Nutrition is the King. Exercise is Just a Pawn.

  • Some people think exercising for three hours a day will get them the body they want. First of all, who has the time to do that? Second, if the person goes home and eats a large pepperoni pizza, that workout was sort of a waste of three hours.

  • If you want to lose weight, tone your body, and create definition, nutrition is key. 80% of your physique is dependent upon your nutrition, and only 20% is dependent on exercise. So, no matter how many hours of exercise you pack into one day, it’s still not going to dismantle the harmful effects of a poor diet.

 Think about it this way:

  • Your physique will look like and your body will feel like the food you consume. So, if you want to look like an egg roll, greasy pizza, or one of those KFC fried chicken sandwiches, go right ahead. But, keep in mind the ramifications poor nutrition has on your body, your confidence, self-esteem, and overall wellness. If, in a day, you make a healthy choice 8/10 times, you are on the right track. I think that is a reasonable goal, don’t you?

Life Lessons from the Playground: Never Forget How to be a Kid

Sometimes, the best part of being an adult is experiencing what it feels like to be a kid again. When you’re a kid, a day free of worries or cares is normal. As an adult, that feeling is like a gift in a hectic, busy,world filled with to-do lists and responsibilities. Today, my boyfriend Jim and I decided we’d become kids again. Without a second thought, we went to the store, got a basketball, and went to play some hoops at the playground. file9951296299810We were kids again, making sweet shots, hitting nothing but net, sharing so much happiness, and reminiscing about our childhoods.  As we were laughing, running, jumping, just so incredibly happy to live life in the moment, nothing else in the world existed. Problems became mere illusions and obligations came second to concentrating on a shot I needed to make to prevent getting the “E” in HORSE 🙂 (Unfortunately, I lost, I’ll admit it!) file0001062269908

It was just FUN to PLAY. A midst our crazy adult world, today made me remember that we ALL need to make time feel like kids again. Jim is so good at helping me release all of my “have-to’s” and “must-do’s” and remember what really matters in life. Living a happy and healthy life means giving yourself permission to be spontaneous, let go of stress for the moment, laugh, forget your worries, and find time to be a kid again. file000586584069As a child, I was always outside playing; and with all of that exercise, no wonder I was so happy and full of life and energy. So, this week, find time to play. Leave “real-life” to be a kid again. Escape. Feel your heart and soul soar. Once you experience it and remember that feeling, you won’t forget it again.

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Energy Is A Decision

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“No one has ever drowned in their own sweat”- probably one of my favorite workout tanks 😉 It reminds me to push harder and that I can always do more. I’m not going to stop just because I’m tired or think it’s hard. You won’t “drown” working out, listen to that inner voice that says you can do it. See. I’ve learned that you choose how to speak to yourself and you have the power to say to yourself “I’m not tired, I can do this; I’ve never felt so strong; I’m amazing and I’ve got this!” Your brain is a powerful, and whatever you tell yourself mentally reflects what you do physically. If you say you can’t, you won’t. If you decide to tell yourself you are unstoppable, your body will believe you. So what will you decide to tell your body today? 🙂 ….. Your mind is a brilliant teacher, so listen, and do what that positive inner voice says. It has a more powerful impact on your life than you could ever imagine. In order to adopt new habits, a new normal, the brain has to be rewired. It’s simpler than you think, but you have to give your brain the positive fuel it needs to power your body and ignite your soul. That’s how change happens, for life. ❤️www.resiliencyfitness.wordpress.com❤️

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