Dec 012016
 

During the holidays, it’s tempting to throw your workouts to the side (and the healthy eating too) with the promise to start again in the New Year.Move your body class shots (11)

You may be travelling more, attending more food-oriented gatherings, drinking more and frantically shopping so it can make it tough to keep up with your physical activity.

It’s an incredibly busy time of year so it’s easy to make the excuses to put off exercising. Instead of stopping all together, shift into maintenance mode.

You have worked so hard to gain the positive benefits such as more energy, better sleeps, weight loss or maintenance, and overall better health that it’s a shame to throw that to the side (exercise also keeps us better on track for healthy eating!!), instead use these tips as exercise is a valuable tool to get you through the challenges of the holiday season.

 

Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are high risk time for packing on the pounds. A nibble here and a sip there can really add up over the upcoming weeks.

Exercise burns calories and maintains your muscle mass so schedule in your workouts for the month of December now. It’s also a great way to carve out some time for yourself.

Plus when you work out you make better choices when it comes to eating.

With parking lots full, choose a spot far away from the store and take the opportunity to get some extra steps into your day with some fresh air!

What you schedule you will do. As someone once said, “Show me your day timer and it will tell all.”

 

Holiday Stress

So much to do. Feeling OVERWHEMLED.

Exercise promotes the release of hormones that improve mood and reduce feelings of anxiety.

Schedule some yoga, Pilates, stretching, rolling, meditation and breathing into your December.

When you feel the panic and overwhelm brewing, connect with your breath and practice present moment awareness. We only have this moment!!

 

Depression

The shorter days make you want to cover up with a blanket by the fire or in front of the TV with some simple carb munchies! The shorter colder days can also lead to varying degrees of seasonal depression.

Exercise can reduce symptoms of depression and elevate mood. Adding a daylight walk allows you to soak in some Vitamin D and boost your happiness levels. It’s also a great way to clear your head and relieve stress.

 

Structure

The holidays can throw off your routine. Typically that means our food quality decreases, intake increases, exercise dwindles and then you are not sleeping properly, your energy levels start to decline and your waistbands get tight!

Exercise is the catalyst to keep you on schedule. You will eat better, sleep better, have more energy and be centered each day.

Be proactive and schedule your activities into your month now. Here are some amazing classes for you to choose from.

Excuses are excuses. You will do what is important to you.

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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Aug 262014
 

We hear a lot of buzz in the Spring to detox but the Fall is an equally important time to do a cleanse.

fall detox    Why?

It’s a natural time of transition. Use this time to reset your body and mind and prime your system for a winter of wellness. After a playful summer, loosened rules and routines, kickin’ back and relaxing, September is all about action – back into high gear with kids back to school, routines and sports. WHEW, Busy Mama, let’s slow down a little this fall and restore that mind and body of yours with some detoxing.

According to Ayurvedic theory, by the time autumn rolls around we have accumulated plenty of heat in our tissues from the summer and we need to recognize this and deal with it before it turns into mental and physical burnout (which can lead to colds, flues, instability and anxiety…sounds like fun, huh?)

So, what can you do this fall that is different from last fall?

1.  As hard as it may seem, Busy Mama….you need to slow down. Yep, take your foot off the gas pedal. Perhaps go the speed limit and take time to check in with the scenery around you!

Slowing down supports your liver’s natural ability to remove toxins from the body. Remember that the liver is the body’s natural detoxifier (it processes the foods, drinks, drugs, chemicals you breathe and put on your skin etc.). When that liver gets overloaded you can get migraines, rashes, irritable, angry, tired, sick and gain or lose too much weight. I don’t think you want all this TOXIC SLUDGE in your body, so remind yourself to slow down.

What steps can you take to slow down?  Adjusting your habits just a little can have a major impact on your health. Take a moment to write down a few things that you will slow down, for example, how you will relax when you are eating so that you will actually taste your food. Will you notice your breath and where it’s going in your body? Will you take a moment in your day to stretch, walk or do something physically active? Will you learn to say “no” to things you really don’t want to do?

2. What’s going on in that head of yours?

I know a lot of detoxes focus on food, but not the Busy Mama Detox. Besides providing menus and healthy detoxing tips, we know that to be successful you need to be aware of the mumbo-jumbo that’s going on inside of you.  An overactive mind, habitual rushing, multitasking, negative thoughts and more can lead to an overtaxed mind and nervous system which can lead to adrenal fatigue, insomnia, irregular menstrual cycles, indigestions and unwelcome weight gain.

Check in with yourself and see what’s going on upstairs. I know you might want to ignore it, but pull it out, dust it off and get real with yourself. Let your light shine!

 3. Detox your Diet

It’s time to pay attention to what you are putting in your mouth and how it is making you feel. Are you nourishing your body with healthy, cleansing foods?

During the Busy Mama Detox you will gradually make shifts towards healthier eating which will then become habits and part of your normal routine…your Busy Mama Mind & Body will be loving this!!

Try out the 3 day Busy Mama Mini complimentary detox by signing up at www.busymamadetox.com

To get you going, enjoy a glass of water upon waking each and every morning, then indulge in a detoxifying homemade juice or smoothie (skip the dairy and keep it green!! Check out the many recipes at www.tanyamorrison.ca )

4. Why am I doing this?

When you interrupt your normal patterns by cleansing your mind and body, it gives you time for self-reflection.  You become aware of what you are eating and why. Your addictions. Your coping strategies. And more. What is your motivation to start a detox – better health, better sleeps, more energy, a simpler life, more patience – whatever your reason, write it down and use it for intrinsic motivation when the going gets tough. Studies show that extrinsic motivation, like losing weight, will not last, so dig a little deeper than your scale and measuring tape.

I look forward to hearing from you and being a part of the 12 week Busy Mama Detox Program starting Sept 21, 2014. To register email tanya@busymamadetox.com.  Register before Sept 6th and receive a jumpstart on your detox! Refer a friend receive a BONUS gift.

Busy Mama Fall Program 2014 poster

Tanya Morrison is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com

Source:

http://www.yogajournal.com/health/2617

The Busy Mama Detox Program www.busymamadetox.com