There is incredible power in your daily habits. Your habits quite literally mold your body, your health and your accomplishments in life. And it turns out that there’s a special secret sauce to making new habits stick that I’d like to share with you today… This secret sauce goes against our instincts and the way that we are wired, which is why so many of us fail to make healthy, new habits truly stick and become part of our ongoing routine. It’s more natural for us to take on the role of a critic with ourselves than that of a cheerleader. We compare ourselves to others and focus on our flaws rather than pausing to celebrate our wins by really feeling good. This works against us because it is proven emotions create habits and that the positive emotion of FEELING GOOD is the BEST WAY to get a new habit to stick! Now if you’re anything like me then the idea of celebrating tiny little wins is a bit uncomfortable. I’ll feel good about myself when I do something substantial, you may think. However, by training yourself to truly FEEL GOOD about each and every step that you take in the right direction, you’re more likely to keep on making progress. It’s time to tell your inner critic to take a hike! All those times that you wallowed in feeling bad only made it more difficult to make positive progress toward your goals. Once you capture the power of feeling good, you’ll train yourself to enjoy and celebrate all of the healthy new behaviors that will ultimately lead you to your goal. Do I have your commitment to try out the secret sauce of feeling good? When you wake up and drink your protein shake, pause and give yourself a mental pat on the back. FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT! Really, actually, FEEL GOOD. It may take some practice, but with time you’ll look forward to feeling good after practicing each healthy new behavior. If you aren’t yet one of my prized clients, then please reach out to me. I’d love to be a big part of your health and fitness journey this year! Simply call or email today to set up your first workout.
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Beef and Broccoli Dinner
Here’s a delicious weeknight dinner recipe that’s quick to throw together. With lots of fiber and protein, this is the type of meal that will help make your fitness goals a reality. Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes com
What you need
2/3 cup coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup filtered water
1/3 cup pure maple syrup, grade b
3 Tablespoons arrowroot starch
2 Tablespoon Olive oil, divided
1 bunch green onions, chopped
4 cups organic broccoli, cut into small pieces
1.5 lbs grass-fed flank, skirt or minute steak, cut into very thin strips
Instructions 1. In a medium bowl combine the coconut aminos, ginger, garlic, water, syrup and arrowroot. Set aside. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, on high, in a large skillet or wok. Add the green onions and broccoli, sauté for 5 minutes. Remove from skillet. 3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and stir-fry the steak until almost done, about 4 minutes. 4. Return the veggies to the skillet and add the sauce. Heat until the sauce boils and thickens, about 3 minutes. Serve and enjoy. Nutrition One serving equals: 371 calories, 14g fat, 684mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 34g protein