“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“Hey! What’s up? It’s Ian Hart (Beaufort Personal Trainer) here at EarthFIT Connecticut and today I’m going to be doing 4 Exercises Kettle Bell Circuit. You can use whatever weight you can do as many reps that weight fits or suits for you.
Today I’m going to be doing 5 reps of each exercise with the pretty heavy weight 72lbs Kettle Bell so I’m going to be doing 5 reps with One Arm Swings (on each side), 5 Cleans, 5 Snatches and then 5 what I called Power Bombs I don’t even know what they’re called and I’m going to be doing that in circuit for 3 sets so pick a weight that works for you. If 10 reps works for you with a lighter weight that’s great, go ahead and try that out. I’m going to get started and show you one set of this Kettle Bell Circuit.
(Please see the video)
The last one can be a little tricky. Make sure you are using a proper weight.
So there you have it – Thanksgiving Kettle Bell Circuit. Go ahead give it a shot!”
Did you know that the obesity rate in America has tripled during the last 30 years? It goes without saying that health and fitness should be a priority in all our lives. Unfortunately for some, it doesn’t come as easy or naturally. If you want health and fitness in your life, then you need to start with the basics. Let’s start with your diet. Here’s a simple suggestion: Watch what you eat!
The foods that you eat will ultimately show on your body. So if your diet consists of fatty food such as burgers, pizza, desserts and fries, then don’t be surprised to experience tiredness all the time and eventually become overweight. In many cases, obesity sets in along with other associated and serious health risks. If you are serious about losing weight, then you need to make a lifestyle change. Here are tips that will help you to lose weight effectively.
• Drink Fresh Juices Not Sodas – Soft drinks (sodas) have been linked to obesity, diabetes and even faster aging. But there have also been claims of kidney problems due to the phosphoric acid in sodas. Stay away from them! Yes, this includes diet sodas. To get a truckload of energy in the morning, start your day with a fresh glass of fresh fruit and vegetable juices. Certain vitamins and minerals are reduced or destroyed by heat so juicing raw, fresh (preferably organic) fruits and veggies help bring those essential nutrients to your body.
• Whip Up A Fruit Salad – Most health experts recommend that fruits should be taken on an empty stomach to bring out its potency inside the body (or at least 30 minutes after eating a meal). So during snack time, try to replace your donuts or bag of chips with a healthy serving of fruit salad. You can achieve health and fitness Beaufort in your diet as well as Beaufort weight loss just by making this quick and easy switch. Try blueberries, apples, oranges, strawberries and others.
** BONUS TIP: Drink lots of water. Among other things, water transports nutrients to the body’s tissues, maintains blood pressure for the proper cardiovascular functioning and flushes out toxins. Losing about 9-12% of your body’s water can be fatal. So drink up!
• Exercise In Groups – Many health and fitness Beaufort experts recommend group exercise to make the workout routines more exciting and fun. Some individuals find it more motivating to perform their physical exercises when they are in a group. This allows weight watchers to focus on their goal in losing weight when they see other health enthusiasts enjoying their workout routines.
• Seek A Personal Trainer – If you prefer to get a more personalized workout routine then seek help from a Beaufort personal trainer. A great coach can offer you a training program that is formulated to get you to your goal from start to finish. They can not only help you with workout routines, but they can assist you with the right information in having the proper diet and nutrition that suits your needs.
Getting proper nutrition and the right amount – and intensity – of exercise is necessary for weight loss of people hoping to shed off those extra nagging pounds. Stay positive, and simply use these health and fitness Beaufort tips as guidelines in achieving a healthy body and lifestyle.