You know that I love reading. Last week I organized a charity initiative, here in my home town – Sofia, Bulgaria. I asked all of my Bulgarian followers, to take some time, and bring their favorite book- the one that changed their life. The book, which words pack the meaning they were looking for. The book, which lines managed to provoke the questions, that they needed to ask, in order to find the answers they were searching for. All the books, which we collected, will be given for charity today. They will become part of the library of an orphanage home, for children.
I am really thankful to everybody who took from their time and emotions, to personally bring the book. I heard all kind of comments about my initiative. Some of them were really skeptical. Comments like “How many children read?”; Ït is a good idea but I do not know how you will make these children to read.” and so forth, were the common opinions.
We gathered a lot of books. I am really happy with the books ( the headlines) you brought. It is obvious that every one of you picked valuable books. Books, among the pages of which, a person could find out more about his own self; a person could receive the opportunity to visit worlds, which seem unreachable in reality, and then close the pages, feeling a little bit more hopeful and confident in his own self and his ability to be the one he longs to be and live the life he dreams of.
Here are the books I gave for charity (more…)
Thanks to everybody who prepares my recipes and then shares their results with me. Thanks to those who send me new ideas for healthy, delicious recipes. This week, Tsvetelina Yordanova- one of the wonderful women who follow my blog, shared this recipe for argula pesto.
First, the articles in InspiredFitstrong for the past week: 3 Mistakes Even Experienced Lifters Make! Do You Make Them? Life As a Sequence of Accidents Raw Tropical Mousse with Cashew,…
1.Accepting the fact that the aches on your body after a workout are something normal
If you get injured from working out, and it is more a norm, than an exception, this means that you are working out wrong.
This means that:
-your technique is not good;
-that the intensity is more than your abilities;
-you are lifting heavier loads than you can handle;
-you do not give your body enough rest;
-you structure your workouts wrong;
-you ignore your weaknesses, instead of finding a way to work on them and eliminate them
In the past, I used to think that is normal to have a bunch of injuries and aches on my body. I thought that having lower back pain; feeling stiff in the morning; having your knees hurt when you squat or when you climb the stairs is just the way life goes. I used to think that this is the price, you should pay in order to be physically active. It turned out that this is just the price of being ignorant. It turned out that you can be in the best shape of your life, without having pain all over your body! Actually, you can wake up and celebrate your health and the fact that you are feeling great!
2.Giving priority to “the records” in the gym, while compromising your technique
You have no idea, how often I hear somebody telling me, how when you are going for a max, i.e. chasing your PR, you can compromise with your technique.
Really? Just think how ridiculous this statement is. Do you really think that it is ok to compromise your technique, in order to lift “x” kilograms- an achievement which will satisfy the momentum needs of your ego, just to leave you with the huge risk to get injured and endure the consequences for the rest of your life. Do you really evaluate your health so cheaply? Do you really think that your health and your well-being, could be belittled to a PR in the gym, which won’t, in any way, improve the quality of your existence?
Saying that you’ve set a record in the gym, but you’ve herniated a disc on your back, is like saying “I made you some toast, but I burned the house.” The result is not worth the risk! Don’t you think?
There is just one achievement, which I acknowledge- a PR set with a perfect technique!
3.In the gym everything is about (more…)
Sometimes you sit in the room- alone. You are surrounded by the silence of your own presence and your thoughts fly away from your mind and ricochet in the walls,…
This week, my mania are bananas and avocado. Yesterday, I bought one banana, one ripe avocado and my favorite raw cashew. I got back home and I decided that it was time to create a new masterpiece in the kitchen. I gathered the ingredients I had in hand ( that is how the most delicious meals are created) and I got busy cooking.
It turned out to be a great tropical mousse. As usual it is really quick to prepare and tastes delicious.
Sometimes I wonder why people buy sweet stuff from the supermarket, when raw, healthy desserts are the most delicious thing in the world.
How was your week? Mine was wonderful! Hope that every day, you get to become a better version of yourself. There is nothing more satisfying than having the courage to challenge yourself and then realizing how much you are capable of.
Have a great weekend. Take care of yourself and find time for my favorite reads of the week.
There are two exercises, which I love- pistols and handstands. In the past, I used to just admire people, who could perform them and it seemed an impossible deed for…
Today is one of those days when my thoughts are running through my mind. I go out for a walk in the park… with the hope that nature and everything…
I adore cooking. This is one of my hobbies, which always nails my attention in the present moment and allows me to create something different and delicious. When I am in the kitchen, I have the opportunity to experiment and eagerly anticipate the result. My experiments this week, led to this delicious raw muffin, which has the taste of Snickers. It is really easy to cook. Try it and then share your cooking creations with me. You have no idea how much I love the pictures you send me! These are some of my happiest moments!
How was your week? Mine is busy but satisfying.
Lately, I’ve been working on a lot of things, and as it is with every new thing, they require a lot of dedication and the feeling is as if nothing is happening. Fortunately, it i snot the first time I am starting something new and different and I am aware that every beginning is hard, but the efforts are worth it.
This is the reason I read more books, than blog posts, because I do not have a lot of time to sit in front of the PC and I read mainly on the go.
I might not manage to answer everybody, personally, but I promise that you will receive the answers of your questions in one way or another.
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