Posts in Julianna's Inspiration
Seredipity: How Layla Became a Curtis

We weren't looking for a dog, but our dog was looking for us. 

It seems to be the way that things happen for John and me. A series of divine interventions that have consistently led us to where we are meant to be. Awareness, willingness, openness; it's a way of living that we work at, and when we're getting it right, there is always a sign, a light, a clear direction of where we are meant to be. Often times we fall into ruts when our heads are down and our stubborn behaviors take over, but then we notice, we pick our heads up and let the compass lead the way. 

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My Body is Meant to Fold

Today I was able to make it to my favorite yoga class for the first time in what feels like months. I was so happy to walk through the doors into the warm room knowing that the next 90 minutes were all mine. Phone off, body on. I laid on the mat with my eyes closed and smiled. Grateful for this time and this opportunity. 

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Mantra Monday: Week #6

 

I decide how my story ends.

I think it is safe to assume that we have all experienced a time when we set out on a new mission with completely clear intentions, a solid dedication, and strong proclamations that THIS is the new way, THIS is the time I will (fill in the blank), THIS is going to change my life -- and then as time rolls on and the new wears off, so does the excitement and so does the intense dedication. Even when our intentions remain clear, we've lost the drive and the ability to stay the course because LIFE happens. 

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Mantra Monday: Week #5

This week, let's feel empowered! 

If you've been following along, you know that The Energy Barre "Fall In Love With Your Body" challengers have just entered week 5 of the 8-week challenge. This is a big week. The halfway point has been passed, and there is no doubt that if a challenger has been completing the challenge guidelines each week, they are looking to see their results start to shine through. 

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Mantra Monday: Week #3

Let me start this post by saying that your life is not a series of days meant to be carried out in script with a predetermined beginning, middle, and end. You are meant to evolve, learn, develop, and create the story of your life. The story of who you are today and who you are tomorrow. 

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Make the Time...

I have this guy in my life who truly changed my world. When we met my life started to move in a direction that I was proud of. We often joke together about how I had him fooled (but truly, he could have seen the signs if he wanted to!). 

It’s not that life wasn’t great before John… it was just a whole lot different.

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My Post-Saturday-Night-Party-Fun Sunday Morning Run

I haven’t written in a while. I've found myself in a rut - a rut that I feared I would fall into given my endless quest for balance in days that are never quite long enough. But, what I have found since exposing myself through this diary is that it is not the lack of time keeping me from posting, it's something a little bit deeper than that and I surprised myself this weekend when I finally saw this blogger's block for what it was. 

Fear. 

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The Sizzle Diaries: Week 2

I do not tend to have discussions surrounding "diet" with The Energy Barre Babes. The primary reason being that I am not a certified nutritionist. I am not educated in the field of nutrition and do not feel qualified to tell another person what to eat. I believe that an individual's diet should be determined by a number of factors unique to that person including: daily activity, nutritional needs, likes and dislikes, personal goals, budget, season, and geographic location. With that said, through my own trial, error, personal research, and observation, I have discovered many misconceptions, truths, tricks, and hacks that I would feel comfortable sharing with others as guidance....if only we had the time!

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The Sizzle Diaries: Week 1

Dear Diary,

The Energy Barre's® 4th annual Summer Sizzle began this week! What began in 2013 as a bit of an afterthought push to get the EB Babes ready for summer has transformed into my favorite 7 weeks in the studio. The energy is electric. The community is engaged. The sun shines through every heart and every corner of the studio. With three summer challenges in my rear view, I like to think I have learned a thing or two: thing or two about what is to be gained, what is to be lost, and most importantly, what can easily be overlooked in the rising Summer Sizzle haze. This year, I turn to my diary to bring my own awareness (and hopefully the awareness of others) to those pieces that may otherwise be overlooked.

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Julianna's #FitMom Talk with Lucie Wicker Photography

The Energy Barre girls have had the pleasure of working with Lucie of Lucie Wicker Photography on numerous occasions. She is so easy to work with and so much fun, and we just LOVE when we have the chance to work with her! I was honored to be featured on her latest #FitMom Talk! How fitting that this launched the week of Mother's Day! 

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Progression Day

This is the fourth year that I am sharing this message on this same day to wish our wonderful Energy Barre community a very Happy Progression Day- enjoy!

Growing up in my house, March 4th was a day of celebration. It was not one of those holidays with gifts and sweets and celebratory meals. In fact, it was simply an acknowledgement of a day that was special- a day where we should reflect on the progress we have made and celebrate!

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