Life Coaching Blog – Having Clear Vision

Having Clear Vision:

The adage, “If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there?” is fitting for anyone who decides to make a change in their life in order to effect their health. It’s easy to rattle off what you don’t want; to be tired, to be sick, to be overweight. Before attempting to make any kind of change, it’s important to think of what you DO want. If you were at your healthiest, what would that feel like? What would you be doing on your days off? with your family or friends? What would it feel like to be in this healthy body? Once you have taken some time to fully imagine that reality, ask yourself, “why does it matter to feel that way?” Who or what would be affected by you showing up in your life as a healthy, energized, vibrant person? This is the juicy morsel becomes the motivating force behind taking any action. Motivation can come in many forms, but if you can find that reason that matters deeply to you, and keep that in mind, you will find that change takes a new tone, and you are able to make those consistent choices that move you toward health.

Why strength training matters

1- You’ll burn more fat. Lifting weights builds muscle. Muscle uses more energy (ie, burns more calories) than fat, so even when you are sitting down and relatively inactive, your body will be using more energy. This is key to weight loss and weight management.

2- You’ll have stronger bones. Stressing your bones through load bearing movement (strength training), will help you minimize the risk of bone loss and osteoporosis.

3- Daily activities will be easier. A well-balanced program will strengthen the muscles that you use everyday to carry groceries and children, climb stairs, and enjoy any kind of active hobby.

Get your Green on

We are lucky in Hawaii to have access to beautiful, local produce year round, but late Summer seems to bring an abundance of delicious fruits. Take advantage of this by making yourself a delicious smoothie. Remember how your mom used to tell you “eat your greens”? While it’s still sound advice, you can sneak those greens into any smoothie and get them in almost without noticing it. Try this recipe next time you want to supercharge your energy:

Tropical Green Goodness:

  • 1 frozen banana, chopped into pieces
  • ½ ripe papaya Coconut water
  • ½ cup frozen Kale (chopped into pieces before freezing)
  • Splash of Orange or Guava juice
  • Protein powder(optional)

Blend well and enjoy!!