Economical Super Foods – Oh Yeah !!

Enjoying Healthy foods is not difficult....so don't panic

Enjoying Healthy foods is not difficult….so don’t panic

Hi Everyone,

Hope all of you are enjoying summer.

Here’s some great Super Foods that are Great for you but won’t empty your wallet.
So you can enjoy better health AND have money for that Awesome vacation too.

Step aside, goji berries, acai and spirulina…
Superfoods do not have to be exotic or pricey.

Here’re 4 superfoods you can easily find in your local grocery store or farmer’s market that are reasonably priced, easily obtainable by the average person and best of all, super nutritious.

First is Celery ..

celery

celery


Celery has an impressive nutritional profile, containing many antioxidants such as vitamins C, A, manganese and beta carotene. It is also an excellent source of fiber, and is rich with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and dietary sodium in perfect balance. It has been used by people in Asia for centuries as a blood pressure reducer. Additionally, it contains cancer and inflammation fighting compounds.

Second is Banana

Bananas

Bananas


The humble banana may be the cheapest superfood around. Available for as low as 20 cents per serving, one banana comes with an impressive 34% RDA of vitamin B6, which performs many health functions in our body such as maintaining proper nervous system function, warding off cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, general infection and obesity. Bananas also support stomach and digestive tract health.

Third is Watermelon

watermelon

watermelon


Watermelon, bountiful and budget friendly in the summertime, is actually one of the most nutrient dense foods around. It provides high amounts of many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants with a relatively low amount of calories. It aids digestion and bowel regularity with its high water and fiber content, is great for hydration, and is rich in lycopene, which has been associated with protection against heart disease and cancer.

Fourth is Romaine Lettuce

Romaine-Lettuce

Romaine-Lettuce


Forget about tough, chewy dark greens like kale and chard… romaine can do it all. Not only is it high in calcium, one head of lettuce containing about 26% RDA, but it is also low in oxalic acid, an anti-nutrient that inhibits calcium absorption. (Hint: dark leafies are high in calcium but also high in oxalic acid). Romaine is also rich in water, is a complete protein with 7.7 grams per head, and surprisingly, provides 44% RDA of Omega-3 essential fatty acids.

So the next time you worry about getting more superfoods in your life, give your wallet a rest and just go for these widely available and affordable fruits and veggies instead.

Remember, health doesn’t have to cost you, however poor health certainly will.

Here’s to enjoying living a Boundrylessly Happy & Healthy Life folks !!

4 Steps to Igniting your Success !

face of Success

face of Success

Hi Folks,

My friends and I got together over some lunch after our weekend workout.
Our topic of choice was how to put a spark into being successful.

In between sharing some summer smoothie recipes, we got around to agreeing
on four steps that we agreed have all assisted us in igniting success in whatever
we have focused on.

So here you go folks. The 4 Steps to Igniting YOUR Success ~

First ~ Eliminate negative habits while you get more organized.
Mornings are often a race to get out the door. If you’re like most people I know, you check your email before getting out of bed.

Your mornings set the pace for the rest of your day. Turn off technology, slow down and reevaluate your day.

Write down goals you’re aiming to accomplish. Focus on your most important projects and write down all outstanding items on your “to-do” list. This is key to staying organized.

The less information you keep in your head, the more productive and creative you will be.

Success IS Action

Success IS Action

Second ~ Practice creativity.
Your mind is the greatest gift you possess. Just as physical exercise is important to keep your body in shape, practicing creativity is important to train your mind.

One way to do this is to log ideas or write in a journal.

Purchase a journal with blank pages so your thoughts are less restricted. There are no limits when it comes to expressing creativity.

Free-writing your ideas, experiences, and thoughts can inspire creativity and reduce stress.

Journaling also allows you to block out external distractions. Use journaling as an exercise and you’ll see your creative mind strengthen once you put your thoughts onto paper.

If you want to try some other creative practices, check out this webinar I did with Jonathan Fields where he discusses how to change your workflow to turbocharge your creative process.

Practice Success

Practice Success

Fourth ~ Build your Music playlists = Building your Momentum.
Music is a powerful way to alter your mood. Find music that allows your mind to de-stress and puts you in the zone.

I create a playlist every morning to increase my energy and help me focus, and I absolutely recommend taking 10 to 15 minutes out of your day to do this too.

Creating playlists also becomes a creative process. It’s a fun challenge to pick the best songs to keep you motivated throughout the day, and also gives your mind a mental break from your work.

Don’t limit playlists to just your computer. Throw in your headphones, turn on your music, get outside and take a walk or engage in some form of physical exercise.

Motivate Yourself with Music

Motivate Yourself with Music

Fourth ~ Read books that Inspire and Motivate you !
Despite people’s excuses, reading is a necessary part of anyone’s daily routine. Create time in your day to immerse yourself in a book that will allow you to generate more creativity when coping with stress.

I recommend reading books that will give you insight into to subjects you know little about. I’m not just referring to self-helps books.

You can carry a book everywhere you go. E-books are a handy alternative if you’re on the go and don’t have time to sit and read.

Point is, the smallest object, such as a book, can make the biggest impact when your mind is looking for motivation, creativity and resolutions. Integrate each of these solutions into your daily routine and you will prevent small stressors from becoming big problems. Trust the process.

read to Inspire

read to Inspire

Hope this helps you become the Success you Desire !!

Here’s to living a Boundrylessly Successful Happy Life !

How to enjoy a Dream Career – Now ~

Dream Job

Dream Job

Hi folks,

Always enjoy visits to see family and friends. So when work allows me time to do so,
it adds fun to the week to do so.

We were all chatting about our dreams careers and how we got there.

Enjoy !

We all agreed a dream job requires basically 3 steps.

First: It must be a good fit for your abilities.

Second: Match your goals for yourself,as well as where you want to go in Life.

Third: It should make you happy.

Finding a career with all three of those ingredients isn’t easy, but with the right strategies you can uncover a vocation that will bring you satisfaction. Below are seven ways you can match your talents and ambitions to your dream career.

Take an Aptitude Test
An aptitude test is the most obvious path to discovering your dream career. It can be an effective option, too, if you choose the right one. The Clifton Strengths Finder is a well-regarded personal assessment test that’s been taken by thousands of people. It theorizes that everyone possesses a certain number of fixed, universal personal-character attributes that together result in a tendency to develop certain skills more easily and succeed in certain fields while being less successful in others. The test is 80 questions long, takes roughly 20-30 minutes to complete, and reveals the test-taker’s top five “talent themes.” With those in hand, you can search for work where you can best make use of those strengths.

Ask .. The Right Questions
A key component to finding answers is knowing which questions to ask. Forbes posted a fill-in-the-blank assessment that breaks down the big question (“What’s my dream career?”) into nine simpler ones. Your responses to those will reveal patterns and help show you what you really want to be doing with your life.

Make those Lists
List-making is one of the tried-and-true ways of reaching a decision. During your search for a dream career, try creating three lists: what you’re talented at, what makes you happy, and what your goals are. The lengthier the lists are, the better; jot down whatever comes to mind. After you’re done, look for correlations between the lists. What falls into all three categories? What activities fulfill all of the necessary requirements of your dream career?

Ask Others’ .. Opinions
Sometimes you don’t have the best perspective on your own life. Friends and family often understand aspects of you better than you understand yourself. Ask people close to you what activities they think that you excel at and are happiest doing. Their answers could propel you onto a completely different career trajectory than you expected.

Do some Information gathering Interviews
Once you’ve got an idea of what you’d like to be doing for a living, learn from someone who’s already in your dream field. Arrange an informational interview with someone who has the career you think you want, and find out the realities of his or her industry. Figure out if the job is really something that you’re interested in, and if your skills match up with the duties it entails.

Get Some Experience
After you find the career you think will fulfill you, try it out for a while. Look for opportunities to job shadow, intern, or volunteer in your profession of choice. It will give you a chance to immerse yourself in that work environment and find out if it’s somewhere you’ll be comfortable. You probably won’t get paid for it at first, but that’s one of the costs of looking for a job you love, which leads to my next point.

Think Long Term not short term
Don’t just think about what will make you happy right now. Consider what lifestyle you’ll be comfortable with in the future. A lot of dream jobs don’t pay well, so ask yourself if you’re willing to give up some of life’s luxuries so you can be happy to go to work everyday. Make sure that you know what you’re sacrificing if you leave your current occupation to pursue a less predictable career path.

Most important of all was we agreed on you have to Want It !!
It takes some work, but the rewards will be ever so sweet.

Best to you in living a Boundryless Dream Career come True Life !

Dream It ~ Wish It ~ Do It !

Dream It ~ Wish It ~ Do It !

Reduce Joint Pain – Naturally ~

Pain free flexibility

Pain free flexibility

Hi Folks,

My friends and I recently discussed how at one time or another joint pain has reduced are
ability to exercise or enjoy life.

We agree it goes back to poor dietary choices which are over stimulating the immune system and cause chronic inflammatory responses that deteriorate the body’s overall health, limiting mobility and contributing to painful joints.
There are however, steps you can take today to reduce the likelihood that you’ll suffer from chronic joint inflammation and pain. Getting started is as easy as incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your diet. Fortunately, the list of foods that fight the effects of chronic inflammation is long—and tasty.
Not surprisingly, these are foods that are rich in immune boosting vitamins, antioxidants, flavonoids, phytonutrients, minerals, proteins, healthy fats or complex carbs.

Here are three easy to find choices that will help you.

First, Green Tea

green-tea

green-tea

Green Tea is one of the world’s most popular beverages. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body, including improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and inflammation-fighting properties.
Green tea is also the least processed of all the predominant types of tea: green, black and oolong.

Second, Pistachios

pistachio-nuts

pistachio-nuts

A 2009 study found that bioactive compounds in pistachio, and molecules present in pistachios, have anti-inflammatory properties.
Pistachio oil decreases levels of an inflammatory marker known as “lift-2.” Pistachios are nutrient dense and provide protein, fiber micronutrients, plant sterols, gamma-tocopherol and other phytochemical compounds, including flavanoids and phenolic compounds. Overall, they are an excellent weapon in the war against chronic “joint” inflammation.

Third, Kiwi

kiwi

kiwi

The Kiwifruit is a small fruit approximately 3 inches long and weighing about four ounces. Kiwi provides your daily intake of antioxidants such as polyphenols and carotenoids which help fight damage caused by oxidative stress and free radicals.
Kiwifruit is also known to assist in wading off the effects of stress, joint inflammation and attack from viruses and bacteria.

Here’s to living a Boundryless Pain Free Life !

actor Patrick Steward doing 1 arm pushup

actor Patrick Steward doing 1 arm pushup

Are you Doing what you Love ~ You should ~

Do what you Love

Do what you Love

Hi Folks,

Hope everyone is enjoying a good week. Though have had some rain here, in between times got out to the park to exercise, meditate, and enjoy a relaxing walk. Other days, it was indoor workouts, meditate to music, and read. Find enjoy being able to enjoy health wherever I am. This also goes for enjoying, in fact, Loving what I do. Getting to travel, work from home at times, allows a more flexible schedule. Most important though….Love what you Do !!

Here’s some suggestions to help you get there too –

this sound like you?

You go to work each day. And each day you do, you watch the clock. Waiting. And waiting. And waiting for the clock to strike 5 p.m.

That’s when you get to go home and devote your time to what you truly love doing. That thing that brings you joy. That thing everyone tells you you’re so fantastic at. That thing you wish you could do every day instead of working.

If this sounds anything like you, don’t despair. You can make a living doing what you love.

Take the following essential steps to transform your passion into a business that frees you from that soul-sucking job, and enables you to live the life of your dreams.

First, talk yourself out of it ..
Let’s face facts. The minute you decide you’ll start a business doing what you love, you’ll face naysayers. People will question your choice. They’ll give you all the reasons why you shouldn’t start down this path. They’ll tell you how risky it is, and point out all the people who tried but couldn’t make it work.

So beat them to the punch. Make a list of all the reasons why you shouldn’t start your business. Then for each of those reasons, write down what you will do to overcome that obstacle.

Let’s say the excuse is you don’t have enough time in your schedule. Your solution could be: “Cut out two hours of television a day to work on my business.”

By putting a plan in place to overcome the common objections that arise, you’ll better position yourself to smother those voices of dissent.

Bonus points: Write down all the reasons why you should move forward with your dream (freeing your soul from your current job should be on that list). Refer back to these compelling reasons whenever you need a push to keep going.

And speaking of televisions, the next step explains what to do with yours.

Second, throw your TV out the window ..
Building a business takes time. And doing it right takes more time. And since all of us have access to only twenty-four hours in a day, time is a scarce resource.

Don’t fret though. All is not lost. I’ll bet you can find tons of extra time in your day if you cut out activities that don’t advance you toward making a living doing what you love.

Television is an easy thing to cut out. Yeah, you may not be able to talk about what happened on the latest episodes of Scandal or Game of Thrones, but you will be able to see tangible progress you’re making toward getting your business off the ground. That’s ten times more satisfying.

TV isn’t your time suck? Perhaps social media is. Whatever it is, take inventory of how you spend your existing time, and find two activities you can either cut out altogether, or significantly reduce. Find at least two hours in your day to free up.

Bonus points: Maximize your time by multi-tasking during activities that don’t require a ton of mental energy. Listen to a podcast while you cook, or do some research while you eat. You’ll find plenty of time when you’re hungry to find it.

Third, prioritize time with your friends ..
As you get laser focused on building your dream business, you’ll need some new friends. People who will be invaluable to helping you reach your goals. Remember .. you can tell a lot about a person by their friends .. so .. what do you see?

That doesn’t mean you have to ditch your existing friends (unless they’re unsupportive of your goals). You’ll just spend less time with them for a while, as you get cozy with the new additions to your friend list.

Write down at least three folks you need to add to your inner circle.
Be sure to include the following three people:

A mentor, someone who is currently doing what you wish to do. They’ll guide you along the right path, and give you advice on what to do and what not to do.
A trainer, someone to push you beyond where you think you can go, hold you accountable, and kick your butt into shape when necessary.
And a peer, someone who is working toward similar goals. They’ll be there for support, venting sessions, and to share tips.
Bonus
…Let your current friends know what you’re working on. Explain that they’ll probably see you a bit less for a little while as you work toward your goal.

Not only will they appreciate the advance warning before you stop showing up at happy hour, but they should also become a source of encouragement for you to move forward.

Besides, not being the social butterfly will help you with the next step.

Fourth, develop a taste for being frugal ..
Your new business will need some upfront investment to get started. And once you do launch, arriving at the point where you can fully replace the income from your existing job will take some time.

Save your money. Pinch pennies. Look for areas to cut back, and put extra income aside as seed money for your business. Live below your means for the short term, to then later enjoy the sweet rewards of your efforts.

Create a budget of the necessities you need to pay for on a monthly basis (Starbucks is not a necessity). Then for anything else that doesn’t make the must-have list, cut it out of your budget and save that money.

The extra money will accumulate quickly and fuel your business. It can also help cover your expenses while you’re waiting for the sales to pour in.

Bonus points: Find creative ways to make necessary bills even smaller. You have to eat, right? Search for ways you can still feed yourself well-balanced, healthy meals at a lower price. And since you’ll have to leave your house from time to time, consider carpooling or taking public transportation to get to and from work to reduce transportation costs.

Fifth, acknowledge your ignorance ..
To make a living doing what you love, switch your approach from that of a hobbyist, to that of a professional. This will include investing time to study and get insanely good at your craft. You’ll also need to learn as much as you can about the business of your business. Remember, you can learn something from everyone you meet, as well as find role models you can learn from.

In his best-selling book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell laid out the case for how to operate in excellence:

“Achievement is talent plus preparation. The problem with this view is that the closer psychologists look at the careers of the gifted, the smaller the role innate talent seems to play and the bigger the role preparation seems to play.”

Your journey to business success will run much more smoothly when you prepare.

So in addition to practicing your craft, study your competitors to see who is most successful and why. Pay attention to why others may not have done well in the past. The more you learn, the better equipped you’ll be to create the ideal business plan.

Bonus ..Commit yourself to working on your craft for at least thirty minutes a day for the next month. That dedicated time of learning how to get even better at what you do will set you apart from others in your field.

It will also put you in a better position to tackle the next step.

Sixth, get your Uniqueness going ..
Did you know that there are more than 70,000 yoga instructors in North America? If your dream business involved teaching yoga, you would need to identify a unique reason why students should choose you, instead of one of the many other instructors.

The same goes for any business. To get your customers to keep coming back, you must give them a compelling reason to choose you instead of someone else.

As part of your preparation process, make a list of at least three things that make you different from other available options to meet your customers’ needs. Next, choose which of those things matters most to the customers you want to serve.

Bonus points: Once you’ve got that one thing that truly makes you different, assess if you could add another skill to your wheelhouse to make your business even more attractive to your customers.

Seventh, Get on your new Dream boat ..
To transition from your current job to running your dream business, at some point you will have to quit that job. Sure, you could do work on nights and weekends to get your business going, but at some point you will need to make the full-time business leap for you to truly start making a living with it. A living where you don’t have to count your pennies before going to dinner with your friends.

I get it. Holding on to your job is safe. It’s nice knowing a paycheck will come each month. But if you’re not careful, that comfort will keep you stuck in a job you loathe rather than building the life you love. Grow beyond your present comfort to enjoy the new comfort of doing what you truly Love !

So to make sure you don’t get stuck, you’ve got to get on your dream boat.

Back in the 1500s when Hernan Cortez led his army of men in a conquest of Mexico, he ordered that the boats they arrived in be burned. He did this to prevent anyone from turning back and abandoning the mission.

In essence, he ensured commitment to the battle, by eliminating all opportunity to abort the assignment.

Burn your boats by writing your resignation letter. Set a date for when you will kiss your job goodbye. Maybe that’s six months or a year from now. Just set a date.

To help you feel more comfortable about picking the time, make a list of all the activities and milestones you need to complete before transitioning. Then estimate the time needed to get it all done. Use that as the date for submitting your letter.

Bonus .. After you write the letter, set it to send automatically from your email account on the date you plan to leave. Set it, then forget about it as you get to work on your business. That way, in six months when that lovely email goes out, your boats will be blazing.

Time to stop watching the clock
Your dream of getting paid to do what you love is in reach. You can totally make it your reality, you just need to follow these essential steps.

Then instead of watching the clock all day, you’ll just blissfully stand still for a bit—so you can savor the amazing feelings that come with making a living doing what you love.

Here’s to a Boundryless life of doing what you LOVE !

Do Great Work__Steve Jobs

Do Great Work__Steve Jobs


Living better through Releasing Stress

Stop Worrying

Stop Worrying

Hi Folks,

Recently chatted with some college buddies about our busy days, family, and the topic
got around to how we relieve stress to be more productive, and just Live better.

Hope this helps you and please leave your ways of releasing stress so we may all learn.

The #1 Way to Chill Out and Relax? Exercise.
If you are feeling particularly stressed, at the very least you should get out and walk it off. Take a walk around the block and get your heart rate elevated. Do some sprints or pushups. Get active.

For maximum stress reduction, exercise frequently. It’s not just about doing something good for yourself and your body. One large study demonstrated that people who regularly exercise have lower levels of anxiety, depression and neuroticism[1]. In general, people who move about regularly feel better about the world and themselves. Even doing just 5 minutes of exercise at various times throughout the day has been shown to release stress AND improve energy too – a Win-Win situation folks.

Write Stuff Down

A Journal is your friend

A Journal is your friend


Make a list to keep track of what you need to do. We can only handle so much information at once. Sometimes, the burden of everything that needs to be done is just too much. What’s the default reaction? For some people it is to shut down.

Consider keeping everything you need to do organized with a list or, if you have something bothering you, write it down. There’re some great applications to help this too.

One study in the Journal of Psychology took a look at the experience of college students and their ability to cope with and manage stress through list making. The study determined that students who made lists perceived that they had more control over their time. The result? They were less stressed[2].

It’s all about showing yourself that you are in control. Make a list, and you will feel better if you’re stressed out.

Eat the Right Foods

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating


It’s hard to prove that specific foods lead to increased stress. What’s easy to prove is that while you are already stressed, you tend to eat more food. Eating more could cause even more stress problems, especially if you have a specific nutrition goal.

Consider a recent study that tied eating behavior to stress levels. When stressed, 73% of the people in the study ate more food than they would have in an unstressed state, regardless of gender[3].

Don’t Be Afraid To Treat Yourself

Give Yourself a treat ~ a wonderful Life

Give Yourself a treat ~ a wonderful Life


This one is tied into food as well. An article published in Psychology & Behavior determined that stress and resultant overeating associated with stress is tied directly to the body’s reward system.

Here is how it works—you are stressed out so you eat, something your body sees as a reward, and your stress starts to go away[4]. Use this as a way to eat healthier.

refreshing Yogurt & Fruit Salad

refreshing Yogurt & Fruit Salad

For example, make a refreshing fruit salad, add some fresh yogurt to it. Take 5.. take a 5 minute break, while deep breathing, visualize yourself successfully completing a task…then…Reward yourself with that yogurt-fruit salad.

Don’t be afraid to reward yourself. It doesn’t have to be about food either. You can reward yourself with anything, you just want to be sure to let your body and mind understand that, as you complete a particularly stressful day or task, that you are going to provide a reward.

Enjoy Life !

Enjoy Life !

Here’s to Living a Boundryless Life !!

sources for further reading:

[1]http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743505002331
[2]http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/edu/82/4/760/
[3]http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031938498003229
[4]http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031938407001278

3 Simple Steps to Actually Stick with Good Habits

Change the Plan__Not the Goal

Change the Plan__Not the Goal

Hi Everyone,

Today, want to refer you to an article that came to me at just the right time.
It’s about how to keep doing those habits good for us.

If you’re like me, we all find there are times we’re challenged to stick with our good habits. We have the best of intentions, but still for some reason go astray.

Well, today, going to share a portion of what my friend, and really all around cool guy,
James Clear, wrote recently. I find myself coming back to it, again and again.

First thing to remember folks, you’ll want to have a clear idea of your goal.

Write it down where it’s easy to see, such as a personal Daily Action journal.

Here’s an example from James, “The more *** I do, the leaner I get. For that reason, I recently decided to make *** a daily habit. I decided to use the three rules … and easily add more *** to my routine.”

James shares more details on his three so simple ways…it has helped me now more than once !!

If you’re anxious to learn more you can read the full post here at James website.

Want to personally thank James for writing with such clarity as well as being so inspiring. Especially, for allowing me to quote him. This is why repeatedly visit his site for new tips, along with receiving his informative newsletter.

Join his free newsletter and as James says “learn how to …”

“Break your bad habits and replace them with good routines that actually stick”

“Get in the best shape of your life (physically and mentally)”

“Increase your creativity and boost your energy”

“Plus, you’ll get fresh ideas on how to lose fat, build muscle, and feel superhuman.”

You can read more AND receive his free ebook on how to Transform Your Habits … at James website.

Here’s to living a Boundrylessly Energetic and Successful Life everyone !

Thank you James, for writing at the right moment, on what was so necessary.All the best to you ~

F – I – T exercise into your daily Plans

See exercise as your daily ritual

See exercise as your daily ritual

Hi folks,

Today want to mention about making time to exercise.

Like most of us, we have busy lives at home and work.

Here’s some simple ways to do it.

F = Find time. Find means make time, if only a few minutes throughout the day for it.
I = Invest in YOU ! You ARE important. You’re of more value when your body and mind are healthy.
T = Talk. This refers to telling yourself something Positive Daily !!

Here’s some additional tips for you…

First: Begin each day doing just 5 minutes of movement as soon as you wake up.
Who says you have to train for an hour in the gym as soon as you start a new fitness plan? No one with half a brain. In order to create a new healthy habit that you can stick with, begin with a lifestyle change that is so small that you barely notice it. To illustrate, let’s say you have to be at work by 8 a.m., so you usually wake up around 6:30-7:00 a.m. (Note: I’m just using examples to make sure you get the idea, modify this to fit your own schedule). Simply wake up 10 or 15 minutes early and do the following workout*:

15-30 squats

25-50 jumping jacks or run in place for 30 seconds (giving options here, because I notice most people don’t like jumping jacks. You can even dance, do the Twist – MOVE !

10-25 push-ups (with your hands elevated on your wall or kitchen sink if needed)

25-50 jumping jacks or run in place for 30 seconds

5 yoga poses/stretches of your choosing (make sure you take care of your upper *and* lower body)

*Note: I’m listing ranges of repetitions instead of a specific number, because I’m sure a wide range of folks with a variety of experience levels are reading this. If you’re not sure where to start, do this during your first training session: assuming a scale of 1-10 that describes how tired you feel, stop the exercise at #5. Write down how many repetitions you are able to perform and gradually add 2-5 more per workout to make it more difficult. Begin by performing a single set of every exercise listed for as many repetitions as you can safely, which should take about five minutes. When that becomes too easy, make it two sets. When that becomes too easy, make it three sets. You get the idea.

Second: Get your gym gear together the night before.
Before you go to bed, lay out your gym and work clothes for the next day. It’s a lot easier to get organized while you’re still half-conscious than it is before you’ve had your coffee (and feeling like a zombie). For bonus points, put your gym shoes and socks next to the bed. If you workout in the evening, collect your training gear, put it in a bag, and toss it into your car.

Third: Treat exercise as if it is your job.
Exercise should be an enjoyable experience (if you’re doing it right), but there is no denying that you’re not always going to feel like working out. But since exercise is just as important for your physical health as going to work is for your fiscal health, why should it be treated any differently? Treat exercise as if it is a very important appointment by scheduling your training days on a calendar or planner. Aim to exercise on the same days, at the same times, every single week. If repeated consistently, this will train your brain to turn exercise into a consistent habit that doesn’t require much thought process.

Forth: Enjoy a mid-day / lunch walk to relax and unwind.
Remember that early morning workout I gave you in point #1? If you’re interested in bonus points, here’s another easy way to squeeze exercise into your day. Sometime around the middle of your day (maybe at lunch time?), go for a 10-30 minute walk downtown or at a park. Breathe deeply and try to quiet your inner-chatter, enjoying the peace and silence, while you walk. You’ll come back to work re-charged and ready to make the most of the rest of your day (plus, you’ll burn extra calories too!).

Fifth: Remember why exercising is important in the first place.
Never forget why pursuing health and fitness is so important in the first place. Do you want to be a positive example for your children? Could you use more energy to carry you gracefully throughout your days? Would you like to get fit so you can feel more confident in your body? Are you taking expensive pills with nasty side-effects, all of which could be avoided if you made a better effort to take care of yourself? Whatever the case may be, know your why.

Remember: Doing a little throughout the day, adds up by the end of the day. Go for It !!

Here’s to living a Boundrylessly Happy & Healthy Lifestyle – Daily !

You ARE Awesome !

You ARE Awesome !

The Most Priceless Treasure ~

Jack LaLanne

Jack LaLanne

Hi Folks,

Over the weekend, was reading some famous quotes by people.

One in particular caught my attention.

It was by a man who made it his life goal to spread the word of the most Priceless Treasure there is.

Can anyone guess to who I’m referring ?

It is none other than my Health Hero, Jack LaLanne.

Going from an ill and weak health youth, to a fit and strong “Young” older man has always been an inspiration. Showing you are Never to old to be active and live life to the fullest.

A part of living to the fullest, is maintaining our body health. Exercise and joint health go hand in hand with this concept.

This month, the American Recall Center has made joint health awareness a focus!

You can find out more about them by clicking here.

Jack LaLanne finger tip  Pushups

Jack LaLanne finger tip Pushups

Another reason Jack LaLanne is my Inspiration, is how each year on his birthday he would choose to do a challenge in celebration.

Create Yourself

Create Yourself

Mind you, it wasn’t your usual challenge of ride a bike for an hour. Some of his challenges included:

FEATS AND HONORS
1954 Age 40: Swam the length of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge underwater with 140 pounds of equipment, including two air tanks… an undisputed world record.

1955 Age 41: Swam, handcuffed, from Alcatraz to Fisherman’s Wharf in
San Francisco, CA.

1956 Age 42: Set a world record of 1,033 pushups in 23 minutes on “You Asked for It, a TV Show with Art Baker.

1975 Age 61: Swam the length of the Golden Gate Bridge, underwater, for a second time handcuffed, shackled and towing a 1,000-pound boat.

1984 Age 70: Handcuffed, shackled and fighting strong winds and currents, towed 70 boats with 70 people from the Queen’s Way Bridge in the Long Beach Harbor to the Queen Mary, 1 ½ miles.

“Getting out of a warm bed at 5 a.m. to go down to my gym in the morning … I could be lazy and sleep late! But when I’m through, I think ‘Jack, congratulations – you did it again!’ And if I’ve got the will-power to do that, everything else is easy by comparison.” Jack LaLanne said.

And this was at an age when most people are complaining of heath related problems.

So find someone that inspires you, motivates you to want to become a Better You !!

Who do you decide to Be ?

Who do you decide to Be ?

Do you have Millionaire Habits ?

Hi Folks,

Now a days, most people are thinking of money. Not just for buying groceries mind you.
I mean, to enjoy a nice vacation.

Picture you get up. Go outside to enjoy a view of the beach. Casually chatting while eating breakfast. Then checking the latest news on a new tablet. Then checking your bank account, and seeing, make that feeling, the comfort of not only having a nest egg, but enough to actually live comfortably with out struggling, or laboring at a 9 to 5 job that gets you no where.

Picture, having enough to pay for your children’s college, as well as doing what you’ve always dreamed of doing.

Well …

It all starts with Goals.

Goals offer you a transparent sense of direction and a blueprint for the longer term. this is often wherever you\’re taking the dreams out of your head and place them down onto paper.

A crucial a part of goal setting is to raise yourself why?

For example:

Why does one wish that house?

Why does one wish that car?

Why does one wish that position within the company?

Why does one wish that salary?

Once you raise enough whys? the hows get easier!

Habit Two: Passion.

Whatever you\’re employed at, be keen about it. this is often a basic secret for money success.

What does one very love doing? And what does one have a natural talent for? What are your hobbies and interests? Once you’ve got these answers, put your heart and soul into doing it in the simplest, most easy way – Love it actually !

All millionaires love the work that they are doing.

Habit range Three: Excellence.

Set a goal that is bring your dream Alive. Let your love of what you do Shine in Excellence as you put 100 % of your heart into what you do. A millionaires’ secret ;)

\”Excellence is obtained if you:

…care quite others assume is wise;
…risk quite others assume is safe;
…dream quite others assume is practical;
…expect quite others assume is feasible.\”

Habit range Four: Education.

Dedicate yourself to long education.

The Millionaire Habits Learn and enjoy learning. Remember how a child enjoys exploring what the day holds, what lessons it holds. Learn the most recent news and trends. Remember, the market pays wonderful rewards for having wonderful data.

\”Learning is that the starting of wealth. Learning is that the starting of health. Learning is that the starting of spirituality. looking out and learning is wherever the miracle method all begins\”- Jim Rohn

Learn more by clicking here.

Habit range Five: client service.

Dedicate yourself to continuously providing wonderful client service, because the rewards measure in direct proportion to the service that you simply provide to individuals.

Ask yourself these questions:

What do my customers want?

What do my customers need?

What do my customers value?

What service am i able to provide my customers higher than everybody else?

What square measure my customers shopping for from others today? And what do i want to try to to to induce them to shop for from me?

Habit range Six: don’t think of failing, but learning from Mistakes – and then it’s not failure.

Be ready for the ups and downs Millionaires don’t believe in failure, they merely consider it as not the specified result nonetheless, simply a special strategy is required.

Habit range Seven: Imagination.

Use your imagination. you’ve got additional inventive ability .. in fact more than you think. You’ll surprise yourself once you open your creative mind.

Start using a journal, and begin writing down all of your concepts, notes, along with lists that you simply have throughout your day!

Keep in mind to continuously express, Plan on paper! You may not understand a thought or idea at the time, but upon reviewing your journal, understand and have that eureka moment that might be lost forever to memory, if hadn’t committed it to paper.

Guess what? Millionaires don’t spend most of their free time wathcing soap operas and reality TV shows. Limit the number of TV you watch to a minimum. Let it be something that inspires you !

Learn more by clicking here.

Habit range Eight: Surround yourself with positivism.

Surround yourself with compatible, positive individuals. you may have heard that 80 % of success comes from 20 % of your focus, determined efforts.

Remember to keep positive people, ideas around you, while distancing yourself from negative people, ideas, environment.

Habit range Nine: Back it all up!

Back-up everything that you simply do with the 3 qualities of perseverance, possession and belief. These strong traits provide rich rewards !

To have the courageousness to uphold in the face of adversity or disappointment,and The Millionaire Habits to possess persistence to remain at it longer than anyone else, while possessing total belief in everything that you simply do. These qualities show your drive as well as determination, and confidence in yourself and your ability to succeed.

Habit range Ten: Feeling.

Millionaires express daily gratitude for what they have. Their friends and family, their health and spirituality, their business and their social life. as a result count themselves rich even before making money or becoming successful.

It’s time for You to enjoy having the Millionare Mind and enjoying your Plans, Your Dreams …. Come True.
Click here to find out how.

Excellence is a Habit !

Excellence is a Habit !

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