A healthy diet is an important part of weight loss. Nutrition is about 70% of your overall goal. If you get it properly, you are well on your way to getting that body that you have always wanted. Eating more often with smaller portions is one of the best ways to improve your metabolism and …View full post
Chances are you know your weight. You may even know your BMI. But do you know your waist circumference, blood pressure, resting heart rate, or cholesterol levels? More importantly, do you know the healthy ranges and health risks you may face if you are beyond the recommended healthy ranges? If you are like most, the …View full post
For the last month I’ve been struggling with GI and digestion issues. I had not made any changes to my normal healthy diet, but suddenly after each meal I would suffer from bloating and extreme discomfort. This was often accompanied by alternating episodes of constipation and diarrhea. As a result, I struggled through my workouts …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
Getting an energy boost that can keep you going all day does not mean you need to sacrifice good nutrition. So, put down that a cup of coffee, can of cola or sugary candy bar and discover foods that can not only give you a boost, but are good for you as well. The goal …View full post
When people start their weight loss journey, they want to see results. Without results, it can be hard to stay motivated and keep trying to lose weight. Fortunately, there are many ways to monitor your weight and many techniques to try. Here are some tried and true ways to drop excess pounds.View full post
Over years I’ve heard many non-runners say that running is boring, exhausting, and sometimes painful. I don’t blame them, I use to feel that way as well. When I was younger, I could never understand why my father and brother enjoyed it so much. They would always go for runs or enter local races just …View full post
A major key to eating healthy during the week is to plan and prepare your meals in advance – especially with busy schedules and shifting priorities that happen through the course of any given week. Therefore, I decided to build on my previous post, 10 healthy food options to stock in your fridge and pantry, …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.