Yep, I’ve been failing you as a blogger lately. My apologies. I’ve been reading some new material and it’s sort of blowing my mind…therefore, I’m not super confident to write or teach about it yet – and to avoid the dreaded “talking-out of-my-butt-syndrome” that afflicts many, I’ve been holding off on blogging until I’m a bit smarter, a bit more prepared. What am I reading about? Quantum physics. Yes, that relates to helping people be as healthy & fit as possible. Am I feeling like I’m in college again? Yes. You’ll forgive me if I’m not yet good-enough to speak on the topic a week after diving into it.
So at least offer something interesting for your “10AM I need a break from work reading material”, here are some things I’ve been living lately:
I have never been more excited for what’s happening with athletes at ProKine! We have a whole new batch of endurance athletes getting their kinetic chain linked up through our strength & conditioning coaching, and they’re feeling and seeing almost-immediate effects in their body and performance level. We (Drew and I) have always stayed committed to our brand of fitness/performance coaching, taking the best things we’re learning from many experts, and turning them into our own proven-methods for re-activating dormant muscles, improving mind-body connections, and helping athletes translate mobility and strength into performance.
We’re at the end of the first session of Body Transform at ProKine this week! Our program members will be re-evaluating their health & performance biomarkers this week & they’ve got some BIG results to register! We’ve watched some of these folks go from feeling like lifting 15lbs was “heavy” to lifting 50lbs 12 times with minimal struggle! There have been some awesome weight and inches lost too! And when we get the results Wed and Thurs, I’ll be sure to share them. Next session starts immediately after this one ends…Mon/Tues May 14/15!
I’ve been reading some interesting stuff on chronic stress…did you ever think about how frequently checking your email or facebook affects your health? This is a good article on how to simplify your work day. I’m implementing several of these strategies into my day. How bout you? I’ve also been studying how stressing about your food choices affects your cortisol levels…the truth…it acts like a chronic stress on your body, keeping HR and cortisol slightly elevated all day long. This can be worse for some than others…if you have obsessive tendencies and/or seriously long history of negative-self-judgement, you are more likely to worry/stress too much about each food choice. This does not mean you should say “screw it” and eat whatever you like. There has to be some detective work on your part, perhaps journaling about the way you relate to food, and also some trust on your part that you can eat something not-quite-as-healthy and know that you’re still doing many other things to maintain your health that this 1 little thing doesn’t matter as much as you may think it does. But in order for that to work, you have to be doing the part where you “do many other things to maintain your health”…regular exercise that is not too hard or too easy…as clean of eating as you can…sleeping 7-9 hours each night sleeping…drinking lots of water & not drinking lots of caffeine/booze/pop…having a positive social circle…etc.
Here’s a few awesome food sites that give you super-easy recipes! We subscribe to a low-inflammatory diet, also known as ‘paleo’, & recommend any client we’re working with who wants to truly improve their health, body composition, or athletic performance check out the way of eating as it has done everything from help Olympic athletes, like Amanda Beard, perform their best to put auto-immune conditions like RA and PCOS into remission.
That’s all I’ve got for now. Hope this helped you enjoy your work/lift/stress-break! More to come once I comprehend the material I’m reading right now