Honour your progress

It’s important always to honour your progress and all you’ve put it in to your training.

There are several ways you can do this;

  1. Keep a record of your progressions.
  2. Reward yourself when you achieve milestones.
  3. Adapt as progress, enjoying the process.

The journey is where the joy is as well as keeping track of your milestones along the way, this is important, so you can really see how far you’ve come.

Enjoy the process and progress 🙏💛😊

3 Ways to Overcome Plateaus

Hitting plateaus in training is inevitable and a regular occurrence when training consistently and regularly. Even where we are gradually progressing with techniques and rep range these can still occur. However there is always a way to overcome.

Here are 3 steps to help you overcome them.

  1. The first thing is to recognise them and address them as quickly as possible, before becoming stagnant or bored. Then believe in your mind you can and will overcome this plateau, not allowing it to defeat you.
  2. Then break the mould of your training and diversify a little, this is as important for your mind as well as your body as its important to feel free and joyful in your training.
  3. Then listen to your body, feel what’s working and what isn’t and add or takeaway what you need. This also will apply to your diet as that can contribute significantly.

I hope you find these tips helpful and are able to apply where you need. Remember there is always a way. 💫

Most of all enjoy your training, stay happy and free 🙏🙂

There are no limits only plateaus and you must not stay there you must go beyond them

~ Bruce Lee

Constant Evolution

Finding the balance between learning new things and refining what we already know is a process of constant evolution, but one well worth doing.

If we stay on the same thing for too long we may become very good at it but we can slowly become very stagnant and limited in this way.

When doing something new however it’s completely out of our comfort zone and for a while maybe difficult, yet if we enjoy it, worth all the effort put in and progress we see.

I have found the best approach is to have a balance of the two, that way you never become too limited or stagnant yet are always fulfilled in your growth as well as learning new things to constantly evolve.

Always enjoying the process.

Happy training 🙏😊💫

Miranda

Diet & Training

A common challenge with any health and fitness goal is the balance of diet and training.

Both of these are important and equally help each other, no matter what your goals are.

When setting out on a goal it happens often that people are more motivated to eat healthier once training begins.

So first of all get your training routine set and started.

Then fit your diet accordingly. Do your best to eat and train at set times so your body gets used to the pattern and routine helps your metabolism to adjust accordingly.

Use common sense as well as intuition for what your body needs and follow any advice given.

Eating mindfully helps a lot as most of us will eat more than we need. Where this is not the case, eating little and often can be very helpful for resetting your metabolism and building up.

Principles in diet and training are similar and at the same time we are all unique,this is why it is so important to listen to your body as well as follow guidelines.

Most of all, remember to enjoy the journey. 🙏💫

Miranda

3 Ways of Mindfulness Practice

Practicing Mindfulness allows us to bring awareness and presence to the daily activities and make the daily things we do naturally more beautiful and enriching.

The main practices I have learnt and practice are;

  1. Mindful eating; being completely present whilst preparing and eating food. Offering gratitude and being mindful about all the effort that has gone in to the food and where it has come from.
  2. Mindful walking; being completely present with each footstep, feeling each foot as it touches the earth.
  3. Meditation; setting a time daily to focus purely on each in and out breath, allowing the breath to come and go naturally. Affirmations can also be used to help focus the mind.

Practiced Daily these Mindfulness practices are transformative and are the main ones recommended by @plumvillage teachings.

Give them a try and see the difference it can make to your life to experience each moment deeply. 🙏💗

Miranda

Staying Inspired

We can all hit low points in training and in life, so it’s important that we stay inspired and have things that can help re-inspire us when in need.

There are several key things that can help;

  1. Having a positive peer group, surrounding yourself with positive people who lift you up and encourage you when in need is essential when needing that necessary inspiration. Even if that means joining classes or groups, find a way to meet like minded people.
  2. Setting goals, small ones are as important, as well as larger ones. The bigger goals give us something to aim for, whilst the smaller ones allow us to see our progress along the way.
  3. Change with change, when things become stagnant and uninspiring it can be time to create a change or find a new way. There are many opportunities in life, we just have to step out to find them. If we stay in same lane too long, we may just miss them. Don’t be afraid to diversify, you never know if something new will work for you unless you try.

I hope you find these few tips helpful if you have been struggling with staying inspired in your training or with life in general.

Remember there is always a way, look for it and you will find it. 🙏💛

Miranda

Disadvantage or Advantage

There are many aspects of our life that may first appear as a disadvantage, yet within every disadvantage can come an advantage.

How we find it often is a part of the journey and how we can turn it in to a success. A disadvantage may for example cause us to have to try a different way or learn a new skill.

An injury is a perfect example of this where we can learn ways to strengthen a previous weakness and then become stronger overall.

It’s also the same with an illness, however tough it can be, there are many lessons and advantages we can learn along the way. Such as being able to have compassion and understanding for those in similar positions and then be able to help them through similar struggles.

Nothing is ever a disadvantage nor advantage, it is simply what we make of it and how we choose to view and use that particular situation.

I have a Monday challenge for you :).. take any situation you have been finding difficult and aim to see the higher purpose of how you can use this to your advantage in the long term.

When you look for it, you will find it 🙏💛

Joy in Practice

Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.

– Paulo Coelho

Finding joy in what we do is essential, our movement practice maybe challenging yet we can always enjoy it too. It’s just about finding what works best for you.

If you’re not sure what type of exercise you really enjoy then experiment first with what is available, whether that be different gym equipment or different classes or sports.

Through trying different things you will find what you really love and then stick with it far more easily because you enjoy it so much.

Pace yourself also, especially in the beginning. It can be easy to overdo it especially when you really enjoy something.

Once you’ve found the way of movement that you find most joyful and maintain a regular practice then just enjoy the way.

It really can be that simple 🙂

Miranda

Exercise Essentials

Getting started with your training can be the most difficult and challenging time as there is a lot to learn as well as to maintain motivation and get in to good habits.

To help you stay on track I’ve put together some Exercise Essentials videos, of important stretches and ab exercises.

These will help you get started with getting and maintaining correct form so the rest of your training fits together more perfectly.

In training it’s important to get the right combination of cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility training to have the best overall outcome whatever your goal may be. Often some of this can be missing and then the results of lack of endurance or tightness can be felt later on.

If however all the essentials are put in place and maintained then your results will be far more holistic and your goals easier to achieve.

I hope you find the videos useful and more will be added along the way. If you have any specific requests for essential exercise information and instruction please do get in touch. Here’s to your best health 🙏 Miranda

Exercise Essentials to help you get started and keep going!

From form to flow

Every process in movement can be one that goes from form to flow. This is a process where we learn the movement and then become one with it and in a state of flow.

For this to take effect several elements need to be in place with the movement. The main ones of these are your form, focus and breathing.

The specific steps for this process are;

  1. Learn the most effective form of the movement.
  2. Match your breathing with the movement.
  3. Practice the movement and find your flow, applying your focus.

When you find movement that you enjoy doing, then this process can be really rewarding. Find what works for you, apply the process and most of all enjoy.

For more info on movement flow courses and training, please get in touch.

To your flow 🙏💫

Miranda