The Power of Rituals

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When it comes to transforming your body and your life, I offer your rituals become your destiny.

This week I invite you to take a closer look at the fitness/wellness ritual that has best served you (such as starting your day with healthy breakfast routine) and one ritual that has historically stolen from you (such as mindless late night snacking/binging.)

Your assignment: Take a few minutes and write about how you have integrated your empowering ritual into your life. Success leaves clues. How did you move this ritual from a “should” to a must? What was the driving force? How good does it feel to engage in this ritual? Why?

Next write about your limiting ritual. How is this ritual stealing from you? Your health? Relationships? Self-esteem? How would your boy/health/life transform if you replaced this ritual with something that empowers you?

*Key question: What small step can you take today to replace this ritual with a routine that both feels good and keep you aligned with your health/wellness goals /values?

Keep it fun and keep it simple. Notice how good this feels!

 

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Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer, life coach, presenter, athlete and author. Check out his blog/vlog for more secrets to living a fit and happy life you love. http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com  

 

 

 

 

 

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Small Things Great Love

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Coach Erik here:

 We can never heal all of the sadness and pain in other people’s lives. We can’t carry their load and produce miracles overnight. But we can bring a cup of cool water to a thirsty soul or a scoop of laughter to a lonely heart. We can give someone the gift of our full presence and the miracle of unconditional love.

 Take away: Mother Theresa once said, “We cannot do great things only small things with great love.” I invite you to something small with great love today. Notice how good this feels.

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer, life coach, presenter, athlete and author. Check out his blog/vlog for more secrets to living a fit and happy life you love. http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Secrets to a Happier Life: Act From Your Core

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When you act in alignment with your core values (the things you value the most for example; connection, integrity, health, compassion, playfulness etc.) you immediately feel a surge of positive energy and personal power. I offer this is a secret to living a fit and happy life you love. 

Take away: What are your two highest core values? I invite you to take at least one small action in alignment each core value. Notice how good this feels.

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer, life coach, presenter and author. Check out his blog/vlog for more secrets to living a fit and happy life you love. http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com 

 

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4 Amazing Benefits of Interval Training

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Interval training defined as alternating bursts of high intensity activity followed by intervals of lighter activity can have amazing effects on your health and physique. Here’s what it can do for you:

 #1 Burn more calories in less time.

 #2 increases your basal metabolic rate (the rate you burn calories at rest) so you will be a fat burring machine for the next 24 hours after an interval session.

 #3 Strengthens your heart and cardiovascular system.

 #4 You can do interval training using any exercise modality that elevates your heart rate. For example; power walking, biking, jumping rope or swimming. 

 

Give these two workouts a go:

 

Workout 1

Warm-up

10 x 1 min. @ PE 8.5-8.8 each followed by 1 min. recovery

Cool down

 

Workout 2

Warm-up

5 x 2 min. @ PE 8.5-8.8 each followed by 2 min. recovery

Cool down

Notes

1) PE stands for perceived exertion. This is a scale from 1-10 with 1 being lying on the couch and 10 being an all out effort. This is your perception of exercise intensity during your interval.

2) This can be done with ay type of exercise that gets your heart rate up.

 

Let me know how it goes! 

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer, life coach, presenter and author. Check out his blog/vlog for more secrets to living a fit and happy life you love. http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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Enlighten Up!

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Coach E here:

For years I took myself way too seriously and as a result missed out on a lot of freedom, adventure, laughter and joy. 

Take away: Enlighten up! Be quick to laugh at yourself or a situation today. Dwell in possibilities not difficulties. Have the courage to be seen, heard and felt in all of your perfect imperfection.

 

Remember when you smile at the world the world smiles back!

 

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Defloured

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Coach Erik here:

One of the single greatest things you can do for your health and waistline is to cut back on the amount of refined carbohydrates in your diet. Meals /snacks rich in these high glycemic foods lead to a sudden surge in insulin levels and are associated with weight gain, inflammation and many chronic illnesses. Examples include; white bread, white pasta, baked goods made from refined flour and refined sugar in it’s various forms.

Vitamin and fiber rich foods such as brown rice, whole oats, and sweet potatoes offer a powerhouse of energy producing carbohydrates as well as a supernova of health and wellness benefits.

Challenge: This week I challenge you to limit the amount of refined carbohydrates you eat. Instead ride with sustained energy/health producing foods like brown rice, whole oats and sweet potatoes. Notice how good you feel and be sure to tell me about by adding a comment below.

Live Fit & Be Well,

Erik

 

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer, life coach, presenter and author. Check out his blog/vlog for more secrets to living a fit and happy life you love. http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Need a Boost? Do This.

 

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Coach E here:

Food is perhaps the most abused anxiety drug and exercise is perhaps the most underutilized antidepressant.

Take away: If you need a boost get moving. Emotion is created by motion. As little as two minutes of movement can change your biochemistry and can give your day a hit of awesome!

Get after it!

 

How did you get your hit of awesome today? Post below and let us know! 

 

 

 

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Your Most Valuable Currency

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The effect you have on other people is the most valuable currency there is. At the very end, all that you’ve accomplished and accumulated will fade away. What will remain are the moments of honest, brave and intimate connection that will live in the hearts of others forever. 

Take away: Be somebody that makes other people around you feel like somebody. Shine your light freely on as many people as you can today.

 

 

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Erik Hajer is an award-winning personal coach, presenter and author. Check out his blog/vlog for more secrets to living a fit and happy life you love. http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com 

 

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Anger Can be Healing. Here’s How.

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Coach Erik here:

Belying most anger is hurt, vulnerability and sadness. The challenge is most of us suppress or displace our anger, which can lead to either external rage or prolonged internal suffering, disease and pain. 

 I offer the “courageous Lion’s roar” is the decision to understand the wisdom of your anger and express it in a powerful and healing way.

 I invite you to do this by getting in touch with the feelings behind the anger. For example, recognizing that what you are really feeling hurt, lonely or disconnected etc. and expressing that to yourself and/or others. I offer there is great power profound healing in vulnerability and expressing your truth. 

Notice how good it feels to own the feelings behind the anger and how freeing it feels to express your truth in a direct and constructive way. Once you do, you are free to nourish and resolve your feelings as opposed to succumbing to the immediate (and often) destructive needs of your anger. 

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer, life coach, presenter and author. Check out his blog/vlog for more secrets to living a fit and happy life you love. http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com 

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