Author: Tonye

Out with a bang or with a whimper? How will your year end?

Wow, I can’t believe the year is almost over! I’ve still got tons of things I want to check off my to-do list, and I’m feeling like the year is just running away from me. I know I’m not alone in this, but there’s only one way to GET. THIS. DONE., and that’s by pushing through to the finish line! #Boomsies!That’s right, I’m aiming to end the year with a bang and not on a whimper; a.k.a regrets, woulda shoulda coulda, etc. You get where I’m going here, right? If you have made the decision, got the plan, and you’re taking the action that’s necessary for you to meet your Objectives? Then yes,  YOU will end YOUR year on a bang and not, a whimper! #BOOMSHAKALAKA! Wow, I can’t believe the year is almost over! I’ve still got tons of things I want to check off my to-do list, and I’m feeling like the year is just running away from me. I know I’m not alone in this, but there’s only one way to GET. THIS. DONE., and that’s by pushing through to the finish line! #Boomsies! That’s right, I’m aiming to end the year with a bang and not on a whimper; a.k.a regrets, woulda shoulda coulda, etc. You get where I’m going here, right? If you have made the decision, got the plan, and you’re taking the action that’s...

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Why You Need Selfcare

Life is full of challenges. If you’re truly paying attention you’ll get the sense that there is an ebb flow to this life’s journey.  When it comes to having a healthy and fulfilling life, the quality of that life is the ultimate goal. In order to fulfill your passion and potential, you must operate at your optimal physical and mental states and that all starts in the mind! Selfcare is key to a healthy lifestyle.   So what’s the good news in all of this? Well, by making yourself a priority (a.k.a. selfcare) when it comes to your fitness and health recognizing that you can’t give from an empty well or fully explore your innate potential, you are creating a pathway through which your life can begin to shift into balance. In my experience, I’ve learned that one of the most visible indicators of a life out of balance is poor health, stress, anxiety and being “stuck” (i.e. feeling trapped in a situation or state).   Other “physical” manifestations of imbalance are things like weight gain, stress and feeling overwhelmed. That’s right ladies, that ever-increasing number on your bathroom scale that makes you want to scream in frustration because you’re at that point where a simple inhalation results in an additional five pounds! Wow, been there done that, NOT buying the t-shirt again gals, lol. So what am I getting at? What I...

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Saturday getting grounded with the right mindset

Another week ends and the promise of another rolls around; that’s my definition of the weekend. It’s that time when I think about all the things I needed to get done but didn’t,  all that I was able to accomplish from my long list of to-dos, and just trying to get grounded to seriously STOP procrastinating about that box of stuff I’ve been avoiding opening up!  Don’t act like you don’t have one too! We’ve all got those “issues” and or “situations” we’ve put off dealing with out of fear, complacency, or just plain laziness.   Well, today is...

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Weightloss Will happen If You do this?

Alright! I’m giving enough warning at the get-go that THIS IS ANOTHER RANT! Why? because I’m sick and tired of wham bam weightloss gimmicks that do abso-freaking-lutely NOTHING! They do not shrink your waist (well without compressing major organs, possible internal damage, need I go on?), get rid of fat in one area (a.k.a spot training) while leaving the other unchanged, or help you get skinny in 48HRS! I mean, really! IF YOU are truly being honest with yourself, you probably know this like your little gray cells are beeping that bull crap meter LOUDLY! In the words of my mama, if it sounds like crap, more than likely it IS crap; sorry to burst your bubble (not really!) but the truth about  effective weightloss is, it is rooted in a healthy dose of reality as well as being honest with yourself about how you got here in the first place. I’m no Einstein but EVEN I know that some wonder gadget (I use that phrase loosely) being lauded by some celebrity, etc (I’m always leery of celebs pushing stuff they don’t even use) or anyone else for that for that matter, is NOT the way to sustain a healthy weight, see real and lasting results, and JUST getting and staying fit! No No, NO! Don’t set yourself up for failure. Sustainable weightloss is rooted in balance. I’ve been...

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Hump Day and Fitness Motivation

As a fitness coach, I’m learning and growing into being my own boss with the powerful realization that the ONLY one qualified to put a value on who I am, my skills, abilities, and potential, IS ME! How liberating is that? Ha ha! As women, the “odds” are definitely not in our favor when it comes down to being fairly compensated for our talents and skills, hence the draw toward being our own bosses, etc. I know for me it was a combination of things; first came health issues due to work-related stress and poor nutrition and second, I just got tired of not getting fairly compensated and appreciated for my skills simply because of how the deck is stacked against women in the workplace in general. Other issues definitely came into play as well, but the bottom line is that there is nothing more rewarding than stepping out on faith and taking the plunge as the creator of YOUR own destiny! YAY! *cartwheels* These days I’m taking the time to reach out and make new friends and connections in order to share my journey to fitness and empowerment (yep, still a work in progress *giggles*) while opening the door to new experiences and life’s adventures.You can join in too…   Tonye Tariah Freedom At The Crossroads Founder Tonye Tariah, Holistic Health Strategist and founder of Freedom at The Crossroads Blog,...

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