Feeling Lazy, Tired and Run-down? Your Body May Be Asking for a Detox…Read on for 5 Reasons Why You Should Detox NOW…

Feeling Lazy, Tired and Run-down?

Your Body May Be Asking for a Detox…Read on for 5 Reasons Why You Should Detox NOW…

 

Detoxifying our bodies and digestive systems will boost your immune system (keep you from getting sick, increase energy, dropping 10 years off your age, help you look younger and more youthful, stop sugar cravings, get rid of pain, help our bodies to burn fat, reboot and lose weight faster (and keep it off).

Here are 5 Reasons to detoxify NOW:

  1. You have sugar or carbohydrate cravings

Ever feel the need to hit the cookie jar at 8 pm? Or reach for the sugary drink mid-afternoon? This is a good indication that you suffer from the dreaded ‘sugar/carb crave’.

 

You find yourself trying to eat healthily and give up junk food but a few days later you’ve given in to the crave.

 

Detoxing will help to curb those cravings. Sugar lights up the brain and sends dopamine (a powerful chemical) into the brain. Our brain feeds off of that and tells us that we need more over and over. We, therefore, cannot break that cycle while still indulging in small amounts of sugar. We need to eliminate it from our bodies, kitchens, and minds.

 

  1. You are low on energy

It’s 3 pm and you’re crashing. You feel the sugar calling you for your afternoon pick me up.

This is a common occurrence resulting from spikes in blood sugars due to too many carbs and sugar.

A detox will give your digestive system a rest which in turn will help your blood sugars to stabilize. You will no longer have that energy crash midday. You will feel energized and stable throughout your day – and every day.

 

  1. You no longer fit into your clothes or are gaining weight in your midsection

Have you ever searched through your closet for something to wear and recognized that all of your clothes no longer fit? Are your hopes to fit back into that smaller dress or skinny jeans starting to wane?

Or…

Have you noticed now that you are getting older all of your weight now settles in all of the wrong places like your midsection and butt?

When you notice that your body is changing and gaining inches in all the wrong places—mainly your midsection and butt this is a symptom of a hormone imbalance. A detox will help your body balance your hormones.

As we age our hormones can get out of balance causing insulin spikes and inflammation which then tells our body to store energy as fat instead of energy.

When we can create a balanced insulin hormone level with a detox for the body it will burn our fat for fuel instead.

A detox will help you to lose fat around the midsection and get rid of inflammation getting you back into those skinny jeans again!

  1. You initially lose weight but are unable to keep it off

Have you have mustered up the self-discipline and restricted yourself (or starved) for a time and lost weight initially but as soon as you took your eye off the ball you gained it all back.?

 

A detox will help your body to get back on track for the long term.

When you eat healthy whole foods, drink more water, and get the better sleep your body will start to work as it is supposed to work.

Your cortisol levels (stress hormone) will decrease and you will feel better than ever creating balance and harmony in your body.

You will start to consistently lose body fat and maintain muscle so that your body will keep the weight off 4 life.

Finally, say goodbye to the diet cycle of weight loss and regain.

 

  1. You want to look younger or stop the aging process

You have started to notice more fine lines and wrinkles on your face in your brow and forehead…

Or

You have noticed the underside of your arm is now waving uncontrollably even after you have stopped waving your arm…

A detox will help you to get a tighter more toned appearance in your body by helping to maintain your muscle and signaling your human growth hormone to increase. HGH will help you to naturally slow down the aging process reducing your fine lines and wrinkles.

 

I remember after I first detoxified my body I felt and looked amazing. My sugar cravings were non-existent and even when I reintroduced sugar and processed foods again it was short lived. I didn’t feel good. I knew that those foods were not helping my body and hormones. I looked younger and all of the lower back pain I had been suffering with for years virtually went away.

If you would like to find out more about how to detoxify your body naturally then

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Email me at andreya@tone2day.com to schedule your free 30-minute consultation with me.

We’ll work out a plan to reach your goals and ensure that you’re focusing on what matters and leaving the rest of the confusing stuff behind.

I’m a full-time mom of 5 boys, a passionate wife, and a full-time entrepreneur who has built a body coaching company from the ground up. Along the journey, I have authored books, owned businesses, became an IFPA pro Bodybuilder starting at the age of 35. Life Fitness chose me as their “Top 10 Personal Trainers Watch.” Plus, I’m also a certified strength and Pilates trainer. How did I do it all? What I’ve learned about toning up your body, hormones, and metabolism can change your life. Nothing would make me happier!

 

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3 Simple Things you can do now to get a Tighter Toned Body- Guaranteed!

Have you been searching and searching for ways to be successful in your fitness journey?

Would you like to get a tighter—toned body fast?

Do you find your self-thinking to yourself things like “I will never be successful at getting the body that I want”, or “I have tried everything and failed miserably at losing weight and keeping it off”?

Well, I have some answers.

I’ve been a trainer for over 17 years and want to share with you 3 simple things that will make a big impact on your results.  It’s simple things, all revolving around prepping yourself for the coming day and week.

As the great writer Alan Armstrong says, “Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.”

Do these 3 Simple things to find Lasting Success

1. Schedule your workouts for the week.

We all struggle with finding the time to exercise. It’s tough, life gets busy, things happen and we don’t make ourselves a priority. It’s ok, I get it.   The key is to schedule your workouts as you would any other appointment in your week.

 

Take a moment before your week starts, pull out your calendar, and schedule your workout times.

 

Having trouble finding the time? How about getting up earlier or putting down the TV remote in the evening and working out instead. Whatever you do make sure to schedule it and get it on the calendar.

 

Another solution – hire a personal trainer. Having that ‘Appointment’ with your trainer holding you accountable than guarantees that your workout will not be missed.

 

When I assume that I will find time in my day to workout 9 times out of 10 I miss my workout for that day. I get busy with things and then by the end of the day I talk myself out of it. I use my excuses like “it is too late” or “I am way too tired”.

 

When I simply have it on my calendar as an appointment I make it work. I then look back on my successful week of workouts and I feel so good as I see results in my body and self- esteem2.

2. Lay out your workout clothes the night before.

Before you go to bed simply take out your workout clothes and set them next to your bed. (Or, do like I do sometimes and sleep in your workout clothes).

That will make for a quick transformation out of bed into workout clothes and off to your workout.

If you workout in the evening you can still pack your bag before you go to bed and take it with you wherever you go throughout the day.

Have the bag in your car so the excuse of “I don’t have my clothes” is gone. Prep and be intentional so that your subconscious does not have a chance to give in to skip the workout.

Let’s face it. We all get tired. And when we’re tired, we look for reasons not to do the things we want to do. Prep your clothes and go. No time to talk yourself out of it.  It is crucial to your success.

3.Plan and Prep your meals

Meal prep has been proven to be the most effective habit you can do to achieve optimal health and fitness.

 

Having a ketone packet….packed and ready to go…

 

Grab and go Tupperware in your fridge….

 

Some examples – chicken breast grilled, crockpot chicken, salads, veggies, precooked and segmented…..

 

On the weekend before your week start to make a grocery list based off of the meals that you have on your nutrition plan. Then shop and prep the meals when you have some downtime. That way when the busy week starts you do not find yourself skipping meals or making unhealthy food choices.

 

When I spend 20 minutes to make my list and another 60 minutes to prep them. I find myself so much more successful. I stick to my plan even when I am faced with unhealthy options at work. I have my food with me and know my intentions.

 

 

These 3 simple things are the key to your success on your journey to a tight—toned body.

If you want to get there fast do these 3 simple things and watch it happen.

Prep, Prep, & Prep and you will see success!

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail—Benjamin Franklin

By the way – if you’re interested in personal training or some great body bio-hacks like drinking your way into fat loss, ketosis, energy, and a cravings buster option – reach out…

 

 

First, join my facebook group Andreya T.  by clicking on the text below:

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Email me at andreya@tone2day.com to schedule your free 30-minute consultation with me.

We’ll work out a plan to reach your goals and ensure that you’re focusing on what matters and leaving the rest of the confusing stuff behind.

I’m a full-time mom of 5 boys, a passionate wife, and a full-time entrepreneur who has built a body coaching company from the ground up. Along the journey I have authored books, owned businesses, became an IFPA pro Bodybuilder starting at the age of 35. Life Fitness chose me as their “Top 10 Personal Trainers Watch.” Plus, I’m also a certified strength and Pilates trainer. How did I do it all? What I’ve learned about toning up your body, hormones, and metabolism can change your life. Nothing would make me happier!

 

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Keto – Is it Too Good to Be True?

Ketosis, ketogenic, Keto…all words that we’re hearing more and more these days.

It is being talked about by celebrities, personal trainers, and weight loss groups all over the country.  It seems everyone has something to say about the ketogenic diet.

I have even heard keto diet being talked about by my husband’s mom and women in our fitness studio over the age of 60. From what they tell me, this popular diet has been around for ages.  It is gaining popularity quickly as a means to lose weight, lose fat and gain muscle and tone in your body.

The truth is, when things get popular it can be both good and bad.

The good is that more and more people are discovering the typical standard American diet may not be the best for our health.

After years of following the recommended food pyramid and seeing struggles of people being grossly overweight, watching their loved ones struggle with diseases from diet such as diabetes, heart disease, and an overall poor quality of life, folks are ready to look at other alternative avenues for diet and nutrition.

The bad is the low level of understanding people have about what ketosis really is. There is a lack of knowledge on how to best use it to benefit your health and body.

I want to shed some light on the myths that surround ketosis. 

But first, what is a Ketogenic Diet?

The keto (ketogenic) diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet that switches the fuel source of energy your body uses to function. Instead of using glucose from carbohydrates (your body’s preferred energy source) for fuel, you burn fat instead— whether it’s fat from your diet or your own stored body fat. When you eat a low enough level of carbohydrates (usually about 20–50 net grams) for several days in a row, you enter the metabolic state called ketosis, which is what forces your body to break down fat for fuel.

Here are 10 common Ketosis Nutrition Myths.

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Eating keto nutrition is eating no carbs and-restricting fruit and vegetables – it is low carb, not zero carbs and there are no essential carbohydrates known. There are essential fatty acids and essential proteins, but there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate. We eat fruit, but we choose nutrient-dense fruit such as berries but stay away from high sugar tropical fruits such as mango, bananas, and pineapple. When you do eat carbs, it is from nutrient-dense lower carb vegetables, nuts, berries, and dairy.  I actually find myself eating more vegetables then I was before. I know that I can have cups of spinach and have almost zero carbs. This is great because I can eat more nutrient dense food. I also feel fuller and have more nutrients.

Keto Food Pyramid

In keto nutrition, you eat far too much meat and protein like Atkins-You eat moderate protein. Too much protein is turned into glucose in the body via gluconeogenesis. In keto, you are encouraged to eat meat that has had minimal intervention such as steaks, roasts, drumsticks, organ meats. There is a huge difference between processed meat such as hot dogs and burgers to meat such as steak, roasts, chops, and ham on the bone. Protein is required for essential amino acids. I have people asking me this all of the time. The truth is the big difference for me is that I now find myself choosing healthy fats instead of protein like I used to on my previous low carb high protein plan. Atkins and Keto vary greatly in that effect.

 

 

 

The diet isn’t varied -When you take out the carbs what is left? Everything else. A high carb diet keeps you from nutrition. A low carb diet keeps you out of junk. This myth is a huge misnomer.  I have discovered so many more recipes and choices for clients and myself with keto. Variety is abundant with this nutrition plan. A sandwich truly has little nutrition when compared to a salad. In fact, when you go low carb, your diet will consist of meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats.

 

 

 

 

keto variety

 

 

You are restricted to what you can eat – In truth, you restrict the products that you eat. If you think about it, every year thousands of new products come into the marketplace. Most of them have some form of added sugar!  In keto, you will eat a huge variety of foods and very limited processed products. The problem is that we and our kids are surrounded by over processed foods and marketed to with the intention of creating a need.  Keto will force you to enjoy the natural state of foods and show your kids and family better options. My kids have had the luxury of understanding and enjoying all sort of fruits, vegetables, smoothies, desserts (sugar-free), pure therapeutic ketones, water, and meats that were never marketed to them. They have learned to love berries, Brussel sprouts, grilled zucchini, guacamole, whipping cream with espresso greens, keto cheesecake, and so much more. Rather than goldfish crackers that last from now until eternity with preservatives. They are not stuck in the processed food list as so many others are.

 

Low carb isn’t sustainable long term-Studies continually show that once people go low carb and give up sugars and grains, they do it for good. That is part of the success of such a way of eating as once you learn how damaging these are to our bodies and appetite, you actually don’t want to touch them again. I found that after a few weeks of keto I lost my cravings for processed carbs. My energy is so on point that I forget about them.

 

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Going without carbs makes you tired because you need carbs for energy – most people report that they have never had so much energy. Fat is a far more sustainable fuel than carbs. Once we use up all our stored carbs (glycogen) we switch to fat burning mode. We have an almost unlimited supply of energy in our fat stores. You will no longer be on the sugar roller coaster, with afternoon slumps and evening munchies. The day is not surrounded by food cravings and slumps after I eat mid-afternoon. Now my energy basically stays the same all day until bedtime. I am not at the whim of my blood sugar. I feel even-keeled. When my hormones are balanced then my body feels balanced. My body has a longer fuel source my own body fat. This is a long slow burning fuel that keeps me going. The only time I felt low in energy is the first 10 days until my body was fat converted. The only other time is if I were to eat sugars and carbs. When I stick with this I have limitless energy.

what is ketosis?

 

Low carb is another fad diet – people have been eating low carb for thousands of generations, it is, in fact, our current high carb food pyramid that should be seen as a fad diet. People tend to use the term ‘fad diet’ as a derogatory term when diets don’t work, but low carb works and it works long term. People have been shown to do very well on low carb.  Ask your grandparents what they did to lose a little weight – they stopped eating bread and potatoes.  Keto has proven to be a permanent way for myself and my clients the results they are looking for.

 

All that fat will give you heart disease – Studies have repeatedly shown that it is the carbs in our diet that increases inflammation, creates the dangerous form of LDL cholesterol carrier, raised triglycerides, raises our risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes (which is one of the biggest risk factors of heart disease). Eating low carb and healthy fats actually reduce every single risk factor. Reducing your carbs will reduce your triglycerides (best predictor of heart disease), reduce blood pressure, improves HDL and improves the size and type of LDL. Honestly, when I was following a low-fat diet my cholesterol went up and my blood sugars while pregnant were high. Now after eating keto my cholesterol and blood sugars are in the normal zone.

We don’t eat enough fiber –The myth of losing fiber from bread and cereals is a persistent myth. Wholegrain bread is quite often processed then the fiber and grains added back in- and then fortified with vitamins. I’d rather get my fiber from whole foods like coconut, nuts, and leafy greens. Tastes 100% better.

Ketosis is dangerous – going low carb does not mean you will be in ketosis all the time. When babies are nursing their body is in ketosis and it is very beneficial to brain development and not at all dangerous. Ketosis is a natural state and fuel source that your body was made to run off of, your body switches to fat burning after all of its glycogen stores are used and will run quite happily on fat. Fat is released from your fat cells into your bloodstream; these fatty acids are turned into ketones, which fuel the body and brain. I have never felt better.

So is keto dangerous? – No, it is a safe and easy way to lose fat and maintain muscle.   Here are just a few of the stories I have personally witnessed from folks that have followed a ketosis diet.

 

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Laura was a 59-year-old client that was tired, overweight, and had brain fog. She had been taking care of her ailing mother for some time until she had passed away that fall. She came to us desperate for a change. She was ready to invest in herself both physically and mentally. She started drinking pure therapeutic ketones. In a few weeks, her cravings were gone and her energy was up. She felt so great that she started exercising more and following a ketone nutrition plan. A side effect of all of this was that she lost 31 lbs in 5 months!! She felt great with limitless energy and zero cravings!!

 

Karla Before Keto

 

Karla 45-year-old, busy career women, and mom. She was low on energy, gaining belly fat, and simply not feeling like her upbeat self any longer. She was ready for a change. She started drinking pure therapeutic ketones, working out, and cycling her carbs. She started feeling more energy in a few weeks. Her midsection tightened up and she now consistently started looking forward to workouts. Her true self never shined brighter.

Larry testimonial

Larry is a 50-year-old Dad of 5 boys with a full-time career as an insurance underwriter. He was an avid exerciser and in his 40’s discovered he had a thyroid condition “hypothyroidism” this would leave him feeling sluggish and “hangry” for carbs like fruit and yogurt. He also suffered from an autoimmune disorder. He started drinking pure therapeutic ketones and in 90 days had lost 22 lbs around his midsection and was no longer “hangry” and tired all of the time. He has since kept off the weight for over 2 years and his autoimmune symptoms have cleared up after starting a ketosis nutrition plan recently.

 

 

Are you ready for a change?  

 

Do you want to feel the same way as some of the stories you’ve heard?  

 

First, join my facebook group Andreya T.  by clicking on the text below:

 

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Email me at andreya@tone2day.com to schedule your free 30-minute consultation with me.

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My Fitness and Overall Life Mantras to Live By

Life Hacks When You’re Feeling Down…

I am always looking for energy and mantras to live by that match with my own core values around fitness and life.

Some of my core values are that you need to take time to invest in yourself first in order to better serve the world. My experience has been that the only control we have is over ourselves. I know the days where I schedule my workouts and have my meals prepped and ready are my best days. I then have the ability to serve others in my world with vigor and integrity. I believe that knowing who we are and are not is essential to giving your best and feeling the most fulfilled.

  1. One Size Does Not Fit All.

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This is my favorite.

This is my daily mantra as so many opportunities and great ideas come flooding my way daily. I have to determine if it fits my size. Just because it is right for them does not make it right for me.

I find the same for clients. There is certainly not a one size fits all exercise and nutrition plan. Why try to twist and turn a person into a size that just won’t be a good fit? I love to find what does fit first. The success rate skyrockets for a person that can find a way to eat right and exercise for them and fits their personality.

  1. Change your thoughts and you’ll change your world.

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This is life changing.

When I look at some of my reoccurring thoughts like “this is hard” or “what a struggle this will be” I see why I struggle with some things or make them hard. My thoughts determine how I feel about a situation. My feelings then drive the behavior. So if the thoughts are all about the struggle then the situation I am facing will be more apt to feel that way.

When I change the thought to something along the lines of “this will grow me” I always find a free, flowing solution. It then feels as though a challenge becomes a growth opportunity or a problem to be solved.

Anytime I am facing a new situation that is foreign to me as a new nutrition plan, workout, or business venture. I have the choice to look at it as a something that will be hard or a struggle or something that has the capacity to grow me. I find that the way that I think about it creates my reality every time.

Plus—I find inspiration that I am capable of anything when I just put my mind to it and shut out shadow thoughts that do not serve me at the moment.

Shadow thoughts are those old ways of thought that may have served us in the past or short term but no longer serve us to achieve what we want in life.

I love questioning my own ability to achieve and be more. I want to live a free, fit, and fun life by being myself. These mantras remind me how to do that daily.

Remember your core values when considering your daily mantras to live by.

Be sure to post them somewhere that you will be reminded to live by them.

A great way to remember is to write them on a 3×5 card and carry it with you.

Take time in the morning to review and recite them daily.

Write a small heart on your hand to remind you of the mantras that you want to live by.

Think of a color that reminds you of freedom, fitness, or love.

When you see that color you will be reminded of the things that are most important to you.

I use all of those strategies myself daily to remind me of the way I want to do life and stay out of those shadow thoughts.

How about you? I would love to hear some of the mantras that get you going. Please share.

Email me at andreya@tone2day.com to schedule your free 30-minute consultation with me.

We’ll work out a plan to reach your goals and ensure that you’re focusing on what matters and leaving the rest of the confusing stuff behind.

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About the Author
Andreya Tornes
Personal Trainer and Studio Owner

Life Fitness Top 10 Trainer to Watch 2014
Wife for over 20 years
Mom of 5 Boys

Does Eating Healthy Confuse You?

Think about how many polar-opposite dieting facts that you’ve heard of in your lifetime.

Here are a few that came to my mind…

1) Eat eggs. No, don’t eat eggs. Never-mind, you can now eat egg whites.
2) Eat fat. No, wait… fat is bad! Hold up, eat healthy fat and not bad fat.
3) Eat meat. Hold on, only eat lean meat. Actually, eat any meat you want but make sure it’s grass-fed raised.
4) Eat fish. Don’t eat fish because of mercury. Eat wild fish… or maybe farmed.
5) Sugar is fine. Wait, no it’s not… try one of these sugar alternatives instead (like aspartame). Oh, wait… maybe not aspartame!
Seriously. It’s confusing for me sometimes and I work in the fitness/nutrition industry every single day.
A long time ago I realized that my clients wanted to feel better, look better, and be informed about how food affected their goals.
I started out by trying to inform my clients of every single statistical fact, but I could see their eyes glaze over in boredom as I bestowed my gift of reciting dietary studies.
It finally hit me… people just want a few rules to live by when it comes to food!
Yes, some people want a detailed menu or require an intense nutrition program, but most of us… want a few good rules that we can understand and follow.

So, cutting through the health trend smoke I want to distill all my knowledge down into 3 main food rules for overall health and fitness.
1) Drink clean water. A rough guide is to drink half your body weight. So if you weigh 200 pounds then consume around 100 ounces of water per day.
2) Eat more vegetables. Every single nutritionist, dietitian, fitness trainer, doctor, etc. will advise this. Clearly, there is something to this if all health professionals are actually agreeing on something. Fresh or frozen is fine… the goal is to eat more veggies. Add spinach to your morning scrambled eggs. Try cauliflower crust pizza! Just eat more vegetables.
3) Reduce or eliminate sugar. Sugar is in pretty much anything prepared or boxed. This rule can be the hardest for people to follow because sugar is a known addictive substance. Yes, I said addicting. Start by keeping a food journal of what you eat every day. At the end of each day circle anything that has sugar in it (read the labels!). Then after a week… count the number of circles you have an aim to eat less the following week.
Can food be confusing? YES!
But for most of us… following these simple rules can have a big impact on our weight loss goals as well as our overall health.

 

If you’re looking for some guidance along your journey please reach out to me. My goal is to sit with you and find out what’s going on in your life and what changes you want to make. I’ll share my program with you and if we’re a good fit… we’ll work together to ensure that you see the results you want to see.

Email me at andreya@tone2day.com to schedule your free 30-minute consultation with me.

We’ll work out a plan to reach your goals and ensure that you’re focusing on what matters and leaving the rest of the confusing stuff behind.

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About the Author
Andreya Tornes
Personal Trainer and Studio Owner

Life Fitness Top 10 Trainer to Watch 2014
Wife for over 20 years
Mom of 5 Boys

#1 Way to Burn Body fat

The #1 way to burn body fat is to simply make the decision that this is what you want over anything else.

 

We have a lot of stories, excuses, and reasons as to why we can’t reach our lean body fat goals.

 

There is a lot of hoopla and scientific ways to lose body fat
and maintain that fat loss.

 

The problem here is not finding the magical fix or the latest trend but rather using the simple knowledge that we all have common sense about.
We know a yellow pepper is a better choice then Oreos…

Oreos vs. Peppers

We know that exercise, no matter the form or degree, is always a better choice than maintaining a sedentary state…

We know that taking care of ourselves instead of trying to control other’s behavior and choices will get us the best fat loss results…
Right!?

We have so many reasons as to why we think we can’t reach the fat loss goals that we’ve succumbed to the mayhem of never achieving that ever-allusive goal weight.

 

We simply need awareness of what we can do!

 

The fastest way to become aware is to:

  1. Document yourself the next time that you get anxious to make an excuse as to why you can’t do something.
  2. Document your thoughts when you are in a bad mood, hiding away from life, and choose to self- sabotage your efforts.
  3. When a thought pops into your head that of self-pity or self-doubt. Take notice! Is it 100% true? Or is there another choice you CAN make?

 

The faster you become aware of your own power over choices. The faster you will discover that you have so many more choices then you thought. The faster you will burn body fat!!! Truth

 

 

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About the Author
Andreya Tornes
Personal Trainer and Studio Owner

Life Fitness Top 10 Trainer to Watch 2014
Wife for over 20 years
Mom of 5 Boys

How to Become Unstoppable!

When we are grateful we become unstoppable.

 

We are in a place of flow!!

 

All is right in the world and we can endure anything.

 

This brings me back to a few months ago -one of my most grateful days on this earth.

 

I was in a strange country doing something I had only dreamed of doing since I was a young kid.

 

Surfing…

I remember how many times in my life I had envisioned myself riding on the waves.

 

I had imagined it would feel…

Exhilarating.

Free.

Focused.

Fun.

Phenomenal.

And Scary.

 

I imagined myself breathing in the mist of the water and the sheer exhilarating adrenaline of that moment. Ahhh…

 

I had given up that dream many times as life went by. I never felt I would have the opportunity. As a young mom, I always had the responsibilities of others needs come before my own. I never let go of the dream … I always held it close in my heart… thinking someday…

 

And then, I did it.

I remember the day so vividly. I was 41 years old. I was in El Salvador.

It was just past dawn. The water was warm. The sounds of nature were so quiet, pure, & peaceful. I paddled out past the breakers. As I looked back at the shore I could see this amazing mist come of the waves as they broke. I took the deepest most grateful breath of my life. As tears ran down my face all I could think of was the how grateful I was to be in that place at that time.

 

You see- I had almost given up on my dream.

 

But here I was – living it. I was experiencing this moment in all of its fullness. I was grateful for my courage and diligence to face my fears and doubts and to do it anyway.

 

Now, my biggest ammunition in life is to harness my gratefulness. I use this memory to move me forward when I am in a state of fear, doubt, or confusion around next steps in any situation.

And you can do the same.

What day, time, or situation did you find yourself being in the most grateful state?

You know when you are just flowing. You are truly yourself in all its light and glory.

You know when the struggle just doesn’t matter.

You were just so grateful that nothing else mattered.

 

So go. Go and harness that memory and use it as your ammunition to battle against anything that you fear. Then go and do it anyways.

 

I promise gratefulness will be your greatest power.

I am a passionate mom of 5, author, motivational speaker, and a business owner. My passion is in helping people find their more authentic self. If you would like to connect on a strategy call send me a message at andreya@tone2day.com

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Learn to Say No and Achieve Fitness Success

Our Minds have the Capacity to Get Excited and Impulsive about Many Ideas All at the Same Time

Our minds have the amazing ability to want and think about a variety of different ideas and want all at once.

This can be a gift and a curse.

In one respect it is amazing that we have the capacity to dream and think up so many things. On the other hand, it can be a curse because we can -on a minute-to-minute basis- get excited about and impulsive about all of the things that we want to do and create.

The Curse of New Ideas and Opportunities

It is completely normal to want to be good at all things. We have a lot of new interests and hope to be good at all of them. We want to look and be fit at the same time, as we want to try the new pizza restaurant that our friends have been raving about.

We at the same time want to excel at our career and have great relationships!!

Why wouldn’t we want all of that?

The flip side of all those awesome ideas coming at us is that they can also be a curse. It is impossible, I have found, to act on all of them and see success in any given area.

Why Finding Focus and Saying No to Other Things will get you Fit the Fastest.

A good way to think about this is if you had to get fit or write a book as though your or someone in your family’s life depended on it. How would you go about doing that?

You would more then likely drop everything and focus. Logically you know that it would have to take precedence over all other things.

You would spend a majority of your time writing or working out—eating clean first in spite of your other interests.

It would require priority and focus.

I remember when I did my first bodybuilding show. It became my life.

I had 16 weeks to lean my body out and step on that stage.

I was petrified that I would look like a fool and fall on my face if I did not prioritize and learn the sport.

I immediately made the strength training and cardio workouts top priority.

I scheduled an early morning time that would not conflict with anything in my schedule.

I prepped my food for the week on Sundays for 2 hours.

Posing was done nightly instead of any TV watching.

It became my everything.

I said NO to restaurant dates and brought my own food to family gatherings.

My Easter dinner consisted of chicken and broccoli while everyone else had ham and jellybeans. I kept a thorough food and water journal. It was my daily bible so much so that my husband started writing love notes to me in there.

In the end, I became a first place winner. Focus on one thing and say NO to others will get you there.

 

How to Focus on that One Thing That You Want to Find Success with Your Fitness Goals

Here are some strategies to find focus:

  1. Prioritize
  2. Take the time to dream.
  3. Find out what your hearts desire truly is.
  4. If it is being tight—toned, & lean then make it a priority.
  5.  Make a schedule of non-negotiable time at home, work, and with family to start working on it with focus.
  6. Say No to anything that does not back up that goal of being fit and toned.
  7. Beware of Idle things.
  8. Be aware of desires that are in the moment and sound good but do not align with the goal.
  9. Get Uncomfortable.
  10. You will have to say NO to comfortable things that everyone else is doing.
  11. It will feel uncomfortable to give up sleep, TV. Restaurants, and fun!
  12. Stay Positive and count your small successes along the way.
  13. Keep a positive mindset.
  14. Look at the small daily successes. For example, celebrate that you prepped your food, drank a gallon of water that day, or gave it 100% in your workout when you were not feeling it.

 

The times in my life that I achieved the most world -changing things with my life I didn’t do so by dividing my focus and intent. I aimed high, got serious, and said no to all the other opportunities that life presented that weren’t in alignment with my goals.

 

If you want the power to follow your dreams, you say no. It’s not easy, but if it’s what you want – welcome the challenge.

 

 

I am a passionate mom of 5, author, motivational speaker, and a business owner. My passion is in helping people find their more authentic self. If you would like to connect on a strategy call send me a message at andreya@tone2day.com

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Just Be Yourself … The Key to a Fit and Toned Body 4 Life

Being you sounds easy enough, right

 

I used to think so… but the more I thought about it. The more I realized that was not how I coached clients on nutrition and workouts.

 

I would advise them on how to workout and do nutrition as if they were me or straight from a textbook program.

 

I began to realize what was missing when I had clients that were not finding success. They needed to understand how to be themselves.

 

Long-term success happens when we are true to ourselves.

 

You may have to go deeper and think about the details of what health and nutrition look like to YOU.

 

What healthy foods do YOU like?

 

What exercises do YOU enjoy?

 

If you are being told to eat a certain way that does not resonate with you then more then likely it will not last very long.

 

I have worked with clients that try to bend and shape themselves too much to please me and it JUST is not THEM.

 

It does not last long…

 

You are the one that is committing to and doing the workouts so YOU need to organically enjoy some parts of the workout…

 

If you love running then RUN

 

If you love strength workouts then do STRENGTH workouts…

 

If you love having a glass of wine by choice then have a glass of WINE

 

If you enjoy carbohydrates then plan on how to eat the right ones for you and then eat CARBS

 

If you hate carbs and love BACON then eat bacon, calculate the calories and eat in moderation…

 

If you don’t love anything healthy then re-evaluate and discover why you are Self-Sabotaging yourself and then change the thought…

 

Self–sabotage is not always obvious. It may happen in ways you are not aware of.

 

A fail cycle looks something like this:

  1. Try to be something I am not.
  2. Start to fail when results and enjoyment drop off.
  3. Feel bad about who you are and then over think and self –sabotage.

 

Fail Cycle

 

 

This will move you away from your fitness and health goals!

 

I used to live this way.

 

I would do the right thing according to religious standards, health standards, success guru standards, my families standards, etc, etc.

 

It was so uncomfortable and confusing – it just was NOT me.

 

For some people waking at 5:30 am daily to get going works for them or eating kale and fish daily or working out every day is the only way for them but when I put that standard on myself it felt uncomfortable.

 

It just simply is NOT me…

 

The key is to figure out who YOU truly are and then DO YOU. Take action on what works for YOU.

 

Being YOU as YOU is perfect.

 

Just be YOU to get a Fit and Toned Body 4 Life!

 

 

 

If you are experiencing some of these signs then trust you are getting healthier and stick with your plan consistently.

I am a passionate mom of 5, author, motivational speaker, and a business owner. My passion is in helping people find their more authentic self. If you would like to connect on a strategy call send me a message at andreya@tone2day.com

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Top 10 Signs that your body is getting healthier and you are on the right track…

 

I talk to a lot of women about health. What I’ve come to realize is most women use the scale and how sore their muscles are as indicators to determine whether they are doing the right things to get healthier – to get more toned.

If the scale isn’t moving (in the right direction) they tend to panic. They think that they are not on track to getting healthier and more toned.

When their muscles aren’t sore any longer it becomes an indication that they’re not working hard enough in the gym and won’t see results.

I would like to share with you the top 10 signs that your body is getting healthier and that you are on the right track to a more toned body… regardless of the scale or muscle soreness.

 

  1. Better Quality Sleep

As our body is getting healthier our sleep will have better quality. We will sleep longer without waking. We will feel more refreshed in the morning.

  1. Less Muscle Soreness after Workouts

As our body gets healthier we will stop feeling as sore as we did in the beginning. This is a good sign that we are getting stronger. When we are excessively sore after workouts it may be a sign that we overdid it based on our bodies inability to recover.

  1. Catch your Breath Faster after Taking the Stairs

When you stop noticing how breathless you are after taking those stairs it is a positive sign that you are getting healthier. It means that your body is increasing its endurance and cardiovascular capacity.

  1. Clear Urine

Yes, let’s get personal for a minute. When your urine starts to get clearer and goes from dark to light this means that you are hydrated. That is a great indicator that you are getting healthier. Staying hydrated can be done through fruits and vegetables as well as water.

  1. You are Handling Emotional Stress Better

You know you are getting healthier when you can quickly keep your emotions in check. When every little thing stops bothering you-you have the ability and patience to slow down. You can question and fact -check those negative emotions. You get the chance to choose what emotions you need to address.

  1. PMS and Post Menopausal Symptoms Decrease

Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Post Menopausal hormones can throw our body off causing a whole host of negative symptoms. As we get healthier those symptoms will decrease and be less impactful. If you start to notice that you are not as moody, having as many cravings for sugar, and are not as bloated as you once were then you know you are getting healthier.

  1. Clothes Fit Looser

If you start to notice that your jeans are sliding on easier then they did in the past then this is reason to celebrate. This is a strong indicator that your body is losing fat, maintaining muscle, and getting leaner. This is the best indicator that your body composition is changing for the better.

  1. Your Skin is Clearer

Acne is inflammation and can be first seen on the skin (largest organ). When the skin is getting clearer this indicates less inflammation in the body overall. Inflammation is the opposite of healthy. This is a great indicator that your nutrition is cleaner and that your body is thriving.

  1. You Look Forward to Workouts

When we start to look forward to our workouts and see them as more of a must-have in our life this is a good sign. This means that we are listening to our body. We are getting healthier and as a result, we are tuned into the endorphins and signals that our body is giving us. At the very least we feel better after the workout is finished.

1. Rarely get Sick

As we get healthier with nutrition and workouts our immune system will get stronger as well. As our immune system gets stronger our body will be more equipped to fight off illness.

 

These are the top 10 signs other than the scale and muscle soreness that ensures that your body is getting healthier and you are on the right track to a more toned body.

If you are experiencing some of these signs then trust you are getting healthier and stick with your plan consistently.

I am a passionate mom of 5, author, motivational speaker, and a business owner. My passion is in helping people find their more authentic self. If you would like to connect on a strategy call send me a message at andreya@tone2day.com

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