|Why do this???|
|When you could be doing THIS!!|
A little extra flub, is actually just that. Your body is super smart, and knows that it's good and safe, to tuck away some extra food for later, because it just may come in handy. But it's also not smart to stuff your pantry with food storage, that you never use. You are supposed to rotate it out, eat up those cans of food, and don't leave them for years on end. Just like your pantry, you need to do that with your body. You don't want to keep adding to your food storage, because at some point, you are going to be busting at the seams, literally, and that's not good either. There are a variety of different exercise machines designed to target our "problem" areas. But the fact is, you don't get to control where your body stores fat. It does that all on its own, because your body is designed to survive and adapt.
I'm a defender of visceral fat. In moderation. Roman gladiators were known to consume high carb, high plant based protein diets (yes they were vegetarians) so that that they could be ready for competition. These athletes weren't "shredded". Rather, they had a some extra flub, around their core, to protect their vital organs from blunt force and trauma.
Now there is nothing wrong with looking shredded. Humans have every right to create and accept beauty in a variety of forms. But I want to remind people, that health and beauty really DOES come in a VARIETY of forms. You don't have to be "shredded" in order to be beautiful or healthy.
Okay, so let's talk about Exercise Machines. Here's the thing, I believe your body is meant to be enjoyed. Exercise machines are quite limiting if you consider the fact that spending all that time and energy running statically, could be simply done outside, while enjoying the sunshine (and getting your daily dose of Vitamin D). You would receive more overall health benefits from taking a leisure stroll outside, than you would indoors on a treadmill. Perhaps it's raining, and you want to get your sweat on, plus you live in a dangerous neighborhood. Fair enough, I'm not saying a treadmill is useless. But I hope you get what I'm saying. If not, I'll go further.
Alright, so what about all that manpower you are putting into a machine? It seems completely inefficient to consume calories, with the intent of burning all those calories running, stair stepping, or biking statically. When you move, (even when you are on a machine) you get the endorphin rush. But when you do something like #Parkour, Martial Arts, or Aerial Dance you get to move AND connect with people/friends, plus learn valuable skills that improve your quality of life. I think that is a much better use of all those calories you worked so hard to purchase and consume. Why not put your hard earned calories into something fun and enjoyable, and invest in a discipline, rather than a machine that will NOT hold you accountable, nor be your friend.
|Discipline and Trust are a few things you gain when you step away from the machine, and choose to BECOME the machine, while joining others on their journey. #Aerialsilks|
|Team #NeoFlow cheering on their fellow #Traceur comrades during a demo|
This summer I turned 34 years old. In the passing years I have felt a renewed reverence for my body, and ultimately this sacred vessel that carries me through life. My hope is that Free Flow Academy is a place where people can feel a great sense of appreciation for their amazing body. It's important to me that boys and girls, men and women, see and experience great joy, health, and abundance through movement, mindfulness, and connection with others.
|Miss Elle coaches #Kungfu on Monday's @ 4:30pm at Free Flow Academy|
|Miss Elle at Mono Lake. Check out this link to read about her Mono Lake adventure. #quicksand|
|Miss Elle with two of her boys #paddleboarding #folsomlake|