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Start Recruiting Your Supporters

Start Recruiting Your Supporters

The people we see/speak with almost on the daily, i.e. family, friends, coworkers, roommates, etc. — can influence what we do.

Make that work to your advantage. 

This week, try building your social support network by recruiting some cheerleaders and helpers for “Team You”.

You don’t have to dump all your friends and only find new ones at yoga or the gym.

Rather, look for ways that you can incorporate health, fitness, and good nutrition into your daily interactions with the people you know and love.

Along the way, you might have to have some tough, honest conversations about what you need.

You might have to negotiate some changes in your household routines.

But you’ll probably find that most people are rooting for you and want you to be healthier and happier.

Team recruitment 101

The more people you recruit for your team, the better your chances of succeeding on your fitness Journey.

Here are some ideas to help your recruitment success:

Ask for help if you need it. Don’t be a lone martyr all the time.

Look for opportunities everywhere. Be creative. Have fun!

Be patient, but persistent. Not everyone will come around to your new healthy habits right away. That’s normal.

Figure out what YOU need to be your best self, and ask for it. Remember: You need to put your own oxygen mask on first before helping others.

Focus on what you can control. You can’t control other people. You can only be the boss of you. You’re in charge of your actions and your attitude, and you can do lots of things to improve your environment.

These are just a few ideas, remember consistency is compounding over time. 

Go Team You!! 

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The Key to Your Fitness Success

C O N S I S T E N C Y – The most important key 🔑 to fitness. No matter the goal, no matter the plan. Nothing will be perfect. You will fail. You will slip up. If what you do after that makes the huge difference over time.

Think of a time in your life when you overcame a major physical or mental challenge.

Maybe that was finishing grad school. Building a house. Giving birth. Or trying a new activity that scared you. (Sky diving, anyone?)

Recall how hard that challenge was.

How uncomfortable you felt. How you wanted to quit 100 times in the middle of it.

Now think about the person you became afterwards.

Thanks to that challenge, you’re stronger, wiser, and more insightful and experienced.

Above all, you can point to that challenge and say:

I survived that. I did that.

Hang on to that feeling. You’ll feel it again if you’re consistent

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Whats the Beef about Beef?

B E E F – it’s what’s for dinner.  

So what’s all the beef about beef?🥩

Is it healthy? Is it bad for you? Is it bad for the environmental? Is it good for the environment? 

There are so many conflicting opinions about this protein filled substance. 

Here is our opinion on if you should indulge, why, and how.

Beef provides good-quality protein and is also rich in nutrients, such as energy-supplying iron, zinc and vitamin B12 and immunity-supporting selenium.

QUALITY IS KEY:

Since fast food burgers are considered in the realm of red meat, it can give red meat a bad rap.

The meat quality could also be more of an issue than the meat itself.  After all, lean, grass-fed, hormone-free, antibiotic-free beef from happy cows would probably be different than fatty, corn-fed, hormone-laced, antibiotic-bathed beef from cows in crowded feedlots… never mind beef that’s been processed through the fast food factory.

Our Recommendation(from our friends at PN):

  • incorporate a variety of sources of lean protein in your diet
  • eat whole, unprocessed foods
  • eat lots of vegetables and fruits
  • avoid simple and refined carbohydrates
  • eat naturally occurring “good fats”; avoid industrially produced trans fats and hydrogenated fats
  • buy the best quality food you can afford — including grass-fed, pastured beef if you can manage it
  • keep doing all the habits that — overall — add up to good health
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EXTRA as an avocado. Why is everyone crazy about avocados?

E X T R A – it’s ok Avocado, we’re extra too. So what’s up with avocados? What is all the craze about?

 

Well here is the 411 on Avocados. Avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). MUFA’s are the good fats that help lower bad cholesteral.

Avocados are a naturally nutrient-dense food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. As well as a 15g of fiber per avocado.

Healthy Fats are essential for every single cell in the body. Eating healthy fats supports skin health, enhances the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, and may even help boost the immune system. GO AVOCADO! #strongleanhappy #AVOCADO #EXTRA

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Mindful Meditation

Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which one can develop through the practice of meditation.

Mindful Meditation: Bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis

There have been lots of attention being paid to meditation and living in the moment recently. If this sparks your attention, but you are not sure how to meditate or practice mindfulness, here is a great way to begin.

A Simple Meditation Practice
  1. Sit comfortably
  2. Notice what your legs are doing
  3. Straighten your upper body—but don’t stiffen
  4. Notice what your arms are doing
  5. Soften your gaze or close your eyes
  6. Feel your breath enter and exit your lungs
  7. Notice when your mind wanders from your breath
  8. Be kind about your wandering mind, some days will be better than others, start with 10 minutes and then increase as you become more focused and mindful.

Being mindful and practicing meditation has so many benefits from reducing stress and anxiety, being a happier person, and even a healthier brain!