151 Million people shopped on Black Friday last year. The data for this year has not been verified, but steadily sales are declining since 2011 thanks to online shopping. Now, this article is not to debate whether to shop or not to shop, but to help you learn some new and healthy products to included if not for this holiday season, possibly for the next big holiday coming up. Whatever you celebrate!
I was definitely not one of the shoppers out and about on Friday, but I did snag some great finds this weekend, all from the comfort of my PJs and my couch.
Here are just a few of my favorite healthy and fun items I have purchased at steep discounts! Tune in next week when I share recipes and ideas for each of these products.
What did you purchase this holiday weekend? Share in the comments!
Last week we touched on the 4 BASICS of getting on track or starting a healthy lifestyle program.
But what happens when you do these things, or you TRY to do these things and are STILL not successful?
Have you ever said the following phrases?
“Nothing ever works for me”
“I know what to do, I just don’t do it”
“I don’t have the money or resources to get healthier”
“I do well for a few days, then I just seem to fall off”
“I just don’t know if I can do this”
I know I have said some of these phrases many times in my life. I felt like I KNEW what to do, BUT I was not doing it.
Nova3 Labs documents their findings on why we are AFRAID to take the step of hiring a professional.
I was afraid to ask for help
I was afraid to admit that I had failed on my own
I was afraid to give someone else control over my food
I was afraid I’d fail
I was afraid to be vulnerable with someone else about what I was eating.
I was afraid to eat processed food which doesn’t make any sense because I was binging on it regularly.
I was afraid it’d be too hard
I. Was. Afraid.
After years of feeling fear and frustration, I sought out professionals to help me stay accountable, educate me, save me time and heart ache, motivate me, encourage and inspire me, and to help me reach my goals.
And you know what? Most of us hire a coach for the same reasons!
Now that I’ve become a coach, I want to share what I’ve learned are the reasons my clients have sought out the help of a professional:
"Direction, the challenge, learning to be the best me, setting and achieving goals, changing my body in ways I haven't been able to do on my own!"
“One word. Accountability”
“I needed a plan”
“I needed to see results OTHER than the scale. If it was not for doing measurements and body fat, I would have given up”
“Knowledge, to hold me accountable, point me in the right direction, education, motivation”
"Accountability. Direction/guidance. So I never stop moving."
"encouragement & motivation for keeping me on track"
4. Provide Wisdom/Smarts
"Someone to push me to greater heights than I could do on my own. Emotional support and encouragement”
"Knowledge in many areas- not just bettering my fitness/ strength but also my mind and the way that I think about health."
“Learning to be the best me”
5. Lower the Chance of Overtraining/Injury
"You have the knowledge to help with my nutrition & how to modify workouts to accommodate my physical limitations”
“Reduce my chance of injury"
6. Time Management
"keeping me on track with short & long term goals"
“teaching me healthy swaps for snacks and meals so I didn’t waste time in the kitchen”
This doesn’t just apply to nutrition but to our overall fitness as well. Find people who can help you reach your highest potential yet. We have many of these people RIGHT HERE AT Mi5 FITNESS!
Did you know that Mi5 now offers nutrition sessions? These sessions begin with a comprehensive assessment and goal-setting and work with you to create a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this new program!
Also, as our Head Nutritionist, I offer COMPLIMENTARY 30 minute assessments for all members and nonmembers? If you are ready to see if working with a coach is right for you, please let me know. Email me at email@example.com TODAY!
What are 4 things you can do TODAY to help your overall health?
If you are really needing to see a shift in your metabolism and overall change, you still get to mess up every once in a while. If you are 90% consistent with drinking water, eating your veggies, protein and fats that means you get to splurge 3x a week! If you are overall happy with body composition and performance, and you are 80% consistent with drinking water, eating your veggies, protein and fats, you get to splurge 6x a week! Who doesn’t love that?!?!?!? It is not about “cheats”, “gains” or even punishing nor rewarding yourself with food, it’s about enjoying it.
Need more information and support? Look for part 2 on this topic next week where we talk about how/why you should hire a professional coach.
Did you know the average American gains about a pound between Halloween and New Years that they never lose? That can add up over the years!
Here are some easy "swaps" that you can try this holiday season!
EAT THIS INSTEAD OF THAT
Greek yogurt Sour Cream
Protein Shake Sugary Cereals
Veggies and hummus Chips and salsa
Dark Chocolate Milk Chocolate
Greek yogurt & seasoning Ranch dressing
Bai Water Soda or Diet Soda
1 minute muffin Muffin
RX Bar Cliff Bar
Bulletproof coffee Starbucks Latte
Buffalo or Bison Traditional beef
Spaghetti Squash Pasta
Nutrition is integral to success, whether your goals are weight loss, general muscular toning, fat loss, performance, weight gain, or just maintaining a HEALTHY lifestyle. Mi5 nutrition coaching provides customized support for all people and all goals. Sign up today: