Jen Mercer

Crystals – where to start?

March 30th        Uncategorized    No Comments

Do you see peoples Crystal Collections and just wonder ” where do I start”?

With so many crystals around and them becoming a lot more popular lately, it can be confusing to know what crystals are good to start with cant it?

I always say to go with crystals you are drawn to, or that present themselves to you in the strangest of ways…..if you are drawn to a crystal for whatever reason it may be…..you need that crystals healing energies in your life….

But what if you aren’t drawn and just want to know where to start??

Ive put together a little list of Crystals I feel are GREAT Starters and GREAT all rounders too.
Rose Quartz – connected to the heart Chakra and all about Love, Self love and compassion – its a light pink crystal.

Amethyst – a great all rounder and really helps with calming the mind and anxiety too – its purple in colour

Clear Quartz – this is the master healer and also amplifies the energies of any other crystals it is around…a great one for the crystal tool box

Citrine – the crystal of energy and abundance, also a great financial abundance crystal ( I keep a piece in my purse always) – its yellow in colour

Whilst there are 1000s of different crystals…these 4 are a great starter

They can be bought as a crystal, on a bracelet or keyring, necklace…..its just personal preference.

I really hope this has helped and if you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch

Also if you would like to purchase these crystals, you can also do so from myself.

Love and Light

Jen x


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Fitness is more than Physical

March 30th        Uncategorized    No Comments

With the recent news that all Gyms now MUST close…it made me think! Exercise is more than just the physical for people….exercise helps people with their mental and emotional health too and with the gyms being closed this can impact people in so many more ways than just “missing a workout”

For some the gym/exercise is an escape from everything, its a way to feel good on the inside and a way to bring some energy and good chemicals into the body

Exercise has such a positive effect both Physically and Mentally to people and there can be a worry now that now the gyms are gone their Physical and Mental health may take a dip……Id like to reach out to anyone who is worried and let you know I am here to support you in anyway…please drop me a message and let me help you.

I can offer advice for your Physical and Mental health and give you some tips of how you can exercise at home…even for FREE

Please if you are feeling like you may struggle after this news…reach out!

Tips:

  • Move in anyway that feels good…whilst you can get outside and go for a walk – the fresh air and the connection with nature will having so many more benefits
  • Dont over think it – any form of movement is beneficial
  • Reach out for help – Im here
  • Focus on learning a new skill…maybe cooking, recipes or even meditation

There is so much you can do at home and outside to support your Physical and Mental Wellbeing….the gym is just a tool, but you have the power inside to overcome and go for anything that makes you feel good

Take this time to also look inside and reflect on things, maybe the body also needs a rest physically? Or even just a stretch to some yoga? The options are now endless 

If you can look outside of the box and see what options are available

Please get in touch if I can help

Jen x


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It’s OK

March 30th        Uncategorized    No Comments

IT’S OK

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to workout at home

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to eat biscuits and drink tea

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to eat cake

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to track food

Its ok during this Isolation if you DONT want to exercise

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to have a nap

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to watch Netflix

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to cry

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to laugh

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to have some “you” time

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to stay away from social media

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to be positive

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to be negativeIts ok during this Isolation if you want to have a drink or 2

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to stay in bed all day

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to sit out in the sun (social distancing and at home of course)

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to dress up

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to stay in your PJs

Its ok during this Isolation if you DONT want to homeschool your kids every hour or every day 

Its ok during this Isolation if you just dont know what to feel

ITS OK to do anything and feel anyway you want to

There are no “Rules to Isolation”

You do what makes you feel good

Take each day as it comes

Dont worry what others are or aren’t doing 

Its OK to do whatever you want on that given day

Its OK to feel all the feels and go through all the emotions

Its YOUR Isolation

Focus on that


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You CANT out-run your fork!

March 11th        Uncategorized    No Comments

Guess what……

YOU CANT OUTRUN YOUR FORK!!

Yep…..no matter how much you train if you eat sh*t then its a recipe for disasters 

If you train hard all week and then ruin your diet at the weekend…yes thats fine and its your choice BUT the results will never come

They say Abs are made in the kitchen and in a way thats kinda true, what you eat and what your body absorbs will eventually reflect on the outside and your body is a clever little sausage.

If you train a few times a week that can be 4(ish)hours a week….so thats 164 hours a week you are not exercising (give or take)…so its sometimes more important what you do with those hours then whilst you are actually in the gym. (Im NOT saying the gym hours dont count….) 

When it comes down to it….you just need to burn more calories than you consume…that is literally the basics….so unless you going to be exercising more than you’re not…it makes sense to look at your nutrition and make those tweaks and eat right, because you will never out run your fork (but not all calories are created equal)

It does go deeper than that above, as certain foods can trigger certain hormonal changes, food is sending your body information and it will in turn react..but let’s not get too technical. 

No matter how hard you train,…YOU WONT see results if you have a sh*tty diet.

Match your diet to your training

Moderation is key

Avoid restricting your diet – as this can lead to long term damage 

Good eating happens, exercise and harmony within are cornerstones to health, longevity, happiness and overall health

So stop trying to run away from your fork

Jen x


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Im going Online

March 11th        Uncategorized    No Comments

I am going to be taking OneBody Fitness Online over the next few months

What online programs would you like to see?

Online is all done via email/whatsapp and Facebook groups and will include workouts, nutrition, LIVEs, Q&A sessions and lots of Health and Fitness Info

What Online program would you sign up to?

Let me know in comments below

Thanks

Jen x


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We’ve all been there…..right?

March 2nd        Uncategorized    No Comments

We’ve all been there right?

Jeans….who else has a love-hate relationship with them??

This happened to me yesterday…to be fair how I am feeling I prob shouldn’t have even entered a changing room BUT I was killing time before my classes and occupying my mind

Jeans….such a funny item of clothing…almost always guaranteed to make someone feel shitty how about they look and their size!!

Who even decides on what a “12” is in jeans??….not everyone who is a 12 is the same size, looks the same or even weighs the same (btw I am using 12 hypothetically….its the first number that came into my mind)

Personally I always have to go up a size in jeans due to my legs and bum…..so they gape on the waist…..because I am NOT a size, I am NOT a weight, I am not a number…..Im kinda a bit more

I laughed it off (I really did)….because approx 30 secs after this picture was taken I struggled to get them off because I was so hot in the changies and I was like WTF I cant get these off…..and feared I may be spending the rest of my days in half zipped up jeans

Moral?? Dont let a “jean” define you…or a number

BUT also moral…..fuck jeans!!!

Thank you for anyone who messaged me….telling me I am strong <3 because yes I am

Who else has the “jeans struggle”? Beaucse its REAL!

Jen x


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Yoga……what its NOT

March 2nd        Uncategorized    No Comments

Just throwing this out there.

There is a lot of misconceptions and judgement when it comes to Yoga.

Now I am a Yoga Teacher….but ….

Can I do everything?…NO

Am I the most bendy person ever?…NO

Can I do Headstands/Crow/Handstands?…NO

But does this define me as a Yoga Instructor?

Does this make me sh*t at what I do?

NO It doesn’t

Nor does it make you a sh*t participant if you can’t do these things or other poses either.

What we need to do is STOP comparing ourselves to others…to their journey, to their progress and to how they look when doing stuff 

We are all anatomically made different…for some people things come naturally, others need to work hard to feel and look and certain way and for some people no matter how much you practice – because we are all made differently.

Anatomically different what do I mean? Well some of us are “made” (so to speak) in a certain way that our bodies may never be able to do some stuff or get into certain postures….but does this define us?? No

For some of us injury may have caused us to not be able to do these things as it could pose extra injury or even harm to use….but does this define us and should this stop us from practicing?….NO

We need to remember we are all on our own journey

Stop comparing how we look to others – we can all be doing he exact same posture and all look completely different – but that’s hat is right for US

Focus on your journey

Focus on how you feel

Know you are NOT defined by what you can and can’t do

And most importantly be so utterly grateful for every movement your body does

I know even as a teacher there are some things I cannot do…and some I may never be able to do…and thats OK for me because as a teacher I am not there at the front of the class to show off what I can do…I am there to guide and teach (safely) my students and to have them leave  with a sense of empowerment and wellness and just sheer love

Namaste

Jen x


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Stress Bucket??

February 2nd        Uncategorized    No Comments

Think of a bucket….you keep adding to it but there is no outlet….so the bucket becomes full and spills out….well our lives can get like this and I like to call it the “Stress Bucket”

Life is full of stressors…but not all are bad, everything in our life (even if we love it) stresses the body or mind in some way – as it adds to what we need to do/think about on a daily basis……if we dont create a good “life balance” our own stress bucket will spill out and then this can bring on illness and anxiety etc

We are always trying to do more, be busy and take on more…..and whilst this is all well and good and we have the best intentions……this is causing our own bucket to get full, and unless we take some time out, release some thing and let go……its guna spill over

We need to find that balance and also learn to say NO when we dont have the time or the energy to add anymore in – its OK to say No and its OK to take time out

Weight up everything you are adding into the bucket…what are you doing to make space? Make time? Empty some of the bucket??

We need to be able to take time to rest, recover, breathe and just be – we cant be everything to everyone and I think sometimes we forget this…we thrive on being busy and think it makes us look like a super hero….but it doesn’t, because in all fairness…..no-one actually cares or is bothered

Start making holes in your bucket and letting some of the “stressors go”…because if not the bucket will get too full…and then BAM!!!! This is when we get sick, tired, depressed!!!

What will you do to your bucket this week??


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Heart Health (Emotional)

February 2nd        Uncategorized    No Comments

HEART HEALTH – from. A different perspective

Whilst the Health of our heart is often just seen as a physical thing….with the heart beats, exercise and good Nutrition….we also need to make sure our heart is Healthy on an emotional and spiritual level

Our Heart Chakra is our 4th Chakra in the Body and embodies all things Love, Compassion, Kindness and Forgiveness and Healing

We need to also make sure we look after our Emotional Heart Health…lots of things can happen that can throw this Chakra out of balance…anything from grief, heartbreak or just feeling down and not in-tune with yourself

To Keep our Hearts Emotionally healthy – here are some of my top tips:

  • Breathe – seriously take time to breathe and connect to your heart
  • Rose Quartz Crystals – as a crystal or jewellery
  • Get some Reiki
  • Show yourself some Love…be kinder to yourself and take time for YOU
  • Forgive yourself and others…to make space in your heart for more
  • Accept LOVE
  • Give LOVE
  • Write down things you are grateful for
  • Meditate 

Its OK to feel this way, but we deserve to feel and be LOVE always

Jen x


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Heart Health (Physical)

February 2nd        Uncategorized    No Comments

HEART HEALTH

You can go on to the British Heart Foundations Website and get publications, leaflets and much more….but I wanted to write this little article about Heart Health

How a healthy heart works

Your heart is a muscle about the size of a fist. It is in the middle of your chest tilted slightly to the left.

Each day, your heart beats about 100,000 times. It pumps about 23,000 litres (5,000 gallons) of blood around your body.

This blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to all parts of your body, and carries away unwanted carbon dioxide and waste products. Your heart is a vital part of your cardiovascular system.

How can you help keep your Heart Healthy?

1. Exercise

Helps keep the heart strong

Reduces risk of heart disease

Reduces Cholesterol

Reduces Blood Pressure

Increases Energy

Reduces Stress

It doesn’t have to be a big challenge you set yourself…small steps of you are starting out:

Small Changes

As little as 10mins a day counts

Be realistic with your goals

Make it part of your day (take the stairs, walk on lunch)

Variety – mix it up

Reward progress with a massage

Join a group and get support

2. Healthy Eating

Regular Meals

Veggies in your diet

Reduce Salt Intake

Eliminate “Bad” Fats

Eat Fish

Stay Hydrated

Eat “Good” Fats

Don’t go crazy, and don’t avoid food….just change your lifestyle and eat healthy:

Keep a food diary 

Plan and Prepare Meals

Resist Temptation

3. Eliminate/Reduce Stress

Stress isn’t a direct factor but it is a contributor. The more you stress, the more stress you put on your heart and it’ll also have an effect on your diet and exercise….so really it all needs to work hand in hand

Make positive Lifestyle Changes

Relax

Exercise

Positive, Healthy changes to Diet

Seek support if needed

Take time out

All the above points work hand in hand and they all support each other.

Start small and prioritise and work through a way to lead the happiest and healthiest lifestyle you can

You Deserve it

Your HEART Deserves it

Give it the love it needs….for LIFE!!!

Jen x


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