Jan 202017
 

bw aerobicWhether you want a high energy workout or you are super scared to start – Move Your Body Studio has classes for you starting February 9th, 2017

Your spring vacation will be here before you know it and I know you want to feel toned and strong for your bathing suits, shorts and tanks!!! Or maybe you are going skiing and you want to be able to ski all day without fatigue or injury. Not only that, but you want the energy and stamina to enjoy your holiday!

Jump start yourself and come to these classes and events below. Your body, mind and spirit will thank you.

Humming and haa’ing about whether you should start moving that gorgeous body of yours?? You won’t be after you read this…..

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Mar 062016
 

Often times my client say, “if I exercise more I can eat more right.”

Depends …what’cha eating???

If you’re thinking breads, pastas, muffins, fries, chips, cookies etc. (you get the idea–the processed stuff – which they usually are) the answer is, “Depends on what your goals are.”

If you want to feel like the Pillsbury Dough Boy or you don’t mind extra padding on your body or low energy, then by all means, gobble them up.

If you want the fat to melt away, the pounds to drop and your energy to soar, then the best thing is to focus on upping your greens, vegetables with some nuts, seeds and fruit.

It’s not the simple case of just eating less or eating more but rather what you’re eating that determines the quantity. Continue reading »

Nov 132015
 

That “person” who’s “got it all together”….doesn’t.

You see, the world is full of imperfect, wonderful, messy, very-much-human beings with…

…hopes and fears and desires and neuroses, …and jobs and lives and kids and dogs or cats, …and family demands, …and toilets that need unclogging, …and lines-becoming-wrinkles, …and hangnails, …and alarms that go off too early, …and a love of chocolate-chip cookies, …and all the rest of reality.

Like you.

Like me.

Which means that Everyone is NOT okay. But it also means that Everyone is probably GOING TO BE okay.

Ladies, do you have a “THAT” woman in mind, who fits into all her clothes; rocks Lululemon leggings and skinny jeans…even after having three angelic children?

 

“That” woman is at your kids’ school picking up her well-groomed offspring. Continue reading »

Jan 252015
 

“My legs are so weak, I can’t squat, I’m giving up.”

“I can’t do push-ups, I’m such a failure.”

“I’m not losing any weight, why bother continuing.”

I’ll start on Monday.”

It’s only a thought and a thought can be changed – Louise Hay

What are you saying to yourself about your workouts or your potential desire to start working out??

Do any of the above thoughts ripple through your mind?

If so, you are sabotaging yourself and any results that you want…honey, you’ve got to flip your thoughts around and start practicing positive self-talk. You’ve got to believe in yourself.

Self-defeating talk leads to poor performance, says Michael Mantell, PhD in Behavior Science for the American Council on Exercise, and I will even add that it sabotages you from even starting.

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See if you can implement these thoughts into your mind…

“My legs are powerful and allow me to sit, stand, get on and off the toilet, in and out of my car.  I so appreciate my legs and I want to make them even stronger to carry me forward into the years that lie ahead. I’m going to do what I can to continue to strengthen my legs.”

What you tell yourself vibrates throughout your entire body. You are a human being not a failure.  Can you hold yourself in a push up position (on your knees/against a wall – have you tried every option?) and lower yourself 1cm? Then yes, you are beginning to do a push-up.  Instead of giving up, break the exercise or task into its smallest part and start from there. Trust me, we do a lot of this in class…it’s not about the end result..it’s about the journey.

A scale doesn’t measure the weight of your memories or your daily stress, the smiles you display and the lives that you touch, the hours that you sleep, the level of your hormones, the brightness of your future…it just measures your physical mass when you step upon the scale. And for all these reasons and many more, we don’t need a scale to tell us whether to continue to exercise or not……dig deeper than the scale and know that you are performing miracles in your body every time you do something healthy.

The present moment holds the power….right here, right now, sit up straight, take a breath and feel the energy travel up and down your spine, connect with your “tingle”, smile, maybe even squeeze your butt cheeks or stand up and stretch.  Stop thinking that you have to commit to an hour…it’s always the simple things that add up….then you will be wanting to spend more time moving because you become inspired by how this simple exercise makes you feel.  I always tell my clients that the hardest thing is starting, the hardest thing is getting to class…but once you are here…there are never any regrets.

You are stronger than any excuse

You are more powerful in the present moment

You are a magnificent human being capable of magnificence

Sending you the energy to believe in yourself,

Tanya

Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades.  She 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. 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.  You can get your PDF copy here

Nov 102014
 

january 1Don’t wait until January 1st to battle the bulge, have fun during the holidays with this check list to keep you

living vibrantly, stress free and lean!

Avoid gaining the holiday 5-10lbs

Maintain vibrant health and vitality

Each day pick one tip to keep you on track!

Move Your Body Daily Nutrition Tips

Proper nutrition is the foundation of FANTASTIC health!

Make yourself a super smoothie and feel the energy within you! Share with me what your super smoothie has in it!
 
No Meat for one day. Let me know how many meatless meals you had today! Try this great vegetarian chili.
 
Liquids for One meal- Give your digestive system a break and enjoy a day of liquid calories.  Juice (only homemade- no store bought), such as the Sunset Cocktail Smoothies like the Purple Nut or the Willy Wonka , Veggie Broth, herbal teas.  Now, I did not say starve yourself, get your calories in healthy liquid forms. 

GO GREEN!  How many greens can you eat in a day?  Keep track and tally your greens for the day.  Email me at info@moveyourbody.ca and let me know how you are doing
Be mindful when eating your meals
 
Eat a vegetarian meal for lunch Black Bean Sliders

Eat a salad with every meal today

 
Try a new vegetable
 
Try a new fruit
 
Eat only fruit until noon
 
Stop eating 3 hours before bed time
 
Have a piece of dark chocolate today. I love the Purple Jesus Chocolate from Living Libations!  It’s the real raw deal and very tasty.  From Upayanaturals I love the Sacred Heart Chocolate Longevity Bliss and Gold Ormus.
 
Order Vitamineral Greens from Upayanaturals – it will add a great green boost to your day and upgrade the quality of your smoothies!
 
 
Empower yourself and your health!  These DVD’s have been invaluable for my health. It is so much more than raw food.  It is about empowering yourself and your health!  

Became a Nutritarian (termed coined by Dr. Joel Fuhrman) – know the nutrient density of your food choices.  Go after quality!  Go after micronutrients, anti-oxidants and phytochemicals.  Name 3 foods in your diet that are nutrient dense?__________________________________
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HYDRATE!!!!  Add freshly squeezed lemons to your water to up the antioxidant levels!
 
Add chia seeds to your day and lose weight…and get healthier??
 
Don’t just feed your body, find out what food feed your brain

Taste the Colours
o   Foods with bright, rich colors are more than just nice to look at. They’re also packed with flavonoids and carotenoids, powerful compounds that bind the damaging free radicals in your body, lowering inflammation.
What colours did you eat today?___________________________
 
Are you truly hungry or just toxic?  This may be the information you need to keep the weight off and your health soaring
 
Learn to make a new meal…… Savoury Coconut Curry with Fall Vegetables
 
 
Go nuts for nuts, try this Avocado Pear Walnut Dressing to top your greens

Eat a handful of raw Almonds:
A handful of almonds provides

o   A Toronto University study found that people can eat this amount daily without gaining any extra weight.
o   A Purdue University study showed that people who ate nuts high in monounsaturated fat felt full an hour and a half longer than those who ate fat-free food (rice cakes, in this instance).

List your top 3 treats to have during the holidays and only stick to those choices!______________________
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Try these Fabulous Raw Carrot Crackers loaded with almonds and other raw goodies!
 
 
Ditch the diet products – do a pantry detox and send the diet, low-fat, low this and that into the garbage bin and replace with nutrient dense choices!!
 
Have a glass of water every hour
 
Write down your 5 favourite go-to healthy foods
 
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Read the Secrets to Weight Loss

Enjoy a wonderfully healthy and happy Holiday,

Tanya

Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades.  She 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. 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.  You can get your PDF copy here