Fitness, MindBodySoul

Yoga when cooking one up

Pre Natal Yoga can be boring… it can. If you’re like me and enjoy a more challenging flow that leaves you feeling stretched, worked and renewed, then trying to find a yoga flow that’s both suitable for when you’re “with child” AND leave you feeling that post workout high, can be hard! Continue reading

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Yoga breeze

So the weather has cooled for the next few days, and I’ve already enjoyed a few mini yoga flows – doors open, breeze in, mat down, yoga head on. It’s be great! It’s one of those things where when you’re in a bit of a funk, it’s all too easy not to be fussed by the fact you’re not doing it, and instead, embracing the rest (laziness).  Continue reading

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Moments like this

wellness concept, beautiful silhouette of woman practicing yoga

I’ve gotta say it – tonight has been just a little near perfect. The only thing missing was having Mr Snacks around – but then I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy a little “me” time, which I believe is really important on occasion. Continue reading

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Workout Aversion

It’s so easy to become distracted from your focus. I try my best to practise yoga daily – but when your focus shifts to something else you deem a priority or if your mind is heavily on other things, it’s easy to put your health and habits second. Continue reading

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Yoga every damn day

Once upon a time, the thought of practising yoga just wasn’t something I would entertain. I thought it slow, boring and didn’t think it would result in much of a sweat being broken – let alone making any changes to my body.

But those were the days where life was all go. My sole focus was to be “in shape”. If I was going to workout, it had to be hard, fast and leave me dripping in sweat with not much thought taken of technique or quality. My theory was, as long as I was sweaty and stinky by the end of it, it had been a good workout. I know, right?! Nice.
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General Rules for the Common Sense Diet 

  1.  Don’t binge/gorge on bad foods: Treat yourself by all means, lifes too short after all. But know your limits. Eating a whole box of donuts might be a little overkill, but enjoying just one every now and then – and I don’t mean daily – is a thumbs up in my books!
  2. Drink water: It helps cleanse your system, keeps your metabolism in working order and quite frankly, we need water to survive.
  3. Exercise: You don’t have to workout every single day. God no! You don’t even have to workout for hours at a time, urgh! Three times a week can do the job – go hard for half an hour and you’ll notice your change in motivation and mindset, not to mention your body. You’ll want to do more, and by all means do… but don’t ruin it! I know I start to resent exercise if I get to a point where it’s forced. Enjoy it. Do or find something you love!
  4. Make better choices: If you’ve had a bad day and have needed a sugar fix every hour on the hour, then fine. But start fresh the next day. Every day is a new day. Don’t wait till the following Monday just so you can justify the rest of the week being sugar fuelled. Just let the bad day go, don’t stress about it, and wake up with a fresh head the next day. Of course if your bad days start outweigh the good, then maybe you need to take a closer look at why you’re reaching for the sugar… addiction is a b*tch.

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Day: The Common Sense Diet.

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Before & After tricksters!

Like many of us, following fitness account on social media can be (or so you think), motivating. Inspirational even. I’m guilty of stalking the best of them – and will continue to do so!

Now before I go on, I just want to note that I am by no means, undoing any hard work that I know MANY of these women put into their daily regime where their health and fitness is concerned, as it very clearly shows in their unfiltered, perfectly toned, perfectly defined and perfectly lit photos, that they have in fact, worked their butts off for the temple they call a body. For these women out there, I salute you.  Continue reading

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