Jan 152015
 

Mindful Weight Loss

be aware

 

It’s mid-January and unfortunately most post-holiday New Year’s resolutions (92%) have gone by the wayside.  Perhaps you are hanging on, but studies show and I have seen it countless times with people…they either:

  • Give up on their goal because it’s based on perfection (I will never eat that again. I will work out every day)
  • Have a goal that starts with guilt (I shouldn’t have done that, so now I’m going to so this)
  • Have a goal that’s way too vague (I’m going to lose weight, I’m going to stop smoking)
  • Believe that attaining their goal will make them happy (If you do make your goal…then what? Unfortunately most people fall back into previous routines and gain the weight back. WHY? Because we know we can achieve the goal and now we are certain we can do it again, but don’t because we know we can…does this sound familiar?? Also, reaching a goal does not make you eternally happy.)

How about reframing your goals, such as:

Creating daily intentions:

  1. I am finding ways to eat that help me lose weight
  2. I am keeping track of what I am eating
  3. I am tracking my exercise
  4. I am noticing how often I lose my patience and seek immediate gratification
  5. I am noticing how lack of sleep or stress affects what I put in my mouth
  6. I am excited about finding ways to increase my energy

These intentions are framed for success not failure because you are not breaking anything – you are simply observing, paying attention and making choices in the moment. These intentions will bring you into the PRESENT moment to start consciously paying attention to what is happening NOW.

Every moment is a choice…nothing starts on Monday, because it’s happening now. Let go of guilt and self-sabotage, rather allow acceptance and love into your daily adventure and intentions.

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.

 

If you enjoyed this blog, check this out

 New Year, New Message….Maintain Don’t Gain

A recent Gallup poll said that 51% of people want to lose weight but only 25% are seriously committed to making the changes necessary.  So if you are in the 25% – super – make long lasting changes void of quick fixes and empty promises, if you are in the 26% that want to lose weight and are hoping magically that it will happen….well, focusing on maintaining your weight may be a better choice.

I have worked with clients for the last two decades and to lose weight takes A LOT of commitment & dedication. Some of my clients have lost upwards of 60lbs and kept it OFF (that’s key!) Some clients have lost a significant amount of weight and still should lose more for health reasons, but have MAINTAINED their weight loss for 2+ years – this is FANTASTIC.  And some clients have stayed the same weight but are stronger, leaner and healthier (less aches and pains).

Continue reading for ways to maintain your weight with some simple adjustment

 

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. For more information about Tanya, please go to www.moveyourbody.ca

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Jan 152015
 

Mindful Weight Loss

be aware

 

It’s mid-January and unfortunately most post-holiday New Year’s resolutions (92%) have gone by the wayside.  Perhaps you are hanging on, but studies show and I have seen it countless times with people…they either:

  • Give up on their goal because it’s based on perfection (I will never eat that again. I will work out every day)
  • Have a goal that starts with guilt (I shouldn’t have done that, so now I’m going to so this)
  • Have a goal that’s way too vague (I’m going to lose weight, I’m going to stop smoking)
  • Believe that attaining their goal will make them happy (If you do make your goal…then what? Unfortunately most people fall back into previous routines and gain the weight back. WHY? Because we know we can achieve the goal and now we are certain we can do it again, but don’t because we know we can…does this sound familiar?? Also, reaching a goal does not make you eternally happy.)

How about reframing your goals, such as:

Creating daily intentions:

  1. I am finding ways to eat that help me lose weight
  2. I am keeping track of what I am eating
  3. I am tracking my exercise
  4. I am noticing how often I lose my patience and seek immediate gratification
  5. I am noticing how lack of sleep or stress affects what I put in my mouth
  6. I am excited about finding ways to increase my energy

These intentions are framed for success not failure because you are not breaking anything – you are simply observing, paying attention and making choices in the moment. These intentions will bring you into the PRESENT moment to start consciously paying attention to what is happening NOW.

Every moment is a choice…nothing starts on Monday, because it’s happening now. Let go of guilt and self-sabotage, rather allow acceptance and love into your daily adventure and intentions.

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.

 

If you enjoyed this blog, check this out

 New Year, New Message….Maintain Don’t Gain

A recent Gallup poll said that 51% of people want to lose weight but only 25% are seriously committed to making the changes necessary.  So if you are in the 25% – super – make long lasting changes void of quick fixes and empty promises, if you are in the 26% that want to lose weight and are hoping magically that it will happen….well, focusing on maintaining your weight may be a better choice.

I have worked with clients for the last two decades and to lose weight takes A LOT of commitment & dedication. Some of my clients have lost upwards of 60lbs and kept it OFF (that’s key!) Some clients have lost a significant amount of weight and still should lose more for health reasons, but have MAINTAINED their weight loss for 2+ years – this is FANTASTIC.  And some clients have stayed the same weight but are stronger, leaner and healthier (less aches and pains).

Continue reading for ways to maintain your weight with some simple adjustment

 

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. For more information about Tanya, please go to www.moveyourbody.ca

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Dec 292014
 

New Year Detox Part One- Eating and Moving

new year_Healthy

It’s a new year and for many that means a renewed focus and interest in self-improvement, including detoxing from the recent holidays.  While wanting to be in good health year round is your priority…we all need a reminder and a tune up from time to time and the New Year is a great reminder to detox our cells and improve our health…because as you know – without good health, we are nothing.

So, all year long, we move our bodies at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon and 3 times per year, the Busy Mama Detox, which is an online detox program available world-wide is offered.  This 12 week program breaks down your day into small parts and offers you strategies to detox that little area…until your whole day is cleaned up.  Small changes…BIG rewards. Check out www.busymamadetox.com for more info!!

Here are a few strategies for your short and long term health…

Go GREEN….your cells love green. What can you add to each meal throughout your day that is GREEN? Keep it small, add it slowly and soon enough it will be routine.

Breakfast – I love making green juices or smoothies.  Here are a few I enjoy.

Elvis Parsley Get Your Groove On

Lettuce Enjoy this Smoothie

Purple Nut Smoothie   

Also, it’s easy to slide a piece of celery, plain or with nut butter, beside your morning breakfast (and your kids). Top a poached egg onto some lightly steamed or raw spinach.

 

Lunch – Sometimes I’ll have another green smoothie, a kale salad or whip up a concoction like this:

Two Minute Green Salad:

1 cup thinly sliced kale (squeeze a ½ lemon over it with some salt and pepper and let it soften up while cutting up the rest of the ingredients)

½ cup thinly sliced cabbage

Handful of raisins

A carrot peeled into ribbons

Handful of sprouts (optional but super nutritious)

A handful of walnuts

A Drop of MTC oil or olive oil

Mix all together…delicious…be adventurous..throw in some hemp seeds, maybe some cranberries, onions – whatever you have on hand.

 

Dinner – toss together a beautiful salad, steam some veggies, crunch into some edamame…endless green options!!!

2 great salads & quick dressing

Cabbage (coleslaw) salad  

Kale Waldorf Salad

Take the Grocery Cart Detox Part One  and Grocery Cart Detox Part Two

The old adage of “you are what you eat” is both simple and true.

 

Move Your Body– There are no negatives to simply moving your body.  Get up and get active.  Depending on your goals – find what suits them! Here are but just a few routines to get you going…there are lots more at www.tanyamorrison.ca

 

Butts and Bellies

Chisel your inner and outer thigh http://tanyamorrison.ca/chisel-your-inner-and-outer-thighs/

Condition your CORE – Thanks to Planks

Get outta bed – Saturday classes and HGH

 

What are you doing daily to improve your health and well being?

Stay tuned for New Year Detox Part Two – Drinking, Stress, Shut Eye and Supplements

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Busy Mama Detox starts January 5th….sign up today.  See www.busymamadetox.com for more details

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

Jan 022014
 

New Year, New Message!

Maintain, Don’t Gain

Are you in the throes of yet another year with a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, or has that already gone by the wayside. 

I have worked with clients for the last two decades and to lose weight takes A LOT of commitment & dedication. Some of my clients have lost upwards of 60lbs and kept it OFF (that’s key!) Some clients have lost a significant amount of weight and still should lose more for health reasons, but have MAINTAINED their weight loss for 2 years – this is FANTASTIC.  And some clients have stayed the same weight but are stronger, leaner and healthier (less aches and pains).

A recent Gallup poll said that 51% of people want to lose weight but only 25% are seriously committed to making the changes necessary.  So if you are in the 25% – super – make long lasting changes void of quick fixes and empty promises, if you are in the 26% that want to lose weight and are hoping magically that it will happen….well, focusing on maintaining your weight may be a better choice.

The Skinny Behind This New Message

“It’s easier to prevent weight gain than to lose weight”, says Gary Bennent, PhD and I agree. Losing weight is not FUN! Studies show that you need to be super focused , have a support system and keep track of your food & physical activity while maintaining a 500 calorie deficient and really knowing what to do to keep the weight off  ( sorry we can all lose a quick 5-10 lbs with extra exercise and a week of deprivation!)

Maintaining your current weight will take less willpower and some minor tweaks, such as

  • Remember that as we age, we lose muscle mass (so you need to be lifting weights properly) – check out the perfect class – Muscle Mania Thursday’s at 8:15am or Monday nights at 6:30pm
  • Our bodies don’t require as much food so your food choices & amounts need to be tweaked slightly (check out Toxic vs True Hunger)
  • You may be under more stress and therefore need appropriate ways to deal with your stress to positively affect your cortisol levels
  • Simple switches such as, taking the stairs instead of the escalator, parking further away from the store door, park once and run your errands, switch your liquids to water, add chia seeds to your diet etc.

Have a look at The Secret to Weight Loss for more simple shifts.

Weight Loss is NOT a Moot Point

If you are obese, it is imperative for your health to lose weight, so get the help that you need. Carrying around extra weight puts a huge financial strain on our SICK, whoops sorry, HealthCare system, and personally affects YOU – diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure etc.

So, as you continue your adventure towards living a healthier lifestyle, perhaps losing or maintaining your weight, enjoy the journey!

Need inspiration, check out Holly’s Story

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 weighted 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.

Ready to change up your routine or need renewed motivation?  Classes offered at Move Your Body Studio are the best place to start.  Know that what you are doing really works and can make a difference in your life…..

Best of Health,

Tanya

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Source:

http://www.acefitness.org/prosourcearticle/3643/new-year-new-message-help-your-clients