Okay, well from Di's N=1 it would appear that mind does not influence body! I guess it's hard to measure that though. I agree with you Ci, that the positive energy fuelling a workout makes it super satisfying
Okay, have some good news! I took some pics of myself, to compare to the ones I took before I started exercising, and I'm definitely in better shape! While the measurement on my upper hips hasn't gone down, my lower hips definitely have tightened up (I can tell cos I'm wearing the same undies and they are bigger now!) My stomach has also tightened up a lot, as have my arms.
I still want to lose fat (what else is new ) but I'm happy to see that at least my efforts are leading to some kind of progress!
Friday, 19th July
1 hour pilates class. I went to this class two weeks ago, and found it tough. Idk if she just gave us an easier workout today, but I found it really simple. I actually think it's cos' I've started going to the classes with weights... They are such an amazing workout! The one I really like is tomorrow morning, but we're having a big party in our house tonight, so it's unlikely I'll be capable of lifting weights at 10am tomorrow...
Also did a few handstands today - against the wall. But getting closer to doing them alone!
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat