Something about killing a workout that makes one feel so alive
8am - yoga postures / qi gong (morning acclimation)
9am - FRUITS
11am - interval burpee(8) / sprint/ jumping jacka (30) - x3
11:30am - 2/3 cup black rice / 2x bannanas / scoop of peanutbutter
1:30pm - 2/3 cup black rice / 2x peaches / spinach leaves
4:00pm - 2/3 cup black rice /grapes / bannana / cantalope
5:45pm - scoop of peanutbutter and cashews
6pm - aerobic exercise (30 mins) / jump squats
7:30pm - 2/3 cup black rice / spinach/raspberries
8pm - jump roping (20 mins) core - 60 second russian twist/ 60 second mountain climber /60 second plank x3
8:35pm- watermellon / lettuce
9:15pm - foam rolling / unwind postures
Strength within - and without
My journey into health and nutrition has been in evolution of my entire being. My fascination with strength first arrived when I recognized how weak my physical state felt. So what was my response? Begin lifting weights. I wanted to become big. I wanted to become strong.
As time went on what I defined as strong began growing and changing in ways that I could not control - but had to unleash.
Becoming strong meant more than being able to deadlift big weight - it meant being able to run. It meant being able to run fast and for a long time.
Running wasn’t enough I want to ride too.
It changed again.
It meant knowing how to defend myself. I began studying martial arts.
I learned exercising wasn’t enough - but learned to nourish the body with natures intended nutrition.
I began incorporating more anabolic exercises to balance my catabolic regiments. This included begining to study the practices of Yoga postures, Qi Gong ans Tai chi
A fascination with calisthenics and body weight training
Not just the body but the mind
Balancing the male and female
Not just the body and mind
But the spirit
The importance of cleansing
Getting back in tune with nature
Health nutrition and exercise has allowed me to embark on a wholistic journey - each day I study nature, the universe, and the body to achieve greater wisdom on achieving the most optimal state of being.
I am here to share what I know and what I learn with you.
Peace and love to you and yours.
Fat busting interval workout
Tried it today and I’m going to continue with this work out, trying to get sprints faster and faster and get the burpee count up to 12.
(for best results a 10-30 minute walk after a workout is great. Some say 30-60 minutes. Do what works for you - a long walk in the morning and a shorter walk post workout can be a good compramise)
I got crow pose today for the first time (with 3 breaths). This is a huge accomplishment because I recently hurt my wrist pretty badly. Guys! I can’t stress enough the importance of proper alignment when it comes to your practice. Until now I have been a self taught “yogi”. I will be studying under a mentor this summer when I become certified so I have taken a few classes at her studio for the time being. I am learning so much about the little things I had misaligned in each asana.
Before my wrist injury I was working on my arm balances and building the strength I needed to get deeper into my practice. A huge wrench was through into my plans! BUT I never gave up and I still practiced (with modifications of course).
I was in class when I got it, so I will post a photo when I get the chance. Can’t wait to document my progress! 😊
What are your goals or challenge poses?
Master cleanse - Day 2
So far , so good. Energy feels good today and the sun is shining! Did some body weight training this morning and will do some posture holding through the mid afternoon and or evening.
The version of the master cleanse includes raw local honey and cinnamon sticks. Yesterday I water fasted through the day and used cinnamon and honey at night. Today I had a serving in the morning and afternoon. I will have another serving in the evening.