FITNESS & WELLNESS
Exercise is a huge part of my lifestyle and I am so passionate about the benefits it could have on you. It should be something that you enjoy doing-not a punishment, and has the ability to upgrade your life on multiple levels. That doesn't mean it shouldn't be challenging, but it is a time that you give yourself to work on yourself. Give it a chance, be patient with it, and find what it is you love to do! This area is for those who are looking for a simple sweat, for motivation to get moving again, or simply inspiration to help you achieve your fitness and health goals from the inside out.
Not only is this page catered towards workouts and exercise, but health and wellness to take care of your overall healthy self talking things like the environment, beauty and self care, nutrition etc. I am a believer of a holistic health approach, an all encompassing lifestyle paying attention to the the overall well being of an individual, physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. Each area of our lives is affected by the others, and finding and maintaining balance is a constant journey. So alongside exercising, I believe eating wholesome nourishing foods, surrounding yourself with uplifting people, taking care of the environment around you, taking a moment to meditate, to breathe, to evaluate and reflect often are great ways to create a more holistic approach to your health. Always remember you are you! This world isn't a "one size fits all", or a "one way suits all". This is more where I share what I do, what I find works for me, and you never know, may work for you too! Educate yourself, do your research, do your best to listen to the signs of your body, and trial and error baby!
MOVE THAT BODY
This is what our body is for, it is what we were designed to do from the get go- to MOOOOOOVE! Having a functional body to carry out the basics of day to day movement needs and tasks is such a blessing that maybe we sometimes take for granted until its "too late." Good news is, it is never to late to start moving! You don't have to be doing crazy physically demanding activities or workouts to benefit, but just simply making a consistent effort to move in one way or another is key. CONSISTENCY IS KEY. Making small conscious, and often spontaneous efforts to choose to be active are a great way to start, things like walking/biking instead of driving to nearby places, going on nature walks with the kids, taking the stairs, or even catching up with friends at a workout class or on a walk. One of the best ways I think to get the body moving is to find something you love and enjoy, and do that first! Its much easier to commit that way. Let it be your foundation, and then strengthen and build from there. Aerobic exercise, strength training and stretching, along with a solid effort and consistency will do you wonders! Having an agile, mobile and strong body has so much value in everyday life and your overall well being, so its important that we make an effort to take care of our bodies, especially as we age. In fact, if you are consistent, perhaps it will be as though you aren't aging at all.
Personally I aim to break a sweat each day, and to get the heart pumping. It keeps the energy alive and the heart strong. It simply gives me all 'the feeeeeels', keeps me sane, gives me a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, and definitely helps me to be a more positive and happy person (thats all those endorphins for ya;)). I personally am quite competitive, so I love intensity, and I love pushing and challenging myself physically, and with that comes mental strength. But more than anything I love taking advantage of nature and getting amongst it as often as I can. So being active for me involves many different activities, such as surfing, running, biking, hiking, swimming, and sports, as well as structured workout formats like, HIIT-High Intensity Interval Training, Boxing, Pilates, Yoga, etc. If you are interested to know more details about my workout routine, read more HERE.
If you are new to exercise- take your time, feel proud of even the smallest efforts, and remember any step in the right direction is still a step no matter the size. You may feel things you have never felt before, embrace it and dig a little deeper, push through, and soon enough your body will be thanking you!