Leanne was one of our winners from our first 21 Day Nutrition Jump Start of 2019! Leanne is a member of North Naples CrossFit and took part in this nutrition jump start to improve her health and get started on the long and slow process of healthy weight gain.
Mike is one of our coaches here at Own Your Eating. One of the things that makes our team of coaches so awesome at what they do, is that they can relate to our clients because of their own experiences with nutrition. Not only do they have the knowledge to advise you on the best nutrition and fitness practices, but they have a deep level of understanding about how they can make these approaches individualized and suitable to your needs.
Most of us have struggled with a bad habit at one point or another. Whether it was making excuses not to go to the gym, or simply biting your nails. Bad habits interrupt your life, sabotage relationships, prevent you from accomplishing your goals and hold you back from realizing your full potential.
I recently stumbled across an IG post that talked about motivation and the intensity of athletes training every day non-stop. At first I thought “I wish I still had that level of determination!” But as I kept reading, I realized this post wasn’t trying to reinforce the idea that athletes are super humans with infinite resources of motivation. What it exposed instead, was how athletes are no different from you and me. They face highs and lows and have doubts and fears just like we do. Even though it might not seem like it, they are human too! The difference is that when they lose their motivation, they know how to push on through, by tapping in to their drive.
Coaching truly is an art-form. It requires a willingness to constantly evolve, adapt and challenge your beliefs. Jason and I were already experienced health & fitness coaches but when we started to focus our attention on the area of nutrition, we recognized that this particular subject required a different approach to that of a physical exercise program.
In every facet of our lives, careers and health in particular, modern society is always encouraging us to think about the next milestone. Determining how we can progress and grow is what keeps life stimulating and exciting. “When you stop growing, you start dying!” as William S. Burroughs put it.
Rob is the founder and owner of Twice Bitten CrossFit in Oklahoma City. Before owning a gym, Rob served a prison sentence of 7 years. Seven years in a prison cell would typically break a man, but for Rob, this time in prison was the motivation to create a life built around service and helping others.
The holiday season can wreak havoc on our health, not just physically but mentally too. Our desire to please others is innately human and tends to be heightened at this time of year. This isn’t a bad thing when we are mindful of what’s driving our actions, but for some, the need to satiate that feeling can cause us to overburden ourselves us. When more is being demanded of us than usual, it’s important to recognize whether the pressures you’re feeling are internal or real. Should you “lean in” to them or can you respectfully decline a social invite and honor your need for space?
We’re having a friendsgiving celebration and I just finished up baking some donuts for the occasion – the donut addiction is real people! Somehow I managed to get through the entire process and only eat one mini donut – I recognize all my accomplishments in life, big and small! Anyway, it got me thinking about how stressful the holidays can be with so many social functions to attend & trying to be healthy and what is being healthy all about anyway?
If you recently read coach J-flo’s account of a glimpse into a ‘normal’ day, you’ll have noticed that her day is just like any other mom’s out there; full of chasing kids around, preparing them food, staying on top of housework and all the rest! Finding a few minutes of peace and quiet, let alone an hour to work out, isn’t always easy. Well what about if you’re a coach at a gym? Surely that means you have hours on end to train and that’s what makes all the difference right?! Uh well, sorry to burst your bubble, but no, that’s not the case! Check out what Mags’ day looks like as a Crossfit coach at our local box.