Did you know that one of the most common excuses people use when it comes to personal development is: “I don`t have time”…followed by “I don`t know where to start.”
My response to this is, “if you have time to brush your teeth or check your e-mail, you have time to take care of your well-being,” folowed by “there are unlimited resources available online, and many of them are free to use.”
The resources you will find here are complimentary. There is no credit card involved, and my only request is that you spread the word and share this link with your friends.
Why is this important? Among other fantastic benefits — when you are relaxed, you burn more fat.
When you’re stressed, you might do the opposite and hold the stubborn weight that doesn’t want to go away. According to case studies, when there is too much cortisol in our bodies (due to physiological or environmental stress), it often triggers fat accumulation.
While eating foods that are high in fiber, protein, and slow-releasing carbs can naturally increase our bodies’ ability to burn more fat, we can help the process significantly by merely slowing down.
When moving through life too fast, without taking enough breaks, we inevitably eat fast, which triggers a cortisol response, and diminishes our calorie-burning power.
Slowing down moves us from the fight-or-flight stress-state to the peaceful state of relaxation and inner calm.
The shortcut to turn off stress and activate a physiological relaxation response is conscious breathing. Conscious breathing simply means taking full deep breaths and holding them in for four counts before your exhale. Your nervous system will begin to calm down immediately.
You literally just have to breathe more deeply to switch on the parasympathetic nervous system. We have oxygen available to us 24/7, and it’s always available to use (thankfully!)
Here is an easy exercise you can try:
✔️ Write your top 3 stressors. ✔️Now create your top 3 relaxers. ✔️Ensure eating slowly and are chewing your food. ✔️One busier days, take some time to stretch, do gentle yoga, go for a walk, meditate, or take an Epsom salt bath/long shower. ✔️Initiate regular intimacy with someone you connect to on a deeper level.
Quality intimacy is, by far, one of the best stress relievers!
Have you ever busted your head searching for supplements, “miracle” facials, or super expensive skin products that will give you the glowing skin you deserve? I know I have. And it didn`t wor.
Of course, what we put On our skin matters tremendously. I am a devoted proponent of regular exfoliating and high-quality serums. However: if our hormones are imbalanced, if we are chronically stressed, dehydrated and consuming too many processed foods that cause inflammation — you guessed it, even the most expensive products will stop working.
What made the biggest difference for my skin is stress management, combined with getting enough sleep and eating a variety of smart fats, antioxidant rich fruits, and greens.
Here is my formula. Easy to remember and very effective.
It spells S.K.I.N:
S. — schedule regular facials that promote cell renewal in your skin
K. — taKe vitamin A, D and K (essential for healthy skin and bones)
I. — intake happy thoughts and lower your stress with meditation and exercise
N. — nourish yourself daily with omega 3 rich foods, vegetables and antioxidants
Sounds pretty simple? It is. Yet, personally, It took me a couple of years to nail it down. Why? Simple doesn’t mean easy. I am here for you to help you brainstorm what in your lifestyle makes attaining glowing skin difficult.
“I love working with A-M, getting weekly assignments and experimenting with different foods and seeing what works for my body. I also like that`s is not a race and not a competition. It`s totally working. Everyone is commenting on how good I look.I feel so great.
My skin is glowing…I feel happy, energized and confident. I eat anti-inflammatory and anti-aging foods, and I feel and I look younger. I feel so much better about my self-esteem.It is very important to work with a coach because you keep yourself accountable…learning how to eat, what to eat, and implanting positive seeds in your brain. I highly recommend it to everybody! It`s the perfect package: getting all the information I need, the motivation, and the support.I absolutely recommend Ana-Maria to everybody! I am so glad she is in my life.It is PRICE-LESS.
It`s the best investment you can do in your life. You are changing your habits forever.” (K.B.)
An affordable skin care line I recomment is Yeouth.
Use my code SOCIAL20 to get 20% off on your first order. I don`t collect comissions. 🙂
Do you want to transform your self-talk, build unstoppable confidence and emanate radiant energy that lights up the room?
You are in the right space!
My goal is to help you to attain it by teaching you how to release old blockages, guiding you to improve your self-talk and coaching you to develop new empowering habits that are designed to gradually replace the old sabotaging beliefs you may have around your body, your love life and your career.
The “Uncover Your Confidence” 90-day-Intensive program is the right fit for you if you know you want to:
Build intuition and self-awareness how recognize the limiting beliefs you may carry around your body, food, intimate relationships, and the way you live your life.
Learn to recognize self-sabotaging beliefs and replace confidence-damaging habits with confidence-building habits.
Adopt empowering techniques for managing negative patterns and stepping into your power to change and feel confident in your skin.
Attain a new baseline where you begin to create life-changing (and sustainable!) physical, and emotional transformation.
By enrolling in this 90-day program, you will receive:
On-going support from me via texts, emails, and a scheduled weekly check-in
New meditation recording each week that helps de-stress your mind and guides you to instill more self-awaraness and self-value
Customized affirmations that assist you to visualize your progress and connect to yourselfon a deeper level
On-going guidance on what foods to eat to support radiant energy and youthfullness
A confidence-boosting dance-fitness routine (*) you can do at home streamed at a convenient time for your schedule , tailored to your fitness level 🙂
Upon completion, you will achieve four major outcomes:
• Learn what thoughts and behaviors hold you back and how to reverse them • Set up the conditions for inevitable success and self-accountability • Find out which foods give your vibrant energy and support your inner confidence with outer youthfulness and glow • Convert the confidence-building habits and routines, you have learned into ingrained behaviors that last
I am so passionate about empowering women to transform their self-talk and build more confidence because I know how it feels to continually sabotage yourself, to feel disconnected from your body, and to avoid your reflection in the mirror – affirming that you are not “enough” and will never be loved for who you are. What a disempowering way to view yourself! But it was the Universe`s way to teach me what I know so that I could rebuild my confidence from zero to a hundreed. And you can do it, too!
Once I hit a low bottom of anxiety and low self-esteem in my early twenties, I finally realized that it is time for me to commit to moving forward from my past. During this process of trying different techniques and becoming a licensed coach (accredited by the Health Coach Institute), I learned how to love and accept my body, the way it is, by practicing mindful eating and self-love, walking with more confidence (with straight back, my shoulders back and my heart open to the world…), and feeling connected to my feminine power and inner beauty.
My clients and I are the living proof of the unlimited potential we all carry to uncover our unstoppable confidence and empowerment. ❤
I have been more than thrilled about my experience with Ana-Maria! I am really impressed with her customized and agile approach to wellness and life-coaching. The progress that I accomplished in the first two months of collaborating with her is phenomenal, both physically and emotionally. The results came so fast and are so tangible that my motivation to get to the best version of myself is growing by the hour. I didn`t realize how much I already knew about wellness until I started working with Ana-Maria. However, she has been the driving force behind guiding me, keeping me organized and showing me ways of applying the knowledge I already have and the new knowledge that I am acquiring through her. I can`t wait to see how far she will help me to get in my journey of discovering my true self and being the best version of myself that I could ever be!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Ana-Maria!
I love working with A-M, getting weekly assignments and experimenting with different foods and seeing what works for my body. I also like that`s is not a race and not a competition. It`s totally working. Everyone is commenting on how good I look. I feel so great. My skin is glowing…I feel happy, energized and confident. I eat anti-inflammatory and anti-aging foods, and I feel and I look younger. I feel so much better about my self-esteem. It is very important to work with a coach because you keep yourself accountable…learning how to eat, what to eat, and implanting positive seeds in your brain. I highly recommend it to everybody! It`s the perfect package: getting all the information I need, the motivation, and the support. I absolutely recommend Ana-Maria to everybody! I am so glad she is in my life. It is PRICE-LESS. It`s the best investment you can do in your life. You are changing your habits forever. (Katie B.)
Ready to enroll but still have questions?
Let me help you get clarity if this program is right for you!:) Please fill in the questionnaire attached below and submit it to my e-mail, email@example.com. I will reach out to your directly to schedule a complimentary session.:)
✓ You wake up feeling more well-rested, happier and more positive
✓ You learn how to distress your mind with mindfulness exercises and daily meditation
✓ You intuitively know what to eat for your body type, and you naturally choose vibrant foods that support your health, energy, and vibrance
✓ You are co-creating an AMAZING relationship with yourself (and your partner/future partner) that stems from a place of unconditional self-love and self-respect
✓ You maintain clear your boundaries around your needs and learn how to prioritize your self-care
✓ You are learning SO much about yourself that you start to completely let go of all previous deconstructive habits and limiting beliefs
~ It is Your Time to Love And Care For Yourself!
Download your self-love affirmations
As a my gift for you, I include three of my favorite self-love affirmations that you can download for free. Please remember that it takes a minimum of twenty one days for your subconscious mind to plant the seeds of the new beliefs you are growing.:) Repeat to yourself every day to manifest the positive results you deserve.
If you landed on this page, it is probably because you have tried dieting before and it hasn’t worked. Not only that, most likely dieting left you feeling more frustrated than ever, and utterly demotivated to try it again. Why? Because dieting is never the answer. But I completely understand, because I have been there myself! And I was completely lost, until I learned how to rephrase the question from: “how can I lose (more) weight” to “how to love myself and nurture myself,” and, as a result, restructure my whole mentality about food and exercise. What helped me heal from years of battling body dismorphia and chronic under-eating was the epiphany that, in order to fix my obsessions with food, I needed to heal my relationship to my body first and develop an internal confidence that doesn’t depend on external validation.
Once I aligned my internal confidence to my external projection, everything else naturally settled into place. I learned how to nurture myself properly, to maximize my fitness and mental performance, and how to become more peaceful and mindful with regular meditation practice.
And You Can DO It Too!
As a health&life coach and fitness instructor, my ultimate goal is to help you achieve your goals: whether is losing weight, feeling more confident, or simply learning how to eat more mindfully and to take better care of your body, mind and spirit.
In this 90-day program you will receive:
on-going support from me (via emails and weekly check-ins)
new meditation recording each week to help destress your mind and assist you to visualize your end goals with more precision and excitement
a customized eating plan that is tailored to your individual needs,
a short exercise routine you can do at home (per your request).
You will not only lose weight, but will feel more energized, vibrant and happier.
Before booking, please allow me to emphasize that carrying more weight that feels comfortable usually means some sort of imbalance between yourself and your body. However, my job is not to assist you to chase an unrealistic weight-goal for your frame, but to help you arrive and maintain at the weight that is uniquely perfect for you. I will guide you not simply towards losing weight, but towards releasing trapped energy and fears. Once you do that, your weight would naturally arrive at its optimal shape.
If your intuition tells you to enroll, please don’t dismiss this voice by saying that you “don’t have time”. Time is never “right,” unless you decide it to be.
I am here to motivate, coach, support and facilitate the stepping blocks of your journey.
You are way more powerful than you might give yourself credit for. Allow me to help you connect to your power. You will transform your life! ❤
~With love and care,
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“Ana-Maria is a creative soul and great motivator. She is always there for you to show you new techniques, and provide guidance with caring and positive vibe. And all that is a life changing experience. I found the path to body and mind harmony, thanks to you, Ana-Maria. Please never stop creating and inspiring.” – Rumi G.
“Ana-Maria is the real deal. Sincere in her approach, direct, and strong articulated communication. She cares deeply about her subject and is passionate and inspiring as a speaker and coach. Highly recommend!” – Micah K.
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“You are helping me to make positive changes. It helps me so much to work with you in an ongoing basis” – Ginger R.
“Ana-Maria is a very supportive and motivating instructor and life coach; her passion is palpable, and it is always great to work with an instructor that cares deeply about her students.” – Tiffany K.
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If you are looking for an alternative energy drink that is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on your brain, try this recipe!
You only need a blender and few ingredients. Gets done in less than a minute!
Theanine is an amino acid present in matcha green tea and possesses anti-anxiolytic properties, which assists in boosting alpha waves in the brain. For reference, matcha tea has only 40-50 grams of caffeine/per serving whereas a cup of regular coffee has 80-140 grams.
Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have a multitude of health benefits including cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention, improved brain function, cholesterol-lowering effects, and more. Green tea contains polyphenols, which include flavanols, flavandiols, flavonoids, and phenolic acids.
The reason I add MCT oil (I mention it in this article as well) is because it is quickly released as energy. MCT oil (derived from coconut) consists of medium-chain fatty acids that can be rapidly broken down and sent directly to the liver to be metabolized and turned into energy, making them readily available to be used as fuel and less likely to be stored as fat. Medium-chain fatty acids don’t produce an insulin spike in your bloodstream, so there’s no blood sugar roller coaster when you eat them.
A teaspoon of matcha powder
A teaspoon of MCT oil (I explain its benefits on the brain in this article)
A cup of boiled water (you can mix it with warm almond or coconut milk as well)
A dash of cinnamon
Blend everything together and enjoy!
To sweeten it: you can add stevia or monk fruit (both natural sweeteners derived from plants) or blend it two dates.
Blend everything together and enjoy!
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