Find The Balance

Do you have a work-life balance? Are you taking care of yourself to stay healthy? Are you mentally drained or worn down? What needs to change to help find the balance in your life?

Here are a few ways that you can help find some balance when things seem to be a little “off”:

  1. Surround yourself with people who constantly support you and want to see you succeed – this is a must!
  2. Exercise. Make time for yourself to perform some type of physical activity you enjoy each day – don’t let yourself skip it!
  3. Get rid of the clutter. Figure out what is draining or bringing you down & have the courage to let it go.
  4. Be patient. Trust yourself and trust your journey! No one else has to walk in your shoes except you.
  5. Don’t beat yourself up if you mess up. Don’t give up, just restart. Progress is part of the process.

Find the balance in your life & make each day a great one!

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You Can't Out Train a Bad Diet

You have probably heard the saying over and over again, "You can't out train a bad diet!"  That is 100% TRUE! 

A problem many individuals face is being under-fueled to perform at their optimal level on a daily basis.  Busy schedules, long days, and a lack of planning are all contributing factors.  It is important to build a strong foundation to maximize your daily performance and workout potential.

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Nutrition Habits To Maximize Performance

1. Eat breakfast every morning. A morning without breakfast is like a gas tank running on empty throughout the day.

2. Eat frequently.  Aim to eat every 3-4 hours.

3. Color your plate.  Have 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables to help reduce inflammation and muscle soreness.

4. Eat balanced snacks.  Snacks should consist of healthy fats, fiber, and protein.

5. Post-workout recovery.  Eat at least 30-60 minutes following a workout in order to refuel, aid in muscle recovery, and reduce hunger.

6. Have a plan.  Take ownership -- make a grocery list, plan your breakfast the night before, pack your snacks, and set aside time to meal prep for the week.

Evaluate your nutrition plan to identify areas in which you can make improvements.  Change a few habits at a time -- focus on one to two weaknesses to fix.  Utilize the 85/15 Rule -- eat clean at least 85% of the time.  Always remember balance and moderation when it comes to indulging.  Once new habits are adapted, you are likely to see an improvement in energy levels, recovery time, and body composition.

Written by: Megan Osysko