Do you have your goals at the forefront of your mind?

Are they written down?

Do you look at them daily?

Do you speak them out loud?

That last one is tricky for me but I wonder if it’s the key. I think that, this week, I will be telling myself what I want to be instead of letting my inner mean girl control the conversation. And I challenge you to do the same.

Make Your Minutes Matter!

The Hardest Thing

The Hardest Thing

Self control.

It seems like it should be so easy but I’d venture to guess that most of us struggle with this virtue on some level in some area of our lives.

I’ve been thinking a lot the past few weeks about how much I lack self control and how failing to rule myself limits me in so many areas. When I fail to exercise or eat right I suffer decreased energy. When I fail to complete my work efficiently during the day I have to work later and miss out on special time with my kids before they go to sleep – or I miss out on sleep that I desperately need. Maybe most important, when I fail to rule myself my self esteem suffers – and that makes EVERYTHING more difficult for me. Can you relate?

This year I am focusing on learning to master myself.  I want access to all of the strength, vitality, and blessings that are available to me and I finally realize that there is no way I can unlock those doors when I am a slave to impulse and habit.

Check back tomorrow and I’ll share my plan and how it’s been working so far.

Healthy Snacking

Healthy Snacking

You probably know that it’s difficult to truly reach your fitness goals with poor nutrition. Unfortunately unexpected hunger can derail the best eating plan, especially when you’re away from home (like at work – where there’s always something bad to eat laying around).

I think this list of healthy snack options has some great options so I’m sharing even though it’s a slideshow with ads. One important point in the article is that protein is an important component of healthy eating since it releases energy over time and helps us feel full longer.

My favorites are:

Kind Bars, Fruit slices or whole wheat crackers with natural nut butter, Dried fruit and nuts, Tortilla chips or fresh vegetable sticks and guacamole

Aaron prefers nature’s fast food; apples, oranges and bananas.

We try to pack snacks whenever we’re on the go so we aren’t tempted to eat junk (it’s just too easy to give into temptation when you’re really hungry).

What healthy snacks do you like to have around to keep you on track?


Inertia of change

Ken Howard is our behavior specialist and an attachment theorist. This is a clip when he and I spoke with with a group of ladies. In this video he speaks on the inertia of change, the clip is 7:34 seconds, very worth your time.


No Walk in the Park

No Walk in the Park

October’s here and that means winter is right around the corner so go for a walk this weekend while it’s still nice out! Plus, when you add a walk in the park (or in your neighborhood) to the Minute Movement program you’ll see results even faster.