End of Year
Are you achieving your health goals?
Read these questions and then ask yourself, "Am I giving it my all?"
1. Are you taking the products every single day?
2. Are you drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water every day?
3. Are you stressed out? Do you have a very busy schedule?
4. What are you eating for breakfast?
5. Are you drinking coffee?
6. Are you getting 7-8 hours of restful sleep each night?
7. Do you have 2-3 bowel movements each day?
8. Are you sweating/moving your body often?
9. Do you want the products to work? Do you believe that plexus can help you?
It is really important for your success with Plexus to know what your goals are (weight loss, better sleep, more energy etc).
It's okay to have a bad day here and there, but don't let that be the norm. Move past it. Check out this amazing checklist hollistic nutrition coach, Kim Wilson Pollock, came up with to help troubleshoot customer and ambassador plateaus:
Are you stressed?
It can seem impossible to lose weight when stressed out. Our body pumps out cortisol when we are chronically stressed, which causes our body to store fat. This is common amongst everyone – from workaholics to stay-at-home (over-scheduled) moms. If you are constantly running late, juggling too many activities, or if you don’t have any time for yourself, then you are stressed.
Start saying “no” more. Take time to do deep-breathing exercises (this signals to our body that we are not in an emergency situation), exercise, pray, journal, or get a massage. Schedule this into your life like you would a work appointment or a kid’s soccer game.
Are you eating too little or too much protein?
Protein is super important. It helps us stay full and energized. Quality protein is more important than how many grams of protein you eat. Unless you are a professional athlete or a bodybuilder, you don’t need to count grams of protein or stress about getting “enough” protein.
Eat a fist-sized portion at each meal. I recommend organic chicken, pasture-raised eggs, quinoa, wild caught fish, and organic raw nuts and seeds. My favorite protein snacks are hard-boiled eggs and a smoothie with hemp seeds and almond butter. Keep it simple.
Are you regular?
You have to be pooping every morning to feel your absolute best. The more waste and toxins that stay in our body, the worse we feel. If you are constipated (which means you are not having a bowel movement every single day) then you are likely feeling tired, moody, anxious, worried and depressed. It is difficult to lose weight when you are constipated.
Eat plenty of organic dark leafy greens and fruits for optimal fiber intake. Drink plenty of water (see below) and add a magnesium supplement like BioCleanse into your daily routine.
Are you exercising or moving your body and sweating?
I don’t consider exercise a means to burn calories. I believe it is a way to gain confidence and get your swagger back. When you move your body, develop muscles and accomplish fitness goals, your belief in yourself soars. Exercise improves mood. It can erase depression and get you to your happy place. Sweating is not only sexy, but it is super healthy. Our body only has three ways to eliminate toxins: poop, pee and sweat. So get your sweat on.
The more lean muscle mass you build, the less likely it is that disease will manifest. You don’t have to spend hours on the treadmill or lift endless weights. Do some squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, or jumping jacks – these are all things you can do in your living room! Or get outside! Nothing clears my mind like a great hot yoga class, a run, or a brisk walk with a friend!
Are you getting all of your nutrients (vitamins and minerals) by eating dark, leafy greens and supplementing?
So many Americans feel bad because they are nutrient deprived. We are eating on the go and sacrificing nutrition so that we can accommodate our busy schedules. Fast food places and restaurants do not care about your health, they just want to sell more burgers and fries. In order to gain energy and lose weight, you must cook at home, eat more dark leafy greens and take high quality supplements.
Schedule time to prepare your food before your busy week starts (I love Sundays). Keep your fridge stocked with snacks you can just grab and go. Start juicing or making green smoothies so that you can increase your consumption of veggies (check out Juicing Guide at kimwilsonpollock.com). Add in the Plexus X-Factor multi-vitamin to ensure optimal nutrient absorption.
Are you drinking enough water?
Water is imperative to optimal health. I’ve heard all of the excuses: “I don’t like the taste of water,” or “I don’t want to have to go to the bathroom every 30 minutes.” Whatever your reason is for not drinking water, I want you to get over it. Our body is made up of mostly water. It is essential for life. You must drink half of your weight in ounces per day in order to get rid of the toxins that our body accumulates. Otherwise you will be tired, bloated, and irritable.
Add lemons, cucumber, or organic strawberries to your water to make it taste yummy. Partner up with a friend and keep each other accountable for how much water you are drinking. As Nike says: JUST DO IT.
Are you sleeping?
Even if you are stuffing your face with kale and organic lean protein all day, you will not lose weight if you are not getting quality sleep (aim for 7-8 hours). This is the time our body needs to heal and reset. If you are a night owl and get your “second wind” at night, that means your cortisol is rising when it should be going down. You know what that means, right? Fat storage.
Are your drinking caffeine?
Caffeine is one of the most addictive substances in our food supply. Just try to kick the coffee habit and notice how your body reacts: headache, fatigue, and moodiness.
Caffeine consumption in the early morning affects the body until bedtime, amplifying stress levels throughout the day. Caffeine increases stress hormones and elevates one’s perception of stress. Decreasing coffee and caffeinated beverages will help to lower often exaggerated stress-reactions. Caffeine inhibits the absorption of some nutrients and causes the urinary excretion of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and trace minerals.
If you want to improve your productivity, sleep better and look and feel younger, dump your caffeine habit and replace it with fresh green juice.