Positive Focus

Having a positive focus is essential in training. Firstly in getting started and aiming towards your targets and then to keep going. To help you stay positive on your journey, here are my top 3 tips;

1. Focus on what you can do and build upon it; doing this will give you confidence and allow for building up more on this positivity.

2. Recognise your personal milestones and then set new ones at a pace that works and feels right for you.

3. Keep it fun yet challenging, the right balance will ensure you maintain your joy and motivation.

Most of all stay positive and enjoy the journey.

Happy Training 🙏🙂💫

Miranda

Adaptability & Diversity in Fitness Training

We all have different needs and with that different abilities, then as we all have the importance of maintaining health and fitness, how do we find what is right for us?

Within most forms of training if not all to some degree, there are adaptions and modifications.

The main guidance I would give is;

Find what you love, follow your body and adapt where you need.

Whatever way of fitness you follow , first find what you enjoy, find what feels right to you and then any adapt as you need.

For example in building strength, you can start with resistance bands and then ligh free weights to build up. Taking guidance where necessary.

There are many different ways, there’s always a way, and you can always find yours.

To lots of joy on your Journey 🙏😊💫

Technique or Spirituality..?

“Jeet kune do ultimately is not a matter of petty technique but of highly developed personal spirituality and physique.”

~ Bruce Lee

Jeet kune do developed by Bruce Lee takes us on a journey, Bruce Lee also stated that Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is a process not a product, one that for many becomes a personal journey of discovery.

What he meant by the quote in the picture is open to interpretation as many things, personally I have seen it as one of opening to all possibilities where we then realise how different each moment is and the beauty and bliss that it brings.

The opportunity to develop in mind and body and find all the ways that suit us personally, discovering what works and what doesn’t and finding our way within it.

For JKD to be only about technique or to be a product would have made it confining which was not his purpose at all. Personal liberation being one of his main goals, Bruce Lee’s own journey took this path of continual discovery and refinement.

This way of being then becomes a part of all aspects of life allowing one to develop deeply within their own self in mind, body and spirituality.

Realising that all exists in this present moment of beauty and bliss takes one beyond technique being in all that is. 🙏💛

Building Up

Building up in our training is very much an individual thing, however there are a few helpful rules you can apply to assist the process.

  1. Gradual progression; take your training step by step and listen to your body, as you gradually add more weight and variation to your exercises.
  2. Pace your training; remember to get adequate rest days, at least 1 per week for recovery and to alternate your training so you’re not overtraining the same muscle groups. Recovery is as important as the work itself.
  3. Stay focused; staying focused on your path of progression is important and to do this you have to keep it interesting. Vary your workouts, keep your favourite music on and keep track of your progress.

Stay focused , stay motivated, build up step by step 💪💫

For more information and help with building up on your training journey, please get in touch.

Overcoming

Nothing can defeat you
When committed to overcoming,


Every little thing ,
Can only make you stronger


Your will becomes skill, then you overcome it
No matter what it is or how it appears


Step by step with resolve
You find a way no matter what 🙏❤

M. L Adams

A little motivation for your week, enjoy and have a great week. 🙏💫

Miranda

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 we’ll 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

Discovery

Each new day provides new beauty and insight,

As soon as we open our eyes, when we set our mind to see all the new and beautiful things,

Then each day can be filled with discovery and be a beautiful way of living,

A way filled with openness where every moment you will feel the newness,

Life is always changing

Nothing stays the same

In this is great beauty;

Let your every day be one of discovery 🙏💗

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

Overcoming Injuries

With intense and consistent training many of us can incur injury or two at some point.

This can happen for a variety of reasons, overtraining being one of the main causes as well as poor techniques, muscle imbalance or weakness in certain areas.

This post will look at how do we overcome them and prevention as part of this also.

There is no simple one way to overcome an injury, it often takes a multifaceted approach.

This is however an overall approach I have found most effective.

  1. Find the cause. Discovering the cause of the injury as soon as possible is the best way to help in your recovery and prevention of a future injury. For example, it may be due to over-stretching or an imbalance of muscle use, find this out through your own investigation and advice from a physio if you have one.
  2. Take a holistic approach. Focusing your mind when recovering from injury is as important and in some ways more so than the physical. Apply your mind in terms of belief in your recovery and how fast and good you want it to be. Determine to be stronger and better than before. I can attest to the fact this is more than possible and by applying both mind and body you will also improve your overall performance in training.
  3. Rebuild specifically. This is where an injury can really become an advantage, as once you apply the knowledge of what went wrong and combined mind and body focus, by training this way specifically you will enhance everything you do. As our mind and body are interconnected, specific focus on the injured area will have an accumulative effect on your overall improvement and performance, ensuring you come back far stronger and better than ever before.

If you suffer from any injuries, get the best advice possible from multiple sources and find what works for you. Along your training journey you will gain your own experience on what works best and quickest for you.

As we are all different, results always differ for different people but most of all have faith and determination you will recover and be stronger than you were before.

To your best in health and happiness,

Miranda

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