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My Quest for Weight Loss and Fitness

I started this project over a year ago. I'm not a writer by any means, but often thought that if I could help motivate one person to make a change it would be worth sharing my story. I'm offering you a short (even thought it's not really short) explanation of why/how/what I've done in the past 6 years to be where I am today.

Keep up and Keep Track!

Hello Hello! Hope we all had a great weekend! How have we been doing on our new selves this year?! Are we keeping on top of our new goals for the year?! Well if we slipped up a little bit, here are a few pointers to help stay on track. Write down and be specific with your health and fitness goals. Set a time line and visually see yourself where you want to be. Write down your progress and what what you need to work on. Keeping track of where you are, and where you're going is very important when reaching a specific goal. So write it down.

How Good Nutrition and Exercise Work Together to boost your burn

 Health, fitness and weight management is all about balancing the number of calories you take in (eat) with the number of calories your burn (metabolize).  In general, fit people have higher metabolic rates. Just what is metabolism? Your metabolism is the process by which your body converts food into energy and then puts that energy to use. You need energy for rigorous activities like jogging or biking, but you also need those calories to fuel bodily processes such as breathing and keeping your heart beating.  

Quinoa and Veggie Stir Fry

Ingredients:Quinoa1/2 bag of frozen mixed vegetables (asian stir fry mix)1 can low-sodium diced tomatoes Directions:1. cook quinoa according to directions on package.2. sautee veggies and diced tomatoes in a pan on stove--add desired seasonings (I prefer garlic, onion salt, oregano, basil)3. Once quinoa is cooked add to veggies and mix together well.

Mixed Fruit Smoothie

1/2 cup frozen unsweetened mango1/2 cup frozen unsweetened peaches1/2 cup frozen unsweetened cherries2 cups low-fat/non-fat milk (soy, almond, dairy)1 cup orange juice Mix all ingredients together in a blender.* makes 2 smoothies** 


Mudras are hand or body gestures – symbols, which evoke understanding and awareness, a way of being kinesthetically conscious.  Start with both hands “thumbs up” and think or say, “creator, designer, will-power”.  Next, place thumb with pointer finger and think/say, “knowledge, self-confidence, wisdom”.  Then, place thumb with middle finger and think/say, “control, emotion, patience”.  Fourth, place thumb with ring finger and think/say, “energy, health, vitality”.  Finally, Place thumb with pinky fing


Why do we do the things we don't want to do and don't do the things that we want to do? One reason is that humans are analytical by nature and analysis is not action. Why is choice, change and action so hard. Why do we get stuck? To change we must fully accept and submit to the fact that we were wrong. The choices we've made have led us and continue to lead us to where we are. In a culture where submission to anything carries a strong negative connotation, it's no wonder that this is so hard. How open to change are we really? A better question is how motivated are we really?

The long haul!


Philosophy of Fitness - Caloric Burn

-Estimations of caloric burn per exercise or workout-

Philosophy of Fitness 101 Intro

When people work out the majority of them are not maximizing their results even when they think they are.  Most people go to the gym and do whatever is on the workout agenda for the day never really thinking about why they are really doing it.  The sad thing is most of them can get a lot more out of it and speed up their results by learning the philosophy of fitness.  The philosophy of fitness is purely individual, just like your body is.