Nobody ever said that it would be easy. Getting healthy is not a quick fix and staying on track is a lifelong endeavor. But, you may be sabotaging your own success and not even realize it! Here are 5 common habits that could destroy your healthy lifestyle.
When thinking about habits to put on this list, the number one thing that came to mind is what kinds of beverages you consume. We are so accustomed to sweet flavors that we automatically gravitate toward sodas, juices and flavored coffees. The problem with all of these drinks is that they are full of sugar and unnecessary calories. Try to migrate your taste buds to the “good side” and stick with water, infused water, and unsweetened coffee and tea. It may take a few weeks before you stop craving the sweet flavors, but you’ll thank me for this advice in the long run.
Stocking the shelves of your pantry with unhealthy snacks. Let’s be honest, if it’s in the house, the likelihood of you consuming an array of unhealthy snacks inc...
April of 2020 may be the most unique period in all of our lives, with everyone playing it safe and helping limit the spread of an awful virus. However, that doesn't mean you can't focus your energy on staying healthy! We can't think of anyone else who embodies this can-do attitude of continuing to exercise and train hard than Chris George! George, as all who know him call him, is our athlete of the month for April!
Tell us all about your background!
I am originally from Minneapolis, MN. Went to college at Auburn University where I ran cross country and track. Double majored in Education and Social Work. My wife and I moved to Nashville because we both got tired of Auburn and wanted to start some where new. My wife, Kim, is from Memphis so Nashville is close to family for her. I have a dog, Gertie, and a son, Wells; aka 'The Little Guy'.
What about your athletic background, what types of training have you done?
Every person on this planet is different. Each of us has different needs, wants, opinions, likes, and dislikes. You love to do CrossFit, but the person next to you may prefer Bootcamp-or even yoga. For some of us when it comes to exercise, we need a higher level of accountability with a personal trainer to help us stay on track. This individuality is also true when it comes to our nutrition behaviors. You may prefer to cook the majority of your food, while another person hates cooking! Does that mean one way is better than the other? Not at all, every person is allowed to embrace their own individuality.
Now let’s apply this level of thinking to various scenarios when it comes to nutrition. Some people naturally have more motivation or are more inclined to say on track, while others tend to struggle. Check out these 4 types of people, and see which one you are:
Backslider: You fall off track easily and it's hard for you to get back on
March 2020! We're already through winter and heading into Spring time...the results we see in the summer are forged NOW. Nobody embodies this better than Tammy. She's been with us for over two years and has shown consistency is the key to success. After experiencing a foot injury earlier this year, she has persevered and comes to workouts even MORE often now.
Showing 'Where there is a will, there's a way'! Of course many at the box enjoy her sarcastic banter at the 5am class, and it wouldn't be the same without her. 😝
Tell everyone your backstory!
I'm originally from Brownsville TN and came to Nashville because I was young with no responsibilities! When I moved here, Opryland was still around. I liked Nashville more then because it wasn’t as overpopulated as it is now, but I’m not against the changes. My parents have been married for over 48 years! One sibling - an older brother that’s been married for 20+ years. No pets or biological nieces or nephews. Since I moved to Nas...
Oh, the love hate relationship with sore muscles - knowing you killed it at your workout but cringing whenever you lift your arms the next day. In case you didn’t know muscles micro tear before they can rebuild, using protein, to create muscle. Sounds sore to me, but that’s not what actually causes soreness. Initial soreness is caused by a build up of lactic acid, but if it still hurts to sit the next day, and the next, you’re experiencing a rush of white blood cells, prostaglandins (anti-inflammatory) and other nutrients and fluids that all arrive at the same time to repair the damage after an intense session causing swelling and inflammation that can last for days. And while some workout buffs love the soreness, others prefer not to walk around like a zombie. If that’s you here are a few tips and remedies to help ease the pain.
First things first, water is your best friend. If you’re dehydrated and sweating it out your muscles will be tighter and more prone to injury so stay hydrated....