Eat Clean... Train Fast ... Trust Your Purpose

Eat Clean 

There has always been this little part of me that kept going back to comfort foods. I don't know if it was because as a teenager that is all I had. My mom went back to work, my sister grew up and had friends that were totally cooler than her older sister was, and at school was sort of the spaz of the group of friends that I hung out with. My mom worked sixty plus hours a week, and I was in charge of dinner. She would leave a $20 Bill under a book, or in a magazine and then I would go to the store and buy dinner. Sometimes that meant comfort from the things that life was throwing at me. 

Part of what I didn't know was that the food that was comforting me, was also killing me as my severe food allergies were starting to come through.

I've learned to listen to my body, but I've still let those little round crackers, cookie dough, and certain candies call my name. This has been the hardest thing for me to realize that through my fear, I was letting the lonely little girl feed me.

Clean eating is the one thing that can free me. When I start the day with a big, green smoothie I just feel better. I know myself better, and I am able to deal with what life throws at me. It's something that any emotional eater can understand, and hopefully will understand. And if you can find supplements that are made with dense nutrition that help your journey, or clean supplements that ease your pain... it's so much better than a box of Girl Scout cookies.

Train Fast 

Over this last year I had a couple of very interesting A-ha moments, that even as a certified personal trainer I was shocked about. I did a 90 day program that was almost all strength training, and I was shocked that I lost body fat, and trimmed down with just strength training. It was the way that the muscles were confused throughout the program, and the fatigue which allowed the smaller muscle sets to get use. Then I went into a program that was a combination of cardio and max intervals. I love intervals. But when the program was throwing in 60 minutes of intensity on top of max intervals was killing my adrenals, and releasing an abundance of cortisol into my system... and that means more fat storage.

I'm turning 45 this year, so believe me when I say I do NOT need any help with storing fat. When I reduced to shorter bursts of intensity, incorporated the weights into it... things started to swing back the opposite direction. That's why I was able to get so excited about interval sprint training this year, it's perfect! I recommend to my clients now to get in 20 - 30 minutes, and if they want to add more they should do pilates based lengthening or kettlebell training. Mix it up, and not doing the same old thing every single day. Your body building the same two legs every day with the same workout will give you two lovely little tree trunks on the end of your cute little behind.

Trust Your Purpose

There are shiny sparkling items around every turn. People would love me to be excited about on board with everything they are doing and trying, and what I've realized is that it's okay if I disagree with your point of view, or you disagree with mine. I have learned who I am, and I have gone through the trials of my life to be able to be here and share my soul purpose with someone that needs it. Every time I get a message like this one

{ You are an inspiration to me, truly you are and your sharing of your hard acquired knowledge is so appreciated by all of us in your days stream. thank you for caring about other people like you do. If more people loved their fellow man just a wee bit more it'd be a much better world for all of us. I love you Barb.}

that is what it's all about!! I hope you take away from this blog the things that are right for you. And when you learn something that make a difference, share it with someone else. That's the reason for my posting, that's the reason for it all.





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