NOVEMBER 2017

The Holiday Hustle: The Eight Minute No-Equipment No-Excuses Workout

Welcome to the latest edition of Workout Wednesday when each week I share a new running or strength training for runners workout, Lately, I've been on a holiday-theme kick. While some people are putting up lights and trees, I've been decorating my blog with holiday workouts and articles. Last week we did the Turkey Burner treadmill workout and the week before I shared all my holiday workouts from last year. 

Today's workout is the Holiday Hustle. No time to workout? No Gym? No equipment? No problem. This no-excuses full body workout takes just eight minutes and you can slide the couch out of the way and do it in your living room. You don't need a lot of space or time to get this workout done.

It's perfect for those busy days this holiday season when you think you don't have time to workout. An eight minute workout is still better than an hour long workout that you intended to do, but never got around to it. Get it? Something is better than nothing. 

If you have some time then maybe run through it twice for a total of 16 minutes or go crazy and do three sets for 24 minutes. You don't even have to do them all at once. Do it in the morning and then again in the evening. The idea is to do something when you think you don't have the time to do anything. No excuses for this one.

Grab a timer or download an interval app on your phone and let's get started.

The Holiday Hustle No Equipment No Excuses Workout. Download a printable PDF of this workout. Save to Pinterest for later.

The Holiday Hustle No Equipment No Excuses Workout. Download a printable PDF of this workout. Save to Pinterest for later.

There are four circuits in the holiday hustle workout. Each circuit consists of two strength moves and a cardio move. Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with no rest between exercises followed by 30 seconds of rest before moving on to the next circuit. You want to move quickly through the exercises while paying attention to proper form.

HOLIDAY HUSTLE: CIRCUIT ONE

ALTERNATING BACK LUNGES

With your feet hip width apart and your toes pointing straight ahead, take a large step backward with your right leg, so your right knee almost touches the floor and your left leg lunges at a 90 degree angle. Do not allow your left knee to move forward past your toe. As you lunge back lift both arms straight in the air in line with your ears. Push back up to starting position and lower your arms. Alternate sides for 30 seconds. 

WALL SIT

Stand against a wall and lower your body to a squat position so that your thighs are parallel to the floor. Keep your back straight, your core engaged and your arms pressed into the wall. Do not rest your hands on your knees or lean forward. Hold in the low position for 30 seconds. (If you can't hold for 30 seconds straight, break it up into 3 sets of 10 seconds or 2 sets of 15 secs with short breaks in between.)

JUMPING JACKS

Just like in gym class (sorry to bring back bad memories...what? just me?) Keep your arms as straight as possible. Perform 30 seconds of jumping jacks to get your heart rate up. 

Rest for 30 seconds before moving onto the next circuit.

HOLIDAY HUSTLE: CIRCUIT TWO

CHAIR BACK INCLINE PUSH UPS

Push a chair with a medium to high back up against a wall for stability. With your body in a straight line from your shoulders to ankles and your core engaged get in the standard straight arm plank position with your hands gripping the top of the chair. Bend your arms to lower your chest towards the chair. Straighten your arms to press back up to starting position. Repeat for 30 seconds.

CHAIR TRICEP DIPS

Push the back of your chair against the wall for stability. Sit in the chair. Move your body forward so you are holding yourself up on the front edge of the chair with your arms straight while keeping your back close to the chair. Slowly bend your elbows to lower your body in front of the chair. Elbows should point directly behind you, not out to the sides. Straighten your arms to return to the starting position. Repeat for 30 seconds.

HIGH KNEES

Stand up straight with your feet hip width apart. Jump from one foot to the other while using your core to lift your knee to hip height. Swing your arms with each rep. Touch the ground with the balls of your feet quickly moving back and forth between legs for 30 seconds. 

Rest for 30 seconds before moving onto the next circuit.

HOLIDAY HUSTLE: CIRCUIT THREE

SQUATS

Start with your feet hip width apart, your toes pointing forward, your back straight and chest up. Push your hips back and lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor (or as low as your flexibility allows) like you are sitting in a chair. In the low position engage your core, squeeze your glutes and push up to standing while putting your weight into your heels. Repeat for 30 seconds

ALTERNATING STEP UPS

Stand facing the chair. Starting with your right leg step up on the bench pressing your weight into your heel. Lift your left leg off the ground and drive your knee up towards your chest then rest your left leg on the chair. Step your left leg back to the ground, followed by your right leg. Repeat on other leg. Repeat for 30 seconds

BUTT KICKS

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and feet pointing straight ahead. Jump up and kick your right heel to your butt, then your left, while being careful not to arch your back. Move quickly, land softly on the balls of your feet and repeat for 30 seconds with control.

Rest for 30 seconds before moving onto the next circuit.

HOLIDAY HUSTLE: CIRCUIT FOUR

ELBOW PLANK

Position your elbows on the floor with your shoulders directly over your elbows. Your body should be in a straight line parallel to the floor. Engage your core (brace your stomach like someone is about to punch you). Hold it tight. Be careful not to sink your hips or raise your butt in the air. Do not clasp your hands in front of you. Keep your neck neutral. Hold for 30 seconds. If you can not hold for 30 seconds, break it up into two 15 second reps or three 10 second reps. More tips on proper form on planks in this blog post.

ALTERNATING SIDE PLANK

With a straight arm lift yourself up into a side plank position. Your shoulders should be stacked directly over your wrists so that your arm is straight up and down (not at an angle). Don't allow your hips to drop. Lower yourself to a straight arm plank with both arms on the ground then switch to the other side. Repeat for 30 seconds.

MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS

Start in a straight arm plank position with shoulders directly over wrists. Bring one knee up to the chest, then jump back to plank position and repeat with opposite foot. Move as quickly as possible while keeping your core engaged and back straight. Repeat for 30 seconds. 

Rest and repeat!

No time to exercise? Give this holiday hustle workout a try and let me know how it goes.

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OOPS I DID IT AGAIN: TIPS TO GET BACK ON TRACK AFTER AN INDULGENT HOLIDAY MEAL

Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year, where food is abundant, calories are dense and Grandma's guilt is strong. It's the holidays! I hope you were able to carve out some time to enjoy Thanksgiving with the people you love. Hubs and I had our own little Thanksgiving dinner at home. Our families live far away and we always politely turn down invitations to spend it with other people's families because we'd prefer a quiet evening at home.

I made a small turkey breast, my (almost) famous green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, our own Texas tradition of jalapeno corn bread and of course, pie. Hubby is usually the cook in the family, this may literally be the only day all year that I cook dinner. Someone be sure to check the batteries in the smoke detector.

Thanksgiving dinner for two. I managed not to burn the house down. Yay me.

Thanksgiving dinner for two. I managed not to burn the house down. Yay me.

I make a point to enjoy my holiday dinners guilt free. If there is ever a time to not to worry about calories or marco-calculations it's a holiday dinner. Keep in mind that bonding with the people you love over a meal is also part of a healthy lifestyle. Balance is important. It's good to always be mindful about your nutrition and I'll tell you I was mindful of my happy tastebuds when that pumpkin pie went down. What you do once in awhile is insignificant compared to what you do every day. Don't worry about the holiday dinners, be more concerned about the dinners you eat the other 350 days a year. 

OOPS I DID IT AGAIN

What happens when you go to the party with good intentions but the food gets the best of you? You ate more than you wanted, you drank more than you planned and your calorie deficit is now defunct? Never fear, I am here to help you get back on track.

TIPS TO GET BACK ON TRACK AFTER AN INDULGENT HOLIDAY MEAL. SAVE TO PINTEREST FOR LATER!

TIPS TO GET BACK ON TRACK AFTER AN INDULGENT HOLIDAY MEAL. SAVE TO PINTEREST FOR LATER!

TIPS TO GET BACK ON TRACK AFTER AN INDULGENT HOLIDAY MEAL

CLEAN SLATE APPROACH

You have goals. You are mindful of the things you eat, you work out hard and damn it can feel hard to stay on track this time of year. The holiday parties, the family dinners, the office treats and the neighbor's cookies all seem to add up to weaken your resolve.

Some days you do well with a polite, no thank you. Other days you do fine by enjoying a bite or a serving and moving on. Then there are those days when the food gets the best of you and you end up not making the choices that you thought you wanted to make. Maybe you overindulged, maybe you drank too much or maybe you skipped yet another workout. Enter the Clean Slate Approach. 

When you mess up and make a choice that doesn't align with your goals, you can immediately wipe the slate clean. It means no guilt, no penance and you move on at the next opportunity. 

NO GUILT

Don't feel bad about it. At this point, what is done is done. Maybe you wished you hadn't ate that, but unless you have a time machine or can time travel like Bran Stark, the only sane and logical choice is to move on. Beating yourself up not only doesn't help anything, it actually makes it worse. Be careful how you to talk to yourself. Treat yourself as well as you would treat your best friend or your child in this situation. Have compassion for yourself. We all make mistakes.

NO PENANCE

One of my pet peeves around the holidays are these holiday memes that depict how many burpees you have to do in order to "burn off" that pumpkin pie or how many miles to run for that bottle of wine. I know I should lighten up about it, because most of those memes are all in good fun. I am sure they are not intending that people actually try to work off every extra calorie they consumed, right? RIGHT?!?

You don't have to pay penance for your pumpkin pie with burpees. You don't have to work out extra hard or extra long the next day. With the clean slate approach you simply go back to your normal way of eating and exercising at the next opportunity. 

Exercise as punishment for your food sins is never effective over the long term. I want to help people learn to love exercise. I want everyone to find a way to move their body that they enjoy. No one enjoys punishment. You can try to punish yourself with exercise, but that is not a great lifelong strategy for motivation. Exercise because it makes you feel great, not because you have to "burn off" the food you ate. 

MOVE ON

The last part of the clean slate approach is to simply move on. Have you ever got a flat tire on your car and then stabbed the other three? "Oh well, one tire is flat, that sucks, might as well flatten the other three now." Of course not. But that is how many people approach their food slip ups. "I already messed up today by making a poor nutritional choice, I might as well eat all these other poor nutritional choices for the rest of the day, weekend or week."

You don't have to "start over" tomorrow, Monday, the first of the new month, or worse, the New Year. Just pick right back up where you left off. You messed up. Guess what? You're human. We all mess up. All the time. Just move on. Right now. At the next opportunity and you'll be fine. 

The clean slate approach is the sane and sustainable way to get back on track after an indulgent meal. Did you cook for Thanksgiving? Spend time with family? Anyone run a Turkey Trot? We ran one in Fort Worth!

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BACK ON TRACK FRIDAY (AKA BLACK FRIDAY DEALS)

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While some people are camping out in their tents outside of Best Buy for the privilege of buying a discounted flat screen TV, I will be snuggled up under the covers in my warm comfy bed. While others are throwing elbows at the mall and getting trampled at Target, I choose to opt out of this shopping holiday. I like a good deal as much as the next gal, but crowds and chaos are not my thing. I'll stick to sleeping in, hot chocolate and online shopping. Sounds wonderful, right? 

I think I'll hit the track instead for my own celebration of "Track" Friday. I am sure I'll get the place to myself. Whether you choose to brave the stores or opt for a quieter approach like me, I hope you find everything you are looking for this holiday season. 

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I may have mentioned in a past blog post that starting on January 1st I am going part-time at my corporate marketing job in order to devote more time to my personal training, run coaching and nutrition coaching business. This means I have new spots opening soon and I couldn't think of a better way to get it out there than with some Black Friday sales to get you started on your New Year Resolutions. Got goals? I can help. Let's call it back on track Friday. 

You'll notice that the deals all have very limited spots available at very discounted rates. This is because I want to make sure that I am able to give the most personal attention possible while not filling up all my available spots at a discount. I promise that prices will never be this low again in 2018. 

ONLINE PROGRAM BLACK FRIDAY DEALS

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Nutrition habit coaching teaches you to return to the basics, take things slow, re-learn how to listen to your body and teaches your brain to perform healthy habits on autopilot. You'll learn to the fuel your body in the way that it needs. You learn to enjoy healthy foods without giving up all your favorite foods. Your body will respond by returning to its optimal state. All it takes is time, patience and persistence. Developing healthy habits is not a quick fix. This is not a lose twenty pounds in eight weeks plan, it's a plan that works for people who are willing to work hard for long-term permanent results. There is no crash diet, shake or challenge that will keep the weight off for good.

Does this sound right for you? Do you like this sane and sustainable approach to health and fitness? Are you ready to make changes to your core habits? Are you willing to take it slow with a common-sense approach that really works when you stick with it over the long term? Are you willing to try and make mistakes and then try again? Are you willing to start over at your next meal with a clean slate? If so, my online nutrition program may be the perfect match for you. 

I am running a one time only black Friday sale! Save 50% off off the monthly cost when you purchase six months in advance. It is usually $50 a month for self-guided nutrition coaching and for this weekend only, I am offering six months for $150 when paid in advance. I am only accepting six applicants at this insanely reduced cost. The price will never be lower. You can choose your start date of December 1st or January 1st. Finally make New Year Resolutions you can keep with nutrition habits coaching. I am here to help you reach all your 2018 health and fitness goals. SIX SPOTS ONLY

YOU MUST QUALIFY BY FILLING OUT THIS FORM FIRST. The first six to qualify and pay will get the spots. You will see the link for payment after your fill out the qualifying form. 

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Whether you need help to break through running plateaus, you need help getting off the couch or you want to train for your first or fastest race, I can help with online running coaching. 50% off 12 week program. $150 for a 12 week running program is slashed to $75 this weekend only. THREE SPOTS ONLY. 

  • Train to run your first or fastest distance (Get off the couch, 5K, 10K or half marathon plans only) with online run coaching
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IN-PERSON FORT WORTH TRAINING BLACK FRIDAY DEALS

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IN-PERSON FORT WORTH STRENGTH TRAINING FOR RUNNERS - 12 WEEKS $300

Want to get lean with me in the Fort Worth Shred Shed to meet all your running, strength and fat loss goals? Regular price is $140 per month. Friday-Sunday only, pay three months in advance for discounted rate of $300 for 12 weeks. THREE SPOTS ONLY AT THIS PRICE.

  • 4 in-person strength training for runners sessions in the Shred Shed with me each month (1x per week). Spots available on Fridays and Saturdays (some evenings available by special appointment only).
  • A running plan for you to follow at home based on your goals
  • Daily online nutrition habits program with coaching support for the duration of your training
  • Support & accountability in and out of the gym
  • Price expires after 3 check outs or on November 27th, whichever comes first.

I hope you enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner and some time with family. My husband and I had a little turkey breast, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie (of course)! 

I can help you meet your nutrition, strength training for runners and running goals for next year. Whether you're ready for coaching online or in-person, or just want to follow along by reading this blog for free advice, I wish you all the best this holiday season and into the New Year. I am thankful for YOU.

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THE TURKEY BURNER RUNNING WORKOUT

Welcome to the latest edition of Workout Wednesday, when each week I share a new running or strength training workout. Last week I shared three holiday-themed workouts to get you through the season. 

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States, so I thought it would be fun to do a turkey-themed running workout! This is a quick and efficient workout that can be done in under 30 minutes on a treadmill or on the street with a timer. Get it done on Thanksgiving morning or anytime over the long weekend. Maybe you can even recruit your family for a fun holiday-themed workout where everyone works at their own ability. 

It's important to me to note while I call this workout the turkey burner, it is not intended as punishment for your Thanksgiving dinner. You don't need to workout any longer or harder than usual because you may indulge over the holiday. Enjoy your meal with your family. Really enjoy it. Then go back to your normal healthy way of eating the very next meal.

We don't have to pay penance for our food with extra long or hard workouts. Exercise is not punishment. We want exercise to be something we do because it make us feel good, it makes us feel strong and capable. If we associate exercise with punishment then it will be hard to ever learn to enjoy it. No one ever enjoys punishment. 

This workout is a fun way to incorporate the holiday into your workout. Maybe you'd prefer to run a 5K turkey trot in your community or take a walk with your family after dinner. Maybe Thanksgiving Day will be your rest day and once things settle down, you'll go for a run or do Yoga to clear your head after a busy weekend. Move your body in a way that you enjoy and is meaningful to you. Be thankful for that pumping heart, that healthy body and those two strong legs that carry you through a workout.

The Turkey Burner Running Workout - Save to Pinterest for Later! Download a Printable PDF of this workout.

The Turkey Burner Running Workout - Save to Pinterest for Later! Download a Printable PDF of this workout.

THE APPETIZER

The appetizer is your warm up. Pre-heat your body just like you would the stove. Take as much time as you need to get warm before getting into the workout. Walk or jog for a few minutes before you start to burn the turkey. I recommend this dynamic warm up before starting any running workout.

THE SALAD

Let's get that turkey burning. In case you haven't figured it out yet, you're the turkey in this scenerio. Ha. Run for 30 seconds at near max effort. It should feel hard to get through the 30 seconds, you should be breathing heavily, unable to speak complete sentences, maybe you can get a word out between breaths. You're working hard. 

Then slow to a brisk walk or an easy jog for 90 seconds. Allow your heart-rate to come back back down. Those 90 seconds go by fast, get ready to repeat 3 more times for a total of 4 work and 4 rest intervals. 

THE MAIN COURSE

How do you feel? Let's gobble this main course! Start off with three minutes of an easy jog followed by three minutes at a moderate pace. You should working hard at a moderate pace, but not so hard that you can't maintain it for three minutes. This is not an all-out pace. You should be able to get a few words or a sentence out between breaths, but should be breathing too heavily to have a full conversation without taking gasps of air. 

Recover for two minutes with a brisk walk or jog and prepare to up the pace again. For your next work interval you will move a little faster than your three minute work interval, but less than an all-out pace. You should be working hard, but moving at a pace that you can maintain for two minutes. 

You have one minute to recover with a jog or brisk walk before burning up the turkey with your final working minute. Your last work interval should be close to an all-out max effort. It's your last push, make it count. 

THE DESSERT

Whew, you did it! Now it's time to recover and bring that heart-rate back down to normal. Walk until you are breathing normally again. 

If you want to learn more about how to pace yourself based on the talk-test, check out this blog post for more clarity. It's important that you always work at your own fitness level. Please never try to follow arbitrary paces from workouts on the internet. If you pace your work intervals using the talk-test you will always be sure to work at your own fitness level. Pushing the pace outside of your current fitness levels can lead to injuries. Just say no to internet workouts that assign specific paces for your run intervals. 

THE COUCH (AKA RECOVERY)

Be sure to recover after hard workouts. Remember that it is during rest (not during the workout) that we get stronger and faster. If you don't allow your body the time to recover from hard workouts you won't ever see the true potential from your efforts. Run easy or rest a day or two after hard interval workouts like this one. Don't attempt hard workouts back to back. Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep and fuel your body with healthy carbs, proteins and fats for best results. 

Questions? I'd love to help. 

COACH LEA

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Ditch the Food Rules for More Freedom, Health and Happiness

Nutrition can be tricky. It seems like you should be able to follow a bunch of food rules to reach all your body composition goals. There are a lot of diets out there that promise health, happiness and six pack abs: There's Paleo (high protein, low carb), Ketogenic (high fat, extremely low carb), low fat diets, low carb diets, high fat diets and high protein diets. What's the best one? The answer is...it depends. 

Every body is different. The diet that your co-worker's best friend's little sister swears by, may not be the miracle diet for you. In fact, following a diet at all can be determinantal to long-term success. People that follow diets tend to go on and off of them, which leads to weight loss, then weight gain. The yo-yo dieting can be worse for your health and waistline than if you never dieted at all. 

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The problem with rules is that rules are made to be broken. As soon as you tell yourself you can't have carbs, it seems everyone is passing the rolls, ordering pizza and having birthday celebrations with cake.

We are human and we tend to want what we can't have. Sure, you could buckle down with hard-core discipline. That may even work for awhile, but when we are looking for long-term success, we have to think long term. Is it sane and sustainable? Anyone can white-knuckle their way to weight loss over four to twelve weeks. People do it all the time. But if you place strict restrictions on what you can eat, most people will eventually break and the weight comes back plus more. 

I am also not suggesting that you eat whatever you want all the time, with no regard for health. The secret is finding the balance between what is healthy and nourishing for your body, what you enjoy and what tastes good. We want to enjoy our life but we also want to meet our body composition goals. 

We also want to spend quality time at meals with friends and family (and we all know that rarely happens over steamed broccoli and kale). Health is not just what you eat. Spending quality time with family, cultivating loving relationships and spending time with other humans is also a part of a healthy lifestyle. If you restrict your food choices so much that it becomes difficult to eat meals with other people, you may have taken it too far. 

MAKE CHOICES ON A CONTINUUM

I am naturally an all-or-nothing thinker. It took me a lot years and a lot of pounds lost and regained to overcome this mindset. I work hard to not look at food as good or bad. Some foods are more nutrient-dense and nourishing, but some foods are good in other ways, like they are delicious or are a part of cultural traditions or celebrations. 

I want to make healthy choices that support my goals but I also want to enjoy my life. How do I find that balance? I try to make food choices on a continuum. There is not a black-and-white good-or-bad choice. Whenever faced with a food choice that is less than optimal, I think, how can I make this choice a little better? 

I'm with friends and they ordered a pizza. I happen to love pizza and I am starving. How can I make this choice a little better? Maybe I can order a side salad to eat alongside my pizza. Maybe I can pick off the pepperoni. Maybe I can limit myself to two slices instead of the usual four. Maybe I'll remember how my tummy feels the next day and forgo it altogether. Maybe not. 

It's about being mindful of your choices and making the best of the situation. Enjoy the pizza. It's part of life. Be mindful that it is an indulgence to enjoy but not overindulge. You see the difference? 

THE CLEAN SLATE APPROACH

But we're human and sometimes we start eating the pizza and it's just so good and it's just sitting there, like, staring at you to eat another piece. So you do. And another. And another. It happens. It happens to me (I never claimed to be perfect). And you know what? It's not the end of the world. You didn't blow your diet. All your goals are not circling the drain. You're human. You made a mistake. Move on. It's the clean slate approach. You don't have to workout extra long the next day or skip your next meal. You don't have to give up all together and decide you already blew it, you might as well eat poorly for the rest of the day, weekend or week and start over Monday. One poor choice does not change anything. Just pick back up from where you left off and start over. Every meal is a new fresh start. One overindulgence doesn't ruin everything. It happens. Move on.

If you feel like you may have a binge eating disorder when you lose control and can't stop yourself from overeating on a regular basis, I suggest you work with a Registered Dietitian.These things can be challenging to overcome on your own, it shows great strength to ask for help. I can recommend a RD in Fort Worth who is experienced helping people in these situations. 

IS IT SANE AND SUSTAINABLE?

I try to pass my food choices through the sane and sustainable test. Is it sane? is it sustainable? I mean, you could do the seven day cabbage soup diet, but it is neither practical, sane or sustainable over the long term. Any weight lost on short-term crash diets is usually gained back plus more for good measure. It may be tempting to try the latest fad diet, but before starting anything new consider if it is a long-term solution for fat loss. 

Is it better to lose twenty pounds in twelve weeks on a strict diet that you gain back twelve weeks after that? Or is is better to lose twenty pounds in twenty or even thirty weeks that stays off for life. The common-sense, slow, long-term approach is the way to permanent fat loss. 

BACK TO BASICS: HEALTHY HABITS

We are often looking for the next solution to try. What's the latest diet? What's the latest supplement or new workout? Will this fat loss shake help me lose weight? (#protip There's no such thing as a fat loss shake.) People are often looking for the next quick fix, the new food rules or miracle weight loss solution while overlooking the core principles of fat loss. Even experienced health and fitness enthusiasts fall into this trap.

Make sure you are covering the basics. Are you moving on a regular basis in a way that feels good for your body? Are you consistently eating mostly whole foods from nature while allowing some room for indulgences? Are you sleeping seven to eight hours a night? Are you listening to the hunger and satiety signals that your body sends? Are you eating slow and mindfully? 

The beauty of cultivating healthy habits is once something becomes a habit, it is just something that you do, like brushing your teeth. You don't usually need to find motivation to brush your teeth, it is just something that is on auto-pilot in your life. Your lifestyle and healthy food choices can be on auto-pilot too. You just have to be willing to take the time to cultivate the habits.

Developing healthy habits is not a quick fix. It's not a lose twenty pounds in eight weeks plan. When you return to the basics, take things slow, re-learn how to listen to your body, teach your brain to perform healthy habits on autopilot, everything changes. You learn to the fuel your body in the way that it needs. You learn to enjoy healthy foods without giving up all your favorite foods. Your body responds by returning to its optimal state. All it takes is time, patience and persistence. 

Does this sound right for you? Do you like this sane and sustainable approach to health and fitness? Are you ready to make changes to your core habits? Are you willing to take it slow with a common-sense approach that really works when you stick with it over the long term? Are you willing to try and make mistakes and then try again? Are you willing to start over at your next meal with a clean slate? If so, my online nutrition program may be the perfect match for you. 

I am running a one time only black Friday sale! Save 50% off off the monthly cost when you purchase six months in advance. I am only accepting six applicants at this insanely reduced cost. The price will never be lower. You can choose your start date of December 1st or January 1st. Finally make New Year Resolutions you can keep with nutrition habits coaching. I am here to help you reach all your 2018 health and fitness goals. Get your name on the list to get notified on Black Friday. 

Have questions? I'd love to help!

Coach Lea

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