I decided to write about my recent experience at the Tony Robbins seminar Unleash The Power Within, to give others a good idea of what they can expect if they’ve been on the fence about attending a Tony Robbins seminar. My goal isn’t to try to convince you to go, it’s simply to provide you with my insights having experienced it first-hand, and some information so you feel prepared with what to expect at what many have a called a life-changing event.
Here we are, less than 50 days into the New Year and already those big ambitions for a “New Year, New You!” are quickly diminishing. The pledge to work out every day, quit drinking alcohol during the week and to get 8 hours sleep every night lasted all of about 2 weeks before life got the better of you. You’re wondering whether anyone else is still sticking to their New Year’s resolutions and how anyone could possibly juggle a full time job, family and rock a killer set of 6-pack abs. Surely these people aren’t human? Or they don’t eat or they have a staff of people helping them with everything!
Mike is one of our coaches here at Own Your Eating. One of the things that makes our team of coaches so awesome at what they do, is that they can relate to our clients because of their own experiences with nutrition. Not only do they have the knowledge to advise you on the best nutrition and fitness practices, but they have a deep level of understanding about how they can make these approaches individualized and suitable to your needs.
I recently stumbled across an IG post that talked about motivation and the intensity of athletes training every day non-stop. At first I thought “I wish I still had that level of determination!” But as I kept reading, I realized this post wasn’t trying to reinforce the idea that athletes are super humans with infinite resources of motivation. What it exposed instead, was how athletes are no different from you and me. They face highs and lows and have doubts and fears just like we do. Even though it might not seem like it, they are human too! The difference is that when they lose their motivation, they know how to push on through, by tapping in to their drive.
In every facet of our lives, careers and health in particular, modern society is always encouraging us to think about the next milestone. Determining how we can progress and grow is what keeps life stimulating and exciting. “When you stop growing, you start dying!” as William S. Burroughs put it.
The holiday season can wreak havoc on our health, not just physically but mentally too. Our desire to please others is innately human and tends to be heightened at this time of year. This isn’t a bad thing when we are mindful of what’s driving our actions, but for some, the need to satiate that feeling can cause us to overburden ourselves us. When more is being demanded of us than usual, it’s important to recognize whether the pressures you’re feeling are internal or real. Should you “lean in” to them or can you respectfully decline a social invite and honor your need for space?
We’re having a friendsgiving celebration and I just finished up baking some donuts for the occasion – the donut addiction is real people! Somehow I managed to get through the entire process and only eat one mini donut – I recognize all my accomplishments in life, big and small! Anyway, it got me thinking about how stressful the holidays can be with so many social functions to attend & trying to be healthy and what is being healthy all about anyway?
I’m sure most of us have experienced what it’s like to feel overly full. After all, eating a little too much every once in a while is completely normal and pretty easy to do, whether it was during a holiday, family gathering, or a simple meal out. Compulsive overeating, on the other hand, is not the same thing and is considered a disorder. So what are the signs and symptoms of compulsive overeating and what can we do to overcome it?
Have you ever felt like a failure? Have you ever looked in the mirror and called yourself ugly or fat? Or maybe you look at your life and feel unaccomplished, thinking that this wasn’t where you saw yourself in your thirties or forties. You expected financial stability, several kids, love and laughter non-stop with your partner-in-crime. But the reality of life isn’t quite as beautiful as the image you’d painted in your mind’s eye.
Many of us struggle with our relationship with the scale. If you’re anything like me, then at some point in your life you’ve used the scale as a sole measure of how you should feel about your body. You’re happy when the number goes down and downright depressed when it stays the same, or worse goes up!