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SET AN INTENTION TO WORK OUT: ENCOURAGE YOURSELF

Setting an intention to change is the first step toward change. The power of intention should not be underestimated. If you don’t like the shape you’re in then set an intention to get into the shape you want to be in. Be gentle with yourself….

WRINKLES: THEY LOOK GOOD WITH MUSCLES

Wrinkles get a really bad rap but they’re not ALL bad and they’re not all created equal. Wrinkles result from aging- but not exclusively. You also give them to yourself, unnecessarily, as a result of the cumulative effect of bad habits. Focus on eliminating stress…

YES- YOU CAN AFFORD ORGANIC: HERE’S HOW

You think you can’t afford to buy organic food but you probably can- to some extent. Try to find a way to afford it. Part of the value of buying organic groceries is the chance that those foods weren’t genetically modified or grown using approved…

THE CONSISTENCY FACTOR

Consistency is the primary component of a fitness lifestyle. It’s what ultimately creates a lifelong fitness habit. Consistency applied to working out trumps everything else. It can be defined as “steadfast adherence to resolution” and results from a conscious choice. It doesn’t accidentally happen. The…

ONE HOUR WORKOUT: GOOD BUT NOT NECESSARY

A one-hour workout isn’t for everyone. One hour is okay- it can be very good- but it’s not necessary. If you believe a full hour is required for an optimal workout you may skip your workout entirely on days when you’re short on time. Working…

FITNESS STARTS WITH GROCERY SHOPPING

Grocery shopping is your personal opportunity to choose fitness instead of sickness. Don’t buy any food item without first reading the label- if it has one. Most of your food selections should not need a label. Make a “buy” vs. “bye” decision for each item…

IN DEFENSE OF SALT, SUGAR & FAT

Unlike human beings, salt, sugar and fat have not been created equal. Salt, sugar and fat are used as pawns and their presence alone in food does determine whether a particular food is a healthy choice or not. These tasty tools of the trade become…

FAKE FOOD & APPETITE CONFUSION

FAKE FOOD & APPETITE CONFUSION Food is food, right? Wrong. Unlike people, food does not have unalienable rights and is not all created by God to be equal. Food used to be simply food but now it’s a whole lot more but a lot less…

“FIRED-UP” & “BURNED-OUT”

The problem with getting fired up about something is that burn-out usually follows. Be careful not to go overboard when you begin a physical fitness regimen. Trying too hard or doing too much is unnecessary and could lead you down a road to nowhere. Quitting follows burn-out. I…

INDULGENCE VS. SELF-RESTRAINT

In life we all need to control ourselves from time to time. Whether it’s our spending habits, our emotions, or our appetite and food choices, we can’t just let loose all the time and never hold back. Everyone needs to pull self-discipline out of their…