Happy Valentines Day WordPress!

   
    
   

xxSerena

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I have been blogging every day for one year!

What started as something I thought I might do for a week turned into a daily consistent habit.

  
Last year I decided that I would spend a few minutes every day just writing. More specifically, blogging about my interests.

  
I had to think about what those were. And I thought that food, eating, nutrition, health, fitness, vitality and health were my interests. 

  
I thought if I wrote about that I would never have enough material. That I could talk about it for a long time. And the wonderful thing is that I did. It’s been a year and I’ve written a blog, albeit short, but every day. It was my habit. And it still is my habit.

  
I’ve grown from one follower to over eight hundred.

But the main lesson here is consistency.

   
    
    
   
Have you ever set a goal to consistently do something? What was it? How did it go? 

My goal started off as something I thought I might do for a few days or a few weeks. I’m kind of shocked that I kept it up for a whole year and didn’t miss a day! Thanks to all of my lovely beautiful readers.

xxSerena

Flat belly work out

It’s combination of strength training, flexibility and cardio that will flatten your belly.
That’s why I like this workout. It combines strength and cardio with flexibility movements.

  
Have you done any of these exercises? Which ones are your favorite or least favorite?

xxSerena 

And illustrated guide on how to get healthier skin

Healthy glowing skin is a thing of beauty. And it’s not what you pile on top of your skin, hiding it, that makes it glow. Beauty does radiate from the insides.

Here are some tips:

  
What are your favorite tips for healthy skin?

xxSerena 

The benefits of eating aย green salad every day

Salad greens provide fiber, vitamins and minerals your body needs to maintain optimal health. 

Think of these simple green leaves as vitamins grown directly from the earth, up through the soil, made for humans and animals to eat.

You can dress it up or go the more plain routeโ€ฆ But it is so good for your body if you eat a salad every day.

 

Photography by Rizwan Alvi
  
Photography by Rizwan Alvi
  
Photography by Rizwan Alvi
  
Photography by Rizwan Alvi
  
Photography by Rizwan Alvi
  
 
Photography by Rizwan Alvi
 
  
Photography by Serena Alibhai
 
For those of you who prefer more quantitative benefits here is a chart:

  
Do you eat a salad every day? What are your favourite kinds of salads?

xxSerena 

Using ViPR as a Fascia Training Tool

I love the ViPR, for training others and myself. I’ve been taking ViPR for almost three years and have been teaching for almost two years.

I like this video, where Haley Holland explains how to use the ViPR as a fascia training tool:

 

Have you used this portable equipment for your training?

 

xxSerena

ViPR exercises for your abdominal muscles

The ViPR portable equipment uses principles of loaded movement, nose to toes training and functional mobility moves to make you stronger and burn more calories than other types of training.

Sometimes, at the end of my class, before the cool down I’ll do ViPR for abs moves.

Here are examples of some:

ViPR for abs

They may look easy but they’re challenging and definitely make your abdominal muscles stronger. Benefits of this include supporting your back muscles and reducing belly fat.

Do you do exercises for your abdominal muscles?

xxSerena

Warm-up exercises for functional mobility

Warming up your muscles and creating mobility slowly in your muscles prepares your body for a strenuous workout. 

Warming up prepares the body for exercise and helps to prevent injury.

But what are some good exercises to do? There are so many options. Choose what is right for you and your body today. Remember to listen to your body. What was good for you yesterday may not necessarily be correct for you today.

Here are some ideas:

   
   
Do you warm up before you workout?

xxSerena 

How and where to store your groceries

Storing your groceries properly can be confusing. How do you know how long something will last? Where is the best place to store it?

Here is a handy chart to help you organize and plan:

  
Do you agree with this chart?

xxSerena 

Easy to follow yoga poses for moms and kids

Yoga is for everybody. Little ones can be as inspirational as a yoga master. This is something that I learned when teaching very young children yoga in a class over 10 years ago.

Children have supple relaxed bodies. They also don’t worry about the past or the future as much as adults might. Remaining in the present helps person stay in the pose and experience all the benefits of that pose.

Here are some great poses for moms and kids to do together:

  
Do you practice yoga? What are the benefits that you experience?

xxSerena