Summer Reading List

Oh My Glow Summer Reading List

Hey Loves!

Summertime is a GREAT time to slow it down and relax with an amazing book! (Or E-Book, we get it!) Either way, whichever floats your boat, we suggest these great finds to boost productivity, wellness, leadership skills, motivation, and FUN! 

 

1. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life - Jen Sincero

This one is a great motivational (and funny) pick-me-up, but also inspire-me book :) 

2. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action - Simon Sinek 

Again, another great feel-good book. But this one also lets you look into yourself a bit to challenge your way's of thinking and looking at the world. We give it two thumbs up for that reason :)

3. How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie 

The title says it all! This is a motivational book on how to make ANY situation work FOR you :) 

4. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

AMAZING, AMAZING read. This one is completely positive and will leave you feeling EXCELLENT chapter after chapter. This also makes a really great gift for anyone going through a tough time

5. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K. Rowling

OK -- This one isn't a motivational, leadership how-to, or an inspiring book as the rest are, BUT how could we NOT read this?? Of course it isn't released until the 31st of July, but hey, we're PUMPED! (When you grow up with these characters and story lines, it is a complete MUST-HAVE for any reading list)

6. ANY John C. Maxwell book (We suggest the complete collection for the fullest effect)

Motivational, inspiring, feel-good, and very informative, this collection will be sure to develop you in more ways than you knew possible. 

 

We're curious to know, what's on your summer reading list?

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XO

June 20, 2016 by Natalie Diver
Exercises To Add To Your Workout

5 Exercises You You Need to Add to Your Workouts

Happy #MOTIVATIONMONDAY loves!

 

Today we're talking fitness! We all know how important regular physical exercise is to our mind, body, and overall health. We've come up with a list of 5 exercises that we're willing to bet YOU aren't incorporating into your workouts, and you should for optimal results. 

1. Dead Lifts (Back days): While cardio, legs, and biceps are great workouts to keep in your regimen, we suggest adding 1 back day per week. Your back is going to be similar to your core, the better strengthened and conditioned it is, the stronger you will be. Fun fact: Adding in regular back exercises to your workout regimen will actually help to RELIEVE constant back pain by strengthening the muscles that ache. 

2. Bench Press: YES, this IS important ladies and gents! Chest workouts are not just for men! Ladies, if you leave these essential muscles untrained you are actually setting yourself up poorly for the other muscle groups you are training! This could lead to muscle strains, unbalanced/disproportioned muscle tone, and most certainly weaker muscles than if had you trained them. Fun fact: Training your chest muscles will actually HELP you train your other upper body muscles (biceps, triceps, etc).

3. Squats: Here's why they're important: We all want strong glutes! Want that nicely shaped, toned, and shapely back-side? Squats will help you get there! Don't skip out on these because they're difficult, CHALLENGE yourself to complete these at least 1x per week to help achieve your best back-side yet.

4. Push ups: UGH. Dreaded push-ups. But YES they are important, and YES they are valuable. Not only do they help to tone and strengthen your arms and chest, but they also help increase core strength (Hello, six-pack!) Add 3 sets of 10 into your routine at least 1x per week

5. Stretching: OK-so this isn't an official "exercise" move, but it IS incredibly important to your workout routine. After a great workout, stretching your muscle groups out will help promote recovery and flexibility. It is also a great way to warm-up before a workout session. Try adding 5 minutes in at the end of your workout this week and see what a difference you feel.

 

xo, Oh My Glow Team

 

June 20, 2016 by Natalie Diver
How To Fight The Midweek Slump

How to Fight the Mid-Week Slump

It's that time of the week again, loves!

 

Time to re-group, re-focus, and get excited about what's to come throughout the rest of our week!

BUT... It can be hard to keep up motivation and positivity throughout the week. 

The work week is long, the days seem to NEVER end, the work piles on, there are errands to run, and just when you thought you had the weekend to relax, BAM! You get invited out, (which is really fun, and SHOULD be exciting, but not when you're exhausted). 

 

So today, we've come up with a few suggestions on how to fight the mid-week slump and put some excitement, positivity, and motivation back into your work week!

 

1. Find something to inspire and motivate you throughout the week (something to look forward to!) For example, an event at then end of the week you are excited to attend! If you've written down your goals for the week and already have a great head start, CELEBRATE! That in itself is something to be excited about! 

2. Remember your WHY. (You know that vision board we talked about last week?) Time to have it completed and displayed for daily inspiration and motivation! This is what DRIVES you. These are the things you are working so hard for. Those "why's" in themselves should help push you forward :) 

3. You are the sum of the 5 people you surround yourself with. No, seriously. You are. Got unmotivated, unhappy, pessimistic friends or co-workers? Time to switch up your frequent contacts list and jump cubicles! I know it sounds harsh, but if you want to keep up your positivity and motivation throughout the week, you've got to help yourself by associating with other people with similar mindsets! Think, "you are what you eat..." OF COURSE you'll still love your friends and family, but we promise, spending more quality time with positive and optimistic people will unconsciously boost your mood and outlook on life :) 

4. Get a GOOD workout in! Nothing relieves stress quite like working out! It is scientifically proven to be more effective in treating depression than some medicines! Jumping on the fitness bandwagon will most certainly boost your mood, (health), and mindset :) 

5. Remember to RELAX :) It is SO important to relax and recharge, even mid-week if you are feeling a bit overwhelmed and exhausted from the day's work. Take a night off! See a movie, go on an early (or late) date night, go to bed when YOU want to, whatever floats your boat! We are big advocates of listening to your body and gut (it usually steers us right) :) 

 

Have a GREAT week! 

We'd love to hear from you! Use #omgdetox to share how YOU are fighting the mid-week slump :) 

 

 

xo, OMG Detox Team