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Happy NEW Year!!!

New Year As you know I DO NOT believe in new year resolutions as statistics show they do not work!!!  I have 2 challenges for you:

1.  Be happy NOW – not 10lbs from now (appreciate your body TODAY and tell the universe your goal weight with ease)
2.  Write down FIFTY things you and your family want to accomplish this year

Ben and I have done this for the past 2 years.  I just busted out our 2013 & 2014 sheets & it’s super fun to look back at what we wrote, accomplished & what we still need to work on.  The goals can be anything from health, fitness, vacation, personal financial to family time & more laughs.

Happy New Year!!!  CHEERS to amazing health & fitness in 2015!!!

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Attitude of Gratitude – BE THANKFUL!!!

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The holiday season is HERE!  Let the craziness begin.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this time of year.  It’s crazy, fun, festive, busy, full of love & family time.  It’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of it all so remember to SLOW DOWN and be GRATEFUL for everything that surrounds you TODAY.  It’s easy to always want “more”, to be 5lbs thinner, to want those expensive jeans etc…  Sit down and be THANKFUL for everything that surrounds you TODAY.  I believe that the universe is a powerful tool so it’s important to tell the universe what it is you want but also to thank the universe for your blessings.

Thanksgiving2What are you eating at your Thanksgiving table???  We are making a Paleo Thanksgiving dinner that will include a smoked turkey, homemade cranberry sauce (thank you John Hall for the recipe!), mashed sweet potatoes, something green – possibly asparagus, a pumpkin dessert & of course champagne!

Tips for holiday eating:
*SKIP THE BREAD!!!
*Have one plate of food (YES anything you want) but don’t go back for seconds
*Only have a few bites of dessert
*MOVE – get up before the craziness begins and MOVE
*Don’t overindulge in the appetizers.  Save your appetite for the meal
thin-thanksgivingWe are starting our day with the Pismo Turkey Trot.  See you there???

ThanksgivingBe grateful for everything that surrounds you TODAY!!!!  Happy Thanksgiving & CHEERS to a wonderful holiday season.  LIFE IS GOOOOOOOOD!!!!
Xo

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Great advice from a doctor!!!

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Love this!!!

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Nutrient Dense Food

Food is your medicine. Only put the good stuff in!!

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Friday Motivation

Happy Friday!

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Fitness & Health Take Small Disciplines…

LOVE this quote by Zig Ziglar!!! To live a healthy & fit life it takes small disciplines applied daily. Look around and you will find the fit people around you do the little things it takes to live a fit & healthy life. Small disciples applied daily will spill over into your career & personal life which will create happiness & success!!

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A Few Amy Approved Daily Habits:

*Start your day with 1-2 capfuls Braggs Raw Apple Cider Vinegar or fresh squeezed lemon & warm water

*Protein & veggies ONLY at dinner

*Eat a high protein breakfast

*Make time for your workout! 30 min of intensity will do it

*Prep your food on Sundays to ensure a healthy start to your week

*Cut out dairy

*intensity is key to losing body fat – CIRCUIT!!!

*Always have water, a piece of fruit & a few almonds in your car for emergencies

*If you are going to drink like a fish – eat like a bird – protein & veggies only!

*Alway skip the bread basket

*Always choose vinegar based dressings on the side

*Eat adequate amounts of fat at every meal. Coconut oil & avocados are staples for me

*Do not snack in between meals unless you are hungry. Plan your snacks & stick to them. Extra munching will pack on pounds

*Never skip weekend workouts. Get outside & breathe some fresh air

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20 Daily Habits You Should Be Doing

Dave Ramsey, a motivational speaker and mentor of mine wrote this.

20 Things the Rich Do Every Day
So what do the rich do every day that the poor don’t do?

1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble.

2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this.

3. 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically 4 days a week. 23% of poor do this.

4. 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work vs. 5% for poor people.

5. 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% for poor.

6. 63% of wealthy parents make their children read 2 or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% for poor.

7. 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% for poor.

8. 80% of wealthy make hbd calls vs. 11% of poor

9. 67% of wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% for poor

10. 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs 2% for poor.

11. 6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% for poor.

12. 79% of wealthy network 5 hours or more each month vs. 16% for poor.

13. 67% of wealthy watch 1 hour or less of TV. every day vs. 23% for poor

14. 6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% for poor.

15. 44% of wealthy wake up 3 hours before work starts vs.3% for poor.

16. 74% of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. 1% for poor.

17. 84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. 4% for poor.

18. 76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% for poor.

19. 86% of wealthy believe in life-long educational self-improvement vs. 5% for poor.

20. 86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% for poor.

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Fitness is Physical but also VERY Mental!

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Happy Friday!!!

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