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Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle For the Busy Body

American’s lifestyles have become notorious for being ridiculously busy and having us always on the go. Unfortunately, our health has taken a back seat to the rest of our daily activities and this is leading to a rapidly increasing amount of Americans whom are obese or overweight. If you pair our always on the go lifestyle with always on the go food, its as easy as 1+1=2. Fast food is the worst food for you, and since you are not working out, you do begin to double from your previous size.

Most people i talk to complain their is just not enough time in the day for them to get an efficient workout. I run a full time IT consulting company, and still manage to workout daily. The key with fitness is priority. I understand you may not have 2 hours to devote to working out, but I am sure you can find 30 minutes, if you match that up with waking up an extra 30 minutes earlier, you have given yourself a full hour to get a very efficient workout. You should not be working your muscles out for more than an hour anyways, since your body then begins to release cortisol afterwards which is a cannibalistic enzyme. This provides the opposite effect of what you are trying to achieve. So, what kind of workout should you do?

I am sure you have all seen 300, or maybe Terrell Owens enthralled in himself over his body. They are both the product of circuit training(very very intense circuit training, but nonetheless). Circuit training for me is the most effective workout routine for multiple reasons.

  • It is by far the fastest and most efficient way to workout, great for the busy bees in the world.
  • If you are looking to shred fat and gain muscle, look no further.
  • You are constantly moving from one exercise to another, great for burning extra calories rather than sit around for 2 minutes resting.
  • You build lean muscle mass, which in simplified terms is Brad Pitt, Gerard Butler, and Adriana Lima

For the majority of people reading this you are probably out of your teens and done with athletics, so the big ,bulky, macho man appearance may not be what your looking for. Circuit training is for the individual looking to build lean muscle mass, so ladies, have no fear of becoming a bulky bodybuilder. An effective 12-week workout routine can very easily transform your body, with just one hour of exercise a day. An average circuit workout should take 40 minutes, and you must do cardio at least 3 times a week if not more. I recommend running for 20 to 30 minutes, or swimming laps for 10 to 15. Don’t expect to be able to run or swim consistently, but gradually begin to decrease the amount of breaks you need to take to complete your cardio. Swimming is an amazing workout, and possibly the toughest cardio i have done. It is very gentle on the body since you are not pounding on pavement, and will have you gasping for air from just a few laps. I recommend finding a proper circuit training workout for yourself on various websites. They are a great resource for any information you may need as well as all types of great workout routines. Use their motivational stories to help keep you going, and don’t give up.

Last but not least, and probably the most important is eating. I am not a certified nutritionist so i am legally unable to provide any diet recommendations. But i will say to please remove the word diet from your vocabulary, because that will not get the job done. You will fall right back into a rut if you try to diet, you need to lead a healthy lifestyle. If you drink two sodas a day, gradually decrease your intake till you can replace them with water or some other healthy beverage like green tea. Water works miracles for your body and also allows protein to synthesize with your muscles better enabling better muscle development. You need to slowly decrease your fat intake, and try to stay away from all fast food. It is a heart plug disguised in food form, and is a body killer. Increase your protein intake to help with muscle recovery and growth, and eat mostly healthy carbohydrates such as oats, grain, and whole wheat pasta. Once you gradually make the change to a healthy lifestyle you will feel much more confident in yourself, more energetic, and your spouse or significant other won’t be complaining either(we should embrace that moment).

Email me with any questions you may have. 🙂

Best of luck

14 Ways to Improve Your Body Image

It took me a long, long time to fully understand that the struggle with my body image was keeping me from growing and expanding my entire life. I realized, in the process of struggling with my body image issues, I was disconnected from my personal power.

If I had been connected to my personal power, I would not have been critical of my body at all. I would have honored myself and only noticed my beauty and wonder. I would have taken action to create my most yummy life.

Instead, I stayed in pain and missed opportunities for fun, love, and adventure.

My BIG turning point was when I realized my body images issues were nothing but a BIG DISTRACTION keeping me in hiding, preventing me from taking risk and living the life I really wanted to live.

I deeply began to understand that obsessing about my body was a big decoy because I was really afraid of not being enough, failing, measuring up, to receive love, my life change, and so on, and so on.

I now know how to live a life FREE from struggling with body image issues, and I want to help you find this freedom too. It’s very empowering and life changing.

I learned a huge reason why we struggle. Struggling only keeps us from expanding and up-leveling our life and business. Body image issues constrict us (at every level) and deplete and drain us, and keep us imprisoned. It blocks true intimacy with life, keeping us from savoring or experiencing it fully.

When we obsess about our body, it is a huge indication that something is out of alignment within our heart, mind and life. It shows us we are disconnected from our truth and personal power and are hiding from what we are really afraid of.

Many women I have worked with have struggled with their body image. It breaks my heart because I know these women really desire a full and bodacious life with complete emotional and financial freedom.

Body image issues are a big distraction, keeping you confined from taking action and fully creating the life you want.

Here are some guidelines you can follow to move away from body image issues and into full freedom where you love your body and allow success to come to you:

Who would you be and what would do (confident, happy, blissful, really successful)?

  1. Your body is completely brilliant and takes care of all things for you. Honor it. Respect it. Fuel it and listen to it.
  2. Create a list of all the wonderful things your body lets you do. Read it and add to it often. Example: I love my legs because they take me great places and I get to see so many wonderful places with them.
  3. Make peace. Your body is a beautiful vessel that carries your soul.
  4. When you obsess about your body image, ask yourself this question: “What is it that I really want in my life that I do not yet have?”
  5. Visualize feeling amazing in your body and skin. Fully connect to it. This will instantly empower you to take better care of it.
  6. Re-focus on something that you really love about your body (you will find it be willing to look with love).
  7. Reflect on all the things you really want to accomplish in your life and business. Realize that if you shift your focus away from negative thoughts about your body, you’ll move into beautiful thoughts of achieving your true dreams and desires. This shift will instantly make you feel better.
  8. Make a list of the things you have put off due to body image issues, then go and take action on one item. Notice how fantastic this feels.
  9. Write a Thank You letter to your body for all it’s wonder and beauty.
  10. Rest and nourish your body like royalty. Rest, replenish, stretch, massage, hydrate, and moisturize it.
  11. Exercise because it connects you with your personal power and makes your body healthy, strong, and shapely.
  12. Think back to a time in your life when you felt good about your body and connect to this feeling again. You will take inspired action from this feeling state.
  13. Write a list of at least 10 positive things about yourself and add to this list daily.
  14. When you find yourself being harsh on your body, get curious and find out what your really afraid of.

Doing even one of these action items will shift your energy, connect you with your beautiful body, and move you into a place that allows more abundance in your life.