Sunday, February 23, 2014

What is your purpose?

 Lets start with the meal plans this week, then onto deep thinking.

Venison Steak Diane before serving
Saturday-Steak Dianne(venison) with broccoli, roasted potatoes and cheese rolls
                  venison steak dianne recipe
    A very good friend told me about this recipe when I mentioned that I had some backstrap in my freezer.  OMG, It was so good, I even accidentally left out the cream and herbs for the top because I had a bunch of hungry kiddos waiting. It was so tender and full of flavor!

Sunday-Whole roasted chicken with cauliflower, roasted brussel sprouts and rice

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

How STRESS causes disease......

This weeks blog is about stress, but first, meal plans.

I can't wait for my Spring garden!

Saturday-***Turkey cacciatore(slow cooker) with white rice in broth and kale chips
Sunday-Deconstructed beef burgers with avocado, fries and*** bacon drop biscuits
Monday-Sprouted Lentil Salad with Lamb steaks
Tuesday-Venison stir fry with rice noodles and broccoli
Wednesday-Teriyaki salmon with soaked white rice and snow peas
Thursday-Paleo Taco Chicken(slow cooker)
Friday-Family Get together and I will bring the grain free Pizza.

The cool thing about meal plans and prepping is that if you want to switch up a day, you can!

                                               Lets talk about Stress this week(all types)

FYI: 98% of disease is caused by stress. 
I was shocked to learn this statistic during my CHEK training.  There is good stress and bad stress,  we need good stress for hormone production. 
Do you know the types of stress that can have an impact on your health?  Read on to learn more!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

There is more to 'Working Out' than Working Out. (plus meal plans)

Train the Movement, not the Muscle.

     Lets face it, the ‘gym’ is boring and most people don’t have a clue what to do when they get there.  Many people are intimidated while others are just overwhelmed. There is more to being healthy and loosing weight than working out.  Things to consider seriously are: Stress(all types), Hydration(proper with minerals), Eating (for nourishment), Breathing(so many people don’t know how to take a deep breath), Digestion (you might have unhealthy gut flora which doesn’t allow for proper digestion) and Movement!

     It is getting to be beach weather soon, and we undoubtedly will have an influx of people call and ask for a trainer.  The majority of them want a miracle to be performed overnight like they see on TV and not want to change their lifestyle in the process.  It doesn’t work like that, and NEVER WILL.  Exercise is only ONE part of being healthy, and most people tend to forget about the bigger picture.  Stress, hydration, eating, breathing and digestion are EQUALLY important, if not more important for the vast majority people.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Not just skinless boneless chicken....BORING

      If you haven't noticed,  I don’t eat only ground beef or just chicken breast.    I eat a varied diet with the seasons as much as possible.  I try not to eat the same thing 2 days in a row.  It is hard, but it is part of my CHEK training.  The 4 day rotation diet.  CHEK practitioners have to teach many aspects of holistic healing,  nutrition is just one.   Trying to get people out of the 'I eat the same thing everyday for breakfast diet' is hard.   In the 4 day rotation diet, you don't eat the same food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner for 4 days in a row, then after 4 days you can have that food again. This is one of the hardest things to master, however when you do, it does a lot for your digestion, mentality, vibrancy and life.  I might start compiling a list of the foods that are for breakfast as well, so you can see the variety of foods eaten.