I always love to find people who have that “True Grit” kind of life and with social networking and the internet I have made a new friend and her name is Jolene Roberts and with her permission here is the link to her story. What a truly remarkable person, it makes you never want to give up in any situation.
Seniors and healthcare, maybe the state of Georgia is on to something…….
“If you’re not happy every morning when you get up, leave for work, or start to work at home—–if you’re not enthusiastic about doing that, you’re not going to be successful.”
Donald M Kendall
This link will give you some excellent advice as far as health and taking care of yourself. Because it’s your life, take care and be proactive, prevent and treat, don’t suffer and die!
“No one grows old by living, only by losing interest in living.”
Marie Beynon Ray
I ran across this article today and wanted to post it up for our readers. It has a few links to check out as well and there is quite a bit of information involved. This article does a great job refuting some of the claims by Consumer Reports and even gives some basis on why they think that the research behind Consumer Reports claims is totally biased and based on opinion rather than facts. Read this article and it’s accompanied links and let us know whose side your on? As I’ve said before, debate is fantastic for getting the facts out in the forefront for us to make a determination individually.———-> R’s
In a day and age where “super size it”, “I’ll have fries with that”, and “do you have these pants in a size 44 Waist” are common phrases we often have trouble finding the motivation to invest in our Health and Wellness! As Americans we are currently facing tighter deadlines, pay cuts, reductions in force, and a heavier workload professionally and personally with our families. Stress is overwhelming our lives yet we don’t look in the mirror and question what we can do to fight these Assassins that are taking our health, vitality, and mental clarity from us on a daily basis.
That’s where exercise, nutrition, and wellness come in as the savior’s to our vicious circle. As a former college athlete I know the importance of an active lifestyle but still struggled with translating that knowledge into health and happiness as I moved into another chapter of my life. At the age of 25 I was newly married and the heaviest weight I’ve ever been. One morning after stepping on the scale the number I saw sent me into a quest for finding my healthy alter-ego! I was determined to leave the habits that were hurting my life behind me and begin adopting new strategies that would help me fight those Assassins that were attempting to rob me of my happiness.
Through exercise, proper nutrition, quality rest and relaxation, hard work, and dedication to following through I have been able to make lifelong changes that last and could be adopted long term rather than following the newest “crash diet” or useless diet pill. Working with GRT Fitness and Wellness is a vehicle that can help me reach out to people who may be struggling with the same issues I faced and allow me to work with those individuals to find their healthy alter-ego as well! I look forward to learning and growing with everyone I meet along the way and truly believe that proper exercise, healthy nutrition with whole foods, and a passion for hard work are the tools that help us complete our Health and Wellness Toolbox! Join us on the road to Health and Wellness, it’s the superhighway to your Happiness!
There is this multi-billion dollar network of businesses out in the world, can you guess, its the DIET industry. Before I go into my rant on the negatives of the hated “D” word let’s get something clear and right out front.
I can truly empathize with anyone and everyone who wants to control their weight. Weight issues are a huge issue in our country, 33% of our population is considered obese, and the health related issues that are directly attributed to weight problems are very clear, for example diabetes and high blood pressure, just to name a few.
As has been stated in my earlier writings, personally I have been the driver of the overweight bus off and on throughout my life, so yes seen it, lived it, been over and back with it, its tough.
We have a certified weight management and wellness person on our staff and she can give you the science behind the nutritional aspects. I on the other hand am a personal trainer, fitness professional, who has been overweight (very and no longer is, thank god), and so my reference to this issue is along the lines of the physical side of weight management and what has worked for me.
I will expand the topic of how I did a body building show as a rookie 50 year old, and the whole food meal plan I followed, down the road, but suffice to say it was an experiment to see how the nutritional thing would work for me, as my own test case. However I do not want to digress and the theme of today’s blog is the dreaded “D” word.
That being said I do know enough about the “law of thermodynamics” to be able to make an informed judgment and share what it actually means. And this is where we get into the logical thinking as relates to the dreaded “D” word.
Ok so here you go, in trainer vernacular—–eat less, work out more, lose pounds. Wow, an epiphany, but that is basically it, now the other tangible in the equation as you start to boil everything down is eat less, but eat quality, and train more, more efficiently. So reiterating the thought, develop a solid meal plan, (see no more “D”), increase your output physically, anything you want, just move more.
Ok, one last fact, straight out of the textbook. If you achieve a 1000 calorie deficit a day, through more exercise and less calories consumed you will lose two pounds a week. Sorry if that seems low, but it’s a fact, and it is doable.
In our instantaneous society everyone wants fast, right now, well it does not work that way, although the diet, (had to use the word), industry wants your money, and will tell you more is possible, they prey on poor people who want the quick fix, don’t do it, spend your money wisely, and eat better. DIETS don’t work, there really is only one way and we are here to help educate and share the knowledge.
Much more on the topic from our weight loss, nutritional expert down the road, until then,
Thanks for reading-
“Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.”