Coaching by G

This time is not different than any other time.

In today’s post, I want to talk about something besides fitness.  Just like you, I am a multifaceted human being with a varied background.

As you know, I always write about fitness, nutrition, ways to get inspired to change, and ultimately I will find a way to write about health.  But now I’d like to talk about the things happening in our world, because I am not at work in the same way and likely, neither are you.

I must also amend my earlier description of this pandemic as a “forced pause,” and call it what it is…a “hard stop.”

So while we are STOPPED, why not read a book that transforms your reality, plant a garden, build a fire-pit, learn a new spiritual practice, take up a new sport, learn to cook? I have a million suggestions!

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Zoom my ass.

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Greetings! 

I genuinely miss seeing you in my studio, my dear clients.  I hope you are thriving and that your sense of humor is intact.  During this time, I have been reading a lot, training with purpose and really thinking about how best to connect with you during the quarantine.  I miss watching you flourish in our shared physical space. If you have suggestions for connecting, please email me!

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Making the Most of Quarantine

Here we are in the midst of a global quarantine.  For some people working from home or schooling from home is a relief, social distancing is already a preferred way of life.  For sure, this generation is adept at virtual social gatherings. As an introvert, I can get behind a great degree of social distancing. Some people are truly extroverts, though, and they really are having a hard time feeling confined and alone. 

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Keeping Healthy Habits During a Pandemic

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“A journey of a thousand steps must begin with a single step.” Lao-tzu

In light of the current situation with the COVID-19 viral scare, a piece about healthy habits – and specifically keeping healthy habits during a pandemic – is just what the doctor ordered. As a PhD Biochemist, I am up to date on the available literature regarding the virus and know a lot about viruses in general.  Without going into the mechanisms of viral infection, I would love to remind everyone that the best defense is a great offense–especially in the case of a virus. If you are healthy, your job is to stay healthy. If you are unfortunately in the midst of an illness, especially cancer treatment and any and all respiratory illness, please follow the orders from your attending physician.  This blog is not intended to be a cure recommendation; it is a reminder to maintain or begin or keep healthy habits that support your immune system.

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A Valentine’s Day Gift to Yourself

Are you SO excited to head to the gym to train? And are you SO excited to embark on a healthful eating plan? I didn’t think so.  For most people—those people who are not trainers or competitive athletes or both, for instance—going to the gym is a chore, and eating what’s “good” for you is a chore. Rather than feeling the benefits of the workout (in advance) or the delight of your body (in advance) it is much easier to focus on what you can’t eat, or what you can’t do…or how strenuous the workout is going to be? That’s old programming.

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The scale shouldn’t dictate the attitude.

I was delighted to hear from a few of you in regard to my last blog–thanks for your responses and for your willingness to try something new…ignoring the scale! The scale is one of those things, like social media, that can give us immediate permission to sink into negative thinking simply due to a number. And we don’t need permission to feel good, just do it–without checking on the scale or the number of likes and followers. I’m glad to have elicited some thoughts and agreement, but please feel free to respond if you disagree as well.

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Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Athletic Teens and Advice from an Experienced Coach

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Many people have a strongly held belief that youth can erase the effects of bad habits – insufficient sleep, junk food, poor movement. I (Coach G) specialize in coaching athletic teens across the US and Mexico. I am often confronted with a level of misinformation surrounding the topic of adolescent health that has helped me to clarify key lifestyle tips for athletic teens. First and foremost, know that no person can outrun bad choices. You are what you repeatedly do.

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