Fitness Category

Posted On January 17, 2012By Parvati MagazineIn February 2012 - Love, Fitness

Fitness: Love Yourself, by Sandra O’Brien

As a personal trainer, I have had hundreds of conversations with people about their bodies. Particularly how they are unhappy, frustrated, and sometimes even disgusted with their bodies. The ability to love oneself seems to be a lost art. Most are so very quick to judge how they look and their ability or inability to stay focused on goals. Your body and energy levels are a result of what you have eaten, the workouts you have done and your mindset about your worth over the past several months, and maybeRead More
The season of overindulgence has passed. You survived or you wouldn’t be reading this. How much damage was done is open to perception. Did you go for seconds at the family events? Did you fill up on potatoes, gravy, pies and bread? Or were you tipping the elbow? If you enjoyed both food and drink with wild abandonment, you are not alone! No need to feel guilty or be hard on yourself when you need to squeeze your butt and thighs into your pants. You had an awesome time, IRead More
Committing to a daily workout, minimum of four days a week, is key. What is the one sure way to ensure you do that? You must reprogram your mind. You must stop seeing yourself as someone who is on a diet, “trying “ to lose weight, fat, or pounds. Let’s say you are a non-smoker, on your way to the store to buy a magazine. You do not think before going to the store, “I hope I can avoid the temptation to buy cigarettes.” No, you see yourself as aRead More
I recently travelled to Maui for Awesomeness Fest, a conference where speakers like Lisa Nichols, Vishen Lakhiani and the like gathered to share their insights and stories to create a tribe that thrives in awesomeness! It was a life changing event. As I flew into Dallas airport to catch a connecting flight, the sun was shining brightly over the clouds. The sky so closely resembled balls of cotton, then morphed into what looked like a snow-covered landscape with mountains in the distance. As bright and spectacular as the view was,Read More
Now that the cooler weather is upon us, it can be more challenging to stay motivated to keep your body moving, and work out instead of watching TV. While flopping on the sofa under a warm blanket seems like a good idea at the time, it does not serve your highest good in the big picture. Maybe the only physical activity you usually get in the cooler months is a little thumb action while channel surfing. Cooler weather brings more clothing, and an opportunity to hide under layers of cloth.Read More
Have you toyed with the idea of improving your body for a while now? Whether your chief aim is to lose fat, improve your tennis swing, have more stamina in hockey or just feel better when your feet hit the floor in the morning, something has hit the fan to make you sense this time is different. This time, you will stick to your guns and make it happen. You must believe in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself to make the needed changes in your daily habits, youRead More