Showing posts from April, 2018

Mindful Savage tip of the week: ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️ Do you have a body composition goal? If yes, prepare your food the night before. Failing to do so will increase the odds that you will make poor food choices during the day. We’ve all been there. Like when you decide to stop by the Taco Bell drive through window after work because you’re too tired to cook food. Or you grab that Hershey bar the size of your face at the grocery store because you’re so hungry. Don’t succumb to decision fatigue and get “saved by the bell”! Take the extra 5 minutes the night before to help your body and mind. ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️ Benefits of this include: staying on track towards your health or fitness goals, better energy, clearer thoughts, saves you money, and keeps you from eating dog shit wrapped in foil. ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️ This isn't saying you shouldn't treat yo self every once in a while 🍰 Just make sure you’re in charge of your food and that it’s not in charge of you. A good rule of thumb is to keep 80% of your meals and snacks on target for your goal. That leaves 20% for you to spice things up a bit. DM us or comment below for help on meal prep!

Contrary to much of what we read, stress is incredibly useful. It’s an important evolutionary response to danger, an automatic tool that takes over in the event of an emergency. At the sight of something dangerous (or worrisome), our stress responses activate, helping us run faster, jump higher, see better, and think quicker. You could say, stress is the body’s best weapon; it’s what kept us alive for years, taking us from prey to predator. Our stress response is hardwired, and even though everyone wants to help you manage and reduce, we can’t get rid of it, no matter how hard we try — we need it. But the question, then, is how we can use stress for good. If we can’t get rid of it, what should we do with it? We believe we should cultivate positively stressful situations that help us grow. Like the person who challenges themselves physically each day, stress helps us become stronger. When focused on a meaningful goal, stress can help us achieve our dreams. If you want help setting a meaningful goal, or creating positively stressful situations, send us a message or leave a comment. #Tms #LifestyleManagement #TheMindfulSavage #Mindful #MindfulSavage #Savage #Lifestyle #Habits #Behavior #Movement #Sleep #Stress #Food #yogalife #yogalove #yogajourney #yogalifestyle #meditation #meditate #meditateeverydamnday #stress #stressreliever #breathe #breatheasy #hike #strongmind

Looking beyond the football field one must realize that winning is a synonym for success. What is success? Unfortunately there isn’t an answer. It is completely up to each individual. No two people will have the same definition and that’s ok. Some people might want to be a better husband or wife. Some might want to be a better father or mother. Some might want to make more money. What must be realized though is that success and failure don’t happen by accident. They are a culmination of each individual’s daily habits. Habits that have been performed day after day, year after year. Basically the proof is in the pudding. Sure, you can get lucky and have “success” without positive habits. Just remember that even a blind squirrel finds a nut. That success won’t be sustained. Your daily habits are your golden ticket to have the sustained “success” you want in life. Without these essential habits, success itself cannot be a habit. The key takeaway - perform a self audit. Are the things you’re habitually doing guiding you towards your goals or away from them? If they are, great job. If they aren’t, how can you make some minor adjustments to put you back on track. DM us if you want help or have any questions about habit formation!

As my 9th grade social studies teacher once said, there is no such thing as a free lunch. EVERYTHING comes at a cost. If you want to find success in any one area of life, it will be at the expense of another. Want to be lean and physically fit? That will cost you time, energy, and freedom to an extent. Want to be successful in your career? Be prepared to give up time with friends and family, and likely your health. One of the most important things you can do for yourself is determining not only what you want, but what you're willing to suffer for. What are you willing to sacrifice for?

Modern humans live in an environment completely different from the one we evolved in. What does that mean? It means that our genetic makeup is not necessarily suited to our modern lifestyle. Instead of spending the majority of our life in a “rest and digest” state as our ancestors did, we are constantly experiencing low level stressors that shift us into “fight or flight.” True, most of us do not have to fear becoming prey but milder threats such as work demands and deadlines, bills, constant rushing, non-stop emails, and strained relationships create the same response in our body as a saber-toothed tiger ready to pounce. Our blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing rate increase. Digestion, learning and memory, repair and growth, and reproductive function, which aren’t essential for fighting or fleeing, decrease. Although these changes in physiology are essential to survive a rare saber-toothed tiger attack, they become detrimental to our health if we never shift back out of this state. So what do we do? We must take a proactive approach to managing stress in our everyday lives. How do you keep your stress in check? Leave us a comment and let us know!