with Sophie- she is like a little sister who likes to dress you up. Her eclectic taste opens my eyes to all the other trendier possibilities I could have. I’m so basic and I only stick to a few things I know and love. But, I appreciate the fairy-like sparkle she brings into my life when we shoot!

Love my team!!!!!!!!! xo

Happy Friday! Have an amazing weekend + subscribe to my newsletter for a preview of next week’s fit focus! xo

Monday

5

August 2013

LEAPS

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Cardio sans equipment is the focus this week. If you have the opportunity and freedom of space— get off the treadmill and try some leaps! I was happy to take advantage of the beach over the weekend to do some freestyle cardio:)

Here’s why cardio is so important:

  1. Keeps your heart happy! Your heart controls every organ in your body, keep it beautifully healthy!
  2. Lose weight and get to your goal weight quickly. It is the fastest way to lose body mass.
  3. Increases your energy level. Your body’s energy currency multiplies when you do cardio!
  4. Helps you sleep well. Helps your sleep rhythms get back on track. I personally love that I can fall asleep at bedtime within minutes..
  5. Gets you naturally happy by releasing endorphins! It’s the most natural stress reliever. Your body’s toxins and any negative energy you may have releases- getting your mind/body back on track again.

So, try this form of cardio..

How-To Leap:

    1. Get a running start, chin up.
    2. Hands to the sky as you leap- smile!

Get moving, happy Monday!

xo

photo by Ron Gejon; style by Sophie Wu

Friday

2

August 2013

DEVOTION

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Totally my mantra today!!! I got so overwhelmed this morning with just everything, you know how it can get!!

Yoga at Exhale this morning, and a phone call from Cyril, Sunina’s videographer, peppered me back into shape today. We were discussing a few projects we have in store for the next few months which got me sooooo excited.

Devote yourself to an idea, make it happen, struggle, overcome your fears, SMILE, don’t you forget, this is your DREAM.

Have an amazing weekend and keep the feedback coming- good or bad!! I love them all even when they aren’t so nice because it helps me improve what I’m expressing to ya’ll in the long run xx

Sunday

14

July 2013

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I love Miami!! It’s such a quick & easy trip from NY.. 

The photo set above is a hint at what this week’s focus will be..

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Friday

12

July 2013

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Loving this!!! I’m a bit darker than I’d normally prefer to be but I’m just going w the flow at the moment.. it’s too beautiful to care right now. Definitely got loads of broad spectrum SPF on though!

I hope the full-body moves this week were helpful. These are effective moves that work your entire body to get into shape quick. I needed to get bikini body ready so all 4 moves were perfect for the week (L Stand, Counter Push-Up, Ab Roll-Up, and the Water Warrior!)

Sign up for my health + beauty newsletter for next weeks topic! Excited, hint- it’s beach themed.
Xo

Wednesday

10

July 2013

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@ the beach today – hello from Miami!!

Taking a quick break from working out for some sun.. will be up tomorrow with a new full body workout blog post after my morning run with the BFF! x

Also- did you get to do some ab roll-ups today?

Monday

13

August 2012

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I’ve caught the wanderlust bug! Here’s a mini-travel diary from a vacation’s past.

Airplane Essentials: Cle de Peau Lotion Toner, Chanel Moisturizer, Hello Kitty Mirror Compact. Airplane air is THE worst. I’ve always got my hydro-kit on hand when up in the air.

Impromptu Sketch: At the Dream Hotel, rough sketch of a pair of bedroom eyes x

Sun-Shade: Love sand! Love the beach, love/hate the sun- SPF 100, pleassse.

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