Let’s face it, getting and staying fit and healthy is hard work.
There’s all the effort that you have to put out in making wholesome meals.
There’s the will power that you must muster in avoiding unhealthy (TASTY!) foods.
There’s the energy that it takes to get out of bed early to get in a workout before the day begins.
There’s the struggle to lace up your shoes at the end of a long day to head out and be active rather than diving into the comfort of the couch.
To be fit and healthy is to choose to do what’s hard, right now.
Because let’s face it, getting dinner from a drive thru is easier than making it at home.
And eating whatever looks the most enticing is easier than saying no thank you.
And sleeping in is easier than getting up at the crack of dawn to exercise.
And settling into the couch at the end of your day is easier than moving your body through something active.
We are faced with these decisions all day, everyday. And they add up.
DO WHAT’S HARD <== or ==> DO WHAT’S EASY
Here’s the thing, though. It’s not actually a choice between HARD and EASY.
The real choice we are making is between HARD NOW <== or ==> HARD LATER.
Because for every EASY choice that you make today, you are setting yourself up for a HARDER life, down the road.
Make no mistake about it, being unhealthy is hard.
Being out-of-shape and overweight is hard.
Living in a body that is racked with aches and pains is hard.
Not being physically able to do the things you want to do is hard.
So as you go through your day, faced with hundreds of opportunities to do what’s hard or what’s easy, remember this…
Choose to do what’s hard now or be faced with something much harder later.
I’m here to help you transform your body (and your whole life!) through the power of fitness.
Call or email today to get started on a fitness plan that will give you the opportunity to do what’s hard now, to achieve the body that you really want.
Remember when you were a kid and you had a set bedtime each night? Your parents would look at the clock and let you know that you were done for the day and that it was time for you to power down and get some rest.
Turns out that your parents were on to something really healthy by enforcing a set sleep schedule.
By going to sleep at the same time each night and waking up at the same time each morning you enforce a healthy sleep pattern. Healthy sleep patterns have wide-reaching benefits, including deeper, uninterrupted sleep of the most restorative nature.
Take the next 30 days to try getting to bed and waking up at the same time and see how you feel. You will likely see an increase in your fitness results as well!
If your sweet tooth is acting up again right before bed then consider trying this crunchy, sweet, creamy salad.
While any type of apple will work in this salad, I find that honey crisp, pink lady or sweet tango to taste the best.
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
What you need
2 cups pink lady or honey crisp apples, cored and chopped
¼ cup thinly sliced celery
1 Tablespoon raisins
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
¼ cup vanilla protein powder
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Combine the chopped apples, sliced celery and raisins in a medium bowl. Toss with the lemon juice.
2. In another medium bowl combine the yogurt, protein powder and cinnamon. Mix until fully combined. Add the apple mixture and mix well. Chill for 10 minutes and then serve. Enjoy!
One serving equals: 224 calories, 1g fat, 66mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, 33g sugar and 14g protein
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