I’m excited today to announce my very first guest blog post from PITAIYO creator Alex Kelly-Maartens; for more on what PITAIYO is and just how fantastic it is for your mind and body, see the bottom of this post! Thanks Alex for providing today’s inspiration!
by Alex Kelly-Maartens, http://pitaiyo.blogspot.com
Shop in a discount store and the word irregular sends you looking for a fault. Where’s the hole? The missing button? One sleeve must be longer than the other. When shopping in a sea of irregular clothing a tag upside down is a score. Our shopping subconscious pats us on the back to reassure us that the tag is the only irregularity. So why when it comes to fruits, vegetables or a chicken breast we look for the perfect one?
Which is the irregular apple? The big one with no flaws? The small apple, not too shiny and a little uneven color? Which is the freak chicken breast? The mammoth breast so big it must have come from a chicken the size of a doberman? The small chicken breast, or shall I say proper portion sized breast?
What human body type is irregular? Which one is perfect? Is the body that graces the cover of a magazine appearing flawless perfect or irregular? My friend and co-worker Trish Blackwell is on a quest to have people be happy with “the skin they are in.” It’s a pretty novel and tough thing to do but a few apps a book later she is busting her chops to change the negative self talk we all seem to speak.
Another friend, Jacqulyn, commented to me about five pounds she gains and loses. Jacqulyn said she enjoys taking off the weight, eating well and working out but she really enjoys the “fun five” she allows he self to put on.
To take advice from my two dear friends Trish and Jacqulyn – be happy with the skin you are in, even if your skin is carrying a couple extra pounds. Instead of beating yourself up about it, think about the fun you had putting it on. The key however is to have a stopping point. That my friends is another blog, another time.
Pitaiyo uniquely fuses movement fitness, psychology of sport and living self awareness. It is singularly dedicated to be an enduring force toward achieving a lifestyle of personal balance. Pitaiyo is spiritual and physical. It is the only class of its nature that promotes, daily, a healthy lifestyle. Pitaiyo continuously strives to motivate goal extension. Pitaiyo is intended to deliver whole-body conditioning. Pitaiyo Instructors lead students through an 11 step series, each of which can be performed at four levels of intensity and multiple planes of movement. Pitaiyo classes are choreographed and accompanied by a wide variety of music styles.
Pitaiyo is an acronym for: Put It Together All In Your Orbit. Orbit is defined as a particular environment. In Pitaiyo we refer to the orbit as someoneâ€™s mantra or lifestyle. We want people to know that Pitaiyo is more than an exercise regime. It is a way of life, a way to recognize that we all are in control of what we put in or take out of our orbit.