Cat Aldana shares her tips on how to rest, body positivity + what she’s learned from her wellness journey. Read on to find out the habit that changed her life + what she’s working on right now!
1] PROFESSION + CITY:
Founder of EAT STRETCH NAP™ / Chicago
2] GO TO HEALTHY BREAKFAST:
Lots + lots of fruit, oatmeal with berries ++ crunchy coconut flakes
3] 3 THINGS ALWAYS IN MY PANTRY:
Peanut butter, salt + vinegar chips, + goji berries
4] FAVORITE SWEAT SESH:
Strength training in a gym using weights! Never thought I’d say that in my life, but I owe this change to CHAARG!
5] FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN CHICAGO:
6] PHYSICAL ASPECT OF MY BODY I LOVE:
My abs, my legs, my arms! Honesty, I love my whole body + it’s something I am very grateful for
7] QUALITY I ADMIRE IN MYSELF:
My ability to be as objective + self-aware as possible
8] CURRENTLY, I’M WORKING ON:
Nutrition + eating a more plant based diet
9] PROUDEST WELLNESS MOMENT:
Leading my first yoga, meditation + Ayurveda inspired EAT STRETCH NAP retreat!
10] WELLNESS TREND I LOVE:
Skincare + beauty routines – trying out different face washes, toners, moisturizers, masks and even makeup — it’s so fun!
11] WHAT I LEARNED THROUGH MY WELLNESS JOURNEY:
Don’t be so hard on yourself, you’re doing the best you can! I love the Maya Angelou quote, “When you know better, you do better.” This is especially true when it comes to living a healthier life.
12] WHEN I’M STRESSED OUT I:
Spend time alone journaling, reading, or writing OR watching mindless television like Sex and the City or as of lately, Felicity!
13] HABIT THAT CHANGED MY LIFE:
14] BODY POSITIVITY INSTAGRAM CRUSH:
15] BODY POSITIVITY TIP:
Shake what your mama gave ya + be proud!
16] 3 RESOURCES EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT:
Insight Timer — for guided meditations! You can find me on there by searching my name
EAT STRETCH NAP Blog — for fun playlists you can dance + do yoga to
The Embody Podcast — for self-love, healing + support
17] ADVICE I WISH I COULD GIVE MY 20 YEAR OLD SELF:
Let your intuition guide you + TRUST IT. Stop worrying so much. You got this!! 🙂
Cat is almost always teaching at the monthly Sunday Stretch events at Ace Hotel Chicago when she’s not off traveling so you can check out class with her there!