Health Consciousness Part 1

MONDAY

We posted this 4 part series in January of 2017. Hard to believe that was almost 2 years ago. With all the new faces in the gym, we thought it would be a great time to repost and get the food conversation rolling again. If this is your second time reading, we hope you find new things to take away from this conversation and also find a friend in the gym and help them start their journey to health consciousness.

I always struggle for my first sentence when it comes to the "food talk". I think to myself, "How do I get them to listen? What will spark their interest?" At this very moment, I've started over at least 5 times. 

Food is such a difficult conversation to have with friends, family, and strangers. It challenges culture, emotions, and often surfaces demons that we generally hide within the walls of our homes.

People often think as a gym owner and trainer, being healthy comes easy. I hear it all the time, "If I worked in a gym all day, I'd be healthy too!" Sure you might work out more, but is that what makes us healthy? Exercise alone?  NO. It takes far more than that to truly be healthy.  Health is not measured by what we do in an athletic sense. Health is measured by the inner workings of the body.  Society has brain washed us into thinking that the way we look is what qualifies us as healthy.

With so much conflicting information out there, of course the "food talk" is difficult. Do we count calories? Energy in, energy out? Do we cut the carbs and focus more on protein and fats? Gluten Free?  Dairy Free? Do we fast? Vegan? Vegetarian? Ketogenic? Paleo?

IS YOUR BRAIN EXPLODING YET!? When did food become so damn complicated! 

Nutrition is a passion of mine honestly. I believe that we have the ability to increase our quality of life through the foods we ingest. By avoiding certain foods, we have the ability to increase our life span, creating strong barriers against disease and sickness. 

Have you ever stopped and thought:

Why are my allergies so bad? Why do I have a hard time losing weight? Why do I have acne?  Why am I suffering from constipation?  Why do I have mood swings? Why can't I concentrate? Why am I so tired?

That is only a fraction of the questions your nutrition can answer. 

This week, we're going to dive head first into our grocery carts to see how we can improve our lives through the choices we make.  Every bit of information we gain, takes us one step closer to consciousness.

Let's make our health a topic of conversation! - Coach Amber

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Workout of the Day

A.) 3 sets for quality

2 TGU/side - TOUGH

4 Box Jumps (38/30)

rest as needed

B.) EMOM x 12

6 Power Snatch (75/55)

6 Bar facing burpees

Complete both movements within the minute

*Scale:

Decrease reps to be completed. If you fail, stick to the same numbers you started with and turn it into an AMRAP.

WEEK 3 Run: 

Run #1 - 30 Minute Steady 

Run #2 - 30 Minute Steady

Run #3 - 35 Minute Comfortable Pace