Monday, November 21, 2016
It's that time of year, where our credit cards get maxed as do our bellies. Year after year, like ground hog day, we repeat the same mistakes with no avail or change. Is this going to be the year that you break free? Well here is a bit of advice from someone who has managed to learn a bit of how to beat both. Food will only give you a temporary high and satisfaction, once it's chewed and swallowed, the real fun begins. Your metabolism goes into disaster mode, your pants start to get tighter, your fat percentage starts to rise and as you age, the bulge becomes even more stubborn and harder to beat. So do yourself a favor, and celebrate your health while you still have it, and learn that all that eating is really not productive in your life. I for one stopped eating birds and cows and I find the health benefit are amazing and really good for the planet as well.
Our home will enjoy a day of thanks by having some homemade mash potatoes, stuffing, salad and a nice piece of fish. Find new and fun things to do, instead of stuffing your face and prime yourself to not spend on things you don't need. Are your houses and closets not filled enough from all the years of mindless shopping? Instead of buying maybe donate some of the things you don't need, do a winter cleaning and find value in nature, friends, and your spiritual growth. We are heading for tough times in our world, might as well start getting used to a change.
Go for walks, try meditation, read books, get to know the person you love and yourself. Do things that are free in life, you are worth loving and being, silence your mind it can be the root of all of your problems and dismay. From now on think of your body as the most important thing you own, take care of it, only put things in it that will provide you with health. Your mind, treat with respect and honor, don't pollute it with negative thinking, and your heart handle with care, only let people near it that will love it and care for it as it deserves. Make this holiday season different from the rest, don't compare things from your past, it's a new year, a new world a new you.
Foods to avoid: Sugar, canned foods , processed, anything with high fructose syrup, bread, fried foods, dairy, meat and poultry
Foods to indulge in: fruit, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fish, beans, potatoes, rice,
Wishing all of you a responsible, healthy and loving life.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Hello everyone it has been a minute since I last wrote a blog entry. There has been lots of healing work in my life, from my relationship, my body, mind and spirit. Being a human takes lots of work, it's not all about collecting material things or competing with the Joneses. Life is a 24 hour job, even when we sleep we work to heal the many issues we have created during many lifetimes, our work is never done, even in our dream state.
I find that most people have been programmed to believe that they will get saved if they accept a man named Jesus, who some believe is God, who promised to return and who died on a cross for us. Now, I respect everyones opinion and belief system, however, I cannot follow such simple scenarios, nor do I agree that life is all about having babies, working, making others rich, and submitting self to a religion to prevent going to a place that doesn't exist. I believe our creator is a bit more intelligent and less narcissistic than Men have made it out to be.
Since my retransitioning I have worked on many emotional baggage, learning about being aspergery, and how I can understand my brain more, it's quite the lesson to go inward and open self for healing. Most people just want to hide, run away and ignore the real issues, and boy are there. Gender dysphoria is not even the problem, it's just one of the many issues we face, that those of us who I like to call neurologically eccentric deal with. I know there are many who disagree with me, and prefer not to go there, and that's okay, we are all on different levels of self actualization. But I feel that if I share my views, life and challenges, it may help someone else with theirs.
So what have I learn in the past year? I have learn that events that took place from childhood developed lots of my behaviors, I will not label them good or bad, they are just behaviors that could be seen as coping mechanisms. I know one thing, many in our community are not able to cope, in fact we create situations that allow us to run from things, and many habits stem from the fleeting behavior. Again, not labeling them good or bad, just behaviors. I have learn that the more we resist something, the more it persists, without awareness, there cannot be change or healing. Opening up to self, allows you to be truthful to others, and running or numbing solves nothing, it only makes our behavior more bizarre, not in a bad or good way, just different, remember it is our way of coping.
I wanted to share that healing is different for everyone, sometimes it comes in increments, other times in massive waves, but you know you are healing when things are not as magnified as before, and when you are able to look within without feeling so much pain. Relationships are the greatest healing tools ever, you see yourself in your partner, they are a mirror of you, and the best way to know how you are inside is to look at the one you love with empathy, instead of judgment, it does not come easy, because we have been taught to judge and run.
As an Aspy, we see the world very different, our brains do not function the same as other brains, once you learn this your life will be easier.
Till next time, eat healthy, breathe freely, move, laugh and love.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
It's been a while since I have written anything in my fitness blog, there has been so much going on in our lives since our recent move and settling in to our new life here in South Florida, that I have not been able to write as much as I would have liked. I want to say that the best place in the world to be out doors, get plenty of sun and fun is Fort Lauderdale Beach. I love where we live, there is so much going on all the time, and the amount of fitness oriented people parading the streets is motivating to say the least.
We have return to our vegan and Raw till 4 pm life style, with the occasional sushi run, which can technically make us pescatarian if you need to label us in any way. I since went to the doctor to do a hormone profile having been off T for almost 4 months, I wanted to see what my body was doing as far as lab values are concerned. I found that my white blood cell count was low and at first I was concerned, till I did the research and found out that individuals that eat a clean diet, mostly plant based, their white blood cell count tends to be lower, since their bodies do not consume foods filled with toxins. So the general publics white cell count tends to be elevated to deal with all of the toxins they consume. I found that rather interesting and my theory that most people make themselves sick by their increased stress levels, chemical intake and improper nutrition, pretty much was validated.
That old saying you are what you eat is not far from being fact, in fact, I truly believe that every disorder and disease we experience tends to be related with our inability to handle stress and from consuming the Standard American Diet. So you ask what is that exactly? Well your typical animal protein filled fare, loaded with sugar, dairy and unhealthy fats. Most Americans eat food like products that are not really food after all. If it doesn't come from a tree, the ground or a vine, and its loaded with additive, preservatives and in a box, then most likely its not food. Your bodies cellular mechanism requires nutrition to live, people are eating but are malnourished and over weight. Why you ask? Because none of the food they eat has any value, just dead and dense calories that take room in your fat cells.
Here are a few tips to improve your diet and attitude towards life.
- Make sure you get at least 20 min of sun every day
- Drink 1/2 a gallon of purified water and add 12 oz of coconut water in addition to the rest
- Take time to do deep breathing meditative exercises either upon awakening or before going tot bed. Find a quiet spot where you can clear your mind and focus on your breath
- add apple cider vinegar to a warm cup of water and drink first thing upon arising
- add a raw snack or meal at least 3 times a week such as sun dried tomatoes, celery or carrot sticks, sliced cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, 2-3 fruits with proper fruit combining
People tend to neglect their bodies and forget that maintenance of your machine is important for proper health and longitivtiy. Find reasons to change your life, become excited about being in the best shape and health ever. Don't fall into the typical rut and lack of enthusiasm. You are worth every bit of your effort to be the best you, you can be.
Until Next time, Love you all but remember to love yourselves too.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Well folks the e-book is finally here. Now you can make delicious, nutritious and colorful bowls that are filled with health and love. Learn how Mark makes his amazing recipes that he is constantly sharing on his face book page. Mark's FB
This easy to follow, yet informational picture filled book, will amaze you and leave you delighted with the many varieties you have in making massive salad bowls, home made dressings, smoothies and more. The book is filled with colorful pictures, Mark's cuisines and pictures of the beautiful land of enchantment. You can order the book as an e book, viewable on your iPad, iPhone and tablets, or you can down load the pdf and view it on your laptop, as well as order the hard copy.
So what are you waiting for, order it now, give it as a gift of health to your friends and family. This will make a great Mother's day present. Order here Food For Thought: The Art Of Non-Cooking
Feel free to ask me any questions regarding the content of the book, and if you would like to hire my services, feel free to peruse the price range on the right side of the blog. I can tailor a program especially for you, I have discount prices for groups.
Enjoy this labor of love that Mark and Lynna put together for you.
We Love you, but remember to Love yourself too.
Mark Angelo & Lynna Arielle
Monday, April 13, 2015
Even after she sustained 3 fracture in her neck if you read the blog entry before this one you will get the full story, Lynna an MTF who was afraid of lifting weights or engaging in strength training has a different out look on life. After rehabbing her, and she still has a long way to go, here is what she looks like now. I am a big believer in the holistic approach. I use the body, mind and spirit techniques, person specific, my own programs. Everyone's body can be changed no matter what the situation.
"This was me back on December 15, 2014. I ran over 2500 miles in three years, but I still looked like that. I could not for the life of me get rid of my gut. I didn't know how to eat right and I was yo-yo-ing up and down with my weight. Then came Mark and I am down from 190 to the 164 that I presently am at. Mark is very holistic in his approach and listens to my body. I feel incredible and I have never been this fit and this healthy in my entire life. I have much more to go but, life will never be the same. Thank you so much Mark, you are a gift from the Universe just for me", Lynna reports.
If you are interested in hiring me, I work with long distance clients, over the phone, Skype, we will travel to your location if the price is right, prefer to stay in the Southwest region. We will be doing workshops, seminars online and on location for those that can't afford my one on one services.
Keep coming back for more information.