Sleep is KING…and key to a better YOU!

I really liked Amy Layne’s eighth tip in her series of 31 Tips to a Healthier You, “How to get better sleep – Sleep better to improve your health.”  I like her suggstions, particularly how she talks about our “inner clock.” More on that topic later!

Amy’s website has some great recipes and other info on it that you might find interesting, delicious and helpful (not necessarily in that order.) Check it out!

Don’t be this guy…

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Holy Bananas!

According to IDEA Fitness Journal (January 2013), bananas aren’t just sweet and nutritionally friendly, but they are also considered sacred in many cultures. For example, in India, the banana flower is regarded as a sign of good luck and is often tied to the head for important ceremonies. By the looks of things, you’d better have a strong neck to hold that baby up!Screen shot 2013-01-08 at 3.48.23 PM

Superdinner #2

Superdinner #2

No doubt last night’s feast got me through a full day of intense work on some of the most kickass athletes I’ve ever worked on! Tonight’s dinner was a sweet, sweet reward and great prep for tomorrow!

Super Salad!

 

 

SuperSalad

Oh YES, that’s what I’m talkin’ about – super duper dinner goodness and here’s what it’s boasting: quinoa, nutritional yeast, cranberries, blueberries, peaches, chia seeds, white mushrooms, garlic, squash, dijon mustard, kale, avocado, sweet potato, black pepper and red hot chili peppers.

I think I’m in love…so good…

Superbrain Yoga

“If you need to find some way to relax and improve your concentration but don’t have time for a full yoga class, you might want to consider Superbrain Yoga, a trademark name for a technique said to revitalize the brain.” – excerpt from ehow.com contributor Alan Donohue

I’m going to start doing this tomorrow morning…I’ll let you know it goes in two weeks!

Moderation

I love the theme of the holidays: “Eat, Drink, Be Merry!” Please, do all three, IN MODERATION! Enjoy some delicious foods, make better choices when presented with a buffet spread, and eat more of the healthier choices. Bring a delicious, nutritious appetizer and main dish that you know is a great option for you and other guests at parties. If you choose to drink alcohol, make sure to drink a glass of water before and after any moderate pour of that adult bevy. And if you stray from your normal workout schedule, make a promise to yourself to get in a nice brisk walk, if nothing else, with a few of the relatives each day. Be safe, laugh often, and spread the goodwill today and always 🙂