this transformation from Josh:
"I thought i was fat and happy. Truth was I was fat and miserable; taking my stress and frustration out on those I loved most and held dear. I started this journey so that my wife could have success, thinking it would not work for me. Despite myslef I lost 32 lbs and have kept it off for 3 years. Now I'm happy and healthy and paying it forward!" #motivationmonday#newyear
Totally overdid it last night. Late night. Star Wars in a theater full of die hard fans that serves chocolate popcorn..and beer. Followed by dinner with old friends at a restaurant that I love and haven't been to in over a decade...so, yes, I ate #allthethings.
Waiting for me to tell you how I'll be working it off in the gym today, or doing a detox to make up for it? Ain't gonna happen. .
Part of balanced living means enjoying special occasions within the context of a healthy lifestyle. I don't do "cheat meals." I'm worth too much to cheat on myself. I don't cleanse or detox. My body naturally does that for me. And I don't start over on Monday. I just keep moving forward.
Let's simply make the best health and fitness decisions we're able to on a day to day basis, and do our best to enjoy every minute of our precious lives.
Today will be my usual eats of a high protein breakfast, some version of a big salad for lunch, a balanced dinner, and extra water and rest. .
Every time I see Brittany’s progress updates, I get so excited for her!! Here’s what she had to say about this latest post:
“Same pants, 2 years and 294 pounds difference. That life jacket barely fit, just as I was barely living my life. I sat on the sidelines most of that vacation because I couldn’t make it through the day.
Today, I truly get to live my life! I’m working each day to break free from my former mental and physical prisons. One day, one step, one healthy habit at a time!”
Many think that being able to eat whatever you want in the moment is freedom but this is true freedom! @drewepperson#healthcoach#healthyhabits#healthylifestyle#lifeinfullcolor#truefreedom
Packing healthy lunches doesn't have to be boring. Not to mention the countless amount of $$$$ you'll save by bringing your lunch 3-4 times a week! Say bye to those lame turkey sandwiches and try something new. Turkey Chilli recipe in profile.
If you’re sick of starting over, stop quitting..... for real though... we all start at day 1. Every day. Today should be no different. Christmas is still a week away, not today. Make this your week! The week that starts your new life! I believe in you! #MondayMotivation#NeverMissAMonday
Time to slowly start introducing green juice back into my weekly routine. I prefer to keep the recipe simple. Too many ingredients can be overwhelming & deter me away from taking action. I Try to stick with ingredients that are usually have in my pantry/fridge/grocery list each week. .
Along with using basic Ayurveda food guidelines to help keep the juice and myself balanced. With all the 5 elements and six taste. Taking into account the season & any imbalances so to adjust the quantity of ingredients. I prefer not to add fat, nuts or seeds, I get plenty with my food or tend to use those when making a sweet creamy smoothie. Opting to keep my green juice on the lighter side so not to weigh me down or act as a meal replacement. It’s my daily extra dose of vitamins ~ aside from what I get with each meal. I’ll add water, coconut water or room temp CCF tea,if it gets too thick in my Nutrabullet. .
1. Rich in PRANA: fresh fruits & vegetables that are pesticide free or organic. .
2. Incorporate all six taste: SWEET - raw honey (immunity booster). SALTY- celery. SOUR - lemon juice (winter) lime in the summer. PUNGENT - fresh ginger or powder, parsley &/or cilantro. ASTRINGENT - green apple (its sour too). BITTER - spinach, kale, dandelions and/or bitter melon. .
3. Drink at room temperature. If making a larger batch, I pour a glass out the night before as I prefer to drink my juice first thing in the morning. .
4. Adjust quantity of the amount taken. A larger quantity does not = healthier. Our bodies an only digest and assimilate so much. 6 to 12 oz tends to be a balanced amount. . #foodismedicine#preventioniskey#keepingitsimple#motivationmondays : @rawlov1
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