2017 Luck… Are you a lucky person?

  I read a article on luck. I feel I am incredibly lucky. I also know luck means hard work and I am lucky to love my work. I also know not to take it for granted. I am lucky to love exercise and working out , moving and feeling healthy. It takes time and it requires work. But if you view it as a chore, negative it will be unlucky for you. 2017 is going to be a great year. I know that and I thank you all ahead for making it so. I am truly grateful and yes very lucky. Wishing you a year of endless luck and happiness to achieve all your goals. Best wishes...

Progress

I felt more pressure over the last few weeks to avoid drinking or  indulging at the party or at dinner. The more pressure, the worse I ate and drank. I had a conversion with a nutritional client as we biked together.  She reflected how in two years since she met me the 10 pounds have stayed off. Not the 15 as she originally wanted, but she can start the new year  with losing that extra 5 pounds as her goal. She noticed during this holiday season – as soon as a bag of goodies arrived, she wrapped them up and sent them away after just a few tastes. When she was out, she might indulge but nowhere near as badly as before. She sees that this is a way of life and every year is progress. She adds extra steps and even planned a biking holiday this Christmas instead of sitting around in Palm Beach.  Before she leaves next Tuesday, she has training or cardio scheduled every day. Remember: this is a way of life. Book extra sessions or a boot camp if you’re staying in town. Let us know…. Best wishes,...

STOP.

I noticed this week that I was tired, eating more, and generally not as disciplined as I felt I wanted to be. Every time a holiday comes around, we put pressure on ourselves to get into shape, to not overeat, so that we can then go and binge or such after the event. I know for me, it’s not working. So, I woke up this morning and decided: no more pushing myself until after Thanksgiving. I’m just going to do my exercise, eat the best I can, get sleep, laugh, smile, and be grateful. Remind yourself that your exercise and eating is a way of life. If you want to make changes, exercise more, and just change your portions. Don’t do it for some Thanksgiving dinner, do it because I want to. Sign up for massage, yoga, walk, shuffles in the...

Take the challenge

It’s the last few days before the election,  and the start of our Thanksgiving Challenge on November 17th. Every day I deal with people who are going to commit to eating right. No alcohol, show up on time, do extra cardio, the list is endless.   I know a man, who for no reason, committed to eating healthier and not drinking alcohol.  In a month he has dropped 13 pounds. Yes, that’s radical but he needed to. The last 5 pounds are the hardest. Whatever you decide to do, don’t procrastinate – do it. Sign up for extra workouts on Sunday. It’s marathon day! A good day to train indoors.   Best wishes, Maryann...

This is the results of less than 10 minutes of my time!

2 cups arrow head gluten free brown flour 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice or I used 1 cup water with 3 large tablespoon of dark brown sugar stirred into it Pinch of salt Tsp baking soda Tsp baking powder Optional: Cup organic bran buds cereal Tsp flax Tsp acai seeds Stir all together! Sprayed 6 muffin tray with coconut oil spray Baked on 350 20 to 25 min AND YOU’RE DONE!  ...