TRUTH RIGHT THERE. IF YOU NEED HELP WITH KITCHEN PART, JOIN OUR GROUP IN JANUARY – WE WILL BE DOING THE ADVOCARE 24 DAY CHALLENGE TO RESET A HEALTHY EATING ROUTINE. IT HELPS KICK THE BAD HABITS TO THE CURB AND ESTABLISHES NEW GOOD EATING HABITS. IT ALSO CLEANS OUT THE SYSTEM – MUCH LIKE AN OIL CHANGE – SO WE CAN ABSORB THOSE IMPORTANT NUTRIENTS FROM THE FOOD WE EAT AND THE SUPPLEMENTS THAT FILL IN THE GAPS.
Whether you work the gym into your weekly routine, attend exercise classes, work with a trainer or workout at home, you have intentionally added fitness to your routine. I hope you have found a workout program that is efficient in getting you to your goals, is safe in preventing injuries and building your body stronger, not tearing it down and is something you enjoy doing. Even still, it’s part of your routine. In normal life, we workout to reach a goal – weather it’s to decrease body fat, strengthen muscle, improve cardiovascular system, or provide a “home” we can live in that will support our lifestyle and help us to live to the fullest… and the list goes on. When I’m on vacation, however, you will not find me in a typical hotel gym or visiting a familiar health club to get in a workout. Nope. The essence of vacation is to pause all (or as much) of life that produces stress and requires diligent focus, right? You know, all the routines and demands of life. It’s a time to rest, gain new perspective and refresh the soul. I believe this to be good and true for you physically as well as mentally. Now if you de-stress and “relax” at the gym – more power to ya!
I am NOT implying that vacations need to be lazy. NOT. AT. ALL! Vacation should also include adventure, and this is where activity happens. Staying ACTIVE on vacation can be a lot of fun and will push your body in ways it’s not use to! At the end of the day, this mind set will remove the guilt that accompanies “missing a workout”. Guilt can be replaced by fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment knowing that you’ve challenged your body beyond it’s norm. I like to think of this like a “free” workout”! And you will be able to return back to your normal routine once you get home without missing a beat.
5. KALE helps combat inflammation! And arterial plaque formation! WOW! Food friends like avocado, olive oil, and lemon juice go great with kale and make the health-promoting compounds that are in kale even more powerful!
Oh, be sure to buy this power-house food in the organic section because it is one of the crops to most likely have residual pesticides.
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This morning I was reading the book of Proverbs in the bible
and something stuck out that I want to share.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
I have seen God be faithful to this promise in my life many times.
In the area of health and fitness, for instance, we can get extremely confused on what we should do. What is the best “diet”? What is the best exercise program? What food brands are best? The answers contradict each other. Who do I listen to? Every new fad claims to be the answer. Every topic seems to be debatable.
It is confusing and overwhelming!
Not only do I search to find the right way to keep me and my family healthy, but I am responsible to you as a health and fitness trainer! It is a HUGE responsibility that I don’t take lightly. I don’t want to be pulled in by the latest trends, I just want to give the best advise and true information.
This responsibility is bigger than me.
The GOOD NEWS is that I have a God who cares about even the smallest things in my life… and yours!
Invite Him into your meal planning.
Invite Him into your grocery shopping.
Invite Him into your cooking.
Invite Him into your workouts.
Invite Him into your muscle repair after your workout.