Walking Your Talk
the power of your word
The other day I had a conversation with a person that has worked at Nike for 25 years. That is a long time and I can't imagine even doing something I like for 25 years. She went on to brag about how much of a humanitarian the founder of Nike was. I said “if he was such a humanitarian he would move the factories back from China where there is not living wage or concern about the environment and back to the United States where he started and give back jobs to good people who could really use them right now”. Prior to storming out she said to me “that would be stupid, he wouldn't make as much money”. Herein lays the quandary. He is a multi-billionaire with a “B”. Does he really need more money? I let this go and moved on until I saw that a group whom I very much respect is having a symposium in Denver. They are featuring a lineup of amazing leaders and humanitarians along with the current president of Patagonia who they claim promotes conservation and preservation of the natural environment. I found this peculiar since he came from Nike and outsourced Patagonia's manufacturing to…. wait for it… China.
It is easy for me to point the finger but, a mentor of mine once told me that when I point a finger there are three pointing back at me; making this the perfect moment to look into the mirror and ask myself “self… am I walking my talk”?
My grandfather is one of the greatest men I know. By observing him I am able to model my own behavior. One of his most endearing attributes is how he keeps his word. If he says he is going to do something you can absolutely count on it. There are so few people in my life that I can say this about. It seems now days a person's word has lost its value and in some cases has become disposable or even for sale.
Somebody once said “You are your word” and this is true. Keeping your word is not only about respecting others; keeping your word is all about respecting yourself. What divides truly great people from persons of lesser character is self-respect. Today you can live your word and from this point forward earn your own respect and the respect of others. As for me, I will promise only what I can deliver and deliver more than I promise.
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The ABC's of Getting Fit
getting fit as easy as one two three...
You must have the right attitude from the moment you start. Develop a success-orientated attitude and avoid negativity at all costs.
A is also for acceptance. In that you must accept the fact that fat loss is hard, because once you accept that it's hard you will take it more serious and commit to your fat loss nutrition and training plan, which ultimately makes fat loss a lot easier.
A is also for action. In that you must take action and apply what you know you need to do, because until you do it, it really doesn't matter what you know. Apply these 7 action steps starting today and start seeing results real soon!
You must believe that you will succeed and attain the body you want for the summer season. As the saying goes 'You must believe it, if you want to achieve it.' Develop the attitude and belief that this summer you are going to look your absolute best once you hit the beach and you'll have the confidence to wear the bathing suit of your choosing.
You must be consistent with your training and nutrition. Summer season will be here in approximately 12 weeks, which is enough time to make significant changes in your body, provided you are consistent with your training and nutrition from now onwards. There's no room for major errors. Small mistakes will happen, but repeated mistakes or major slip-ups are not acceptable.
Keep yourself hydrated! Don't forget to drink plenty of water! What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder . Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder.
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A Bad Habit
Being Hard On Ourselves
When we are hard on ourselves for any reason, we send our bodies the message that we are not good enough.
One of the key components of human consciousness that most of us need to address and change is our tendency to be hard on ourselves. We do this in ways that are both overt and subtle, and half the work sometimes is recognizing that we are doing it at all. For example, if we find it difficult to graciously accept compliments, this is probably a sign that we tend to be hard on ourselves. Other ways in which we express this tendency include never feeling satisfied with a job well done, always wanting to be and do better, and getting mad at ourselves for getting sick. Getting mad at ourselves at all indicates that we need to rescue ourselves from our learned ability to be unkind to ourselves.
In essence, when we are hard on ourselves, we send our bodies the message that we are not good enough. Whenever we do this, we do damage that will need to be addressed later, and we sap our systems of much-needed energy. Being hard on ourselves is a waste of precious time and energy that we could use in positive ways. To begin to understand how this works, we can think about times when someone made us feel that we weren’t good enough. Even just thinking about it will create an effect in our bodies that doesn’t feel good. We may be used to the feeling, but when we really tune into it, we instinctively know that it is not good for us on any level.
Like any bad habit, being hard on ourselves can be a challenging one to release, but the more we feel the burden it places on us, the more motivated we will be to change. At first, just noticing when we are doing it and how it makes us feel is enough. As our awareness increases, our innate impulse toward health and well-being will be activated, moving us out of danger and into a more positive and more natural relationship with ourselves.
Low Glycemic Oat Bran Pancakes
Total Servings 12 pancakes
Serving Size 2 pancakes
Carbs Per Serving: 10.7 g
Prep Time:<20 minutes
Skill Level: Moderate
These aren't totally low carb but, they are on the low glycemic side, so eat these in moderation and you will be just fine. This are high in fiber which brings the net carbs down. Did I mention they are delicious? They are especially with Sugar Free Homemade Maple Syrup. http://recipes.steviva.com/recipe/sugar-free-maple-syrup-recipe
1 cup oat bran hot cereal, uncooked
1/2 cup soy, buckwheat or whole grain flour
1/4 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a tiny dash Stevia
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
Heat nonstick griddle or frying pan over medium to medium high heat. Add a tablespoon of coconut oil or cooking oil if you don't have coconut oil but, you should have some. :)
Combine oat bran, flour, Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a tiny dash Stevia, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
Beat together buttermilk and egg in a small bowl with a wire whisk.
Pour the egg mixture over dry ingredients.
Stir together until ingredients are just blended and no large dry lumps appear.
Pour approximately 1/8 cup pancake batter onto hot griddle.
Cook pancakes until puffed, browned and slightly dry around the edges.
Flip over and cook other side until golden brown.
Serve warm with Sugar Free Homemade Maple Syrup, http://recipes.steviva.com/recipe/sugar-free-maple-syrup-recipe
If you have leftovers you can freeze them for later.
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