Think of green as the foundation. It is all over nature, in plants and trees, on hilltops and through forests, it is the smell of fresh air, the smell of freshly cut grass. The fundamental roots of health start here. Think of it as a nutrient dense elixir rapidly coursing through the body, revitalising, rejuvenating, producing new life to your tired, dull, aching frame. Every morning as you drink your green juice, you are directly feeeeeding your skin. Neglecting this habit would be a mistake- you’re skin can’t heal itself without the correct nutrients. Its the same as neglecting nature. Without a daily intake of fresh air and a wander outdoors I find myself feeling claustrophobic. I’m sure this is related to the fact our bodies cannot produce vitamin D (the happy vitamin)- the sun is a significant source of it- and we must get outside to claim it. Fresh air is quite literally linked to our happiness.
Green foods especially dark green leafy vegetables are low in sugar (keeping you on an emotional even keel), high in fibre (no more nasty constipation for you!) and full of water (keeping you hydrated, score!) They also have healing properties due to the phytonutrients they possess.
“Enjoy breathing.” Julia Hendrickson
“You create your own calm.”
“BREATHE. And release anything that does not serve you.”
“The grass isn’t greener on the other side. Its green where you water it.”
Body: Tight, STRONG body with as much curve as I can naturally build on my straight up and down frame.
Clothing: To inspire exercise- hoard hundreds of workout outfits, for every different sport.
Bronzed: Don’t all fitness babes have an enviable glow?
Environment: This is super important. Surrounding yourself with pleasurable places will make exercise less of a ‘should do’ more of a ‘please PLEASE let me squat now!!’ In fact- this may be the key to changing your whole attitude towards exercise.
Sport: Make a wide range of sport an integral part of your life. Weights, Pilates, Stretching, Running, Gymnastics, Boxing, Dancing. Its your lifestyle. An enjoyable hobby, NOT a chore.
To fall in love with running, or exercise of any kind for that matter, you have to have good kit. (its no use going swimming in a m&s plastic bag, although I know its tempting..)
What I mean is, unless you are already fanatical about swimming, don’t expect to fall in love with the sport if all you ever have to clothe you is a plastic bag.
I have been a runner since I was ten at least, I’ve always been good at long distance. But the only thing that seems to make me enjoy it is the fact that I’m quite good, I’m not sure if I even enjoy the running so much. I think at this stage because I’ve been doing it so long, I look at running as something you have to do now and again because you just HAVE TO.
I don’t want to see running that way. I don’t want to see exercise that way.
I want to LOVE it.
So this is where kit gets involved. Recently I’ve realised that the reason why I don’t like running in bad weather is because I get wet. (obvious stuff I know..but if took me a good while to figure that bad boy out)
I bought myself a cap. It keeps the rain and wind off your face, and might I add it makes me feel rather nifty.