Since yesterday, for the rest of the week, I am getting you prepared for Change Your Life Week here on ZEN commuter. It happens next week and the goal is pretty self-explanatory. We often go through life thinking we have hundreds of years to live, that we can make changes later, say sorry or laugh more. The reality is that life does end, and sometimes quickly.
Are you in a rut? Even if you aren't it is always a good thing to shake things up. Today i am offering up a mega challenge that is a take off of one of the challenges from Challenge Week. The goal is to prepare you for next weeks' series, Change Your Life Week. You won't want to miss an opportunity to grow, would you? I didn't think so.
I have a few friends who have admirably decided to start working out again. They used to do it with some frequency but have fallen to the ever common work too much - ditch self care paradigm. I have to say it may be the most common but it is not the healthiest. In fact, it is the exact opposite, it shortens your life.
But enough of that downer talk. Today I want to share an article with you that helps you understand some keys points before starting a workout habit. It's a great article that I will of course chime in on.
I am starting a new goal for my fitness. Right now my body fat percentage is average. I am not overweight. Which is good. But I am not a fan of being average. So I did some calculations and determined that I want my body fat percentage to be 12%. To do that I need to lose 22.11 pounds of fat.
I am lucky that I have the knowledge to accomplish it. Here's the thing though. I never knew if eating healthy food at night would impede my ability to lose weight. I have just learned that it does and I am going to share with you today why that is.
Depending on your desire to watch the news or not, we all have gone through some tough times. Some of you maybe in those times right now. A gratitude practice will definitely help now and in the future, but so will an appreciation. Your life, whether it is good or bad right now, serving or unserving, holds reasons for you to be appreciative.
If you need help finding those reasons then today is your perfect day. I am going to help you out. Today I discuss for reasons to appreciate your life.
Don't hate me too much today because they episode has a ton of merit. I know I was going to write about fitness and Nutrition this week but I couldn't bear to pass up on a great article I read in regards to readying 5 Minute mojo.
It has to do with clutter. As you know I am a pretty retentive guy. I like order. Retentive or not though, it serves me, and now I know why. Come listen and hear for yourself.
I am not sure when it happened but between Paleo enthusiasts and Doctor Atkins carbohydrates got the worst rap ever. Even though I have flirted with the idea of following a Paleo diet, I couldn't get my head around it. No disrespect intended for those who do, but it just seems to me that we need all types of macronutrients.
It has been a while since I have talked about that beautiful machine we call a body. Today though, I am going to make amends. Originally I was going to talk about the five most nutrient dense vegetables, but each of those five had so many benefits I figured it would be too much.
So I limited it to just one killer (or actually lifesaver), the beet. Like you, I was never a huge beet fan. I never knew how to make them work in a recipe. I didn't even have recipes for them. Now that I have a juicer though I can get that beety goodness each morning.
We are an impatient people. We all want everything now. That includes a career, a family, success and financial security. Did you stop to think that you are already there. Maybe your desire to have everything now is not simply your belief but one passed on to you by society.
At some time in your life quite possibly now, you may feel that you should be further along than you are in life.
Today I talk about the fallacy of that notion and why you might think so.
We never would want to think that we take anything for granted, let alone people. There are people in our lives that we care for deeply. We assume, through our actions, that they know we love them, yet we might often go days, months or even years without actually telling them.
As we go throughout our days we truly have no idea how much we impact the world. Even in a day when we are on top of the world, we really never know the scope of impact of who we are. You change the world for so many people, and accordingly they do the same for you.
Today is a powerful challenge that I am hoping many people will tackle. The challenge is to write a letter to someone you love and let them know how much they mean to you. Let them know how they have made your life fuller, better.