Living the 80/20 Lifestyle

September 27, 2010

Work It Out with me this week!

Monday 5:30 at IOF. Urban Dance Kick/Circuit Weights

Tuesday 5:15pm at Hipline.  Shimmy Pop! (Dance)

Tuesday 6:30pm at Hipline.  POWER Pop (Strength)

Thursday 5:15pm at Hipline.   POWER Pop (Strength)

Thursday 6:30pm at Hipline.  Shimmy Pop! (Dance)

Friday 5:30pm at IOF.  Urban Dance Kick/Circuit Weights

This Sunday/Next Monday/Next Tuesday~ These classes will have subs.

Hipline Ladies ~ Please reserve your spot ahead of time!

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Hey Fabulous Friends!

I hope this finds ya’ll doing happy and healthy!

I recently mentioned to some of ya’ll that I had eaten Mac & Cheese about an hour before class.  Thankfully, I was ok dancing around!   Surprised that I eat Mac and Cheese?  How about a chocolate milkshake?

While I am a very healthy person in many regards, I also allow room for some not-as-healthy options, as well.  It’s called the 80/20 rule or lifestyle.  80% of the time, you do what is healthy for you  and 20% of the time you let go and do whatever you feel like.  I really like this, as it allows you to be BOTH balanced and successful.  Often times, when folks restrict themselves too much (aka diets), and then they go off of it, they usually gain the weight back, sometimes even more.  In my personal experience and professional training, eating (as well as exercise and life in general) need to be about moderation and consistency.  Food for thought, right?  You do want to be fueling your body with mostly the ‘right’ kinds of food, as that old saying, “you are what you eat” still holds strong.  You are fueling your body with each bite (and drink). So, make mostly healthy choices AND allow yourself about 20% of wiggle room.  If you need a bit of help keeping track, keeping a food journal can be helpful (20% can add up faster than you realize sometimes!).

And, of course, be sure to be getting your exercise on consistently, too!

In health, happiness & balance,

Heather

p.s. An long aside: I usually do not eat something like Mac & Cheese before class, but happened to be starving this day.  I notice that my 20% happens after I teach a number classes a week at such high intensity, and just need to take some calories in to balance my equation.

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