Archive for September, 2013

Stay On Track This Time!

September 30, 2013

What went wrong?  Why did you fail last time?

Most people have great intentions and start an exercise program over and over and over again.  They decide to start working out and eat healthy and within a few months, for whatever reason, find themselves back where they started.  Something like a New Year’s resolution, summer, a wedding or a reunion sparks their interest and motivates them to try again.  They decide they will go on a diet or they will exercise every day.

Eventually, most people fail again because they are basically mimicking exactly what they did last time. 

Why do people get in the bad habit of just repeating past attempts doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result – isn’t that the definition for insanity?  The bottom line is that whatever forced you off track last time, will more than likely surface again. 

trackThis time, though, things are going to be different. You are going to be prepared and you are going to stay on track this time!  You need to develop a strategy for overcoming roadblocks posed by work, kids, fatigue or lack of time.  We are going to determine how you are going to balance it all.  For example, if previously you found work or family responsibilities got in the way of you achieving your goals, your strategy may be to book your workout appointments into your schedule like you would any other appointment. You will carve that time out for you, your most important asset! You would not cancel a business appointment with an important client or cancel your yearly physical with your doctor.  Likewise,

you must never cancel your workouts. 

Another strategy may be to Read more on Stay On Track This Time!…

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Surround Yourself With Great People!

September 23, 2013

Surround Yourself With Great People & Choose Your Friends Wisely

This past weekend, I was uploading photos from our Summer of fun and adventures.  It made me reflect how lucky I am to have such an incredible group of friends who like to participate in events and activities with me. Then it made me think that that’s what absolutely every body needs!

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If you want to be great, you have to surround yourself with great people.  If you want to be healthy and active, surround yourself with active and healthy people.  If you want to commit to eating a healthy diet, surround yourself with people who are also committed to that.  You are who you hang with! 
 
So if all your friends drink, eat pizza and chicken wings and sit around watching TV all day, that’s probably what you will do as well.  And don’t get me wrong, I enjoy living it up as well but, my friends and I all understand, we’ve got to earn it first!

 

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Everybody needs people in their life who inspire them, challenge them, build them up, support them and encourage them to reach for their potential, their personal best.

 

 

Some people will pull you up and others will pull you down – it’s your decision who you will give your time to.

It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to disown your current group of friends but here’s some ideas Read more on Surround Yourself With Great People!…

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Kegel Your Way to Better Health

September 16, 2013

peeNo one talks about it but it’s a problem that many women have to deal with on a day to day basis after child-birth.  Urinary incontinence, an inability to control urine flow, can be a socially embarrassing problem that can be managed.  Stress incontinence or the loss of urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or jump or endurance incontinence, an inability to make it to the bathroom in time is often a result of a weakening of your pelvic floor muscles.  It makes sense that if you strengthen those particular muscles, you’ll reduce the chances of having to endure regular embarrassing episodes.

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Ways To Prevent ACL Injuries

September 9, 2013

We are heavy into football, soccer and basketball seasons and the ski season will be here in no time.  All athletes – young and old – are susceptible to suffering a debilitating Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury.  I thought this would be a good time to discuss what athletes can do to minimize their risk for this injury.

The American Physical Therapy Association urges athletes to adopt the following program (exercises listed below) that includes specialized stretching, strengthening, agility and jumping exercises to help lower the risk of ACL injuries.

One study conducted on 1,435 NCAA Division 1 female soccer athletes found the exercises listed below had an overall ACL injury rate 41 percent lower than the control group.  That is impressive results!  So if you know an athlete, cut this article out for them and have them perform these exercises before each practice or game.  You may save them weeks of pain, surgery and rehabilitation! Read more on Ways To Prevent ACL Injuries…

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Fall Back Into Fitness, Fall Back Into YOU!

September 4, 2013

Kids are back to school soon.  Yahoo!  Oops, did I say that out loud?! 🙂

GF_3September is a very busy time in the fitness industry, only second to New Year’s Resolutions.  Summer holidays are over, school is back in session and now it’s time for YOU!  Take advantage of this natural tendency to turn over a new leaf, so to speak, and let’s get aggressive with your health and fitness program. 

Nutrition:

Summer time BBQs, S’Mores by the camp-fire and ice cream treats can tend to pack on a few extra pounds over the summer encouraging many to feel ready to get back to eating super healthy and watching what they eat a little more closely. Read more on Fall Back Into Fitness, Fall Back Into YOU!…

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