Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hydration and Why it is So Important!!

Hi Motiv8ers,

Coach Ty Here again.  For today's Blog we are going to get into a topic that is so simple, and we all know it, but it usually is the first thing we forget about or sacrifice when our schedules get really busy. 

That topic is.......Hydration and why it is so important!

Before we get started Motiv8ers watch this quick 3 minute video to learn what happens to your body when you are not fully hydrated.

Wow that's crazy right.   And Motiv8ers remember this month we are doing a hydration challenge.  Check out the message below from coach Joe with some more facts on why it is important to stay hydrated and a reminder about the challenge.  Then some more awesome tips at the bottom.
Why hydration?  Because:
  • Initial weight loss is largely due to loss of water, and you need to drink an adequate amount of water in order to avoid dehydration.
  • The process of burning calories requires an adequate supply of water in order to function efficiently; dehydration slows down the fat-burning process.
  • Burning calories creates toxins (think of the exhaust coming out of your car), and water plays a vital role in flushing them out of your body. 
  • Dehydration causes a reduction in blood volume; a reduction in blood volume causes a reduction in the supply of oxygen to your muscles; and a reduction in the supply of oxygen to your muscles can make you feel tired.  
  • Water helps maintain muscle tone by assisting muscles in their ability to contract, and it lubricates your joints.    
  • Proper hydration can help reduce muscle and joint soreness when exercising.  
  • A healthy (weight loss) diet includes a good amount of fiber. But while fiber is normally helpful to your digestive system, without adequate fluids it can cause constipation instead of helping to eliminate it.  
  • Drinking water with a meal may make you feel full sooner and therefore satisfied eating less. Note, however, that drinking water alone may not have this effect. In order to feel satiated (not hungry), our bodies need bulk, calories and nutrients.  
 So for the month of June the Motiv8 Team wants to challenge YOU to drink, at a minimum, half your body weight in ounces of water.
I weigh 150lbs so for me that would be about 75 ounces of water a day.  Keep in mind that this is JUST the amount you should drink at minimum.  So if you're sweating a LOT (like at your SET) you will need to drink more!
Next lets talk about a drink you should have every morning right when you wake up...

Lemon Water!!!!!

Gang your morning routine right when you wake up is so important.  It can make or break your whole day.  I'll be talking about this in another blog post soon but there is one thing you can start adding to your morning right now that is so important to your health and that is......

Lemon Water!!!!!

Check out this article to learn why....

Most important benefit of lemon Water, for me, is the concept of alkalinity.  Which is the process of neutralizing the acid in the body.   Check out the article and look at number 8. 

If you want to learn more about alkalizing your body then check out this article. especially the part about food....."The Truth About Alkalizing Your Blood".......
 Lastly what is the best way I like to stay Hydrated!?!?!?!?

Well of course with a large slice of Watermelon!  =)

Afternoon Motiv8ers it is getting hot out and having a large portion of watermelon an hour or two before your workout is a great way to get hydrated and give you the energy you need to work hard at your Motiv8 SET!  Try it out.

So crew Hydrate up and lets continue being so EPICALLY AWESOME!!  =)

Crew Stay EPIC and Don't Forget to Be AWESOME!

Coach Ty Out!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Make Every Thing You Eat Have a Purpose!

Hi Motiv8ers,

Coach Ty here for another blog post.  

Today's post is giving you a rule to live by for how you eat.  Read below and post your comments about your views towards your diet.  Also, I want to start posting recipes soon.  Post below and give us some feedback on what you would like to see.

Ok lets get started!!

In the Podcast I was listening to yesterday this guy named Preston Smiles was on.  Look him up on Youtube. Very motivating guy. Podcast info is at bottom of this post. He said a few motivating things but, what really stuck out and resonated with me was when he was talking about his heart problems when he was in high school.

During Football practice he noticed his heart felt funny.  He was having irregular heartbeats.

He went to the doctor to see what was wrong.

The first thing the Doctor asked him was, "What do you eat?"

Preston says, "Food!"  "What do you mean? I eat food like everyone else."

Doctor said, "Be more pacific."  Preston Says, "I eat what everyone else eats. Burger king, tacobell, pizza hut."

Doctor says, "Well that isn't food."  "More than likely your heart problem is caused by your eating habits."

In that moment Preston was furious.  he was mad that no one in his life had ever told him that those foods where bad for his health.  How come that information wasn't easily available to him.  As a young adult he had no clue that the foods he was eating was causing him to have poor health. 

Motiv8ers this brings me to our main topic for day. 

Crew eating a lot of man made processed foods can have a lot terrible side effects to your health in the long run. 

Right now stop what you are doing and really think about the foods you are eating.  Do It..... 

Are those foods helping you to get stronger, faster, and healthier.  If not then why are you eating them?  If you have no clue if the foods you are eating are good for you, or not, then come bug me, your Motiv8 Coach, or do some research. The information is out there, but just like Preston, if you don't look for it you will be flooded with good advertisement and you will never see it.  Company's want to hide you from the truth. 

Motiv8ers you have the power take responsibility for the food you put in your mouth.

 OK  I am going to give you a rule to follow right now.  Here we go.........

"Make Every Thing You Eat Have a Purpose" 

Motiv8ers you can only eat so many calories in one day.  Make those calories count and give your body the nutrients it needs to be healthy and run properly.  If you are only eating processed foods you are not getting the nutrients that you need. Every time you eat something ask yourself how is this going to help me.  Is it going to fuel my day, fuel my workout, make my body stronger, or help me recover from my workout.  If the foods you are about to eat can't fit into one of those categories then you shouldn't be eating them. 

Motiv8ers try to focus on foods that are more nutrient dense then calorie dense.  For example nutrient dense foods are anything that comes from Nature.  Fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, and lean meats.  Calorie dense foods are anything man made for example....Sodas, candy, desserts, breads, etc. 

Usually most people have no idea which foods are nutrient dense.  So I have found a website that will give you a list of foods that are ranked from the most nutrient dense to the least nutrient dense. here is the website:

Also, if this topic is really sparking your interest then you have to check out this Ted Talk from owner of Vega Nutrition and professional triathlete Brendan Brazier.  His talk focuses on how to recover faster through diet, train more, and reach your full physical abilities, and the body you want, faster.  Check it out.

Motiv8ers I hope you take this message to heart.  Be responsible for the actions you take each day and take control of your health.  Don't let the world take control of you. 

Here is the link to the podcast I was listening too: 

Motiv8ers lets continue being healthier and make ourselves awesome!!

Stay EPIC and Don't Forget to Be AWESOME!! 

Get Motiv8ed and Don't Eat the Junk! 

Coach Ty Out!!