ssForget the pain of yesterday, appreciate the gift of today, and stay optimistic about tomorrow.
That is the key to a healthy Mind
The Power of Protein
It’s easy to understand the excitement. Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Hair and nails are mostly made of proteins. Your body uses it to build and repair tissues. You also use it to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a “macronutrient,” meaning that the body needs relatively large amounts of it. Vitamins and minerals, which are needed in only small quantities, are called “micronutrients.” But unlike fat and carbohydrates, the body does not store protein, and therefore has no reservoir to draw on when it needs a new supply.
So you may assume the solution is to eat protein all day long. Not so fast.
The truth is, we need less total protein that you might think. But we could all benefit from getting more protein from better food sources.
When we started we worked out your individual need of protein this is done by using your BMI and height.
Some examples :
a Woman of 94kg – length of 169cm – BMI 33. Needs 106g
A Man of 70kg – length of 172cm – BMI 24. Needs 106g
A Man of 100kg – length of 172cm – BMI 33. Needs 141g
a Woman of 60kg – length of 155cm – BMI 25 . Needs 77g
THE BODY DOES NOT STORE PROTEINS
When you eat proteins, they are broken down into 21 common amino acids including nine essential amino acids you must get from your diet. After a meal with proteins, the amounts of amino acids in the blood stream increase and enter the muscles where they can be used to make more muscle proteins.
When you are sleeping some amino acids leave the muscles and liver and circulate in the blood. This causes muscle and liver proteins synthesis to slow down. While you are sleeping, the amino acid Alanine from muscle goes to the liver where the liver removes the amine group (NH2) making it Pyruvate which can be used to make Glucose. This pathway keeps up your blood glucose (sometimes called blood sugar) levels, essential for your brain and other organs while you are sleeping and not eating.
Everyone is fasting when sleeping every night. When you wake up, breakfast is vital to replace the proteins you have used while you were sleeping with a Protein-Rich Shake which is why it is the Most Important Meal of the Day!
Don’t skip breakfast, but have a Protein-Rich Shake Every Day! You also need it throughout the day at meals and snacks to reach your personal daily total based on your lean body mass (1 gram per lb or 2 grams per kg).
Within 30 minutes to 1 hour after exercise have a Protein-Rich Shake. Your muscles are hungry after a workout so feed them!
I choose to live by choice, not by chance; to make changes, not excuses; to be motivated, not manipulated; to be useful, not used; to excel, not compete. I choose self esteem, not self pity. I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinions of others. I choose to be ME.
I say again I CHOOSE.
First set your lifestyle change goal….. But – here is the catch. The lifestyle change goal has to be something you can feel you can do, something you can see and feel, and something you feel rewarded by.
Visualize what you want to feel like in 1 year, six months, 2 months from now…
Your lifestyle goal should be:
A goal that you can see and feel within yourself. The S stands for the WHAT, the WHY, and the HOW. What do you want to look like? What do you want to feel? Why do you want to feel better? How can you get there? The answers may not come to immediately
Well managed – you must be able to see results along the way, so divide the day, week, month, year into viewable chunks that you can see. There are easy methods to measure where you are – and this make the journey so much more fun. You feel motivated to go on.
An action plan that you can do. You must be able to do what you set out to do – and achieve your goal – not only for the first week but throughout the journey and with a time plan to help it gets even better. The fun thing is that you will learn a lot of new skills along the way, and these skills will help you get to your goal. You will also discover some new activities, foods or techniques that don’t suit you – so you can readjust along the way. For instance – not everyone takes to rumba, jogging or Ratatouille – This program is designed to challenge you so some days you will love others you will hate the key is to stick through and only make minor adjustments so you will be able to keep up.
Results along the way. In order to get there you need to feel rewarded that you are on the right path – and to do that you can set mini targets that you can reach each day, week, month and year. And – by reaching these mini goals you reward yourself with an imaginary gold star (or that hand cream you wanted ?) . These checks along the way makes you feel that you have reached yet another level on your road to wellness, and in themselves they represent huge outcomes of success. DO NOT REWARD YOURSELF WITH FOOD, You are not a dog this has physical and emotional consequences.
…and time alone will tell that you are on your way – and therefore you need to give yourself deadlines, and goals you can and will measure. To give yourself time boundaries you set yourself up to ‘rules’ that you yourself are accountable for. No-one will smack you if you didn’t manage, but you will not feel too good about it. So – time boundaries allows you to adjust as need be, and measure success when the goals have been met. Without time links the goals tend to float away.
Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care, but because they don’t.
You’ll priority now is to care about yourself and look after yourself, those people will come back into your life if needs be.
Don’t take any short cuts. As most personal trainer will explain, that means you should “aim for the largest Range Of Motion you can achieve in your exercises.”
Simply because, your muscles will do more work per rep, and it will result in your breaking down more tissue by the end of the workout.
If muscles and joints remain inactive for a certain period of time they can deteriorate over time and your range of motion will decrease.
According to Wikipedia Range of motion (or ROM), is the linear or angular distance that a moving object may normally travel while properly attached to another. As used in the biomedical and by weightlifters, range of motion refers to the distance and direction a joint can move between the flexed position and the extended position.
That there are two ways to improve ROM:
Passive range of motion exercises where someone is helping you to improve your flexibility.
Active range of motion exercises which you can do yourself to improve your range of motion.
Here are 7 benefits of these types of exercises:
Improves Muscle Strength
Enhances Physical Performance
Decrease Injury Potential
While range of motion exercises aren’t incredibly difficult to learn, it is very important that they be done properly. Always consult your physical therapist before starting new exercises.
Things to keep in mind when doing active exercises
Do the exercises your healthcare provider teaches you. Practice the exercises with your healthcare provider before you try them by yourself. Exercise every day, or as often as directed by your healthcare provider.
Do the exercises in the same order every time. Go from head to toe, to help you remember the series of moves. Start with neck stretches. Then exercise other body parts in order, moving toward your feet. Do each group of exercises on one side, and then do the same exercises on the other side.
Move slowly, gently, and smoothly. Avoid fast or jerky motions.
Stop if you feel pain. It is normal to feel some discomfort at first. Regular exercise will help decrease the discomfort over time.
Half a teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 medium bananas 2 tablespoons clear honey 300 g strawberries hulled and halved
While cooking the oats add the cinnamon and stir
Roughly mash three of the banana and stir through the porridge remove from the heat and stir in the honey
Sliced the remaining banana and mixed with the strawberries spoon the porridge into the bowls and serve at once toped with the fruit.
Last for today Digestive biscuits
Makes 14 biscuits
100 gram oatmeal
100 gram brown bread flour with malted Wheatgrain 25 g light mescovado sugar (a type of partially refined to unrefined brown sugar with a strong molasses content and flavour) 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil 4 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven 290 Celsius
Combined dry ingredients in eyeballs and mix in the oil and mold to make a firm dough( it’s too dry to roll out at a few drops of water)
Roll the dough as thin as possible between two layers of ling film. Stand out 8 to 9 cm rounds and transferred to an non-stick baking tray. Dampen and reenroll the remaining as necessary
Bike for about 15 minutes until golden brown
Let it cool down on a wire rack then store in an airtight container.
Let me know what you think about these recipes send me some pictures let’s enjoy them together.
With ME TIME I am referring to the time you use to spent on yourself to recharge.
Taking a little time for yourself refreshes and recharges your energy to deal with life. It allows you to think more clearly and make better decisions and can destress you.
We often feel that taking time out for ourselves is selfish. Society has been teaching us, that we must work hard to deserve health and happiness. We just put too much pressure on ourselves to be perfect.
If you engage in something you enjoy during your time-out, you also have the satisfaction of reading that book, finishing that project, or writing that poem. But be careful that you use your “me” time for leisurely activities and don’t push yourself to complete anything. Simply enjoy the time out.
By prioritising Me Time, you will learn to just ‘be’ and to enjoy your own company. If you allow yourself quiet time, just for you, it can help you get to know yourself better. Taking “me” time also builds your self-esteem over time, as you come to realise that you are important and deserve to have a little time to yourself.
5 ways to schedule and enjoy Me time
It might seem easy to schedule a little “me” time, but often it isn’t. You must give yourself permission to take at least a half hour per day, even if it’s divided, just for yourself. If you have to, set the alarm, schedule it on the calendar, or put it on your “to-do” list for the day. Whatever you have to do, make it happen every day.
Doing a hobby as a form of me time
For example, you are in a very stressed up schedule today. Take time for at least an hour and spend it on your hobby. You will loosen up yourself, get relaxed, clear your mind which can help you to find answers to different questions of yours.You will feel at ease, calmed down and some hobbies can even help you to increase your focus, to find your path to reach your goal. Hobbies can also help you in improving your concentration and even sometimes patience to. They are excellent in improving knowledge too.
Taking a long walk as a form of me time
Probably the simplest and most cost-free solution to relaxation. Just get out there. Walk in rain, or walk in the sun. Sometimes it’s nice to just go for a walk by yourself.
When you go for a walk, it’s not about speed-walking, listening to loud music, or even trying to lose weight (can be, if that’s what truly relaxes you). It’s about mindfulness, listening to the sounds around us, and enjoying the sites of the journey. Breathe in the fresh air and really notice what’s going on in your environment.
Get lost in a good book as a form of me time
Books help you believe in a better world. They promote creativity and wit, and they are a healthy escape when times are tough. Books always love you, no matter what anyone says.
One book can give you so many emotions and sometimes it is good to laugh and cry to clean the soul. Books definitely make you think and wonder and believe in magic, adventure and romance. A good book can make anything seem possible.
Become one with Mother nature as a form of me time
Scholars in fields including wilderness therapy and environmental psychology have shown that time outdoors benefits our lives in so many ways. It has many therapeutic effects, relieves stress and tension and restores most needed attention. Alone time in nature can have a calming effect on the mind because it occurs in beautiful, natural and inspirational settings. Even the smell can relief stress and calm the nerves
Spend a night Pampering yourself as a form of me time
When spending time alone, you tend to be selfish (don’t gt me wrong this is a good kind of selfish) So use this time to pamper yourself. There is difference between spoiling and pampering yourself. Pamper yourself via taking the time out to give yourself a manicure or soaking your feet or giving your hair the treatment of a lifetime. Relaxing in the bath with candles and detox your body or just spend some precious time with your gorgeous face.
Watch the video or read it here. Or even better do both to let the concept of mindset really set in.
Good Morning Warrior.
I have reached a point in my life where I find it’s no longer necessary to try to impress anyone. If they like me the way I am, that’s good. If they don’t, it’s their loss.” And do you know why it is their loss, because the only person you need to in impress, yourself.
So today we work on getting a healthy mindset and changing it.
The following list can help you to develop the right mindset for your situation:
GET THE BEST INFORMATION ONLY
Try to find the very best information for your situation. We need to get to your core reason for being unhealthy and staying there. Then focus on learning this information only. In any worthwhile field there is more information available as needed, especially in the Internet. You have to narrow down the information input to the most effective. I personally believe that one of the critical personal skills today is not to find information, but to select the best information and avoid the rest.
The Good: Reading great books/information products and some great blogs. Everything else is a waste of time.
The Bad: Mostly not worth it are forums, getting books/information products without researching the field, 90% of blogs.
From my personal experience, those are usually things that support procrastination and information overload. The reason is that only a tiny fraction of the information out there is taking you really forward. You have to develop the skill of identifying this kind of information. We are talking about the right mindset here; part of it is not to get sucked into the mediocre area. You want to align yourself with the best out there.
ROLE MODEL THE BEST PEOPLE
Similar to #1 look for the best people that motivate you that has done what you want to do and try to model what they did right. Adopt their kind of thinking and mindset. Follow them. Of course, keep and only add what you think is right for you. That way you can actually improve and personalize their mindset to fit perfectly for you. It’s never copying; it’s taking what works for you by getting inspiration and quality input.
Now I realize that you can’t look into the minds of the best people in your field. But you can get plenty of information about how they are thinking, their advice, what they did. Reading biographies of people who inspire you is a great way to start.
EXAMINE YOUR CURRENT BELIEFS
Examine your mindset by looking at your current belief-system. Are these beliefs supporting you? Or are there self-limiting beliefs? You have to identify those possible blocks and turn them around. Because whether you know about limiting beliefs or not, they are working in your subconscious mind.
To uncover your beliefs ask yourself the right questions about where you want to go and what is standing in your way right now. The key then is to turn those beliefs around by declaring supportive statements on the same belief. To internalize these new supportive beliefs you can make use of affirmations.
SHAPE YOUR MINDSET WITH VISION AND GOALS
A proactive approach to build your mindset is to clearly see where you want to go. Seeing a vision, images describing your end result clearly in your mind, will create a strong pull towards this end result. Then go on and break your vision into goals. It will shape your mindset to become conformed with your vision.
Learn and adapt from your own experience and always try to look deeper for the real reasons why you get the results you are getting.
FIND YOUR VOICE
One of the most beautiful things is when you find your very own way, something what you could call finding your voice. Stephen Covey wrote a book about that and called it The 8th Habit
To help you find this, answer these 4 questions. 1. What are you good at? That’s your mind. 2. What do you love doing? That’s your heart. 3. What need can you serve? That’s the body. 4. And finally, what is life asking of you? What gives your life meaning and purpose? What do you feel like you should be doing? In short, what is your conscience directing you to do? That is your spirit.
Your voice is what you express 100% authentically, it is the unique thing that you can add to the world, because you are who you are. A great way to success and to develop the success mindset. Looking to find what is really you and being critical about every input you get should be part of your mindset. Stay open and flexible in your mind. Don’t judge too soon. It gives you something unique and helps you to build integrity.
PROTECT YOUR MINDSET
One thing you have to do is to protect your mindset against the naysayers and people who want to drag you down. You also have to protect it against bad information and against overload (see #1). Keeping your confidence is a big thing. So please stay on the right path, look to improve yourself and to help others along the way. You can’t go wrong with that.