The Warrior Mindset

The Warrior Mindset

The Warrior Mindset is a way of looking at the world so you can prioritize your responsibilities and achieve your goals. It’s also there to guide how you attack challenges. Maybe you’ve had a career setback, personal injury, or your New Year didn’t start out as planned… whatever the situation is, the Warrior Mindset gives you the confidence and power to launch into overdrive so you can face any obstacle with grace and ferocity. Putting the Warrior Mindset into play begins with a plan. Here are five ways to do it. Assess the Situation: How confined or far-reaching is the challenge? While it affects your work-life balance in some way, determine the degree and range so you have a benchmark. Discover New Courses: Find a way to continue doing the things you need and love, even if that means modifying the norm. For example, if an injury means you have to sit out of spin class or scale back with squats, then think about other ways you can exercise so you stay strong and focused. Rely on Resources: What resources do you have at your disposal that can help you achieve your goals? Whether that means using technology to make life easier (Facetime, GoMeeting, Skype, etc. for office chats when you can’t go in) or quick-cook recipes that make mealtime a snap, think outside the box to leverage new and different tools. Embrace Comfort:Make your daily life more comfortable. Check out the Warrior Elements line of clothing that’s designed with the styles, silhouettes, colors, and comfort that every Warrior needs. Celebrate Progress: When you make positive strides, celebrate. This...
Teaching Your Kids a Positive Body Image

Teaching Your Kids a Positive Body Image

It Starts With You Our children are listening, either with their ears or their minds, all the time.  They will also model your behavior and self-dialogue. Change the conversation with yourself internally and externally. Teach your children about healthy choices and positive thinking. Demonstrate a powerful self-love that they can aim for in their own lives. Teach Acceptance Every body and body type is different. Your children are apt to notice all body types, shapes, sizes and colors. Remind them that beauty comes in all forms and a great attitude is the most beautiful of all. Teach your children and learn yourself to accept and love your body the way it is. Enjoy Health Eating good nutrition and getting exercise is a practice that can begin at an early age. Choosing whole foods naturally feels good and fuels your body. Exercise can be fun. Riding bikes, kayaking, hiking and swimming are all activities that kids enjoy that don’t feel like exercise. Keeping fitness in your daily life as a way of spending quality time together is one way to enjoy health. Be Honest Our society seems to be obsessed with diets, weight and looking good in a bikini. Glancing at the slew of magazine covers while waiting to check out at the grocery store, your children may pick up on these messages. Be honest. If they ask questions, remind them that REAL beauty is what people see on the INSIDE. That’s what counts. If you feel good on the inside and take care of yourself on the inside (thoughts, nutrition, spirit) then it will reflect itself on the outside. Give them examples of beauty all around...

Fuel Your Body, Don’t Feed It

Part of the struggle with being healthy and losing weight is a poor relationship with food. Many of us have experimented with fad diets or what we believed were healthy food trends. These trends are still being debated and everyone will freely share with you what worked for them. If it didn’t work for you, it shifts your attitude about food and your body. The truth is, only YOU can know what your body will respond to. Let’s take a closer look at the nutrition you put in your body. Tracking and Awareness The easiest way to track what you’re eating is to write it down. There are numerous phone apps available for convenient tracking including recipes, restaurant foods and even bar code scanning of what you’re cooking at home. Once you start to get a clearer picture of what nutrition you’re getting versus what you’re lacking, you will know what foods you’d like to add or subtract. Even tracking what you eat for a limited time can yield results. As well as your meals and snacks, track your energy levels and how you feel after ingesting these items. You may find that you have glucose, gluten or other sensitivities. Your doctor can help determine these intolerances with a simple blood test. Often, you may notice that removing these items dramatically improves the way you feel. Variety and Moderation Low fat, low calorie or low carb does not equal healthy. Sticking with a 1500 calorie/day diet of fast food or processed foods is not fueling your body. With many of these diets, we feel deprived and still crave the things we’re told we can’t have....