Take this Healthy Habits Quiz

Take this Healthy Habits Quiz

Raise your hand if you love a “how am I doing?” quiz. (I know I love them!)  I’ve got a little fitness & health self-audit for you today to help keep you on track with your healthy habits. This can be a good self-check to see if you need to double down on your healthy habits after the past few months.

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Just 5 minutes can change everything

Just 5 minutes can change everything

Do you know one of the TOP reasons people have for NOT being able to commit to a regular fitness routine?
It’s because they say they “don’t have enough time.” So I’m going to break down some ways you can find that time!

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Unlock Better Performance

Unlock Better Performance

Controversial topic ahead! It includes the “D” word – detox!!! BUT … it’s different than you think. What if instead of talking about “detoxing” the body, we “detoxed” what we put in, on, and around our bodies? (NOTE: This is also known as living a healthy lifestyle!)

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How’s Your Sleep?

How’s Your Sleep?

When my clients are struggling in almost any area of their fitness there’s one question at the top of my list to help figure out what’s going on. “How’s your sleep?” Getting your sleep habits under control is a super important “basic” that will help skyrocket your results. 

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Meal Prep Superfood Bowl Recipe

Meal Prep Superfood Bowl Recipe

Your new favorite meal prep recipe is here! This Superfood Bowl comes together fast using convenience foods!  In just a few minutes, you can have 4 healthy meals ready to go for lunch or dinner… and if you want to add more protein, just add 3-4 ounces (80-115 g) of chopped rotisserie or grilled chicken to each serving. 

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Your top secret saboteur

Your top secret saboteur

Lately I’ve been talking about next-level steps you can take to boost your results … and today’s post might just be about the most important step. It affects almost every action you take and every decision you make.

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My top nutrition hack

My top nutrition hack

It’s nutrition hack day … and I’ve got a tip that will give you a major payoff both right now and into the future. But first, I need to start with a big question…. When you sit down to eat, do you pay attention to your food and how your body feels while you’re eating?

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Rate Your Eating Skills

Rate Your Eating Skills

If you had to grade yourself today – right now! – on your eating and nutrition skills, would you get an A, B, C … or …?(haha: I’m talking about “healthy” eating here, for the record.)Most of us think of eating/nutrition as something we should just automatically KNOW about … or we even label them as virtues.

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This fad doesn’t work

This fad doesn’t work

Heads up, I’ve got some controversial news for you today – but hang with me!  “Moderation” is one of the biggest buzzwords in wellness right now.  But guess what? It doesn’t work …Because almost everyone does it wrong. The fact is, what looks like “moderation” to one person might be something completely different for someone else. For food, your definition of “moderate” can depend on what you grew up eating, your current eating habits, or even your mood.

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Are you a stress eater? Or meal skipper?

Are you a stress eater? Or meal skipper?

If you’ve ever had a stressful day (or year!) that affected your eating habits, you are NOT alone. In a study, more than 75% of adults said that stress played a role in their eating during the past month. This included overeating, eating junk foods, or not eating. Many of them said it happened weekly. They also said it made them feel sluggish, lazy, disappointed in themselves, and/or irritable.

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Your 4 Pillars

Your 4 Pillars

Last week I posted about jumping off the health/fitness/weight loss/etc. rollercoaster and finding a plan that works for YOU and your life! Doesn’t it just feel good when you get into a groove that you can actually stick with? (If you haven’t yet, hang with me, I’ve got a helpful tip for you below.) It’s a little mindset/organizing hack … And it’s something to think about when you get sidetracked, overwhelmed, or aren’t sure what to do next.

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When you’re tired of feeling tired

When you’re tired of feeling tired

Have you ever been here before? Something sparked you to set a new fitness goal that you were REALLY excited about. Maybe you stepped on the scale after the holidays, had a big event coming up (reunion, wedding, vacation, etc.), were unhappy with the results from your latest doctor’s visit, watched an inspiring movie, were wowed by someone else’s transformation, or even had some kind of wake-up call…

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Finding your tribe

Finding your tribe

Most of the time in my emails I try not to talk about the crazy roller coaster ride we’ve been on over the past couple of years. I mean, I’m more than ready to move onward and upward! Aren’t you? But there’s a super important lesson we have all learned. It’s about how much we need COMMUNITY … CONNECTION … and SOCIAL SUPPORT. 

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The #1 enemy of your goals

The #1 enemy of your goals

If you could call out the #1 enemy of your goals, what would it be? There are so many to choose from:
Not having enough time, Lack of support, Not knowing what to do, Your genetics, Pizza…
The list goes on and on!

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Your new favorite cookie recipe

Your new favorite cookie recipe

Are you a fan of no-bake cookies? Soooo good!But have you ever seen the original recipe? Talk about fat and sugar bombs … whoa!Not anymore … I’ve got a healthified version for you that’s a lot less sugar, and – bonus – it’s loaded with fiber and antioxidants.

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Setting realistic goals

Setting realistic goals

Every once in a while I get a panicked email or call from someone who wants to “lower their cholesterol down x points before their next doctor’s appointment a month from now“ or “get ready for a marathon in two months”. Don’t get me wrong: Those are all important goals … but they absolutely are not possible (at least in a healthy and sustainable way) in only a month or two!

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Upscale sandwich shop recipe inside…

Upscale sandwich shop recipe inside…

Ever eaten at a gourmet sandwich shop and tried something new … and was BLOWN AWAY by the deliciousness?!Well, I’ve got a recipe for you today that’s based on one of those sandwiches. I’m drooling just thinking about it. It’s crunchy (the toasted bread) … creamy (the avocado & hummus) … and tangy (the sauerkraut).

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The right way to work out for energy

The right way to work out for energy

One of the top reasons people tell me they skip their workouts (or don’t work out at all!) – is because they don’t have the energy. Here’s a mind-blower for you: one of the best & easiest ways to get more energy fast is to WORK OUT.

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The minimum effective dose

The minimum effective dose

Controversy alert! I’m going to say something you won’t hear from a lot of coaches.I hope it gets you fired up – especially if you’ve been struggling. I know you’re busy juggling a ton of day-to-day responsibilities … 

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About me

Rob is the owner and founder of Fitness Lifestyle Personal Training. He has been training for over thirty-three years; seventeen of those years as a personal trainer helping others reach their goals.

 

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