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Paleo Diary: Staying Committed

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Paleo Diary: Staying Committed

My Tips on Sticking to the Plan and Loving It

It was two months ago when I dived in with full force into the Paleo, well Paleo(-ish), world. By full force I mean that I gave up cow milk in my coffee, the one non-paleo thing I held on to until the very end of my Paleo warm up. Not to say that it's been easy or that there hasn't been any slips. But there has been rewards on feeling more alert, more energized and capable every time I do stay committed.

So here's a quick run down of 6 easy things that helped me stay on track and in love with the Paleo diet.

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Work Smart, Not Hard

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Work Smart, Not Hard

Get better results from the work you put into your body  

When it comes to attaining results hard work is good, but working hard on your joints can set you back farther than where you started. Getting the best for your body while staying away from injuries is all about how you move. 

If you lead an active life style, it's likely that you have at one point or another experienced a muscle or joint strain and maybe a minor injury or even a major one.

Learn how you can apply what I call the Pilates Way into the activities you already do for better health, longevity of your joints, strength (and the good looks too!) at the best of what your genetics can afford you. 

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Muscle of the Month: Serratus Anterior, Your Way to Bliss in Planks

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Muscle of the Month: Serratus Anterior, Your Way to Bliss in Planks

Meet your shoulder's best friend in planks, push ups and life.

"My abs were ready to hold,

but my shoulders and wrists just couldn't bear the load"

Most of us have (at least at some point in our fitness journeys) gone through a moment like this. Without the strength of the star of this month, weight bearing through the arms and even simple daily tasks such as handwriting and typing can be stressful on the shoulders (or even on seemingly uninvolved places such as the elbows and wrists).

If you’ve been able to put these days of unwanted shoulder and neck tension in the past through practice, good for you! If you are still working on it, read on… 

Learn about the importance of this muscle, how to connect to it and strengthen it.

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Consuming Dairy – Evolution or Just Plain Madness?

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Consuming Dairy – Evolution or Just Plain Madness?

Is milk good or bad for you?

Consuming milk in adulthood, especially from other animals, is an interesting thing. On one hand it seems to be entirely unnatural, after all we are the only mammals doing it. But on the other hand, milk is very nutritions and has many benefits to human health. But do the benefits outweigh the harm?

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Always Be Climbing to the Top

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Always Be Climbing to the Top

How often can you say (speak the truth)

Wow, there is nothing that I'm not already doing for my body! 

There is always something else you can add, do more of or do better. As I see it, the climb to the top is endless – you can always go higher and even higher. And I call it a climb because, when it comes to fitness or wellness overall, it isn't easy and there needs to be ongoing upward progress.

Having said that, last week I realized that I've been taking a nice stroll around the same spot instead. 

So I made a pledge to challenge my body, my culinary ability and my mental stamina. And here's is how it went, the recipes that made it possible and how I made through it. 

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Stay Active - A Space For Mind & Body Fitness

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Stay Active - A Space For Mind & Body Fitness

Welcome to Stay Active!

Hopefully a useful and inspiring space for the practice of mindfulness in the journey of fitness and wellness. I opened this space to share my thoughts, experiences, inspirations and motivations toward fitness and wellness, hopefully motivating you and many others to live in their best possible shape – in mind and body.

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