It seems that since Pilates joined the fitness craze, we've all got caught up on feeling the burn and pushing through the pain. After all, no pain no gain - right?
Well there's two problems with that. Not only might this push-through mentality make you work harder, but it might also make you gain less from all that effort you are putting into your Pilates workout.
How can you maximize your workout and struggle less through it? I give you 6 words!
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.
I saw this documentary, The Perfect Human Diet by broadcast journalist C.J. Hunt, about two weeks ago, spilling some very harsh opinions on wheat, especially whole wheat and legumes (a Vegetarian's best friends). And whether the claims in the film are true or not, it was enough to get me curious.
So yes, I am going Paleo(-ish)!
Now, here is why I am doing it...
I once read a quote from a fitness trainer posted by a friend on my Facebook timeline a year or two ago, and it said something along the lines of if you are hungry before lunchtime, your breakfast sucked. Being a proponent of eating every couple of hours for as long as I could remember, at first I rejected the idea. But then it got me thinking, what if he is right?
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.