Here is your Tuesday Tips for living a life of fitness on all levels!
Fitness: Rest. It’s a word that I typically do not personally invoke enough when it comes to my workouts. Rest days allow us to reconnect into our bodies, and it also allows us to give the body a break from a structured workout routine. During your rest days take time to meditate, or if you MUST do something active let it be something that is less impact than your usual workout. It also allows the body to heal. The act of working out is breaking down the physical to rebuild it brand new. Days off, and rotating the body parts you are working is an important way to avoid injury. Meditation is a workout for the mind, it allows us to be present, but it gives the physical body a bit of a break. Take time to allow yourself moments to rest, and pencil them into your workout schedule.
Nutrition: Keep a food journal! No, not one of those little online applications. The electronic versions are great and personally use one, but there are other things that you should also log when you are connecting to your food for greater health. We of course look at calories, fats, carbohydrates, proteins. You’ll also want to log how you feel when you eat. If you are reaching out for unhealthy foods due to an emotional upset, this will give you a few moments to detach from the action of reaching for food in a negative way. It allows you to also see where your emotions are during the day. You can also write positive affirmations for yourself that are more personalized than something you’d get online. The action of taking time to physically write something out in itself is an act of spiritual connection. We are holding something tangible, and its a more “real” connection. It slows us down. Which is very important when looking at how we are connecting to not only our food but to the world around us.
Much love and light, and happy Valentine’s Day!!!
Mahayogi Das CFT CSN MAT PAT