When you hear the word ‘diet’ what comes to mind?
Nutrition Matters! We all know nutrition matters, but how many of us really take the time to plan and manage for quality, nutritious foods – EVERYDAY!
In our “look good at any cost” society, many are starving from the lack of vital nutrients. Lose that extra winter weight at any cost, its the same. Or, in our hectic, over-charged lifestyles, drive through the fast food line everyday—for sure the wrong type of calories.
Our lifestyle becomes part of a self-fulfilling prophecy. “I just can’t keep the weight off…” “It doesn’t matter what I eat, I never lose any weight…” Before you know it, we come to the conclusion we are “just fat” in our desire to eat like a “regular person”.
The problem? A “regular person” in our society eats the wrong things. Without any real thought or intention, we are just eating a sludge of preprocessed foods filled with sugar, salt and fats – all designed to get us to eat them!
There are so many incredible foods that taste good AND don’t have a ton of calories. There are so many recipes that offer fantastic nutritional choices, BUT don’t require lots of salt and sugar to taste good.
Take this quick, fun test:
1. How often do you go to the grocery store? 2x per week, 1x per week, 1x every two weeks, less than that
2. How often do you eat out? 2x per day, 1x per day, 4x per week, 2x per week…
Now, divvy up the cart from your last grocery store run.
3. What percentage of food was from the fresh fruit and vegetable isle? <10%, 10-20%, 20-50%, More than 50%
4. From the fresh meat counter?
5. From the frozen dinner isle?
6. From the sugar and carbs isle (colas and other drinks)?
This work requires a fearless inventory of your habits. Don’t sell yourself short. If you don’t cook, or don’t have time to cook, take the time to seek healthy alternatives. There are plenty of options out there.
And please don’t forget that food is a pleasure. Ease up on some of your crazy restrictions and balance them out with alternative ways to enjoy your life. A nice fruit smoothie for dessert as opposed to that pint of Hagen Daz…(I know….I know) You can still have the ice cream….just save it for a special occasion.
Enjoy your life!!
Let’s face it, if you are on the road and not in charge of your schedule, workouts can be hard to stick to, squeeze in, and adjust to your setting. My advice is to be open-minded! When in Rome…. while planning your hotel arrangements, spend some time Googling workout facilities that could match your workouts. Or even better, check out places that offer something different and change it up.
Hotel “Workout Rooms” can range anywhere from a big corporate gym to a closet with a treadmill from the 80’s, a few mismatched weights, and a broken fan. Let’s face it… we’ve all been there! And if you end up in this space again, be prepared for an in-room workout. A streaming workout, a downloaded video, or a bodyweight workout are all great options to move when your only other option is to sit still a little longer. All you need is a solid 10-15 minutes of intense activity to make yourself feel better.
Your body wants to move, you want to move, so move! Because you and I both know that these trips are just hurrying up to sit.
Sit in the Plane. Sit in the taxi. Sit through the meeting. Sit through Dinner. Sitting to have drinks. Go back to your room to sit and check your emails so you don’t have an overwhelming pile when you get back to work.
The alternative is tight muscles and a sore back… so let’s have fun and take a few minutes to fit in a workout… of any size! This quick circuit on the MyoSource Kinetic RT Suspension Straps is a great option at home and on the go!
What’s up with this weight loss thing? I admit it! I’m feeling a bit discouraged. I’ve been struggling to take off those few extra pounds for months now.
Admittedly, I’m a crazy, go it alone, DIY’er, nature knows best…kind of person. But, when the pounds didn’t melt off, I decided to get help. Well, the pounds still aren’t melting off!!!!
One day, a friend and I were chatting. Why? Why has it been so hard?
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