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Successful Cardio Tips

Wondering how to set yourself up for success for a cardio (aerobic) program…here are some helpful suggestions:

1. Make sure you like what you’re doing. You don’t have to love it now, but you want to do something that is accessible and that you feel confident you can master.

2. Focus on creating a habit and having integrity to yourself. If you decide you are going to do your 45 min workouts on M-W-F keep those appointments with yourself just as you would an appointment with a friend, doctor or client.

3. Look at your calendar/schedule and choose the days for your longer workouts and shorter workouts based on your other commitments and stick to it.

4. Schedule these workouts…actually write them in your planner or calendars, set reminder alarms on your phone. Do everything ahead of time to set yourself up for success.

5. Prepare beforehand. Your workout time starts well beforehand. Make sure you have everything you need-clothes, water, shoes, snacks, music etc, ready and waiting before your workout. Don’t give yourself an excuse not to do your cardio.

6. Start where you are. Your level 7 intensity may be a lot more gentle (slower) paced than it used to be or will be right at the beginning. The longer you stick with your program, the harder your workout will need to become to adjust to your growing fitness level.

7. Check in with yourself weekly. Make notes of any difficulties your having and deal with them immediately.

8. Set up accountability. Find a friend who would love to workout with you or maybe just someone who needs accountability to reach some goals also and set up a regular check in time to reflect on progress or hang ups.

9. Track your activity. There are many ways to do this. Apps such as MyFitnessPal as well as trackers such as Fitbit making tracking easy and fun and can also help with food journaling.

The underlying theme of these tips is to put some time and thought into making this your plan and then truly committing to making a change. Surround yourself with other ‘like-minded’ people and friends who support your goals to be healthier and happier.

 

 

Two New S.M.A.R.T. GAG Groups Starting Soon!

My husband doesn’t like my abbreviation of my Goal Achieving Group, but I think it’s funny and it’s quicker/easier to say!

Do you know what S.M.A.R.T. stands for? S…significant, M…measureable, A…achievable (and action steps), R…realistic, T…time bound. This, plus encouraging accountability is what makes our GAG groups work!

But guess what?? These GAG groups are awesome! I am loving them and getting so much accomplished this year! Where else can you set a goal every week to do something that feeds your soul? Challenges you to get out of your comfort zone and to plan for the next three months in bite size pieces? HERE! AT THE GAG GROUPS!! I have found that the groups work best with about 5-6 people in them. That way everyone can share and we keep the meeting to just one hour! Who can’t find one hour, once a week that will benefit their life, goals, business, health and family? Best of all, you don’t need to commit to coming every week! With that be said, the current groups are full.

So, here’s the fun news: I am starting 2 new GAG groups! The first one starts Wednesday May 4th at 5:30-6:30 at Poulsbo Safeway in the fireplace area. Come check it out! The first meeting is complimentary and after that it’s only $10/time that you can make it.

The second meeting is in Silverdale! Starts Thursday May 5th at Café Noir 8-9am. Again, the first meeting is complimentary so come and see what we are doing.

Our society teaches us that if we are busy we are ‘successful’. But are we truly living life and doing the things that we WANT to do? I  believe we need more intention and this is how I have found it. We tend to put our goals and needs last. Please come and check out this group and change the momentum of your 2016! All you need is a journal, planner or paper and a pen!

Read more about these groups.

SOUP’S ON! A fun soup cleanse is just around the corner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

soup's onYou guys! I had this idea! Actually, it was suggested to me by a dear friend who is frequently cold. Last year around this time-ish, she suggested I do a soup cleanse. I shelved the idea for a bit because I had so many other ideas busting my head open at the time. This past January, my hubs and I did a 7 day juice cleanse. If you know me, you know that I do these often and enjoy them. Not sure what was different about this one, but I didn’t enjoy it and was super cold THE WHOLE CLEANSE!!! Soon after that, the light bulb came on and I remembered Jenny’s desire for a SOUP cleanse! This sounded and still sounds heavenly to me.

So, first things first…why do I do cleanses?

I do cleanses because I believe strongly that our bodies need true breaks from constantly digesting food. This time allows the cells to repair and flush out damaged cells.

I do cleanses because it’s a great way for me to do a ‘reset’ of sorts when my eating may not be as clean and healthy as I want (it’s true…see here for my issues with food).

After I finish a cleanse I feel refreshed and energized.

I love challenges…I derive a certain ‘energy’ from doing them and am proud when I complete them.

I do cleanses so my jeans fit a little better!

Am I always perfect on them? Of course not! Sometimes I don’t make it as long as I have planned or I have a food that I am trying to stay away from for the duration. I don’t make it a huge deal. I just go back to my original cleanse plan asap. I must say, though, the more I have done them, the more often I am successful on them.

So, what’s this soup cleanse about?

1. It’s a semi-cleanse because you will be getting to eat a non-soup breakfast. This is a great way to try a cleanse that isn’t as rigid as a juicing one.

2. It’s a short-ish one…just 5 days.

3. You will be flooding your body with lots of healthy vegetables in an easy to digest form which will help reduce inflammation in your body.

4. I will give you the meal plan and the soup recipes (but you are free to use yummy soups of your own as well as pick the days/meals you want to have them on)

5. You will be supported and encouraged daily by me as well as by other participants in a private facebook group.

6. This is predominately a vegetarian/dairy free plan (as far as the soup recipes go) so if you have ever wanted to see how your body responds on this kind of a diet, this is a fun way to try it.

7. If you want animal protein, you can have it as well as complex carbs for your breakfast meal.

You have time to think about it, ask me questions and maybe pull some of your cookbooks out and check out the soup recipes!

This cleanse will be from FEBRUARY 22-FEBRUARY 26…you can prep for it on the weekend before and be done with it by the next weekend! See…easy peasy!

Come try this with me and give your body a break and help those pants fit a little more comfortably!!

$40.00/person

 

Everything is always way more fun with a friend!! Sign up with a friend and you both get 25% off! $50 total/2 people ($25/each)

 

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