😏 No, I don't give a flying flip about my jelly roll (it's seen "worse" days, and even then who *really* gives a *f*)...👈that means "flip" again...of course. 😱😆 I'm thankful for this body and I'm gonna DANCE!....'cause it feels good. And I can. 🔹 🔸 🔹 🔸 🔹 🔸 🔹 🔸 🔹 🔸 🔹 🔸 🔹 🔸 🔹 🔸 Inspired by @lizdivinefit , a fellow bad ass unicorn who eats glitter for breakfast. 🦄 🍴Because she can. And she does. So there. 💟Thanks Liz for reminding me to play and express more through my body when the urge hits me or I need a little sweet release.✌
“Love me like you wash your favorite graphic tee: inside out.” - @soulfulpenguin
✨My bracelet stack includes pieces from @themindfulcompany @lavha and @lovelightstones
✨White tank from @dharmabumsactive
✨Mat from @yoginirepublic
This arrived on my desk last week as a gift from a dear, helpful friend who seems to know what's up. Even when I don't. Haha! 📚This is a good one. 🤓Currently devouring.
Exercise from the book:
Live a day in suchness: isolate yourself for a day, kill the tv, keep mum, and avoid reading or writing. Live a day in this spacious wordlessness. Notice how all the comparative notions of perfection and excellence phase out.
How come every one who trains at Raw is such a bad ass?
Besides the fact that every one who trains with us has a warrior attitude when it comes to a work out, they also understand the importance of balancing your training by practicing a mixed modality of movements and disciplines.
This crew acknowledge and respect the awesome strength and power the barbell can produce
They appreciate the patience and control calisthenics can produce when first practicing the handstand.
We have have enormous respect for the fitness level a fighter must have, Plus the spatial awareness needed to box and move around your partner or opponent.
Come down and unleash your inner animal, experience your true movement potential
Squatting- the most functional movement known to man, and also one of the most natural movements we have as young children. Over time- lack of squatting and an increase of sitting in chairs has robbed humans of good squat form. In the first clip, I'm dropping into the bottom of my squat, using that as momentum to get back up - not always a good thing. Dropping into our joints causes damage over time. In the second clip, I don't allow myself to bottom out, and I stay cognizant ALWAYS of what my knees are doing THROUGHOUT the entire movement. No wiggling in and out- that puts a ton of stress on the knees. NOT GOOD. .
Breathing- This is an extremely light weight for me, making breathing really easy. Before I go into the squat, I inhale and brace my core, and as I stand up, I exhale. Getting used to that kind of diaphragmatic breathing under lighter weights make it more easily transferable while performing heavier sets. Not to mention it's intoxicating at a light weight. Marry your movement to the breath, And move mindfully. You will get better. .
#TBT to that time when I had a dedicated home studio space (and RINGS)! Although I'm getting lots of movement in with this reno, I truly love having dedicated space and time to practice the micromovements and skills of Restorative Exercise. It's much harder for me to practice when everything is in turmoil and I don't have a space of my own. Right now everything is either covered in dust and full of nails or stuffed with furniture for our Airbnb. When I do get a chance to practice, it's usually in the hallway or on our (small) back deck. Not terrible but not inspiring either.
To the extent that not having your own space is a barrier to your movement practice, then exploring alternatives is worthwhile, IMO.
I highly recommend that if you can swing it, you find space in your home for your own movement. You don't need much - space for a yoga mat, a mirror, and maybe a few props like a half dome and a bolster (and rings!). With that, you may find it becomes much easier to take the time to practice your movement skills - I certainly do.
Of course I still have half domes, bolsters, mirrors and other movement friendly tools scattered around the (clean) parts of my house, and we're using half domes as props for working upstairs to save our knees, but it isn't exactly the same.
We should have the new floors in by the end of October and then it will be a lot easier to practice. CANNOT WAIT!
Today I'm grateful for coffee and creativity.
It's always good to not only be grateful, but to reflect on successes and lessons from the day.
Today I had success with a couple of great client sessions, an easy 180kg deadlift (on my way back to 200 already!), some great ideas in my journal, plus more interest in my new mindset and lifestyle remodelling programme!
A lesson I learned today was that even though Harrison Ford is in it, Cowboys and Aliens isn't amazing 😂 also that when looking at habit changes it's important to base your choices on what will directly impact your goals and not on what other people are doing. There is no point spending time and energy trying to build a new habit that doesn't actually add anything to your life!
A lesson I didn't learn is that I shouldn't go food shopping on an empty stomach. And I don't think I'll ever learn this one.
What successes and lessons have you had today?
We all sit. When we sit for long periods of time, our glute (butt) muscles shut off, our hip flexors shorten and get tight, and that can be bad news for our backs. It is important to do your spinal hygiene exercises to keep the right muscle groups firing, like your lower core and glutes, to keep the workload off your back and keep you living the dream.
New post up on my Facebook page. Check it out at Tempo Personal Training and learn how adding more incidental exercise or NEAT into your daily life can help you achieve your weight los goals #incidentalexercise#neat#itsnotallabouthegym
10-15 minute study break will reset the mind and the body. Productivity goes ⬆️ while aches and pains from sitting in class go ⬇️. Win win if you ask me :) give it a try! #idoportal#move#movementculture#movemore
How many of y'all take the time to stretch and not just when something hurts? To make sure you activate the muscles before you workout ? Save this for your next workout!
. 🤸🏻♀️🤸🏻♂️Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need flexibility to be able to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. ... (the 😢pain) Injured muscles may not be strong enough to support the joints, which can lead imbalances and then to joint injury #stretchmore#movemore
This man inspires me every day to be a better and stronger person! Please hear me......never take your health for granted.
It was 18 months ago, Michael was hit by a virus, in a lot of pain and (literally) flat on his back. This man is my Superman. My Rock. My Hercules. Is this our future? We just wanted to get him healthy enough to walk 1 (easy) mile. Yes, I said 1 mile. It got that bad...and scary. But he never gave up. He fought every day to be healthy and strong.
Fast forward and here we are - the Spartan Beast!! He ran through that 13 mile course like a little kid at a play ground, moving through the 32 obstacles like they were nothing.
I was so proud, so happy, so inspired!! I love this man.
🚗 Mobilitäts-Tag 🚲
Gestern drehte sich beim Green Petfood-Team alles um das Thema Mobilität. Organisationen wie die Krankenkasse, Verkehrswacht, der örtliche Fahrradladen und die Verkehrsanbieter gaben uns Tipps für einen sicheren Weg zur Arbeit und stellten uns Alternativen zum Auto vor.
So konnten wir alle eine Runde mit unseren E-Auto Zoe oder unserem E-Bike drehen, uns auf dem Fitnessbike bewusst werden, wie viele (oder auch nicht so viele 😊) Kalorien wir beim Fahrradfahren verbrennen und uns über Angebote wie ein Job-Bike informieren. .
Sophia und Yvonne, die beide mit dem Auto zur Arbeit kommen, mussten bitterlich erfahren, wie sich so ein Aufprall bei 30 km/h anfühlt – nicht gut – oder wie es ist, mit 0,8 Promille Auto zu fahren – auch nicht so toll.
Wenn Sophia mit dem Auto unterwegs ist, müsst Ihr übrigens keine Angst haben: Ihre Reaktionszeit beim Bremsen ist einwandfrei! 😉
🚗 Day of mobility 🚲
Yesterday, everything revolved around the topic mobility in the Green Petfood. Organizations such as the health insurance, traffic guards, local bike shops and public transport companies gave us tips for a safe way to work and presented us alternatives to the car.
So we could all complete a round with our e-car Zoe or our e-bike, get aware of how many (or not so many 😊) calories we burn while cycling and get informed about the offer of a job bike.
Sophia and Yvonne, both coming to work by car, had to learn bitterly how a clash with 30 km/h feels like - not good - or how it is to drive with 0.8 per mill - not so great either.
If Sophia is going by car, you do not have to be afraid: Her reaction time when braking is perfect! 😉
On October 28th come Breathe + Move with us as we lean into #Deepselflove#radicalacceptance and #lovebeyond .
You have the 🔑
It's time to unlock the door 👉🏽❤️
We will be activating & expanding the Heart Chakra 💓💓'Anahata' (meaning Unstruck, Unbroken) the vast space underneath that is Pure, Untouched, Unbroken, Unconditionally Loving, Compassionate & Forgiving. This powerful place holds the peace you seek and getting in your body is the path there... .
Let your heart be broken-open to actively LOVE beyond what you ever imagined. 😍
Let your Infinite Soul Soar ! This class is an act of self love and will change your frequency! Let's step into the love and wholeness that we already are (individually) and collectively.
This is a 2 hour Transformational Experience. You will #breathedeep , #movemore , and be supported to CONNECT to yourself like never before along with the 'WHO AM I?! community of Powerful & Conscious people Rising Up Together.
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114 5th ave 5-7pm
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