Self Awareness

“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm” – Eric Thomas One of the greatest challenges and obstacles we will face are our own preconditioned thoughts, emotions, doubts and fears. External obstacles can only be faced when we gain control over our internal chatter. Some may refer to this internal chatter as the “internal …

Why I Love online Grocery Shopping

Online grocery shopping is now being offered through many of the major food stores. It’s almost too easy. You pick out your things (It takes me about 5-10 minutes) and then set up the time you want your groceries to be delivered or the time slot you would like to pick them up at. Most groceries stores have a small …

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Nutritional Tips Over the Holidays

MINDSET Be realistic and keep your expectations and perception in check. Don’t try to lose weight/inches over the holiday season, instead focus on maintaining your current body comp. Feelings of guilt and/or shame around food choices will not empower you towards sustainable change. Right now in this moment you have the option to define your nutritional goals over the holidays. …

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Stop Emotional Eating

How to Recognize and Stop Emotional Eating It’s the reason why so many diets fail: We don’t always eat just to satisfy hunger. Many of us also turn to food to relieve stress or cope with unpleasant emotions such as sadness, loneliness, frustration, or boredom. Often leading to feelings of guilt and shame, contributing to a sense of powerlessness and …

How Stress Effects Your Performance In Sports

Can you think of a time when you dragged your body into the gym searching for energy and a place to leave your stress behind? Stress can become all encompassing at different times in your life where it overtakes your body and mind. A common thought for an athlete is to hit the gym in hope that physical exertion will …

Find Your Motivation

It is the start of summer and you may be finding that you are searching for the motivation to either start an exercise program, or to maintain consistency in the one you are currently in. You may be saying such things as “I should…” or “I would but…” This type of self-talk creates a sense of guilt and can immobilize …

Fear

Fear is a powerful and effective emotion that can motivate you to take action or disable you from living your dream. The purpose of fear is to keep you alive and safe, not to prevent you from living a life full of happiness and purpose. Fear creates discomfort in life areas therefore, when you begin to notice these feelings you …