It’s always fun to coin a phrase, like my new one: Take Back Your Kitchen.
But while the meaning is clear in my mind, I recognize it could mean something different to each person that reads it.
I grew up with a family of home cooks. We didn’t eat out a ton, except to West Salem’s best pizzeria; Walery’s Pizza. This is the place where I ironically ordered my famous burger: meat, ketchup and bun. Yep! I was THAT kid. Now if you just lost all faith in my judgment, fear not, I have grown up quite a bit. Life is about balance… so I do enjoy the occasional burger from Hopdoddy and I can make a mean plant based pizza at home. (food allergies are no joke!)
Wallery’s was more than a pizza joint! The arcade was the best!
Needless to say, as I grew older and learned my way around the kitchen, I realized cooking soothed me and allowed my creativity to shine. And the final outcome…oh so delicious!
I was shocked when other people commented on how odd it was to them that I cooked most of my meals. It seemed so taboo within my generation and more so over the last 5 years. But I still don’t understand the fuss of cooking at home. I’ve done the math and it definitely is cheaper. There are thousands of recipes that are guided with videos, pictures and 10 ingredients or fewer. And when chosen correctly, it’s better for your waistline.
So again, what’s the hangup? Lack of knowledge and education on how to make clean eating at home simple, cost and time effective, and delicious!
As a personal trainer, I have seen first hand how WHAT YOU PUT INTO YOUR BODY, aka your diet, directly correlates to your outcomes. I’ve had clients battling with under eating, overeating, and eating the wrong types of foods. So often, people are unaware of their day to day habits. It’s usually those habits that directly link to the overall success of any goal.
What has been the most helpful in my client’s lives is the education on healthy eating habits and tips on small steps to create better ones. With this empowerment of creating one new habit at a time, they have seen total transform in their bodies and mindsets.
3 of my clients came to me with zero physical activity in their lives. Even though they were adding exercise to their new routine and seeing some results, they were frustrated with their overall outcomes after a few months. Once we dug deep into their individual habits;
they were able to refocus and the weight and inches began to fall off. Better yet they had more energy, less cravings, higher motivation and overall: MORE LIFE!
SO WHY: TAKE BACK YOUR KITCHEN?
Going back to the basics within your mindset surrounding food will change YOU from the inside out. You start to realize that healthy food doesn’t have to taste bad, cooking doesn’t have to be complicated, and eating out doesn’t have to RUIN your hard work.
Creating healthy habits is possible when taken one step at a time, but often the education is needed.
So if any of this relates to you, take a moment NOW to contact me. My at home 3 hour sessions and corporate events are the 1st step for your success!
My focus is for each individual to find tangible actions they can take to make those small changes that will add up to incredible results.
So contact me so I can create a personalized session just for you!
Are you ready to Take Back Your Kitchen?
Originally posted January 17, 2018 | Jenni Eicher
Sometimes, life happens and gets in the way of your regularly scheduled workout.
And sometimes, it feels so hard to get a routine started.
As I showed on SA Live today, there’s always time for a workout. ALWAYS.
And Remember, my weekly Meal Guides are the KEY to MAINTAINING this healthy lifestyle. It’s not a diet -its a sustainable way to live!
So why should you take the time to squeeze in a workout?
~ When you commit to yourself, you’re more likely to stay committed to other people and goals in your life.
~ Say what?! You don’t want that endorphin high…turning that frown upside down? Exercise is proven to boost your mood!
~ YOU DESERVE IT! Taking time for your health now will positively impact your future.
This circuit is designed to give you a great burn if you have 10minutes or 30 minutes. Please make sure to watch each video carefully, to see each proper posture and option.
Then set your timer and blast your favorite playlist. GET. THAT. HEART. PUMPING!
Post your comments and questions below! Let’s work!
Exercise 1: Backwards Lunge with a Wide Squat
Exercise 2: Standing Oblique Crunch
Exercise 3: Surrenders
Exercise 4: Burpee Shuffles
Exercise 5: Table Top Reaches