• TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF •
Have a great time!
Be sweet on the inside
never let go
"Where are the streets named after important women?"
In Portugal a large number of streets are named after key figures in our history.
Actually it seems we can only find a few women (one example being Saint Catherine of Alexandria). And that is noticeable even to young girls at age 3.
I guess that can only change for the better and at a fast pace, I would say ;)
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I've been struggling with maintaining consistency in my fitness routine...
Last week I had to stay at home with sick children and managed to do 600 sit-ups (300 each day) in between attending to their needs. After all I would be skipping gym and not sure if this week, with so many scheduled Christmas events, I will manage to escape to my Pilates class. Of course that on Friday I though that I should be able to do that everyday. 300 sit-ups. It seemed doable. But then came Saturday, Sunday and Monday again. Not one sit-up...
Consistency seems to be the key to success.
The end of the year is almost here and I bet you are almost starting to choose new resolutions or even new daily habits that we want to include in our routines... Need motivation?
Jadav Payeng plants a tree everyday on an Indian Island. He has kept to this purpose for 40 years now and one single tree has become a lush forest.
"What began as a bamboo stand has grown into a dense 1,300-acre forest. The biome single-handedly nurtured by Payeng for nearly 40 years is home to tigers, deer, monkeys, elephants and a wide variety of birds."
"No one sees God,"
"I see God in nature. Nature is God. It gives me inspiration.
It gives me power ... As long as it survives, I survive."
“A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”
At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished…
it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better,
it’s about what you’ve given back.
Definitely... But I guess accomplishment makes a big part of things. I wouldn't say 'in the end of the day' but maybe in the afternoon ;)
I've recently joined a new gym and after a few high intensity classes my scale allowed me to switch to a different 'stay fit' mode: PILATES.
I've been thinking about how the instructions differ from one class to the other.
From 'push harder' to 'don't push too hard'.
Pilates provides an awareness of each movement, each muscle.
It practically enlightens us to realize the wellness that 'staying in balance' provides.
It corrects our posture in such a way that the hour we stay in the gym goes much further: to the way we sit in the computer in the office, the way we walk, our posture at home.
It shifts us from having a weight in our shoulders to being able to breathe in and out so consciously that we gain more strength and energy each hour that passes.
It helps us to understand what is going on, to realize the consequence of each move, to correct, to adjust, to stay vigilant.
It helps us to be self conscious and flexible during turbulent times.
It's quite a lesson!
Like the pilates instructor says: "keep this thoughts with you through the rest of the day, the rest of the week".
>>>> BEING AWARE
>>>> BEING VIGILANT
>>>> SELF CONSCIOUS
>>>> IN BALANCE
WHAT A POWERFUL MINDSET TO LIFE IN THE OFFICE AND AT HOME :)
* What about you? Do you relate to these guidelines at all or do you prefer to 'push harder' in all areas of your life?
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.