This pumpkin pie was a treat given to me by one of my Pilates clients after my first lumpectomy last November. And yes, it's not a cancer fighting food. It's a celebratory one. "Once in a while a little treat is ok," said my doctors and nurses when I called them about this little slice of pie. Hey, I didn't want cancer again. So this is a case where I was told, it is okay to have your pie and eat it too.
The holidays are quickly approaching. Are you ready?1) plan all your meals 2) eat out no more than 2 times per week 3) get lots of sleep 4) exercise daily 5) plan for all of your cheat meals 6) relieve your stress daily with meditation, yoga, exercise, massage, accupuncture 7) Stick to your grocery list and buy only what you need; avoid overeating. 8) eat healthy 90% of the time. 9) make a decision to maintain a healthy weight and do it! 10) spend MOST of your time with freinds and family that will not sabotage you by over-eating, exposure to bad or unhealthy food or habits.
Fall brings us a bounty of foods to enjoy after the harvest. These foods are rich in color, texture, flavor, and nutrients. Choosing foods that are freshly picked and locally grown allows us to get the most nourishment and taste from our food. A fresh, crisp apple on a bright fall day; a warm bowl of butternut squash soup on a chilly fall night as the days become shorter; salads filled with colorful vegetables such as beets, carrots, and pumpkin seeds all lightly dressed with oil and vinegar with fresh herbs call to mind some of the flavors of fall. I
If you are planning your wedding, dont forget to plan your fitness. Hire a trainer to create a program thta fite syour goals and timeline. Brides and grooms often have unrealistic expectations about what it takes to ge in the best shape for their wedding, like losing 25 lbs and looking like a supermodel in 6 weeks. Hire a trainer as soon as you start planning your wedding. Your trainer will help you set a realistic plan, timeline and goals. It takes more than exercise. You will need regular nutrition coaching as well.
"Let's go" are the motivating words I heard from my client SB this morning. My reply, "OK".The result is the creation of the September 1st Initiative with an invite to you to SAY NO and YES to one thing for 30 days.My NO is to Added sugars.My YES is to Exercise daily with the kiddos.What about you? Write it in the comments to commit yourself.www.fitdupage.com
As the warm, sunny days of summer wane, you might find it more challenging to eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. Fresh-picked produce is less accessible, and autumn tempts with comfort foods and holiday goodies. Don’t let cooler weather and overcast days become your excuse to make unhealthy eating choices. Stick with your nutritious habits during the next few months to maintain a healthy weight, prevent colds and illness, and stay energized through the fall and winter.
The value of a dollar was instilled in me at a young age by my Parents. "Money doesn't grow on trees" is a phrase I often heard when I wanted something. I've yet to find a money tree; however, what I've realized in adulthood is...people spend time and money on what's important to them. Whether it's travel, dining, entertainment, fashion, automotive, or a plethora of other options, we tend to make things we enjoy a priority and use our two most valuable resources (time & money) engaging in these activities. Everything else usually gets an excuse.
I receive so many questions in regards to my health and wellness coaching, so I decided to answer the questions in one place and then refer to it as a resource. I want to explain what it is, what it isn't and what you should look for when hiring a coach.
Being in the fitness industry for more than 10 years has given me so much joy. I am thrilled when I can make a difference in someone's life by helping them to look and feel better in theri body. I know that nutrition plays a huge role in feeling better, so I decided to add nurtition coaching to my repertoire. I am proud to say that I have completed the Precision Nutrition Coaching Level 1 certification and I am ready to add this area to my practice. I love Precison Nutrition's approach.