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Yes You Can!

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Happy Monday Everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend! Yesterday was my Healthy Habits Workshop and it was truly inspiring to see participants focusing and opening up about their health goals!  Everyone really connected and supported each other with pinpointing goals, designing plans and coming up with doable actions!  A Sunday well spent!

The take home message here is “Yes You Can” train your brain to create healthy habits! Keep these 8 things in mind…

1) Specify the habit you would like to create.

2) Recognize the intentions and purpose of your habit.

3) Understand the value of adopting the new habit.

4) Repetition is key.

5) Be aware of warning signs and/or triggers.

6) Create a solid plan of actions.

7) Stay motivated in keeping the new habits.

8) Understand that creating new habits take time.

 

Go make some healthy habits and stop saying “I can’t” and start saying “I can!”

Make It Happen!

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Happy Monday! This Monday as with every Monday I want to share some motivation, some inspiration…Make it Happen! When in comes to your health you can’t sit back and wait for things to happen. You must first devote yourself to an idea, intention a goal! Next, plan it out; write it down, overcome your fears and own it! Once you’ve done that you MUST act on it, work hard and make it happen!

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, some make it happen.”

Go Make it Happen!

Monday Motivation: Healthy Habits Workshop

Happy Monday! I’m so excited to share with you that I will be offering a Healthy Habits Workshop on Sunday February 12 1:15 to 2:45 at Ride Oakland! Bay Area folks come join me as I help you develop a doable and sustainable plan for reaching your fitness goals as well as the skills needed to turn those goals into lifelong habits! More info below, plus a link to sign up!

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Healthy Habits Workshop Sunday, 2/12
Getting fit, eating healthy and losing weight are consistently at the top of the list for New Year’s resolutions, but sticking to these goals can be tough. The Healthy Habits Workshop will help clients develop a doable and sustainable plan for reaching fitness goals and teach skills that will turn those goals into lifelong habits!

Donna Ricketts, MPH, a health coach and fitness educator who also happens to be one of our awesome RiDE instructors, will be leading this 90 minute workshop. Details and sign up below.

Sunday, 2/12 @1:15-2:45 pm
Cost: $35

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Monday Motivation: Goals not Resolutions!

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Happy Monday! It’s at this point into the New Year that most people tend to fall off the New Year’s Resolution wagon. My advice to you, get rid of your resolutions and set some realistic, attainable goals towards a healthy lifestyle!

Example: Lets say on January 1, you said I want to lose 20lbs by February 1! What? 20lbs of fat? That is not realistic at all!

Here is an example of a more realistic goal: My goal is to lose 1 to 2 lbs of fat a week with a total fat loss of 8 to 10 lbs by the end of February!

Do you see the difference? Now you must make sure you establish habits that will support you as you work towards your goal!

 

Do you have a health or fitness goal? What habits do you have in place to support your goal?

 

Goals Into Habits

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Motivational Monday – Goals Into Habits

Happy Monday! Are you ready to reach your goal? When you set your intention/goal, the odds of you reaching that goal are not very good unless your habits already support it. So if your goal is to become more flexible, but you are not doing anything to increase your flexibility such as, yoga or stretching, you’ll need to change your habits in order to achieve your goal.

Think in terms of your daily habits, especially if your goal is a big one. Nothing to complex just simple daily habits that are easier to do and maintain.

Now write down the habits you will complete daily, working them into your everyday life. Be specific! Identify when, where, and how you’ll implement them. Leave nothing to chance.

Going on this week…

Soul Food Wednesday – Ai James will begin “Cooking 101: The Basics” a series of tips, infograhpics and short video clips to help you improve your healthy cooking techniques. Follow us on Facebook Twitter for all the details!

Friday – Ready For The Weekend – Weekend Fitness Challenege! Follow us on Facebook Twitter for all the details!

 

NEW YEAR – NEW APPROACH!

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Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were filled with great food, great company and great amounts of love!

 

It’s 2017 – Time to create a life full of ‪health, ‪happiness and ‪love for you and for those that are important to you! So lets set some intentions, make a plan and put it into action!

Resolutions not required!  Instead use this first week of January to take a close look at what in your life needs a little more attention from YOU! Let’s call this your goal, write it down! Next you need to make a plan on how you’re going to reach your goal. Finally, how will you put that plan into action!

Not sure how to start? That’s where GoodFoodMama comes into play!

Every week for the next 52 weeks we will be motivating you and inspiring you on how to put your plan into action! To get everything you need you should subscribe to GoodFoodMama to receive our Monday blog post by email and follow us on Facebook Twitter to help you stay focused while reaching your goals.

Here is how it will play out:

Mondays – will be Motivational Monday and will start off with a blog post full of tips, inspiration and motivation to set the tone for your week.

Wednesdays – will be Soul Food Wednesday where you will receive tips on ways to nourish you body, mind and soul! *Note this will only be on FB or Twitter.

Fridays – will be Ready for the Weekend where we will help keep you motivated to stay on track during the weekend! *Note this will only be on FB or Twitter.

*The blog post on Mondays will line out what the rest of the week will look like, but to get all of the info from Wednesday and Friday you will need to follow us on FB or Twitter!

If you want and need more support, encouragement and direction, Health Coaching with me is the next step! Send me a message!

 

Motivational Monday 1/2/17…

Start each day with a GRATEFUL heart!

 

Here’s to an unforgettable 2017, cheers!

Getting Back on Track With Your Fitness Routine

How are your fitness goals coming along? Consistency with fitness is important, but sometimes life happens! It’s easy to get a little off track with your eating and exercise routine. Don’t despair it happens to everyone. Here are a few things you can try to get you back on the fitness track!

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  1. If you have been having trouble getting your exercise in, try a short workout. Even ten minutes is better than nothing. Once you find that you are able to manage that keep adding ten minutes to your workout until you are back up to your regular time.
  1. Do you have the food blahs? Summer is the perfect time to experiment with new foods! There is a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables available so hit your local farmer’s market and enjoy!
  1. Create a motivational health and fitness collage, like the one above. Include pictures of your goals and reasons why you want to get there.
  1. Work with a Health Coach, you’ll be more accountable. Find a workout buddy or get support from friends and family to help give you ideas and encouragement.

How do you stay motivated for fitness?

Events That Sabotage Your Fitness

Just as naysayers can sabotage your fitness efforts so can major events in your life. See if any of these events have happened to you.

1. You lose your job.

2. You get a new job.

3. You move.

4. You get married.

5. You get injured.

With fitness and healthy living it is essential that you learn how to overcome these interferences, which I’ll address in detail in my next post, in order to maintain your level of healthiness.