“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar
We’ve been talking about goals a lot recently around the gym, so I thought I would expand on goal setting a bit more this week. For me, having goals in mind whether they be relationally, mentally, spiritually, or physically, keep me grounded. Goals help keep me disciplined. They also add a purpose to what I am doing, which then also helps me actually accomplish the goals I have set for myself. So in those moments of why the heck am I doing this? I can have a reason which is concrete and meaningful.
Here are my top by reasons WHY goal setting is so important:
- Goals help you take back control of your health
- Feeling like your sleep walking through life? Maybe you feel out-of-sorts? Setting goals can help get you back on track and give you purpose!
2. Get maximum results
- You can’t know what you are working toward unless you state an end goal, whether that be a number and or physical thing! State the purpose of your goal – be specific!
3. Creates accountability
- Now that you’ve created your goal – share it with others! Join together! Nothing is more motivating than seeing your friends walking along side you and encouraging you every step of the way!
4. LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE
- Setting goals ensures you are living your best life! Don’t settle for mediocre! Aim high!
What are you goals the rest of this month? This year? We’d love to hear about them! Like us on Facebook or Instagram and join the conversation!
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- Infertility and irregular periods
- Weight gain or weight loss (that’s unexplained and not due to intentional changes in your diet)
- Depression and anxiety
- Low libido
- Changes in appetite
- Digestive issues
- Hair loss and hair thinning
- Food allergies and gut issues: An expanding field of new research shows that your gut health plays a significant role in hormone regulation. If you have leaky gut syndrome or a lack of beneficial probiotic bacteria lining your intestinal wall, your more susceptible to hormonal problems including diabetes and obesity. That’s because inflammation usually stems from your gut and then impacts nearly every aspect of your health
- Being overweight or obese
- High levels of inflammation caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle
- Genetic susceptibility
- Toxicity (exposure to pesticides, toxins, viruses, cigarettes, excessive alcohol and harmful chemicals)
- High amount of stress, and a lack of enough sleep and rest
Team Temple Competitive Team Informative Meeting
November 19, Saturday 10:30am
Temple Fitness is excited to announce we are forming a Team Temple Competion team! Have you ever wanted to see how far you could go with your fitness? Have a bucket list to compete by the age of 30, 40, 50, 60! You can do it! We will coach you a 100% of the way. We are looking for 10 ladies and men to join our team and compete this Spring! If you are interested we will be hosting an informative meeting November 19th at 10:30am at Temple Fitness.
Pass this along to anyone you think may be up for the transformation and challenge! Email us if you would like more info and want to attend our meeting! firstname.lastname@example.org
All ages welcome, its never too late .
Heres a few words from our past competitor
Being that I am one that is typically very self-conscious of my body, I wouldn’t have thought in a million years I would be one to hit the stage of a physique competition. But then…I was introduced to Joey Barbera! From that moment forward, my life and self-confidence has never been the same. I have always been “in shape” being a former track athlete and competitive cheerleader, but have been plagued with cellulite and weight plateau for many years. In 2014, I started with Joey’s macro and strength training plan and haven’t looked back since. Being over 8 hours away, we did everything remotely through phone calls and email. With the details he provided, it worked perfect. On his plan, I was able to reach my goal weight in about 8 weeks and rid my legs and butt of cellulite. My body literally went to a whole new level! Muscles started to pop and the inches just continued to waste away. I was amazed at the results and have never felt and looked better. In May of 2016, I decided I was going to go for it! I was now comfortable in my own skin and ready to challenge myself even further. So, I signed up for my first competition. Joey was super encouraging and told me what to do every step along the way. With his help, I won 3 trophies!! Joey and the Temple Fitness team are truly a blessing and I thank God for them. You will not encounter a better group of health and fitness professionals to help you reach your goals, but most importantly make you feel like family. –
Email us if you’ll be attending our informative meeting! email@example.com
Five Steps to Surviving Halloween weight gain!
1. The best thing you can do (BY FAR) for Halloween is to ONLY have candy around that doesn’t tempt you. Dislike chocolate mint? Buy Peppermint Patties. Like candy corn? Buy lollies. Be strategic, folks!
2. Stock up on decadent snacks that are diet-friendly. This way you’ll have something on-hand for when the inevitable cravings strike. We’re stocking up on Jell-O Sugar Free Pudding Snacks and the new cake-flavored Yoplait Light yogurts. Or how about all those new 100 calorie packs!
3. Don’t sit by the bowl! You KNOW that if you do, your hand will be in the candy bowl all night long! Keep it right by the door, and resist the urge to grab a piece for yourself every time the kiddies come by.
4. Once it starts to get later in the evening and the stream of children has slowed to a trickle, give out more candy per kid. They’ll be stoked and you won’t have sweet temptation staring you down.
5. Once the kids are all done for the night, for goodness sake, PUT THE CANDY AWAY! Or you can be generous, and dump the last bit of the candy into that last trick or treaters bag.Don’t let it hang out on the kitchen counter all weekend because, if you’re like us, seeing it makes you want it more. Don’t put it with your regular snack food either. In fact, we recommend bringing the leftovers to work and setting them out in a bowl. Just don’t leave that bowl at YOUR desk! Give it away!
Cold Beet And Fennel Soup
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 white onion, thinly sliced into half moons
- 1 clove of garlic, chopped
- 1 lb. beets, peeled and cut into match sticks
- 2 small bulbs of fennel, quartered, cored, & sliced
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 whole cloves
- 4-6 cups of veggie stock
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Garnish: plain Greek yogurt and chives (optional)
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onions along with a pinch of salt and allow to cook for about 8 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
Stir in garlic, beets, and fennel. Cook for another five minutes and then add in the veggie broth. You want to add just enough broth to cover your veggies.
Toss in the bay leaf and cloves (you will be fishing these out later, so if you have a piece of cheesecloth to wrap them in you can save yourself the effort later!).
Bring everything to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for about 25 minutes or until the veggies are tender.
Remove bay leaf and cloves and serve yourself a nice big bowl.
Top with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt and some fresh snipped chives… enjoy!!
Makes about 6 cups.
Joey and Kelly Barbera
. 7-Minute Paleo Apple Crumb
- 1 apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 tsp water
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Dash Himalayan sea salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350
- Place chopped apples in a microwave safe bowl and add cinnamon, lemon, and water
- Microwave for 1 minute, then mix and microwave for another 1 min
- Mix and microwave for a remaining 30 seconds or until soft- set aside
- In a bowl combine topping ingredients until crumbly
- Place on baking tray and bake for 5 minutes
- Place apple filling in shooter glasses and layer with crumb topping
Keeping you fit,
Joey and Kelly Barbera,