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Success is a journey, not a destination. And Coaching by G is about being there for you throughout your journey. In this blog, Coach Giulia not only shares fitness training and nutrition tips but motivation and personal stories for inspiration.

Ayurvedic Cleanse

Currently, I am engaged in a transformational journey through cleansing.  This is a cleanse led by Debby Andersen. 

 These are her words regarding the cleanse: “In Ayurveda, a daily routine is emphasized as a vehicle for optimal health. This is because a consistent routine supports the nervous system to relax. When the nervous system is relaxed, our digestion improves, our mind is clear, and we feel calm and peaceful. On the other hand, when our nervous system is not relaxed, our digestion is inhibited and our body and mind become anxious and unclear. 

If this seems far-fetched to you, think about how young children react when their eating or sleeping schedule is thrown off: temper tantrums and crying fits. This is what your nervous system does as well—even though as adults we are much better at suppressing these reactions.”

What I love about doing the cleanse for the third time is that I get reconnected with myself.  The cleanse eliminates choices and allows simplicity to create room for deeper self-care.  Through the cleanse we have eliminated our habitual creature comforts of caffeine, sugar, and for those who imbibe alcohol. But don’t get me wrong—anyone can eliminate all sorts of things and still not cleanse.  There is a whole process to the cleanse that involves eating and drinking certain foods in particular ways and there are also many self-care practices that allow a person a deeper connection to self.  This cleanse is not harsh.  It does not involve fasting or restricting food.  This cleanse is about nurturing and supporting the body to heal itself.  This is a self-awareness practice that, especially when practiced annually or biannually, can lead a person to a new level of awareness and health. For me, the cleanse is about peeling away layers to reveal more of my own essence.

Waiting for a miracle

Portrait of African American young woman taking off protective medical mask and breathing fresh air, wearing wireless headphones exercising outside in the city during covid epidemic outbreak

It’s Super Bowl Sunday.  I remember when the Super Bowl was in January.  It seems every season is prolonged.  I feel as though spring used to come earlier, too, but perhaps it is because I lived in Louisville, KY (which sits squarely on the Mason-Dixon line), making it neither north nor south, but certainly south of Chicago.  I have been sitting squarely in this winter, waiting for it to pass.  I have awaited the passing of many things the last few years and I refuse to mention any more of them.  You know exactly what I mean.  Now I am just waiting on a miracle.

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Its 2022 – so what you gonna do?

As the end of another year is upon us, I am considering as I do often, how my life is changing and what I would really like my life to look like.  I encourage everyone to take a personal inventory—not only at year’s end, but at least quarterly.  What we really want can change considerably in the course of three months.  All goals change; they can become more nuanced, they can gather speed, or they can fizzle out. 

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Anger Meditation

zoom meditation

Do you know that feeling when you are looking for something to make you feel better?

I don’t drink or use drugs and I rarely eat sugar; TV generally bores me and I don’t play video games. I read, I like to garden, I work out, I cuddle (play?) with my dogs, I sit in my yard and I write, but sometimes none of my “go-to” activities do the trick. I still need that “something”.

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Strong Word

This is the day my momma Rose (Rosabel Rhodes Isetti), would have turned 87.  She was born August 18, 1934 and she left this Earth on August 26, 2019.  I miss her all the time and I am so GRATEFUL to still have my sister, Marina, and our daddy, Ampelio.  I have these touchstones of remembrance and connection that keep me grounded when I feel my insides take flight in reach of my mom.  I want to call her on my way home from work and hear her voice say, “Hi, my Peach”, just one more time. 

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#wearecoachingbyg

at the height of my anorexia,
giulia told me about the spark of light inside all of us
how it waxed and waned with starvation
and how it is who we are
more than the muscle she helps build
or the fat protecting our bodies
we are light.

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COACHING BY G IS MOVING TO 48 LAKE STREET

Conceptual image of asphalt road and direction arrow

What you don’t change you choose.

During the shutdown, I had a few experiences that were really painful and I remember distinctly beginning to complain about those experiences.  And then I said to myself  “Well, Giulia, what you don’t change, you choose.“ 

So I chose to change…… and that is how I bought a commercial property for Coaching by G!

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