Crazy Easy Tips On Staying Healthy Inside And Out

Health is more than what meets the eye. Literally.

Taking care of your body is more than just for vanity. It is far from the superficial image of health we are led to believe by Instagram, and the media. More than being skinny, or having abs. Health should be viewed in terms of overall wellness. The body seen in it’s totality. It is a constant process that starts from inside of you. Affecting how you feel, your mental state, and how you are able to effectively fulfill your day to day tasks.

This multi faceted view of health requires us to pay attention to several everyday elements. Starting with the food that we eat, and even our everyday care routines. All of this put together are what make up a healthy, happy body.

So in line with this. I’ve put together this blog post to talk about some of the easy simple things we can do to stay health both inside and out. Here are 5 tips you can do right now!

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1. Drink More Water
I cannot stress this point enough. Water plays such a vital role in keeping your body in tip top shape. From the transport of nutrients to all your organs, to repairing damaged tissue, water serves as the key element to get all these tasks done. So one of the easiest ways to live better is to simply stay hydrated. If you need a physical reminder, bring a tumbler with you to work. Make sure to keep filling it up throughout the day, and drink at lest 2 liters of water. Help your body stay healthy from the inside and drink up!

2. Get Into Fitness!
Aside from the obvious benefits of fitness, like improving your overall health, reducing the risk of disease, and improving your quality of life. Fitness also targets your emotional and mental state. Studies show that people who engage in regular physical activities are happier, and have a more positive outlook in life. Exercise releases endorphins — our happiness hormones. This means that you are definitely guaranteed to walk out of a workout happy, and energized.

3. Eat Healthy
The saying “You are what you eat” cannot be more true. What you put inside of your body is what will show on the outside. Your first step to improving your health is in the kitchen. Take a quick inventory of all the things you have in your pantry. Asses what you see. Is there enough fruits vegetables, and fresh produce? Do you have a stock of whole foods? What you see in your home is likely what you’ll end up eating. So ditch the junk. Get rid of your high sugar sodas. Fill your shelves with healthy options.

4. Take Care of Your Mental Health
Our mental state plays a huge part in our overall health. Quite honestly, we aren’t talking about this issue as much as we all should be. Anxiety and depression are real issues, and it affects more people than you think. Seek professional help if you need it, there is no shame. Go talk to someone. Speak up and ask for help, remember that you are never alone in this. Conversely, be open to lend a listening ear to those who need someone to hear them out. We’re all in this together, and if there’s a way for us to battle the stigma of mental health, our best tool is to talk about it and treat it for what it is — an illness that needs cure.

5. Make Time For Me Time
Lastly, take time to pamper yourself. Take yourself on a date. Go to the spa. Go watch a movie. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner. Do the little things that make you feel good about yourself! It doesn’t have to be big, it can be as simple as keeping a daily skin routine. Take a few minutes before you go to bed and slather your skin with a good moisturizing lotion. It is important to nourish your skin because it plays an important role in protecting your body from the harmful elements in the environment. So by taking care of your skin, you keep yourself healthy on the inside and out. The trick is to find a good lotion that works well for you. My choice has always been the tried and tested — Jergens.

The one I use is the Jergens Ultra Healing lotion. It works wonders for skin recovery, especially with the kind of workout that I do. My skin always gets bruised, scraped, and sometimes even burnt from all the hoop and silks tricks that I do. I use the Ultra Healing lotion because it absorbs fast, and doesn't feel sticky after use. Just the perfect “Me Time” my skin needs to make me feel instantly relaxed, and nourished.

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So there you have it! 5 crazy easy tips on staying healthy inside and out. It doesn’t take much to start living a healthier lifestyle. These simple things can make a huge difference in your overall health. It’s time you took good care of your body, and treat it kindly. After all, it’s the only one you’ve got. :)


Reflections On The New Season And The #MightyFit Community

After Stellar is like a brand new season. I take on new classes (this month I am teaching Hoop, a first in so long), and teach on a new schedule just to keep things interesting. I've lost my weekends, and I'm still getting into the groove of this new string of classes. 

But the best part about this new teaching schedule, is that I get to start Mondays looking back at the week that was. As an aerial and fitness teacher, I always feel like there’s always so much to be done. So many lesson plans stuffed in my head, especially that I now have pole, hoop, and silk on my plate every week. I sometimes feel that I am left with so little time, and sometimes even the  muscle strength to finish.

But my favorite thing to do lately, is to go back and look at class photos. 💕 I never thought they would help me in this way. Usually, I think of photos at the end of class as a way to make sure that the people I meet have something to take home with them. Visual proof of the day they were scared but decided to do it anyway. Of how they thought they couldn’t, but realized after trying that they could. A memory of how brave they were because they chose to.

But now, they’re not just for my students, but for me as well.

They are reminders that no matter how exhausted I am at the end of the day, no matter how much mental, and emotional prep I must do. It is always worth it, because this is where I am meant to be. This is what I am meant to do. All I want is to run the best class that I can, every time I am on that floor. You have all of me. So take what you need, and make it your own. 🌟🌟🌟

I’m ready for another week now. Let’s make it unforgettable 🌈

 All photos collected over last weeks series of classes at Polecats Manila, Beyond Yoga Alabang, and Kerry Sports. 

All photos collected over last weeks series of classes at Polecats Manila, Beyond Yoga Alabang, and Kerry Sports. 

PS. This is long overdue, but I finally made a page to share all your stories. Now this is where YOU come in. Do follow, and tag @mightyfitph in our classes together. Doesn’t matter what studio, what city, what country. We are all one #MightyFit community 🌎🌎🌎

So excited to grow this space with all of you!

xx

MightyFit

Answering The Question : How Do I Train After Being On Break For So Long?

Let’s get real.

I never have a big comeback story. It’s because I never really have been in a situation where I had to leave training. You can say that in many ways, it is the one thing I am afraid of. So to approach the question of: “How do I get back to training?” let’s talk about FEAR. What if I come back without a deadlift? What if I can’t do a hundred circus climbs anymore? What if I’m scared of high silks drops again? It makes me think, why am I so scared of it? After much thought, and in an effort to find an answer, I realise 2 things:

 Photo by Wilson Wu

Photo by Wilson Wu

1. That there is a danger in chasing strength for the sake of strength alone. More than the skill, learn to love the whole experience. What does your body feel in the moment of movement? Towards what end do you train for? Once you lose sight of this, ego takes over. This does not nurture your practice in any way. So move listening to where your body wants to go. May it be to the intensity of a storm, or to the subtlety of a daydream. Do it. Both are of equal value.

2. You are not defined by the things you can and cannot do. It’s a trap, that even the most elite athletes fall into. Be aware that even if you are your own competition, you still have to treat yourself with kindness. Even though you feel like you’re losing something during your time away, the truth is that you are not. Focus on the now. Make something meaningful out of it. If you take a break to pursue another dream, make sure to give all you got to make that dream reality. If it is to raise a family, make sure you become the best mother or wife you could be. Easier said than done, but it’s true. You have so much more worth than the tricks you can do.

Am I still scared? I will not lie. Yes I am terrified. But I will make a conscious decision not to be. If I did it once, I can do it again. And in the event that I cannot, everything will be okay. Because we all end up as the universe intends it to be, and there’s nothing left to do but to trust it. 🌈💕😌💪🏾

If you made it this far, thanks for reading my novela! Haha! Comment below so I know who you are. I dedicate today’s training to you! If you have a similar story, do share. I want to know how you do it. 

xx

MightyFit

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PS. Photo story : This was taken during my residency at Movem in Shanghai, China. I did not have aerial for a month, and it was the first time I've been on a trip away from Polecats Manila, and my family by myself, for this long. In many ways I consider this trip as a gateway. This led to the many adventures that happened shortly after :)