So you are probably reading this right now on a break, in-between doing something or even just skimming through to just get the gist of it all. That is something we are all accustomed to doing on a daily basis. Now with that said let’s stop what we’re doing or if you can’t, let’s take some time and come back later, get comfy and really set aside a couple of minutes FOR YOU!
Let’s face it we are busy in our lives. Family, Kids, School, Work, and What’s for Dinner? We are the kings of multi-tasking, which is pretty much doing everything we need to get done, while giving it a whopping 20-40% of the full attention needed to complete the task. We can’t change what needs to be done in our lives but, yes there is a “but”, we can manage it!
Managing to make time for yourself is easy to say, but it's difficult to accomplish. So let’s break the same monotony, routines and set aside a minimum of an hour once or twice a week for YOU! Call it me time, Re-Boost, Re-energize, or even “LEAVE ME ALONE” time lol. Whatever you decide to call it, it will help you throughout your journey in life.
What if I said, in this hour you will be able to have fun, increase your focus, get in shape, relax, and Re-charge your energy level so you can take on your daily tasks! That’s great right, but c’mon really in an hour? Yes, you can with (High Intensity Interval Training) combined with the beautiful scenery of the outdoors and surrounded by a group of people that not only are part of your “Crew” but are all together for the same reasons. This state of mind we all had at one time. Remember when we were kids and we could not wait to finish our homework and go play with our friends outside? Ask yourself how did you feel? You probably felt anxious, excited and once you were outside having fun you felt like nothing could stop you and the time just flew by! We definitely lost sight of this as adults. Remember when you got back inside and the adults were always saying, how do they have all that energy? Simple because you were having fun, stimulating the mind and body together, all while staying fit by playing and being outdoors.
“PURSUIT” is the new Revolutionary Movement that brings all of that back in our lives. It encompasses MIND+BODY+FUN+OUTDOORS= “I feel like I can take on anything”. Think of it like a fitness field trip around your town, city community, with a group of motivated friends. PURSUIT not only gets you into incredible shape it gives you the tools and mindset to Recharge and take on all daily obstacles that come your way. Everyone is trying to find the magic pill, and all along it was right under our noses. With PURSUIT you get a TOTAL body workout all while not having that chore feeling of dragging yourself to go workout. It’s all about Fun, being part of a Team or “Crew” and rejuvenating that kid we all have tucked deep down inside of us.
The word “PURSUIT” is all about what it means to you, then it’s easy and the journey is the Goal! PURSUIT is becoming a nation and worldwide fitness craze, be on the look out for PURSUIT in your area and make time for YOU!
In today’s world we are always on the go and one of the most frustrating decisions we face is what to eat while we are out and about. There are so many choices out there, that are fast convenient and yea I’ll say it “taste so good”. The only thing is 99% of these endless food options are “so bad for you”. So this is the problem that we face every day and sometimes we are left with the feeling there is no good choice or is there?
So its lunch time you have an hour break and you are absolutely starved and can’t wait to eat. What will it be Pizza, Burgers, Tacos, Subs, etc…? All sound great but what if the next time you are faced with this decision think about all the time and sweat you have put in at the gym. Think about the next BBQ/Pool gathering and that bathing suit or outfit you wanted wear this year. Think about how you will feel after that meal, when it just sits in your stomach and you feel tired, sluggish, and sick. Is it really worth it? Always remember it is easy to put on weight but as we get older it is difficult to lose it.
When faced with this choice every day, making the wrong decisions will compound the health effects on your body and can potentially reach a point where you think there is no hope. You may feel like you reached a point of no return, but that is not the case and now you have a new decision to make. This decision is an easy one, yes I said it “easy one”. You may be thinking it really isn’t but stop and think every year what do most people make as their New Year’s resolution? Dieting and a change in eating habits is statistically the number one resolution. This is why gyms are packed with people from January-February. After February almost 85% of the new faces at the gym are gone. The reason for this is that it is imbedded in us that if want to lose weight we go to or join a gym. After a couple of weeks of working out and not eating the right foods, we typically get discouraged due to not seeing a difference and quit. Yes, working out will get you stronger and increase your metabolism but you will not lose weight and see results until you start making the right decisions when it comes to food.
There are two ways to eat good on the go. One is to pack and prepare your food. This option involves meal preparation, time, and only works if you have proper storage facilities for your food. This is the best option because you know how it’s prepared and you have total control over the portions. The second is eating out, but eating the right foods or what I like to call it choosing the “best option”. You’re probably thinking I can’t go wrong with the staple grilled chicken salad from the drive-thru, think again! A majority of these salads are packed with high fat and sugar dressings. The premade chicken has more likely been sitting in a sodium packed marinade that is just heated up and served to you. The best option is to get out of the car and go somewhere where you can order a fresh salad with grilled chicken to order that is made fresh on the spot. Yes, it will take a little bit longer but isn’t your body and health worth it? Whatever you decide to eat just remember to take the time to think how is the food prepared, just because it may seem like it is a healthy option it may not be.
Choosing the right drink to accompany a meal is also a great way to make the best decision possible when you are on the go. I know you probably heard this a million times, but think about it, maybe you have because it is the truth! Water is hands down the number one option when it comes to a drink with your meal. The average person does not drink enough water throughout the day. Water is so essential to the body’s daily functions, health and helps you to lose weight, and lower cholesterol are just a fraction of its benefits. So next time you are out take a little time to make the best decision, because it will take way longer to try to fix the outcome of wrong decisions while on the go.
I almost forgot there is a third option that is available and that is having access to your own personal diet coach that does the foot work for you and seeks out the healthiest option for you whenever you are on the go!
Cucumbers for the longest time, were the side garnish that most people picked out of their salads or cut up to put over tired eyes for that cooling relief. Actually Cucumbers have so many health benefits and could be a staple fruit, yes I said fruit, in your daily diet regiment.
Cucumbers are a fruit that is part of the Melon family, which includes pumpkins and squash. At only 47 Calories for a whole cucumber, it is a great way to get the nutrients your body needs without consuming a lot of calories. The cucumber contains, Vitamin K, A, B, C, D, E, Magnesium, and Potassium to name a few! Wow, for a food the average person discards from their salad, they pack a punch.
Some benefits of incorporating cucumbers into your diet include are they help to assist in inflammation, support our digestive health, and help increase hydration which have plentiful health benefits on its own. So how do we incorporate this powerful fruit into our daily diet, is the question? One way is adding it to your next smoothie, because of its mild flavor and high water content it serves as the perfect base. Were you ever in the mood for a sandwich or just wanted something crunchy to eat? Simply cut it length wise and it serves as the perfect replacement to bread. If that doesn’t entice you, add some slices to a pitcher of water along with a few lemon slices, to power up your water and give it that added flavor. This not only keeps you hydrated but makes water that more enjoyable on the next hot day by the pool side.
What are some ways that you incorporate Cucumbers into your diet?
So it’s that time of the week to go Grocery Shopping. Some of us dread it and some of us love it, but one thing we all have in common is that it’s a necessity. Have you ever looked around at other people’s carts? C’mon I know you have:). Does what others have in their cart inspire you to get a specific type of food? Let’s say you see this delicious pastry in someone’s cart, believe it or not just by looking at this (if you have a sweet tooth) can start the digestive process by making your salivary glands produce saliva. This sends a signal to the body and you may not go buy that pastry, but you are more likely to put something in your cart that will satisfy your subliminal craving. The same thing happens if you stroll up next to a health food junkie and you see lots of Fruits, Veggies, and lean Meats in their cart. You’re probably not going to salivate lol, but you will have the subconscious urge to get some healthier options in that cart!
So it’s easy to pick out something that is not so good for you. You look at the picture on the cover or the food itself, say wow that looks good, and put it in the cart. So how do we get those healthier food options into that cart? Let’s start looking at the Nutrition Labels! What are we looking for, Fat, Cholesterol, Carbohydrates? While looking for that content is O.K., I guess. That’s where we make our mistake! Look below the Nutritional Facts at those ingredients. Rule of thumb if it sounds like a chemistry experiment down there, put the item back on the shelf and stroll quickly down the aisle. Try to pick out foods that have less chemistry and are more simple and natural for starters. These foods are more situated on the outer perimeter of the grocery store.
So what section of the grocery store do you start and end? Do you do the peek at the cart thing? Have you ever put something in the cart that you regretted and once you unpacked it at home thought to yourself “Oh well, I bought it so I guess it can’t go to waste”?
Results, also known as the maker or breaker for people who start a new diet. If a person looks and feels the same after a week they tend to just fall off the diet. Why is this? Almost all diets are internet, mail order, or magazine based. Are they tailored to you, your goals, likes, dislikes, work schedule, and activity level. The answer is no! This is one main reason these types of diets fail. They have your money and your left with nothing.
Now where do we see people that have achieved these Results that look and feel amazing? The answer is in magazines, movies, and on the Internet. The truth is a few are genetically gifted while the majority have their own Personal Diet Coach. These diet coaches come over to their homes and cook them meals that are tailored to them and their goals. Ever wonder how fighters look shredded when they weigh in, or when an actor or actress looks totally transformed and amazing? Realistically how can the average person afford to do this, so we go to our infomercials, magizines and the dreaded Internet! The cycle now repeats itself over and over again especially when the new year comes around.
Now this cycle has been broken and people are starting to see drastic Results, yes average people that cant afford the at home diet coach. I have worked with athletes, stay at home moms/dads, brides, spring breakers, every type of person all having their individul goals. What they all have in common is that they saw Results because now, the stay at home diet coach is available to you online!
As your Online Diet Coach, you get the same service except for me taking over your kitchen, I would if I could but I will be severely jet lagged 😕
You receive a personal plan tailored to you and meal tracking via smartphone app (just snap pic meals and it uploads to your coach (he will review your meals and give you feedback). Dont know what to eat? We have that covered with meal suggestions with recipes, custom grocery list or make an appointment with your coach. How about workouts? All over it, as a client you have access to proven workouts to give you the Results you want. How about if I have questions or want to talk to my coach? No problem, as a client you have access to your coaches appointment calendar to schedule as many appointments with him as you need.
This is the secret to results, someone that is there for you when you need them to guide you on your journey. I'll leave you with this last note, have you ever went to the gym and seen someone who is consistently there but doesnt look any different? Diet is the key to your physique, a personal diet 😉
We start a new regiment in our lives and we are so excited about it. That's how we all are, as people. Everyday that passes by we get a little bit more tired of it because it is no longer new and exciting. We are going to stop feeling this way by helping each other and getting results! Seeing and feeling a difference in the way your body looks and feels goes a long way. It keeps us motivated and lets us know our hard work has paid off. So the next time you have that urge to cheat, comeback here, contribute, and lets discuss how we can overcome these urges! Lets keep this blog going and share what makes you want to cheat the most! ......I will start first the dreaded food "Commercials" :(
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