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Let’s Be Real

by in Blog Posts, Lifestyle January 12, 2018

We are not a “one size fits all” society.

We don’t all walk the same way, speak the same language, listen to the same music, have the same social circles, or have the same jobs.

We don’t dress the same, have the same strengths, read the same books, and we all are not inspired by the same people.

We also shouldn’t be doing the same workouts, eating the same foods, sleeping the same amount, drinking the same amounts of water, having the same opinions, spending the same amount of time at work or at play.

We are not a “one size fits all” community.

Every one of us is different. Each one of us on our own journey. Each individual with individual visions and goals.

So I often wonder, why is it when the newest “fad diet” or workout plan arises, it seems that the majority of us think we need to jump on the bandwagon?
“Did you hear, Stacey lost 15 pounds in 5 days on the water diet! I have to try it!”

I had several clients this week asking what diet I think is the best. What workout program would help them lose the most weight?

If what you are doing right now is working for you, continue. If not, ask for some help and shake things up. We all may have some of the same visions, but our goals/steps to get there look quite a bit different.

The ONE thing I will promise you is that when it comes to your health and overall well-being, diets are never the answer. (⇒Key in Keto, South Beach, Adkins, Low Carb Craze, juice cleanses, The Master Cleanse, you name it, etc…..)

Yo Yo Diet

What works for one, may work for another, but it may not. And that is ok.
The more exciting news is that YOUR journey will shift and change, have highs and lows. What worked for you last year may still be working, or you may have hit a plateau. Time for a change. And that is ok too.

Here is the solution. ASK for help if you need it. The right professional with YOUR health at heart will guide you in the right direction for you.
Choose YOUR path. Choose what works for YOU. Choose something you can feel great about and commit to.

My path has changed MANY times over the years. But, currently, here is what I find, fitness and nutrition wise, working best for me from last year and headed into 2018!
– spend at least 5-10 minutes (try for more) each day in prayer/journal/reflections
– Workout at Burn Bootcamp
– Have running goals and surround myself with active people
– I attend hot yoga at least 1-2 times per week most weeks
– Drink at least 1/2 my body weight in water each day
– Limit coffee to 2 cups per day
– pay attention to macros and the way my body reacts to different amounts
– Aim for 11,000 steps 6 days per week
– Limit my wine intake
– Incorporate turmeric, ACV, vitamin D daily
– Eat 90% clean – lots of veggies, lean protein, healthy fats
– Foam roll for AT LEAST 5 minutes daily
– Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night

What does your path look like for the rest of this year?
What areas might you need help with?
Let me hear from you 🙂