Believe in it without doubt!

Found this quote and feel it might be beneficial for today!~

“The secret to making something work in your lives is first of all, the deep desire to make it work: then the faith and belief that it can work: then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief.” – Eileen Caddy, Co-Founder of the Findhorn Foundation, Scotland

No matter the goal this quote is very good advice.  What is it for you that you must believe in without doubt for something to work in your life?

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Exercise so you can live life on your terms for your entire life

Exercise is an activity that I really enjoy as a part of my day.  Exercise it not something I might do during my day it is something that is necessary as a part of my day to feel accomplished and complete.  And I have included it my day for years.

Interesting today I was going through some old files and found this info from Dr. Mark Crapo, TCM Doctor.  He tells us that in TCM (Tradition Chinese Medicine) the following are the most important for a good life and in the order listed:

  1. Diet
  2. Exercise
  3. Massage
  4. Herbs
  5. Acupuncture

So after what you are putting into your body in the of nutrition, exercise is the next most important activity you must do for a healthy life!  Imagine a 5000 year history is telling us the same thing as we are hearing today!  Do you think there were many couch potatoes 5000 years ago?  Probably not!

Here are the know benefits of exercise:

  • manage stress
  • enhance mood
  • manage weight
  • strengthens bones , muscles, heart
  • helps digestion
  • improves balance
  • helps control diabetes
  • helps control PMS, Mentrual and Menopause complaints
  • increases energy
  • brings our your inner athlete
  • physically stronger – more independence
  • better sleep

Top 5 Reasons I would suggest you exercise!

Exercise Will Makes You Feel Alive: moving, lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, lunging,  challenging, breathing, sweating, results.  The movements are all very necessary in life.  In the aging process the less we move, the less we move and these are the basic movements for life.  These exercise movements will make you feel alive.

Exercise for Reducing Stress: I find this is the best time for me to think without really thinking!  I am focused yet no matter how stressed I feel going into my program once I begin my mind naturally begins to relax and connect with the exercise!  This allows me the luxury of calmness and connecting with that part of me that is mind and body.  And being relaxed in that.  It is the time where those things in my life that are asking for attention get it because I don’t have the chatter going on. It is really an awesome feeling.  Meditation in movement.

Exercise for Reducing Health Challenges: for me I exercise partly because I absolutely enjoy it and because if I don’t exercise everyday I am not able to move as well.  My health depends on me moving, lifing weights, being strong, flexible.  Yet for most exercise will improve your heart health, reduce your blood pressure, raise HDL (good cholesteral), lower LDL (bad cholesteral) improve blood flow, improve your hearts ability to work!  Exercise will help to control diabetes by reducing body fat, reducing BMI will improve health, will improve mood and weight bearing exercise will  promote bone formation and that helps in reducing Osteoporosis.

Exercise help with Digestion: many doctors believe that poor digestion is at the root of all disease.  Through exercise you will improve your core strength and that will improve digestion because your digestive tract will perform more effectively.  Exercise can increase blood flow, stimulate and encourage peristalsis in the intestines which is really good for your digestion!

Exercise to Independence: most people don’t get the chance to spend time in a nursing home and that is really too bad!  If you want a single reason to exercise, stay in shape, be healthy it is to spend time with so many people that didn’t have that vision for their life.  If you are not strong enough to recover from an operation, illness you must have someone else take care of you.  If you can not lift your body weight off the toilet you must wear adult underwear (pampers).  If you are not strong enough you will have to use a walker, wheelchair to have mobility.  Exercise now for your future Independence.  Really we are talking about quality of life!

That is what exercise gives you!  You Quality of Life, Your Independence and the choice to live life how you want for your entire life.  For some getting started in the hardest part and I get that.  If I can help you get started just ask!

In today’s world I hear all kinds of information on why to exercise!  It is everywhere and it is my belief there are very few individuals today who don’t know that exercise is vital for good health!  Yet the numbers are very low when it comes to those who are actually doing it!  A trainer friend of mine thinks it is because most people are lazy.  Now I don’t think it is that at all.  I believe most people don’t think bad health problems if they don’t exercise will happen to them.  It’s kinda like Russian Roullette.  All the numbers stack up that the house is going win yet we play anyway!  Just saying!.

As a Personal Trainer I really enjoy working with folks that don’t think they have it in them to train hard.  Those people that say they are not an athlete are the most exciting to work with because they have the most to gain by finding that athlete within.

So if you want help in finding your inner athlete just let me know.  Looking forward to hearing your story and how I can help you.

To exercise so you can live life on your terms for your entire life.

 

 

Road Map for Successful Health and Wellness Outcomes

Hi, been a while hope all is well with you?  I have just arrived home this week afer a fantastic 10 day holiday.  Drove from Toronto to Fort Myers Beach and back.  It was really nice to be away, sun, sand and ocean along with great company.  But I digress!

While I was driving I had a thought about road maps.  You see we had a very detailed map in the car with us.  We knew exactly what highways to take, how long in time we would be on that road and how many kilometers each highway we would be driving on was.  When we started we actually knew exactly how many miles we were going to travel.  We knew the outcome before it happened.  Awesome, right?

Well it got me to thinking that this is a great necessity to have in life.  How many times do we start anything and don’t really know what the outcome will be.  Actually most of us don’t even know what we want the outcome to be?  So how do we get there?  Throw as much stuff on the wall as possible and see what sticks? That is how I was raised.  No one taught me about goals.  No one taught me about outcomes however I did play sports and in sports there is always an outcome.  You win or you lose.  Same in business.  Same in Weight Reduction.  Same in Fitness.

When I was working on reducing my weight many years ago I actually began with the outcome in sight.  I would decide how many sizes I would reduce by in what time frame.  Then I would work toward that.  It was easy, I could see my results over the weeks getting closer to my outcome and it was exciting!  I was moving in a direction that I wanted to go.

So where are you now?  Do you know what you want as your outcome in your Health, Wellness, Fitness, and/or Weight Reduction plan?

This is where you must start.  The New Year is almost here now is a great time to consider what you want and begin to exactly plan the outcome, then take massive action to get there.

If I can help let me know.  info at@ visionquestwellness .com

In health,

Wendy

 

 

Digestive Problems can be helped with In-Liven

A number of years ago I was having big problems with digestion.  At that time I was was introduced to a Certified Organic Personal/Wellness Product line to use.  In fact I have been using this product line for almost 4 years now.  There are a couple of products that are my favourites.  I purchase a Certified Organic Mint Toothpaste and Certified Organic Deodorant each and every month.

Now over the last couple of years my hair has turned really white!  Not grey, not salt and pepper, white.  So I thought it might be from digestion problems. And with that I began to take the In-Liven Superfood Probiotic and to my surprise and delight my hair is getting darker.

Health really does begin in the gut and so here is some info on my new favourite product from One Group.

Inliven

 

 

Take Control,

Wendy

 

 

 

Exercise and Aging, is there a connection?

Ok I really do like to exercise.  I do something everyday for myself.  I life weights, move kettlebells, ride a bike, go for a walk or run outside, in the summer I cut grass for many hours, and for the most part I enjoy it all.  Exercise or movement makes me feel alive!  It is challenging physically and mentally.  And keeping active helps control weight which is definitely important to slow the aging process.

I am always looking for  information that will help me and my clients age better!  And what I mean by that is to be healthier as we get older.  To me there would be nothing worse than getting older and being unable to enjoy life.  So I keep moving to be able to keep moving.

Here is a quick video on the 7 Deadly Causes of Aging and it is quite interesting.  Dr Aubrey de Grey, Chairman Chief Science Officer, Methusalah Foundation discusses the 7 deadly causes of aging

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Dr de Grey discusses Resveratrol and the possibilities.  Resveratrol comes from Red Wine and in fact is called the French Paradox.  The French drink Red Wine and tend not to suffer from the Diseases of Aging like North Americans.  Thus the French Paradox.   I have been taking Resveratrol for the past many years in a product  called Genesis with X’Tranol 24  I like it very much and because he included it in the video it is my feeling to include it here.

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Take Control and let me know if I can help you.

Wendy

What is quality?

OK so I have posted some solid info on Metabolic Typing.  I personally decide each day to eat for my Metabolic Type, Protein Type.  However when I was first introduced to Metabolic Typing I was well let’s say “freaked out”  by what I was reading.  Can you imagine reading that fat, meat would be OK and even healthy!  It was so opposite to what we hear in the media, or how I was trained up to that point.  So at that time I put the info aside and continued on the way Society suggests we eat.

Fast forward a few years, Digestive problems began, I took HLC 1. revisited the Metabolic Typing, started eating for my Protein Type and within 2 days my digestion began to improve!  Really quite remarkable.  And to this day 4 years later when I stick to the Metabolic Typing program I feel great.

One of the other things I do for myself is take supplements!  I eat organic or local with both my meat and vegetable/fruits.  For me it is simply a matter of being sure I am getting all my nutrition daily.  My choice for supplements is Symmetry Direct .  I have been using Symmetry’s products for over 16 years.  They are very high quality, I get them delivered to my home each and every month.  I actually like them so much that I sell them to clients, family, friends and develop a global business with them.

Here is a quick video explaining the quality of Symmetry’s products:

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Ooops! Metabolic Typing Part 3

Metabolic Typing is powerful for great health.  Hopefully you have seen for yourself by watching the first 2 videos in this 3 part series.  It has definately done wonders for my and it might be able to do the same for you.

 

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If I can help let me know.

 

Just a thought, Wendy

Metabolic Typing, Part 2

Metabolic Typing is a powerful diet that helps clients customize their diets to be free of food cravings, reach ideal weight, have high energy and prevent disease.

I say customize their diets because we as humans are all different.  We may have similar characteristics as a type within the Metabolic Typing Diet however we will work to customize what is the best for you.

Here is Part 2 of Metabolic Typing with Bill Wolcott: [grandflv id=217 w=520 h=304 autoplay=false]

In Health,

Metabolic Typing and Eating Right For Your Type

In my Personal Training and Wellness business I provide a number of services for my clients.  One of those services is Metabolic Typing.  What is Metabolic Typing?  “Metabolic Typing is a groundbreaking technology that takes the guesswork out of nutritional science.  It is a system you or anyone can use to cut rapidly through the information glut of confusing fact and opinion in order to identify your own unique nutritional requirements.”

I am a Protein Type and within 2 days of eating for my type I began to feel like a different person.  The digestive challenges I had been having at that time disappeared.

Metabolic Typing is a science that with Dr. Weston Price in the ’30’s.  He was a dentist who began to see so many Americans with extensive tooth decay, and gum disease.  He also found structural problems like small dental palates crowded with poorly developed and crooked teeth.

Here is Part 1 of Bill Wolcott discussing Metabolic Typing: [grandflv id=205 w=520 h=304 autoplay=false]

Part 2 to come tomorrow!

 

 

 

What will it take to make change?

Change.  What does that mean to you?  To me it means improving on who I am.  It means growing as a human being.  It means getting better at this thing called life.

Why I am writing about change on my Personal Training & Wellness website?  Isn’t change the goal when we decide to begin an exercise program?  Isn’t change the goal when we decide to reduce our weight?  Isn’t change the goal when we decide to eat Organically grown food?  Isn’t change the goal when we decide to quit smoking, eating junk food?

Change: “Make or become different”.

A friend recently told me that when it comes to exercise, changing some of the not so good habits she has there is no incentive to change.  She knows she is not doing enough when it comes to exercise and diet yet it is not important to her.  I totally got it!  She is a very smart gal, has a great job, works a lot, plays golf, goes to the cottage, has a life.  She might not feel a 100% however her family history is long, with no real serious health issues and she has no real reason to make any changes  because of that.

I was told once that for most of us to change our health we must be sitting on the cliff with 2 wheels already over and the car teetering!  This is when we begin to pray and ask for help to make the changes necessary for a good, long healthy life.  Why must it get to that point?

So my question is what will it take to make change?  What will you do to improve your thoughts?  What will you do to move more?  What will you do to eat less food that does not fuel your body in the best way?  What will you do to drink more water?  What will you do to get better sleep?  What will you do to bring more joy & laughter into your life?

Today I am adding meditation to my wellness plan.  It is a challenge however calming the mind, calms the body and if I can do that it is a good thing.  20 minutes a day.  I have 20 minutes and can do that.

Just a thought!  Wendy