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Fitness and Diet

The secrets to getting that awesome athletic look

Grant Foreman helps San Diego get fit both inside and out.

The aesthetic that most of us respond to nowadays isn't the huge body builder type that was popular during the 90's 

Having an "athletic" look isn't the same as being totally beefed out and thus takes a different style of workout. 

Stop doing the same old moves and hoping for different results. 

Pride and the (im)perfect body

New studies show that exercise actually slows the aging process taking place within our chromosomes. 

The word of the week most definitely is Pride. It's hard to do much without it coming up in conversations. 

A friend's Pride post on Facebook had me thinking all weekend. So what better forum than here to hash it out some more?

He was frustrated because he felt that Pride isn't about "Pride diets" and how many people you have sex with. 

Restarting your routine is an exercise in and of itself

Wellness isn’t a pill you take and then after don’t need to address the subject again.

If you’re reading this, I’d like to think that maybe you’ve also read other pieces from me here and have gained some motivation at least to move more frequently.

Once you start, and you decide you’re worth it enough to keep going and make a routine of it, there’s going to be a time where you take a break for some reason.

Five things that are killing your workout

Small consistent changes in yourself are the gold standard!

You've made it to the gym and really, that's the hardest part. 

But now that you're here there are some things that can easily be avoided in order to utilize your hour (yup it shouldn't have to take more than an hour) most effectively. 

1) Not knowing how long you've been resting for.

Grant Foreman discovers Acro Yoga and so should you he says

During one of my breaks while trying to look like I wasn't as gassed as I felt, I noticed how everyone was interacting over the shared challenges the class presented. 

Finding new ways to be active is as important I think, as becoming active in the first place; it helps keep us interested. 

Gyms get boring. 

Crossfit's soul crushing daily workouts can become... well, soul crushing. 

Running becomes monotonous. 

Take a hike: It's good for you!

Beyond just thinking about bathing suits (because frankly most people in SD aren’t even in one that often for this to be a major concern…I’m not in this category and prefer au-natural if possible!) try setting a different type of summer goal.

We all work better with deadlines.

You can use desire to attain your goals

Desire.

Desire brings us closer to others we are interested in.

It directs our thoughts daily towards what we want. It’s the foundation for the goals we set and thus the parameters of our lives.

Setting your goals out long term is good, but if you lack the intentions in the present moment that support them you won’t be nearly as successful in reaching them.

Location, location, location

Grant Foreman gives location equal importance with his clients.

In a city of options, deciding on where to get your fitness in can be a little overwhelming. #firstworldproblems

Some of my clients prefer to meet outdoors in a park, others prefer we hit it at a gym and then even add on days at a yoga studio on their own. 

There's great power in being consistent

Holding ourselves accountable is one of the more difficult things that can be asked of us. 

"A consistent formula gives consistent results."   -Abraham Hicks. Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires. 

This really struck a cord with me today when thinking about some of my training client's progress. 

Ayn Rand follows an even harder line here with:

Don't punish yourself for living life

Grant Foreman is SDGLN's fitness expert.

January and February was an amazing time for me spiritually, with my ten day silent mediation course, and energetically, with a perfect snowy trip to Paris and London. 

This also means I had ten days of literally sitting on my butt eating little followed shortly after by a week of foie gras, red wine, and croissants.