Eat food closest to nature as often as you can! Can’t go wrong with that!! Take that ALONG with proper portion sizes and those are the 2 biggest steps to take towards that healthy lifestyle change your BODY needs! Make it a habit and you’ll be doing it naturally everyday!
Now for those nutrition labels. Don’t OVER stress or get hung up on the calorie count. BEFORE YOU EVEN WORRY ABOUT THAT FIRST MORE IMPORTANTLY LOOK a bit further into that label! Often companies stamp a fancy ‘healthy seal’ on it, marketing it that way, and making it deceivingly ‘good for you’. BUT looking deeper you’ll see that there is a pile of processed junk in it.
So LOOK AT THE INGREDIENT LABEL:
Example – butter vs. margarine:
Margarine: canola and sunflower oils 74%, water, modified palm and palm kernel oils 6%, salt 1.8%, whey protein concentrate 1.4%, soy lecithin 0.2%, vegetable monoglycerides, potassium sorbate, vegetable colour, artificial flavour, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, vitaminD3, alpha-tocopherol acetate (vitamin E).
Butter: cream, salt.
Which would you rather eat? Two easily recognizable ingredients, or a chemical storm of ingredients that’s marketed as “better or good for you”?
I am 35 yrs. old -a Wife and Mother to a Beautiful Boy and my Rainbow Baby Girl. I am a dance and fitness instructor. I own a fitness studio where I offer a variety of fitness classes in the evenings. I recently have become a FULL TIME Fitness Coach after 3+ years of working as a Day Care Assistant after having my Son and leaving my Emotionally Taxing Case Management Position. Fitness is my passion! I love to work out on my own AND with others! Throughout my both of my pregnancies I continued to work out on my own and with Beachbody programs, live my dream of being a work from home mom (for most of the day), and teach at my studio (and other locations) in the evening. After the birth of my son I have worked hard to get my pre-preg. body back. Shaun T's T25 was initial program and then Tony's P90X3 BOTH which I loved the short affective times because with having a newborn baby that was EXACTLY what I needed. I know and understand the self discipline it takes to achieve your desired goals and I am still on that path and have my struggles as everyone else does! I love to offer my support to my clientele with group fitness classes I offer in my community and I feel we work as a team all together to HELP each other. I LOVE offering my support via the web too as I REACH other people that I can't physically see. IT IS AMAZINGLY rewarding and I can't imagine NOT doing what I do! Im currently on my postpartum journey once again and so GRATEFUL and BLESSED to live this healthy lifestyle, lead by example for my family, and support others on their journey too!
Hi Sarah! You are an inspiration to all! I wish I lived closer to you! Thank you for helping me to reach my fitness goals! I have a long way to go but I am continuing to work out with your support! Thank you,
Pam Jones ♥
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