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Unique and Fun Ways To Get Fit

May 31, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Healthy Living No Comments →

There are many fun and unique ways to get fit that make getting fit and staying fit more exciting which means you will probably do it more often!
 
(ARA) – One of the toughest challenges to losing weight and staying fit is boredom. Jogging for hours on a treadmill, walking around the same neighborhood blocks, repeating a fitness video for the hundredth time or even following a planned weight lifting routine get old really quickly.

Experts usually recommend you vary your workout routines to keep the boredom at bay. Here are some unique tips to get fit:

* Train your muscles while you’re doing something else like working at your desk. Find an exercise ball or yoga ball that you can bounce on while you’re typing on your keyboard or talking on the phone at work. Bouncing up and down allows you to burn some energy, while also training your core muscles, forcing you to sit straighter. By the end of the work day, you can burn a lot more calories than you would just slouching in a chair. And since your brain is already occupied with work assignments, you won’t have the opportunity to become bored with the exercise.

* Put on some music and get your hips and ribs swinging while using weighted hula hoops. Sports Hoop has several different styles of weighted hoops to help you build strength around your core, arms and shoulders. Plus hula hooping is excellent cardiovascular exercise that helps you to correct your posture and alignment. Get your entire family involved in a contest to see who can keep the hula hoop going the longest. Or challenge yourself to using different areas of the body – not just for the mental stimulation, but also to target different muscles.

* Plan a fun event that includes movement like walking, bike riding, inline skating or any other form of foot transportation. Some suggestions include organizing a group scavenger hunt, or a garden walking tour. Schedule these events once a month just to give everyone in the group a nice variety of physical exercise.

* Sign up for classes in an unusual or adventure sport. Think about trying rock climbing to work the hand, arm and leg muscles. Or splash into different bodies of water while snorkeling or scuba diving. Consider signing up for a different style of dance class, like belly dancing or even square dancing. If you determine that you don’t enjoy whatever sport or class it is that you’re trying, switch to a new one, just to keep things interesting.

You’re more likely to be successful, lose weight and maintain a physically fit body if you enjoy the workout programs you’re doing. So get creative, try some of these ideas and tackle the challenge to be healthy.

Get Fit While You Sit – 36 Exercises you can do almost anywhere, anytime.

Create an Active and Healthier Lifestyle

May 28, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Healthy Living No Comments →

(ARA) – Outside of the economy, fitness and healthy eating are among the most critical issues facing Americans today. Only 31 percent of Americans are getting adequate exercise and 68 percent of men and 53 percent of women are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health Interview survey released in March.

The good news is that the tried-and-true approach of regular exercise and smart nutrition will go a long way toward managing weight loss and an overall healthy lifestyle. In fact, the benefits of being more active can be seen within a short time after starting a new routine and include more energy, less stress, lower blood pressure, improved digestive health and a reduction in cardiovascular disease risk.

A fitness program doesn’t have to take place in the gym. Beverly Abbs, an award-winning ultra-runner, recommends outdoor fun to get started on everyday fitness. “You don’t have to run long distances in order to reap the health benefits,” says Abbs, a member of Ultra-Running Team Sunsweet. “Short distance runs and even outdoor walks are a great way to stay fit and have fun. I got my start competing in athletic events with just 2- to 3-mile runs. That turned into a life-long love of ultra-running.”

When you add in smart nutritional choices to your exercise routine, the positives pile up further. “As a triathlete and a sports dietitian, I can tell you that plenty of healthy choices are convenient and taste delicious,” says registered dietician Dr. Katherine Beals.

So, whether you aspire to overhaul your diet and exercise program or are just thinking about taking a few first steps to a healthier life, smart choices can start with a few simple steps. Abbs and Dr. Beals offer these tips for getting started on achieving overall better health.

1. Get and stay active: Adults should get 2.5 hours of aerobic physical activity per week and perform strengthening activities two days a week, according to the U.S. Health and Human Services department. Fortunately, it is easier than you might think to incorporate exercise into your routine. For example, take the stairs instead of the elevator and find the parking spot that is farthest away to get extra steps in between your car and your destination. Play tag with your kids, or consider signing up for a community fun run 5K. Not only do these runs usually provide an opportunity to race for a good cause, you can use it as training motivation.

2. Use interval training: Experts say varying your cardio work with a combination of easy/hard intervals will result in faster fitness gains. It also mixes up your workouts and staves off boredom. Next time you go for a run, instead of keeping the same pace, try mixing in a few sprints. Start with 30 seconds on hard and 10 seconds on easy.

3. Go for convenience: Abbs says dried fruits like Sunsweet Ones, individually wrapped prunes, are a convenient and nutritious snack whether you’re training for a marathon or just a busy person on the go. “These delicious snacks are portable, don’t spoil and deliver calories that count.” Plus, prunes are known to support digestive health.

4. Fill up with fiber: High-fiber foods are critical to digestive health and any weight loss program because they fill you up and help keep the hunger pangs at bay. The typical American eats only about 11 grams of fiber a day, according to the American Dietetic Association, and health experts recommend a minimum of 20 to 30 grams of fiber a day for most people. Fruits (dried and fresh) and vegetables are great fiber sources including apples, pears, prunes, peas, broccoli and sweet corn.

5. After an intense workout: Carbohydrate-rich foods that are energy dense, easy to digest and familiar and appetizing – like bagels, granola bars, crackers, dried plums and fruit juices – are good choices for post-workout fare to replenish any lost nutrients. Exercise also increases the loss of water from the body, primarily through sweat, so the harder and longer the workout, the more lost fluid that needs replacing.

“Drinking fluids like water, sports drinks, and fruit juices or eating water-containing foods can replace these lost fluids and, in the case of fruits, fruit juices and vegetables, replace much-needed potassium,” Dr. Beals says.

Regardless of your current level of activity and commitment to nutrition, it is never too late to make smart decisions. Make the commitment today and take these steps toward a more fit and healthy you.

Get Fit While You Sit — 36 Exercises you can do almost anywhere, anytime.

How to Create a Family Budget

May 26, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: About the Family, Organization 2 Comments →

For singles, creating a budget is relatively easy. They tend to have a good handle on how much money they have coming in, and when tracking expenses, they only have their own to think about. But creating a family budget is a whole new ball game.

Most families have multiple sources of income. And when there are multiple spenders, that makes things much more confusing. This is one of the main reasons that families lack a formal budget. But having a budget and sticking to it can greatly improve a family’s financial outlook.

Making a family budget may be tricky, but it can be done. Here’s how.

1. Take inventory of all income. If a certain source of income fluctuates from month to month, use the lowest amount or average it out.

2. Keep track of all expenses for a month or so. Keep all of your receipts, and ask all family members to turn theirs in to you each day.

3. Add up your monthly expenses. Be sure to include bills, debt payments, groceries, and everyday expenses such as lunch money and transportation costs.

4. Get the family together and discuss ways you can trim the budget. Getting input from other family members will help you determine which expenses are necessary and which ones could be cut down or eliminated. Maybe you or your spouse could start taking lunch to work instead of eating out, or maybe the kids can drop an extracurricular activity.

5. In addition to individual expenses, discuss how you can cut down on the electric bill, groceries and other necessary family expenses. Consider such things as carpooling or taking public transportation, buying more generic foods and adjusting the thermostat.

6. Estimate how much you can save on regular expenses, and cut the completely unnecessary items out of the budget. Then refigure it and see where you stand.

7. If you end up with a surplus, allocate a portion of it to savings. If you’re in the red, go back and rework the budget until you have more income than expenses.

Being Realistic

One reason that family budgets often fail is because they’re just not realistic. It’s great to cut down on expenses, but sometimes we tend to go too far. For example, cutting entertainment out of the budget completely might look good on paper, but we all need a little diversion every now and then.

Instead of cutting such things out of the budget completely, consider finding ways to lower the cost. Going back to the entertainment example, maybe you’ve been going to dinner and a movie as a family twice a month. But eating in and renting a new release would be much cheaper, and you would still get to spend quality time together.

Individual expenses can also be tricky. This can be resolved by allocating a certain amount for each family member to spend each week. If someone spends his entire amount before the week is up, reevaluate his expenses and adjust if necessary.

Creating a family budget can help keep spending under control, leaving more money to pay down debts and save for future goals. But in order to succeed, close monitoring is essential. Your efforts will be rewarded, however, with less financial stress and more money in the long run.

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Build up your ‘momfidence’

May 24, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: About the Family, Children No Comments →

Five ways to boost your parenting confidence before the baby arrives

(ARA) – Becoming a new parent can be a scary process. There is so much to learn and no easy way to practice until your new bundle of joy arrives. Luckily, there are easy ways that you can prepare yourself – and your home – to give you peace of mind and be able to enjoy the time with your new baby.

Become well read

Whether you choose lighthearted, comical selections, such as Jenny McCarthy’s “Belly Laughs,” or more informative choices, such as “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” there is a wealth of books to get you educated, ready and even entertained. So, kick up your (swollen) feet and start reading.

Seek out similar situations

Whether you are having your first child, or wondering what life will be like having your second, third or more, seek out other parents who share a similar lifestyle. Talking with others to get their opinions on how to cope with siblings, working and other common life situations will help give you insight and better prepare you for life’s new addition.

Create a “home safe home”

All parents want to keep their kids safe from any potential dangers, so updating your home with a variety of home safety products – for both your new arrival and yourself – is a good idea. While the standard items such as socket plugs and baby gates are must-haves, many parents don’t think of bath safety. And, according to the Home Safety Council, falls are the leading cause (66 percent) of all nonfatal home injuries – with the bathroom being a main culprit due to water and slick surfaces.

Getting into and out of the tub and shower can be difficult for little ones. And, as your “baby bump” continues to grow, the shift in your center of gravity can make you more susceptible to slips and falls. Permanent grab bars, such as SecureMount Grab Bars from Home Care by Moen, are an ideal solution, offering an easy, secure install in a variety of styles and finishes to beautifully coordinate with the rest of the bathroom. Or, for an even easier (and more temporary) installation, try a new Suction Balance Assist Bar, which attaches to any smooth, flat surface using high-strength suction cups. And, once you are in safely, consider adding a tub and shower seat to ensure that your bath time is accident free.

Stock up on essentials

Believe it or not, you’ll probably go through more than 70 diapers and 200 wipes per week. And, once your bundle of joy arrives, you’ll want to focus your attention on her (or sleep) – not on shopping – so stock up now. In addition to diapering essentials, be sure to supply your medicine cabinet with infant acetaminophen, gas drops, diaper rash cream and a thermometer. And, it’s not a bad idea to fill your freezer full of pre-made dinners so you don’t have to worry about cooking in those first few hectic weeks when you’re still recuperating.

Take a class

Ask your doctor about classes or support groups in your area. Most hospitals offer a variety of classes to help you with everything from childbirth and infant care to even more specific topics, like introducing the baby to siblings or pets. These classes will not only provide you with a wealth of information – but can be a great way to meet others going through the same life experiences.

With a bit of preparation, you’ll soon be breathing easier and feel much more prepared when your bundle of joy arrives. For more information on shower safety products from Home Care by Moen, visit www.moen.com/homecare.

First Annual Online Parenting Retreat for Moms!

May 22, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

Parenting is a wonderful, but challenging, journey. No instruction manuals, no definitive “right” or “wrong” methods.

And, of course, each child is different!

But for one special weekend (May 25-27) you can give yourself a break… while getting your parenting questions answered, brainstorming solutions and learning tips and techniques that work for today’s kids – toddlers to teens.

You can access all of the live workshops at no charge!

You will be able to participate online in over twenty interactive workshops given by professional parenting coaches, educators, and counselors. And if you have to miss any sessions, we’ve thought of that too…

…When you purchase a ticket, you’ll get audio recordings of *every single session*!

(There’s even a Spa Products giveaway for 35 lucky registrants – just so it will really feel like a weekend conference “getaway”.)

Best of all – until May 22nd – you can take full advantage of my “early bird” special pricing:

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What sort of parenting issue will you be able to address? Top parenting experts – each of whom has invested years of dedicated study in the field – will be there to share their wisdom about:

*Raising a confident and happy child able to be resilient to life’s challenges.
*Coping positively but effectively with disrespectful behavior and sassy attitudes.
*How to set your child up to make wise decisions and avoid dangerous behaviors.
*How to balance work and family – while still keeping your sanity!
*You’ll also learn why *therapy is not the answer* in helping your kids overcome stress, anger and trauma.
*How to deal with meltdowns and tantrums– at any age.

In fact, the Online Parenting Retreat will help you tackle everything from sibling rivalry to following your personal dreams while still being a proactive, positive parent.

Think of it: No travel expenses or gas bills to get there. No hotel bills. No restaurant bills or babysitters… and no “either/or” choices – what you don’t attend live online, you can listen to in comfort later, via the recordings!

So how about it? Want to learn more parenting techniques that really work with today’s kids while actually taking a “break”? (And maybe win some Spa goodies to pamper yourself with?)

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Child Abduction Statistics – How to prevent child abductions

May 21, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

Whenever the evening news brings the story of a kidnapped child or teen, the terrifying prospect of abduction fills the minds of parents across the country. But it’s important to remember that the majority of children will pass through childhood safely. One of the challenges of being a parent is to teach your children to be cautious without filling them with too much fear or anxiety.Although some dangers do exist, there are steps that you can take to lessen the chances that your child will be abducted.

Approximately 2,100 missing-children reports are filed each day. All of these cases might be solved more easily if parents were able to provide a few key pieces of information about their children, like: height, weight, eye color, and a clear recent photo.

The Reality of Child Abductions The circumstances surrounding child abduction are often quite different from the way they are portrayed in TV shows and movies.

Here are some of the realities of child abduction:

  • The majority of children who are reported missing have run away, or there has been a misunderstanding with their parents about where they were supposed to be.
  • Of the kids and teens that are truly abducted, the majority of them are taken by a family member or an acquaintance; 25% of kids are taken by strangers.
  • Almost all children kidnapped by strangers are taken by men, and about two thirds of stranger abductions involve female children.
  • Most abducted children are in their teens.
  • Children are rarely abducted from school grounds.

Strategies for Preventing Abductions: Parents often do not provide their children with safety information that could help prevent an abduction.

These strategies may help:

  • Make sure custody documents are in order.
  • Have ID-like photos taken of your children every 6 months, and have your children fingerprinted. Many local police departments sponsor fingerprinting programs – check if they’re available in your town.
  • Keep your children’s medical and dental records up to date.
  • Make online safety a priority. The Internet is a great tool, but it’s also a perfect place for predators to stalk children. Be aware of your children’s Internet activities and chat room “friends,” and remind them never to give out personal information. Avoid posting identifying information or photos of your children online.
  • Set boundaries about the places your children go. Supervise them in places like malls, movie theaters, parks, public bathrooms, or while fundraising door to door.
  • Never leave children alone in a car or stroller, even for a minute.
  • Choose caregivers – babysitters, day-care providers, and nannies – carefully and check their references. If you’ve arranged for someone to pick up your children from school or child care, discuss the arrangements beforehand with your children and with the school or child-care center.
  • Avoid dressing your children in clothing with their names on it – children tend to trust adults who know their names.

Talking to Your Child About Strangers Talk to your children often about safety. Give your children the basics on how to avoid and escape potentially dangerous situations.

Teach them to:

  • Never accept candy or gifts from a stranger.
  • Never go anywhere with a stranger, even if it sounds like fun. Predators can lure children with questions like “Can you help me find my lost puppy?” or “Do you want to see some cute kittens in my car?” Remind your children that adults they don’t know should never ask children to help or to do things for them.
  • Run away and scream if someone follows them or tries to force them into a car.
  • Say no to anyone who tries to make them do something you’ve said is wrong or touch them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable.
  • Always tell you or another trusted adult if a stranger asks personal questions, exposes himself, or otherwise makes them feel uneasy.
  • Reassure children that it’s OK to tell you even if the person made them promise not to or threatened them in some way.
  • Always ask permission from a parent to leave the house, yard, or play area or to go into someone’s home. 

Keep these other tips in mind, too:

Make sure younger children know their names, address, phone number including area code, and who to call in case of an emergency.

Review with your child how to use 911 or local emergency number.

Discuss what to do if they get lost in a public place or store – most places have emergency procedures for handling lost children. Remind your children that they should never go to the parking lot to look for you. Instruct your children to ask a cashier for help or stand near the registers or front of the building away from the doors.

Point out the homes of friends around the neighborhood where your children can go in case of trouble.

Be sure your children know in whose car they may ride and in whose they may not. Teach them to move away from any car that pulls up beside them and is driven by a stranger, even if that person looks lost or confused.

Develop code words for caregivers other than mom or dad, and remind your children never to tell anyone the code word.

Teach your children not to ride with anyone they don’t know or with anyone who doesn’t know the code word.

If your children are old enough to stay home alone, make sure they keep the door locked and never tell anyone who knocks or calls they are home alone.

If Your Child Has Been Abducted:

Because the first few hours are the most critical in missing-child cases, it’s important to provide officials with information about your child immediately.

If your child has been abducted, contact local law enforcement right away. They’ll ask you for a recent picture of your child and will probably ask you many questions about the time and location you last saw your child and what your child was wearing.

You may also request that your child be entered into National Crime and Information Center (NCIC). Other clearinghouses such as the Child Protection Education of America ([866] USA-CHILD) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children ([800] 843-5678) can offer information and support during your search for your child.

After notifying the authorities, try to stay calm. You’ll be able to remember details about your child’s disappearance more easily if you remain rational and logical.

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Healthy Foods for Better Learning

May 19, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Healthy Living No Comments →

The old saying “you are what you eat” may be more correct than most people think. Some foods have been considered to be brain foods while others are considered to be junk. Now you can choose healthy foods for better learning.

One of the things to remember when it comes to education and nutrition is the importance of eating breakfast. Research has been conducted for many years and the results continue to show how children who eat breakfast on a regular basis consistently score higher on standardized tests. They also exhibit better classroom behavior and experience hyperactivity less often. Children who eat breakfast each school day are also less likely to feel sleepy in class.

A healthy breakfast might include an egg, a slice of whole wheat bread with peanut butter, a piece of their favorite fruit, and a glass of ice cold low-fat milk. You can substitute a piece of lean meat, 100% fruit juice, and whole grain cereals to give them variety. The fiber and protein in the meal will help your child remain focused and keep them satisfied until they are able to eat lunch.

Some children adore sugary cereal for breakfast but that’s really not a good choice. Neither is pancakes made with white flour and sticky sweet syrup. These will give your child a sugar rush but will also cause them to crash later in the day. Whole grain crackers, nuts, cheese and fruit can be sent with your child if they need a snack before lunch.

In the past, school cafeterias have been known to provide lunches which weren’t very healthy. Too many hamburgers, French fries, and pizza have been served to school age children for far too long. Thankfully school dieticians are now offering healthy foods for better learning experiences and to help the children learn to make better food choices.

Eating healthier foods at lunchtime can make such an improvement in a child’s behavior for the remaining part of the school day. It’s taken a good bit of convincing to get schools to make the necessary changes, however, and they’ll tell you it wasn’t easy. Offering healthy salads, sandwiches made on whole grain breads, and soups can also help your child feel fuller when they return home.

After school your child may want a snack. Don’t deprive them, rather give them healthy choices such as carrot sticks, celery, fresh fruit, whole nuts, or yogurt. Whatever you choose to offer, be sure they won’t become too full and not want to have dinner.

Research has proven time and time again how important it is for children to eat healthy foods for better learning. This includes eating healthy breakfast foods which will give your child energy and the ability to focus, and will ensure they have a great day.

Self Esteem Building Activities for Kids

May 17, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Children No Comments →

Activities in building self-esteem in children

One of the main issues that parents must deal with when raising a kid is their self-concept and self-esteem. Teaching our kids to value themselves and their talents can be a tricky thing to do as parents must be able to achieve a balance between allowing their kids enough independence to be able to decide for themselves and act on their own and the guidance that will keep them in the right path.

Being too lax and giving them too much freedom can lead to rebellion while being too strict can destroy a child’s independent spirit and foster too much dependence.

Although self-esteem can be developed anytime in a person’s life, it is good to start early and train your child to trust in what they can do and to embrace their individual talents. Below are some activities that you can do with your child that can help them increase their levels of self-esteem.

Self-affirming statements

Talking to yourself in front of the mirror and telling yourself what a great person you are can be a bit childish for a grown-up to do but not for a child. And even if it seems childish, the practice is quite effective in boosting our self-esteem. And you don’t even have to stick to the mirror process. You can create your own as long as you stick to the basic, which is the saying of self-affirming statements.

Create a mantra that your child can easily remember. Every morning, tell your child the mantra and have your child tell hers to you. The statements need not even be something about the self but about each other such as saying I love you in the morning or telling each other how great the other is. There is really no exact way to do this. You can create your own variations as long as the essence of affirming oneself is there.

The positive trait game

Another activity that you can do with your child that will not only boost her self-esteem but also help in building his or her vocabulary is the positive trait game. In this game, you wll each tell each other the positive traits that one sees in the other. The catch is that the trait should start in a specific letter of the alphabet.

The positive trait game is a wonderful way to teach your kid to think positive thoughts and to acknowledge the traits and talents that make him or her unique. This is also a great way to make sure that he or she will grow up knowing where his or her strengths lie.

Do activities that they love

Encourage them to try out new things so that they will discover their talents and abilities. Enroll them in different summer classes and be open to all kinds of things. For instance, if he is good with drawing and crayons, it does not mean that he will not be good in music. So don’t discount music lessons as part of his summer curriculum.

Anyhow, if he does not like it, at least he has learned something new. Helping them discover the things that they love to do and the things that they are good at is a great way to boost their self esteem early on. After all, when children are enjoying what they are doing, they become very enthusiastic and they are open to developing their skills further.

Inexpensive Ways To Lose Weight

May 14, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Healthy Living No Comments →

If you are looking for inexpensive ways to lose weight and stay fit, then you are in luck.

(ARA) – Trying to lose weight could cost you a lot of money – gym memberships, special diet foods, exercise equipment for your home or even hiring a personal trainer.

But there are ways you can lose weight without spending a lot of money. You will still need dedication, time and a willingness to make changes in your life to achieve your goal. Here are some inexpensive ways to lose weight and stay fit:

* Start a neighborhood walking club. Invite neighbors who have dogs to come along. Or join a local pick-up game of dodgeball, basketball or racquetball. At the most, you’ll need the equipment for the game. Set a weekly time for games and a daily time for the walks. Having other people involved will help encourage you to continue moving and exercising.

* Add healthy ingredients that benefit your body to your daily menu. For example, relaxing with a cup of natural tea can help you reduce body fat and increase your metabolism rate. Oolong tea contains rich amino acids and cellulose, which can help lower your cholesterol levels. Green tea leaves contain vitamins C and E and a good amount of fiber. If you prefer black tea, its benefits include help with digestion.

Drinking a cup of tea (without the sugar or cream calories added) after each meal will help you slowly dissolve fat in your body. Premium tea leaves give you the best quality and best taste. Teawan (www.Teawan.com) has both quality tea and teaware products from Taiwan. You can choose tea bags or loose leaf options, depending on your preference.

* Do your own home workout. Grab a full jug of laundry detergent and use it for some lifting. If you’re looking for something lighter, fill a plastic bottle with water to use as a weight. Start dancing around your house and in no time you’ll break a sweat. This is great for cardiovascular exercise, and enjoyable if you can crank up your favorite tunes.

* Borrow a fitness video from the library and tone your body with the experts. Repeat the video several times and then switch it for a new one from the library. If you have cable or satellite television, tune into some of the fitness channels for different programs. You’ll find styles ranging from yoga workouts to belly dancing to step aerobics. Set specific times each week to run through a 30-minute workout.

* Clean the house. Pushing a vacuum at a rapid pace is good exercise. So is scrubbing floors or bathtubs. These activities also are good for toning muscles.

Don’t let money keep you from accomplishing your goal of losing weight and getting fit. If one exercise or activity gets boring, switch to another to keep your workout fresh and to target different muscles. And organize a plan with a friend or family member so you can help keep each other on task to accomplishing both of your goals.

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What’s Stopping You From Being Your Best?

May 12, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

Do you have dreams and desires inside of you that you would love reach but never really tried to go for them? Or have you set goals but gave up before you even came close to reaching them? Do you often look at people who are where you want to be in life and wonder how they got there and why you can’t seem to ever get anything you desire?

If you answered yes to any of those questions above, the answer you seek may be in the paragraphs below.

One of the biggest reasons most people fail to reach their goals, dreams and desires is due to FEAR. Yes, that is right. Fear of failure, fear of looking foolish, and yes, even fear of being at the top or being successful often stops us in our tracks and keeps us from reaching our full potential.

As a personal life coach, I often have the opportunity to speak to a wide variety of people from various walks of life and backgrounds. My experience has shown that the main reason most people are not living their dreams is due to fear. Those fears may be different for each person, but the main culprit is fear.

The reasons we have fear are far and wide from one individual to the next. Perhaps you know its fear that stops you from reaching out and going for your goals or dreams, but you don’t know where that fear comes from or how to overcome it.

Wouldn’t you like to see your dreams and desires come to fruition? Your dreams don’t have to be for the future or for someone else. You have them because you want them now and you want them for yourself.

Whether you’re goals are small like starting a new project for your business or whether they’re big like owning your dream home or winning an Olympic medal, you CAN learn to overcome your fears so you CAN live the life you’ve always dreamed of.

As a personal life coach, I can help you discover what your fears are, where they came from and how to overcome them. Don’t let fear stop you any longer from being the best that you can be!

Sign up now for a free, personal consultation so you can be on the road to reaching your goals, dreams and desires today!