It’s never too late to start

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Being healthy is a frustrating thing. I’m human, I understand this. BUT, just because it’s frustrating doesn’t mean that you have the right to give up on being healthy and living your life to the fullest. I don’t care if you’ve just recently gained a few pounds by not taking care of yourself in the past couple years or if you have had a weight problem your entire life. It’s NEVER too late to start. Knock off the excuses. Quit treating your body like crap. Treat your body with respect because you have no idea how hard it works for you. 

Age doesn’t matter here. We have 70 year young ladies come in to the gym and get amazing results that keep them young. You can start at 23, you can start at 73. Just get started. As we age, it gets harder and harder to build and keep muscle on our bodies, so the longer you wait to start, the harder it’s going to be.

I’m also not just talking about being active. 98% of fat loss in done in the kitchen. Throw out that bag of potato chips and replace them with spinach or kale chips. Get rid of your hamburger buns and use crunchy pickles and lettuce in stead. If you can’t control your “hunger” for junk food, processed grains, and sugars… GET RID OF THEM. Don’t even have them in the house. It’s a pain in the butt to start, but once you have that good day of eating healthy fats and proteins with little carbs, use that to push you to keep doing the same thing day after day.

One day at a time, DON’T give up on yourself.

Think about the things and the people you love. What means a lot to you? What could you do better if you felt better and could move around more easily? Find your motivation and keep that in your brain when you want to spin out of control.

Whatever is in your mind to tell you that it’s too late to build muscle and lose fat, get rid of it. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO START.

If you need help starting, no matter where you live, I’m here to help you, whether you just need the motivation or if you need counseling on where to start, what to eat, and what to do with your body. My email is stuhrNR@gmail.com. Email me any questions, comments, problems, feelings…. anything. I’m here to help you get as much out of your life as you can.

I’ll be waiting.

NOW… how about some pH info?

We recently just discovered a product called Genesis Pure, it’s the most pure, organic, natural, unprocessed product and it has real results and amazing success stories. It focus’ a lot on balancing your pH levels, so I started doing a little research on why it’s so important to have balanced pH levels.

Most people who suffer from unbalanced pH are acidic. This condition forces the body to borrow minerals—including calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium—from vital organs and bones to buffer (neutralize) the acid and safely remove it from the body. Because of this strain, the body can suffer severe and prolonged damage due to high acidity—a condition that may go undetected for years.
Mild acidosis can cause such problems as:

-Cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and the reduction of oxygen.
-Weight gain, obesity and diabetes.
-Bladder and kidney conditions, including kidney stones.
-Immune deficiency.
-Acceleration of free radical damage, possibly contributing to cancerous mutations.
-Hormone concerns.
-Premature aging.
-Osteoporosis; weak, brittle bones, hip fractures and bone spurs.
-Joint pain, aching muscles and lactic acid buildup.
-Low energy and chronic fatigue.
-Slow digestion and elimination.
-Yeast/fungal overgrowth.

With all of the acid in our processed foods, there’s no doubt in my mind that numerous people are suffering from acidosis. Heck, I probably am right now. I couldn’t be more excited to try a product that has proven results and focus’ on things such as pH balance and cleansing the body of all the toxins we breathe, eat, and drink. Time for a healthy change. Anyone interested in joining me?? 🙂

Bring it on!

Alright. I’ve decided to enter a fitness competition. It probably won’t be for a few months since there’s not really any around the holidays. I tend to treat my body not as well as I should every now and then, as bad as I hate to admit it. So I figured if I signed up for a natural fitness model competition (not bodybuilding), that would give me the motivation to kick it in the ass a bit.

I mean, look how dang cute those girls are!! Natural looking, toned, and healthy.

I’m going to start researching how paleo and bodybuilding go together so I can get my nutrition right. I think I could definitely be a fitness model! If anyone has any tips or anything along that line, feel free to share… I’ll need all the help I can get 🙂 BRING IT ON!!!

 

Workin’ on my Paleo

So if you follow me, you know that I’ve decided to give the Paleo lifestyle a try. Also, if you’re on a budget, you know you don’t want to spend a crazy amount of money on food. Paleo has the reputation to be a little more expensive since it’s pretty much all meat and vegetables. What I’ve learned so far about getting my paleo fix on a budget is to search through the weekly grocery ads and go to the place that has the cheapest meat. Nobody likes jumping from store to store, so since meat is such a huge part of paleo, pick the store where you can get the most for the cheapest. It seems like all of our grocery stores around here compete with meat sales, so let them compete and chose which one is more friendly on your wallet. Once you’re at the grocery store with the cheapest meat, see what else is on special in the produce section. If pork chops are half off and bags of spinach are 2 for $3, guess what you’re having tonight (or some night of the week if you’re meal planning)? Pork chops and a spinach salad. 

I’ve also learned to pay attention to the price of canned vegetables. A lot of canned vegetables are only the vegetable, water, and salt (look at the ingredients!). What’s so bad about that? So when the grocery ads say “10 for $10” about canned vegetables, you better know that I stock up! Green beans fill the cupboards. Whenever I have no idea or no time to make fresh vegetables, I’ll pull out a can of green beans to throw on the stove with some butter, salt, and pepper and call it good. 

I still haven’t had much fruit besides bananas. For some reason, when I was on Atkins, I craved bananas all the time. Probably because I couldn’t really have them. Since I know that bananas have so much sugar, I still only eat half one at a time with a ton of almond butter, which is the recently discovered fresh ground almond butter you can get in the bulk nut section of the grocery store if your’s has one. It’s amazing and I can definitely eat it by the spoonful like I could with peanut butter. 

So now that I have tons of recipes to try and no more vacation visitors to tempt me to be naughty (I’m only human), it’s time to get my shit together. 

SEPTEMBER 16TH- 21ST: 5 WEEK FAT LOSS CHALLENGE

Arlzona followers, go to our website http://www.kinesisphoenix.com to sign up for your chance to win $$ just to kick it in gear and lose body fat. You can call to set up your body composition appointment. 

I’m going to be challenging myself for the next 5 weeks so I’ll unofficially be part of the fat loss challenge, too. Time to be strict paleo and to get that dream body that’s so beautiful and healthy! 

What are you doing to challenge yourself?