Jan 042014

Honestly, do I really need to exercise???

Well, I guess you don’t, but you’d be missing out on all the wonderful things that your body can do for you and showing it the respect it deserves! Not only will your body feel better but you will have more energy, sleep better, and your mind will be more at ease and focused.  The benefits of exercise are endless and I believe that just by getting up and moving you will find this out for yourself!

“You definitely kick started me into being more mindful of the things that are under my control.”

Tanya and I worked together for a few months and then I moved away.  When we started I weighed about 175 lbs. Since I moved, I’ve continued to learn more about nutrition, sleep and moving my body and keeping on the path we discussed. I am now down to 145 lbs, eating better, sleeping better and much more active. Thanks for giving me that push to really start THINKING about what I was doing. Mindfulness has been a real saviour to improving my health. Thank you, Carolyn R.

With a plan, focus and desire you can achieve your goals! Tanya has over 22 years experience in the health and wellness field and although she is NOT a magician, she will keep you motivated, challenged and focused to achieve your goals!

What are you waiting for??????????

Joan holding up her pants


The biggest motivation killer is having your goals TOO BIG.  They become overwhelming and unachievable leaving you feeling like a failure….not a great way to start.

Start with very small achievable goals that will leave you feeling satisfied that you have completed them and motivate you to continue pursuing them.

Adding just 5 minutes of exercise 3x per week is absolutely attainable…sound too easy?  Try it and when you have completed the week, add an extra minute….before you know it you will be up to 30 minutes of exercise.

Need motivation…check out Holly’s Story

Keep in mind that goals that are extrinsic, such as weight or clothing size can motivate you to a point but will soon dwindle.  Long-term success tends to come from intrinsic goals, such as sleeping better, having more energy. Pay attention to how exercise is affecting those areas of your life.  As Carolyn states in her testimonial, she is sleeping better which typically causes you to have more energy for working out (& living)  and less carbohydrate  munching for energy…see the cycle.


21 days, 3 weeks, however you want to say it, it takes that long to form a new habit.  You will need to motivate and apply some discipline to get yourself through this time, but the rewards will be a plenty!

Jeremy Dean, author of Making Habits, Breaking Habits, states that, “The stronger that habit becomes, the more likely you are to perform it automatically without having to exert your willpower.”

From years of experience and advice I give to my clients; making habits requires you to be conscious of them, and to be conscious of them you must know the habit you want to begin and then commit to doing it.  Write it down, put it in your day timer/your phone as a reminder, place it on post-it notes, you must see it until it becomes automatic.

Getting started tips or needing some motivation…

  • Find something you love to do
  • Get a buddy for support and accountability
  • Learn the PROPER way to exercise so that you get results and don’t hurt yourself or waste your time
  • VARIETY – keep trying new ways to be active and healthy
  • Schedule it into your day- write it, type it, whatever it is, write it down or you will not commit to it!
  • Make the goal attainable so that you feel positive about continuing
  • Ditch the “all or nothing mentality” – life happens – just pick up and start again
  • Reward yourself with healthy treats – a movie night, a hot bath, a walk with a girlfriend
  • Celebrate your SUCCESS – every baby step counts!


Why exercise is important

  • Exercise strengthens your heart! Reducing your risk of heart disease!
  • Lowers your blood pressure if needed
  • Exercise improves the strength of muscles and bones as well as ligaments, tendons and cartilage. Healthy joints = happy mobile person!
  • Exercise increases your basal metabolic rate. Burn more calories at rest! Muscle Mania = excellent choice to boost your metabolism!
  • Exercise strengthens your immune system. Research shows that people with active lifestyles are less likely to get cancer. Exercise increases the number of white blood cells called lymphocytes, which are the cells that fight disease.


I’d love to see you at Move Your Body Studio!


There are many different classes to choose from at Move Your Body Studio.  I must admit that I suffer from exercise bipolar disorder! I need variety and so does my body….in fact we all do and that’s why you can come here for a boot camp class or meditation and relaxation.  Find the class that suits your current needs and make it a part of your healthy living!


Ready to go, check out Thanks to Planks, or Sculpt your Pecs, Butt and Abs




“Tanya’s simple tip of not changing anything but just to notice has been an incredible tip that has resulted in a 10lb weight loss” – Sarah

Your passion and dedication to your family and clients is apparent and is CONTAGIOUS”.  – Laura

What is your GOAL? What new healthy HABIT do you want to include into your lifestyle?

Happy Exercising,


sittingTanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades and has coached and trained many clients during this time. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Reboot 28 day program, 10 Day Body Reset Detox, 30 Days to a New You, Holistic Weight Management System and many more on-line programs. To find out more about these life changing programs check out the testimonials and information at www.moveyourbody.ca

Tanya has created FREE Healthy Living Challenges because even though we know all this “healthy stuff” it’s good to be reminded to keep it in our awareness. Tanya created the Busy Mama Healthy Mama Facebook page so that like-minded mama’s could get great healthy information and recipes in a fun and light-hearted way.

Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending, the 21 Laws of Irrefutable Fat Loss, How to Get Rid of Cellulite and more. Her blog, www.tanyamorrison.ca  has lots of great articles to help you navigate your way to the healthy life you want, tons of recipes and great tips!

Tanya presents High Performance Nutrition for Kids and Teens, How to Become an Efficient Fat Burner, hosts Raw Smoothie Parties and many more presentations. Please contact her to set up your presentation.

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