Just because you aren't at that "place" you think you should be doesn't mean you are not on track. Just because you have not arrived at the goal doesn't mean you are a failure. Sometimes it's the detours that offer our biggest growth. You are exactly where you need to be, learning what you need to learn. Once you learn what you are meant to learn you can graduate from your current situation and experience something new. You never fail unless you don't try. It's all about the journey of attaining the goal. Real success is not what you attain on the outside but who you become on the inside. So who are you becoming? You may find that as you become more of your authentic, life unfolds and the world begins to open up...
First, I think it’s important to clarify what exactly I mean by ‘real food’ so that we’re all on the same page here.
Real food is whole single ingredient food. It's a shorthand term for minimally processed, whole, largely natural plants which have been grown in the soil, and animal products which are largely unaltered from their natural forms. An Apple is a ‘Real Food’ but an apple cereal bar is not. Fish fillets are real food, breaded and reformed chicken formed into the shape of a fish is not. Real foods are fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, meats, fish, dairy, unaltered whole grains and things made out of this list. This should be the focus of your nutrition approach.
Did you think I was going to tell you to wear a heart rate monitor, eat complex carbohydrates an hour before your workouts or something like that?
Nope! I am going to tell you four tools that are simple and way more effective in getting you results than wearing a heart rate monitor or what you are eating before a workout.
First of all, let me tell you a little something about ego. Ego is sneaky and it likes to constantly throw us off course especially when we are doing something good for ourselves. During your workouts for example, you may be distracted by your clothes not fitting right, a physical pain or limitation, thoughts of why you can't do something or things you don't like about your body. You may be working out be...
My mission is supporting mommas on a mission to nourishing themselves and their families with healthy foods, movement and self care tools to thrive in life, not just to survive. However, sometimes the struggle is real when you are implementing healthy foods and behaviors into your home. I see so many moms throw in the towel on healthy eating and cave into making two different meals. It doesn't have to be this way. The goal is to make healthy food that everyone will eat. It takes time patience and practice. Here are 7 ways I implemented healthy into my family. I hope they work for you!
Have you ever noticed that January is just kind of blah? Maybe it's the lull after the busy holiday season, or the cold, dreary weather that's got you feeling just not quite right. You aren't alone if you've noticed that you just don't feel like yourself lately. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is defined by the May Clinic as "a type of depression related to the change in seasons." The late fall and winter months are the most common time to feel the effects of SAD, with most finding January to be the worst. SAD can zap your energy, making you feel sluggish and exhausted, and kinda cranky.
Like several women in my family, I suffer from SAD. January is not a fun month for me. I gain weight, I lose sight of my goals, and I find it hard to do much o...
If you want to see change, you must first start within. It’s that simple and it’s that profound. You know it's not what you say, but what you do that makes all the difference. Be your word. Lead by example. You are who you hang around so be careful who you surround yourself with. Children do what we do, not what we say. It's your energy that is contagious. It's all about who are you being not what you are doing.
These words all sound familiar right? But think about it in the terms of your lifestyle affecting your family. My mission is supporting moms on their wellness journey and creating a ripple affect to their everyone around them. I assume you want a Healthy lifestyle, healthy relati...
The holidays can be a whirl-wind: shopping for presents, entertaining friends and family, sending Santa letters, and lots of cooking. Don't forget to look after yourself this holiday season by keeping these Healthy Holiday Reminders in mind!
1. Schedule holiday fun.
We feel better when we schedule things we want to do. Part of the anxiety of holidays is saying yes to every party or event and not talking care of yourself. Make sure your holidays you are doing fun memorable things. Jot down the things you would like to do and get it on your calendar. Make it happen. Life is supposed to be fun!
2. Stay in the present moment.
Besides eating healthy food it's very helpful to be in the present moment because if you are not here in the pr...
Keep your eye on the why. Why are you working out in first place? To lose weight? To have more energy? Write it down and say it out loud. Get connected to how you want to feel and it will help you stay connected on what you are trying to achieve and why. The first step is important to get clear on your why.
Pick one key habit. Yes only one! Pick 2 and you will fail at both. Small steps equal big transformations. We tend to jump in 100% cutting out all sugar, eating nothing but lettuce, working out twice a day. This is unrealistic and sets you up for failure from the beginning.
Schedule it. Steven Covey says, "Don't prioritize your schedule, schedule your priorities...
I don't sleep. I blamed it on my son, but now he is almost seven. Sigh. And I still sleep only around 4 hours a night. Truth. No exaggeration. So, I brag about this like it is some kind of badge of honor. Get up, you can handle it, I only sleep 4 hours and I go all day. Well, let me tell you, without sleep you will not have a high performing body. So what is my issue..
Up until now.
I believe that the words that you speak and the thoughts that you think create your reality, and you have the power at anytime to rewrite that story. I have been experiencing adrenal fatigue, up until now.
We live in a world of go do go do go do even more! And slowing down sometimes is not an option...
As a fitness professional I hear often "If I could just lose 20 pounds, then I would be happy,” “If I could just be back to pre-baby weight, I would be happy and feel good again,” “I will be happy once I am back in shape.” The problem is it doesn’t work that way. You have it backwards. You can’t come from a place of lack and get abundance. You can’t come from a place of unhappy, and be happy. You have to BE happy first. You have to feel abundance in health first. This is when people go to extreme measures and usually fail big time because their goal is too big. I see clients lose 8lbs but instead of celebrating this accomplishment they are mad that they didn’t lose 10lbs. Instead, they see themselves as a failure.