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Why fitness matters

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I´m trying to remember the day I decided to lose weight and get in shape, I was really excited but a couple of days after I started a program I didn´t feel like working out and for some reason I couldn´t control my cravings for sweets, junk and all unhealthy food. After many years being lazy and eating all kind of junk it was hard mentally to make different choices and in many cases I ended up eating the whole bag of chips, cookies or chocolate and skipping workouts.

I think this is something everyone who wants to get in shape deals with and it´s normal, the way you get through that hard time is what makes all the difference. Being mentally strong to break the pattern of old unhealthy habits and develop new ones is what´s all about. Once I found out what the truth was and I created a program based on that true information I convinced myself that my mind was playing tricks with me, it wanted me to fail but I won´t let it, from that point on everything changed.

Getting in shape and sustain it is about lifestyle, you need to develop healthy habits that make it easy for you to achieve any fitness goal in an effortless way.

As in everything in life taking the first step and getting momentum is the hardest step, it is not just one step, in fitness you may take that first step by eating healthy and working out but in this first days you realize how physically, mentally and emotionally though this is so you give up.

You need to take that first step and continue, keep doing it until you get momentum, once you got that momentum going then don´t stop. Most of us begin our fitness journey to get in shape and lose weight but this is only the beginning and the reason to get involved in fitness but the goal must be to make it part of your life.

If you are following the right program you´ll get results every week and those results keep you motivated, once you get to your desired goal you have several options, you may want to sustain those results, staying in shape is not that hard once you develop the right habits, you may want to go one step further and get leaner or you may want to gain some muscle mass.

Depending on what you decide to do not next is how you´ll need to adjust your new healthy habits, specially your nutrition and training to fit that new goal and since it´s now part of your life it´s easier to follow through.

Most of us wait for New Year’s Resolution to beginning our fitness journey, I think there´s something about New Years that make us want to start the right way but you we can start this journey any day. Actually there´s no reason to wait until New Year, it´s February 2019 but it can be April, July or any other month and you can set your goal for Christmas, Instead of waiting for New Year start today and set your target for Christmas or Thanksgiving, your goal is to be in the best shape of your life for Thanksgiving.

Keep something in mind, the first weeks it´s going to be difficult, you´re going to be making different decisions and you´re mind will try to take you back by bringing all kind of negative thoughts and excuses, when this happen don´t contemplate those thoughts just get up and do what you need to do. The only way to develop new habits is by doing them over and over and over again so don´t think twice, if you need to get up earlier to work out don´t let your mind take control of you, instead take control of your mind by getting up and exercising.

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

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This approach to nutrition will make everything easier

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There are so many diets nowadays and every day a new one is out and actually all those diets are nothing more than different macronutrient ratios and we all get crazy trying to find which one is the best to help us lose weight as fast as possible.

Have you ever followed a diet to lose weight? I bet you have, for how long were you able to follow it? I´ve also tried to follow some diets, I´ve tried many of them but I couldn´t stay on track for more than 2 weeks in any of them, the reason?… I love food!!

Let´s go back some years ago when processed food was not everywhere, people used to buy fresh local ingredients and cook meals and dishes with them, most of their meals were based on real fresh food and since people used to cook more, they spend more time with family, all the family sat together at the table to have dinner and share their days.

Fast forward to today, there´s processed food everywhere, this processed food is full of sugar, trans fats and chemicals. People don´t cook as much as some years ago, actually the younger the guys the less they cook and since we´re bombarded with highly processed foods our diet is based on them.

The goal of food is to give nutrients to our body, food is fuel for our body, if we want our body to function at peak we need to give it the nutrients it need. Most processed foods do not have nutrients instead they are loaded with sugar and chemicals that our body do not know how to use.

I think we got everything wrong, we focus a lot on which diet is the best but we forget about the single most important thing, our diets are based on unhealthy processed foods, if we can only make a change in our eating habits and focus on eating more real fresh foods and less processed foods this will give us amazing results.

There´s no reason to follow strict low calorie diets if we´re eating a lot of unhealthy foods, there´s no reason to eliminate healthy options of macronutrients if we´re still eating junk. It´s not about counting calories or points, we´re here to enjoy life as much as possible and for me food is a huge part of everything life has to offer. If we focus on what matters which is giving nutrients to our body and avoid unhealthy processed foods we have a lot more freedom to try different dishes as long as they are cooked with fresh ingredients.

My approach to nutrition is to eat dishes or plates cooked with real, fresh, natural ingredients and avoid as much as possible all sweets, junk, processed and fast food. I know this may sound crazy but it´s the best way to get in the best shape of your life, sustain it and do it effortless.

Food is part of the culture and traditions of each country, there´s a piece of history on every plate.

There´s no way we can learn and know about each country if we´re following any diet that restrict some macronutrient which will only overcomplicate things and make it harder to stay on track when we´re out with friends or family.

Avoiding unhealthy foods which we all know which one they are and focusing on eating healthy foods which we also know which ones is the first step, once you get used to that step you can start adjusting macronutrients according to your goal. At this point your diet is based on healthy foods and you just make the adjustments necessary by decreasing carbohydrates, increasing protein or you can take it further and try ketogenic. Or if you are like me you can stick with the easiest nutrition plan, eat dishes or plates cooked with real fresh ingredients and enjoy!!

It would mean so much to me if you share this post with your friends and family and if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, together we can help millions live a better life.

Pam

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Fitness!!

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Fitness is so popular nowadays, not only as a New Year Resolution to lose weight but to get in shape and be healthy but most people only focus on diet and exercise and that is totally wrong, if your goal is to lose weight and you follow a diet and exercise program you may get some results or you may not but whether you achieve your goal or not it is hard to sustain it, even if you follow exactly what the program said.

Losing weight and keeping it off, getting in shape and staying in shape, living a healthy better life, living a successful life it all comes down to our lifestyle, our habits and routines. Our lifestyle is getting us sick, our habits and daily routines just keep us stuck in the same place.

Getting in shape, losing weight, living a healthy life is actually simple you only need to develop new good habits and routines and that´s the difficult part so we´re here to help you develop those new habits and routines and the way to do this is by using or applying certain tools or strategies, to keep this a lot easier we need to divide fitness into small pieces, this is where the 5 ingredients of fitness come from.

The 5 ingredients of fitness are: Nutrition, Training, Mindset, Sleep and Stress. They´re all highly important so we´ll be sharing with you different tools or strategies you can use for each ingredient, give all of them a try and find out which one works better for you. By this I mean find out the tool that best fit your life and your daily activities and develop that tool as your new habit.

When you develop good habits and routines for each ingredient you don´t need to be perfect and you don´t need to follow any strict diet and even what I´m going to say may sound impossible, it will be easier for you to achieve any fitness goal, it will seem effortless and you will have a lot more freedom at the same.

All this 5 ingredients have an impact positive and negative in your health and your life, an unhealthy diet won´t give your body the nutrients it needs to function properly, to build and repair; lack of physical activity will get you out of shape and it affect your mood, lack of sleep keeps you sleepy, unable to concentrate and increase cravings; high levels of stress for long periods of time keeps you in an alert state; your mindset may be holding you back, if you are not able to close your eyes and visualize the lean body you want, chances are you´ll never get there.

This 5 ingredients work together and they affect each other in negative and positive ways, if you only focus on 2 of them for example nutrition and exercise as most fitness program do and you don´t consider the other 3 you´ll be making things harder for yourself and you won´t get the best results, if you focus on the 5 of them using one or two strategies for each you will get far more better results and it will seem much easier even if you are not perfect.

Health is a priority if you want to live the live you deserve and by working on this 5 ingredients of fitness by developing habits and routines that lead to a healthy lifestyle you´ll get amazing results in all areas of your life.My approach is to keep things simple, to focus on what works and eliminate what doesn´t work so what we´re going to be sharing with you in this website is the truth, what gives you the best results as fast as possible. Here we need to make something clear the time it takes you to reach your goal will vary for each of us depending on your current situation or where you are right now and what you want to achieve, so it takes you 3 or 4 months or it may take you 8 or 12 months. This is not a competition, this is not about who achieve their goal faster is about developing the habits and routines your need to make your fitness goals sustainable and live a better life.

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Fitness in a nutshell.

Love

Pam