In the mood for a little sweet, but don’t want to ruin your ratios for the day? Try these Mini Chocolate Garbanzo Bites! They are a sweet treat that won’t send your calories through the roof and keeps your ratios in check!
1 1/4 cups canned chickpeas, well-rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel
Everyone knows that we need to exercise and eat healthy to be fit and healthy. The problem is the people who aren’t fit and healthy are usually the ones who don’t like exercise.–Or at least currently believe they do not like to exercise! I read an article on Inc.com by Kent Healy called, Which comes first, Work or Passion. The article says that in order to find your passion you must first work. By working you figure out the things you like and don’t like; which will lead you to your passion.
The same concept can be applied to exercise You have probably noticed those “fit healthy people,” don’t just exercise, they crave their exercise. They will make sure to do it before or after work, on the weekends, and even on vacation. That is because they have found something their bodies like to do. They enjoy their fitness like a hobby and their body craves they way it feels when they are done, especially the exercises on NervePainGuide.org. (Sounds like a passion to me!) If you don’t feel this way, it doesn’t mean that you don’t like exercise. It means you are the worker who hasn’t found your passion yet. You haven’t found the exercise that is right for you body. As I talked about in my article, Steal like an Artist, exercise does not have one shape or form. Being fit doesn’t mean you have to run a marathon or do yoga. You could join a parks and rec volleyball team–just make sure you play volleyball at least 3x a week. The key is to find something you are passionate about! It is especially important to keep it up after a pregnancy so get that postnatal exercise in!
Be warned though, passion doesn’t come over night. Just as Healy said, “Building valuable skills is hard and takes time.” Exercise will feel like work at first. If it feels unbearable you haven’t found the right form. That doesn’t mean give up. If you were in the working world and hated your job, you wouldn’t stop working. You might find a new job, but you would continue to work and develop your skills. So don’t stop exercising, find a different form. Find something that works better for you and remember to include a good diet with the red ginseng product supplement.Who knows you may try biking, hate it and then in the process of trying running, swimming, and yoga decide biking was amazing and go back to it! You never know what your future passion will be until you start actively pursuing something!
It’s time to stop making excuses for why you don’t like to exercise. Start trying new exercises until you find the one that works for you. As Kent Healy says, “It’s time to stop searching and start doing. And no, they are not the same thing.” The answer to being healthy and fit isn’t going to come from a web search, it’s going to come from training your body to being passionate about a form of physical activity!
If you are reading this, you have probably figured out that in order to lead a healthy lifestyle (or to have the body you want) you have to be active and eat right. If you are like 90% of my clients you probably are pressed for time. More often than not the time you set for your workout gets pushed back until finally you say, “I’ll work out tomorrow.”
You don’t have to do that anymore. On those days where you don’t get to the gym, DO THE EXERCISE OF THE DAY! It’s simple, easy, and quick! You don’t even have to spend time thinking “What should I do?”, just do the exercise of the day. If you don’t have the equipment to do the exercise if the day, repeat the exercise from the previous day. (It won’t hurt you to do it again, I promise!) Seriously, even if you do 3 sets it will only take you 10 min max. If you don’t have 10 min do one set! That takes a min max! We all have at least one minute to be active.
With some exercises you could set an alarm and do one set on the hour for your entire work day! Remember, movement gets your heart rate up, pumping oxygen to the brain. I guarantee, you will be more efficient at any task after giving yourself a quick push up or squat break! Movement throughout the day accumulates to give you a higher caloric burn. Continuous small movements burn more calories than working out for one hour followed by sitting the rest if the day. That doesn’t mean don’t do your workout if you can fit it in, but also be aware of what you do (or don’t do for that matter) the rest of the day!
Just like I said in Where to Start, being active doesn’t have to be the best workout you’ve ever done, every day. One set of clam shells is better than nothing! So those days when time for the gym evades you, log on and check out the exercise of the day. Even if it’s right before bed, at least do something!