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Oct 5th 2011 – Food Matters

Posted: October 6, 2011 in Diet, health, support
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Oct 5th 2011 – Your food matters! GMO’s, whole foods, organics and intention toward food are all mentioned. Eleni K shares the top 8 foods you may want to avoid due to being highly GMO plus how can you get support at work toward a healthier lifestyle.

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info on GMO’s from Mercola

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Sept 23rd 2011 – Stay Accountable. It’s not just “what do I eat” or “how do I move”? Staying accountable takes a good support plan. Eleni K gives healthy living support and ideas around effective eating and workouts.

 

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Special Guest Blog- Holly Danks

It started with a vacation to Disneyland last March. It continued through a dream golf trip in April, a family tragedy in July and a trip home for my father’s 80th birthday in October.

It ends today.

Because if I don’t quit eating junk and making excuses for not working out, all my hard work losing 80 pounds in 2009 will be erased, a piece of candy (or two) here, a bowl of ice cream or popcorn there.

My health gains are being erased by weight gains:

— My surgically repaired knees are hurting again, after I was able to walk golf courses and play softball the past two summers without pain.

— My cholesterol is back up, after having gone down so much when I lost weight that my startled doctor said, “No lower!”

— My blood pressure, migraines and overall “blah” feelings also are on the rise.

When my Get Fit Now trainer Eleni K. got me back on the scale, my worst fears were confirmed. I knew my new clothes are tighter, my thighs are beginning to rub again, my endurance on the spin bike is down and I’m not able to lift as heavy of weights as I had just a few months ago.  But there it was staring me in the face – 30 pounds gained in the past year. If I don’t get back on the right track, what’s it all been for? An exercise in futility? Throwing away money on training and a new wardrobe, as well as tossing aside my health? And the longer I wait to turn the tables – or literally get up from the table, couch and refrigerator – the harder it is going to be.

That’s why, as of today, I’ve quit diet soda cold turkey. At Eleni’s urging, I came home from the gym and cleaned out my cupboards, tossing box after box of processed mac’n’cheese and salty crackers, bag after bag of buttery microwave popcorn and tortilla chips, piles of leftover Christmas candy and cans of hot chocolate.

No excuses. No rationalizing that because I lost the weight before it’s OK to drop the diet, or rather, ditch what should have become a new lifestyle. Because what started out as just one Mickey Mouse-shaped pretzel for fun at Disneyland and special after-golf Southern punch at Pinehurst led to finishing Dad’s monstrosity of a sheet cake and masking the pain with comfort food after my husband’s brother suddenly died.

Before I knew it, I was bringing home pizza every week, plopping in front of the TV and eating a full bag of popcorn every night and raiding the candy Christmas presents any time I darn-well pleased.

So I sat down at my computer today – with my water bottle actually filled with water and not a sports drink – to pledge in writing, for all to see, that I will not go back to that unhealthy, overweight person I was before working so hard to get in shape. What a waste that would be.

Besides getting rid of the bad stuff in the kitchen, I am writing out new goals for weight loss and a schedule of workouts to help accomplish them. I also need to plan out meals, household chores and craft projects so I can get motivated and boost my self-esteem by checking off what I accomplish.

It is easy to fall back on old habits. Sticking with change is hard. But I’ve learned it’s even harder starting over.

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As a trainer, it’s hard to hear Holly’s story. I helped support her through losing over 80 pounds. I hoped to see her enjoy many years of good health, free of pain and medications. It hard to see her struggle and “start over” but as I commented on episode 1/31/11 there are no limits to hitting rock bottom. We can find ourselves in the same place over and over.  Holly’s story is not unique, I hear it all the time. Let’s try and learn from the struggle of others. Life will give you no shortage of opportunities to get “off track” so maybe changing your attitude is what is needed. For example,  one might look at fuel (diet) and movement (exercise) as necessities to life which are permanent not temporary. Keep in mind, one can only help another so much. The individual has to make a choice to control their life and realize  their potential, it can’t be done for them. Holly asked for help is now getting herself back on track.  I am immensely proud of her effort. ~ Eleni K

Jan 18th – Diet and health myths discussed. With so much information how do you know what’s right? Dr Ciprian and Eleni help support you living healthier by giving ideas to find your balance and make decisions about what is right for you. Strong influence on food.

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Nov 25th – Happy Thanksgiving! Eleni goes LIVE to help get you away from the food for a moment and support you on this special day. 7 spiritual tenets to being happier according to Shape mag. The debate goes on between Pumpkin and Pecan pie plus listeners chat up favorite day after uses for leftover turkey.

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Nov 12th –  Eleni’s Birthday! Can you guess her age? LISTEN and find out! Plus chocolate or vanilla cupcakes… see what the chat box has to say. Other topics covered, The Get Fit Challenge App, SMART goal setting and finding support systems!

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SMART goals = specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely

Support Systems = Listen to Get Fit Now Radio, hang out with like minded friends, get your whole family on board!

Huge “thank you” to Sabrina, Robert and Jay for chiming in to help me through this show!

Post by Eleni

“Come on…eat it!” ” It’s just one piece!” ” You’re gonna hurt their feelings if you don’t try it, just eat the cake.” “What’s the big deal, it’s only once?!” ” Just have part of it, a little won’t hurt you!” “Eat it already.”

Imagine trying to make a change for the better. Feeling like no one supports you. Working hard to turn down things you know are NOT good for you and then have others pressure you to eat them. Why would they do that? What can you do?

Aaron and Eleni discussed food bullying on Nov 1st. Are you being bothered about your food choice? Is someone giving you a hard time for your healthy lifestyle choices. This is common and not your fault. Making a change in diet or lifestyle is hard and no one needs to feel bad about being healthy. This show offers support and tips on how to feel better about making good changes and not letting others derail your success. So take a listen and then share it with a friend!

Have you been food bullied? Share you story here under comments and help others feel less alone.

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