Beaufort Health and Fitness: The #1 Reason People Do Not Reach Their Goal
“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.”
Are your thought preventing you from reaching your goals? Do you know what consciousness level you vibrate at? I was inspired to shoot a video when I woke up this morning about body and consciousness transformation after getting some amazing feedback from the 10 people in THE THRIVE PROJECT coaching group and how much it has transformed their life. Here it is…
If you interested in seeing a video on stress reduction and consciousness level let me know.
“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.”
Beaufort health and fitness: Omega 3
“Hey guys! Ben here, Precision Nutrition Coach. I’m going to be talking to you again about supplements today. The supplement I’d like to speak with you about today is going to be highly beneficial for you because what happens is a lot of people they have a lot of joint inflammation; their shoulder hurts; their back hurts; there are people walking around their knees hurt. Essentially, you can almost ask any different person they’re going to say this hurts and you ask them why they’re like it’s inflamed. So with this supplements going to help you do is decrease the amount of inflammation in your body while also helping you burn more fat.
The reason people aren’t getting enough of this is because we are eating too much of the wrong foods. The supplement I am specifically talking about is an Omega 3 which comes from fish oils – that’s the one we’re going to be talking about today. The reason people aren’t getting enough omega 3s is they’re eating too many omega 6, it skews with the balance of the omega 6 and omega 3 ratio. Way, way back in our ancestors past and everything, we used to eat a lot more fish and things that had omega 3s in it. Now we eat a lot of meat products and things like oils and all the processed foods so that pushes the omega 6 ratio. So the ratio you want to have is about 4:1. Right now most people are eating a 20:1 or 40:1. So, not getting nearly enough omega 3s and getting way to omega 6’s.
The reason this causes the problem is the omega 6 is causing the inflammation in the body, they cause restriction of the blood vessels, they cause coagulation in the blood, they cause restriction in the airways and they cause the pain in the joints where the omega 3s do the complete opposite. They are anti-inflammatory, they are anti coagulants, they increase the airway pathways in the body and they eliminate pain. So you want to get that ratio closer to the normal level and you may say to yourself “Hey, I eat fish you know I eat fish all the time.” Ask yourself this question:
- Have you eaten fish today?
- Did you eat fish yesterday, or last week, or anytime in this past month, and how much?
Because the amount of fish that you actually have to consume to get that proper amount of omega 3s is about 3lbs. Each serving of fish is about 250-500mg of omega 3s. You need several grams of omega 3s a day to get the benefits.
So the benefits of consuming omega 3 supplements are going to be like I spoke earlier:
- A decrease in joint pain and joint inflammation
- Increase in fat burning and your metabolism
How does it occurs is omega 3s cause a turn on a particular part in the body called peroxisomes within your cells. The peroxisomes, they digest the fat and they break down the fat differently from other different parts of the body, different cells in the body. So the omega 3s activate the peroxisomes. This increases the amount of heat that is release in the body by 30-40%. More heat being released means the metabolism is working even harder and also reduces the amount of energy that is actually produced by fat breakdown. This is actually beneficial for you because if less energy is being produced for each gram of fat that is being broken down. Your body has to actually break down more fat to get the required energy for the activity you’re trying to do so it actually burns more fat with the activation from the omega 3s.
The supplement that we have here at EarthFIT is the AdvoCare OmegaPlex. This product, it has a maintenance dosage of 2 soft gels and this is going to give you a maintenance just for optimum health. However, if you want the fat burning benefits and the anti-inflammation benefits that will help decrease the pain in the shoulders you are currently having, decrease the pain in your back, your hips, your knees, eliminate all types of inflammation in the body and increase the fat burning, you want a minimum of 3 grams of omega 3s. The OmegaPlex that I have here it has per serving which is the 2 soft gels 1 gram of omega 3 so you need 6 softgels to get the optimum benefits, the anti-inflammatory and the fat burning benefits. So 6 soft gels is going to give you 3 grams and that’s the minimum dosage required to get all the benefits from omega 3s.”
Beaufort health and fitness: Probiotics
“Hey guys! Ben here, Precision Nutrition Coach. Again I’ll be talking about more supplements with you. The supplement I’ll be speaking about today is going to help you improve your gut function, your digestion and then also it’s going to help boost your immune system. Thus, some questions I’d like to ask you right now are:
- Are you currently feeling things like bloating? gassiness?
- When you eat a meal, does it not seem to sit well? Or immediately after again you get bloated and gassy?
- Are you currently getting acid reflux where you know again, you eat something and it just doesn’t seem to sit right.
- Are your bowel movements irregular?
- Are you getting sick very frequently? It seems like you’re always sick and no matter what you do you can’t get better.
This supplement is definitely for you then.
The supplement I’m specifically talking now is probiotics and here at EarthFIT we have probiotic supplement in particular by the Qivana company that we sell and this is going to help you replenish the probiotic storage within your body. You may ask yourself why do I even need a probiotic? Shouldn’t my body be getting the beneficial bacteria from things like yogurt, and other things like that. Those foods aren’t very beneficial, they don’t give you enough probiotics, and what happens is those yogurts that you’re consuming actually have more harmful ingredients like the sugar and artificial sweeteners that are killing off the probiotics within them. Other things that destroy the probiotics in the body that are going to cause all those symptoms that I spoke about earlier – the gassiness, bloating, poor digestion, sickness – are actually antibiotics.
So when you go to the doctors what do they recommend? They write you prescription and then they hand you an antibiotic and you’ll go pick it up and take it without any thinking about it. The term probiotic means for life, it promotes life. Antibiotics is against life so when the doctor writes you prescription and hands it to you it’s actually giving you something that is against life, it kills life, whereas the probiotic is beneficial for life. So, antibiotics kill off the probiotics in your gut. Other things that kill off the probiotics in your gut are artificial sweeteners. It’s a toxins to the body so again, it’s a toxin, it’s a poison, it kills things in your body. So artificial sweeteners, artificial food colorings, same thing as sweeteners, it’s toxic to the body, it kills off…
Gluten: Gluten is very inflammatory and it destroys the gut itself it destroys the microvilli which are the little particles in your gut that help assimilate and digest food and help absorb. It destroys that and really inflames the intestines so again, you’re killing off more probiotics that way. So, those are several things that you are eating without any thinking about it and then companies like the packaged food companies, they put in other chemicals and toxins that you’re not even currently aware of, they’re killing off the probiotics in the body.
So, what are the benefits of taking a probiotic? The benefits that you’re going to receive is going to be:
- An increase in your gut function, your digestion so you’re going to have better digestion
- Your assimilation of nutrients so you’re now digesting better. What’s going to happen is you will assimilate all the nutrients better. You may have heard of the saying “You are what you eat.” the saying should actually be you are what you digest and assimilate so the nutrients that actually get absorbed within the body are going to be the nutrients that are beneficial.
- Other things that you’re going to benefit from taking probiotics is a boost in your immune function. I can’t even remember the last time I was sick because I currently take a probiotics daily and my sickness just stays at the minimum. I never feel down, I never have to call off work or call off when I was at school because of I was sick. I always felt well. Whereas my friends they’re always sick, they seem to come out with just a cold that everybody at the school was getting… things like that.
- You’re going to have a decrease in the bloating, decrease in the gassiness from taking the probiotics and just you will have an overall better well being from taking the probiotics.
- You will feel much better just throughout the day.
- Your clothes will fit better, you will have a better self image of yourself.
So again, this is Ben, a Precision Nutrition Coach and talking about probiotics.”
Just finished up xbody training and my whole body is already sore. The electrodes stimulate the muscles to the designated degree created by the trainer. It was only 20 minutes long but enough to make you feel it. It was cool to try out but I it’s not my cup of tea, I like heavy weights and explosive movements :). I definitely recommend trying it out though.
“Hey! What’s up? It’s Ian Hart here. (“I can take a picture of you”, Yeah sure! I want you to film me…) So I’m here in Paris right now and I’m about to do this training called Xbody Training and right now he’s filling up a pads here with water so that conducts the electricity and then that stimulates the muscles right? (“Yes”). And so I’m about to start the training, I’ll let you know how it goes, I’ve been testing out different training while I’ve been out here and first time I did crossfit yesterday but anyways, I’ll let you know how it goes I might give you a video of me doing the actual training and I got my trainer right here say hi! (“Hi!”). Alright! Talk to you later.”
“Alright so right now I’m in Xbody, you can see I have a suit on and what they do is electrically stimulate all the muscles throughout the body. Pretty awesome, pretty intense. And so if I get a chance, I’m gonna have… film me the actual workout.”
I was sore for 5 days from this!
Beaufort Personal Trainer: A Workout You Can Do Anywhere
“Hey! Good Morning! So, I’m back in the spot where I came when I first landed in Thailand and I’m doing a little workout on a beach but the truth is yesterday I was in a tiny tiny hotel room…and I didn’t workout and I’m gonna incorporate what I did yesterday or two days ago with today.
And so, training is supposed to be a slight progression of the things you did before without killing yourself right? It’s not generally good to be sore all the time. I’m training two times a week for only half an hour then maybe that might be the case because that’s the only stimulants you’re getting but for example today I’m doing 10 sprints. Each sprint getting faster and faster until around 8, 9 and 10 or my max sprints and jogging back in between so there’s no rests. About 8-9 rep my heart rate should be very high so I haven’t stopped my cardio and then after that, I’m gonna do what I did back in the hotel room it doesn’t take any space at all: 3 sets of 30 pushups and 30 squat jumps alright no resting on the pushups, no resting on the squat jumps but in between taking about a minute. And so, that workout with the warm up included takes about 15-20 minutes. It gets my metabolic heart rate going or stimulates my metabolic systems because my heart rate up and it gets me ready to start the day. When I start the day off like this I’m energized, more focused, mentally ready, and hopefully I’ll sleep better on my foot. Alright, so again all you need is space and a little motivation to get going and pretty much you can do workout anywhere. Alright, and sometimes it’s the accountability and the motivation and inspiration that really gets you going so hopefully this can inspire somebody who’s either on vacation, or doesn’t have the means to get to a gym.
Alright, so I hope you enjoyed it and this is Ian Hart checking out from Nai Yang Beach.”
“I got a ton of great feedback on the last video I did so I thought I would expand on it more. It was early morning and was just gathering my thoughts so bare with me :)”
Beaufort health and fitness: Core Values
“Hey! Good morning! It’s Ian Hart and thought of doing a video to expand on what I was speaking about in the last video I sent about a few days ago. I got a ton of great feedback and so I thought I would give a little bit more in regards to that topic so that it could help people move towards their goals faster and with more clarity.
So, I spoke about core values and how important it is to move forward towards their goals and when you have core values and you dig deep into what your core values are, what your passions are, then it gives you more direction and clarity. Alright so, as with the map if you want to go somewhere first, you need to know where you’re at and then only then can you move forward. And so it’s the same thing the core values as you define your core values you essentially have more meaning in your life and when you have more meaning you have more value.
Alright so, it’s a symbiotic relationship: you have meaning which creates value. And then, creates more meaning and then creates more value. And so, life continues on like that as we add meaning to it, we add more value to it. For example, a relationship has value only when it has meaning right? Someone has passed away you don’t know, someone across the world passes away and you find out about it or you might hear about it you might say “Oh it’s terrible!” but it’s not traumatic because that relationship doesn’t have value but when someone close to you passes away it’s traumatic because that relationship has meaning and value. And so if you have a good relationship with yourself then you have meaning and value in that relationship. The more you’re going to take care of your health, the more you’re going to expect all the things that enter your mind, your body, your spirit, your soul and then ultimately, you’re going to add more value to your life and to your relationship and everything around you will seem better, have more direction, purpose, clarity. And so, the more value you give your life the better everything else is, the more you will take care of yourself, the more love you will show yourself and others.
So, you know people come into us for training and they’ll say things like “Oh you know it’s expensive or you know I’m just not ready to do it…” but they’re in the position where they’re in dire need of health and so those people just don’t value their health and they don’t see the value in their health and if they had a solid foundation of core principles, core beliefs, core passions, they knew who they are, what they are about then they might see more value in a training program or taking the first step forward in a training program. So, I hope that helps expanding on the core values concept. This is something that we are going to implement into the EarthFIT program for those that are interested… and yeah, I’ll be back implementing these core values into our program for those that are interested in it and so this will help everybody move forward towards their goals and then actually will help every aspect of their life. And so I’m excited to bring that to EarthFIT.
Alright, Ian Hart here signing out from Nai Yang Beach in Thailand. Alright have a great day and I’m checking out!”
Would you rather “change” or “transform” when you start a fitness program? Defining your core values can be the first step in the transformation process in fitness or anything in life and is essential to creating a success map. Do you have a define set of core values? If so, let me know below
Beaufort Fitness: Change or Transform?
“Hey! What’s going on? I’m on my third day here in Thailand at Nai Yang beach right now we have a reprieve from the work we’re doing and everything is going great and I thought of create a video talking about some of stuff that we’re doing here and how it translates to what we do in fitness and with our business specifically EarthFIT and when people come in our door, so if you’re a client listen to this. You come in our door you are looking for a change, you want to see something change in your body, maybe in your mind, spirit, whatever it is you are looking for a change… And what I want to see happen is a transformation and that’s my goal for you when you come in the door. And, transformation would be a change to a permanent degree and it happens on a brain level. If you change your behavior for a short period of time and you go back to it, that is not a transformation. So ultimately the goal is that your brain changes and this happens on a neuroscience level on a Basal Ganglia a part of a brain where when that changes subconscious and that subconscious change has been a transformation to a permanent degree.
And so, with so much uncertainty in the world today, there’s so much you have control over right? You don’t have control over you know someone driving on the opposite side of the street, you don’t have control over other people, you don’t have control over the weather but what you do have control over is yourself, your beliefs, your belief systems, and invariably what I find is that most people don’t have a solid foundation in their belief system and so they have uncertainty on themselves and then they go out into the world that is uncertain and then you have a massive uncertainty to the nth power and so that creates a stressful and threatening environment. But, if you get clear on who you are, what your beliefs are or what your values are, who you are as a person and being true to yourself right to thy own self, be true as Shakespeare said or Socrates know that self. The more you know yourself, the more you can change and transform because if you don’t know yourself, who you are, where you are coming from, where you are going, you don’t have a map. And if you have goals set in place then, it really doesn’t matter what those goals are if you don’t know what is making you think and why you need to go and get to them then it’s going to be harder to achieve those goals and then it’s going to be harder to transform.
So, finding out your three core values would be the first step in finding out who you are, what resonates with you. For example, my core values are: faith, so faith that I have confidence. Trust and a belief that universe is conspiring to work with me and for me for the ultimate greater good. And then, gratitude is that I have appreciation. I wake up and I am thankful to be alive, I appreciate what I have. And then lastly courage, that I have the courage to speak from my heart, to do the thing that I might be fearful of doing but still stepping up and actually doing it. I might be scared, you know I was scared to actually leave and come on this retreat but I knew it was I had to do to grow and to take me to the next level. It’s uneasy to leave my business, to leave my family, to leave things that are comfortable. It takes me out of the comfort zone and I live those values, I’ve perpetually lived in discomfort. I mean, as most business owners know starting your own thing, creating your own thing is extremely discomforting especially in the beginning but so I live in courage to take me through that discomfort. And even though I’m scared and fearful that I’ll still take the action that I know and in my heart needs to be done. And so when I wake up everyday with those three things then I have more certainty in my life and therefore, it can transform the rest of my day and the rest of my world. And so I encourage you to figure out what 3 values you hold dear and closest to you that can help guide you and stir you throughout the day.
Alright, so this is Ian Hart signing out from Nai Yang beach in Thailand. I hope you enjoyed the message, let me know what you think.”
Clients often ask us what they can do when they are not able to make it in to EarthFIT because of travel schedules. You don’t need a gym or weights to get a good workout in. You also do need tons of time. All you need is your body a little motivation to get started (especially if your jet lag smile emoticon. My first training this morning I did 3 sets of 5 reps sprinting and 3 sets of 30 push ups. It was a 10 minute training session and enough to burn some calories, get my blood flowing and my mind right.
Beaufort Personal Trainer: Workout Anywhere At Anytime…
“Hey! What’s up? It’s the first morning here in Thailand I mean Nai Yang Beach and the beach is completely empty. It’s 6AM. I woke up at 4AM this morning, did some homework and now I’m chilling on the beach and about to do my workout. I got a perfect place for sprinting.
So as the sun rises, I’m going to do some sprint training. This is hard sand. So, I’ve only been in Thailand for about 12 hours now and it’s an absolutely beautiful country and I’ve only seen one of thousands of it and yeah I like it so far. So here’s my sprint training I am about to do and then pretty much all body weight training here because they don’t really have much gym so I can get a workout anywhere at anytime with sprinting, push ups, pull ups, squat jumps, walking lunges and I might check out some of the muay thai gyms they have here which their world’s famous for obviously since it’s Thailand.
Alright so here’s day 1 at the Thailand and about to get my workout before my intensive retreat starts with Dax Moy and just want to drop you guys the line and say what’s up? that you know I’m working out hard here and going to bring back some nuggets that we can share with the rest of the team.”