Getting (Back) On Track


Whether you are 14 and about to enter high school or 70 and about to retire, it will always be the right time to make the decision to live a healthier lifestyle. We are two and a half months into 2013, and some of you may have made some resolutions to get fit and eat clean. Some of you may not have made that decision, and others may have made those resolutions but have already fallen off the wagon. It is okay. It is never too late to make goals to better yourself, and if you’ve slipped up since New Year’s, just get back up on your feet and move forward. Even the strongest of us fall down sometimes, but it is the weak who choose to stay down. Now is a good time as any to take a look at what you are doing with your life and ask yourself these questions: Are you healthy? Are you physically fit? And most importantly, are you happy? If you answered no to any of these questions, Pete Cerqua has some awesome tips to get your life (back) on track.

If you’re still reading this, then it is safe to say you are ready to make changes towards the right direction. You must be willing to change old (current) habits, ditch bad influences, and gain control of your life again. This means you must get rid of anything that is holding you back. Most of things that are keeping you from becoming who you want to be are probably items lying all around your home.

When you open up your refrigerator and cupboards, what do you see? Most likely you’ll be seeing a lot of go-to comfort foods that have been making you fatter, unhealthier, and sluggish. Toss them out! Some may even find it therapeutic. Your house is like your mind, and it is time to clean house! Throw out all the negative influences; anything that tempts you to eat unhealthy. One of the biggest proponents for eating unhealthy at home is usually because we are bored and unhealthy foods are just a few steps away to provide instant, but temporary, satisfaction. It may be difficult to go off junk food cold turkey, especially if you’ve been eating that way for a long period, but like most bad habits, over time the cravings and urges will eventually diminish. Pete recommends removing any processed foods or  foods that are high in white sugar, white flour, or sodium. He also suggests giving the boot to foods containg gluten or soy.

Having cleaned out all the unhealthy foods, now it’s time to restock. Fill your house with lots of fresh groceries like fruits and vegetables. Things like baby carrots are great because they are naturally sweet and crunchy and work great when you are bored at home and get the urge to munch on something. Other great snack ideas are Greek yogurt and cottage cheese, which are both high in protein. For your meat proteins, free range chicken and eggs are excellent sources for omega-3 fatty acids. If you enjoy beef, get it from grass fed cows only. If you like fish, wild Alaskan salmon is the best choice.

Most healthy individuals do not get all the daily nutrition their body needs from food alone. That is why most athletes and people who want to get in shape need the help of supplements to give them that extra boost and support. Most people need B vitamins for stress and metabolism. If your joints are giving you problems, you can also add MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, to your diet. A good and reliable place to get all your supplements is from Isagenix. Not only do they provide a variety of products for all your nutritional needs, all their protein products (such as their protein powder) comes from grass fed cows in New Zealand.

Now that you’ve cleaned out your house of any negativity, you are ready to achieve the body you want whole-heartedly. All the temptations you have to cheat are no longer in your home. When you are at home have the urge to chew on something, even when you’re not feeling hungry, you will have only healthy foods to fill that void. You will probably begin to notice that your mind is more free, and you are able to stay more focused on your goals. You are now ready to be the person you’ve always wanted to be!

For more information on getting started, staying focused, and achieving results, check out Pete Cerqua’s The High Intensity fitness Revolution For Women and Men at

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