More than “10 Tips to True Fitness”

smileTrue Fitness is more than just exercise. It’s about achieving wellness in Mind, Body & Spirit. Regardless of age, gender or fitness level apply these 10 Fitness tips for a fit & healthier YOU!

“More than 10 Tips to True Fitness”

1. WORKOUT everyday – activity of your choice, your level, set your goals and train for that. Train hard. Most importantly, SHOW UP I mean really BE PRESENT. torso

2. good NUTRITION is key – Whole foods Clean eating- nothing processed, nothing preserved. You can exercise all day, if you don’t fuel yourself properly all that hard work will be wasted.

3. SET GOALS– see the big picture. Then set small reachable attainable goals. This will keep you motivated. When you reach them congratulate yourself…not by eating an Ice cream sundae (although sometimes I do enjoy French fries ooops), by taking the time to give yourself props for your accomplishments. Then accept where you are, get back to work & move on to the next!

bottoms red4.  DISCIPLINE – by this I mean put your self first. Do what you have to do for you and get it done. Then you will find you have that much more energy to give to the world & to others. It’s give & give, give to yourselves then give to others. It’s a wellspring!  Without this you will ACCOMPLISH nothing.

 5. Stay INSPIRED– making exercise a routine is one thing. Staying motivated and doing the same thing everyday gets old. When you see that start to happen, make a change.  At first the body will change, when it gets used to the same thing the changes will come slower and then none at all.  Changes take time. You didn’t get here in a day and you won’t get where you’re going in a day either. …CHANGE it up, keep it fresh!

6. BALANCE- meditation, breathing and visualization – though these should all be separate they make there way into one.sarong salute  Tai Chi, yoga, meditation, breathing, walking, mantras, incorporate these things into your schedule.. one or all.. if you’re training hard it’s important to do something soft for yourself. BALANCE is the Key.

7. Stay POSITIVE– look for the good in everything, use affirmations, even when it gets hard and seemingly impossible. Be PATIENT with your self…ALL is POSSIBLE!

b&w profile8. With all of this, carry that bottle of water & remember to DRINK & BREATHE!

9. Your body is your temple, HONOR it, RESPECT it & LOVE it!

Lastly & Firstly…

10. GRATITUDE-be grateful for the opportunity to fulfill these accomplishments, dreams & desires.buttocks

The MAGIC is here!
                                                                                   The End

Namaste
&
GO for Life! ™
In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Photographs & Style by Quelle Faboo Maureen Fannon

Quellefaboo.com & “True Fitness”

sarong saluteIn continuum of Self-Improvement month I was asked to write a piece for Quellefaboo.com blog site

Please click on the link to find:
“10 Tips to True Fitness” and some very cool & maybe a few little risqué photos taken by photographer & stylist  Maureen Fannon

http://www.quellefaboo.com/#!August-is-Self-Improvement-Month/c92h/B604176B-4DEE-4A72-AC61-A261DBCA03A8

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I hope you will enjoy this piece as much as I enjoyed writing it!

In gratitude to quellefaboo.com for giving me a platform from which to grow.

GO for Life! ™

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Going Off Track & The “Rain Shower Effect”

There’s a term I believe it’s called the “rain shower effect”.  Say you’re writing a paper or working on a project and you get stuck in the midst. How do you get unstuck.  You leave what you’re doing and do something totally unrelated.  This allows your mind to free itself of this stuck pattern you have fallen into and then suddenly you find yourself free flowing with ideas. Like a rain shower!

What does this have to do with going off track?

Sometimes we get so stuck in our routines that it feels like we are going in circles & going nowhere.  Stepping off the track can help us gain that freedom and suddenly your mind is flowing with inspiration or the ideas we were looking for to finish or even start that project.

If you’re on a training or nutrition program you may find it helpful to step off the track once in a while, so long as you don’t fall off completely and take what you’ve learned and bring it back on the track.

Routines are great they help accomplish goals. But don’t get so stuck in your way that you close your mind off to learning new things and opening the door for other opportunities.

Here’s something to try:
Change your training routine and do something completely different or maybe even go a little crazy & have dessert  : P

Sometimes by letting go we can gain so much more.

Live outside the lines ; )joycethumb

&

GO for Life! ™

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer