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March 31, 2017

11 Tips for sticking with a workout regimen

Donna from Facebook asked about tips for sticking to a workout regimen. Here are 11 great tips to follow:

  1. Reconnect to your why – This helps you get started and stick with it.
  1. Do it first – You are much more likely to do your workout when you do it first rather than putting it off until later in the day.
  1. Set an appointment – Treat your workout like an important appointment that you would not miss.
  1. Have an objective – Perhaps it’s a race, competition, or wearing a certain dress that you’re working toward. It’s a good way to recognize progress and maintain motivation.
  1. Set micro goals – Set smaller goals along the way to your main goal to give you wins and encourage you to push harder.
  1. Make it something you trip over – Make it a constant reminder so you have all you need to do your workout.
  1. Convenience – Make it easy for yourself and you’ll be much more likely to comply with your program.
  1. Hire a good trainer – You’ll have accountability and you may even have a better workout.
  1. Have an accountability partner – Find someone who will keep you accountable so you stick with your workouts.
  1. Have some planned periodization – Doing the same workout over and over can lead to plateaus. Rotate to different modalities to keep things fresh.
  1. Make it fun – If your workout isn’t fun or you’re not excited about what you’re working toward, consider another style of workout.

Follow these simple tips to stay on track with your workout regimen!

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March 29, 2017

Nourishing fats with Sally Fallon Morell

Sally Fallon Morell is an accomplished writer, nutrition and holistic health expert, and the author of the new book, Nourishing Fats. In the book, Sally details why we need animal fats in our diet and the critical role that they play in our health.

Sally described the difference between various types of fat, noting that saturated fats tend to be solid at room temperature, while unsaturated fats tend to be liquid. She explains that saturated fats are not bad, contrary to popular belief.

Trans fats and liquid polyunsaturated fats, however, should be avoided. Trans fats are dangerous because they are man-made and the body has a hard time getting rid of them. They also inhibit reactions in the body such as with enzymes and other hormone reactions.

There are critical vitamins and nutrients in animal fats that our bodies need to function properly. Some these include Vitamins A, D, K, and E. For example, Vitamin K protects from heart disease and puts calcium in our bones.

Sally recommends several foods as great sources of these healthy, natural fats. These include egg yolks, lard, bacon fat, fish, shellfish, organ meat, bone marrow, and cod liver oil.

She also explains that the cholesterol we eat has no bearing on whether we get disease. There is no need to fear foods with high cholesterol. The body can make cholesterol, but is spared from doing so when we consume cholesterol in our food. Babies and children also need cholesterol for the development of their bodies, yet they cannot produce it, so they in fact should not be on low cholesterol diets.

To connect with Sally or purchase Nourishing Fats, visit www.nourishingtraditions.com.

 

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March 27, 2017

4 Minute fit with Siphiwe Baleka

Siphiwe Baleka is a former college athlete, truck driver, fitness enthusiast, and the author of a new book called 4-Minute Fit.

Siphiwe became a truck driver after leaving Yale. As a truck driver, he gained 15 pounds during his first two months in the profession. He realized that he needed to take responsibility for his health and wellness on the road.

However, making a change in his health and fitness was not without challenges. There are many limitations associated with the truck driving profession, including no access to a kitchen or gym and inadequate food storage. In response to this, Siphiwe created the approached described in the book.

Siphiwe described seven key strategies for health when dealing with a sedentary lifestyle such as truck driving: Get 15 minutes of exercise every dayEach workout must include at least four minutes of vigorous activity.

  1. Work multiple muscle groups at the same time
  2. Always eat after a workout
  3. Eat breakfast or a meal when you begin your day, and then eat every three hours
  4. Keep healthy snacks within reach
  5. Log your nutrition and fitness

He also discusses five foods to avoid when trying to lose weight:

  1. Drinks with carbohydrates
  2. French fries
  3. Rice
  4. Pasta
  5. Bread

Siphiwe also talks about how nutrition is relative. When it comes to nutrition, what you eat should be based on your physiological reality at the moment. In this program, you have flexibility. You simply need to make decisions about what to eat, while keeping in mind the carb content of each food.

To purchase the book 4-Minute Fit, visit www.4minutefitbook.com/40.

 

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March 24, 2017

5 Ways to build and maintain motivation

Motivation is a key factor in sticking with your health and fitness program. Here are five ways to help you stay motivated:

  1. Gamification – This keeps you motivated because there’s a score involved. It’s a process of having a score that’s going to drive you forward. Find ways to measure your performance against yourself to gamify the process. Be sure to keep it within your limits and don’t lose focus on what you’re trying to accomplish.
  2. Social pressure – While negative social pressure can be bad, good social pressure can help to encourage you. Consider joining Facebook groups for support or find an accountability partner.
  3. Sunk cost – If you’ve made an investment, or sunk cost, you are more likely to follow through because you want to get your money’s worth. Making a financial investment will often lead to greater results because the participants have an added reason to stay motivated.
  4. Fear – We know that fear is a strong motivator. There are actually ways to set up fear scenarios, such as committing to giving money to a cause you dislike when you don’t follow through. The potential outcome in this fear scenario should matter to you and it should be emotional to provide the greatest impact.
  5. Commitment – When you make a commitment, your motivation becomes a little bit easier. A compelling vision and why will help you stick with your plan because you want to reach your ultimate goal.

Incorporate these five suggestions and watch your motivation level soar!

 

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March 22, 2017

Finding your big miracles with Joanna Garzilli

Joanna Garzilli is an authority in the field of intuition, conscious business growth, and spiritual leadership. She is also the author of a fascinating new book called Big Miracles, a sort of manual that explains how to reengage with yourself, who you are, and who you could be.

Joanna explains that health and fitness is not just physical. It’s also a matter of the mind and spirit. There is a balance between doing the work and having the mindset to allow you to reach your goals.

In the book, Joanna explains 11 key rules:

  1. Align with the spirit – Do you feel good or do you feel bad? Be honest with yourself to know if you are aligned.
  2. Be a spiritual vehicle – Achieve a new level of awareness and experience ongoing spiritual awakenings.
  3. Commit to your breakthrough – Without commitment, nothing happens. Focus on the end result and surrender.
  4. Forgive mistakes – Don’t beat yourself up over mistakes. Perhaps mistakes are miracles waiting to happen.
  5. Living without ego – A little bit of ego lets us see our strengths and speak up for ourselves, but too much can be an issue.
  6. Believe in your ability – Close the gap between “if” and “when.” Use exercise as a way to clear your doubts.
  7. Accept responsibility – “You can’t change what happened in the past, but you can clean up how you feel about it.”
  8. Aim high – This allows us to realize we can do more than we think.
  9. Take the right action – Action is necessary to get results.
  10. Be of service – Be of service to your body and your body will take care of you.
  11. Break through to your big miracle – Figure out what will keep you amplified to get that breakthrough and keep you moving forward.

To connect with Joanna, visit www.JoannaGarzilli.com.

 

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