Friday, January 2, 2015

Programs to help you in 2015 & The January Specials

I'm sure as we start the new year, many thoughts turn to our goals and aspirations.  If you are looking for some options on what you can do with your health and fitness that you would actually like to stick too. I have come up with a list of programs with my thoughts on them and what they are like and you can get a feel for what may be a good fit for you.  Starting January 10th I will activate a support group for any and all of these programs to help you and I'm also available for some one one one motivation/support.  Start with Nutrition and then look into workouts.  (See January Specials in video scroll to the bottom of this post)

For EVERYONE Let's start with  Nutrition!
Honestly, if you can't wrap your mind around making some changes in your nutrition, no amount of exercise is going to get you to your goals. Nutrition will account for 80% of what you get out of any program/result.  Instead of cheat days, make it a cheat meal but don't go crazy. I'm not saying you have to cut out your favorite treat all together. Some may have too quite cold turkey. But I don't believe in "dieting"....Going on a no-carb, low carb, qluten free, atkins, paleo whatever...  for only a specific amount of time that you hope to loose weight in my opinion and expereince just does not work. It may for a short period of time but not only is it unhealthy in the long run, most gain it all back if not more.  You need to think "Nutritarian". High Nutrients, low calories. You need a variety of primarily fruits vegtables, followed by beans, legumes, then your meats/dairies etc... I don't want to scare you with my specifics nitty gritty of what I do myself just yet... but You need to think nutrition, non processed foods. And this Nutrition diet is no short term thing. It's a lifestyle.  I tell all my clients this is the number one key. Those that struggle to lose weight especially in the mid section is 95% food related.   I also like the term P90X Tony Horton uses "Flexitarian" He eats clean 99% of the time but he'll have a chocolate chip cookie now and then.

Solutions?  Baby steps help for some, and others, you have to straight up just do it.  I know I said no temporary diet....but if helps you mentally to take it 21 days/3 weeks at a time and build from there, I'm all for it. Your building a lifestyle for your self a few weeks at a time. Setting short attainable goals that ultimately lead you to your ultimate goals. Especially with one of the latest programs from Beachbody called the 21 Day Fix. That program has been gang busters for people. Great workouts and Easy to manage nutrition.  But now you can get just the nutrition program itself and apply it to any program you have! Whether you are a gym rat, have a trainer, have programs at home to dust off, so new to fitness that nutrition will be your main focus as you ease into activity  or  your just naturally active but need help with nutrition. Here you go! This is AMAZING!
Get with me if you'd like me to help you figure out where you may be going wrong or on tips on customizing a plan for yourself. You can also get a jump start with clean eating by doing the 3 Day Refresh, perfect way to jumpstart your health.  But check out these solutions bellow.

21 Day Fix

Portion Fix (Nutrition help with out the workout program)

Men and women who:
• Want to lose weight.
• Want to learn portion control.
• Have tried and failed at complicated diet plans.
• Aren't nutrition savvy and want an easy, doable way to approach their diet.
• Are new to fitness, dieting, and weight loss.
• Don't like "off-limits" diet plans or deprivation.
• Have used Beachbody fitness programs, but would prefer to combine them with a portion-controlled
nutrition plan that gives you the flexibility to eat the foods you like, rather than one based on
specific meals and recipes.

What are the unique benefits?
• It's a simple system designed to help you get just the right portions by giving you the tools
you need to get it right—and see results fast!
• You can lose weight, gain mass, or maintain your weight—with one nutrition program.
• Portion-control containers and Shakeology® shaker cup take all the guesswork out of eating
the right portions.
• The containers easily fit into your lifestyle—you can take them to work, school, vacation,
or anywhere on-the-go.
• Shows you how to incorporate treats and wine—the right way—so you don't deprive yourself

and STILL get the best results possible. 

Workouts!  Exercise is a big part of what your body needs and everyone is different.  Talk to me personally and I can make personal recommendations that would help you individually to meet your needs and goals. Cardio is not enough, you can run all you want, I have friends that run all the time but don't look very fit in the mid section because of diet, and lack of resistance/strength training.  Here are some suggestions of programs I've done.     PiYO... (Beginners to Advanced) My favorite of 2014!   Don't skip this just because you don't like Yoga or Pilates, because chances are you may like this program if you don't. And if you do like Yoga and Piliates, you'll probably LOVE this.  While it's inspired by two amazing and very important exercises that work on flexiblity and strength. This program keeps you moving and going, so your not holding those excrucicating yoga poses, but you get same benefits.  This program is low to no impact and for me "shaped" my body like no other...hence the benefits that come from Yoga and Pilates movements. We know how amazing Yoga/Pilates people look right? PiYO is it! Workouts range from 20 minutes to the longest is 45 minutes...but most of them are at the 30 minute mark. Short but intense....Intense but "do-able"  Check it out: PiYO

P90 Beginners to Intermediate  NEW 2014 So I will say I have not done this program, but only because I've done all the other P90X series I don't think it's necessary for me.  Don't confuse P90 with the X series. Tony Horton-Trainer has taken the eXtreme out and made these workouts 30 minutes and perfect for those new to fitness, recovering from injuries, perfect for any age.  This is like having a personal trainer with out the cost and being in public. You get your strenght training, with bands or weights, cardio, yoga and pilates.   Truly an answer to many prayers for people needing to start somewhere. Check it out. P90

  P90X3 Would be your more intense version of P90, still 30 minutes, still gives you all the variety but steps it up.  Beginners could still do this with modifications, but I reccomend intermediate to advanced for this program.  90 Day program P90X3

  Focus T25 another newer popular program is a fun cardio based program, but includes resistance training with weights great for all levels of fitness. No excuses with only 25 minutes. It's fun and challenging, 60 day program. Focus T25

Insanity Max 30 NEW December 2014 Ok this is for those who are crazy ;-) I'm in week 3 now and absoulutely love this program! It's hard, and challenging and gets your heart pumping! Similar to Insanity but with new moves some similar but given a challenging twist and the workouts are only 30 minutes!   If you need to get your heart pumping and in shape, this is it right here.  And for those who maybe not ready for the intensity, there is a modifier split screen option that makes your workouts intense with out the jumps and high impact, so you can still get Maxed out!  Insanity Max 30

These are just a few of the programs in the Beachbody library, ask me for more information and if your ready to jump in to make 2015 your healthiest year yet!

 Save more with the January Specials:  Best Deal's in challenge Packs: HERE Click on Challenge Packs!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Young Family! "Charity is the pure love of Christ"

Dear Friends & Family,

It's that time of year where things are so rushed, but we all, well at least I feel the need to slow down, sit down and reflect on life and pray in thanksgiving.  The time of year where we are eager to show are love to others, to serve others, to please others and hopefully not dwell on ourselves and what me may or may not reciprocate. We are more likely to take the time to think of our friends and family, especially those not near to us.  Whether you are a believer or not, there is a feeling in the air. The Spirit of Love, Charity that is Christmas.

To many of us believers there is a common scripture that we all know from 2 Corinthians about Love. One thing that may not be known to many is the original context of those scriptures where the common phrase of "Love" was/is actually "Charity".  In the King James Version of the Bible vs the NKJ version.  In our faith we use the original King James Version.  And to me, having the word Love replaced with Charity gives greater depth of meaning, especially this time of year.  Because Charity is Love, but Love doesn't always mean Charity. (This is of my own personal opinion) It should but...    Charity is the pure love of Christ.
Read this and tell me you take a greater deeper meaning from this:
(esp verses 4-8 & 13)

Chapter 13

Paul discusses the high status of charity—Charity, a pure love, excels and exceeds almost all else.
 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whetherthere be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
As you can now see what I mean. I try to remember these things myself and teach them to my children.  And that's what I want to share with you in the Spirit of the Season.

A quick little update on our family:
Jeff, busier than ever, growing J & B  with the hopes of opening more yards in 2015.  We got a new desert toy so that helps give him some reprieve to go out and play with the kids whenever possible.  He was Assistant Coach for Alyssa's soccer team this year and they made it to the Tournament of Champions and they still have a game or two.  He is having the hardest time watching his baby girl grow up into a young woman.

Me, obviously busier than ever if Jeff is and the business is growing=more employees. I've been able grow in my own department with putting a lot of focus on our Safety/Training, website updates, social media and just initiated a big change in our email service.   I'm still nuts about my fitness and helping others with motivation and support whenever I can.  Obviously this blog is my fitness blog ;-)

Alyssa is going to be turning 12 next month and going into the Young Women's program. She has changed so much in the last year she's almost a whole different person. From the colors she likes, food she eats, activities she does.  Dance was her whole life and passion. She danced for 7 years and as of this summer is no longer dancing. She wanted to do soccer and she even did Cross Country this season(mama very happy).  She is now a middle schooler and she is loving it! She is like me that way, friends are EVERYTHING right now. She is always got a friend with her or going to a friends party.  She even had a few trips with friends who came a long with us this summer.   She had her first taste of independence going with one of her best friends to Disney Land where they were able to be on their own (within the park).  She is just over an inch from being as tall as I am and the sharing has begun between us.    She LOVES to read and has read over 70 books this year I believe.  Oh and she took surf lessons this summer too!  And when I need help moving furniture and flipping mattresses, it is sooo much easier to have someone help me... ha ha.

Ryan has as also done a lot of changing this year, not as significant but growing and maturing to some degree lol.  Thank heavens he is still a mama's boy. He's getting so tall, it wont be long until he passes me up too.  He is now in 3rd grade and is attending a new school, but has many friends he already knows and best of all he's in his cousin's class.  They are very close. He reached to the testing of the 5th belt= blue belt in Karate, but we have just changed from Traditional American Karate to Chinese Kung Fu called Choy Li Fut.   We are excited see how he improves with this new instructors and classes.  I'm already impressed in just a couple weeks of it.  He is still a video game nut. He excels with math. He can do so much in his head so he doesn't like having to do it on paper especially the new ways they want kids to do it.  He actually played soccer this year. I was assistant coach for his team.  He goes back and forth on whether he likes it, but made some good friends who are really a great group of boys. We got lucky this year!  

We have fun playing in the desert, river, beach, snow. Our big family trip this year was going to Mount Rushmore and then driving through Wyoming and Montana to Idaho. It was wonderful! 
That's our little update for 2014!

Much love to you and yours this season and in the new year! 
Merry Christmas!
Love, The Young Family