Wellness Coach Driving to Florida With His Mother

At midnight, my mother was waiting for me back at my place. That was after playing hockey, and my usual weekly regiment of work and exercise, including 5 spin classes and hot yoga. I was leaving those habits behind in Toronto for a week, and driving for 24 hours to the sunshine state.

The whole idea of leaving so late was to avoid traffic. The highway was empty but the weather was horrific. We passed through one blizzard after another, running on adrenaline. I checked my watch at 4:50 am.  Neither of us was tired. The conversation was good. My job was to drive. Her job was to feed the driver.

We brought a bunch of wraps and trail mix. And soy milk for our coffee. The wraps consisted of humus for a spread, tofu fried up in curry powder, with onions and greens.

Are you going to write your blob when we get down there, asked my mother? It’s a blog, Mom, not a blob.

I had this persistent dry hack with no access to what was aggravating it. I didn’t want it to get worse from missing a nights sleep, and I downed 8,000 milligrams of vitamin C. My mother had some too, but not as much. Regular doses of vitamin C supplements can cause heartburn, but a big shot when you need it will turn you right around. My cough was soon gone.

Get out of the car with your hands up, I said pulling up to a pump. I demanded my mother get out of the passenger seat and walk around the car, and do deep squats with me. She couldn’t go as deep, or do as many, but when the locals stopped to gawk she shouted at them, “WE’RE CRAZY!”.

Whether it’s climbing the stairs of your apartment or doing squats at gas stations, integrating exercise into daily life puts you ahead of the game.  Retirees have no excuse; now you can go for those brisk morning walks. and eat well. And cultivate a workout that caters specifically to your needs, as someone like me would help you with.

Do all that, and there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day,  and watch the sun go down.

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Use It Or Lose It

Your workout should be something you enjoy. Even look forward to. Accessing exercise through something you love is the easiest way to create the habit.

A daily romp between the sheets is a perfect adjunct to your workout, but shouldn’t be considered a replacement for it. Done alone if necessary or preferably with another, this is the surest way to keep your mojo going and lifting eyebrows in surprise with your youthful appearance. Every day. And that’s an order. Now get to it.

Now, wait a sec, I haven’t quite finished yet.

I’m trying to say this as delicately as possible. Regular sex is good for your heart, complexion, general well being and, as any romantic poet might say, the state of your soul, even if you’re only doing it with yourself. And you’ll be capable of reaching greater heights if you workout regularly.

When a sedentary lifestyle gets to the point you simply dread physical exertion, an attitude adjustment may be required. Great sex usually involves some serious exertion. Remember how much more alive you feel during and afterwards, and how much better you’re going to look once your heart is beating well and your health is on the right track. Integrating your workout into daily life has profound consequences.

For those of us with a negative body image, or without a sex life of any kind, don’t lose heart. If you want to feel more attractive to other people and to yourself. its never too late to make a change for the better. Getting in shape may take effort, but it will give far more energy overall.

The concept behind Panacea is to combine the hard work of a strenuous workout with the pampering of a spa. There is sweat and pain, and there is the reward for your efforts in the form of a pleasurable meal and lounging in the saltwater hot tub, all for less than the price of gym.

Now go ahead, do what you’ve gotta do.

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True Grit For Everyday Life

Finishing things. A sense of completion. The follow through. These qualities make the difference. It’s too easy to go half way. Beginning a project with great enthusiasm and zeal only to fade in the stretch, and dropping out once the luster of a new beginning has faded.

Whenever possible, finish. This is your competitive edge. And it’s your compete level you tap into when you go back to working out and changing your diet or scoring the winning goal, or even raising your stock in the marketplace. Your compete level is a powerful tool for anything in life. Nurture it.

So whether you’re an athlete, a business person, a student, a parent or just a normal joe who wants to lose a few pounds, be aware of developing this whole other level of passion – this extra gear you keep in reserve for when it counts the most.

Yoga comes from the opposite side, being in the moment no matter how uncomfortable the position. Sure, compete if you want to, but you have to learn to not-compete also. If all you ever do is complete, you become an obnoxious human being. And a miserable one. Not all goals can be measured and competed for; some require a steadier pace. It’s the balance of the active masculine qualities with the restive feminine receptive ones that makes the world turn.

Hot Yoga is back Tuesday, January 4, 7:30

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