Have you heard the phrase too much of anything is bad for you? If you have, it’s completely true, so take it seriously. Even that which is good for you can be bad for you if you have too much of it; for example, too much of any one vitamin can be hazardous to your health. Also, taking more than the recommended dosage of medicines like Tylenol or cold remedies can be a detriment to your health.
The point I’m making is that you have to strive for balance every day in your life. Don’t let too much of a good thing or bad thing wreak havoc in your life. Create those endorphins through activity and then if you are not already doing so, pamper yourself at least on a monthly basis. Do whatever it is that floats your boat. I mean do that thing that gives you relief and balance from the regular humdrum of life.
One of the things that take me there is massage therapy. That is my relief, pamper and therapy all rolled into one that keeps me straight and balanced after my amazing workouts. I like to get in touch with nature as well. Whether it is sitting on the beach and staring into the water and sunset or being in the mountains and taking in the fresh air with the sounds and movements of four-legged creatures running about; it is what grounds me and makes me not only appreciate, but also be grateful for the gifts I have.
It’s a fact that the body by nature always strives for a state of homeostasis, which is inner balance and how we were created. It is totally up to us, however, to be resourceful and mindful in assisting the body with what it needs to keep that peaceful balance internally and externally.
When you find your balance life will become more interesting and exciting and you will be surprised at how much more you’ll get done in a day or even an hour. Also, whether it be with your job, your workout or your love life, you will not only feel more complete, satisfied and confident with yourself, but you’ll find that you are more creative, energetic and motivated to reach your desired goals.
I don’t know if any one person can ever totally be in balance at any one time, because life is what it is and always has surprises for us from time to time, and let’s face it nobody is perfect. The important thing is to strive for it anyway, be forward thinking about it, and understand that balancing your health is your most important jewel – Mind, body and spirit!
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Let me be very clear. An active body is a healthy body and a healthy mind can feed the soul. Try some of these strategies to help put your life in balance, but start one thing at a time so you can achieve a more solid and permanent life adjustment.
First on my list, of course is to MAKE YOUR HEALTH A PRIORITY! GET ACTIVE and ENROLL IN A HEALTHY EATING PROGRAM! No way around it. Just take a walk to get yourself started if you haven’t already. This will help to clear your mind to make some good eating choices!
Take time to be still with yourself everyday and listen to your soul. That means shutting out the noise like TV, radio, cell phones, people talking and all the other bells and whistles in your life. This will help you find answers!
Pamper yourself. Give yourself the rewards and tender care it wants and needs. Make sure it is not edible though. Understand that it doesn’t have to be expensive either. Massage, an outfit, or tea with the girls and some good conversation are some choices. This will help you to recover!
Expand your horizons by learning something new like a foreign language. It will stimulate your mind! Or find a hobby you are passionate about. It will help you find your purpose!
Now you know what to do. My fit fax tips can guide you to a good start. And remember this IS just a start. There is so much more!
Do you have balance in your life? What is it that you have to work on to find your balance?
Unless you live in places like California, gone are the carefree days of summer when waking up with the sun meant extra time for running, walking, hiking, cycling and countless other activities that help you keep fit for the skin-bearing summer. Like it or not, we are in the middle of winter and the dreaded doldrums of winter – like snow, high winds and rain have crept in and literally taken over.
Not only that, the shorter days pose a threat to exercise and fitness routines in addition to the seasonal holidays that are filled with decadent dishes daring to tip the scales in the wrong direction. I’m sure you can relate.
Well all of that can dampen your spirits when it comes time for working out. Right? Well…maybe and maybe not. In climates where winter brings shorter days, longer nights and frigid temperatures, it’s easy to let exercise routines slip by the wayside.
But I say not to worry, because there are ways to keep motivation high and conquer those obstacles during the winter months. Here’s the deal…you don’t have to completely dodge indulgence, but sticking to a healthy plan of living can help you stay fit year-round.
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To emerge from the winter just as fit as you entered it, I want you to try the following tips to help you stay on track and keep motivation high. These are four of my favorites that I have used repeatedly to stay in shape.
Join a fun exercise class. It may be difficult to get out of bed just to go to the gym and do the same old same old, but joining a new spin or yoga class can be just the change you need to keep you motivated.
Invest in a stationary bike or treadmill. With winter come new episodes of your favorite prime time TV shows. Take advantage of the extra time spent watching television time by adding some exercise component. You can look forward to seeing how the plots and characters develop and stay fit.
Hold on to the muscle you developed over the summer by doing some weight training exercises at home. You can do body weight exercises or with a couple of dumbbells get in a fast and complete workout. Make it fun by challenging yourself during TV commercials to see how many exercises you can complete.
Control your portion sizes. Winter is packed with wonderful holiday traditions that naturally come with mouth-watering and calorie-rich foods. Don’t overdo it. After you fill your plate, divide your portions in half. Eat half and save the rest for another day. While you won’t be depriving yourself, you won’t be overdoing it either.
Now you know what to do. My fit fax tips, can guide you. You can stay fit this winter with no excuses necessary. So if you haven’t already, hunker down for the season and don’t forget about fun seasonal activities like snowshoeing, sledding and cross-country skiing.
Now think deep down…What is the biggest thing that has prevented you from working out on any given day aside from the winter months?
Can I be your Valentine? Is that what I hear you saying right now…I mean this time of year? Sure! Why not? It is said in so many different ways and different languages that it can be infectious. It’s in the media, it’s in all the special Valentine’s Day sales, and it’s in all the chatter with people buying up special gifts and participating in special ceremonies.
This is a day to honor the loves in our lives (so they say) and more than any other day people are sharing love and making babies. The fact is… We all need love and want love on this day; on any day and every day we crave it.
We all want a soul mate right? Well think about this. How about being your own soul mate first? How about starting out with some self-love? Although I am now known as America’s #1 expert on looking Fit, Fierce & Fabulous after 40, the truth is, I used to be one of those people too who didn’t love themselves and I know there are still too many people who don’t love themselves or their bodies. As a coach I hear about it all the time.
Think of it this way. This is a day to honor your body, your spirit, and your livelihood first before you can turn to the loves of your lives. Who is more deserving of your love than you yourself?
Self-love is sexy! You know why? When you love yourself others can see it, and they are drawn like a magnet to you. Work on you so you feel good about you. Work on your body so you love your body and as a result you will love your life and prosper.
Start with my warm-up video and move with me to begin that process.
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~ My Valentines wish for you is, that you will make it a priority to put health first, and loving others second. That way, the two become one and as a result you will experience ecstasy and love on a far deeper level.
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Calm your mind and your spirit by beginning your day with meditation. It will help you focus on your goals of the day and help you complete the daily task to get you there. Additionally, it will help you resolve any unfinished history.
To celebrate your special day, find something other than what you can put in your mouth like all the chocolate candy and sweets out there to satisfy you. But if you must and you just need to wet your whistle, try instead just two strawberries dipped in REAL Chocolate. Then savor it between you and your partner.
Do something fun and active to honor your body and burn those calories. Now I know what comes to mind first when you think of activity on Valentine’s Day…Making love right?! I know…I’m a psyche. ☺ Well, that is usually a part of the perceived action anyway and well I’m there with you. So let me get you started on that or whatever else you have in mind with my warm up video.
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Welcome back to my Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous after 40 Fridays!
This week we are answering the question: “What is the best time for me to do my workout – Morning, afternoon, or evening?
I know why I’ve been asked this question so often, because if you’ve got to do the time, you want to make it count. You want to totally maximize on your time in the gym, right? Am I right? Right! You’re a smart cookie.
Here’s what you have to consider. First, you have to think about what time is the best time to space out time for myself where I won’t get a lot of interference. The other thing you have to think about is, “Am I a morning person or an evening person?” You put those things together, and it will bring you to your personal best time of day to workout. That time is when you are going to be most consistent with doing your exercise because it will be the most convenient. That’s where the magic is and that’s what counts. That’s what you have to think about.
If you are a morning person, and you don’t mind giving up some of that precious sleeping time, then morning is going to be the best time for you to workout.
If you are an evening person, and your job cuts off at 4 or 5 o’clock, if you can get out of the office at that time, evening is going to be your best workout time.
Some people have flexibility. If you are a business owner, then you can schedule out your own time. In that case choose whether morning or evening is best for your lifestyle. Maybe even afternoons could be the best time for you. If it is, workout during lunch time then eat lunch.
If none of what I said matters and any time of day will work for you, then I recommend that morning workouts are best for you. In the morning is when you will have the least amount of interference. Studies show people who workout in the morning is most successful. That is certainly my best time.
I love working out in the mornings. Number one, you don’t have to worry like you do at the end of the day or in the middle of the day about getting caught up with meetings or extra projects or getting caught up on the phone. Think about that. I’ve had all of that happen.
In the mornings, what also happens is OMG! You get this burst of energy! You get psyched for the day! You are able to handle those projects, those phone calls, those unruly people in your life very easily and calmly. What’s more is — you feel good. You just feel good! That’s those endorphins that work for you throughout the day. When I don’t get that, it’s like a cup of coffee in the morning for me; then my day is not the same. The next time you think about your day and planning out your workout and what time is best for you, think about that.
The most important thing is that you are consistent and you make it a habit; a lifetime habit. That’s the goal.
My Fabulous Fit Fax!
Choose your workout time around the time of day that works best for you and your lifestyle – You are more likely to be consistent and therefore successful.
If you choose to workout in the evenings don’t let co-workers or the boss compromise your time to get to the gym. Block off your calendar with the note: “Life or death meeting – Must attend” aka “Gotta get my workout on!” Think of it as a life insurance policy. Later everyone including you will appreciate the benefits.
If you choose to workout in the mornings make sure you get in the habit of getting a good night’s rest so you can get up in the mornings. Yes, it’s a tradeoff – sleep for workout, but somebody’s gotta do it! ☺ Smile…It may be difficult at first, but once you establish a routine you won’t want it any other way.
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Until next week…Keep it moving, Baby!
Now I want to hear from you… What time of day do you workout? Why? How’s it working for you?