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Working Your Way to Unstoppable: SIMPLE WAYS TO BOOST ENERGY, MOOD AND MENTAL FOCUS | Week 2

  “If you change your mindset, you have the ability to change your whole world.” ~ Damien Thomas   How has your week been? Picking up where we left off from my last post: did you take time to re-charge by focusing a little more on sleeping and taking breaks when needed? Even if you didn’t get all the shuteye you want, just being aware of your sleep habits and stress levels will go a long way towards renewing your energy and giving you greater purpose each day. As we talked about in my last post, the concept of getting healthy isn’t just about getting our bodies in shape, it’s about gaining awareness of how our thoughts and habits – [...]

By | 2018-05-13T10:10:48+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Fitness Tips, Motivation, Weight Loss|0 Comments

Are You Wired and Tired? 6 Steps to Boost Your Energy and Mental Focus | Part 2

In my last post, we talked about three concrete steps you can take in boosting your energy and mental focus: Create and stick to a productive morning ritual. Figure out WHY you want to get fit – beyond just the run-of-the-mill physical reasons – so you can stay inspired to work out even when your energy is low. Be mindful about your food choices – what gives you energy and what saps it?     Now let’s look at the next three steps in establishing and locking in your best habits:   4. TIME MANAGEMENT I used to joke about my days feeling like a triathlon, with short periods of time where I transitioned from one event (work) to a [...]

By | 2017-08-02T04:41:59+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Fitness Tips, Motivation, Weight Loss|0 Comments

Are You Wired and Tired? 6 Steps to Boost Your Energy and Mental Focus | Part 1

“Habits are the answer to anything we want to change in life.  They control what we do, and eventually, they make what we do easy and automatic.”  – Steve Chandler Energy:  I want more of it. Don’t you?  So why is it such a battle to stay energized? Why, when we ask each other, “How are you?” the answer is more-often-than-not: “I’m SOOO tired.” What’s behind all this exhaustion? What’s sapping us of our energy?  Is it lack of sleep?  Eating the wrong foods?  Stress?  All of the above? On the flipside, what about those times where we’re really having fun or discovering a new passion and all of a sudden, we feel like we could conquer the world? We [...]

By | 2017-07-21T14:19:35+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Fitness Tips, Motivation|1 Comment

BE A ROAD WARRIOR – 5 TRAVEL TIPS TO HELP YOU STAY FIT AND HEALTHY WHILE ON THE ROAD

Reality is that we can always find an excuse to justify bad choices when it comes to working out and eating healthy.   Our “default mode” will probably be to gravitate to eating a little too much of the things we shouldn’t and moving less than we should, which is not the ideal combination.  And this is never more true than when we are on the road traveling and out of our home element – being away on the road places additional stresses on our health and fitness regimens. Therefore, DECIDING what you are going to do ahead of time is always ideal.  Then, in the moment, if you take a second to be mindful, chances are going to be in [...]

By | 2017-05-13T18:40:01+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Fitness Tips|0 Comments

3 WAYS TO INCREASE MENTAL FOCUS, IMPROVE ENERGY AND LOSE FAT (AND IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK)

Even fitness professionals have goals when it comes to their strength and fitness.  And I’m no different. I have been training consistently.  I was doing my strength workouts 2-3 times a week, my cardio interval workout 2-3 times a week.  I was pushing myself, and working hard.  But I wasn’t making progress.  So, I cleaned up my diet, too.  I limited the number of processed carbs (fast-burning white carbs like sugar, bread, pasta and rice) I was eating, increased my healthy proteins (chicken, grass fed beef, turkey) and I even starting taking supplements (pre-and post-workout – multivitamins, fish oil, calcium and magnesium) to improve performance and my recovery… There it was, right in front of me… the reason I was [...]

By | 2017-05-13T18:40:01+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Fitness Tips, Weight Loss|0 Comments

WHAT IS A RECOVERY “WORKOUT” and… WHY YOU MUST HAVE ONE

Drink chocolate milk. Yep, when I looked up, “Recovery Workouts” on good old Google, that's what came up as a suggested way to recover after a hard workout.   That's great advice:  on your recovery day, drink CRAP, it will help you build muscle. Oh, I know what they say.   It’s got protein in it.  Well, so does road kill.  And road kill has less sugar than that garbage.  Does this sound like a rant?  Sorry.  I just get so p*ssed off at the entire line of B.S. that is circulating around out there when it comes to helping people look and feel better. My idea of a recovery workout is different than what others espouse because what I am talking [...]

By | 2017-05-13T18:40:03+00:00 March 26th, 2016|Fitness Tips|0 Comments

THE BOOKENDS TO A SUCCESSFUL DAY, PART 2: THE EVENING RITUAL

Last week I discussed the importance of creating a morning ritual  and how it can greatly impact your day. This week, we are going to talk about the other bookend of a successful day, your evening ritual. Before we begin discussing ideas for creating your evening ritual, let’s discuss the number one reason for creating one: having adequate and quality sleep. We’ll review the importance and benefits of sleep, then cover some key DO’s and DON’TS for setting up your evening ritual. I’m even going to share with you my own personal ritual that has helped me sleep better, recover faster and have the energy I need to be successful in my life (footed ‘jammies not included). A good night [...]

By | 2017-05-13T18:40:06+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Motivation|0 Comments

THE BOOKENDS TO A SUCCESSFUL DAY, PART 1

How we begin and end our day is something we have more control over than what happens in the middle. As you know, we all lead busy lives and our day can “get away from us” as we strive to handle the expected (and unexpected!) adventures that every day can bring. I have recently become a big believer in simplicity and as I continue to gain wisdom, I find that I want to simplify all areas of my life. In one of my previous articles, LESS is the NEW MORE (part 1 | part 2), I discussed the need to simplify our approach to living a healthier life.  Now let’s apply that same philosophy to the importance of our morning [...]

By | 2017-05-13T18:40:06+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Motivation|3 Comments
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