Monthly Archives: May 2015

Finding New Ways To Reach Your Fitness Goals

One of the biggest challenges for people who start a workout program is the “plateau” effect that usually occurs after about six weeks. Simply put, once a workout routine becomes, well, routine, the body stops responding with the same level of accomplishment that it had been earlier. While this is not completely unexpected, especially for people who have just gotten back into physical exercise after a long break or are starting a fitness regimen for the first time, it can be discouraging. People stop seeing results and, frustrated, they give up. This is one of the major reasons why a personal trainer should be engaged if a person wants to make a serious effort at maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Compare these two situations:

A person decides they are going to work out on their own. They look up a series of exercises they think they will enjoy, join a gym and begin their workout. They see some results rather quickly, but soon, the changes taper off. Discouraged by the diminishing results, and not having anyone they can ask for advice, they keep doing the only exercises they know, which results in them becoming bored. Deciding that it is no longer worth the time and effort, they give up.

Another person decides that they want to begin living a healthier lifestyle. They meet with a personal trainer and together they discuss their goals. The trainer puts together a workout plan to get started with and helps their client work through the exercises. As results start to be achieved, the trainer begins to switch out some of the old exercises for new ones. These new exercises engage the muscles in different ways, helping to keep the results moving forward. The change in routine helps to keep the exercising fresh and engaging, and the person continues to grow into a healthier lifestyle.

When these two situations are compared side to side, it is easy to see which one is the better option for long term success. A personal trainer provides accountability and motivation, but far more importantly, they also have the knowledge of what exercises will work the best for people on an individual basis. They have a wealth of knowledge to tailor the workout to be the most effective, and they can tell when it is time to switch from a barbell and aerobic program to a bootcamp and cross training one. By working to keep the total body engaged, both physically and mentally, they can help people turn their desire for a healthier lifestyle into a reality.

Saturn Occult Symbolism and The Cube

By Paul A Philips

Recently I saw a movie that’s been out for some years called the ‘Cube.’ It’s a sci-fi horror thriller where 7 characters all strangers wake up with no recollection of how they find themselves in a strange never-ending hi-tech Kafkaesque-like maze.

It doesn’t take long to realize that the slightest movement in certain places could set off deadly booby-traps for the characters. With little means of escape the movie progresses with unpredictable nerve-stretching intrigue…

The Cube’s purpose, who constructed it and how the characters got there, was never given. There have been many interpretations or attempts to explain it. I couldn’t help comparing it to planet Saturn’s related occult symbolism and not without reason.

Saturn and the black cube

Since ancient times in occult symbolism Saturn (aka Satan the Christian devil, Set the Egyptian God of evil, or the Gnostic ‘Corrupted Demiurge…’ etc) has been known to represent negativity such as that found in limitations in space and time, conflict and death. Limitations in space and time, conflict and death are not the only comparisons that could be made between Saturn occult symbolism and the plot/storyline in the Cube movie: Saturn is symbolized by the cube.

The Saturn cube is derived from the planet’s North Pole called the ‘6 pointed star.’ The cube is a 3-dimensional representation of the 2-dimensional hexagonal North Pole 6 pointed star.

Saturn occult symbolism is symbolised by a black cube. Without many people ever knowing its sinister origin it can be seen all over the world and is used in the entertainments industry, religions and corporate logos…. as the saying goes If you haven’t seen it then your eyes haven’t been opened. Heavily into the occult it has been said that the world’s ruling elite pay homage to and the worship of the Saturn cube.

The Saturn matrix control system – Be prepared to take the reddest of red pills!

Research suggests that in essence we are trapped in space and time inside a cube by the Saturn matrix control system. Have the world’s ruling elite and their mysterious associates through the generations been playing us into servitude like a violin string using this extraordinary advanced technological Saturn matrix control system?

If you want to get some idea of how advanced the technology is in this then take a look at Norman Bergrun’s meticulous research ‘The Ringmakers of Saturn.’ A former aerospace and NASA research scientist described how the Voyager 1 flight to Saturn took photos revealing some 11,000 mile long cylindrical spaceships having an involvement in the making of Saturn’s rings…

-Yes, I know folks, this is really deep down in the rabbit-hole stuff and all too much for some, but please do your own research…

It has been said that in the matrix control system Saturn is the ‘mainframe computer’ powered up by our sun’s photonic energy. Then Saturn sends out information which is received by our Moon acting as some kind of interface modular system. The moon, in turn, sends communication signals to Earth using virtual instrumentation, producing the simulated information; the fake reality that we receive and believe to be real.

The assimilation of this fake reality inside the inescapable matrix has been used as a platform for those seemingly never ending cycles related to reincarnation suffering, death, disease and famine…

Escaping the Saturn moon matrix

If this is the case then how do we escape this computer programmed existence where everything’s based on lies?

I believe the answer lies in thinking, feeling and acting from the heart. The heart-centred singularity sees right through the lies, knowing that unconditional love is the only truth. This is the ‘wormhole’ where we can go through and escape the matrix: The platform for creating a life that’s based on serving others; selfless acts of kindness that will indeed encourage those surrounding to do the same thing while raising our conscious awareness…

-With unconditional love and that shift in consciousness anything is possible. No matrix controlling authority is higher than this.

YOU ARE that authority.

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Putting Smart Money Down On Fitness

People always want to think that they are getting the most for their money. In a world where a television show about extreme couponing is popular, everyone is looking for what they think is the best deal, regardless of what they are shopping for. This even includes when what they are interested in is a healthier lifestyle. In their own minds, they weigh out the pros and cons and, in many cases, make a decision that is bad for them in the long run both financially and physically.

They see a fitness center that offers a membership special. Enticing them in with a low introductory rate and unlimited access, many people do not think of how often they will go, but simply how often they can. Without any outside guidance, like that of a personal trainer, they believe they will go from not working out at all to visiting the gym several times a week. In their mind, this makes the cost per visit very low, much less than it would be to hire their own personal trainer or even enroll in a series of fitness classes.

The greatest irony in this current atmosphere of working out is that these people balk at the thought of spending money on a personal trainer in Miami, and yet almost 70 percent of people who pay for a monthly gym membership and do not include any personal training sessions in that package work out less than three times a month. Part of the reason they call it “working out” is that exercise is a physically taxing activity. It takes a lot of will power for an individual to maintain a new healthy lifestyle on their own.

Studies show that people who have the most success when it comes to beginning a successful workout program have two things in common. They have a strong personal motivation factor – health issues in the family or extreme weight they need to lose – and they find a way to make themselves accountable to keep up with the exercising. Having regularly scheduled sessions with a personal trainer not only gives them that responsibility, it also allows for a program to be designed that fits their needs perfectly. Alternatively, people who attend the same fitness classes or bootcamp on a weekly basis build up a community of support. Classmates encourage each other, and they share in each other’s triumph.

The old saying goes that you get what you pay for. If you want to start living a healthy lifestyle, it does not matter how much money you think you are saving on an annual membership. If you are not going on a regular basis, it is just money you are wasting… money that could get you much better results if spent on a personal trainer.

5 Best Home Exercises To Build Muscle Without Equipment

By Jon Allo

If you’re going to exercise at home you need to include some sort of muscle building exercises. The reason is that your body burns more calories maintaining muscle than it does maintaining fat, even when it is at rest. Here are 5 muscle building exercises that you can do at home that will cost you absolutely nothing, don’t require a lot of space and no equipment is required.

These 5 exercises can be performed on their own if you want to focus on particular parts of the body or otherwise you can do all 5 exercises in a routine for a fast and effective full body exercise session.

1. Bodyweight Squat.

The bodyweight squat is a great lower body exercise that strengthens and tones a great number of the muscles in your lower body. This exercise mainly targets your quadriceps but also works your backside, hamstrings, calves and abdominal muscles. Your legs are the largest set of muscles in your body and if you exercise your legs correctly, you’ll tone your lower body and your increase your entire metabolism. This will help you burn fat throughout your whole body.

2. The Push Up.

Probably the most famous home exercise to lose weight and build muscle is the the push up. It works muscles in the chest, shoulders, arms, neck, back, core and legs. When you do a normal push-up, make sure you have the correct form by positioning your arms at exactly shoulder length while keeping your back completely straight like a plank. To make your push ups tougher, go to a regular push-up position on the floor but put your hands together in the form of a diamond shape.

3. The Chin Up.

The chin up is an effective muscle building exercise that mainly targets the latissimus dorsi muscles (or lats) in your back together with your biceps and forearms. You will need to find something stable to perform chin ups on like a doorframe or a chin up bar if you already have one.

4. The Plank.

Despite the fact that the plank mainly tightens your stomach muscles, it also tones up your chest, arms, glutes, legs and back. The longer you can hold the plank, the stronger your lower back will be and the better your abdominal muscles will look once you burn the fat off them.

5. Handstand Push Up.

The handstand push up is an extreme muscle building exercise that works your shoulders and triceps. You may need somebody to help you when you first try this exercise. It does require some strength,balance and control as you are in a handstand position with your back to the wall. Your feet are placed against a wall or held by a partner.

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6 Common Myths To Ignore About Losing Belly Fat

By Jon Allo

Be careful that you don’t fall for the large number of misguided beliefs about the best way to get rid of belly fat. Basically, you need to eat a healthy and balanced diet and do some exercise regularly. Here are 6 typical misconceptions that you’ll hear about the unwanted fat around your waistline.

1. You Have To Starve Yourself.

Starving yourself will not help to slim your stomach or help your body in any way for that matter. Losing belly fat is not about not eating. You need a healthy and balanced diet. Never skip a meal and depriving yourself of food will only harm you in the long run.

2. You Can’t Have Any Of Your Favorite Foods.

While you will need to make changes to your diet, you can still enjoy your favourite foods in moderation and lose that belly fat. A good way to balance healthy eating with your favourite foods is eat 80% of the calories you consume from healthy foods and 20% of the calories you consume come from other foods of your choice.

3. Belly Fat Is Genetic.

While there are various different body types that are determined by our genes, the percentage of fat that we carry around in our body is not due solely to the genes that we have inherited. It is due to the food that we have been eating from the beginning of our life to the stage where we are now and the amount of movement or activity that we do on a regular basis.

4. Use Supplements And Pills To Lose Belly Fat.

There are supplements that can help you lose belly fat, but they will not do you any good if you make no other changes to your lifestyle. You have to look at all aspects of your lifestyle, from the food you eat, to the exercise that you do.

5. There Are Not Any Health Risks Caused By Belly Fat.

While being overweight in general can pose health problems, belly fat is particularly dangerous when it comes to keeping your body healthy. By decreasing your waistline, you can reduce your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Diabetes is a serious condition and it is the leading cause of blindness and a major cause of kidney disease.

6. You Can Lose Belly Fat With A Crash Diet.

Crash diets often severely restrict or forbid certain food groups. Not only will your body lose out on all the nutrients it needs and you will most likely put all the weight back on when you stop the crash diet. To lose belly fat and keep it off you need a long term way of eating that will enable to maintain your weight after you lose the excess fat.

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5 Tips To Control Sugar Cravings And Lose Weight

By Jon Allo

One of the most challenging things to cope with when you start losing weight is trying to stop sugar cravings. Sugar is extremely addictive and the more you eat the more you want. It stimulates the brain and triggers the production of endorphins and serotonin which makes us feel good when we eat it. But sugar contains many calories and if we eat too much of it we will gain weight, not lose it.

1. Substitute The Bad For The Good.

Your mind and body can’t distinguish where sugar comes from. One way to stop sugar cravings that you get from of desserts, pastries or candy is to give your body healthy natural sugars like fruit. It is a great thing to eat when you want something sweet and it also delivers many other natural vitamins and nutrients as well.

2. Don’t Miss Meals.

When you start losing weight it may appear to be a good idea to skip meals but feeling hungry is the worst thing you can do if you want to stop sugar cravings. When you’re hungry you’ll crave for those fast sugar hits that you get from sweets and cakes. Make sure that you eat well-balanced healthy meals and if you need a snack, go for healthy snacks options like nuts or raw fresh vegetables.

3: Good Ol’ Exercise.

When you exercise, your body produces chemicals called endorphins which make you feel happier and healthier, even more than a sugar rush that you get from a chocolate bar. Even just going for a short walk when you feel yourself starting to crave something sweet can help. The fresh air and change of surroundings will help you control your sugar craving.

4. Stress And Emotional Eating.

Due to the fact that sugars make you feel good it’s tempting to turn to them when you feel upset or stressed. Firstly, you need to deal with what is really disturbing you. Understanding how to cope with your real needs and how to deal with your emotions will really help to stop sugar cravings and support your weight loss goals.

5. Reward Yourself.

Positive encouragement is a great way to keep your diet plans on the right track when you start losing weight. Rather than eating that big slice of chocolate cake as a reward, try rewarding yourself with different things. They can be very simple things like watching your favourite TV programme or something more significant like buying a new outfit or having a day out with friends at a health spa.

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6 Facts About Losing Belly Fat That Everyone Gets Wrong

By Jon Allo

When it comes to getting rid of belly fat, there are lots of different ideas of what will work best. But there are a lot of ideas and theories out there which are wrong. Here are 6 facts about losing belly fat that everyone thinks are true but are just basic misconceptions.

1. Sit Ups And Crunches Get Rid Of Belly Fat.

This is one of the most common things that people get wrong. Crunches and sit ups tone your stomach muscles, but you need to burn off the fat that covers those muscles first. To lose belly fat you need to do fat burning exercises, like resistance and cardiovascular exercises plus controlling the quantity of calories that you eat each day.

2. You Can Eat What You Want As Long As You Exercise.

You can exercise as hard as you want, but if those calories that you’ve burned are being replaced with with unhealthy foods you won’t get rid of belly fat. To lose the fat around your middle you need cut back on fatty, saturated and fast foods, white flour, sugar and salt and eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.

3. You Have To Workout For Hours At The Gym Everyday.

To get rid of belly fat for good you do need to include some exercise into your weekly routine. But you don’t have to spend hours in the gym every day. In fact, exercising for 10 minutes several times each day is about as effective as one long workout session.

4. Long Cardio Sessions Are Best For Getting Rid Of Belly Fat.

If you just spend hours on the treadmill or stationary bike at the same pace, it is not going help you get those flat abs muscles showing through. The best cardio results come from interval training. This is where you alternate between high intensity exercise with low intensity recovery periods.

5. You Have To Suffer To Lose That Fat.

If you always feel that you are on a diet and doing exercise that you hate, it will be very difficult to shed that unwanted fat around your midsection. There are plenty of healthy and nutritious foods out there that you probably have never tried and lots of different types of exercise. You need to focus on changing your lifestyle by improving your nutrition and fitness.

6. It’s About What You Eat, Not What You Drink.

What you drink is as important as what you eat. Losing belly fat is not just about cutting down on eating high calorie foods. Alcohol and carbonated soft drinks are very high in calories. Water is one of the few drinks that has no preservatives, no sodium, no calories and you can drink as much water as you want without adding to your caloric intake.

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5 Steps Towards A Positive Fat Loss Workout Program

By Jon Allo

If you want to reduce your weight, eventually you are going to need to start a fat loss workout program. You don’t have to spend hours in the gym each day, but you should plan on exercising frequently. The 5 tips below will help you get the results you want from your fat loss workout.

1. Begin Slowly.

All fat loss training programs need to be started slowly. If you make it too challenging in the beginning you may cause a muscle strain and be unable to exercise for a few days or even weeks. Give your body plenty of time to get used to the extra exercise by starting off at a slower pace and then raise the intensity as you become comfortable with your new routine.

2. Resistance Training.

You’ll want to include an element of weight training or resistance training as part of your fat loss workout program. Your body will build muscle when you exercise with weights and, due to the fact that muscles help to burn calories and fat, the more muscle mass you have the better. If you are performing exercises with weights two to three times a week you will achieve your weight loss targets much quicker. You can use use cans of food or water bottles if you don’t have access to regular weights.

3. Cardiovascular Exercise.

Most fat loss training programs include some type of cardiovascular exercise. Any exercise that raises your heart rate and keeps it up can be considered cardio exercise like cycling, running, walking or swimming. In addition to increasing your heart rate, it also conditions your lungs, and burns fat. To get the maximum results from your cardio exercises, use interval training where you swap between higher intensity exercise with low intensity recovery periods.

4. It’s Not A Problem If You Don’t Want To Go To the Gym!

If you don’t want to go to the gym you can exercise at home to stay fit and healthy. Simple things like free weights, an exercise ball, resistance bands and a yoga mat are generally low cost and great for your home workout. You can also normally pick up second hand equipment like stationary bikes, elliptical machines and fitness treadmills from your local classified advertisements or garage sales.

5. Keep It Regular And Be Patient

Just doing one fat loss workout is not going suddenly make the excess weight drop off. Successful weight loss requires regular exercise and a healthy diet. You need to burn more calories that you consume and combining regular exercise with a healthy diet plan will give you weight loss success. But it will take time. Remember it took years to gain all that fat and it could take a year or more to lose it all. With determination, focus and motivation you will succeed.

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Turning Life’s Breakdown’s Into Breakthrough’s

By Paul A Philips

At the queue in a coffee shop the other day I saw a young child have a chocolate bar he had chosen get snatched from his mother who then put back on the shelf. Not able to have the chocolate bar the young boy sobbed bitterly… Typical of children his age he has the philosophy that goes in the way of ‘I want, therefore I must have and when I don’t get it I resent that…’ upset indeed kicks in.

Now compare this to adults. Most adults, when their wants, desires, expectations… in life are not fulfilled they too go into upset. Like the child this means living a life consistent with the Buddhist saying “The source of all suffering is desire…”

For some this upset is only a matter of time since many people have no plans of action; no structure for fulfilment in life as to how they will achieve their goals. Instead their lives are based on relying on the wheel of circumstance, or idle fantasies, romantic notions, expecting something for nothing… which is victimhood waiting to happen?

-All this is in effect the anatomy of upset and the reactions to life’s breakdowns with all those accompanying dramas that many people go into. The breakdowns and related dramas that people go into can be as such that they don’t realize they’re in one.

For example, let’s say, there’s the man that doesn’t make his sales target for the third month in a row. So, in a state of fear/anxiety, wondering if he’ll make the sales target next month and not be sacked as a consequence he stays ’till late at bars having gone into a heavy drinking drama…

Then there is the woman whose breakdowns are related to the fact that she’s unable to keep a steady long-term relationship. So she goes into a promiscuity drama…

Yes indeed, door slammers, cat kickers and cursers could be a number of examples of the many dramas that people go into when their wants, desires, expectations… in life are not fulfilled during a breakdown. The attention seeking ego has more than a hand in the reaction mechanisms…

The solution

The solution is quite simple, but it takes dedication to develop the approach and habits required to make the necessary turnaround for handling life’s breakdowns successfully, turning them into breakthrough’s.

The first thing is, instead of living a life that’s based on focussing on what you don’t have in life, how about celebrating or dwelling on the things you do. Focus on abundance. Thoughts, feelings, emotional attachments, imaginings of abundance can only breed and make manifest abundance! This is the law of attraction and it’s up to you to make it happen.

When people attach themselves to their wants, desires, expectations… they set themselves up to be upset: It goes in the way of ‘life should go the way I expect it to go, so when it doesn’t I resent that…’ Avoid this. Detachment from this attitude is the key. Catch yourself in the related mechanisms and observe yourself; I can’t stress how important this is for your personal effectiveness…

Instead of getting attached to your wants, desires, expectations.., take the attitude that life doesn’t go the way I expect it to go; it just goes the way that IT goes, then you no longer become the effect of your breakdowns (remember, the source of all suffering is desire).

Then, unlike the child, you grow up, no longer taking the ‘I want therefore I should have’ child’s attitude. Once again, I repeat, observe yourself!

Finally, there’s the usual hindsight from your breakdowns. Ask yourself, what did I learn from my breakdowns? What’s missing that’s needed to produce the necessary turnaround..? What’s missing in the commitment, communications and visions of the possibility of..?Above all, never give up.

-These are the basics for turning life’s breakdowns into breakthroughs. I do indeed hope this has helped.

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10 Surprising Facts About Weight Loss And Food That You Need To Know

By Jon Allo

It can be a real challenge with weight loss and food. It can be very difficult trying to buy and eat healthy weight loss foods. What foods are good for you and what foods should you avoid? Take a look at these 10 facts about weight loss and food that will help you with your diet.

1. Some Foods Actually Fight Belly Fat.

Cruciferous vegetables contain nutrients that help combat factors that result in the body depositing fat around your stomach. These powerful veggies include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, radishes and kale.

2. Give Your Diet Variety.

Bland food can make you reach for the sweet, high calorie alternatives. You can use spices and herbs for flavouring without adding loads of calories or fat. To add flavor to meat, fish, and poultry cook on an open flame.

3. Eat More Foods That Contain Water.

Foods that aid weight loss include cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, watermelon, berries and apples. These foods are high in water and fibre but low in calories.

4. You Can’t Just Eat Negative Calorie Foods.

Negative calorie foods are those where you use more calories in eating and digesting the food than it is made actually up of. Celery is the most famous variety but if you ate celery all the time you would not receive the nutritional requirements that your body needs and you might even starve.

5. Eat Healthy Fats.

You do need to eat healthy fats to develop the brain, provide the body system with energy and help to produce hormones. Healthy fats also enable your body system use vitamins more efficiently. Fish and raw nuts provide good sources of healthy fats.

6. Don’t Forget Protein.

Without protein you will experience problems like exhaustion, sleeping difficulties, and weakness. The protein rich foods for weight loss are fish, beans and poultry.

7. Eat Smaller Portions Of Food More Often.

Eating smaller portions will help your weight loss diet plan. The body really only needs about 300-400 calories in one sitting. Any more than that is turned into fat stores.

8. Eat At Least One Portion Of Fruit Or Veg With Every Meal.

Eat some fruit with your breakfast, some salad or steamed vegetables with your lunch and fresh vegetables with your dinner. This will provide your body with a healthy stream of natural carbohydrates right through the day.

9. Substitute An Unnatural Carbohydrate For A Natural Carbohydrate.

If you eat a candy bar and a bag of crisps on a daily basis, dump one and substitute it with a natural carbohydrate like an apple or an orange. Doing this will reduce some calories from of your day and increase your intake of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.

10. Avoid Processed Foods.

Processed foods are those that come in a box, can, bag or carton and often modified to extend shelf life leading to little or nutritional value. Be careful with the ‘fat free’ versions of processed foods too. Manufacturers remove the fat but often add extra sugar to improve the taste which generally results in additional calories.

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