Frequently Asked Questions
How to balance Life and Fitness
First step is knowing and owning your reality. Setting S.M.A.R.T goals helps to keep up with the ever changing seasons of life. If you are able define approximately how much time you have to give to workout you are more likely to fit it in. Scheduling your workouts just like you do other appointments creates that space in your hectic life.
How to look at eating Healthy as a lifestyle and not a diet?
Often times with diets we place restrictions on ourselves. However, a lifestyle is all about choice. When choosing how to prepare food or order food, think about how those choices will make you feel. Using this mindset consistently will allow the behavior to become a habit. You will be less likely to go on a eating binge when foods no longer have restrictions. I generally recommend keeping a food journal for the first few weeks. Track what you ate and how it made you feel after.
How do you overcome negativity
Negative energy is everywhere but so is positive energy. In hindsight, any situation can be perceived in either light. In order to overcome negative situations, you must spend your days searching for gratitude in everything. It will also take personal development and pure self love. This is typically established by surrounding yourself with people, situations, and environments your authentic self desires.
Do I Need to Take Dietary Supplements?
Dietary supplements are never required unless prescribe by your RD or physician. I highly recommend extensive research before starting any new supplement. Supplements are not regulated therefore different ingredients and percentages may not mix well with your digestive system. Read your labels! Most ingredients can be found in whole foods and proper nutrition.
What if I do not like long cardio?
Cardiovascular health is very important but it is not a one size fits all. You do not need to be a runner, biker, or swimmer to train and maintain good cardiovascular health. If you do not like long periods of cardio, I recommended high intensity interval training (HIIT) or tababta, 1-3 times a week for 20 minutes.
how to get started and continuing?
There is no need to be overly ambitious when starting a new healthy lifestyle. Take small steps by implementing gradual changes. Doing too much at once can lead to a burn out. I typically recommend starting with creating the habit of drinking half your body weight in ounces of water a day. After a few weeks of sticking with this, aim to implement another healthy habit.