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Losing weight is not the problem, maintaining it is

If you ask an adult that wants to lose weight if they have been successful at losing weight in the past the answer will be an astounding YES. Most adults are able to stick to a “diet” to lose weight for a set number of weeks or to reach a goal such as a wedding or a big birthday celebration. The difficult part is not losing the weight but knowing how to live a full life and maintain the weight loss. As we get older the methods of exercising more and eating smaller portions no longer works. The biggest differences as we age are the changes that occur naturally as part of the aging process. Understanding the factors that affect weight loss and knowing how to adjust them to allow for a good quality of life can be challenging. Hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, Vitamin D, and insulin are large factors in the recipe for weight loss. As a personal trainer there are many benefits to physical fitness, but large amounts of weight loss for most people is not typical especially when you are over the age of 40. If your body is balanced hormonally then your body will respond differently to certain foods versus the person that is insulin resistance and Vitamin D deficient. The maintenance phase is where you show yourself that you have the ability to have a good quality of life on your terms. Contact me today if you want to learn more.

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Make every day like Hair Day

Every woman I talk to loves when they have their hair appointment. Something about a fresh cut, style, and maybe even color to make you feel your best. What is it about hair day that makes the day all better ? Someone is pampering you by washing your hair with just the right amount of pressure and massage. All you have to do is sit in the beauty chair and let someone fuss all over you. The end product is perfectly styled hair and a relaxed client ready to take on the world. How do you duplicate the feeling of stepping out of the beauty salon when you leave your house every morning ? The first step is to show yourself some self love by taking a few extra minutes in the morning to wake up properly, not like you are being shot out of a cannon. Savor the smell, taste, and warmth of your morning coffee or tea. Take the time to have a nutritious breakfast, pack your lunch and walk out the door ready to tackle whatever the day throws at you. 5 minutes could make the difference in the morning between a great day or running out the door with a protein bar in your pocket and a frozen meal in your hand for lunch. It does not have to take a lot of time, but it should be purposeful. Taking a few minutes to show yourself that you care by planning for a successful day can be as simple as 1 (take a few deep breaths when you are getting ready in the morning), 2 enjoy a nutritious meal to start the day, and 3 plan for a successful day by having all your ducks in a row from packing lunch, making sure to have the proper paperwork, computer, etc. to succeed that day. Start each day on your terms with the intention of having a great day.

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What did 2018 teach you ?

Every year it is natural to reflect on the previous year and look forward to the following year. Some people make resolutions or goals for the next year. This year how about trying a different approach? Instead of going through the same process and ending up with the same results, let’s look at it in a new way. Let’s take a common situation such as the New Year’s Diet. Each year millions of people start on their New Year’s diet to shed the pounds they gained over the holidays as well as the pounds that have accumulated over the last 20 years. A fad diet is not going to fix it, but it can be a start if you have a different mindset. Everybody is in a different stage of change, but if you have a timeframe such as 30, 60 or even 90 days to be “good” then you can go back to your old habits you will be in the same situation next year at this time and probably have even more weight to lose. You may have even picked up other problems such as diabetes, high cholesterol or thyroid problems. Instead of making excuses this year, make plans. Learn what makes you tick and work within those boundaries. Understand what you are willing to give up and what you are not. You are a continuous work in progress and perfection is not the goal but consistency is. Look at this next year as a time to learn and apply this new knowledge to your best investment, YOU.

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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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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