Well I’m going to assume that by now you have seen the reports in the news that coconut oil is terrible for you, and not the “magical’ food that it has been deemed.
Gosh, I don’t even know where to start with this, so I am going to try and do my best not to get too heated about it in this blog (key word try). 😉
So, first of all I just have to say that I am not a fan of creating fear around food.
I did this for many years in the efforts to be “healthy” when in turn I ended up un-knowingly developing my own form of disordered eating-not good.
I see this all the time with other women who feel totally justified in their actions by thinking that they are being healthy, when in fact they are completely unaware of the harmful/ un-healthy habits they are creating.
It’s taken me years to to get to the place where I am now, and I still have to check myself at times, but I no longer believe in punishing myself for enjoying any food.
Okay, so here’s something crazy…The American Thyroid Association reports that one in eight women in the United States experiences a thyroid disorder at some point in her lifetime, and for many it occurs during pregnancy and/or after menopause. (1, 2)
One in eight women!!
Not only are thyroid imbalances pretty common, but sadly most women are not even aware that they may be experiencing one.
So listen up ladies, because this could be you!
This could be the reason behind stubborn weight gain, fatigue, mood imbalances and more! It may not be the only cause behind these common issues, but it could be contributing, and if so, you’re gonna want to seek treatment.
Alright so I found myself in a position this last month or so where I just really felt stuck.
For me it was regarding which direction I wanted to go with my online coaching business, but for you it could be something completely different.
Regardless of the circumstances, what I think we can agree on is that at some point in time, most of us face the feelings of being stuck and sort of in this weird limbo, that ends up keeping us from moving forward.
So while I was talking with a girlfriend, in my efforts to prevent myself from being trapped in this space of stuck for too long, I remembered something that I had read awhile back that completely applied to this situation, and I couldn’t believe I had forgot it!
This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to hear John C Maxwell (a well known speaker and author) speak at a leadership conference I attended.
I mean people pay thousands of dollars to hear this man speak and I was able to experience this myself as just part of the business conference I was there to attend. AMAZING!
So knowing that many of you may not get to have the same experience I wanted to dedicate this blog to sharing the insights that I gained from hearing Mr. Maxwell speak and what resonated the most with me.
I’m gonna cut right to it… I am ON FIRE and I’m gonna tell you why on the blog, because I am seriously consumed with sharing this with as many people as I can!
I’d say it’s pretty obvious that I am passionate about living a healthy and fit lifestyle and helping others do the same.
Well hopefully that’s clear, because that’s what I’m all about and why this blog even exists.
Want to know another awesome strategy to blast fat????
Of course you do durrrr!
So lets talk about how having the right kind of snacks can do this as well as help with feelings of grogginess, irritability, bloating, low energy, depression, or ravenous cravings throughout the day.
Okay, first of all how freaking amazing is the lady in my blog photo?!!! I mean come on.
#Goals right there!
Who know’s if it’s actually real, but I’m gonna believe it is because it’s freaking AMAZING, and makes me happy.
Therefore, in my mind it’s real. 🙂
Alright, back on track we go.
So how the heck do you prevent your goals from just turning into another pile of wishful thoughts?
Let’s just jump right in and get real because I’m about to say some mind blowing stuff right here.
I hope you’re ready for this action…
Here it is:
Staying motivated to lead a healthy and fit lifestyle is not some crazy super power that a select few have been gifted with.
Motivation comes and goes, and motivation generation is simply a skill that can be developed when practiced.
Massive mind blowing nugget right there.
Need to get back on track after the holidays?
I already know the answer to that is probably yes, because SO many women come to me with this issue.
Maybe the holiday’s already have you more discouraged, lost, and literally about to lose your mind trying to get rid of that stubborn 5-10 pounds, or even more?
It’s already tough enough to lose excess fat at various stages in life, and if you’re one of my postmenopausal ladies, I know it can feel utterly impossible. Then throwing in the holiday’s on top of it all is enough to make anyone want to cry!
Buuuttttt here’s the deal, it doesn’t have to be all gloom and doom over here no matter who you are, what your age, or what time of the year it is.
Why you ask?
Do you make a point to feed your soul often?
What does that even mean for you?
Oh yes, it’s that time of year…HOLIDAY SEASON!!!!! AHHHH it’s the best!
I love the holidays, especially Christmas, but I know it can be super tough to stick to our goals during this time of year.
Because I know the struggle is real when it comes to staying on track during the holidays, I wanted to share 5 of my favorite tips that have helped prevent me, and my clients throughout the years, from totally blowing it during this time.
Most of us are no strangers to enjoying a nice alcoholic beverage here and there, and that desire might just happen to fall on a day when you got your workout on, or the day after.
It’s happened to me numerous times, and it literally just happened to my friend Jessica after she did a killer sprint workout, which is what inspired me to write this blog. 🙂
So the reality is, sometimes you’re gonna care less about what effect drinking will have on your fitness goals. #reallife
But, for those other times when you might reconsider, I want you to make that choice based off of some solid information regarding the effects of alcohol on strength and muscle gains.
You’ve heard it before, your metabolism slows as you age, and unfortunately it’s true.
If you don’t take action to combat this you will fall victim to it.
It freaking stinks, plain and simple, but all is not lost!
The main reason for the age related drop in metabolism seems to be the overall decrease in lean muscle tissue and activity levels that tend to occur with aging.
However, the good news is regardless of your age, there are NUMEROUS ways that you can speed up that metabolism of yours to help combat any age related drops!
You can get as crazy with it as you want depending on how much effort you want to put in, but I’ll discuss a few options that I love, that you can use to get started in the right direction.
These are my top 5 secrets to help you jack up your metabolism and turn your body into a fat burning furnace!
As you know the world of information regarding what to do for fat loss can not only be overwhelming and confusing, but often times unrealistic, especially for a woman who is just trying to take her first step in the right direction.
While this can be frustrating, the good news is there are EFFECTIVE, SIMPLE and PRACTICAL changes that can benefit any women, at any age, who is looking to lose some of that excess body fat that we all love so much. 😉
Every woman’s body is unique to her and that includes the way she metabolizes fat, and what lifestyle adjustments are going to be ideal for her to reach her healthiest/best self.
But, like I said there are SIMPLE changes that EVERY woman can benefit from and we are going to talk all about my personal favorite, and most effective principle that I have found in my coaching practice.
So what is one key factor (that I’m pretty sure you aren’t doing) that can help you torch some of that stubborn fat?…