Survive The Holidays

Survive the Holiday Rush!
 
The holidays are upon us! The stress, plans, travel, parties and snacks can take a toll on your body and derail goals. These few tips can help you stay focused and not slide backwards.

1. Keep hydrated. It is easy with cooler weather to forget to drink enough water. Make sure you are getting your proper amount. 
2. Alternate water with festive beverages. If you do drink alcohol at holiday events, alternate with water.. Drink a large glass before going and make that your first drink upon arrival.
3. Keep your hands busy. We often snack or drink from needing something to do with our hands. Keep etiquette with your drink (water) in left hand and keep right hand free to shake hands.
4. Move away from the food table. If you are hovering near the snacks you are more inclined to keep eating. Make a small plate and move to a different area.
5. Load up on veggies. Many times we just snack from habit or boredom or even stress. Pick veggies first. This will also help you eat less carbs at dinner.
6. Split the dessert or just go with a bite. You may only get the chance for the famous pie, cake or dessert once a year. You don't need the whole piece or probably even want it. It is likely just the taste or even memory. Take just one bite with a friend or a very small serving.
7. Keep moving. Make sure to stay active. Take a walk, still hit the gym and get your heart rate up. It will help work off any extras and relieve some stress the holidays may bring.
8. Bring your own. You may think others will look at you funny if you bring a healthy dish or meal for you but be proud of focusing on your health. You will likely inspire someone else to get more active in their wellness.
9. Play! Get the kids out for a pick up game. Throw the football around yourself instead of just watching. Take a hike, build a snowman, have a snowball fight. Dance! Do something fun that has movement.
10. Don't be afraid to say no. It is OK to pass on a party invitation, dessert, a second glass of wine or anything else that does nor fit your goals.

We can help you stay focused on on target through accountability and our efficient workouts. Get a jump on the New Year now. Don't make a resolution. Start a lifestyle change.

Email, text, direct message or call us to have  a detailed talk on your goals.

Focused and Dedicated in Your Health and Fitness,

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Give it Time

Give it Time

 

We are a fast paced society. We have become conditioned to getting quick feedback. When an event occurs it is instantly Tweeted, Shared, Snap Chatted and Posted on all over. We can post a photo and freinds all over the world can Like it and comment. We do not have to wait long for feedback. Post something controversial.....watch the social media buttons light up!!

 

We get instant notifcations on email, texts, calls and even now if someone is at your door even when you are not home. We can even, "Go Live" and get real time interaction and our ego boosted. The days of waiting on a call, letter or report are almost gone. We want and demand everything in an instant.

Despite all the advances in medicine it still takes 9 months to grow a human inside a woman. We cna not add people to the task to increase results or upgrade software. We just have to wait. Not everything can be instant and rushed. True education and growth takes time also. We take years to develop mentally and physically. Most dedicate years to their education. SO why do we rush results for health and fitness?

If weight loss is your goal...did you gain it over night? No way. Then why do you think losing it will take just a few days? True habit change takes time. Finding the right formula requires experimentation and watching for results. We are so set on quick fixes we skip gaining true change and understanding. Proven processes can work if you give it time to take hold and make a change. we too often abandon a program or idea before it had a chance.

We are confident we can help people feel better, perform better and increase their confidence in how they look to themselves. These changes in the mind and body take time. Give us and yourself the chance to mae true change. Afterall, Rome was not built in a day!

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Have an Empty Cup

Room for More Knowledge.....

 

5 years ago we took a chance on an opportunity presented to us by some friends. Advocare has been and continues to be a fun adventure providing us better health and improved finances. We have yet to hit our goals but any shortage of reaching them is due to our efforts. It is only the fault of our own not the system. That is a big lesson we have learned running our own business. The education provided to us has helped us grow immensely.

A few months ago some other friends approached us on another group of products. Advocare provides us a great opportunity and complement to our business and fills in gaps of our nutrition but there are still a few items it does not cover. So again, we took a long hard look at an opportunity. What did we have to lose? Why not see how it could help us and others? After all, our business is base don doing all we can to help others improve their health.

I have never smoked anything in my life. This includes cigars, cigarettes and especially any drug. I was exposed to pot as a youth. I had zero tolerance or desire to be around it. Many are shocked when I started using CBD oil and Hemp based products. Why the shift? Because my cup of knowledge remains empty for new information. I consciously focus on leaving room for more understanding and experience.

There is a huge difference between Non THC Hemp based products and medical marijuana with THC and the psychedelic side effects. Many use the loop hole of medical benefits to get high. However, there is an even larger population who desire the benefits of Hemp and CBD without any side effects and mind alteration.

This is why I use it and endorse it. My shoulder injury is a huge hindrance to me. Few products give me any relief. The CBD Rapid Release Pain Cream did. I naturally shared it with clients, family and friends. The quick relief they got was convincing as well! I tried other products and allowed others to see how it helped. The relief and happiness they received was amazing. That is what I want to do for others!! I want to see people be happy and get relief from issues like stress, anxiety, pain and discomfort. Who wouldn’t want that?

Yes, there is a lot of controversy from a lack of understanding or knowledge but that challenge is a huge part of the fun and why I joined also. Those who hold strong against the facts simply have a full cup!

So, is your cup overflowing with past experiences and influences? Or are you ready to pour in new knowledge, possibilities and opportunities?

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Lessons From My Nephew

Lessons From My Nephew

My nephew is unique like all kids. However, he has something extra special about him. He is also an Autistic Child. Most kids say what they think with little thought of how others may react. He is even more so that way. He never means harm by it. He just calls it as he sees it.

He has asked me when it has been a while since visiting, “Where have you been?” Honest question right? It had been too long and life and excuses had prevented me from visiting. I work hard to keep it short between visits. He also does not hesitate to say when he is done doing something, talking to someone or bored. His brutal honestly is actually refreshing. There is no mystery to how he feels or where you stand.

The biggest lesson I get from him is his indifference to what people think. He quickly states how awesome he is, which is true. He believes it, knows it and does not care how people take it. He also will break out in song, dance or movie quotes. If people do not think it is cool, he does not care. Their thoughts or judgements do not impact his happiness. How amazing would that be?

So often we hold ourselves back due to the fear of failure, fear of judgement, fear of ridicule and fear of standing out. How much could we achieve if we acted without fear? How happy could we be? As a martial arts instructor who works with kids a lot I know they can teach us valuable lessons. I definitely admire my nephew and try to be more like him.

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Why We Love to HIIT and Run!

Why We Love to HIIT and Run!

 

HIIT training has a lot of benefits and has been our preferred method of workouts for over 7 years. We have also seen the ebst results from interval training. I am actve in various sports and activities and high intensity workouts have me the best prepared I have ever been. Intense interval training is called HIIT, Interval, Tabata or other names. They all work on the same principle, short bursts of extreme intensity with rest as needed or for a brief moment.

 

Some of the benefits include the following:

  • Increased oxygen use by muscles
  • "Afterburn Effect" allowing muscles to continue to burn oxygen well after your workout
  • Burn more calories than steady state workouts
  • Boost metabolism
  • Build lean muscle

These all lead to great rewards. We also love HIIT training for the following reasons:

 

  • Quicker workouts saving time
  • Fun circuits with a variety of moves
  • Quick bursts prevent boredom of steady state activities that can occur
  • Combine cardio and strength trainign together

 

We have tried various methods, tools and techniques. Our HIIT classes continue to be the most popular. We enjoy long hikes and the harder we push in HIIT Training the better we do when hiking. Join us for a HIIT session. Contact us for feedback and assistance in your goals.

 

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