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The contents in this blog are the expressed opinions of the author, and in no way replace the advice of your physician. Always consult a physician prior to starting any weight loss program.

Friday, June 27, 2014

THE BEST DRUG FOR STRESS RELIEF

As a nurse I have given many a medication to my patients throughout my career, for their physical pain and stress relief. Personally I do not resort to drugs, however I do remember a certain drug I was given after giving birth to my first child. I had to have a C-section and in recovery when I began to feel the pain of my incision, my nurse came in and gave me a little bit of a drug that was commonly used in Labor and delivery back then. As soon as she gave it to me in my IV, it felt as though someone began to slowly pour cool water on top of my head and it gently worked it's way down through my whole body...it was heaven! They took that drug off the market for some reason. But anyway....my go to drug now is best described in this short story:
Driving through downtown in blistering hot temperatures, window's rolled down, because the air is not working, stuck in road construction, and have to be somewhere in 15 minutes. Feeling a bit stressed, I reach under my seat for my good ole cd's and put in Stevie Ray Vaughn and immediately, my breathing is changed, the cool water begins again to flow down from the top of my head to my toes. The blues is my drug. What is yours?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ONE TRICKY SUMMERTIME TIP TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT

What is the one thing that summer brings each year and does a number on your appetite?
HEAT! Seriously who can eat a big meal when it is 80 or 90 plus degrees outside? HEAT is the trickiest summertime appetite suppressant ever. Be careful though because, you might not be hungry, and feel like you need something cool instead....like ICE CREAM which although very good, will totally cancel out this little summertime gem. What you need to reach for instead are the "Green Smoothies" (beware easy to load up on calories in a hurry)  or a nice "Iced Virgin Mary"( mixed with orange or grapefruit juice.) You can find tons of recipes for these concoctions online. Better yet go commando and just drink ICE WATER! Really use this trick as leverage for getting ahead of the game while you can. Decrease the calorie intake during the summer and see the inches melt off you.
 I'm losing weight just watching this video...summer in the city!

Monday, June 23, 2014

THE 3 ESSENTIAL QUALITIES FOR SUCCESSFUL WEIGHTLOSS

There are three basic qualities that you must have or adopt quickly in order to achieve success with any weight loss plan. They are as follows:
ACCURACY: Which simply means to do whatever the program calls for with accuracy. Do the exercises the way they are supposed to be done. Eat the food that is recommended and follow the course as it is presented.
INTEGRITY: Do all of the above with integrity, or in other words DO NOT CHEAT. This is the cause of failure for so many people. They tell themselves lies like, "One cookie won't hurt" or " I can skip my workout today" So above all maintain INTEGRITY.
CONSCIOUSNESS: You must be aware at all times. Be aware of your body, how it feels, when are  you hungry, when you are not hungry and don't eat when you are not hungry. Don't eat mindlessly, be conscious when you are eating the feel and taste of every bite.
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If you incorporate these qualities into any program you will succeed.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

THE SURPRISING STRESSOR THAT EVERYONE HAS!

Weekends.
videoBelieve it or not weekends are a source of stress. Even though we look forward to them all week, and make plans to go out and do fun stress relieving activites. The weekends are a change in routine, making them a major stressor. Think about it. If you have children their routine changes and you have to make sure that they don't go to far off course or going back to school 2 days later will be a major pain.  Then you have all the "things" you want to get done and if you can't for some reason then you feel like you didn't do anything or accomplish anything. I'm not saying weekends can't be fun and aren't fun I am just saying that any change good or bad is a source of stress. One sure way to beat it is to keep on doing your workouts, and keep that routine no matter where you are. With the 3 minute workout of course you can do it where ever and whenever you want.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

TRUTH AND LIES ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS PLANS

Basically if a weight loss plan claims to be fast and easy I can almost guarantee it to be....well temporary at best. Losing weight is a lifestyle change it is making up your mind once and for all, to CHANGE THE WAY YOU LIVE, EAT AND EXERCISE, and that is the truth. In this era of information, it is always good advice to acknowledge, "if it is too good to be true it probably is" too good to be true that is...Right?
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I hate to be Debbie Downer, but it is hard work. I once took Jillians weight loss assessement quiz and her response to me was, "there is really only one way for you to meet your goals...SWEAT!" At the time I didn't want to hear that and did not pursue her plan....
Jillian yelling :(
The other lies are the ones we tell ourselves, that we need a sweet or a expensive coffee drink, or something crunchy and salty. These are lies all lies. If we are eating healthy and wise like we all know how to because we have read EVERY diet and nutrition book.. right? We don't need any of that crap. Because we know it will just cause us to gain weight or at least never lose any weight.
After 2 years of doing my own 3 minute workouts, it has morphed into a much more advanced form and I actually do sweat. That is when I began to see results. Now the trick is to keep going, once you see that little glimmer of , "hey it's working" so important to keep up the pace and not give in to your old ways.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

WHAT IS 3 MINUTE INC...

3 MINUTES of EXERCISE INCorporated into your day throughout the day without having to change your clothes or go to a gym. For the person who thinks she is too busy to get a workout in, too broke to join a gym, and has given up on ever having the body she used to have. For the person who has tried every diet and weightloss/fitness program and failed. You know the drill start out strong, GUNG HO, buy all the food on the diet, maybe even lose 7 or 10 pounds only to gain it back again when after the few weeks you have stayed on it you revert back to your old coping mechanisms. It is changing your mind about the whole thing, 3 minutes at a time. This is a program that no one can fail on unless you just don't do it. But who can't find 3 minutes to exercise?? If YOU CAN"T there is something wrong. Once you realize THAT then the change will come.
Well I can't promise that you will ever be TWENTY again, but you will for sure, increase your strength, cardio and endurance and see a visible difference. If you follow the program step by step you will lose weight. This is a lifestyle change. By making exercise part of your daily life just like brushing your teeth. No big deal you just do it because it is part of your routine, without doing it would be gross. It will benefit, your mental health, all your body's system, the gastrointestinal, respiratory, cardiac and renal and neural. Just get up and move it today. Let me help you. Watch my videos. Yeah they are a little funny but you know what? I DON'T CARE!! I feel great and changing everyday to be a better me. I also accept the me I am today. Make the change, to make the world a better place.

THE MILLION DOLLAR WEIGHT LOSS TRICK

If someone told you that they would give you a million dollars if you would drink 8 glasses of ice water a day would you do it?  You would be surprised how many excuses people come up with to not drink water. "Oh I don't know, I don't have time or it's too hard or then I have to pee too many times" Well it is proven that drinking 8 glasses of ice water a day can without changing your diet help you to lose 4 pounds in a year. If done faithfully. To me that is worth a million dollars, because it is almost half of ten and I would love to lose 10 pounds without trying.
It's a lifestyle change, drinking water consciously. So it's going to take some time.
If you can stick to something you make your mind up to do, that will make you feel good about yourself. Which then in turn reduces the whole cortisol effect and then gives you even a greater edge on losing those unwanted pounds.
So here it is:  2 glasses upon rising first thing in the morning
                      1 glass before and after/during each meal
I always have one by my bedstand at night as well.
Cheers and good luck with your lifestyle change. It's been a long time comin....

 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

HOW DO WOMEN LOSE WEIGHT?

I have come to the conclusion that no two women are the same as far as losing weight is concerned. But one thing I do know across the board is that eating less and exercising more affects all of us, in a positive way. This newsletter is for the women who are chosing to follow the 3 MINUTE WORKOUT PLAN that I created. Which I named appropriately, 3MINUTEINC.COM as it is incorporating exercise into your day throughout the day.
One day while at the dollar store I spied a video that I thought said 3minute workout and I snatched that up right away, thinking yah I could totally do that, but when I got home it was actually 30 minutes and well I just didn't want to do 30 minutes so I decided to make up my own.
The creation of this business and video series actually came to me from my children, who are young adults. They would see me working out in the kitchen while waiting for something to boil or a timer to go off and they laughingly would say "Mom you should create a video series with your workouts." I began to research the idea to see if anyone else had thought of it and much to my surprise there was nothing as crazy as me out there.
I have included the first video that is  called the "3MINUTE WORKOUT IS BORN" and no the idea did not come out of a bottle of wine, I was just relaxing and celebrating the end of my procrastination.
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Cheers and ciao!