You are probably asking yourself how a DVR will help with your weight loss? I’m not talking about DVRing exercise shows (though it could not hurt), but that’s not what I’m talking about here. Let’s take a look at how you can achieve your weight loss goals by using your DVR. First, learn how to use it. This will alleviate you getting frustrated when you go to watch your shows. Now that you now how to use it, lets see how it can make a difference. What is the one constant in this world? It’s the same for you or the person sitting next to you. Time, is the answer you are looking for. No matter how hard we try to squeeze more out of a day there are only 24 hours. I think this is something we can all agree on. Now, if you could prove to yourself a way to add almost a full hour to your day do you think you could do something to improve your health, get you closer to your goals, and live the life you imagine? Not everybody is going to like this idea, especially the advertisers on T.V. When you think about it, they are paid to get you to live the lives their sponsors think you should live, and not the one you dream of. It’s up to you, do you want to sit and watch their ideas on T.V. or actually start living your dreams? Here is how you can add almost an hour to your day. For those that don’t like math I will make this as painless as possible. The average american watches 4 hours of T.V. a day. I’m sure you know people that watch more, but lets use this number. Lets say out of every hour you watch there is an average of 12 minutes of commercials. Did you just have that “aha” moment? That’s right we are going to fast forward through these commercials and gain about 48 minutes a day. Let’s take that 48 minutes and round it down to 45 minutes to make the math easier. We now have this 45 minutes a day and let’s see what happens for our week. 45 minutes a day for 7 days equals 315 minutes, or 5 hours and 15 minutes a week. Let’s look at our month, 45 minutes for 30 days equals 1,350 minutes or 22 and half hours a month. So, just by saving ourselves 12 minutes an hour for four hours a day you’ve almost added a whole day to your month! Just by using your DVR you have made the impossible possible; you’ve added time to your day! Now what to do with that time? You guessed it we are going to work out, even if it’s only 30 minutes of that newly discovered time. 30 minutes of consistent exercise a day will go a long way in helping you reach your health goals. Remember you only get one shot at this thing called life; make sure you get as much out of it as possible!
Send me an email and let me know how you are using your new found time!!!
Yours in Health,
|The season of giving is upon us, and it’s that time of year when you work all week then brave the crowds on the weekends. As you create your list of gifts to pass out on Christmas Day I want you to look and see who is missing. If you notice, the name that is missing most of the time is your own. I want you to change that this year, and put your name on top of that list. Then I want you to think about what gift you could give yourself that would make the biggest impact on your life. Now I know some of you are thinking about new clothes, a day at the spa, or maybe even a new car. All these things are fine, but I want you to think even bigger and deeper; more of an impact on your life. I’m sure by now you have guessed it….the gift of health! Now I’m not talking about a short term weight loss plan; I’m talking about health. Health is a lifestyle and a lifestyle is not short term. You may ask yourself, “Why do I want this as my gift?” I could fill up page after page of reasons why you should, but that won’t help. The reason lies within you already; you just have to find it. The reason may be in the mirror, or the reason maybe the in the little one’s eyes you tuck in at night. Where ever you find your reason just know once you have found it, you are worthy of this great gift. This gift is not for everyone, I wish it was. But, if you decide to take this gift, it will change your life forever! You will find a peace in yourself that you thought was gone. You will be better prepared to handle whatever life throws at you, and you will be in a position to help others with the same gift. No gift under the tree will have more impact than helping someone change their life for the better, and it all starts with the gift inside you first. Have a safe holiday season, and here’s to YOUR GIFT. I’m here to help in whatever way I can!
Yours in health,
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The other day I was talking to someone about exercise and living a healthy lifestyle and they asked me, “Why do some people get it and others don’t?” It got me thinking. I believe it all boils down to people making a decision for themselves. I can write blogs all day long listing the many reasons why someone should exercise, but until they make that commitment to themselves, the words just fall on deaf ears. I have experienced this first hand with my husband, John. Some of you may not know this, but he has lost 35lbs and has kept it off for 4 years (way to go Honey)! I would gently encourage him (he might say nagged) all the time that he needed to lose a few pounds so he could be healthy. But until he decided for himself he never made the changes he needed. Sure he would drag himself to the gym just to please me, but his heart just wasn’t in it, and I could tell. Then, the day came when I almost fell over, he said he was ready. He had apparently bent over to tie his shoe and his pants were so tight that it made him uncomfortable. He had gotten to his breaking point. That point when you say, “No more, something has to change!” So he bought himself a bicycle and never stopped pedaling. He changed his eating habits and even went to the gym without me saying a word. You could see the difference in his eyes, his heart, and his actions. It’s funny how something as simple as tying his shoe was IT; not me telling (nagging) him to exercise. I guess that’s one of the great things about life, you just never know what’s going to be that point when you stand up and say, “No more!” Just know when you or someone you care about is ready, I’ll be here to help in any way I can.
Yours in health,
AFPA Certified Pre/Post Natal Exercise Specialist
For those of you that were missing my blog last week, sorry but I took a few days off and went to New Mexico to visit family. If you get the chance I highly recommend it…gorgeous! The week before I left we talked about doing the small things to make big differences. Well I wanted to give you a glance at how I make these small decisions work for me when I travel, and how they can work for you too. First thing I did was do a little planning. I looked at my flight itinerary to see what time I was departing and landing. Armed with this information I was ready to plan my attack. My plane left around 12:30 so I knew I needed to start with my lunch. I packed some turkey and lettuce, wrapped it in a whole wheat wrap and cut up some cucumber slices (my chips) as a side. I arrived to the airport a little early and found a spot to sit and eat my lunch before going through security. The less you take through the better off you are. This a picture of my lunch(I know; only I would take a picture of my lunch).
Of course I packed some water for lunch, but they will not let you take water through security so only pack what you are going to drink before security. Now once past security you can purchase water at one of the stores, but be ready to pay more than usual (a lot more). It’s worth it though because one of the leading factors of jet lag is dehydration. Also if you’ve ever been stuck on the tar mat you know they don’t usually serve drinks; so be prepared! Also in my little bag of goodies were some almonds, apples, and snack bars. This keeps you from getting hungry during the flight, the dreaded layovers, or those delays I mentioned earlier. I also suggest packing a few more snacks than you think you need. You may end up needing them later, or your new best friend sitting next to you may not have planned as well as you, this way you can help them out (pay-it forward). Now I know there is nothing here you probably don’t know, and that is one of the points I’m trying to make. Most of us know what we should do, but sometimes it’s just easier not to do them. Now I’m not going to say that I went on vacation and did not indulge with some of my meals. But the time and place was up to me and not some someone else. To take care of those indulges I incorporated exercise into my vacation. I went for walks and runs through my father’s neighborhood, and for a my tough workout I went for a 7 mile hike up and down some mountains (felt like more up than down).
You’re on vacation so of course you are going to indulge and that’s part of vacation, but with a little planning and a little exercise while you’re there you can enjoy yourself and not fall short of your health goals.
Coaching Success Story:
I want to brag on my dad for a minute. Last year he lost over 20lbs and has KEPT it off for over a year. Don’t ever think you are too old to make healthy changes!! Go Dad…so proud of you!
I have a friend who entered a 5k race last weekend, completed it, but did not win. Her post on Facebook said, “Will I ever win?” And she went on to congratulate the race winners. Like I said I know this person and I’m here to tell you she is already a winner in every sense of the word. Now did she win the race, no, but that’s not the point I’m trying to make here. She constantly gives of herself to help others in the community, she challenges herself to stay healthy, and she inspires others. This puts her on the podium of life’s winners every day! It’s not always where you finish in the race, but who you helped along the way. Remember last week I talked about your life being a marathon and not a sprint (In case you missed it, look below). In today’s fast paced society so much emphases is put on where you finish we sometimes forget to help others along the way. When we reach the end of our marathon what do you think we will be remembered for? The things that we collected along the way or by the positive changes we’ve made in someone else’s life? Ok, so how can you inspire others to be their best? First, lead by example. Become the leader that’s inside you by making positive changes in your life, and get your health in order. You’ve already started just by taking a few minutes to read this email. Second, find people around you that inspire others; watch and learn from them (my friend for example). Third, and maybe the most important, take action. This one can be tough because you don’t know where to begin. JUST START somewhere and you’ll be amazed; before you know it you’ll be making a difference and standing on that podium next to my friend.
Yours in health,
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