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ON SUNDAY I WITNESSED SOMETHING SPECIAL

20 Jan

My husbands sister Brittani and her two little ones spent last week with us in California.  The kids have never been to Disneyland so this was definitely the anticipated highlight of the vacation for them.  Of course it was magical for them but I witnessed something magical myself that evening while waiting for our restaurant reservation at the Grand Californian Hotel.

To my surprise who do I see… Chris & Heidi Powell (hosts of ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss television series).  They were passing through the lobby appropriately from the gym which was obvious with the visible sweat on their gym clothed bodies.

I don’t know Chris & Heidi personally, I of course know of them professionally, and have heard countless nice things about them.  Well… I witnessed it for myself.

The gratitude they showed these strangers who support their T.V wellness efforts was astonishing.  Not since working with Carol Burnett on “Once Upon a Mattress” film have I witnessed people of fame so generous of their time and energy in public.

They didn’t just stop and take photos with their fans, they engaged them with genuine interest in them and made the moment special.

Why am I sharing this with you? Because it’s one thing to be on T.V to inspire, motivate and challenge people to better themselves, it’s even more powerful and impactful to also match that off camera.  People have options in what they invest in watching on T.V and to see Chris & Heidi value people who support them warms my heart.  It’s a good reminder to live in gratitude.

Hopefully you already watch ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” series cause it’s a great show! It’s motivating & inspiring for all people, not just those needing or looking to drop unhealthy weight.

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4 Slim Down Tips for any Special Event.

9 Oct

TIP 1.  Eat for fuel not for fun.  Watch the eating out.  If you do, sauce on the side, go for a lean meat with steamed veggies, always ask “no butter, no oil, as healthy as can be please”. You would be shocked at what junk a restaurant will put in your food for flavoring.  DO NOT skip your breakfast! Food before coffee.  Split your lunch into two portions, separate the feedings by 2 hours.  Cut the carbs in the evening. Eating 6 small meals a day will increase your metaboic rate and burn more calories throughout the day.  This is a good start.

TIP 2.  Workout to intensity.  Find your workout intensity, push through the discomfort.  If you are feeling the burn then you are doing it right. 40 mins weight resistance program, 20 mins interval cardio. 1 hour at the gym max!

TIP 3.  Add morning cardio.  After breakfast hit the  streets for a morning jog, or attack the stairs at your house.  Up quickly, down slowly, this is ideal interval cardio.

TIP 4.  Lemon your water.  There are so many benefits to putting lemon in your water.  Most important it burns more calories. Also relieves many digestion problems. Great for the skin with it’s anti-aging properties.  It can remove wrinkles and blackheads, Toothache or bad breath – Lemon water will help.  Tonsil issues, gargle lemon water frequently.  With it’s high potassium content, lemon water can help control high blood pressure.  It has been known to cure respiratory problems, breathing problems and helps someone suffering from asthma.  Lemons can treat rheumatism and arthritis as it’s a diuretic and flushes out bacteria and toxins.

Today’s Tip: “THE WORLD IS YOUR GYM” – Clean House and Shape Up!

7 Aug

OK, let’s put a BOUNCE IN OUR STEP.  Get excited!  Just motivating your day with energy and enthusiasm will start you on your fitness path.

Do you have chores around the house?  Let’s try lunges and squats in between picking up those toys.  How about a dirty kitchen?  Let’s see how quickly we can clean up that mess.  Let’s do some calf raises while folding laundry.  We can play with the kids outside, like doing some jumping jacks.  How about walking your kids to school and jogging or speed walking back home listening to some of your favorite tunes?  Do you have stairs?  Climb them.  What about while watching some evening T.V.? Try stretching, or doing some couch sitting squats.  Turn your regular day into a fitness day.

Too many people, especially women, try and control their weight (size) by under eating.  This NEVER works. You may have a skinny body, but it will be an unhealthy one that is not capable of sustaining vital activity or longevity.  Eat your small portioned breakfast, divide your lunch into two small portions, and separate them by 3 hours. Eat your carb free dinner, and have 2 protein small snacks in the day.  This totals 6 times during the day you should be consuming food.  It works. Keep the portions down, but eat them often.

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TODAY’S TIP: STOP DRINKING SODA! HERE ARE SOME OF THE SIDE EFFECTS! HY(POP)LASIA

4 Aug

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Your Baby is your trainer – Another exercise for moms

13 Apr

When performing these lunges make sure the focus of your movement is to the corners rather then straight forward, this is to help avoid any pressure put on those precious little legs and feet of your little one.

Aim for 100 using the right leg forward (corner) and back (corner).  And 100 using the left leg forward (corner) and back (corner).

 

SLOW DOWN & ENJOY YOUR FOOD (Eat with your opposite hand)

26 Mar

BUSY BUSY BUSY! We all seem to live busy lives and this is apparent in our eating as well.  Slowing down your eating WILL give your stomach time to tell your brain it’s full a lot sooner than if you shovel food in as quickly as possible.

TRY THIS TIP:   Eat with your opposite hand.  As strange as this sounds, it works.  For all you overeaters out there, or if you are always scarfing down your food way too quickly, slow it down with this technique.  You will become fuller – faster.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

24 Mar

“If we all were responsible meat eaters (organic, humane, and know where we are getting our animal products), then we would not only be healthier and more chemically balanced, but we would be more energetically in tune with our planet.” — Craig Ramsay as heard on The Ricki Lake Show May 2013

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