Alright, worldly readers: You must take some pictures of yourself to monitor your progress on fitness goals. Why? Because they tell you where you really are right now.
Grab someone to take a load of pictures of you working out. These images are like a mirror in motion and the purpose is not perfection.
Your fitness selfies should tell you:
The breakfast bowl is by far one of my favorite meals to start the day with. It provides your body with complex carbohydrates, healthy fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals to improve your overall well-being. I usually exercise in the morning so I will prepare this as soon as I get home to refuel my body. Ingredients:1/2 cup buckwheat or oat bran1/4 cup blueberries1/2 cup strawberries1/4 cup raisins1/2 sliced banana1 Tbsp. all-natural peanut butter or almond butter1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed Pinch of cinnamon
April was truly a month of blossoms' and I was able to enjoy yet another wonderful Pilates workshop. We focused on connecting arms and torso while rounding out the practice with barrel exploration, from spine corrector to high barrel.
Spring is here and now is the time to prepare your body for those Summer activities. Weight training has countless benefits and can be used in any fitness routine, regardless of age or end goal. For some women, weight training has a stigma that it will make them big and bulky, but that is not the case. While weight training can be used to increase strength, size, and definition of muscles, it also helps to combat fat gains. Since muscle burns more calories at rest than fat, having leaner muscle mass can help people lose weight.
Losing weight is a mystery to most men and women, but ladies often have a much harder time shedding those extra pounds. From fad diets to pills and cardio, most will find that nothing seems to provide lasting results. The reality is that most are geared towards guys.
The other day I went out to walk my dog around the neighborhood, as I am wont to do. It being early April the signs of incipient spring were very apparent: crocuses, buds, warmer air, the last piles of snow under the shrubberies gone, landscaping trucks dotting the roads, and more people out walking. One of the nice things about walking is not just where the legs take you, but where the mind goes. In this case I was thinking about my college days at a school in a highly urban environment, and the prodigious amount of walking I did.