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Four Months No Gym Fitness Integration Challenge

Four months and no gym, so hiking, walking, bicycling, riding, and body weight exercises are the focus. Power walking is incredible for integrating the body, cardio, meditation, and proprioception. It is so easy to lose sight of something so simple!

Category: Balance, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: bicycling, fitness, hiking, power waking, riding, Selfseeds fitness

Fitbit Tracker

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I have wifi this trip to Jaipur, India, so I am having fun with my Fitbit tracker. Cool way to keep track of your daily motion.

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Category: Fitness, Selfseeds
Tag: fitbit, fitness, India, Selfseeds fitness, walking

Quick, Convenient Touchstone to Fitness

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I was given two exercise devices (rowing and core toner) to experiment with at home. I added a few free weights and made a point to exercise once or twice a day for 5 minutes or more, in addition to my normal gym routine. It was easy to access, great as a supplement to watching television, uncomplicated to navigate, and the best part—it made a difference in my peace of mind and body tone.

Category: Fitness, Selfseeds
Tag: just 5 minutes Selfseeds, machines, Selfseeds fitness, weights

Walking, Walking, and More Walking

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Walking, walking, and more walking in the local desert. The vastness, the solitude, the beauty, and the immersion on a body, mind, and soul level.

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Category: Fitness, Personalize 5, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: body, desert, hiking, mind, Selfseeds fitness, soul, walking

Travel Challenge

 

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The travel fitness challenge is once again in place. Walking and running will be the primary approach. Walking fast enough to create swinging arms, so the core is working. Running with enough technique to have the core and the arms working every step. Slipped in a couple of DVD’s, a few pages of notes from a fitness trainer, and select pages torn out of a fitness magazine for diversity.

Love the fitbit monitor! It goes on my clothing first thing in the morning.

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Category: Fitness, Selfseeds
Tag: exercising, running, Selfseeds fitness, traveling, walking

Fitness Evaluation

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Fun to share creative fitness

It has been quite a while since I have had a fitness evaluation from the gym I belong to.  They run offers every now and then, so I decided to check in on my “fitness reality.”  A detailed and intense trainer was selected.  Someone who had a strong biomechanics background and an interest in integrated fitness–fitness for enhanced living.  He put me through his various assessments (he had also obtained NASM certification for personal training and corrective exercises among other certifications) to help determine my current status and where to start on the fitness continuum.  With the new job requiring intense fitness, I wanted to examine possible weak points in my current approach. Thumbs up. I would be starting from a point most people would have as an end point. Nice to know that I am on track.  Out of curiosity and always being a student, I will invest in half a dozen sessions to gather more ideas and have feedback from a fellow enthusiast.

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Category: Balance, Fitness, Flexibility, Selfseeds
Tag: fitness continuum, fitness evaluation, gym, personal trainer, program, Selfseeds fitness

Thumbs Up

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Walking in wine country, Sonoma County

Fitness level is thumbs up again.  The motivation to recover from the accident has led me to a level of fitness that I haven’t experienced in two and a half years.  Fun state of being, but the next adjustment will be traveling and living abroad with modified exercise.  I asked the PT what would happen if I just stopped for six months, but it wasn’t recommended.

Recognizing the important end result of exercise is integrating it into the practical body function. Hopping on a horse after two months of not riding reminded me of the dexterity it allows while mounted on a ground covering four-legged.  Exercising on the steadiness of gym equipment allows one to work on symmetry and observing small adjustments for improving alignment and coordination.  Mindfulness with movement makes it fun.

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Category: Fitness, Selfseeds
Tag: fitness, functional fitness, integrative exercises, Selfseeds fitness