This last couple of weeks I feel are all about me but I am hoping that you can learn from my problems. We all deal with problems and setbacks when we are getting fit or healthier. Usually this is because we are beating our body into changing one way or the other. How you deal with your injury or setback will directly affect how you move forward afterwards. Starting With a Decision Last week I decided that I was going to really pick it up trying to get in the best shape of my life so I could … [Read more...] about Dealing with Setbacks
I know I have mentioned my street hockey before. But today was the last game of the season for my team, we lost a close game against a very good team and for that I can't complain. I do have some post season thoughts about how I did and what I learned this season. Things I learned from Street Hockey Listening to my team mates - One of my strengths in playing street hockey is doing what I am told. I do not have a lot of experience playing hockey even though as a good Canadian I have watched … [Read more...] about What I learned this Hockey Season
Well I seem to have somewhat snapped and made this blog about me as much as you...maybe even more me. But today is day 2 of my 30 day fitness challenge and I want to keep you up to speed so that you can glean some of the things I am doing and hopefully they will help you too. What did I do? First of all yesterday I ate quite well except for an ice cream cone. Smoothy for breakfast, left over chicken and asparagus for lunch, and chicken and a veggie stir fry for dinner. And lots of fruit and … [Read more...] about Day 2 and Go to food and exercise
When you are trying to get motivated to get something done then the best place to start is with something small that you can build on. A great part of motivation is the small step that you need to do to get forward momentum and once you have that you are unstoppable, but how to make that first step? First Step to Big Change Well there are many ways to make that first step, Leo at Zen Habits says that you should just do the minimum possible, like 2 minutes of exercise. Another thing you can do … [Read more...] about Small Changes Make a Big Difference
Tomorrow starts today. Make sure that you are doing all you can to get the body, mind and soul that you want tomorrow by acting today … [Read more...] about Tomorrow Starts Today
Secrets to losing Many people struggle with losing either for a short time in the spring or summer or for their whole life. There are many things that you can do to make the difference between being over or not. Based on the way that your lifestyle is there are two big things that you have to concern yourself with, diet and exercise. Diet is what you eat. We all know that we should not eat food that is bad for us but how about the flip side. How about eating more foods that are better for … [Read more...] about Secrets to losing weight
From the LA Daily News. I jumped up when I saw this article as it hits all the important points to look for in a personal trainer: Working with a personal trainer can help you reach your fitness goals safely and effectively. Before you hire one, keep the following tips in mind. What to Look for In a Trainer Looking for a trainer? Ask around. "We're the ones in the gym all the time,' says fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins, who keeps a personal database of local trainers. "Trainers are … [Read more...] about What to look for in a trainer
There is a certain power in making changes slowly. I run into people all the time that have made changes in their lives as well as people that talk the change game but have not made these changes. I often wonder what it is that makes the difference but rally I think it comes down to two things Fear, and procrastination through laziness. Fear of change So procrastination will have to wait :) Today I want to write about change and how to confront your fear of change by making the change slowly … [Read more...] about Making Changes Slowly
I know everyone feels guilty every time they hear about morning workouts if they are not doing them. I am sure you want to start doing morning workouts if possible and I have some experience to offer some morning workout tips. So here are some morning workout tips to get you started and to help you ease into some morning workouts so that you will be able to jump start your exercise part of your fitness regimen. Morning Workout Tips Try a morning workout just once - The trouble with working … [Read more...] about Morning Workout Tips
I just got these great little tips that I thought you could use from some personal trainers. They are from respected Personal Trainers Anthony Farmer and Glenn Hicks Jr. merge their unique physical training styles to create The Lab, a high-end fitness boutique facility in San Diego. Because nutrition plays an important role in a healthy lifestyle, Farmer and Hicks have partnered with Optimal Nutrition Inc (www.optimalnutritioninc.com), an organic custom meal delivery company based in San Diego … [Read more...] about Fitness Tips from a Personal Trainer Team
Why get healthy? Often I will write a blog post, or have a workout, or write and email to all the people that get my newsletters, or grab an apple or chocolate bar and I ask one question. Why get healthy? This is a question that everyone needs to ask themselves before they step into the gym, walk into a fast food restaurant, get into the kitchen, grab a beer, and basically anytime that you are doing any healthy or unhealthy thing to your body. You need to formulate an answer and if you have … [Read more...] about Why Get Healthy?
Whenever we are aiming for a big change such as loss, we obviously need to change our lifestyle and eating habits as well as avoid loss excuses. This is when we start making loss excuses. But you have to remember that loss excuses will take you nowhere. Weight loss excuses won't help you to lose ; diet and exercises will do. If you really want to lose weight, you need to be thoroughly disciplined. If you dig deeper into the kind of excuses you make, you will see that some of them are just … [Read more...] about What is your excuses for loss?
What the heck is this? A woman in New Jersey wants to gain 400 pounds so that she can get up to 1000 pounds. Why would anyone want to do this to their body? My gut tells me to watch my and I feel sooo much better when I am active and improving my fitness. This lady seems to have a crazy goal that is so outrgeous that it made the front page of the Yahoo news site. The news of the New Jersey woman who wants to weigh 1,000 pounds is making its way around the globe. When I read it, it just made … [Read more...] about Future 1000 Pound Woman
As you strive to improve your health and get more exercise as well as eating better you will tend to find that those around you will generally support you. Most people like to see their family and friends become healthier. But watch out. As you start to preach a better and healthier lifestyle people will turn against it because, let's face it, not everyone is interested in change and the change that you may be making probably makes them uncomfortable. As a newly fit person or at the very … [Read more...] about Don’t Brag About Being Healthy
Diet Tribe is a diet and exercise show on the Lifetime network and this season will be a bit different than last with a few additions. This season the contestants will try to lose and improve their health by preparing for a triathalon as well as haveing a phychotherapist on the show helping the people try to figure out those problems that they may not recognise that are causing them to gain . As we all know obesity is a really big issue in North america and with shows like the Biggest … [Read more...] about New Season of Diet Tribe