Monday, April 04, 2022

It’s Mind Over Matter


It’s Mind Over Matter

by John Abdo, CFT

This article has been reprinted with gratitude from the American Holistic Health Association.

Getting, and keeping yourself motivated for your fitness lifestyle is a wrestling match every enthusiast experiences at some time or another. Don’t think about throwing in your towel; there are plenty of proven solutions, and they’re closer than you think!

As a fitness consultant I do more than just instructing exercise sessions. I also integrate a variety of mind-conditioning tools which inspire, educate, and motivate each of my students. These instruments train the MIND so the students can then train their bodies. However, in today’s fast-paced cosmetic-driven society there are too many fitness enthusiasts who approach their transformational quests without the right frame of mind, and this leads to failure.

To many of you it is no surprise that there really is a mind-body connection. So when I say solutions are closer than you think, I mean the answers are located between your ears; so listen carefully.

When the mind is conditioned (possessing the motivational power and knowledge that enables one to enthusiastically, and confidently, approach their exercise and eating programs) the body, over time, responds by manifesting its genetic potential; I refer to this as a re-engineering process.

By becoming your own body engineer you literally re-engineer yourself from the inside out. So get yourself enthused because what I’m about to show you WORKS! And let’s begin completing the following exercise step by step:

STEP 1: The first thing you MUST do is understand that it’s imperative that you train your brain so you can train your body. A weak mind will equal a weak body, but a strong mind will build a healthy, lean, and vibrant body. Once you understand this first principle you are well on your way to re-engineering the way you look and feel, forever!

STEP 2: Everyday–and I literally mean EVERY day–you must write out your goals onto a piece of paper, such as “I want to lose four inches off my waist.” If you have several goals, you must commit ALL of them to paper on a daily basis. Something biologically magical happens when the brain can generate a thought and have it record onto paper.

STEP 3: Everyday, after you write your goals down, you MUST read them out loud. Again, there’s a phenomenon that occurs when you profess what you’re wanting. Simply hoping to achieve a goal has no stimulating power. Stand up, assume the role of your own coach, and say aloud with conviction, “I am exercising to lose all this fat off my gut, and you know what, I’m making progress every day!”

STEP 4: How WILLING are you? Write out two lists; (1) itemize all of the things you need “to do” to obtain your goals, and (2) list all of the things you must “avoid.” For example, “I need to take advantage of my health club membership,” “I need to walk every morning,” “need to cut out sugar.”

STEP 5: Make a date with yourself: Treat yourself every week to one meal of your choice. Follow your fitness program as strictly as you can all week, then, let’s say, on Saturday night, eat anything you want.

STEP 6: Seek wise advice from a personal trainer or other health/fitness authority who can assess your current status and guide you throughout your re-engineering process. If you cannot locate one, call the local health club for referrals.

STEP 7: Don’t get discouraged. Everybody, even the pros, slip off track at times. As long as you become steadfast, always getting yourself back on track after being derailed, pat yourself on the back, lift your chin, and re-GO For IT all over again.

Remember that investing in your own health and fitness is investing in yourself, and pays huge dividends down the road. Put it in your head first, then watch your body mold into the image of your thoughts. I’m eager to learn of your progress!

To learn more about John Abdo please visit his website at and Books, videos, and fitness products are available.

Monday, December 06, 2021

Chair Yoga for Joint Healing - Yoga Prehab (TM) with Tristan

 So, I'm pretty much a qigong girl, have been doing that since the mid-1990s, but I came across this recently and liked it a lot. Especially, I like this guy's attitude; don't wait until you have a problem and need rehabilitation, get proactive and do PREHABilitatin to stay flexible and healthy.

The video is about 18 minutes, includes explanation and practice. There is a course, you can find the link in the description of the video on YouTube. See link at end.

The only thing you need is a chair with no arms. A towel and throw pillow could be handy. 

(Ignore the intro photo, it does not reflect the practice at all!) 

Find on YouTube

Chair Yoga for Joint Healing - Yoga Prehab (TM) with Tristan

Friday, November 05, 2021

Dr Mark Hyman podcast interview with Kelly Noonan Gores on The HEAL Podcast

 This  has such Great information, I had to share it! 

Here is the description from Kelly's The HEAL Podcast:

Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, 14 times New York Times bestselling author, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He has devoted his life to helping others discover optimal health by addressing the root causes of chronic disease through the power of functional medicine. Dr. Hyman believes that our biggest risk factor for disease, disability, and death is our diet, with the western diet being among the most detrimental to our health.

Today, I sit with Dr. Hyman to discuss his latest book, The Pegan Diet and how food is medicine, which can heal or harm. We break down the issues with dairy, wheat, and meat, and delve into many of the common misconceptions surrounding food as a whole. By making the right choices in our food (which can be done on a budget!) we can reverse chronic disease and heal our bodies, ultimately inviting us to see and use our local grocery store as a FARMACY.