Get Creative

We attempt to include fitness as much as possible into our lives but let’s face it, sometimes life can get in the way. See my blog on Finding Time To Workout Instead of seeing life as holding us back from our fitness routine, try getting creative and adapting your exercise and goals around what life throws your way. Giving up because you can’t seem to find enough time is not an option. Yes, we may have more challenges than others and yes it will not always be easy, but any goal worth achieving isn’t simple.

Kill Two Birds With One Stone

Have a favorite TV series right now? How about a favorite sports team that really needs you cheering and screaming encouragement through the television set? Well instead of forcing yourself to choose between watching TV (a desirable activity) and exercising (a less desirable activity), exercise while you watch. Comparing the two activities places a negative connotation to exercise and make you less likely to stay consistent with a routine. Every commercial break you can do sets of squats, lunges, ab exercises, push ups, etc. Sporting events are longer and have timeouts mixed into the game as well, thus providing you an opportunity to still enjoy a favorite pastime while burning some calories and toning up your body.

Kill Two Birds With One Stone

Walk at Lunch

Most of our jobs give us either a half hour to hour for a lunch break. While it is important not to rush eating your food, try taking about 10 minutes before your lunch break to take a walk. Especially if you have a job that may have been stressful or involve you sitting for longer periods of time during the morning. Taking a walk can help destress nerves to allow for a more enjoyable lunch and afternoon. If you have longer lunch periods, you can add additional exercises to help improve your fitness routine and bring you closer to reaching the goals you desire. Want to change it up even more? Locate the stairs and do a series of climbs up and down.

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Extra-curricular Activities

While setting aside a specific time for exercise is ideal, it may not be practical every day of our lives. Some of us may have kids, demanding jobs, pets or other responsibilities, so finding a way to incorporate our fitness routine into the other demands requires balance. If your kids are on sports teams or other activities, invest more time into them and treat that time as a workout. While at their practice, try walking around the field/court to stay active for example. You may want to invite others to join you and talk while you walk. For those of us with dogs, be involved with their exercise too. Instead of just placing them in the back yard or on a chain, you can take them for a walk or run. Your dogs will love it.

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Finding a fun, engaging way to get some exercise on especially busy days takes resourcefulness. In the past you might not have been getting any exercise, but now you can help bridge the gaps of regular exercise days with creative ways!

Just a few more tips to help get you moving.

Your partner in success/CHANGE Agent

#COACHNICOLE

Let’s get crazy, Let’s get Nuts!

Don’t forget your snacks. One of my favorite easy snacks are Nuts. There are so many to choose from.

I like raw unsalted mixed.

Nuts are a healthy form of fat and are rich in essential nutrients like fiber, protein, minerals, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and antioxidants. Although high calorie the energy it takes for the body to process them actually decreases the caloric effect.

Nuts also help most people to feel more full which leads to a lower food consumption at meal time.  So grab a palm full and enjoy.

Here are some of the healthy benefits of nuts.Health-Benefits-Of-Nuts-WP

7 Things to do if Attending Holiday Parties

It’s that time of year when it gets tough sticking to your goals

Here are a few ways to help remove the guilt and to stay on track. Plan for the party.Not now sugar lips (1)

Eat light earlier that day of attending a dinner party.

Eat before you leave home

Fill up on veggies and don’t hang around the food table 😉

Stay away from sauces, creams, and gravy.

Share your dessert with someone.  If you’re not into sharing get a taste and toss the rest. If you are one who knows taste leads to a half of pie just pass altogether. Your progress isn’t worth it.

Squeeze in an extra workout.

Drink plenty of water.

I hope these few tips help you to stay on track with your goals. Remember summer is coming!!!

Have a great time.

Nicole, your online health coach

#i#itsyourbodyowwnit 

 

We’re In The Last Quarter – Are you Still In The Game

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Can you believe we are in the last quarter of the year! It is time to do whatever it takes to close out the year STRONG!!

Plant Based Health CoachNicole Nunez (2)We spend the beginning of the year setting goals; and although we may not accomplish all of them, the MOTIVATION and ACTION to get them accomplished is where the lesson is and where the results are formed.

Everything starts with a VISION or your passion, some people call it a BURNING DESIRE.

Remember, you have the power to change your life!   Every day is a new start, a new beginning.  Let’s end the year strong.  You are in control of what happens today.

Start dreaming about a thriving business, healthy, strong, body, and watch it become your reality. I encourage you to revisit your goals, write them down with a due date, tap into the support system, and turn your dreams into your reality.

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Let’s start and finish the week strong

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I love my eating program and this challenge my arms are on fleek, my butt is showing improvement  and guess what! I can do 10 -12 push ups straight now. I have never been able to do full push body push ups before even in my 20’s.

You don’t have to do all the moves in one session, break it up to fit you.  You can do some moves every hour, or 3 times a day.  Challenge yourself this week to get some fitness in. Get up and move, don’t be a victim of “sitting disease”.  Did you know that sitting for 3 to 4 hours at a time shuts off the body’s fat burning ability? Sitting disease is likened to smoking a pack and a half of cigarettes a day!!! According to the Mayo Clinic sitting too long is the new smoking.  It increases your body’s risk of disease.

If you can simply get up stretch, walk around tour office, your home or walk up a flight of stairs every hour can reduce that risk. Performing simple movements throughout the day will help to make a big difference in your body’s fitness and fat burning performance.

Stop asking how much its going to cost. The question is, “What is it costing you not to get a coach?”
Let’s get started today.

#onlinewellnesswithnicole it’s your body #owwnit let’s do it #loseweight #loseinches #boostmetabolism

Let’s start and finish the week strong

image

I love my eating program and this challenge my arms are on fleek, my butt is showing improvement  and guess what! I can do 10 -12 push ups straight now. I have never been able to do full push body push ups before even in my 20’s.

You don’t have to do all the moves in one seasion, break it up to fit you.  You can do some moves every hour, or 3 times a day.  Challenge yourself this week to get some fitness in. Get up and move, don’t be a victim of “sitting disease”.  Did you know that sitting for 3 to 4 hours at a time shuts off the body’s fat burning ability. Sitting disease is likened to smoking a pack and a half a day!!! According to the Mayo Clinic sitting too long is the new smoking.  It increase risk of disease.

If you can simply get up stretch, walk around, walk up a flight of stairs.  Performing simple movements will help to make a big difference in your body’s fitness performance.

Stop asking how much its going to cost. The question is, “What is it costing you not to get a coach?”
Let’s get started today.

#onlinewellnesswithnicole it’s your body #owwnit let’s do it #loseweight #loseinches #boostmetabolism