Okay, I turned 47 (yes, 47—what? That’s not old!) yesterday and I’ve certainly learned, or realized, a lot more than 47 things in my 47 years. But, as I was reflecting on my life and some of my lessons, or realizations, these 47 things easily came to mind randomly. See how many resonate with you. [Read more…]
Okay. It may seem very simple, but as you get older, it doesn’t become as simple. Like, I was appalled when I realized I was 10 lbs heavier than I was used to being. My eating habits hadn’t changed, but I was older, so my metabolism slowed down. I wasn’t ready for that one. And at that same time I learned that as I was getting older, with my slower metabolism, I didn’t need as much food…yet, like I said, my eating habits hadn’t changed.
Well, guess what happened next? I kept getting older, changed jobs and wasn’t walking nearly as much (I rapidly walked the halls at my last job, now I drive to people’s homes all day), and my eating habits got to be pretty bad. AND, I was stressed all day and night dealing with a “personal” situation (you know what THAT was). So the job change, plus my getting older, plus my poor eating habits, plus my stress level was the perfect formula for me to gain almost an additional 10 lbs! What the heck?! [Read more…]
During one of the many times I ponder things, I wondered why—how—so many people become stuck in their lives,
never seeming to move forward, never seeming to get ahead…me included. Then I took a closer look at myself—something I try to do often. And here is what I have come up with. It basically boils down to these three things:
- Too many of us are stuck because we are too scared to leave our comfort zone. We are too scared to try something new: a new job, friend, man, car, house, city, profession, food, doctor, fitness routine, business…whatever. So we operate within a self-imposed bubble, hoping, wishing, and praying that our relief, miracle, or success will come to us, within the safety and ease of our tight bubble. I had to picture it like this: I’m surrounded by what’s familiar, what’s comfortable—physically, mentally, [Read more…]
I’m going to just jump right into this topic. Too many of us are eating for reasons other than physical survival and I want to shed some like on that so that we can become more self-aware of our food choices relative to our health and longevity.
First of all, I am not a food guru, health junkie, or clean eating freak by any means or stretch of anyone’s imagination. I am, however, a natural health enthusiast that lives in a relaxed world of free eating. I also like to observe people, downright watch them, if you will, because at times I find human behavior quite fascinating, including my own. That, combined with my desire to help, is why I have gotten into coaching. But, I digress….
So, WHY ARE YOU EATING? [Read more…]
It’s cool starting a new year, you know, “new year, new you,” and all that. But many times, the excitement of attaining your goals can wane within the first few days of the year, especially if you don’t have a plan or any direction. Many people want to lose weight this year, including you. You are excited about a new beginning, achieving noticeable weight loss, getting that sexy body, getting healthier, cutting back on medication, and looking delicious in the mirror. But, in all the excitement, you either don’t know what to do or you may have gotten in over your head. Here are a few tips that helped me to lose 10 pounds in the first two months, then 20 pounds in 4 months AND KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF for over a year (within 5 pounds)!
1. I cut back on many fast foods including Subway. Did you know that while Subway is not as bad as many fast food places, a 6 inch sub can still have over 20 grams of fat? And that one sub can have at least 430 calories, chips at least 130 calories, and a cookie at least 200 calories? When I was trying to lose weight, that was about half of my calories for the day! And I liked to eat, so that wasn’t going to work for me…at least not a couple times a week. [Read more…]