Thursday, December 17, 2020
Exercise is only a small piece of the puzzle in the bigger picture. If you aren’t consistently hammering away at the other foundational elements along with exercise you’re leaving a lot of potential result on the table. ⠀ I’m not saying that exercise alone is pointless. There are numerous physical and mental health benefits that have been proven to come with working out. Though you do have to ask yourself would the person who only sleeps 4 hours a night, but works out 7 days a week, be in a healthier position if they cut some of those days back in order to increase the amount of hours they were sleeping as just one example... This post is more so for the people that decide to start working out 2-5 times a week, without changing anything else about their lifestyle, and expecting to drop 30+lbs in a couple of months. It ain’t happening. One of the most important things a trainer can do is manage a clients expectations. You have to understand what you’ll get and what you won’t from diet or exercise alone. ⠀ Identify what may need some change for the better in your life and start by changing it one small step at a time. -Go to bed 30 minutes earlier for 1 week. -Meditate for 5 minutes. -Put your phone away 30 minutes before bed. -Use hand portions to make sure you’re getting enough protein every day. -Add a glass of water before and after meals to make sure you’re staying optimally hydrated ⠀ Start small. Stay consistent. Improve over time. ⠀ ⠀ #exercise #healthandwellness #precisionnutrition #fitnessandlifestyle #biggerpicture #diet #nutrition #dietandexercise #bodybuilding #gymfacts #healhybodyhealthymind #healthymindhealthybody #flex #eatbetter #sleepbetter #betterresults #personaltraining
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
If you’re in a slump, if you’re depressed, if you feel like you’re just dragging along, going through the motions - which really isn’t hard to do or feel in the past 9 months - then you’re not alone. ⠀ We all go through feelings like this in life. Life can be hard, just look at the past 9 months with Corona. Lives lost, livelihoods lost etc... It can be unrealistic to think you can be or should be gleefully happy all the time. ⠀ That doesn’t mean we can’t strive or aim for it though. I think one of the main things to strive for in life, that’s more realistic than just happiness, is to remain disciplined in the face of adversity and chaos, and to remain grateful. ⠀ Wake up every day with a “Thrive” mentality. It may not always be there and that’s okay and that’s realistic, but it’s better to strive for it than to be perpetually just going through the motions or “merely surviving”. ⠀ Your mindset is ultimately your reality, remember that. The greatest thing about that is you can change it in an instant whenever you want to! Why just merely survive when you can thrive baby thrive! Say that yourself a few times... Thrive baby thrive! Tell me you don’t feel better already! Add movement, energy, positivity, gratitude, and a smile into the mix and you’re an unstoppable force now! ⠀ ⠀ #mindset #mentality #mentalitymondays #thrive #thrivementality #positivity #positivemindset #attitudeofgratitude #grateful #positivevibes #fitnessmotivation #successmindset #successmentality #motionisemotion
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
We did the damn thing, Precision Nutrition Level 1 in the books. I am now a certified Nutrition Coach!
We did the damn thing, Precision Nutrition Level 1 in the books. I am now a certified Nutrition Coach! ⠀
I loved this course and would highly recommend it to any coaches, trainers or professionals looking to increase their knowledge on nutrition and more so how to apply it with clients in a way that actually leads to lasting change, adherence, and results! ⠀
“We thought nutrition coaching meant ‘being experts’ who give people information, and that ‘success’ would come from clients doing what we said... Clients who didn’t follow the plans weren’t ‘motivated enough’. After tens of thousands of clients, and about the same number of coaching mistakes and missteps, we came to realize that nutrition coaching isn’t that at all.” -PN Level 1, 4th Edition, Chapter 1 ⠀
I used to think I knew a ton about nutrition, but knowing how to apply it with clients in a manner in which they could understand, and more importantly stick to - I was clueless. ⠀
I would usually give out advanced-level meal plans, have them track their food and macros and they would usually crash and burn within a couple of weeks if not sooner. Now for someone more advanced (think athlete, model etc.) that would work in a perfect world, but for a the busy mother/father of 3 trying to juggle a hectic life and schedule, it was a recipe for disaster. ⠀
I’ve learned that there is no one perfect answer for everyone, no perfect diet, workout, or lifestyle. I’ve also learned that it should be a collaborative effort between the coach and the client. A coach may be a pro, but ultimately you are the pro of your life, you know yourself better than anyone. ⠀
We all have unique starting points and experience, the key is to start small. Start with something that you can consistently do day by day, week by week and slowly increase and or improve other habits along the way once you have the others down. ⠀
The next biggest takeaway is... It’s now just about diet and exercise or the physical aspect of things. We don’t want someone looking great on the outside, but feeling terrible on the inside. It’s about improving your mental, social, spiritual, existential health and so on as well!