Love you healthy blog by; saidah jones
It's been cold but you have braved the weather for your beloved exercise routine. I hope your gluts are feeling every bit of it! I just wanted to keep you posted on the new format. We are in six-weeks of Spinergy. This six-week session will end March 14. Join us the following week for a cool ride of Cycle and Screen. We'll ride while we watch and I'm looking forward to it all.
You will need to register and/or purchase the Cycle and Screen class separately. To register for this OR the next session of Spinergy click: Fitness in Piedmont Park. Any questions or comments, please contact me. - Saidah
It is not often that new recommendations are given for how and what we should eat. New recommendations have just been release that state sugar is all we thought it was, and it's not good. What's even more interesting are the recommendations or lack there of on what were previously deemed high risk, high cholesterol foods. When studying for my health coaching certification it was interesting to listening to different health educators lecture on how foods that we eat are not the basis for high cholesterol. Now much of the research is stating the same things. Very rarely when we eat real unprocessed foods in moderate amounts is it harmful for us. We all have genetic dispositions for different health outcomes and it's important to remember that food affects everyone in different ways. Generally, if we stick to eating these real non-processed foods, drink plenty of water and get ample amount rest, recommendations like these should seem more commonplace. To read more on the new recommendations detailed by Dr. Ronald M Klauss (Children's Hospital of Oakland Research Institute and UCSF) and the Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee explore here.
I have had the hardest time trying to come up with something to give up or refrain from this year. Is it that I eat fairly well, exercise regularly and have my health, weight etc. in check? I'm perfect right? Quite the contrary! This has made me focus on the real purpose of lent. Lent is not about losing weight, giving up social media or reality TV. It's about discipline. When I take a real look at my life there are plenty of areas where I could be more disciplined. "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments." When I think of ways to become more discipline, it doesn't include just refrain or restraint but also replacement with a thing that affirms what I want to accomplish. This is why giving up sweets, red meat, social media doesn't work for me. It doesn't get me closer to my goals. However, going to bed earlier, reviewing my day, starting each week with a to do list, reading - will. So whether you are religious or not, use this time as a way to renew your resolutions, become more disciplined and accomplish your goals, whatever they may be.