What an amazing weekend it was at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. Two days spent with fitness guru Tony Horton. We worked out, talked about the nutrition, challenged our body and minds to brake all personal records of endurance and mental strength. This man is so charismatic, has the most amazing powerful voice, stage presence but foremost he gets the best fitness version out of you. I was so fortunate to share these special moments, pick his brain through this lovely conversion. His generosity and down to earth style gets you into the zone of making impossible very real. He got me so addicted and excited to follow his PX90 fitness program and life philosophy that now I can’t leave without it.
He is a three dimensional trainer, where short but intense workouts from his popular series of PX90 workout programs guarantee staggering results for everyone who gives it a try. I was so amazed to witness how 55+ years old women were passing me with their physical strength, stamina and mental toughness during the 3 challenges we did. First one was a position of planque, second seating chair pose against the wall and last yoga tree pose. If you think its easy try to beat those records of passing 20 minutes in each pose. I guarantee you won’t. My best result was in a tree pose where I lasted over 14 minutes. The mussels fire and burn, the pain is excruciation, your mind is racing in all directions during this physical test but Tony gets you going overcoming those mental blocks. We were all supporting each other and kicking butts!!! This energy and encouragement will stay with me for a long time.
Who is to say that exercising has to be such an irritating and unattractive experience? I’ve learned to switch my mind from viewing a workout as a nuisance by rather using it as an opportunity to dress and look the part. By having the right outfit to wear for a workout it becomes less about the sweat and more about the style! Without having my vibrant and fashionable gear for inspiration, I wouldn’t have been able to keep up with such a healthy and fit lifestyle. I have developed a new interest in Soul Cycling, Physique 57as well as competing in challenges that have pushed my body’s fitness levels past what I thought they could do. By looking fitness ready you will ultimately feel like no workout is impossible. When slipping on my favorite Lulu Lemon tank top and comfy Beyond Yoga pants I always feel prepared to conquer whatever activity lies ahead of me.
New trends in fitness wear make it easier to mentally prepare for the conditioning to come and they motivate me to squeeze into those tight yet trendy workout clothes. Bright colors, bold patterns, and sexy cutouts are just some of the many upcoming styles that make any session in the gym a way to show off your hard earned figure. Everyone has their own personal workout identity including their favorite labels to help them look like a fitness master. What are your favorite sports wear brands that make you feel just as confident going to the gym as you do leaving it?
P.S. As always I would like to hear from you what’s your favorite exercising apparel brand? Do you think being dressed for the part will give you extra boost of inspiration and perspiration at the gym? Share your comments, tips and suggestions with the rest of us.
Whenever I talk in social gatherings about diet, nutrition or detoxing I get everyone’s full attention. We are obsessed with image, quick fixes, sugar and prescription drugs. Majority wants to know how to set themselves free from all bad feeding habits. We tend to hold on to things we value the most. Eating is such an emotional act and letting go of some favorite unhealthy dishes can cause some psychological chaos. We are sugar addicts with set rules for devouring food. It has become a hot topic. Those who take huge effort to maintain a good quality of life will be repaid with turning clocks and enjoy more youthful vigor. Statistics tell us that those who drink, smoke, eat meat, lack sleep and rest, overwork, and stress prematurely meet the early grave. And those who manage to survive significantly reduce their quality of life.
I felt compelled to try this kinder, healthier lifestyle change to improve my health, well being and I must saythe transition to living foods diet was noticeably smooth. It wasn’t a sacrifice at all. I decided to be in charge of my own rules what I could eat. It opened a new exciting window of pursuing life and its manifestations. At the heart of Veganism is compassion, it is simply an attempt to reduce the suffering of animals and understanding that they are not source of vital nutrients. I love animals but not on my plate. Life is sweet right now! In fact, it is so sweet that I am once again avoiding sugar, or rather I guess I find creative way to make it sweet vegan way.
Giving up all animal products including meat, milk, eggs, yogurt and cheese at first seemed impossible. Just imagine spending few months in la Cote Basque, France where its all about eating world’s best cheeses, rabuggo and pata negra hams and freshly baked baguettes that tempt you from every farmer’s corner. I was asking myself how can I let go of these deceiving my health “goodies”. Fortunately I found huge abundance of fresh organic non-GMO locally produced tasty fruits, legumes, and nuts that build full powerful immune spectrum. I turn my focus to strengthening the longevity and superior health with yoga, fitness, meditation, pure air, sunshine, oxygen rich forests, breath taking mountains, ocean waves and beautiful nature. I focus on gratitude and appreciation. Few undesired pounds just came off, energy increased, clothes fit better and seemed more colorful then usual. Its been blue print of mind reprogramming and took more then dietary changes.
A common misconception about vegan diets is that it is impossible to consume healthful levels of protein. One can easily derive more than enough protein from a vegan diet. (like sprouts and see vegetables that are protein rich) Human body thrives wholly on plant based vitamins and minerals. Most foods that you regularly eat can be made vegan with little effort. For example, you can still enjoy burritos, but instead of meat and cheese, you may substitute with nuts, beans, salsa and nut cheese with pinch of sesame and sea salt. If you have a sweet attack frozen banana or nut icecream are great solution to satisfy your sweet tooth.
We all have a responsibility to listen to our own souls and each of us desires something different and that’s a good thing. As I continue to “Vegucate” myself I am planning to compensate fully vegan lifestyle by staying within vegan vortex, explore new recipes, throw vegan dinner parties and share this message with the world!
P.S. As always i would like to hear from you if eating is emotional for you? How does it effect your life. Share your comments, tips and suggestions with the rest of us.
I know exactly what you are thinking. You want it all but don’t believe you can do it or where to start. I understand your pain. I have been there myself and I can tell you there is a better way then just feeling sorry for yourself. You are not alone. Yes you can do this and have it all any time you wish.
My guest Fitness Expert Sylwia Wisenbergwill help every step of the way to conquer your fears. She has some valuable fitness game changing ideas. Sylwia Wisenberg is a
creator of Tonique Fitnessmethod where fitness birth takes place through new form of squatting and lounging. Her interior brilliance, charisma alters our limitless beliefs and turns them to ashes.
A simple truth rocks our world bad eating, sleep depravation, and lack of exercising patterns-can’t change themselves! Knowing how higher life is not to be exception to the rule. It is the rule for everyone willing to undertake Sylwia’s advice. I stumbled upon Sylwia’s fitness footprints through the chaos of my own inner voices. She shared her single coherent story about how we live that makes a difference. Sylwia created new reality for my future, and introduced me to who I really were. I was drawn to pursuit whatever its nature had to offer: Good Health is the Basis for Higher growth, evolution, personal development and awakening. Her wisdom helps to liberate women
from the host of fears and unablement that holds our will power hostage. Whenever our fit and well being is compromised or altered, it does so only for one reason: somewhere in some place someone just like you and me suddenly needs change. In the blink of an eye there comes an unexpected, but long-hoped for re evaluation visitation of some Gene in the bottle who can make our wishes through the movement. You wonder what has it been and what yet may be. Most people proclaim their wish to be free, hardly anyone is willing to undertake the serious work required to have their wishes granted. Sylwia is your Gene in the bottle. But it takes precedence over our latent need to be made a new.
From talking to Sylwia hopefully springs a seed her tireless work out routine and endless compassion helps make possible and understanding that anyone who so desires can realize wholly new order of oneself and start fresh from a scratch.
Now we are all in it and we can totally be candid with Sylwia. Her greatness awaits each one of us, and her generoisity awakens the sleepy fitness warrior within us. It takes on a whole new magnitude.
Anyone who worked out with her graces by her illumination and sees the well being approach anew. To achieve strength endurance what we perceived as impossible now we welcome it as natural. Everything changes forever. Aha moments come with every squad and energizing music. Moments appear out of nowhere and for the most part the major changes they herald go largely noticed by our friends and family.
Now go and do it yourself. Vitality begins with you!
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