This leads me into my topic of discussion today. I have been getting a lot of compliments lately - that I am glowing, that my skin is beautiful, that my hair is beautiful. Most people believe that it is what we put on our skin and hair that makes it beautiful. Really, it is what we put IN our body that creates the beauty on the outside. When we flood our body with the nutrients that it needs, it can perform miracles! Food is fuel for the body. Your body needs quality nutrition each and every day so that it can perform the way it was meant to. Our skin, hair, and nails are the last areas of our body to get nutrition so you can know that you are in wonderful health when you get the types of compliments that I have been getting lately. Flood your body with quality nutrients and you can have these comments too! Not only that, but you will sleep better. You will have more energy. You will be able to exercise with ease each day.
Today I had a comment that the reason that I look good is because of the exercise that I do. While this is partly true, it is only 20% true. You see our bodies are really built in the kitchen and you really cannot outrun your fork. Having the body and weight that you want is 80% nutrition and only 20% exercise. The other thing that I would like to say about exercise is that you don't have to spend hours in the gym each day to see and feel results. In training for my bikini fitness competition, my workouts are between 20 and 45 minutes a day - and I am bodybuilding. A person can easily obtain the health and body that they are dreaming of with 15 - 20 minutes a day! Who doesn't have time for that? And the cool thing is that you don't have to do the 20 minutes all at once!! Break it up into 4 sessions of 5 minutes if that is what works for you! Check High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) for effective sequences that you can do anywhere with just your body weight. These workouts are done at a high intensity and maximize fat burn for 24-48 hours after you have done the workout. With this easy scenario, practically anyone can fit exercise in!
Some other simple health tips today are to ensure that you are getting your daily intake of water. A person needs to drink at least half of their body weight in water. eg. 160 lb person needs 80 oz of water which is 10 glasses minimum per day. I drink even more than that as you can tell from my skin. A dehydrated person has wrinkly skin. I'm not talking about the smile wrinkles that I have.
After getting Ethan to school, although late due to the weather yesterday, I went to my Mom's to work for the day. I am grateful that she and her partner, Jim, are allowing me to come there and work. I had my pork chop with boiled cabbage when I got there and then I jumped on my team leadership call.
It was another great call this week. We talked about our vision and desired outcomes for next year. Have you started looking at your goals/desired outcomes for next year? I will begin my 100 goals exercise over the next couple of days. First, I will review last year's desired outcomes and see which ones I have achieved and which ones need to be brought forward to this year or removed altogether. 100 goals/desired outcomes may seem like a big feat; however, it is 1 main goal in each of 10 areas and then 9 sub-goals that will help me to achieve each of the 10 main goals. It is cool how most of the goals each year are completed. When we write our goals down, they become reality and are spoken into existence.
At lunch time, I had chicken, Brussels sprouts, and butternut squash.
After lunch I had a very productive call with two team members, Wendy and Benita and then I did some work for the remainder of the afternoon until it was time to pick Ethan up from school.
When I got to the school, I had my other superfood protein shake while I waited for Ethan to come out.
We then headed to get his hair cut. He has been wanting to get it done for a while and I was grateful to be able to get an appointment with our hairdresser, Kirk, right after school.
Ethan then decided that he would like an advent calendar to so we went on the hunt for one. Since he is allergic to the proteins in cow's dairy, we either needed either a dark chocolate one or one with some type of toy in it. He chose a minion one and is having fun opening the gift each day.
We then headed to see Dr. Dodie, our chiropractor. Ethan decided he didn't need an adjustment this week, but I was grateful for mine! I go every two weeks for maintenance to ensure optimal health. Sometimes I can go down to once a month, but during my training every two weeks is working well.
Now we headed home, had dinner, and then wrapped some of Joe's Christmas gifts.
I had another team call with Ann and Katherine. We had a wonderful conversation about authenticity coaching and our paths forward.
After the call, Ethan and I headed to bed. After he was asleep, I did some personal growth reading in my Feeling Good book and then headed to bed myself.