The Importance of Intention

Everyday and every time we train we set out with an intention whether we are aware of this or not.

Our intention sets the way from the outset, therefore becoming aware of our intention from the beginning is essential and this is and always can be just personal to you.

Make it something valuable that can make a difference to others or something simply just for you, most of all every day and every time you train, be aware of what it is you set out to do.

To your healthiest and best 🙏🌟💛

Miranda

Staying Adaptable

Everyday brings new opportunity for growth and change. Staying adaptable allows us to be present and open for each opportunity that comes our way.

Schedules and routines are important in training but not to stay the same for too long, only as long as needed. Then we can break the pattern as new opportunities for greater growth are presented to us.

Keep an open mind and heart always, there are many opportunities just waiting for you.

See the opportunities

See the possibilities,

Let your focus be this

Focus daily,

Enjoy the way

And before you know it

You’ll be right there 🙏💛

~ M. L Adams

Enjoy a week filled with blessed opportunities 🙏 💫

Yin and Yang

Life is a flow of yin and yang

Sometimes we flow softly

Other times more forcefully,

Yet ultimately

It’s the interflow

The balance of both,

That allows you to be all you can be

Where two become one,

Three is the ultimate

The hard and the soft;

The flow in between

Joining together;

For ultimate being 💕🙏

~ M. L Adams

The way of the tao, the balance of yin and yang, allows you to find your way with balance and ease. Have a great week 🙏

Miranda

Coping with Stress

Coping with stress is something many of us have to manage on a daily basis, as we are thrown in to situations that can be challenging or difficult to cope with.

So what are some of the best ways of coping with stress.?

  1. Balance– having a good work/life balance is essential, make sure you get enough time for you.
  2. Exercise– stressful situations can create excess energy, which can then be discharged healthily and in a positive way through exercise. By doing this you are making these situations work to your benefit.
  3. Relaxation/Mediation– having a daily practice of relaxation and meditation can help you perform well under pressure, as having a calm mindstate that will come more naturally to you.

Explore other ways and options and find what way works best for you. Stress can work positively for us as well as negatively and it’s important to make it work for you. Following strategies that can make all the difference and ultimately put you in charge of the situation.

To your healthiest and best 🙏

Miranda

3 ways to note progress

It’s important to recognise our progress in training and there are many ways to do this, the following are a few I recommend.

  1. Physical, have you increased your weight, your reps or speed where possible, these are all great progressions, take note 🙂
  2. Cognitive, has your focus and concentration improved, these are very possible outcomes as well as improved memory. Take note and track your improvements when you notice these too.
  3. Emotional, do you feel better in yourself, happier and more engaged socially. Take note of these as it’s a great outcome that can sometimes get overlooked.

Important also for us to recognise, is if any of these factors begin to reverse, this is something that can happen with overtaining so is helpful to be aware ofas early as possible.

When keeping our own progress notes we can keep on top of our training and ensure we stay at our best, something well worth doing.

Enjoy the process and progress 🙏💫

Practicing Presence

So often in our busy lives we can be caught up by where we have been, or where we have to be, rather than simply being.

This has become such a way of life for many that it’s important to learn to be fully present once again, so how can we practice presence.?

Practicing presence first has to be realised as important for our health and wellbeing, more important than any past or future moment and truth is, this moment is really the only moment there ever is, and why it is most important. For if we miss it we are missing out on life.

The greatest way to train ourselves to be more immersed again in the now and practice presence fully, is through our senses.

Our senses are interacting with the world around us in the now and the more we become in touch with the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and sensations all around us the more present we can become.

Make it a daily practice to become absorbed in one or more of your senses on a daily basis as a mindful meditation and observe how it can help you to become more constantly present.

Enjoy the practice, enjoy the present 🎁 🙂

Fast or Slow

In training what is better fast or slow movement..? Largely it is relative to your purpose and outcome, therefore neither is better, only dependent on what you want to achieve. For most goals however you can achieve the same result with either tempo.

For example for weight loss, training at a slower pace can be a great way to achieve your goals and build your fitness at a rate that is safer. Training at a slower pace is also better for building and maintaining correct movement patterns. It can also be more meditative and help you to focus.

So what are the benefits of a faster speed training?

Depending on your goals, faster speeds can help to exert excess energy or stress and boost cardio levels, it can also help to boost your reaction time.

However the two can and do crossover you can get benefits from both types of training and both will help you improve fitness and lose weight/maintain a healthy weight.

Most importantly is to always listen to your body and be in touch with the needs of your own body and mind, and as always of course, enjoy your training 🙂🙏💫

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 🙏💛😊

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