Busy Syndrome

March 23, 2017

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Hey we are all offenders here…

A friend, colleague or partner asks how you are going and your reply is :

“BUSY”

Really?

If you really look into your daily routine, we all have 5, 10 or some minutes here and there to spare.

I vowed myself to never reply “I am busy”.

I always say: “ I am great, lots of good things happening, how can I help you.”

Try it yourself.

BUSY sounds and works like a brick wall, not letting new things come into your life.

Yes we need to have boundaries, but first listen to whatever the other has to say, access it , and then reply .

My advice as a trainer is for you to NEVER, EVER say ‘I am busy’ to yourself. Especially in relation to your training, diet planning and anything related to your health.

No health, no you.

Simple as that.

So I ask you :

“How are you?”

Think twice before you answer.

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

Seaweed

March 16, 2017

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I am a big fan of seaweed.

Lately after a surf session I always harvest some fresh seaweed from the beach.

Seaweed has so many great benefits for your health. It is a long time secret from the Centenarians of Okinawa , Japan. And hey, if they are the longest lived people on the planet, it must be good.

Seaweed is great source of vitamins and minerals. Remember that spirulina is a seaweed also.

You can also use fresh seaweed as a beauty treatment. Get the fresh seaweed and blend it in your VITAMIX or any other powerful blender with a little bit of water until you have a gel mixture. Apply it to your hair and face !

Try it out !

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

How to Eat Chocolate

March 10, 2017

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So the Australian winter is approaching and most of my clients ask me about chocolate.

Is it healthy or not?

Yes it is but it depends on what kind of chocolate.

I only recommend raw cacao powder that is rich in antioxidants and is a superfood. Stay away from the supermarket varieties.

The best way to eat it is to simply mix a few tablespoons of raw cacao powder with a nut butter of your choice and done !

Don’t add honey, or any sweetener. Maybe a bit of stevia powder, but nut butters are amazing purely alone.

How much of it is good?

I would say no more than a tablespoon a day.

Like anything that is good, in excess it turns into poison.

So, unleash your Willy Wonka.

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

Trees Are Everything

February 28, 2017

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You must be wondering why I am writing about trees in a health blog.

The answer is simple . Without them there is no you and me !

I am sure you are aware of how important they are for our survival and for the planet’s survival.

NASA estimates that there are currently 400 billion trees globally. The addition of just 7 billion trees (one for every person on Earth) would therefore give us a further 16 years of safe climate at our current rate of emissions.

So let’s plant a few trees around!

Have you ever planted a tree? If not, plant a few for you, your family and me !

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

Jealousy Factor

February 24, 2017

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Think about this, you train, eat well and then that work colleague, that friend releases a comment that is out of place and hurts you like :

“You are too skinny, stop it.”

“I am not sure about what you are doing.”

“Interesting what you are doing but…”

Yes those comments full of poison could be translated into :

“Hey you are losing weight and getting healthy, it means you look better than I do now.”

Or

“You look good, it challenges my lifestyle because I might need to change myself and I don’t want to.”

Think about it, always check your intuition if comments about yourself make you feel good or not. If they put you down take action. It doesn’t matter who is saying it, if doesn’t add anything , it is better to stop it.

Open your eyes !

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

Morning Rituals

February 15, 2017

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It is so important to have a few rituals in the morning . That will set you up for a good day.

I think a combination of mind and body rituals is ideal .

So let’s talk about the mind ritual . Wake up with a nice song , then do your toilet necessities and try to do a 20 minute meditation or breath work .

It is so important to look after your mind early in the morning ! That will calm you , help to centre yourself and above all relax you . There is nothing like starting your day on the right foot !

So let’s talk about the body ritual . I recommend you drink at least 500ml of filtered water as soon as you wake up . That will help your body cleanse itself and not to mention to start the day with great hydration !

So let’s start both tomorrow

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

Re Checking

February 9, 2017

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So I believe that by now, most of your New Year’s resolutions are gone.

Or for some people , I mean the minority, things are kicking in and lots of changes are happening.

So why do just the minority keep up with things?

To be committed to something, has nothing to do with time, determination , focus and so on. It has more to do with being in tune with what matters.

Most people choose crazy targets based on social pressures, ego trips and shallow concepts.

The people that choose real targets are in contact with who they are. They know what needs to be done, and they go there and do it. No fear or over-thinking at all. Just action.

So the question is, how do you get to that point?

I would say patience is a must here. It takes time.

Secondly I would say, meditate everyday ! That will calm your ego and bring your real self to the surface.

Thirdly, believe in the unknown. Stop controlling the outcome of everything and all situations and trust life.

Fourth, be simple. Be direct, wish less and stick to the necessary.

Got it?

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

Be Realistic

February 1, 2017

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When starting your fitness journey or re-assessing your targets it is important to be realistic.

When I say that, I mean have both feet on the ground.

Sometimes, I am approached by clients with amazing targets, things that challenge them, things that in my opinion will make them grow, but sometimes I am faced by clients with unrealistic targets.

Let me break down what I consider unrealistic :

1) A target that defies your genetic qualities.
2) A target that in based on a minimalistic deadline
3) A target that feels more like a punishment, not a target
4) A target based in anger, frustration, lack of motivation
5) A target that is linked to too many other targets
6) A target that lacks beginning and end periods
7) A target that is not based in self love

One of my roles as a trainer is to sit down with clients that are in those situations. In most cases the solution is to delete everything and start fresh, basing the client’s targets on realistic goals, with deadlines, and above all based on self-love and a respect for genetic factors.

I highly recommend you to check your own targets and above all to check if they are based on love and not on self-hatred.

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

Responsibility

January 18, 2017

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Responsibility is a great and HUGE point to take into consideration in the getting healthier journey.

In my opinion, that is the actual point that most people lack, and that is what creates unhealthy bodies, societies and even our planet.

Think about it.

If you own your problems, self reflect and act, you will be taking responsibility.

Some people avoid it to death, and sometimes until they die.

Global warming, obesity, political issues , they are all caused by the same factor.

To be healthy is not only about losing weight and doing a bootcamp.

I am sure you have already realised it by now.

Health is a broader spectrum.

To be healthy you must be strong and face things that need to be changed from diet, work, social connection, career, you name it, the list goes on on……

I highly recommend you to do a list today about things that need to be changed.

That will be a huge step into getting healthier.

After you do your list add a solution for every single point.

Some of them might scare you and that’s ok.

Take a deep breath and be responsible !

Don’t forget to add social aspects to your list, from your community to people around you.

The list starts now !

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

Excuse Mode

January 18, 2017

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I think one day I will write a book about the thousand ways that people can create excuses to not exercise, eat well and achieve their targets.

I will name a few here, see if you can see yourself in there. If so, ask yourself WHY you are doing it, take a deep breath and ACT on your life instead of doing nothing :

1) I am busy

2) My girlfriend / boyfriend / partner forced me to eat it

3) I have a lot of business lunches

4) My mates forced me to drink alcohol or smoke

5) I am too old

6) I felt tired so I had to eat it

7) I was on holidays

8) I ate just a bit of it

9) I need a cheat day

10) Life is about moderation so …

11) It is a family tradition

12) I decided to not train when I was in bed

13) I had a late night so I couldn’t train

14) Everyone is doing it so I did it also

15) I was feeling bored and down so I ate it

And many more !

As you can see they are all very childish and irresponsible.

Stand up, take control of your life and DO IT !

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au