“Hey! What’s up? So I’m sitting here just doing some work, planning things out and doing some quiet contemplation and I was thinking about the issues that people bring up around certain topics and this is part of the Drama Vs. Data theme that I’ve been going with… so the Drama Vs. Data theme is you know when people get on the scale, are they creating drama or just looking at as a data point.
And so here’s the thing… when someone has drama of getting on the scale the only reason that they have drama is because their belief systems around where their weight should be, they believe they’re in the wrong, they believe not where they should be. Well, they’re exactly where they should be because that’s the reality of the situation, right? so the accumulation of all the past decisions and actions have created where they should be. All right, think about it like this… we have MYZONE belts. It’s a strap that goes around your chest, it checks your heartrate, it tells you how many MEPs like how many calories kind you’re burning etcetera, how much energy you’re putting up based on your heart rate. I’ve yet to see a person go “Oh… no! I don’t wanna see my heart rate, I can’t see my heart rate…no! Oh God! No…” which is what we get with the scale right? “No… I don’t wanna weigh in today, I don’t wanna check my weight, I was bad over the weekend… can we weigh in later? I don’t wanna say… blah! blah! blah!…” and on and on and on and drama drama drama stories drama, stories drama. Well why isn’t that true for the heart rate? Well, because the heart rates are reflection of past decisions, etc.. Well the reason is there’s no stories in line around the heart rate. You know in the media there’s images, impressions, thoughts and beliefs that are put upon us by our parents, the media, etcetera like all these things they’re impressed upon us and we have a belief systems about where we should be. And people don’t wanna step on the scale because they don’t wanna see the reality or the truth. They don’t wanna face the truth, they don’t want to accept where they are at.
Acceptance is the first step in the transformation process. Once you get through acceptance, then and only then can you change. All right, so stepping on the scale if there’s an issue there’s a lot much deeper work that needs to be done so we’re transformation experts in getting people to lose weight, also mind-body transformation incorporates the mind aspect which is more powerful right? so if you lose the weight but you still have the problem with the scale, the transformation is not taking place.
If you’re able to step on the scale and accept where you’re at, that’s actually where the transformation is because now you can accept it and now you can move forward. And now you can accept all the actions you’ve done in the past and now you can accept your future to be greater, better and achieve moving forward to your grandest vision. So until that is done then it’s going to be hard to create the future you want so until you accept the past, until you accept where you are in the present it will be extremely hard. I won’t say it’s impossible but it will be extremely hard to get to where you are going because you can’t accept what’s already been there. So you’re not living in the present if you’re not living in the present you are not gonna take actions based on where you want to be in the future. I hope that makes sense, I hope this helps anybody who’s struggling with weight or they have more drama in getting on the scale then they do just looking at a data point.”
“Hey! What’s up? It’s Ian Hart here. This is part 3 of Drama Vs. Data. If you saw my previous videos I talked about how when you step on the scale that’s a data point and drama is “Oh! I can’t step on a scale…, No! I’m not gonna do it today I’m gonna do it tomorrow, I’m gonna do it next week or I can’t do it because I don’t know like…” so that is drama. And drama doesn’t help anybody, it actually makes you go further away from your goals and if you read some of the neuroscience or seen the videos about the neuroscience of transformation, habit change has to come from making something more important and more conscious so when you step on the scale it gives it more tension, you’re more likely to make the change and habit change.
If you have an issue with stepping on the scale then we need to address the issue because it’s not the scale itself, it’s the feelings attached to with the scale. So what happens is people don’t have self acceptance so it can be condemned themselves and guilt and shame comes to stepping on the scale. But, self acceptance means there’s no guilt or shame, it’s just accepting what you did so if you had a bad weekend then there’s no reason to feel guilty about it. Move on and upward towards your goal and look at the data as a reference point. Okay, I might have eaten a lot of food this weekend and I gained a couple of pounds but this week I will do better. If you have a problem stepping on the scale, we need to adjust the feelings that are associated with it so sentence stemming is a good way to use for anything but here’s a good one. Write this down if you have any issues getting on the scale:
I would feel better stepping on the scale if…
This will lead you to figure out where the issues and feelings are coming from and then once you understand the feelings that are coming up then you can anticipate them and once you can anticipate your feelings you can make a prediction and a response so you can predict “Hey if I get on the scale I might have a bad feeling well now let me create a response based on that…” Typically what happens and this is how people prevent transformation is they don’t have a prediction, they don’t have a response and they react so they get home, they have bad feelings, they start to gorgethemselves with food. So they did not prepare and did not plan out what they are going to do when that feeling arise so it leads to doing something without even thinking about it. So it’s not conscious, it’s not on the brain. We know that something must have more tension and be more conscious in our mind to make the transformation. So try the sentence stem, you can do this for anything if you want more freedom in your life, if you want more love you can say… “I would have more freedom in my life if…”, “I would have more love in my life if…” whatever it is you want so I would feel better stepping on the scale if… and this writing it out not just thinking about it and really putting the work in will allow for you to reflect and once you start to make associations to why you feel this way you can start the process of transformation and get to the root cause of the issue. All right, Ian Hart with EarthFIT training. I hope this helps.”
“There’s one main reason that people do not get the goals or hit the goals that they’re looking for, and that #1 reason is commitment. So if someone sets a goal, they set that intention in motion. But mostly they don’t reach it because of commitment level all right? There’s a quote and it says “It’s hard to beat someone who never gives up.” someone who never gave up is somebody who’s committed to reaching to where they want to be. Most people give up.So I want you to think about this… Think about where failure isn’t even an option all right? For example, when they build a bridge let’s say the Golden Gate Bridge, they didn’t say “Oh! I’m gonna try and build a bridge and you know maybe we’ll hire somebody that is okay, a decent engineer.” No! they said “We’re gonna build a bridge we better make sure that it doesn’t fall apart so we’re gonna hire the best engineer, we’re gonna hire the best architects, we’re gonna hire the best construction company, we’re gonna hire all the right people and we’re gonna invest a lot of time, money and energy to make sure that it’s failproof”, the same with airplanes. For the most part it’s pretty darn failproof. All right? So every once in awhile, there’s a mishap but very infrequently it happens so they pretty much make them failproof like there is no “Uhmm…I’m gonna try and make sure this plane makes it to LA.” No! They have a system to make sure that everything is in align and in order that they can get you from New York to LA.
And so it’s the same with your goals. All right? Set your intention, decide what it is that you want and sometimes the people that aren’t align with their purpose so they get lost, they don’t really know what they want and that’s the main problem is that they’re lost and don’t know what they want. So investing in yourself only helps further that process and then when you know who you truly are you’ll know what you want and then you can stick with it and reach the goal that you desire. It’s worked for me and I’m sure it can work for you.”
“Hey! What’s up? Today I want to cover a topic which is Drama Vs. Data. Since we’re a personal training facility part of our value is tracking data and holding people accountable to move in towards the data that they are looking for and that data would be weighing people in, re-doing our InBody assessment that graphs everything out, also doing before and after pictures; and just those 3 points of data can tell you a massive amount. And then we’re also adding the heart rate monitors coming in soon. So we’re going to have polar flow heart rate monitors where you can see on the screen what your percentage of heart rate is, what your max, your lowest heart rate throughout your workout, how fast you recover, etc. and that will give you even more data. And so the more data we give the better.
Now there’s difference between data and drama. Drama is… “Ugh! I’m so fat, Ugh! I don’t feel good, I don’t feel like doing that, I can’t do that… blah blah blah…” that is drama. And drama takes you further away from your goal whereas data takes you closer to your goals so for an example if someone is going to weigh in… “Ugh! I just feel so fat, I just take so much on the weekend, I hate the scale, I can’t weigh in, I don’t feel good…” that’s drama or approaching the scale by saying “You know what this is telling me that 20lbs away from where I would like to be…” and now that’s data. If you focus on the drama, you’re not going to get closer to your goal, and that drama, that feeling, and that vibration you’re giving off actually is a low energy which takes you further away from your goal whereas the data brings you closer because it’s a mindset change.
So what I would suggest or consider looking at where do you have drama in your life that is actually stopping you from getting to where you want to be and turn that into data. So change the mindset around it. Just say Okay, you know you can relate it to anything so weight how you feel, money in the bank right you know would people have this reels in their head that are telling them so that’s a certain thing. And so, your self dialogue comes from your thoughts, your thoughts come from your feelings and your feelings come from your environment so ultimately either something needs to change in your environment, or you’re not hanging around the right people to make you feel good, you’re not living in an environment that makes you feel good, feel healthy and happy, you’re not buying the right foods, the foods that might trigger the emotional eating. So your environment ultimately dictates your feelings, thoughts, actions, all those things and can create more drama. So, stay away from the drama, focus on the data and you will get closer to your goals.”
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“Hey! What’s going on? A quick video for you about something that is vital for your health and wellness. And this has to do with… Oxygen. All right!
So this is something that every single day should be extremely important; something that you should be conscious of and if you are unconscious of it, it can lead to pain, other health issues and tons of different ailments. Okay, so if you are not taking in the oxygen that your body needs on a daily basis, you will end up suffering a specific ailment. It could even be emotional so I want you just to try this simple trick just to show you how oxygen levels affect your perception of reality.
So picture an orange as you exhale. I want you to exhale and visualize an orange, close your eyes visualize the orange and exhale. Then I want you to inhale and visualize an apple. Okay? Take 2 seconds to do that and then tell me what you see; you can leave a comment below.
Typically what you’ll find is that as you exhale the fruit will seemed more distant and further away, right? And it will also seem like it’s dying sometimes people will say that they see maggots coming out of it or it’s something grotesque is happening to it, right? And then the apple as you inhale will be larger, bigger, more plump better colors.
The reason being as you exhale – which is also to expire – meaning like if your body feels like it’s going to expire like it’s gonna die, your brain is telling you that you’re getting rid of the action of it. That’s how the brain works on a very deep level and so it alters your perception of reality because it conserves everything else for the body to function. So you can no longer access prefrontal cortex as well with limited oxygen. Prefrontal cortex is where we’re allowed to visualize things, that’s the human part of the brain that allows us to think in the future, visualize things and create our reality. When you inhale you can see and visualize things better. So that’s just one simple thing that allows you to see the effect that oxygen has on your perception of your reality. So imagine this: you’re sitting down at your desk all day, tensed, tightened, you breathe from your chest, very shallow breathing right? And then you start to feel aches and pains in your back, you start to get headaches, all this different things pop up… Symptoms right?
So, how we should breathe? Deep belly breaths [breathing] into the belly and then out. This will not only affect your perception of reality, it will also help you digest things better, you will burn more calories and people will associate with you better; because when we look at somebody, if we sense that there in fight or flight we are going to categorize them if they’re friendly. Will they help us feed me or bring me to my goal? This is deep on the subconscious level or are they a threat to me, right? If someone’s in fight or flight, they’re typically a threat to you right? If someone’s breathing from the belly they are on a relaxed state, they are more calm, and they are more appealing to us even on an unconscious level.
So those are just small things that have the ability to affect everything so your brain will function differently, your body will function differently, you will have more energy, right? Imagine that just one simple thing that you do daily is inhaling, letting your belly expand, inhale through the nose, exhale through the mouth. If this becomes an instinctual process, then you will change your whole day, you will feel better all around. Alright, so I hope that helps you. What we find is typically most people are living in fight or flight all day, they are tensed up, they breathe shallow in the chest and this prevents them from truly feeling good, relaxed, rested, digested completely throughout the day. Alright, so I hope this tip helps deep breaths. If you can’t do it all day, take 3 sets each day: morning or breakfast, lunch, dinner. Take 10 deep inhales into your belly, hold the breath in there for about 3 or 4 seconds and then exhale. This will actually saturate your body with oxygen you should be instantly feel relaxation and ultimately feel better. Alright so I hope that helps. Have a good day! Ian Hart checking out.”
“Hey! What’s going on? Welcome to the EarthFIT blog. It’s Ian Hart here and today I’m going to show you about Kefir, or how to make Kefir.
Kefir is a drink. It’s fermented milk and the word stands for “feel good” in Turkish and it goes way back – centuries and centuries ago. The origins were believed to be in the Caucasus Mountains and this was a secret drink and it was only made from Kefir grains – these specific grains; if you do not have the grains you can’t make the drink – and it was passed down from generation to generation and it was a secret within families. They thought the potency of the drink would be diminished if they let the secret out.
So I’m going to show you how to make a Kefir. It’s best with raw milk. Goat’s milk or sheep’s milk is the best. Today I’m using raw cow’s milk. Many people believe that raw milk is not good; it’s been stigmatized and that is not true. It’s actually way more beneficial and healthy for you. It lasts longer, I can keep this out of the fridge for day and a half, 2 days and still drink it and it builds up beneficial bacteria, which protects it from the bad bacteria; as opposed to pasteurized milk which not only have the nutrients been taken out of it through pasteurization but it can build bad bacteria very quickly… and it molds very quickly.
The benefits of Kefir are numerous and varied. They use it for TB (Tuberculosis), gastrointestinal issues, numerous things, it has so much benefit to it. Actually now they are doing studies on its antidepressant effects because it’s named Kefir makes you feel good. It actually makes you happy and it helps produce serotonin in the brain, which makes you feel better and happier. The grains are currently in this milk. Now the grains can go dormant; I left it in the refrigerator. When it’s in a cold environment the grains go dormant. You want to keep them out in about 76-85 degrees (Fahrenheit) temperature and that is where they tend to grow and they feed off the milk the most. So we have the grains in here, I am going to strain it out, pouring this into a bowl.
Okay, so let me give you a little close up there. So right now I’m not sure if you can see this properly but the grains are in this strainer and I’m going to transfer that into another clean container. So I’m taking these grains, then putting them back into a clean container. And then pouring more milk back into this container… and it depends on the grains (how much grains you have). You have to monitor how much milk you should put in and it depends. So I’ll let this sit now for 24 hours roughly and then I can go in and smell it. I’ll cover it with just a towel and a rubber band so air can get to it and The carbon can be released. I’ll smell it; if it has the sweet and sour “kefiry” smell then I know it’s ready and I will do the same thing again – I’ll strain out the Kefir and then prepared to drink. If it smells a little too yeasty which sometimes it can after it’s been in the refrigerator, I’ll exchange more milk in it and then it will grow into Kefir or I can pour more milk right into it and allow it to get that more of the Kefir taste.
So there you have it. I’m going to set this down for about 24 hours roughly depending on how long it takes based on the temperature and the amount of grains. And now this batch is ready for me to drink. So I’m going to pour it back in here and then take a sip and get the benefits of the Kefir.
So you might see my emails about good bacteria. Kefir is loaded with beneficial bacteria. It can have up to 56 strains of good bacteria. And today, many people in the US specifically are overridden with bad bacteria in their stomach, their guts even on the skin they have [bad] bacteria everywhere. And raw Kefir is one of the best ways to rebalance the good bacteria vs the bad bacteria and get the health benefits which are numerous and varied from this.
So if you are in the Beaufort area, I go to Sea Island Jersey to get my raw milk. You can also order online frozen cow milk or a goat’s milk from all over the US. There’s a place up in the Columbia, South Carolina where I get my goat’s milk from, but I prefer this is the best – this is grass fed. You want to get the grass fed, no antibiotics, healthy cows and you’re gonna get the best milk from that, which makes the best Kefir. There’s also the best benefit, best nutrients in the grass fed, healthy cow milk. So, this is Ian Hart from the EarthFit blog speaking about Kefir. If you have any questions or comments, go ahead and leave them below. You could also check out the Kefir lady. If you Google the Kefir lady, that is where I got my Kefir grains from. So I googled the Kefir lady, I sent her an email and she sent me a package of Kefir grains. You could only make Kefir if you have the Kefir grains so keep that in mind. Use raw milk and you’ll be good to go and go feel the benefits of it right away. The first time I drank raw Kefir, I felt good instantly.
So again, it’s Ian Hart and I hope you have a great day.”