Hip flexibility is something that is so important but yet so overlooked in our daily lives. Our daily routines can create a lot of tension in our hip joints without us even realising it.
Therefore, today’s practice is a very yin style of practice, that can help to gradually open up our hips, gain greater range of motion, and help to prevent injuries!
he looks so pleased with himself and that makes me happy
Always reblog Elle Woods in her “fuck men I’m gonna get a law degree” phase
this movie is everything
Some bodies are built for “thigh gaps.” Most aren’t. And it has nothing to do with weight. All about bone structure, baby. Love yourself as you are.
This all depends on who you are. Everyone’s different. Personally, restricting food groups is GREAT for me. I’ve restricted meat for 6.5 years now and dairy/grains/sugar for a month now and I feel amaze-balls. Now, I do believe that everyone should restrict or severely limit food groups which make you less healthy- like pastries, sugar foods, refined/highly processed carbs. Now, I’m not saying that you can’t have a cheat meal every so often, that saves a lot of people mentally. But every so often, really should mean every so often.
However, when a lot of people restrict food groups, they tend to simply restrict and not add better ones. This means calorie restriction as well, which brings the symptoms from my previous question. No (not enough) calories = no energy = body eating muscle = gaining fat. Now, I don’t know your life, your habits, your diet, your body, what you’re restricting, or how your body is reacting, or how long you’ve been doing it, but restricting foods while simultaneously restricting calories is a very common problem in weight loss attempts. Not getting enough calories backfires on a lot of people. Or if you’re getting enough calories and you haven’t been doing it very long, that could be another problem. You need to give it time to work it’s magic.
So moderation is a great choice for a lot of people, group restriction is a great choice for a lot of people. You really have to experiment and find out what works for you and your body. Everybody’s body is different. What works for me may not work for you, so if group restriction backfires on your for any way, don’t worry about it. Do what works for you :)
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A typical cleanse is where you drink juice all day (or another concoction or some type of drink made by a certain company) and don’t eat all day! I do not believe in cleanses. Those are actually very detrimental to your health. Your body eliminates itself of “toxins” everyday, you don’t need to do anything. Not eating for 3-7 days will NOT help. It will slow your metabolism and cause your body to practically self destruct - basically eat itself. It will use your muscles for it’s energy since you’re not giving it any (calories = energy) and will continue to store as much fat as it can since you’re not giving it anything to feed off of. in essence, you will be losing muscle and gaining fat.
Now, you can help your body run more efficiently by eating the right foods. It’s not about calories in calories out. The type of foods you eat makes a HUGE difference. The largest part to help your body get back on track is to limit sugars, hidden sugars and processed grains. Eat many fruits, veggies, healthy fats (olive oils, avocados, seeds, nuts, etc) and proteins.
As for struggling to work out, eating correctly will help you with your energy, but sticking with it also helps a lot too. I would also recommend yoga at least once a week to help with the stress, which will in turn help with the energy and your other workouts. It does wonders! :)
I am starting to believe this! Halfway through my first month and I’ve seen so much improvement!