Wednesday, April 22, 2015

My review of the 3 Day Refresh Program

Happy Wednesday!

Take a look at my most recent video on my experience with my first round of the 3 Day Refresh! Now don’t judge; I am getting ready to work out so I am not all dolled up! But I thought it was important to share it with you since I was inspired to let you know what you should expect from the experience should you decide this is something you would like to try. I hope you find this helpful. Please comment below and let me know your thoughts. Be well. To your Health, Cheers!


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Remembering who you are

There are times in this life when you meet people for the first time and you try to be cordial and engage them in conversation and you realize you made a mistake. In your efforts to be friendly, you realize that your compassionate spirit is really not for everyone.

It is a shame to realize that some people are just miserable and wish to stay that way. All they truly want out of their life is someone to keep them company in their misery and not change whatever it is that is making them miserable. Their unwillingness to learn is comprised entirely by the banging noise of their own voice to the point where they cannot hear another opinion much less any voice of reason. This comfort with misery is truly a disappointing stain on the human condition. This is why for truly positive people, it is important to be self-aware and never lose yourself or lower your standards by taking offense and firing back at people whose only purpose is to engage you in an ugly battle that is not worth the air or energy it took to entertain the fight. LIFE IS TOO DAMN SHORT.

My affirmation from the experience? Pay attention to the body language and frankly, the verbal language of people that you interact with. Know your priorities. Know what your goals are. Determine if this person remotely fits anywhere within your priorities or goals. Follow your instincts. Finally, act accordingly. Dismiss people who are negative and do not line up with your priorities or goals. Do not engage negative people in a “diss” match because it only serves to fuel their idiocy and brings you to a level that you will only be ashamed of later. Take control and simply distance yourself from these people. If you reach out to the negative people at all, it should be to thank them because they didn’t even try to hide who they really were. They decide to reveal the a$$hole they were upfront. Nevertheless, they will take your lack of response to their absurdity as weakness but that is not your concern. You will know that from this experience you prevailed because you know who you are, you do not succumb to foolishness and you are a stronger individual for the experience.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Summer Is Just Around The Corner!

What are doing to prepare for summer? Are you going to the gym? Do you have a structured program with a trainer helping you with proper exercise for your fitness level? Are you working with a nutritionist who is helping you with meal planning? If not, then you may be interested in a fitness and nutrition plan that includes a structured exercise program, meal plans to help you reign in your nutrition and a Coach (that's me) that will be with you every step of the way.

I am looking for people who would like to improve their health through fitness, proper nutrition and the support and motivation of a team. Studies show that individuals who are trying to live a healthier lifestyle, get better results when they receive the support of other people than individuals who try to go it alone.

When you join my accountability group, you have the assurance that it will be led by a person who has been there and done that, has the t-shirt, coffee mug, writing tablet and pen to match. Simply put, I have been there. You will also be in a group with others that are starting this journey with you or others who may be trying to get back on track. No matter the make up of the group, you will be part of a group of people who are going along the same path as you and you will never be alone.

You might think it is too late to get in shape and begin a path to a healthier version of you. I started my own journey when I was 38 and have continued on this journey to this day. Fitness and nutrition is a lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle is a journey that is honored by the accountability and support of others that are on the same path as you are.

Feel free to leave me a comment letting me know that you would like to be part of our group! Invite your friends! It will be the best decision you ever made.

Can Cooking At Home Really Save You Money?

One of my pet peeves is when people believe they HAVE to eat out because they don’t know how to cook.

But why?

Cooking is a skill like any other skill that you can learn. Some may even say it is a necessary skill. Isn’t eating a home cooked, healthy meal a necessity to ensure your good health? When you cook at home you know what it is that you are putting in your mouth because you prepared it yourself. Aren’t you worth taking the time to cook a meal that is healthy for you? Of course you are! Allow me to help you cook at home.

It just so happens that cooking is a passion of mine. I just love, love, love to cook. I know, I know, I am the weird one here. Because I am the weird one, I want to put together some really simple recipes so that you can prepare meals at home. Some meals take less than 30 minutes to prepare. So there is no excuse why you can’t prepare your own meals. Cooking can be simple and satisfying both to the palate and the pocket book!

So, if you are interested, let me know by leaving a comment with your e-mail address and I’ll start sending you “My Daily Recipe” once a day. To all the cynics who think, “I never learned how to cook so why learn now?”, I say, trust me. Once you learn how to prepare your own meals, you will never go hungry and you might even grow to love cooking. You are going to be amazed at the sense of accomplishment you gain by cooking at home. (Not to mention the swell to your budget!)

Take the time to say thanks!

When you have a mentor and a good friend or family member that is truly a 'ride or die', you gotta thank them from time to time. You...