Monthly Archives: October 2011

Best Workout Inspiration for Women

How Bad Do You Want It?

Everyone in life claims to want things for themselves. For a lot of us out there its fitness. People preach I want to have a smaller stomach, bigger muscles, hot body, and or just better general fitness.

For my movie fans out there you will understand the qoute. “Act as if”

You need to “act as if” all these things are coming to you, you can not let yourself syke yourself out when trying to get in shape. Yes it will take hard work, yes it will take dedication, yes you will have to cut out the sugars, sweets, and extra large portions but if the juice is worth the squueze to you make the good choices.

I inspire my clients differently based on their backgrounds and personalities but one inspiration method I like to use is picture yourself on the beach in your bathing suit, are you happy with what everyone is looking at? If so great dog your workouts, but if your not then push yourself through your workout.

I tell people to picture something that bothered them, maybe a mean angry boss, a loss they suffered, a memory of being hurt. Something that will ignite anger, passion, and drive inside your body that will help the outside of your body.

So my recomendation to all you fitgoers out there is grab a hold of something in your memories that gets you going from the inside out and take it to the gym. Act as if you belong in that gym and are going to own it and you adventually will, no one ever got in shape by saying o well i guess I am fat and unhealthy lets go sit on the couch.

THE FIRST STEP IS THE FIRST STEP, its yours to make.

Procrastination, the new lifestyle trend.

So how many of us out there live on our cell phones. Update blogs and statuses about what we need to do by the hour but never actually do it? I can admit that I am on the verge of trying to accomplish things early in the day from now on. I have found out that writing to do lists are the easiest way to get tasks done, does anyone have any good tricks on how to end procrastination?

CPRIME Bands the next big thing…!?

A CPrime bands acts like a car antenna drawing in electromagnetic energy that your body uses to become highly efficient. The technology inside cPRIME consists of a patent-pending antenna array that is designed to absorb, redirect, and balance the electromagnetic energy around the human body. When the electromagnetic field is in proper balance, it supports the functioning of every system in the body. When the field is out of balance, the body cannot function at peak levels. cPRIME is designed to restore balance, enabling peak performance and a subsequent improvement in overall well-being.

I know a lot of people say things like this are a scam but I can tell you myself that I sleep deeper, longer, and feel much more energy on long drawn out days. There is tons of research on this product and the technology is patent pending unlike a lot of the magnetic bands you have seen in that past. I have a few of these bands myself so if your curious, or even if you want to prove me wrong, I’ll give you one for free for 5 days and you can tell me if you see the difference.

Lead by Example

Should our children have cell phones?!

A few of my friends have gotten their children cell phones to stay in touch with them but at what age is too young?

I am a firm believer that cell phones, video games, and television are all poison to kids young developing minds. While television programs and games can be educational so can real life human interaction and experiences. Our society is technologically driven and your kids will have plenty of time to be obsessed with their new game cube or iPhone but for now let them be kids.

I will go with 13 as the earliest age a child could get a cell phone since this is when personalities, behaviors, impulses, and physical characteristics start to change. A child could get in a lot of trouble in these years (yes a few stories come to mind) so having contact to their parents for help would be huge, but would it aid in the trouble making?

Tell me what you think? Do your children have phones?

For every woman that has the mindset of gyms being men only……WATCH!!!

These young ladies are some of the toughest and hard-working trainees around, but they are just like everyone else in the crossfit family. They work hard, play hard, and push themselves past their own limits. Notice that the weight on the bar is almost their body weight.

Our Children Are Obese! The need for PE, and lifestyle changes in our youth.

The problem of childhood obesity in the United States has grown considerably in recent years. Between 16 and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese.  THIS MEANS 1 of every 4 of american children are severely over weight.

  •  Unhealthy weight gain due to poor diet and lack of exercise is responsible for over 300,000 deaths each year.
  • The annual cost to society for obesity is estimated at nearly $100 billion.
  • Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise.

What is obesity?

A child is not considered obese until the weight is at least 10 percent higher than what is recommended for the height and body type.  Obesity most commonly begins in childhood between the ages of 5 and 6, and during adolescence.  Studies have shown that a child who is obese between the ages of 10 and 13 has an 80 percent chance of becoming an obese adult.

What causes obesity?
The causes of obesity are complex and include genetic, biological, behavioral and cultural factors.  Basically, obesity occurs when a person eats more calories than the body burns up.  If one parent is obese, there is a 50 percent chance that the children will also be obese.  However, when both parents are obese, the children have an 80 percent chance of being obese.  Although certain medical disorders can cause obesity, less than 1 percent of all obesity is caused by physical problems.

  • poor eating habits
  • overeating or binging
  • lack of exercise (i.e., couch potato kids)
  • family history of obesity
  • medical illnesses (endocrine, neurological problems)
  • medications
  • stressful life events or changes (separations, divorce, moves, deaths, abuse)
  • family and peer problems
  • low self-esteem
  • depression or other emotional problems

What are risks and complications of obesity?
There are many risks and complications with obesity.  Physical consequences include:

  • increased risk of heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • breathing problems
  • trouble sleeping

Child and adolescent obesity is also associated with increased risk of emotional problems.  Teens with weight problems tend to have much lower self-esteem and be less popular with their peers.  Depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder can also occur.

Ways to manage obesity in children and adolescents include:

  • start a weight-management program
  • change eating habits (eat slowly, develop a routine)
  • plan meals and make better food selections (eat less fatty foods, avoid junk and fast foods)
  • control portions and consume less calories
  • increase physical activity (especially walking) and have a more active lifestyle
  • know what your child eats at school
  • eat meals as a family instead of while watching television or at the computer
  • do not use food as a reward
  • limit snacking
  • attend a support group (e.g., Overeaters Anonymous)

Obesity frequently becomes a lifelong issue.  The reason most obese adolescents gain back their lost pounds is that after they have reached their goal, they go back to their old habits of eating and exercising.  An obese adolescent must therefore learn to eat and enjoy healthy foods in moderate amounts and to exercise regularly to maintain the desired weight.  Parents of an obese child can improve their child’s self esteem by emphasizing the child’s strengths and positive qualities rather than just focusing on their weight problem.

When a child or adolescent with obesity also has emotional problems, a child and adolescent psychiatrist can work with the child’s family physician to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.  Such a plan would include reasonable weight loss goals, dietary and physical activity management, behavior modification, and family involvement.

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Today is the first day of tommorow. Here are a few tips to getting yourself into shape.

Today is the first day of tommorow. Here are a few tips to getting yourself into shape.

  1. Keep a journal of everything that you eat and drink throughout the day.
  2. Take the stairs, park your car in the furthest parking space from the stores, skip the escalater in Macy’s.
  3. Portion control and Meal pace. Put your meal on a coffee cup plate, if you finish this meal wait 10 minutes if you are still hungry go for seconds, and continue. Our culture has us shoveling meals down as fast as we can but our body needs time to react to the nutrients you are feeding it, our stomach needs time to tell our brains we are full but before we know it we have over eatan.
  4. Don’t beat yourself up about the shape you are in or how you got there, everyone has ups and downs life is a roller coaster ride. Just start today on keeping fitness a constant in your life.
  5. Motivate yourself to get to the gym, you can do this by joining gyms/teams/groups with things you re interseted in such as if you are a dance fanatic joining a zumba class, or if you have a stressful job joining a yoga class. If you are an ex athlete you can join intramural teams or challenge yourself with crossfit workouts and or training camps.
  6. New work out partners with similar interests and goals to keep you on track and challenge one another.