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More of Lynda Foster’s  WFIR interview with Robyn:

What are some things that business owners should avoid when it comes to food and managing stress?
Do NOT have unhealthy “comfort food” or emotional trigger food easily accessible. It is critical to eat healthy, balanced, low starch carb meals through out the day. This will make it a lot less likely to derail and start on a carb binge.

What are some quick tips for busy business owners to stay healthy?
Determine that you are your best resource and your best client. Treat your workout time and eating time as VALUABLE.  Honor your commitment to you!  Sleep, even when you feel overwhelmed.   Rest helps up function and think better.
Hydrate. drink water for every non – water drink you consume.
Pack food and always have HEALTHY, protein based snacks on hand. This will solve a ton of issues.

What advice would you give someone who has very little time but wants to be as healthy as possible?
If you HAVE no time to take care of yourself, then you need to have a heart to heart with YOU.   Three to four hour per week, for self care is simply NOT too much to ask.   Ask yourself what nonproductive, nonhealthy time stealers, you are engaging in, then go to BATTLE.  You are in control of your scehdule. Tell people you have an appointment – you do not have to tell them with who or why! 5 minutes COUNTS.  Rethink what you “THINK” is meaningful exercise. Park FARTHER AWAY. If you don’t have to get out of your car to get your food, do NOT get that food.
Remember “Motivation is an ACTION not A FEELING”

I Broke The Cycle!

WOW!  What an impact the recent Break The Cycle weekend “retreat” had on me when I attended a few weeks ago.  I think I’ve  been pretty good about staying in shape for the last 3 years and doing a fair job with my diet, but this seminar by FitStudio 365 had a big impact on me.  On the first night Jeff Philips made us aware of what our emotions mean.  Like when we’re angry (and I know how to do that one well) that means that we feel like someone has violated one of our rules.  I had never looked at it like that before.  I thought I was just pissed off and needed to get over it or go into a calm state of mind to move away from the feeling.   The tie-in was that our emotions will lead to distructive behaviors and we also need to use them to motivate us sometimes.

The second day was spent learning our way around the grocery store by Dorothy Shaver, the registered Dietician for Kroger.  She’s not only cute as a button, and walks her talk (what I would give to have that awesome Yoga body), but man, has what she taught us really stuck with me.  She not only showed us how to be more mindful in the way we ate, but she took us through a tour of the most imporant isles of the store and taught us how to read labels and choose the best foods to nourish us.  It was a real eye opener.  I’ve already changed the way I shop.  The same day we got to taste some of the healthy foods she was showing us at a cooking demonstration at Foodies.  Emily Sesler was a great host and Dorothy whipped up some things that I loved and helped me learn what I didn’t particularly care for so I wouldn’t waste my money purchasing those items.

The last few hours focused on our body image and how we could change that.  I was surprised to learn that my self talk about my body was not has positive and up lifting as I would have thought.  All my coaching training and education was finally pulled together by Jeff and Dorothy as they led us through an exercise that you’d have to experience yourself to explain.

Robyn Goodpasture, who is one of my favorite people on the planet, was a gentle, guiding and positive presence through the whole experience.  Her servant attitude and kind encouragements to attendees was felt and appreciate by me and my daughter Melody who shared the experience with me.

What a blessing the weekend was!  Make the time to attend the next one.  It will definitely break your cycle.