Sunday, December 9, 2018

Change Your Environment to Build Happiness & Health |


We have a problem.

2019 is just around the corner and I know many of you are already starting to set those New Year Resolutions.

Resolutions like..
  • Exercise more
  • Lose weight
  • Eat healthier
  • Take a more active approach to health
  • Learn a new skill or hobby
  • Spend more time on personal well being
  • Spend more time with family and friends
  • Drink less alcohol
  • Stop smoking
Now ask yourself, and be completely honest, will you actually accomplish these new goals in 2019? Or, will you fall off after just two weeks like many of us have done in the past?

Dan Buettner, author of "The Blue Zones of Happiness", says that people only have so much willpower to force themselves into a new habit. And for most of us, that willpower doesn't last long. However, he states that if you can set up your social, work, and home environment in a way that promotes developing a healthy routine, you can be successful in the long term. 

Dan states that the happiest people in the world live in environments that promote the type of lifestyle they want to live.   Now, many of us can't control where we live, or who we live or work with, but we can control the environment that we live in.

Bringing us to our topic of the day.

Turning Your Home Into a Temple of Health and Productivity

We have two main points to cover. If you can find the strength to tackle these two tasks before 2017 is over, you will be successful in 2019. That is a FACT!

Let's get started....

First, Turn Your House into a Temple of Health!

What does that mean?


Motiv8ers, your home should be the one place that you are not tempted to eat the bad foods that you are addicted to. I hear this so often from so many of you, "I just can't kick my cookie, chip, or candy addiction." Why is that? Because these foods are right in front of you every day.

Think about yourself in your home. This is where you relax, watch movies, spend time with family, and possibly even work. What do we love to do when we are relaxing or focusing?


We love to have a great meal or snack when we are working, relaxing, or spending time with family.  Do you really think you will be able to resist that bag of chips or chocolate bar and go for the bag of carrots instead if both where sitting on your kitchen counter? No way!

In order for you to be successful with your 2019 diet goals and start seeing that health and weight loss you are looking for, your home has to promote the new lifestyle that you want to adopt.

So throw out the junk!

If it isn't around, you won't want it. Out of sight, out of mind! I know this might be hard to do but it is a step that has to be done. If you want your health to improve, you have to make the bad food hard to get and the healthy food easy to get.

Do not allow the junk food to enter your temple of health!

Instead of stocking up on junk food, stock up on healthy food like this:
If your home only has the foods above, what do you think you will snack on? Probably strawberries and blueberries. You wouldn't even be thinking about chips. Can you get fat eating fruit and vegetables? I would like to see you try! =)

Am I saying you should stop eating the foods you love? No way. I am saying to put these junk foods into a category called "my special occasion foods."  Alicia, my fiance, and I still enjoy ice cream or cookies, vegan of course. But when we want these foods we make an effort to go out and either make it a date night or for some special reason or event. We never have these types of food stocked up in our apartment. At home, our snack foods are carrots, dates, oats, celery, or bananas.

Crew, take this step. This is a huge one for your success.

Second, Declutter Your Home!

Have you ever heard of Feng Shui? Feng Shui is the practice of arranging your home in a way that promotes the most positive and happiest energy. Having a lot of stuff in your home that you don't use and is just taking up space could be having a negative effect on your life and energy. There is a documentary on Netflix called the Minimalists and they state that the less you have, the happier you will be. The more you have, the more you will feel tired, overwhelmed and stressed. Getting rid of stuff that you are attached to can be hard, but once it is out you will start to feel more free. Trust me, I sure have. Let's take a lesson from the minimalists.

Be open to this statement: If you haven't thought of it, used it, or touched it in the past 6 months, minus cold weather clothes, then it needs to go! WOW! "You mean you want me to get rid of my old high school clothes, or my old college books, or all my old childhood stuff that I love?" Yup! Get it out!

 To give you an example!

 Get rid of the stuff you haven't looked at in years. It is only making you more stressed and unproductive. It will be hard to let go of the objects that you have attached memories to, but you will be thankful you did.

Motiv8ers, over the past few weeks I have been asking many of my clients how their diets are going. All I can say is that they really need to take action on the two steps above. 

If you want to be happier and healthier, your home needs to promote that lifestyle. Start now before 2018 is over and start a whole new you in 2019!

Motiv8ers if you would like to check out Dan Buettner's Book The 'Blue Zones of Happiness' then click here.  Promise you will love the tips and advice that he gives.

Motiv8ers Stay EPIC and Don't Forget to Be AWESOME!

Merry Christmas!!

Coach Ty Out!

Also if you would like to help out Motiv8 use the amazon link below or click on the picture. After you click, go about your amazon business and Amazon will give us a little kick back. Thank you so much Motiv8ers. Amazon Link!

Lastly Check out Juice Plus Motiv8ers. If you are looking for a whole foods multi vitamin that is healthy and will help you start to love fruits and vegetables then this is the product for you. Just click on the picture below.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Start Those New Year Resolutions Now!

Whats up Motiv8ers!

Coach Ty here with another Motiv8ion tip for your Epic Monday!

Crew, we have one month left in 2018. The trend for most folks shows that we tend to slack off in December. When it comes to our goals, we usually put them on the back burner, saying "I'll get serious about them when the New Year starts."

But why wait? Why wait for the New Year to start making yourself the person you have always wanted to be?  Why are you letting yourself go over the holidays and falling back into your bad habits?

Crew, remember that exercise and nutrition shouldn't be a program or a diet that you do when you want to be healthy. It should a part of your lifestyle. That is just who you are. A fit healthy person that exercises regularly and eats a whole foods diet for the majority of your week.

Now that you are a little fired up and Motiv8ed, let's talk about New Year Resolutions.

Do you set New Year Resolutions? Why or why not? Are you Motiv8ed and excited to set a new goal that sounds challenging for 2018?

In Motiv8, I recommend setting New Year Resolutions. If you never set a goal you will never have the drive and desire to improve your current self. If you don't know where you are going, then how will you know where to start? Setting goals and resolutions are important for Motiv8ing yourself to start.

But if you only think about the goal, you will fail!

What do I mean by that?

A while back, I was listening to the Rich Roll podcast Episode 310 with Jon Gordon, a bestselling author and prolific keynote speaker. He was discussing a talk he had with a collegiate sports team.  His goal was to get this team fired up about making their upcoming season the best they had ever had. First, he asked that each athlete take out a pen and paper and spend the next ten minutes writing out their goals and dreams for that season.

Once the ten minutes were up, he said, "I want you to take those goals and rip them up." In that moment he saw a lot of upset faces. They had just spent ten minutes writing them out!

But then he said, "I don't care about your goals and dreams, I care about what you are going to commit to, to make those dreams and goals come true!"  Goals give you a place to start, but goals alone will have you failing in the long run. Your main focus needs to be on the day-to-day, week-by-week actions to make that dream a reality.

Sounds a lot like last week's blog post right? =)  Remember Turning Your Mountains into Hills!

Motiv8ers, this brings me to my main topic of the day!

What will you commit to in December! December Commitment Challenge!

Motiv8ers, every month we take on some sort of challenge to help you take that next step in your fitness and health. This month I want you to take on the December Commitment Challenge!

Before you go crazy with your New Year Resolutions, let's start small. Get into the habit of picking a goal and then writing out the small actions you need to do each day to reach that goal. 

Right now, think of a goal that you wanted to conquer in 2017 but didn't. Just one. Let's start small so you can get the hang of it. Also, let's keep this goal in the exercise and nutrition realm.

Did you slack on your diet? Did you not lose those 10 pounds? Have you not conquered that half marathon yet? Are you not able to do as many push ups as you wanted?

What is that one goal that you really wanted to accomplish?

Let's revisit that goal. Write it down on a sheet of paper. Now, think about what you need to do every day to actually achieve this goal. Remember, start small!

Those actions are the commitment that you are going to make for the December Commitment Challenge!

Let's see a few examples:

1. If your goal was to lose 10 pounds, commit to a healthier whole foods diet. Break it down even further. When are you going to go to the grocery store and what foods will you buy? Find recipes to fit the foods that you are committing to eating and then plan when you will prepare these meals. Plan everything into small, easy-to-do actions.

2. If your goal is to run a half marathon, find a plan that breaks down your training. Your plan should show each week with easy, manageable miles that slowly progress as you get stronger.

Note: Make sure you focus on committing to a positive action that you will be doing each week.  Don't focus on a negative action that has you doing nothing. For example, don't say "I am going to stop drinking cola cola every day." Focus on the action that will replace that cola cola.

Motiv8ers, what are you committed to doing in December to help you get stronger and healthier?

Think about it and post below. Helping each other stay committed to our goals is a huge part of this process, so make sure you share what you are going to do. Motiv8ers, share your commitments in your Motiv8 Camps this week. Let's do this!

So, you might be wondering, what is my commitment?

Making time in my busy schedule during the week to fit in my runs. Many times I say "I just have too much work to do" that I never plan my weekly running workouts into my schedule. I just do it when I have time. So this month, I commit to running 6 times a week with a minimum of 2 miles. =)

Motiv8ers, let's do this.

Stay EPIC and Don't Forget to Be AWESOME!

Coach Ty out!

P.S.  If you would like to check out a book by Jon Gordon, the book "The Carpenter: A Story about the Greatest Success Strategies of All" is a fantastic read.  Find it here.   Promise you will love this book and be inspired to take control of your life.

Also if you would like to help out Motiv8 use the amazon link below or click on the picture. After you click, go about your amazon business and Amazon will give us a little kick back. Thank you so much Motiv8ers.
Amazon Link!