I have been thinking a lot lately about happiness. It's something I speak about to my clients a lot as well. It's such an important aspect of success. Not only in regard to weight loss or eating healthier, but to life in general. In our society we perceive happiness as something you get when you're thin, attractive, or wealthy. We rarely think of happiness as something we create from within. If you're a trainer or you're a client it's important to know what happiness is to you and how you perceive it.
Looks like Monday the 20th is the hottest day this week, followed by milder temperatures. Monday: Gym indoor strength workout get all the major muscle groups low reps - high intensity Tuesday: Hike, Walk or Jog 30 to 60 minutes
Fresh out of the IDEA National Fitness Conference, I am reeling with ideas and inspiration. It is an honor to have the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field of biomechanics and human movement, such as Lenny Parracino, Gary Gray(Gray Institute), Chuck Wolf (Human Motion Associates), Sue Hitzman (Melt Method), Paul Chek, and Gray Cook, and a challenge to integrate all the material into meaningful applications for my community. An overarching principle is the chain reaction of the body, rooted in the myofascial nervous system.
Doing 100 crunches daily alone will not give you that flat stomach. Along with healthy low fat food and 30 min of cardio a day will certainly slim your tummy down. The truth is you can't isolate fat loss. Fat loss is universal, thru-out the body.
Plastic surgery….extreme weight loss diets…..how much is enough to fit the ideal standard of beauty….As women we are subjected to all types of pressure including the need to look younger, prettier and have a slim waist. We learn this as little girls growing up based on what we see in the media with women on television and in the magazines and this becomes our standard of beauty. We then become confused as to our own self-image which distorts the view we have about ourselves.
If you are trying to lose weight then lowering your calorie intake is what counts. In the fight to lower calorie intake we as a society tend to go through phases…the carbs are bad phase…the eat-low-fat-phase and of course with that there is the inevitable push to separate you from your money by introducing low-fat foods. Its great marketing and it attempts to lure you in to buying Brand A vs. Brand B. But eating low-fat products may not be as beneficial as you might think if your goal is weight loss.
Recent research finds that many foods are highly addictive - so don't be so hard on yourself! Below is a list from the American Council on Exercise magazine "Pro Source" listing the most highly addictive foods beginning with the highest and ending with the least problematic. Many of my clients have a REALLY hard time giving up these very foods - especially ice cream! What foods do YOU crave? With a few little changes in habits - you can KICK the bad ones! Let me know which foods you crave most! Stay Gold! Jami
Well I am back after two weeks. I visited Colorado Springs and Gunninson, CO. It was beautiful and the whether was great! The bad part was not realizing I had to get use to the elevation! I couldn't walk up Pikes Peek or do white water rafting. But I did ride horses, go up Pkes Peek on the cog railway and shop!I did a lot of walking and it was an experience I will not forget. We are already planning on going out west next year and maybe taking 3 weeks off. We'll see :)