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Yoga, Diet & Fashion: 3 Key Elements to My Motivation

Guest blogger: photosbycris

It is clear to us all that exercise is an important and fundamental part of our busy everyday lives.

More and more, we are bombarded with diets and how to get in shape without exercise. Yes, it is right, I am a living proof that it is possible to lose weight without exercise, however, is it beneficial? The short answer is no. Recently lost 15 kilos, yes I lost weight rapidly due to personal matters in my life. At first, I thought great, now all I have to do is keep it off. So, I cut sugar from my diet, it was the best thing I could’ve done. I started eating a clean healthy diet, it was also another amazing step in the direction of keeping my weight low.

After a while tho, I noticed that my muscles were had begun to diminish. I was slim but not toned. I was the weight I wanted to be, but I was unfit. I decided to slowly implement exercise into my daily routine. I started with Yoga! Why Yoga? Because it was a gentle process to begin body moving again in a conscious way without an overdose of cardio that I knew I would not respond well to.

I knew I needed to look after my body as well as my mind, and yoga was the perfect fit to get me back on track of a daily exercise routine. I managed to practice from the comfort of my home because of my busy schedule. I also took advantage to practice on the beach, while breathing fresh air and enjoying outdoors.

It’s worth noting that I had a strong practice of yoga in the past for many years, this helps me now as I try to follow classes to make sure I do it safely. If you are unfamiliar with yoga it’s a good idea to begin in a class environment where you can benefit from the guidance, support, and adjustments of your yoga instructor. Yoga was not only a great exercise to get me moving again, but it was also playing an important role in shaping my lifestyle to a healthier and a happier one.

To keep myself motivated and encouraged, I decided to exercise every day and I noticed that wearing the right clothes was a form of motivation. When you feel good on the inside you start to care more about how you look on the outside. It felt good to invest in activewear that was easy to move in but also lifted my spirits.

Have you ever noticed that what we wear is usually a mirror of how we feel? I realised that wearing a super cool, beautiful activewear outfits encouraged me to exercise. Soon, it became my favourite clothes to wear, not only for fitness but also as a casual look. Believe me, it makes a huge difference to how I feel.

I look at it as an investment in myself! An investment in my wellbeing and it motivates me to get out there and wear it!

 

When you buy something you love with a purpose the purpose becomes action. It will keep you moving, you invested in yourself, you invested in your health so it is more likely that you will wear it for a reason.

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YogaDownload has announced a new yoga program designed to help shift things down a gear, because in this day and age of fast-paced EVERYTHING, it’s never too late to take a step back!

While a juicy Vinyasa flow class is wonderful for many reasons, a “Yang” or active practice can actually exacerbate feelings of impatience, anxiety, and anger.

Enter YogaDownload’s 9-class Yin Yoga series. Characterized by getting into a posture, becoming as still as you can, and holding it, often up to five minutes, Yin yoga is the complete counterpart to Yang yoga, and a surefire way to get grounded with focus.

YogaDownload’s package of 9 powerful and healing Yin Yoga classes is accessible and beneficial for all levels, including total beginners. Yin Yoga offers the chance to be still, be present, and work within, to deeply create more space in both the mind and body. Yin Yoga postures are more passive postures, mainly on the floor, and relaxed into for several minutes at a time. It is not uncommon to see postures held for three to five minutes, and because of this, Yin offers deep access to the body.

So why not access this amazing series of classes taught by some of my favorite instructors, including Elise Fabricant, Erin Wimert and Caitlin Rose Kenney?

 

Yin Yoga Class Series

 

At this point in my life I I really wanted to find healthy products to keep me feeling great and gave me energy.

My search for the right supplements began and I found that the majority of protein shakes and energy bars were not always the best option, because some are packed with protein but are also packed with sugar and carbs. We all know that to look our best on the outside we must take care of how we feel inside.

I recently discovered Keto Diet supplements; A Doctor-Approved Clean Nutrition that has a selection of items that are low in carbs. All products are made in the USA. They are gluten free, soy free, lactose and dairy free. NON-GMO and it is paleo friendly.

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It is a diet that lowers carbohydrates and blood glucose, the stored fat is broken down by the Enzyme Lipase, the fats are metabolised in the liver to ketones which will increase your energy levels and it is fuel for brain and muscle. Learn More about these amazing products.

My journey toward a healthy and well balanced lifestyle has just begun and I want to encourage you to leave your comments below and let me know what is your favourite exercise and how do you keep yourself motivated when it comes to health, exercise and wellbeing.

Wishing you all an amazing day xoxo

Cris

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Danielle Paphitis

Animal Lover • Meditation Addict • Warrior For Self Empowerment • Energy Healer • Personal Development Trainer & Web Designer

45 Comments

  • Len Parent

    Looking Beautiful. Such an amazing blog post.Thanks for sharing!!!
    Happy Tuesday!
    Much love, Len
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    XO

  • Gabrielle

    I totally agree what a powerful impact lovely new activewear can have on our motivation – especially when it comes to switching up a workout regime!

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  • mercy

    I also lost weight without exercising just controlling food portions. But I agree, a toned body looks a lot better, thanks for the inspo.

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  • Danielle Paphitis

    Thanks so much for sharing this Cris. I’ve had a similar experience with losing weight after changing my eating habits. The weight loss helped with my energy levels and motivation to get back into yoga and resistance training to improve my posture and body composition. And YES!! it’s awesome to slide into yoga outfit you love when you’re headed to a class 😉

  • Danielle Paphitis

    Hey Mercy, thanks for reading. I’m all inspired too now 🙂

  • Danielle Paphitis

    Absolutely Gabrielle! New body, new movement, new season!! I’ll take any excuse to add a new pair of leggings to my collection 😉

  • Danielle Paphitis

    Hey Len, thanks for reading lovely 🙂 Have a beautiful week!

  • Karo

    Great and useful post xx

  • Vanessa

    Yoga is the best! I can’t think of a better way to get zen! Thanks for sharing, Cris!
    XOXO,
    Vanessa
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  • Cata

    Thank for sharing this post sweety!

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  • Lorna

    Thank you for sharing this! That’s amazing!
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  • Nina

    I would love to try the yoga!!
    Really nice post dear! Have a great day! xx

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  • Perla Aguilar

    I have always wanted to try doing Yoga. I am considering joining the classes at my gym once my baby is born and the doctor clears me. I’ve heard a great deal about the keto diet and I might just hop on that bandwagon lol Have a lovely day!

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  • Danielle Paphitis

    Hey Perla, absolutely give it a try. Honestly, yoga changed my life 🙂

  • amely rose

    Thank you for sharing your motivation secrets with us.
    Right now I do struggle quiet often but sport is so important for your body and soul!
    And a huge thing in fahsion.

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  • Danielle Paphitis

    It’s our pleasure Amely Rose. You’re so right, it’s more than just how we look it about how we feel 🙂

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    Thanks for the marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it.
    I will be sure to bookmark your blog.
    have a nice weekend!

  • white and Vintage

    You look great in this outfit! Thanks for theses interesting inspirations!

  • karo

    great motivation post xx

  • zia Consu

    Avevo iniziato Yoga prima della gravidanza per poi abbandonare per mancanza di tempo..non vedo l’ora di poter riprendere..

  • jane

    I never tried yoga but sounds great.
    Love this dear,

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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    These products look so interesting and beautiful. Also your tips are great!

  • Sugar Lane

    Nice! I love yoga, and yoga outfits!
    have a great weekend,
    S

  • sandicious

    very great post!
    Sandicious

  • Karo

    great post with portion of motivation

  • Cata

    I did Pilates and It was so relax for my mind and my body of course.

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  • Priya

    I have learnt yoga, which i do occasionally, I prefer running over everything
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  • Danielle Paphitis

    We all have that one thing we love 🙂 Keep it up Priya 🙂

  • Danielle Paphitis

    Pilates is also fantastic for core strength. I love going to a pilates class now and again too!

  • Danielle Paphitis

    Thanks Karo, love Cris’s posts, she’s an absolute gem 🙂

  • Danielle Paphitis

    Thanks Sara! Thanks for reading, love them too! Enjoy your practice this weekend

  • Danielle Paphitis

    Thanks for reading Jane 🙂 Have lovely weekend!

  • Danielle Paphitis

    Thanks Karo, that’s so sweet 🙂

  • Danielle Paphitis

    Thanks lovley, Onzie yoga pants are so comfy 😉

  • Danielle Paphitis

    Thanks Nina, I’m sure you will when you’re ready 🙂

  • Danielle Paphitis

    That’s really sweet Lorna thankyou 🙂

  • Danielle Paphitis

    My pleasure Cata, I loved reading Cris’s Yoga journey too 🙂

  • Danielle Paphitis

    Thanks Vanessa, Cris did a wonderful job sharing her yoga journey. Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Danielle Paphitis

    Much love Caro, thank you 🙂

  • Beckerman Girls

    Fannntastic workout clothes!!! love your blog!
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  • karo

    Thank you for visit my blog 🙂 Have a lovely weekend

  • Evi Erlinda

    great post…
    greeting- evi erlinda

  • monika gawron

    I am currently on a diet and -3kg, so not bad: D

  • Beckerman Girls

    WOWOWOWO!!!! AMAZZZZING!!! So inspiring!
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    xoBeckerman Girls

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  • Sarah

    Hello,

    Oh, perfect !

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