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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Who Is Your Pacer?

Who Is Your Pacer?

 

3 days after my birthday I ran my first ever ½ marathon. I was lucky to have a good friend run with me. We set a goal of beating 2 hours but a top goal of under 1:50. The race event had pacers at various marks and one of them was the 1:50 time frame.

 

That was going to make life simple. Except we had to be in the wave behind the pacer. That meant a 90 second delay which may not seem much but when consistent miles count, it can be a lot longer than you think.

 

We ran down the pacer after 4 miles and cruised with them for most the race. I fell off a bit at the end but still ran a 1:47:49. Goal complete!!

 

What does this have to do with fitness or personal wellness? Everything. If I had been left on my own without a pacer of any kind I could have easily fell off. Nearly everyone running either had a person running a pace or an electronic device to help them stay on task.

 

In fitness and even personal development it is essential to have someone help you stay on pace. You can go it alone but having someone help you stay right on track provides better consistency. Consistency leads to success. That is what we all want!

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Key Trait To Success

The Key Trait to Success

 

It takes a lot of strong traits to be successful in your journey in fitness. These traits also apply in your journey for success in any area. You must be focused, determined, motivated, adaptive and consistent. Most importantly you have to be patient.

 

This is honestly one of the hardest parts for me. Like many people, I want success and I want it NOW!! It is tough to wait for results or move at a slower pace than you desire. That is often the case. Progress can take time. Results in fitness are a process and can take substantial time. You have to follow the steps and procedures and trust the process. Results can seem to be miniscule or not at all. It is often hard for one to see results themselves.

 

Business can be very similar. You can pour a ton of effort and see small results little by little. Big changes are exciting but the norm is small victories. We have doubled in growth over a year with still room for more. That is phenomenal but the patience to see it develop is tough!! Obviously we want more success now. Patience truly is a virtue and we are working hard to develop it more.

 

Understand we get the frustrations. When you are still struggling for another rep. Can not seem to lift that extra plate. Those last few inches will not drop off. Those pesky abs keep hiding. Be patient. When new clients seem to be hard to find. When your revenue takes a dip. When ideas seem as dry as the desert. Keep adapting. Keep working. Keep pressing. Stay patient and know it takes time to create a masterpiece.

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