Nutrition is essential for your body ..yes? It is all integrated with your GI System, Circulatory System, Respiratory System and Endocrine System and yes I could go on.Here is my food for thought...How many of you, including myself, forget "Nutrition for Intuition?" Today I will honor again, how food is also essential for our inner self. Fuel your Intuition.Feed your Mind, body and spirit..
Discovering your why is our blog topic for this week. With a new year on the horizon, I could not think of a better time to talk about your why! It is a time for us to reflect on the year that has passed and get excited (I hope) for a new year to come. Discovering your why is important in helping you decide which resolutions (goals) you will make.
A mother and fitness professional often have two very similar characteristics, selfless and challenging. No matter where you start, how prepared you think you are or how much knowledge you attain, occasionally we come to a stop or a loss as to what we do next. It may not be true of many, but I can speak from experience.
A question: When you think of your fitness or non-fitness goals, do you smile? Do you at least smile to yourself, you know, deep inside? You should! This is one of the best ways to tell that you are intrinsically motivated, that you are not motivated by your friends, partner, the secret wishes of your pet or by the harsh comments of your ex’s grandma. When you think of, say, running that 5K in the spring, and you smile – this is a great sign.
Motivation is critical in terms of reaching fitness goals. Most effective when performing reps, or the number of times you lift and lower a weight, is counting down and looking at your dominant hand while you’re pushing up. By utilizing this technique, a positive reinforcement is automatically included because the dominant hand more easily and quickly moves the weight.
It's true...when one door closes, another door opens. I had that happen to me recently. I was asked to manage a fitness studio a little less than a year ago. When I was told that it was going to close down, my heart sank. I had put a lot (and I mean a lot) of time and effort in to my marketing planning and I was ready to give the last quarter everything I had. I felt that several hours of planning had gone out the window. I felt a little numb, sad, frustrated (maybe a few other feelings) for a couple of weeks.Then, I realized something...I was empowered.
I used to reference the RDA measures for water intake and discuss 3.2L for men and 2.9L for women to my clients. I would mention that some hydration comes from your food (like the 9-13 servings of fruits and vegetables you should be eating everyday) and some from the liquids you drink (straight water and other beverages). Empathetically, I might quote a company that manufactures high tech body composition testing equipment who use total body water readings and admit to using a suboptimal average in their calculations because virtually everyone is dehydrated to a degree.
Celebrating 15 yrs, we took our own experiences, client testimonies, journal articles, and known field practices and found 1000's of strategies and tips that have helped people become healthier. However, it is clear, that what works for some does not work for all. Something else emerged and we are calling it the Big 5.