Tag Archives: Motivational Monday

  • Motivational Monday | Get Bikini Ready!

    Motivational Monday

    Summer is here and your favorite bikini is beckoning from that box you stashed it in all winter –

    It is time to soak up the rays and work on those tan lines we love to hate. The TLBC Team is excited for beach barbecues, pool parties, and quality fun in the sun. Only problem….we may not be feeling totally bikini ready.

    If you are feeling a little apprehensive about taking it off this summer try a few of these Desk Workouts! These simple easy moves can be done at work and will help prepare you for thebathing suit filled season ahead!

     

     

    1. When you dip, I dip, we do…The Chair Dip

    • Target – Arms, core
    •  In a seated position, place your hands in the center of the armrests. Lift your feet and engage your core.  Press your hands down on the armrests and raise your body off the chair until your arms are straight. Hold for 1 second. Do 30 reps.

     

     

     

    Illustrated by Ben Wiseman

     

     

     

    2. Lift it up, up, up, you’re on fire! -The Desk Pushup

    • Target – Arms, shoulders
    • Facing your desk, place your hands shoulder-width apart on the edge. Step back about 3 ft. Keeping your back and legs straight, do pushups against your desk. Make sure to lower down until your chest is almost touching the desk! Do 15 reps.

     

     

     

     

     

    Courtesy of Prevention Magazine

    3.Put your thing down, flip it, and Reverse Crunch it

    • Target – Core, inner thighs
    • Scoot forward on your chair with your hands on the armrests. With your knees together slowly raise your legs as close to your chest as you can get them. Hold for 1 sec then slowly lower to the ground. Remember to keep your back straight. Do 15 reps.

     

     

     

     

    Courtesy of www.lhj.com

     

     

    4. Drop it like it's hot and try  The Chair Squat

    • Target – Legs, butt
    • Stand a few inches in front of your chair with your butt facing the chair. With your arms straight in front of you slowly bend your knees and lower your butt, as if you were sitting. As soon as you feel the chair graze you stand back up. Do 15 reps.

     

     

     

     

     

    XOXO,

    The Little Bra Company

  • Motivational Monday | Oscars Speech Edition

    Motivational Monday Oscars Edition

     

    Happy Monday!!

    It is the day after Oscar Sunday and we, like so many others, are reliving every wonderful, crazy, touching, hilariously perfect moment!

    The fashion was wow; the nominees were all amazing, Ellen did a lovely job, and the winners were all gracious and deserving! We enjoyed the best selfie moment to date (as did everyone else clearly). We started to crave pizza right around the time it was passed around, and we jumped on board the new ultimate fantasy couple train- hello Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emma Watson!

    Whether you enjoyed it as much as we did or missed the golden statue’s big night, there were some truly inspirational moments that the TLBC Team would like to commemorate for this special edition of Motivational Monday!

    Last night, like many Oscar nights before it, was chalk full of beautiful, heartfelt, and tearful acceptance speeches. Touching stories and wise words were shared, all together making some wonderful TV moments.

    Jared Leto spoke beautifully about his mother and ended with “…to those of you who have ever felt injustice because of who you are and who you love, I stand here in front of the world with you and for you.” Eloquently put Mr. Leto. We thank you for those beautiful words and your equally as beautiful hair!

    Cate Blanchett once again proved she is supremely classy, and a little bit bad a** (excuse the strong wording). In a speech including many words of thanks and lovely messages to her fellow nominees, (reference “#suckit Julia, you know what I mean?”) she ended with a shout out to the strength and prominence of female driven films. Her strong parting words “The world is round people!” were some of our favorite of the night.

    Matthew McConaughey won best actor for his superb job in Dallas Buyer’s Club and once again regaled us with his flawlessly wise words and smile worthy life lessons. Sharing with us his secrets for a happy life, which include God, something to look forward to, and a hero to chase (incidentally it’s himself in 10 years). Matthew once again made us smile, made us laugh, and ended with our favorite “Alright, alright, alright!”

    Though all of the above were wonderful and memorable, this edition of “Motivational Monday” includes a line from the supremely lovely Lupito Nyongo’s speech. The best supporting actress winner was the epitome of grace and style last night and, with her words of thanks, she solidified herself as a true lady -

    Our favorite moment - “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid”.

    So as you begin your week, remember that your dreams are valid, and this may just be the week to begin chasing them!

     

    XOXO,

    The Little Bra Company

     

     

  • Motivational Monday!

    "The secret of getting ahead is getting started!" 

    It’s the dreaded Monday again. Don't let the week pass you by ladies! As they say, the early bird catches the worm; so start the week off right and get a jump start on all those errands, projects and paperwork that's been piling up. We know you can do it!

    It can all be overwhelming and sometimes it is easier to put things aside or find excuses for why things can’t get done! Trust us...we get it! Instead of facing the daunting task of tackling everything on your to-do list how about picking one task and devoting this week to getting it started.

    Taking it step by step and focusing on the small accomplishments will help to keep you focused and not too overwhelmed. Whether it's a new workout schedule, a big project at work, or a home improvement plan get it started this week, and you will be ahead of the game before you know it!

    Just get started ladies, the beginning is often the hardest part!

     

    XOXO,

    The TLBC Team

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