Gash Gang started when my girl Jane and I would get together to work out, eat, go to the beach, talk shit, and whatever else we did. We were together so much that it became what we were known as at the gym we were training at in Phuket. She and I are still the OG of the gang and through the years we have naturally grown it into a term that describes women who are bad ass. Women who don't gossip, who work out hard, who eat food with out shame, who handle their shit and do not run their life by the feelings they have. the name has of course turned women off because gash is a slang word for vagina and the hand symbol we use means pussy. Some people don't like that, and that is fine.
As long as we can agree that women could stand to band together more, support each other, and help each other up. If you can't do that, you do not belong here. My year long program (The Gash Gang Program) is built around creating this lifestyle, implementing habits that support us being our best selves and learning how to overcome our own worst enemy to be better versions of ourself... whatever that means to us individually. So this is what I want to talk about.... steps you can take to just feel better. That wya if you re thinking about a program to sign up for, you can get a little taste of what it would be like, or you can just read some ideas that might resonate with you and make you feel a little more grounded.
LESSON #1: DRINK WATER.
You have heard of hangry right? Well think about this like "thangry" (thirst + anger).
A large part of what makes us better people is our ability to cope with and handle the shit that come sup in our days. And if we are trying to function on an over caffeinated, hyper sugared, lower calorie system, we will not be our best selves.
So how does water effect us?
In my best valley girl voice "It, like, totally helps you flush out toxins." Translation: It helps flush your kidneys.
This is what google told me, and I think it breaks it down pretty well. Basically, a lot of the problems you may be having could be a result of dehydration.
"Drinking enough water each day is crucial for many reasons: to regulate body temperature, keep joints lubricated, prevent infections, deliver nutrients to cells, and keep organs functioning properly. Being well-hydrated also improves sleep quality, cognition, and mood."
We are all in search of the quick fix to make us feel better, look better, and be better....
so go drink some fckin water.
The part that will require your awareness is how much water is right for you. Unfortunately it is not as cut and dry as drink 8 - 8oz glasses per day. Though if you are not even doing that, it could be a good place to start. But each person has their own need for level of hydration.
Please just don't let how much you go to the bathroom be a determining factor to how hydrated you are.
You are meant to go to the bathroom...
Now take a few minutes to be honest with your self and reflect on how much water you drink and what areas of your life you wish to see improvement, if you think hydration is more applicable, start adding more glasses of water into your day. If you need help with that, contact me and we can set you up on the program to help you be more accountable and on track with new habits.