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Rome was not built in a day

Rome was not built in a day……..

 

When starting any new health program ,the challenges typically start with what you ARE willing to do versus the things you are NOT willing to do . Both of these concepts both start with discipline, funny how that works. Many of my clients beat themselves up for the habits they may not be willing to change. This may include eating certain foods, amount of time allocated to sleep, etc. Instead of looking at the short falls I would rather focus on the positive changes that are being made such as reducing the amount of processed foods, the increase in water consumption, and the mental shift to focusing on the aspects that affect your health. Little changes happen every day which equal big changes over time.  I have a client that constantly reminds me that Rome was not built in a day. As a health coach and personal trainer, I help clients to see the positive changes they are making and if they are struggling then we troubleshoot these challenges together. Some people can easily get in their workouts because they enjoy the feeling they get after each session, but struggle to make those other lifestyle changes that will give them better results in the gym. Others can change their nutrition, but have a difficult time adding exercise to their schedule. Everybody has their own challenges but learning how to fit all the pieces together to reach your goals CAN be an enjoyable and valuable learning experience with the right coach. There is no reason to fight the battle alone. Contact me today at www.foodisenergy.com or call/text me directly at 316-650-9437 to set up your FREE health assessment today. You don’t want to go through another holiday season dodging family pictures, being confused on what to eat, and not understanding what is going on in your body. Make the next 12 weeks the time you changed your outlook on your health once and for all.

 

Sincerely, Your coach Jody Vinson

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New Season = New Challenges

Every time the seasons change there are new obstacles to overcome. Fall brings changes in temperature, new foods in season, Football Season begins and new shows start up on tv. Are you one of those people that did great in the summer with your healthy living plan, but when cooler weather hits you abandon all those habits you created and fall into cheese dip and beer while watching your favorite football teams. When the weather changes the other big obstacle is allergies. Fall can be tough on people that suffer from allergies such as mold and ragweed. If your body is full of processed junk then it is inflamed and not able to fight off the histamine reaction your body has to protect itself. If you are eating more nutrient rich foods, getting adequate sleep, staying hydrated and building muscle then you are better armed to keep the effects of the environment far away from you. Certain foods are better at fighting the fall allergies than others. Eating foods that are natural antihistamines such as apples, onion, and garlic are a great way to feel better by using food as medicine. Start using food the way nature intended.

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The dangers of low caloric diets

I am seeing a trend with my female clients for very low calorie diets. They are not trying to consume a low number of calories on purpose, but that is what is happening. The only tools most people have when it comes to losing weight are to exercise more and eat less. At certain times in your life that works, but for the majority of women over the age of 35 that does not work and can even cause damage. The first problem is a lowered resting metabolic rate which means you are burning less calories at rest. The next problem is that your body steals energy from somewhere in your body because it needs a certain amount to make this machine of a body run. Where does it get it from ? It varies from person to person but in my experience I am finding that it tends to use up muscle tissue. I have noticed that these ladies consuming a low calorie diet are also having a larger number of injuries from hair line fractures (the famous boot) as well as muscle strains and sprains. It may partly due to the fact that the cognitive function is impaired (fuzzy brain) and the number of trips, falls, and ditsy moves are increasing. I also believe it is due to a diet lacking in valuable vitamins and nutrients so the muscles, bones, and other body tissues are less strong. When I am improve my client’s diets they have more energy, improved sleep quality, better recovery, and improved body composition. All of these benefits are from the change in caloric intake and food choices. Is it rocket science ? No, but it is consistent changes that make a HUGE difference in how my clients feel and perform every day. We have been brainwashed for years that fat is bad, carbs are bad, grilled meat is bad, eggs are bad, butter is bad, blah, blah, blah !!! I don’t blame the medical profession for these guidelines, but it is time for change. We have to look at what we DO know is true and then start looking at how each of our individual bodies respond. We know that we need a combination of protein, fats, and carbs, but the exact amounts will vary based on several factors. We know that whole foods are better than processed foods. We know that exercise is beneficial and some form can be done by everyone. We need to stop overanalyzing everything and do what we know on a CONSISTENT basis while tracking our process.

 

If you want a certified health coach and personal trainer  that will call you out on your excuses, help you trouble shoot your challenges, and celebrate your successes I would love to work with you. If you want a coach to fix all your problems without having to put in any effort, don’t call me because I am not the coach for you. If you are serious about making some changes and truly improving your health so you can enjoy this 1 life you were given then call me anytime. Here is my cell phone 316-650-9437 so no excuses.

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Healthy does not have to be painful

I work with both men and women to get them feeling their best. Most people think in order to improve their health it has to be a painful regiment of exhausting workout sessions and flavorless foods. This is very far from the truth. The biggest obstacle is understanding what each individual person needs at this time in their life. Men and women are completely different animals when it comes to nutritional needs and for women their needs change throughout the month when they are having fluctuations in hormones. The first step is to determine where you are in during your health journey and stages of change. There is very important as it helps to set the expectations so you can feel empowered by your successes rather than defeated. Before you jump on that next restrictive diet that will not result in long term success contact me for your own personal health history so we can develop a long term success plan together. Send an email to backtobasicsjody@gmail.com with the header – Painless Healthy Plan

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Get Healthy Teacher Group (Ladies Only)

Teacher Get Healthy Group(Ladies ONLY)

June 15-September 15, 2018 – $200

12 weeks of Facebook Coaching + 2 Personal Health Coaching Sessions ($100 Value) by Jody Vinson, Certified Personal Trainer and IIN Certified Health Coach

email backtobasicsjody@gmail.com or call 316-650-9437 to sign up today

Week 1 – Mental adjustment & Consistency

Week 2  – Nutritional deficiencies & Sleep

Week 3 – Hormones, PCOS, & Menopause

Week 4 – Macronutrients & Planning

Week 5 – Exercise Smarter not Harder

Week 6 – Goals

Week 7 – Fall in love with food & food sensitivities

Week 8 – Life balance, rest & recovery

Week 9 – Food prep

Week 10 – Emotional eating & stress

Week 11 – Thriving rather than surviving

Week 12 – Progress not Perfection

 

If you are a teacher or school employee and are looking to learn more abut the factors that affect you feeling and looking your best this group is for you. Most women are always looking for that perfect balance to give them the results they want in body composition. The recipe is different for every person, but the factors are the same. Learn how to change your lifestyle habits to reach your goals and learn from teachers just like you how to make it work as a teacher.

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LOVE

What does love got to do with it? If your first thought is the song by Tina Turner then you have an idea of my age. She also may very well have the sexiest legs of any woman, but on to the point of this article. Love is a powerful feeling that most of us have felt at some point in our life. It may have been with a significant other, your child, a parent, or even a pet. Love can also be for things such as food, the smell of a flower, the sound of the ocean, or the feel of a piece of clothing. Love for something can add significantly to the quality of one’s life. What if you did not have love in your life? How would it feel If you never felt the love from another person? What is you never knew the great feeling of loving a certain activity. What is you don’t love yourself? We tend to focus all of our energy outward instead of starting with ourselves. Until we are able to love ourselves we cannot fully give or accept love from anyone else. Loving ourselves means accepting our strengths and weaknesses. Loving ourselves means accepting who we are and not constantly beating ourselves up about who and what we are not. Loving ourselves means taking control over the areas in our life that we can control and not worrying about the areas that we can’t. Nobody is expected to be perfect at everything, but loving yourself enough to ask for help when you need it and being honest enough to accept it is the true value of LOVE.

This Valentine’s Day in 2018 , take the time to love yourself and you will find that you will be a better spouse, mother, sister, daughter and person for all the people around you starting with the most important person – YOU.

Contact me today to be the best version of YOU at (316) 650-9437 or backtobasicsjody@gmail.com