Rest Day!? ACTIVE Rest Day

Rest Days  – Active Rest Days


Daily Stats:
Workout: Yoga Extreme – Duration: 30 minutes
Ab Core – 10 minutes
Total Calories Burned = 149 (Total Daily Calories : 1108) 


 

Exhaling! This morning’s Yoga Class was absolutely needed the Upward Dog never felt so good! My back had kinks I didn’t know it could hold. I know, I know, I’ve been focusing so much on getting my multiple workouts completed I realized both physically and intellectually that I HAVE to balance my Yin AND Yang energies simultaneously! I read somewhere while discovering Muur world history that the Shaolin believe in the Balance of Energies in Physical movement as  in all areas of life! To focus too much on the Yang brings imbalance of the Yin, to focus too heavily in the Yin brings imbalance to the Yang and thus imbalance in the Chi (life force) of one’s inner and outer life! That one should study Qigong throughout one’s life for optimal health and well being. I am looking at what programs I want to study and stick with for the next year – 5 years! Allowing myself the inner contemplation to plan and inquire from deep within. What are of focus should I pick back up and complete? What discipline helps to balance my natural energy? How should I ‘honor’ this energy that I was re-incarnated with? Which discipline will truly help me grow – spiritually, physically, intellectually and mentally?

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Sometimes in this society where things are so out of balance and seen as fragments, we forget to look from a wholistic-centered way of living. I became so obsessed with my workout routines I neglected my Yoga practice completely. Little by little, I ignored the fundamental and power this duality in fitness can be used to compliment the other  and thus heal the body, mind and spirit. (lesson learned!)

While in the Upward Dog this morning my back remembered to align itself with greater ease and comfort! I was actually sweating in that little 30 minute yoga session!!!! And feeling rather amazing – peaceful, ‘light’ and calm!

I’ve been taking these past 2 days “easy.” Keeping an assertive  journal of my Nutrition and Exercise,  adding ANY notes to include, emotional, physical pathologies, ideas, decrease in performance or improvements. I’ve leaned just how powerful a journal can be when measuring success and failures of a program! If I have a bad day, I admit it, note it and prepare for the next day of victory. I take note of what works and what does not and possible variables as to why!!!

Taking a few days ‘break’ is pretty hard for me! These Sustainability courses are rough and coming from a place of despair and crisis with little optimism of real solution and shift in consciousness. I don’t think this way and so it’s been taxing for me to observe and listen to these scholars lecture from a place of pessimism harboring an outcome of perceived total destruction. I always look to my Ancestors and those before me centuries ago, who knew the secrets of living hand in hand with Nature and using technology appropriately. I always see that there is “A Way” to live and thrive on this planet than take a place of fear of destruction and annihilation.Nevertheless, I am spending this time catching up on these Sustainability classes, cleaning, and visualizing. I’m right on track with my nutrition and considering adding a 1 small Ab workout!;-) (i cant help myself!!)

I am looking forward to the next 30 Days of Greatness!

InLove!

Ria

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Day30 ♥ of the 30 Day Fitness Challenge!

Congrats for COMPLETING the 30 Day Fitness Challenge!

Consistency is Key!

I’m teaching myself this valuable lesson among other habits. 😉 

Today the 28th, Tuesday, I am filled with images of Cycles, Completion, Tuesdays, the God Ogun fierce Warrior over Chaos, Adversity, and Untruths! So much around us need to be restored to proper natural balance, transparency, empowered simplicity, and truth for ALL to prosper and thrive in harmony with Nature and the Cosmos. I am still in love with these ideals in spirit, soul and human form.

What a journey these past few weeks have been, so much beautiful change. Not only physical gains but emotional, spiritual, mental, intellectual changes, shifts and transitions – small deaths and rebirths, releasing, letting go and realizing, empowering and aligning with greater energies and truths.

This morning, I was up at 4 am in meditation and contemplation. My Fitness journey doesn’t end today of course this is just a milestone on the path of greater physical spiritual wholistic wellness.  I am in the early days of the 21 Day Fix Extreme program. Being on a mostly Vegetarian and Vegan nutrition plan has been different for me. I found snapshots of my nutrition journal yesterday and was amazed at what I was eating in 2013 and 2014! But glad I had these journals to assess my stats and variables. My new journal entries are detailed and precise. I am Loving this Energy I am cultivating. And READY for my next milestone! Here’s to the Fit Warriors, the Love Warriors, the Nature Warriors, the Art Warriors, the Health Warriors, and everyone in between! 

InLove!

Ria

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My Body is on Fire and I am thankful (smiling). Motivation and Inspiration for our Fitness Family 

 

 

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Hero’s Journey – One More Time (Planks ! ) 

 

 

 

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Day29 ♥ Hero’s Journey + 21 Day Fix Extreme – Monday Motivation!

Happy Day 29 ♥ – Cardio, Upper Body and Abs! 

Yeah almost at Day 30 of my 30 Day Fitness Challenge! Very excited for this completion and ready for the next 30 days (wink). The Hero’s Journey last a total of 60 Days and the 21 Day Fix Extreme (Beachbody program) lasts another 16 ? days! NO  WAY I’m stopping now, my birthday is coming up! (smile). I’m keeping a great journal  of my daily Fitness and Nutrition stats and hitting my Caloric goals. Leaning out and toning up before going back to lifting! yeah!!!

Happy Monday Motivation! 

 

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Day28 ♥ Happy SUNday! – Leg Day & Ab Work

Leg Day done! I”m ready for this Ab routine!! I’m drenched in sweat! ♥ I love working out in the early morning. The rest of my day is mine!;-)

Yesterday I had to sleep extra hours which is probably just ‘normal’ sleep cycle to recover from these routines. But I’m not complaining. I ran my dog who I call Anpu who is usually feisty, bull headed and brazen for his miniature size. About 2 hills away from home I turn to speak to someone and notice he is stretched out tongue sideways out of his tiny mouth under a tree completely stuck from further movement. I was blown away! “Come on little man, we got 2 more hills to sprint! We can do this!” It was 11 ish am and the Southern Sun was in full swing. I made a mental note to NEVER EVER attempt to run after 11 am in the South, it’s brutal. But I’m sure I got all the Super Melinated Vitamin D energy transmission and intra-cellular synthesis. Because when I woke up from sleep I was no longer sore!!! Yeah, MORE WORK to the Next Level We go! ♥

 

Leg Day done! I”m ready for this Ab routine!! 

 

Have a Beautiful Day Fit Family! ♥


 

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Day  28 ♥ Hero’s Journey – Under the Stars 

 

 

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Day27 ♥ Rising Sun – Defeating 7 Assassins (Hero’s Journey!)

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21 Day Fix Extreme – Kit (july 23, 2015)

Completed my Day 3 – 21 Day Fix ExtremePilates and had a great stretch and abs routine. Now it’s time to conquer this Seven 7 Assassins Fight Routine (Hero’s Journey) lol . What a great way to celebrate the Rising Sun (wink). I was really sore in my calves last night after my 30 minute Walk-Jog-Sprint (-233) and 20 minute Burpees (-241). My total calorie burn for Fitness Fridays was a kickass –689 calories! And it felt so amazing! I have so many meal pics to post I just have been more consumed with metaphysical and world history studies,  nutrition and fitness, and sustainability courses, I haven’t posted or blogged them. (blush) 

 

Right now I just feel stretched, laid back (blame it on early Saturday morning while everyone else is sleeping) so I’m about to pump up with a Hero’s Epic playlist and get to work! So I can do more dreaming 😉 Hotep, Love,  more Love and Greater Awareness! 

In Love,

Ria

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Day26 ♥ Arms on Fire! – Friday Fitness Motivation

Feeling Energized and Satisfied!

Aside from my Day 2 of 21 Day Fix Extreme, I’m on Day 26 of this Hero Journey and today is Burpees!!! I had some sets yesterday 30 seconds each set which nearly killed me. I was up at 4:30 am no alarm clock needed (today 4 am)  and ready to get this modified nutrition and fitness routine started. By the second set, I was drenched in sweat but pushing myself to completion.

Doing the 21 Day Fix regular version, I found myself doing 2 and 3 workouts consecutively, but the extreme version is pleasantly more challenging for me pushing me to my edge. Plus I’m doing “heavier weights” well, they’re only 10 lbs each arm. By next week, I plan to up those to increase intensity. I’m loving the nutrition modification because although I eat healthy my normal meal portions are manly-sized for my small frame. I eat like an athlete lol and this container modification pushes me to cut back considerably. Yeah!

Initially, I considered not overlapping these program, but when I tried my mom’s 21 Day Fix I was hooked! And loved how I felt after 2 – 30 minute routines. I feel obligated to complete the Hero’s Journey soooo let the soreness fall where it comes! lol Another 20-30 minutes wont hurt! 🙂

 

Feeling Energized and Satisfied! Yeah… 


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My arms(calves, biceps) are on fire, but I can not complain! I’m motivated  by the spirit of Khepra to transform this body of mine and inspired by so many who have done it already! It’s really just a metaphor for transforming, and being sovereign in one’s life. I think all the while I was seeking the lesson of “Self Motivation,” of “Self Perseverance!”  I even visualize my dreams while dreaming them lol a little lucid dreaming push to fulfill my waking goals. As I told my Workout Buddy this morning,

Carpe Diem! xo

Ria

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Friday Fitness Inspiration  Looking Flawless at ANY Age!

Friday Fitness Inspiration
Looking Flawless at ANY Age!

 

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Hero’s Journey Burpees!!! – Warrior Spirit 

3 Sets/3o – Done! 5:30 am [ Ria 🙂 ] 

 

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Day25 ♥ Hydrate! Coconut Water Bliss for Your Body

Reaching for my Coconut Water just now I found my cup empty! It was a heck of a workout! My first Plyo Fix Extreme routine! Had me drenched in sweat hating the 1 arm rotations! But I got through the first routine and added a second. I will spend my evening catching up on yoga! Gonna finish up the Hero’s Journey and have an 1/4 Avocado Seaweed Wrap!

Coconut water is the BEST sports drink!


Benefits of Coconut Water

  • Alkalizes the Body
  • Great for weight loss
  • Fat free, low Sugar, low calorie Superfood
  • Maximum Electrolytes and Natural Salts post workout
  • More potassium than a banana (less sugar!)
  • Reduces Muscle Cramps (potassium)
  • Minerals replenished: Sodium, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Healthy Fat, Protein and Energy!
  • Amino Acids, Enzymes, Antioxidants, Phytonutrients
  • Trace Minerals, Vitamin Bs,
  • Anti-Aging, Anti-Cancer, Antioxidants, Anti Inflammatory
  • Great for Immunity, Constipation, Blood clotting, Kidney function, Circulation, Blood pressure, Blood Glucose Insulin levels, and more!
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Exercises – Grit!

1 Arm Plank Rotation

 


 

Journal: Completed 8:56 am – Level 2 (arms on Fire!) ~ Ria

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gratitude givings ♥ #203

i am grateful

for this sweat!

and cosmic awareness!

♥Day 203


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Day 23-24 ♥ Mornings are the BEST!

It’s 6:45 am and I’m dripping wet, feeling energized, body cooling, Sun coming up, blissings to Khepra, eternity, dispelling illusions from within and in our outerworld, and truly celebrating divine knowing and focus on truth! I’ve been busy with lectures, readings, studies, notes, and innerstanding. All through out my workout these images were floating through my inner universe. So much to be in awe and wonder of so much to be truly thankful for! This knowledge and memory allows me to see the body, the physical in a whole new perspective, to see myself in new light, to see the in a more unified way (smiling) is a beautiful and powerful path.

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Day 22 ♥ Hero’s Journey – Allies (Planks)

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Hero’s Journey Day 22 ♥  – Allies (Planks) 

 

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