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5 Workout Secrets

5 Workout Secrets

If having a lean and sculpted body is your goal then I’ve got good news for you: follow these 5 Workout Secrets and your goal will quickly become a reality. These 5 workout secrets aren’t secret in the sense that you’ve never heard them before because you likely have heard them. The secret is that by faithfully following each and every one of these 5 steps your progress will become automatic and your results will be guaranteed.

Workout Secret #1: Consistency is KEY

If you want a fit body then exercise MUST be a consistent part of your life. You can’t exercise hard this week and then take the next two weeks off and expect to see results. Results come from consistency.

Workout Secret #2: Set ATTAINABLE goals

Let’s be realistic here, you aren’t going to lose 20 pounds in a week. That’s not an attainable goal! Those who achieve the most amazing body transformations do so by reaching a series of progressive, attainable goals. If you would like help in determining what an appropriate, attainable goal would be for yourself then simply reach out to me, I’d be happy to help.

Workout Secret #3: Make it CONVENIENT

Are you straining to include your chosen exercise routine into your life? If your exercise time isn’t a seamless part of your daily life, if it causes too much of a strain and headache to accomplish, then you won’t stick with it. Find a time, a place and a modality of exercise that is as convenient to your real life as possible, so that you can be faithful to Workout Secret #1 by staying consistent. Read more about our 5 workout secrets,

Similar to Workout Secret #3, finding a modality of exercise that you LOVE is key to making this a permanent part of your life. You may never love swimming because you hate getting your ears wet, or you may never love biking because you’ve always struggled with balance. If you’re straining to get through a modality of exercise that you loathe, then you won’t stick with it. It’s best to move on to something different that you would enjoy more.

**Note for exercise-haters: If deep down you consider yourself an exercise hater, then DO NOT take this Workout Secret as a free pass to forgo exercise altogether under the guise of not loving it. Part of becoming fit for life is learning to find a type of exercise that you can learn to love.

Workout Secret #5: Work with a PRO

This is my favorite Workout Secret because this is where I get to work with you! My passion and focus in this 5 workout secrets is to helping folks like yourself integrate fun, challenging, health-promoting exercise into your daily routine so that you reach your body and health transformation goals.

5 workout secrets and more Don’t wait another minute! Call or email me today to get started on your personal body transformation.

Homemade Chicken Soup

Total Recipe: Homemade Chicken Soup

Total Recipe: Homemade Chicken Soup

Total recipe: homemade chicken soup. What’s more comforting this time of year than a warm bowl of homemade chicken soup? Not the stuff from a can – I’m talking about steaming, fragrant soup that starts with real vegetables and wholesome chicken. Not only is a bowl of this soup delicious and soul tickling, it’s also a great, light meal to keep you on track with your fitness and fat loss goals!

Total recipe: homemade chicken soup.This chicken soup recipe is made without added carbs like noodles or potatoes. It’s filled with fiber, protein and lots of delicious flavor. Enjoy this on a cold winter day!

Servings: 8

Here’s what you need…

  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 medium organic yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 3 cups diced roasted chicken
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 organic apple, chopped
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  1. In a large pot, over medium heat, melt the coconut oil and add the onion, carrots and celery. After 5 minutes add the garlic and curry powder.
  2. After a couple minutes add the chicken broth, chicken, bay leaf, apple, pepper, thyme, and lemon zest. Stir well. Bring to a simmer and cook for 40 minutes.
  3. Stir in the coconut milk, and some salt if desired, remove the bay leaf and serve.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals:  166 calories, 5g fat, 175mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 19g protein

I hope that you get a chance to give this Total recipe: homemade chicken soup recipe a try this week. Remember that I’m only a call or email away to assist you in all things fitness. And if you are not yet one of my prized clients then call or email me now to set up your first workout – I’d love to help you achieve your best body ever!

Talk Soon,

Joel Levia
929-301-8661
Total Body Makeover by Joel Levia

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Self-sabotage is your subconscious way of protecting yourself

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Self-sabotage is your subconscious way of protecting yourself  Why are you still living in a body that you’re unhappy with? In my experience, people carry ‘unwanted’ pounds for very specific reasons. These reasons are subconscious, which is where things get tricky.

Self-sabotage is your subconscious way of protecting yourself.

Sounds crazy, but it makes sense when you realize that it is a defense mechanism meant to keep things in your life from changing. You say that you want to lose weight to look and feel amazing, but your subconscious is pulling the strings behind the scenes, keeping your goals just out of reach. As long as your subconscious believes that you are safer being out-of-shape then you’ll be stuck. Your most valiant efforts will be undermined by self-sabotage every single time.Frustrating, right?

But don’t give up.There’s a way to turn everything around, and it all starts with finding out the reason that your subconscious views being out-of-shape as being safe. Once you turn the light on to that reason then it will no longer have any power over you. So, lets dig around for your reason.

Do you believe…Change is bad? It’s common to fear the unknown, but this could very well be the reason that you’re not reaching your goal. Being comfortable with where you are today could be the reason that you sabotage your efforts to improve your life through change.

Do you believe…Success will bring loss? If you met your weight loss goal, would it bring out resentment and jealousy in your friends and family? Are they counting on you to be the ‘screw-up’?

Do you believe…You don’t deserve it? Has someone in your life made you believe that you aren’t worthy of success? Or that they wouldn’t accept you if you were more successful than they are?

Do you believe…You’re not capable? Are you unable to imagine yourself at your goal weight? Does the possibility of achieving your goal not seem real?

Spend time thinking about these tough questions and discover why it is that you aren’t meeting your goals. Once your whole mind is primed for success, then nothing will be able to stop you.

What the mind believes the body achieves.

Exercise is a huge part of the equation when it comes to achieving weight loss.

I am passionate about seeing my clients achieve results—without wasting time, energy and effort on mistakes.

Call or email me today. I’d love to get you on the exercise program that will change your body and your life for the better.

The Ugly Truth About Emotional Eating

The Ugly Truth About Emotional Eating

The Ugly Truth About Emotional Eating
 
While there are many things in life that you do not have direct control over, what ends up in your mouth is not one of them! You control what you eat. The ugly truth about emotional eating is instead of eating extra large portions, chose wisely and your body and waistline will thank you for it. Couple this with a regular fitness routine and you will find that reaching and maintaining your goal weight is easier than ever.

Quinoa and Winter Squash Salad
Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

This recipe is another great way to enjoy protein-filled quinoa. Winter squash combined with celery, onion and parsley makes a healthy and comforting side dish.

Servings: 10

Here’s what you need…

  • 2 yellow onions, diced
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 2 cups diced squash, butternut or any other fall or winter squash
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • dash of freshly ground sea salt
  • zest and juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 4 sprigs of parsley, finely minced

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the onions, celery, carrots and squash in a large bowl. Mix in the oil and syrup, then sprinkle the salt and lemon zest. Mix until well combined and then place on a shallow baking dish. Cover the dish and bake for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes remove cover and cook for another 15 minutes.
  3. While the vegetables are in the oven, put the quinoa and water in a saucepan, cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for about 25 minutes over low heat, until the water is absorbed.
  4. Combine the vegetables and cooked quinoa together with the lemon juice and parsley. Serve warm or chilled.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 95 calories, 1g fat, 19g carbohydrate, 2.5g fiber, and 4g protein.

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