Hope you all have been having a greatly successful week of working out and eating right! I have had some questions on weight loss and nutrition. Of course, I ALWAYS emphasize following your body - really taking the time to tune in to what your body is REALLY telling you and how you can treat your body right! I think attending some of these outside workshops will certainly give YOU additional insight into how your body responds to working out and eating right - and how you can use that MATH & SCIENCE to get to where YOU really want to be.
So, I'd like to tell you a little about the Energy Bar, Snap Kitchen AND give you a few helpful links to help you on your weight loss and healthy eating journey.
THIS SATURDAY at 11AM with Victoria -> (RSVP today or tomorrow please please :) ) How to improve performance, heal from injury, stay injury free and get the most from your body and workouts: Energy Bar - with video: http://theenergybar.com Address: 640 S Washington St #180, Naperville, IL 60540, Phone:(630) 517-5944
Another great upcoming workshop:
Saturday, March 6th at 3pm with Ellen -> SNAP! Kitchen - downtown Naperville off Chicago Avenue - for healthy "fast food": http://www.snapkitchen.com
This place will give you great ideas also for how you can pre-pack and pre-prepare your nutrition for the week so that it's EASY for you to staying alignment with your HEALTH GOALS.
Body Mass Index calculator for calculating caloric intake v weight loss and weight maintenance:
Nutrition guidelines for clean eating: http://www.choosemyplate.gov
One thing I have been reading about in my CE studies for personal training is building a SUPPORT SYSTEM. I remember when I was about 8 years old I told my family I wanted to be vegetarian. It was actually exactly when I really started to put together where our meat came from - and it wasn't Jewel. I also started learning about health and cholesterol and it seemed like a win win situation - and that is exactly what I explained to my mom. My mom looked at me in the face and smiled politely and said, "Sure, whatever I wanted to do." She would be supportive of me.
Every night I would have to come inside for dinner at 6 or I'd be in trouble. That night I came in, washed my hands and sat down at the table enthusiastically talking about playing kickball or whatever with my friends and how I Could Not Wait for dinner (my mom always was a good cook!). My mom proceeded to plate the spaghetti and then pour the meat sauce... wait.. what? Mom, this is meat sauce.
"Noo," she said.
“Yes, mom. I can SEE the ground hamburger.”
“Oh, that?" <loving chuckle> "Thats NOT meat.”
THATS WHAT SHE SAID! That's not meat???? I could clearly see it was meat! Why do people do this? I don't know. at the end of the day and for the following 24 years I would have to watch out for mom sabotaging my vegetarian ways. Mom... oh mom.
Now- no, I do not think my mom had ill intent for me and my journey - I think she just didn't think I should be a vegetarian or maybe it was bad for my health or maybe that I didn't take it seriously. I shall never know. What I DO know is that as much as I loved her, she was NOT going to be my support group and cheerleader for this life choice. This made me really strongly focus on MY path and, eventually, I found a support system. It was always an uphill battle - but an educational one. No one ever benefitted from something that just came easily. I wouldn't trade the struggle for anything.
Okay - that's it for now! Hope to see you soon.
Cheers to your health!