What matters most to you?....
The top picture was from our recent trip to San Francisco. We spent a few days doing the typical tourist stuff, and had a great time.
In taking some time off work I realized how hectic my schedule had become. I was waking up at 4 or 4:30 in the morning 6 days a week. I had a good number of clients but I was sacrificing my sleep. This lack of sleep filtered down throughout the rest of my life.
So why do I mention this to you?
I'm always preaching the basics. Train hard, eat clean, and get enough sleep and recovery...but I wasn't taking my own advice.
Well after that trip to San Francisco I dropped those early morning clients...and I feel fantastic.
So if you are in the same situation and not getting enough sleep, I encourage you to make the necessary changes.
We just dropped off my kids as they are off to Brazil for the summer. Two months with family in Sao Paulo and Rio.
Talk to you soon,
What matters most to you?....
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This is totally optional...but if it will help you in any way, I want to provide this support to you.
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My eyes have been bugging me lately, maybe it's an age thing.
One of my clients, who is a doctor, suggested that I go see her eye doc.
As the doctor and I made small talk we began to talk about exercise. Come to find out he has a master's degree in kinesiology from UCLA.
He wanted to know what type of "routine" I did, and we discovered that we both do very similar workouts.
He agreed with what I've been telling clients for soooo long.
We both believe that brisk, intense; weight training is the way to go.
The idea is to challenge the body, build lean muscle, and keep it revving to burn fat all day long.
He asked me about my vitamin and supplement regimen. I told him that I take a few supplements, but I also had to admit that I don't like green vegetables, and I don't eat enough salad.
He wasn't very happy about this, and he stressed the importance of getting plenty of green vegetables for eye health.
I try to stress the importance of a strong "foundation" and part of this foundation is a healthy diet rich in vitamins and nutrients.
So don't just take it from me, but also take it from a medical professional, eat healthy and supplement with whole food supplements to guarantee optimal health.
Many of my clients ask me if I watch the biggest loser. I may try to TiVo it, but more often than not I skip it. That Jillian drives me nuts.
Last night was the 2 hour finale and I decided to watch it to see why it's so popular.
One thing that stood out from the show which I liked was the concentration on the fact that losing weight takes hard work.
So much of fitness marketing is filled with "miracle promises" of easy weight loss, and secrets.
The winners on the show worked very hard. We saw them sweating, crying...and even measuring their food.
To get incredible results like they did, I agree that it takes focused effort.
The great thing about this is that the body responds positively...and you'll lose the fat. On the other hand, if you try to "get by" and not stick to a plan, your body will punish you with fat.
My friend Mike has a great program for women that tells it like it is. No shortcuts, but instead sensible and do-able advice that really trims up the belly section.
Have a look at http://www.BetterThanAbCrunches.com to see what I mean.
Make great choices today for a leaner body,
When you want to lose weight there is a lot involved. What we see in the media are celebrities doing wacky diets and losing tons of weight.
For those of us who have real jobs, I would say that "life management" and time management play a big role in real weight loss.
I've seen clients try to use shortcuts to lose fat...but for lasting changes, you need to look deeper.
Take some time and view this video on my site. Getting you life organized is critical to your success in fat loss and better health.
Have great weekend, and talk to you on Monday,