Congratulations on completing your 6-week challenge. This year’s weather forced us to find creative ways to get our steps in, but you all did not disappoint. If anything, this weather was one example of the everyday challenges we face to stay active. When you do come across those challenges be kind and patient with yourself, and know trying your best will always be enough.
How many times have you started a new fitness routine only to fall back into old patterns weeks, or even days after you have started. I for one have had this happen many times. Once I took the time to discover what motivated me and what I enjoyed, sticking to a routine became that much easier. Use this last week to review your goals, determine what time of day is easiest for you to motivate, and check in with yourself and to see if you truly enjoy what you’re doing.
Wellness isn’t simply about being a certain weight, or fitting is to a specific size, it is about creating lasting habits in the many facets of health. MiniNutrition was created around the philosophy that optimal health is found when there is a balance between fitness, nutrition, and self-wealth. Finding this balance can be challenging in our every changing lives, so set yourself up for a successful transition and consider only making a few small changes at a time.
Now that we have the movement piece covered, consider making a few small changes to your nutrition routine. One huge aid to having a successful nutrition transition is being prepared. Meal planning is a great tool to utilize when your trying to change eating habits. It is so much easier to choose a healthy and balanced option when it is prepared and ready when you’re hungry. If you’re not sure where to start use these three tips to get you started.
How many times have you begun a new fitness journey, only to have it quickly fade away? With any new routine keeping up the momentum can be a challenge. So, before that spark fades use these three tips to help you find the inspiration and motivation to keep movement in your life for the long haul. Read More
Have you ever noticed how your behaviors, mannerisms, and speech often shift when you begin to spend time with new people? Believe it or not, this is a trait that we have developed over time as a tool for survival. This enables us to feel a sense of kinship and belonging to the social network that surrounds us. Surprisingly, this sense of inclusion can play a larger role in our health.
How? If we perceive ourselves as being different from the group we surround ourselves with, it can lead to feelings of social rejection and loneliness. Studies have shown that those who feel they are alone have an increase in inflammation, a decrease in immunities, and a greater likelihood of developing a chronic illness. Read More
One of the core messages of MiniNutrition is to accept who you are at the moment without comparison — a little tricky when participating in a competition. This is why I wanted to bring it to light at the beginning of the challenge. Walk the Rock is a challenge first and foremost. The competition is an added bonus. The intention of this event is to inspire you to incorporate movement into your life for a healthy body and mind.
STOP: Set Your Intention
Before you scroll down and look at the scores, take a moment to reflect on the reason, beyond the competition, that you decided to register for this challenge. This intention should be your priority throughout the challenge and after. I ask you to do this because external or goal oriented motivators may get your started, but intrinsic motivation will keep you going.Read More
Thanksgiving is a time to come together around a delicious meal, with the people you love, and celebrate all that you are grateful for. But, for many of us this meal can be a source of stress and anxiety. Not because of the family dynamics, or the stress of hosting a large meal, but because of the volume of food set out on the table.
Have no fear, we are here to share with you some tools to help you tackle this Thanksgiving meal with confidence and kick off your holiday season on a positive note. At MiniNutrition we believe that there is a time and a place to enjoy all foods and Thanksgiving dinner is the meal to do so.