Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sometimes you have to NOT BE in order to BECOME

Sometimes, you have to NOT BE in order to BECOME. For me, this means there was self pity and self hate before there was self love and courage. A lot of guilt and doubt before learning to be unapologetic and standing strong for what I believe in.

Rarely do I experience those negative emotions nowadays, but every now and again depending on where life takes me, those negative emotions do try to creep their way back into my life, but that's OK because there's beauty in that — it serves as a kind reminder of how far I've come, and how quickly I can now snap out of it. 

I know you have similar experiences, so try to remember how far you've come. No matter how tough things got, through all the thick and thin, somehow you made it. You managed to arrive at where you are today, safe and sound. I find that so beautifully fascinating ... Don't you?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Ab exercise method that actually burn fat

Don't let the burn you feel in your abs after doing 100 sit ups or crunches fool you to thinking that it's burning belly fat because IT IS NOT. That is the oldest and most outdated misconception you can hold on to.

You need to execute more intense movements that involve bigger muscle groups in order to command your body to tap into fat reserves. In doing so, your body will then use your "overall body fat" as fuel, which then over time, lower your overall body fat percentage, which includes the fat in the belly area.

To give you an idea on how to effectively hit your ab muscles to maximize your result and effort, try doing this instead.

Coaching cues:
Spider climbers for 60 seconds or to failure, followed by crunches for 15-20 reps or until failure. Repeat 5 rounds. 30-60 second rest between sets.

Beginners, please modify the exercise as suggested in this video. When performing crunches, please DO NOT pull on your head/neck. Instead, focus on really contracting/flexing your entire core area as though you're about to get punched in the gut and you're trying to tighten it to brace for the punch.

Also, please ensure the middle of your back never leaves the ground. Press it against the ground during the crunch forward so there is no gap or space between your back and the ground.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

It can be very telling the kind of vibe you put out each day simply by noticing the experiences you're attracting into your life.

The kind of vibe you are putting out there is a result of the care you give to your Self. Are you taking good care of yourself?...your body, mind, heart?

A good gauge to tell you whether the energy you exude is a healthy one, take notice of who you choose to be close to, or who you predominately surround yourself with.

If you are proud of those people you choose to surround yourself with, they make you feel inspired or productive, or they just plain feel good to be around, then your contribution to your own personal power is STRONG.

This puts you at an advantage to do more good things for you and others because when you feel good, you do good.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Eggs: Free range, cage free, or organic? What to choose and why?

It's no big secret that eggs are one of the most nutritious superfoods, fat-burning and muscle building. The more you familiarize yourself with updated research, the more you'll understand what I'm talking about.

The question is, which do you choose? Free-run, free-range, cage free or organic? If you're eating lots of eggs, and you're not choosing the right kind, you're wasting your time.

Which one is the "happy hen"? Meaning, which one is the most humanely raised and healthiest kind for you? Here's your 60-second answer.