HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016 "Keep Going, You Got This"

Happy Friday World, My heart is so full already this 2016 year of continual learning, grace, love, pain, growth, gifts and understanding.

I'm not sure how we are already a 1/4 thru this year already? I have to say that mine started with high hopes, faith, excitement and ENERGY......

How is your New Year laying itself out around you, in you and even perhaps, rebuilding you? I wish you ALL THE BEST. YOU DESERVE ALL THE BLESSINGS OF THIS LIFE, EVEN THE GROWTH AND REFINING OF DISENCHANTMENT, HEARTACHE AND PAIN!

SO Much of life has stepped in the middle of my road ALREADY in this 2016 Year  of Growing......and I feel it is all for the BEST in so many ways.....even if at times it feels overwhelming, challenging, frightening and unexpected!

I keep thinking about how much pressure a DIAMOND TAKES to make its brilliance so STUNNING AND GORGEOUS!

I know we are all Diamonds made from so many 'CUTS', 'PRESSURES', and REFINEMENTS! We all come from so many DIFFERENT experiences and nobody truly knows or understands the magnitude of struggle that another person may be dealing with....

May we allow ONE GREATER THAN ALL OF US, to take care of JUDGEMENT, for that is why HE CAME TO TAKE THIS TASK AWAY FROM US, SO THAT HE MIGHT SUFFER FOR ALL THE BROKEN HEARTS IN THIS WORLD, ON EVERY CORNER, IN EVERY HOME, IN EVERY NATION!

So as I begin,  and continue again this NEW YEAR 2016,  and RESET MY COARSE, RENEW MY MOTIVATION, REVIVE MY INTENTIONS, REBUTT MY POWER AND REBUILD EACH NEW DAY, I keep thinking about an amazing man who has a way of expressing how I feel about LIFE AND LIVING in each of our very own worlds!

If you don't mind, I would like to share my heart from these powerful words of George Washington Carver, a man of STRENGTH and LOVE!

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. 

George Washington Carver
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/g/georgewash106292.html

 

3rd. Time Is A CHARM....LAST FITNESS COMPETITION 2014

Hi,

 

I have made the decision to compete in my 3rd and final Natural Fitness Competition September 6th, 2014. YIKES1

I am excited for the dicplined journey of healthy eatting, training hard and meeting a personal goal. This is not about standing on that stage for a brief 5 minutes after all the hard work and focus that goes into such an adventure. It is about the JOURNEY...THE DAILY....THE FOCUS.....THE DICIPLINE...SACRFICE....AND PERSONAL CHALLENGE. IT IS ABOUT BEING IN THE MOMENT AND BEING GRATEFUL FOR HEALTH AND LOVE....STRENGTH AND PASSION....A GOAL THAT SETS YOUR FUEL ON FIRE....it is a place where you truly stand alone in your decisions and choices you make every day....there is no fudge factor....just being 1% better everyday leading up to the show.

 

 

I will chat later and keep a posting of the journey....wow....If you are on this kind of journey or one that is challenging please feel free to share...I would like to encourage you to forge forward with FOCUS AND VISUALS TO KEEP YOU FIRE BURNING BRIGHT!!

 

BLUE SKIES,

 

KATHY

LABLAST CERTIFICATION APRIL 2ND OCEANSIDE CA

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Call me @ 760-419-4874 and if you love to dance but cannot make this workshop...PRETTY PLEASE POST THIS INFORMATION ON YOU FB PAGE TO GET THE WORD OUT.....I WOULD BE SOOOO GRATEFUL TO YOU!!
 
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Food is an emotional EVENT!

Eliminate Emotional Eating

4 ways to stop feeding the habit

 

Eliminate Emotional Eating - 4 ways to stop feeding the habit
As some point or another, we are ALL guilty of emotional eating. Eating has a way of comforting unpleasant feelings, whether it is brought on by a stressful day of work, a bad break-up, hormonal changes or simply boredom.

If we aren’t careful, we may begin to rely on emotional eating to soothe bad feeling. If it becomes a habit, emotional eating can lead to weight gain or prevent weight loss, if you are not aware of it. That said, don’t despair—there are ways to stop emotional eating and prevent it from sabotaging your results for good. Here are four ways:

Recognize The Signs

Eliminate Emotional Eating - 4 ways to stop feeding the habitEmotional eating can be triggered by stress, anger, sadness, anxiety or even boredom. One of the biggest culprits is stress. Stress causes an increase in cortisol, which can impede your body from processingcarbohydrates and can also increase cravings for sugary foods. It can also be brought on by changes in hormone levels, such as during PMS.

A sure-fire sign of emotional eating is when you reach for food even though you are not physically hungry. If you are regularly eating with less than three hours between meals, consider whether your “hunger” is real or a result of feelings that you are grappling with or where you are in your monthly cycle.

Tip – Use a Food Journal. Start evaluating and assessing your hunger. Use a food journal to capture where, when and what you eat and how you are feeling. Notice if there are any patterns. Are you physically hungry, low in energy or mindlessly reaching for food? Do you feel guilty after you eat? Are you craving anything specific: sugary, salty, crunchy or creamy? By tracking your behaviors, you will quickly be able to identify what is triggering emotional eating and squash it with a healthy alternative or more productive coping strategy.

Eliminate Emotional Eating - 4 ways to stop feeding the habitTip – Switch it Up. Craving something crunchy and salty? Instead of reaching for a bag of chips, try a tablespoon of your favorite nut butteron a few celery sticks! Craving something sweet and creamy? Instead of ice cream, try a serving of non-fat, zero calorie Greek yogurtcombined with a few of your favorite berries, a packet of Stevia and a teaspoon of vanilla! Craving chocolate or candy, try a piece of fruit!

Workout and Meditate

Once you recognize that you are emotional eating, the next step it to replace that habit with a new healthier one that can change your mindsetand your focus. By far, the best way to combat emotional eating is to head to the gym! Working out reduces stress by releasing feel good endorphins that actually decrease hunger and boost energy—not to mention burn calories.

Another way to shift your focus from food is to try meditation and simple breathing techniques. Breathing exercises can slow down your heart rate, relax the mind and take your focus off of food.

Eliminate Emotional Eating - 4 ways to stop feeding the habitTip – Stick to a Schedule. A great way to keep your mind calm and your emotions under control is to have a clear and defined schedule and a set of goals. Schedule workoutsyoga and even a little meditation and downtime for you.

Stop Depriving Yourself

Eliminate Emotional Eating - 4 ways to stop feeding the habitMany fitness-minded individuals might be considered chronic dieters—following strict clean diets during competition or bikini season and then rewarding themselves with huge cheat meals because of “good behavior.” These cheats can lead to guilt, which leads to more emotional eating. In addition, dieting can deprive a person of their favorite foods. So, when one hits an emotional wall, they are more likely to just give in and binge on the things they have been craving the most.

Tip – Incorporate Foods You Love. Fill your diet with healthy foodsyou enjoy eating and also incorporate treats into your diet more regularly in small portions. Making a food off-limits completely can oftentimes just make it something you can’t stop thinking about and eventually indulge in when the going gets tough. That said, I don’t recommend keepingtreats in your house, in case of a moment of weakness. Rather, buy portions on an as needed basis or go out and enjoy them.

Eliminate Emotional Eating - 4 ways to stop feeding the habitTip – Try a New Reward. Instead of getting into the routine of rewarding yourself with food, start rewarding yourself with other treats, like a trip to the spa, a new workout top or a new pair of shoes. Other ways to reward yourself: try a different workout from your regular routine or a different activity like indoor rock climbing. It can be fun, take your mind off of food and stimulate your muscles and your mind in a completely different manner.

Manage Emotional Eating

Be sure your diet is in check. Often, we crave foods as a result of deficiencies in our diet. If carbohydrates are too low, energy and blood sugar levels will dip, along with serotonin levels. This will cause emotions to be unstable and cravings to soar sky high—a dangerous combination for someone seeking to avoid emotional eating.

Eliminate Emotional Eating - 4 ways to stop feeding the habitAlso, make sure you get plenty of protein, at least 1 gram per pound of bodyweight. This satiating food can reduce hunger between meals and help keep blood sugar balanced. And, be sure to eat every three hours or so, which will sustain blood glucose and help keep your metabolism moving along!

Tip – Convenient Healthy Options. Have healthy snacks available that are ready to grab at anytime, such as non-fat Greek yogurt, fruit, nuts, whole-grain rice cakes or even pre-made protein pancakes! When there is something healthy and tasty available, you are less likely to go out of your way to get something sugary and fatty.

 

Today ...Now....this Moment....IS YOUR NEW YEAR 2014! LOVE IT & LIVE IN IT!

Happy New Year to YOU! I THINK EVERYDAY IS A 'NEW YEAR TO MAKE ANY CHANGE FOR YOUR HEALTH'!
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EVERY DAY IS A NEW YEAR!! NO EXCUSES!!

Happy New Year to YOU! I THINK EVERYDAY IS A 'NEW YEAR TO MAKE ANY CHANGE FOR YOUR HEALTH'!
I am going to be posting a few reminders to perhaps think about as we gather our discipline, resources, reminders and success around a REASONABLE 1% BETTER EVERYDAY for 2014 Goal List!

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8 FOODS YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER AVOIDING....

8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries

This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “food poisoning.” Original list found in Dr. Jayson Calton and certified nutritionist Mira Calton’s new book, Rich Food, Poor Food.posted on 

1. Artificial food dye: Makes your food pretty and can inhibit nerve-cell development.

Artificial food dye: Makes your food pretty and can inhibit nerve-cell development.

Found in: Practically everything we eat: cake mixes, sports drinks, cheese, candy, and even MACARONI AND CHEESE.

Why it’s dangerous: Artificial dyes are made from chemicals derived from petroleum, which is also used to make gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt, and tar! Artificial dyes have been linked to brain cancer, nerve-cell deterioration, and hyperactivity in children, just to name a few.

Where it’s banned: Norway, Finland, Austria, France, and the U.K.

2. Olestra (or Olean): Lowers calorie counts while causing vitamin depletion and anal leakage.

Olestra (or Olean): Lowers calorie counts while causing vitamin depletion and anal leakage.

Found in: Fat-free potato chips, corn chips, and French fries.

Why it’s dangerous: Created by Procter & Gamble as a substitute for cooking oil, Olestra robs your body of its ability to absorb vitamins. Fun side effects include cramps and leaky bowels.

Where it’s banned: The U.K. and Canada.

3. Brominated vegetable oil: Makes food dye stick to liquid, but also may cause birth defects and major organ damage.

Brominated vegetable oil: Makes food dye stick to liquid, but also may cause birth defects and major organ damage.

Found in: Sports drinks and citrus-flavored sodas.

Why it’s dangerous: Bromine is a chemical used to stop carpets from catching on fire, so you can see why drinking it may not be the best idea. BVO is linked to major organ system damage, birth defects, growth problems, schizophrenia, and hearing loss.

Where it’s banned: In over 100 countries.

4. Potassium bromate (or bromated flour): Great for impatient bakers, bad for your kidneys and nervous system.

Potassium bromate (or bromated flour): Great for impatient bakers, bad for your kidneys and nervous system.

Found in: Wraps, rolls, bread crumbs, bagel chips, flat breads.

Why it’s dangerous: Derived from the same harmful chemical as brominated vegetable oil, brominated flour is used to decrease baking time and reduce costs. Only problem is, it’s linked to kidney damage, cancer, and nervous system damage.

Where it’s banned: Europe, Canada, and China.

5. Azodicarbonamide: Bleaches flour, plastic, and induces asthma as an added bonus.

Azodicarbonamide: Bleaches flour, plastic, and induces asthma as an added bonus.

Found in: Breads, frozen dinners, boxed pasta mixes, and packaged baked goods.

Why it’s dangerous: Used to bleach both flour and foamed plastic (yoga mats and the soles of sneakers), azodicarbonamide has been known to induce asthma.

Where it’s banned: Australia, the U.K., and most European countries.

6. BHA & BHT: Waxy preservatives linked to cancer and tumors.

BHA & BHT: Waxy preservatives linked to cancer and tumors.

Found in: Cereal, nut mixes, gum, butter, meat, dehydrated potatoes.

Why it’s dangerous: Used to keep food from becoming rancid, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are known to cause cancer in rats. And we’re next!

Where it’s banned: The U.K., Japan, and many other European countries.

7. Synthetic growth hormones rBGH and rBST: Harmful to cows and linked to increasing tumor development in humans.

Synthetic growth hormones rBGH and rBST: Harmful to cows and linked to increasing tumor development in humans.

Found in: Milk and dairy products.

Why it’s dangerous: Growth hormones are bad for cows and people, potentially causing infertility, weakened muscle growth, and a whole array of cancers.

Where it’s banned: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and the EU.

8. Arsenic: Basically this ish will slowly kill you.

Arsenic: Basically this ish will slowly kill you.

Found in: Poultry.

Why it’s dangerous: Used in some chicken feed to make meat appear pinker and fresher, arsenic is poison, which will kill you if you ingest enough.

Where it’s banned: The EU.

CORRECTION: Some studies linked in the original version of this article were concerning unrelated issues. They have been replaced with information directly from the book Rich Food, Poor Food (6/22/12).

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Just a thought...

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Just a thought...

“To like many people spontaneously and without effort is perhaps the greatest of all sources of personal happiness."
- Bertrand Russell