How I Stay Fit & Healthy
I get a lot of questions regarding health and fitness, so I figured it could be useful to discuss my philosophy on fitness and nutrition! Finding a lifestyle that makes you feel amazing is a very personal journey, and I don’t think there is a universal answer other than: exercise regularly and eat fresh, whole foods. Do it your way, finding your personal truth will make it an ongoing passion, and not just a mere list of directions.
The Kettle-Bell video I speak so highly of: http://tinyurl.com/lbqodap
The 10 Minute Plank involves me putting on some good music or a movie and being in a continuous plank for 10 minutes. I rotate between a regular high-plank, a dolphin plank, and side planks when I start to get tired. It’s a lot of fun, especially when Terry does it with me :P. If you’re going to try it, check your form. If your form isn’t good you could be hurting your back rather than toning your body.
The Vinyasa is a short, continuous flow of Yoga movements, taught to me by my very good friend, Mimi.
Diet: My diet is very broad and constantly changing. I do not strictly adhere to any rules. But I mostly eat fresh local food. A few things I ALWAYS have on hand include garlic, parsley, pineapple, broccoli, apples, oranges, bananas, spinach, onions, sundried tomatoes, macadamia nuts and cashews.
I use a Vitamix, if you’re wondering whether it’s worth it or not, I did a lengthy blog post on the topic: http://www.cloudyapples.ca/is-a-vitamix-worth-it/
Recipes for Soup and Salad seen in the video:
Red Pepper Soup (hers is served raw, mine is served warm, I also like to add pepper, basil and parsley on top): http://tinyurl.com/np3m4d8
I also realized that “fit” is the British version of “hot”. I didn’t mean it that way. I meant it as another word for in shape; strong, lean, and physically able.