Weight loss is something that many have a hard time doing. The concept seems simple enough: exercise + proper nutrition = weight loss right? Well, it is that simple in a nutshell, but a lot of people get lost on the proper execution of it. There are a number of reasons for why this happens. Here …View full post
The snowball effect starts with something small that continues to build upon itself. We’re familiar with the common analogy of a snowball rolling down a hill picking up more snow, mass, and momentum as it rolls along. We see this in everyday life as well. For example, if we smile at others, others smile back …View full post
I love to run – especially outdoors! But as much as I love it, it is really hard for me to be motivated to hit the pavement during the cold weather months. Realistically, I know that I will warm up before I complete that first half mile. But, anticipating that initial chill in the air, …View full post
Millions of people around the world have made their annual New Year’s resolutions with good intentions. Then on January 1 (ok, maybe Jan 2), the gyms are packed with men and women motivated to achieve their fitness goals. However, maintaining this motivation can be difficult. Now that it’s mid-January, many are beginning to struggle and …View full post
There are many articles and discussions about high impact workouts and strength training. However, a low impact fitness routine is a very good option for anyone who has not exercised in a while. Low impact fitness workouts are good for individuals who are recovering from an injury and can be less strenuous on your joints.View full post
Health and fitness is actually simpler than most would expect. It is all about having the right nutrition and workout plan. The hard part seems to be following the set plan. Of course, it will involve changes in your routine because not changing will give you the same result. You know the saying: if you want …View full post
I live a pretty active lifestyle. I love to run, I go to the gym, I bike, yoga, take bootcamp and body pump classes, golf, play racquet ball. I like to try anything that keeps me moving. But it was not always that way with me. Growing up, I did what was minimally required …View full post
MAKE 2017 THE YEAR YOU SEE YOUR BEST RESULTS!
Self-sabotaging behaviors prevent you from conditioning yourself for success. And changing those long, established behavior patterns like self-sabotage is as difficult as recognizing and understanding them.
How, then, can you eliminate sabotaging beliefs and emotions? First, understand and accept yourself before attempting to understand and accept others. You have to take a journey within for personal evaluation. This means looking inside yourself and listening to your inner dialogue or self-talk. Remain open minded to what you see and hear when understanding your beliefs. This is essential when making constructive changes in your behaviors. Deciding how far and deep you want to go before introspection is your decision. However, you can take your life to a new level when you discover empowering insights to eliminate damaging self-talk and undermining behaviors.
Trying to realize our ambitions, even if we don’t always meet them, is preferable to not having the courage or motivation to take the risk. So not making any resolutions because we fear that we’ll break them is having a defeatist attitude! As we allow procrastination to become an insidious habit, it stops us from leading more fulfilling lives. Do not let this happen to you.
Life is full of ups and downs and sometimes has a few sideways thrown in too. When things go wrong or don’t go as planned, or when something happens to throw us off balance and doubt ourselves it can be tough to deal with. After all, we all want things to go well and to end up as winners. But life will always throw challenges at us, and we can’t control everything. Nor should we try. It’s not what happens to you but what you do with what happens to you that makes the difference. Here are three easy ways that you can always come out on top.
Struggling to stick with your diet program? You aren’t alone. Millions of people worldwide start up and fall off diet programs every day. Why is it so hard to stick with something? Why they can’t carry out a plan once and for all?
When I set out on my health and fitness journey more than 15 years ago, my goal was simply to get in the best shape as possible. At that time, it meant losing weight and developing nice lean muscles. Over the years my goal has evolved to living an overall healthy and fit lifestyle which includes eating healthy most of the time and staying as active as possible. What I did not realize was that by living a healthy and fit lifestyle, I would also experience anti-aging benefits as an added bonus!! So, if you are the type of person who would rather enjoy a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits instead of giving your muscles a little more stretch, you better think twice. That lifestyle speeds up aging. How? Well, inactivity accelerates aging in two ways: it decreases our muscle strength and gives us extra pounds.