Before, depressed with an eating disorder. Now, recovered caveman.
Re-blogging this cuz its from a guys perceptive!
I love seeing people all recovered and happy like yeah you kicked that illnesses ass you legend you rule ☺️
2 organic eggs “fried” with adobo and cayenne pepper on top. Place each egg on top of a slice of toasted seeded rye bread. And to top it all off, add a dollop of plain FAGE Greek yogurt on top. This is a protein packed breakfast that is sooo good. This morning I had no idea what to eat and was messing around the kitchen and came up with this. DO NOT BE AFRAID of the Greek yogurt! It adds such a unique and great flavor. It’s a great substitute for “crema” or sour cream in breakfast meals. (Psst I learned the sour cream thing from my salvadorian/nicaraguenze family)
-Nature’s Promise brown organic eggs(2)
-Cayenne pepper(any brand is fine)
-Seeded or unseeded rye bread(local bakery)
-FAGE plain Greek yogurt.
Oh and I also had some coffee with honey to go with it… YUMM!
10 Yoga Poses that will Compliment any Runner
If you run, you MUST compliment your running with stretching before and after so your muscles don’t tighten up.
Here, I’ve put together some easy poses anyone can do after a run. Do them in order after your run. Go at your own pace, be kind to yourself and do what feels good. Don’t get discouraged if you’re not as flexible as you wish…you’ll get more flexible if you keep going.
You’ll see progress quick if you stick to it. I promise!
1. Downward facing dog-
Stretches basically everything. Hips, hamstrings, shoulders, back, achilles, calves, etc. Also, it can be very cooling after running and a good moment to just relax and slow down.
2. Lizard Lunge-
A great opening in the hips and hamstrings which I always find needed after running. You can even take the hand closest to the instep of the foot and place it on your knee to gently push the knee out to the side. Do on both legs, naturally.
3. Horse Squat-
A good twist and hip opening. The help of gravity makes this stretch extra yummy! Push your knees apart with your hands and let it feel good!
4. Malasana Squat-
After horse squat, take your hips down towards the ground. This is AMAZING on the low back which can sometimes feel jarred after running. Plus another great opening in the hips.
5. Wide Legged Forward Fold-
I love this pose to stretch everything and to improve my posture by opening in the heart space. Make sure you lift at your inner arches here slightly to avoid dumping in your feet and hurting your knees.
6. Tip Toe Pose-
I encourage all of my students and friends and family and anyone to do this. If you have never done this, it may feel pretty intense at first and you may not be able to sit in it for long. But do it everyday. Trust me, you will thank your healthy feet. Especially after having your feetsies in shoes all day, this is a must.
7. Top of the Foot Stretch-
To counter the last stretch, this one feels great and is crucial for balancing out your feet. It feels so good from the top of the shin down. Again, if you never stretch your feet, you may notice your arches are pretty tight. Either way, do it everyday.
8. Bhekasana/Frog Pose-
After working your quads on that run, this is the best thing you could do for them. It stretches the entire thigh. Don’t leave this one out. It’s way too good.
9. Pyramid Pose with elevated toes-
You could use the street curb for this one. Crazy good hamstring and achilles stretch. This wall was convenient for me to rest my forehead on.
10. IT Band Stretch-
Right after pyramid pose, take this twisty position to stretch out the IT band. You won’t regret it.
Do these stretches after runs and get back to me on how you feel in a few weeks. I can assure you it will improve your running, flexibility and power. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Recently got new sneakers. And I’ve gotta say I love them! They are Saucony stabil cs3 they’re excellent for those of us who tend to overpronate meaning our feet curve in when we walk or run. I broke my right tibia and fibula when I was younger and even after therapy my right foot still tends to overpronate and cause A lot of discomfort when I run or walk. I got these at an Ardvark store. They evaluate you and show you what type of sneaker is best for you. For me I need ones with more support in the arch area. You can find these on zappos or even amazon or eBay for cheap!
HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training
These are 5 great movements to add to your regiment.
The idea is to do each movement (with “high intensity”) for 20 seconds with 10 seconds of rest (or jogging in place) in between each one. For a complete 15-minute workout do 6 rounds of the combo of the 5 movements. You will definitely feel the burn and thank God for water afterwards.
Courtesy of @kymnonstop on youtube. Check her out!!