Lifestyle November 18, 2015 at 09:32 am

Fitness Tip 110: Nothing Tastes as Good as Healthy Feels

Coach Cass November 18, 2015 at 09:32 am

November 18, 2015 at 09:32 am | Lifestyle

Cassandra Nuamah

When’s the last time you…

Loved the way your body looked?

Just felt all around amazeballs?!!

When you think about feeling this way — no matter what it is food or drinkwise that’s keeping you down — it becomes less of an issue when you constantly remind yourself that NOTHING tastes as good as healthy feels!

Don’t wait until January 1st to try and work on that feeling again. Start now!!

RELATED: Fitness Tip 109: Choose Wisely

In order to change your body, you MUST change your MIND first. This is the key to you actually accomplishing your goal. Your body will essentially do anything you want it to do; it’s your mind that you have to convince. In order to do that, you have to do the following:

Stop saying…

“Nah, not me”
“I could never…”
“There’s no way I could..”
“I can’t”

Start saying…

“I can see myself…”
“I know it can and will be done”
“Of course I can, I don’t see why not”
“I will do it”
“I believe I can”
“Don’t believe me, just watch”

Think about other things in your life that you seriously made up your mind to do and your life followed suit no matter what the circumstance.

It was because your mind was made up — hell or high water you made it happen. Like:

  • Getting your degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D)
  • Getting a promotion at work
  • Starting your own business
  • Starting a relationship and or family
  • Traveling to a new place
  • Crossing off something from your bucket list

Make up your mind that you’re going to accomplish that goal, and it’s a wrap! Your body and life will be changed! Start believing!

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Nutritional Tip of the Week: Clean Eating doesn’t Mean Perfect Eating

Cassandra NuamahClean eating doesn’t mean that you eat “perfectly,” never “cheat,” or never fall for certain not-so-healthy cravings. It’s about making good food choices 90 percent of the time because you love and value your body and health.

Part of life, especially during the holidays, special occasions and vacations, is enjoyment. It’s enjoyable to have dinner with your friends and share a dessert.

There’s nothing wrong with that as long as the majority of your food choices benefit your body nutritionally. Remember that your body is affected by what you do the MAJORITY of the time. Not occasionally.

For example, if I have a piece of cake at my friends birthday party, you’re not going to know I had that cake tomorrow. However, if I make it a week- or- month-long birthday celebration, that cake is going to start to show on my back, stomach, or in the form of love handles.

Lol.

One “bad” meal is not going to make you unhealthy, just like one “good” meal isn’t going to all of a sudden make you healthy.

The key is consistency.

Same goes for your workouts. You can’t workout once a week or month and expect to see results, so make healthful choices and clean eating a part of your lifestyle, which isn’t perfect but sure is wonderful! Your body will surely reflect your decisions. Hips don’t lie!

Fit Tip of the Week

Side cramps

You ever workout or go for a run and feel a crazy side stitch or cramp? Well, it’s basically a muscle spasm of your diaphragm, which is instrumental in breathing and can get super tired. These cramps are a result of shallow breathing, and they’re a little alarm letting you know that you’re not taking deep enough breaths. It could also be the result of an imbalance of blood electrolytes.

But to avoid these crazy side cramps, first put your hand on your stomach and take deep breaths. If you’re breathing from your lower lungs, your stomach should rise and fall. Also you should stretch out the cramp.

So if the cramp is on your right side, raise your right hand and lean to your left and vice versa if it’s on the other side. Also try not to eat less than an hour or two (preferably two) before your workout. That can also cause a cramp as well.

RELATED: Fitness Tip 108: Don’t Believe Me Just Watch!

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