February 10, 2013

Live a Happy Life – Learn to Love Your Body

Posted in Fitness, Happy Life, Health, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Mind Body, Motivation tagged , , , , , , , , at 11:43 PM by lanaholt

If You Want to Live a Happy Life – You Need to Learn to Love Your Body

Let’s get real. Most people will continue to yo yo diet if they hate themselves. You may think this is a good motivation, but I certainly don’t find self loathing motivating. If anything when I’m not feeling happy about myself, I’m more inclined to eat unhealthily.

Hating yourself is not going to help your situation if you are overweight. So, you need to just say, here I am and I’m moving forward from here. When you commit to get healthy, you have something to be happy about and something to like about yourself. You have taken a huge step forward.

Don’t torture yourself about having to lose weight. Most weight loss is a long journey. So, you should be healthy and patient. And you will learn alot of patience when you are on a fitness journey.

Also note there is a big difference between weight you need to lose for health reasons and weight you want to lose for vanity reasons. Vanity weight is usually 20 or less pounds that you want to lose so you look good in something or another. Weight you need to lose is weight you have to lose or you will suffer some health consequence like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart problems, type 2 diabetes, joint problems, and on and on.

I don’t care about your vanity weight. Sorry, not a big fan of killing it to lose 5 lbs. I do care that everyone is happy and healthy. So, if you are on this journey and want to connect, please feel free to find me on Facebook.



February 5, 2013

Foot Yoga for Foot Health and Plantar Fasciitis

Posted in Exercise, Fitness, Health, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Mind Body, Yoga at 9:23 PM by lanaholt

Your feet are very important. If it wasn’t for foot yoga and stretching I would not be walking. So, I made this video to show 1 simple foot yoga routine. Try it for a week and see how you feel. Even better is try http://www.yamunabodyrolling.com/ for a great dvd and foot yoga routine. Plus other great yoga products. A little foot yoga is good for the sole.

Foot yoga routine. Place just the bottom of the heals of the feet on the floor, press into the floor, allow the edges of the feet to lower also, then the ball of the feet join the party. Place one toe at a time starting with the pinky toe, then squeeze the toes and then lift all the toes and then the balls. Begin again.

Try doing it when you wake in the morning and before you go to sleep at night to fit in a couple times a day. Foot yoga helps you isolate the muscles to strengthen and stretch your feet. You are nothing without your feet. So add this to your daily routine. If you work in an office, strip those shoes off and do it under your desk.

Thanks for watching, listening, reading. If  you want to connect, you can find me on Facebook. http://facebook.com/coachlana