Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Morning gratitude..,

No matter what, start each day with a gratitude filled thought. It will set the stage for the entire day. For example, I woke up late today, instead of being annoyed, I thought about how wonderful and refreshed I felt, clearly my body required the extra sleep. I'm well rested and this will be a very productive day. I hope you all have an amazing day!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Yoga has curves....

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon in an unusual place... (for me)... In front of the camera! I was posing for the upcoming book YES! yoga has curves, written by Dana Smith , owner of Spiritual Essence Yoga. I'm thrilled to be a part of this project, I cannot wait to see the final product, and this book is going to be phenomenal! Here's a peek behind the scenes!

Behind the scenes, with Photographer Wanakhavi Wakhisi, owner and creative director of Wana Image, LLC http://wanaimage.com.

Behind the scenes #outtakes from Yes! Yoga Has Curves photo shoot this past weekend... ummm this one is not going in the book! Right?!

Christine Haynes posing with Dana Smith, Author.. Yes! Yoga Has Curves and owner, Spiritual Essence Yoga.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

On the Radio:: Love, Hate, Women & Their Bodies – a Conscious Conversations Café Show

Christine Haynes live on the air at 680 WCBM, Women Talk Live, Conscious Conversations Cafe.

A few weeks ago,   I was a guest on WomenTalk Live on Talk-radio 680 WCBM, with host Ann Quasman.  The topic of discussion... The love/hate relationship women have with their bodies. I shared my personal journey, the struggles, the challenges and how my near tragedy helped me find myself and learn to love myself again.  
If you missed the show, the pod cast is live! When you have a moment, please listen to the show and share your thoughts in the comments below. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a love/hate relationship with your body?  If you have made peace how have you done so? Please share, let's continue the conversation right here! 

Guests:  Susan Bishop, Christy Little Jones & Christine Haynes
Ann Quasman's WomanTalk Live
Talkradio 680 WCBM Baltimore

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A little love...

I found this little guy inside an old fire box, he made me smile. So, I'm paying it forward. Enjoy :) 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Life Lessons:: Random Thoughts :: What I Know Now:: Don't Freak Out!

It only took me -- years to figure this out! But, it’s been valuable enough to me I think I should pay it forward… here goes:

In the grand scheme of things, there is really nothing that earth shattering worth stressing out about. It is so liberating when we learn to just step back, breath and let it go. It is what it is and stressing out about it is not going to change anything. Instead, breathe and ask the right questions and determine the next action... What am I, what are you, what are we, going to "do" about it. Freaking out does not deliver solutions, freaking out brings more chaos and disorder to the situation. Chaos and disorder solves nothing.

Have a great day!

Xoxo - Christine

Thursday, September 5, 2013


I can't even believe I'm sharing this ... but... while I was cleaning out my closets and dressers; I had to stop and look at these tags twice! 

I actually went from wearing Women's plus to wearing misses and petite, I can't even wrap my mid around that! No matter what the tags say "feeling" good and being healthy is of course the most awesome gift from all of this! I guess I was so preoccupied with the whole getting healthy thing I didn't quite realize what else was happening!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Flipping !&@%___ Tires!

Last weekend I took my work out to a whole new level.  I was climbing fences!! Yes, I was climbing fences! I remember when I was a kid, I could climb a fence in record time and trees were no match for me either! When my trainer asked me... When was the last time you climbed a fence? I looked at him like he was crazy! It was a back to basics kind of work out... old school all the way. Climbing fences and flipping and rolling tires up and down the football field! And I was all for it!

Tire training is a total body strength and conditioning workout, if you have ever heard of the "strongman competitions" that's where most people know it from. But it’s actually just old school fitness training, no gym... use what you got... you have a tire... why not give it a few flips and then maybe roll it down a football field!

These exercises are not for the faint of heart and if preformed incorrectly you can really get hurt, so please do not attempt these exercises without proper supervision.

Here are a few pics... 

What's the definition of insanity? .....

Rolling that tire! I quickly discovered it was much more difficult than it looked!

Flipping !&@%ing Tires!