Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Absolute Best Challenge Day 70

Spinach Chicken Salad with Potatoes!- delicious  

Day 70.  Count your blessings.  You are fortunate enough to live in a time and place full of abundance. The mere contemplation of preparing this chicken salad is proof positive you are living well.  You have food, shelter, hygienic surroundings, family and friends to love and support.  Even if chaos surrounds you, be grateful, find the beauty in life and accept prosperity.   

A longing to live a healthy life is a strong reason to get up every morning.  You strive for ascension to a higher level because, deep inside, there is a shining spirit edging its way out into the light.  It wants the freedom to express itself through the example of how you live.  It will never interfere with your choices, it will always go along with whatever you decide. Only when you stop, step aside and release control of the outcome, will it reveal its truth.

Your aim through this challenge is to develop your "whole being" by making holistic choices that teach you to merge all aspects; mind, body, and soul into one.  How you care for yourself and others is a reflection of your spirit and beliefs.  Choose to eat healthily, exercise, get massages and chiropractic treatments whenever something feels out of balance, rest, re-set, cleanse and start again.

Learn to develop the mind-body connection.  The more you become aware of their symbiotic relationship, the more spirit grows within.  Show up fully present, in alignment with who you are and be an example of love, health, and wellness, for yourself and those you love.  The experience of being "wholly" you, will attract positive things into your life and illumine your path.  
   

Absolute Best "whole life warehouse" is the finest wellness center in San Pedro.

We are committed to your wellness by optimizing the health of your body, mind, and spirit - together - all in one convenient location.

Call us today and set up a private consultation.

Come check us out. We are located on 6th Street between Gaffy and Grand.

"Bridging the gap between you and your personal best."

Peace, Love, Namaste,
Clarita      

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Absolute Best Challenge Day 69


Serve these yummy veggie burgers on whole-grain buns topped with your favorite condiments. Bonus: They can be made ahead and frozen (and cooked straight from the freezer).

Day 69.  Do you feel fit for summer?  Bathing suits, shorts, and tank tops are typical summer-wear, nonetheless, if you don't feel fit, you may feel uncomfortable wearing them. Forget self-conscious limiting beliefs, instead, act as if you are already fit and healthy.  If you stay the course, continue with My Metabolic Cure and your fitness program, you will transform into a strong, fit and healthy body that can be shown-off with confidence.  

For now, keep focusing on planning for your meals and behaving "as if" you are a healthy individual.  If you don't plan to succeed, you plan to fail.  Whether the focus is on meals, daily tasks, financial, or family, set your goals.  Meditate and do visualization exercises each morning and project your desires; how to look, think and feel throughout the day.  Then, bring the images forth from your psyche into physical reality; live your dream.

This process takes practice.  It's a blend of being in the moment and visualizing your future all at the same time.  A harmonic blend of co-creating and releasing the results to the Universe.  The calmness you feel when being prepared enables you to release all expectations and creates acceptance for whatever comes your way.      

Life comes at you no matter what you plan.  If you are not clear about your path, you can easily be thrown off balance.  Your plans must be supported by a strong foundation.   A home can not be constructed without building a blueprint first.  Your meditation and goal setting is your blueprint for your day.  You put enough days together with this methodology and soon you have formulated a beautiful temple for your soul.

Be clear in your mind and refine your body's awareness of how it responds to the energies around it; the foods you eat, the exercises you perform, the relationships you cultivate, and the connection you have with your own heart and soul.  These are all part of the "planning" process for your life.  If you create a healthy environment with which to garner health and wellness, then your plans will lead you to fruitful outcomes and ultimately, your dreams  And, if that is to fit into a fabulous looking bathing suit so you can jump into the waters of ultimate possibilities, then develop the discipline to plan appropriately.

Keep up the pace, you are almost at the 90 Day marker with your challenge.  Write in your journal and be truthful with yourself.  What have you accomplished so far, what can you do to improve, what are you grateful for and how can you become better prepared to be your Absolute Best?

 Absolute Best "whole life warehouse" is the finest wellness center in San Pedro.

We are committed to your wellness by optimizing the health of your body, mind, and spirit - together - all in one convenient location.

Call us today and set up a private consultation.

Come check us out. We are located on 6th Street between Gaffy and Grand.

"Bridging the gap between you and your personal best."

Peace, Love, Namaste,
Clarita      

Friday, June 16, 2017

Absolute Best Challenge Day 68


Day 68.  Moving along the path to your desires is not a straight line, it weaves and winds, sometimes, leading you astray.  My Metabolic Cure meal plan and exercise programs are meant to keep you on track with your wellness goals and catapult you to a higher level of living.  It's a struggle to move to the next level of self-improvement without help from an accountability partner or methodology directed at assisting you.  Finding the right "fit" for this type of program can make the difference between success and failure.   

This week the concentration will be on "Your Meal Plans" or, preparedness. Life seems to unfold before you without much consultation or collaboration, although, if you stop and ponder deeply enough, you soon find that the exact opposite is true.  The Universe is actually waiting for you to unfold before It to consult and collaborate on your life.  You just need to make the time for the consultation.  I call that, meditation.    

You can either master the ability to bend and flow with life as it happens or, you can become rigid and tight and let it smack you upside the head!  It can barrel down forcefully on you or, you can take the time to prepare, contemplate the many possibilities that each day may bring and pick a path. Once you commit, leave the outcome to the Universe.  I promise, if things don't seem to be going your way, then you can make another consultation anytime, no appointment necessary.  

Once you make a choice for a path to wellness, the next step is to take action.  So, if you meditate on the healthy body and lifestyle you desire, you must go eat breakfast and pack a healthy lunch before walking out the door to go to work.  You don't have time you say?  Or, you don't have what you need in your refrigerator?  Then, today, prepare by going to the market and stocking your refrigerator full of healthy food for the rest of the week.  Repeat this ritual for 12-weeks and, if you follow my suggestions for meal planning, you will lose at least 1 pound per week if not more.  That's 12 pounds in 90 days, 52 pounds in one year.  Changes begin to happen when you begin to change. Not the other way around. 

Prepare for what you desire and if something happens that you weren't prepared for, learn from the experience. If there seems to be an onslaught of dilemmas that appear to sabotage your plans, after the siege, stop to catch your breath.  Go consult with the Universe, call your accountability partner and next time, you will be better prepared.  I promise, the unexpected will always come up and if you practice preparedness, you will soon develop the habit of expecting the unexpected.  It keeps life interesting.    


 Absolute Best "whole life warehouse" is the finest wellness center in San Pedro.

We are committed to your wellness by optimizing the health of your body, mind, and spirit - together - all in one convenient location.

Call us today and set up a private consultation.

Come check us out. We are located on 6th Street between Gaffy and Grand.

"Bridging the gap between you and your personal best."

Peace, Love, Namaste,
Clarita    

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Absolute Best Challenge Day 67


Tofu is a great source of protein so definitely a good choice for My Metabolic Cure meal plans. 

Day 67.  This is a rigorous program and your body's weight, strength, flexibility, and metabolism are changing for the better.  You have the opportunity to develop into the strongest and healthiest version of yourself using the tools of this challenge.  The fact you have made it this far is an affirmation that wellness is possible for you.  You look and feel better since you began this journey, so, by continuing the program over next few weeks, you will reach your goal.      

Once you understand the mind-body connection, the floodgates to your spiritual nature begin to open. Once your soul gets into the act, failure is not an option. It never gives up.  Your mind begins to formulate new habits; eating right, respecting and prioritizing time, staying accountable, and meditating on how best to approach and appreciate each day.  You are learning to set yourself up for a lifetime of success by using the tools of this program. 

Obstacles and self-sabotage become things of the past now that your strategies for life are positive and solution oriented.  You know what it feels like to win and, as is human nature, will want more of that as you continue down the road towards your dreams.  The old you is gone, make space for your personal best.   

The fact is that the body you have right now is not the same one that began this journey. Your stomach recycles every 5 days, the skeleton recycles every 3 months, even your DNA changes every 6 weeks so, you are literally not the same person you were when you started this challenge.  

Your body is more energy than solid mass.  You have the ability to reconstruct it, re-shape it and re-define it as you see fit.  You have more control over it than you realize.  It responds to your thoughts and your actions are triggered by those thoughts.  The more you engage in healthy activities daily, the more you create healthy habits.  The healthier your choices, the more fit you become everyday.  

Start thinking as if you are already your absolute best and watch what happens.  Release the exact outcome to the Universe and live your life in wellness.
Absolute Best "whole life warehouse" is the finest wellness center in San Pedro.

We are committed to your wellness by optimizing the health of your body, mind, and spirit - together - all in one convenient location.

Call us today and set up a private consultation.

Come check us out. We are located on 6th Street between Gaffy and Grand.

"Bridging the gap between you and your personal best."

Peace, Love, Namaste,
Clarita

Monday, June 12, 2017

Absolute Best Challenge Day 66

My Metabolic Cure Meal Plan suggests you include smoothies whenever you want a quick meal replacement.  Watch this video for fun smoothie, soup and snack recipes.

Day 66.  Adding greens to your diet helps your body absorb and distribute nutrients.  They provide vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting phytochemicals which help stabilize sugar levels and provide healing properties within your body.

We are incredibly sophisticated machines living on a live and abundant planet.  The earth offers everything you need to survive and is truly magnificent. There is no need to stress and worry about how to live because everything you need to thrive is part of your world.  You can live a long, healthy life here... as long as you breathe.

Why do you stress, fret and struggle?  If abundance is all around you, why do you feel limited? Why do you feel there will be nothing left for you?  If this world is "set up" for you to succeed, why do you choose to fail?  Look deep within and ask yourself these questions.  The answers will come, you just have to coax them out.

Can you feel and embrace a sense of reverence even when you are in a state of strife?  If so, you are on track to realizing your dreams.  If you can maintain that sensibility of strength and healing within your body, even when things are crumbling around you, your spirit will guide you to resources abounding.  It will rejuvenate and regenerate your world.  You will learn to plug into the natural potency of your mind-body connection and your spirit will lead you to nature's hidden secrets.  The essence of the whole of who you are, living on this planet, in this day and age, is purposeful.

Why is all of this so important when it comes to meals and calories?  If it comes from the ground, your body will process and utilize the nutritional properties properly.  If you eat manufactured and processed food, nutritional values lessen, fats, sodium and sugars will be infused into your system and, uncontrolled, reek havoc inside your body.  You can't fool Mother Nature, if it's not REAL food, your body will know and react accordingly.

Gear up and get ready to continue eating right, exercising regularly and meditating daily.  And don't forget to write in your journals.  It's fun to look back and read old entries.  Your journal helps you stay on track by recording your meals, how you feel and what your progress has been throughout your journey.  You soon begin to make instinctively smarter and healthier choices ensuring a sense of wellness and longevity.  And finally, the more you sit and breath, contemplate and stay grateful, the more abundance is invited into your world.

Absolute Best "whole life warehouse" is the finest wellness center in San Pedro.

We are committed to your wellness by optimizing the health of your body, mind, and spirit - together - all in one convenient location.

Call us today and set up a private consultation.

Come check us out. We are located on 6th Street between Gaffy and Grand.

"Bridging the gap between you and your personal best."

Peace, Love, Namaste,
Clarita

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Absolute Best Challenge Day 65

Tangy Bean Salad.  Sounds tasty.  Looks simple to make.  My kinda salad. 
Go check out more great recipes at Whole Foods.

Day  65.  I certainly hope you guys have been rewarding yourselves for having made it this far on this journey.  So far, you have declared a goal, committed yourselves to eating healthier, found an accountability partner, increased your fitness regimen, and recorded your measurements and progress in your daily journal.  That is a lot! 

These challenges are designed to teach you to become more introspective, contemplative and meditative.  Much of your success is based on going within and learning about the messages your body sends your mind as it processes the sensory stimulation it derives from the world.  

The more connected and aware you are of that feedback loop, the more you will know what is best for your body.  The more you keep listening to your body, the healthier you become while your mind sharpens and your psyche lifts to a higher energetic plane.  
Success comes in many forms.  Sitting and meditating regularly may seem like wasting time, especially if you are not used to it, however, it improves productivity.  If you sit still, breathe and contemplate your day before walking out the door each morning, you will probably have a good day. Visualizing exactly how to maneuver through your "to do" list and prioritizing what is most important will create synchronicity in your life.  You will make your day a success!    

The end of the day is when you can review your accomplishments by writing in your journal. Jot down how you feel after a long day, what emotional triggers made you think twice about your new habit of eating healthily and exercising regularly?  Did you stay on track?  How many calories did you consume and how many did you expend?  Your journal is a record of your measured improvement and a very powerful tool for your success.

Write about the things you feel grateful for in your life.  This way, you can make an assessment of where you are and what you have to do to stay the course.  You can evaluate, adjust and know what your next action steps should be to go about the business of living life to its fullest.

Absolute Best "whole life warehouse" is the finest wellness center in San Pedro.

We are committed to your wellness by optimizing the health of your body, mind, and spirit - together - all in one convenient location.

Call us today and set up a private consultation.

Come check us out. We are located on 6th Street between Gaffy and Grand.

"Bridging the gap between you and your personal best."

Peace, Love, Namaste,
Clarita




Saturday, June 10, 2017

Absolute Best Challenge Day 64

Please join my Pilates en Piso class by clicking the link above.  Please consult with your physician before beginning any type of fitness or nutritional program.

Day 64.  You have some work to do still.  You are almost at the ninety-day marker, not having crossed the finish line, there is still work to be done.  Years ago, I ran a marathon race and recorded my best time, 3:10.  (Three hours and ten minutes.)  However, it could have been better.   I remember lagging behind at several points during the race; on purpose.  There came a point throughout my event where I conceded I was not in it to win.   

My reasons for sabotaging my success were, very personal and why I continue to do this type of "work" today.  Sometimes, you make a choice to hold yourself back from success because your winning might create a loss for someone else.  You consider the impact of your choices not only for yourself but for those you love as well.   

Moving through life requires you to consider where you are and where you are going.  You instantly create a new future with each life choice.  You leave behind that which could have been and move into your new possibility.  Choosing can feel like the never-ending story, a bittersweet feeling, yet a careful review of your choices will reveal much about yourself.   

By this point in your journey, you know what it feels like to win and it feels good.  You want more wins, however, maybe you feel like you have to stretch things out a bit.  Too much-consolidated winning seems unfair, how could you be so lucky?  How can you possibly win so much?  You can.  You can win every day.  You just have to make that choice and not concede to loss.  
My friend Alisa (shown above) puts one foot in front of the other and she makes her life a new possibility each day.  We all have our crosses to bear.  No one gets through this life without making difficult choices.  I sometimes feel that other people's complaints about life are trivial and if they would only do what I do, then they would be fine.  Eat right, exercise and meditate; how hard can it be?  

It can be very hard.  All I committed to doing these 90 days was to coach you by writing daily and guess what, I have not been pitch perfect.  It will take me more than 90 days to finish this journey, however, just like my marathon race, I will finish it.   



Let's say your goal was to lose one pound every week and instead, you have lost only 1/2 a pound each week.  Wow, you still lost 4 pounds.  You do that again in the next 60 or so days and you will have lost eight!  That is significant.  If you lose one 1/2 pound every week for a year, you lose 26 pounds.  

Start your day with your best intention.  Close your eyes and visualize having a successful day. Slowly come into your day allowing those powerful images to guide your choices.  Take one step at a time and release the outcome to the universe.  Deal with each situation in full awareness whether or not the outcome is good, bad or indifferent.  Apply the principles of this challenge, declare your goal, seek out your accountability partner, and take action towards your desires.  

The only way NOTHING will change in your life is if you do NOTHING. If you do something, trust that the universe has your back and is your best accountability partner.  Your destiny will unfold before you as you intended it too.  If you like how it's shaping up, repeat the process again tomorrow, if not, make a different choice.  Just keep challenging yourself.  Live each day one moment at a time in full awareness of your decisions.  Then, realize the outcome, evaluate, make adjustments and keep moving towards the finish line.  Forget time, just go.             

Absolute Best "whole life warehouse" is the finest wellness center in San Pedro.

We are committed to your wellness by optimizing the health of your body, mind, and spirit - together - all in one convenient location.

Call us today and set up a private consultation.

Come check us out. We are located on 6th Street between Gaffy and Grand.

"Bridging the gap between you and your personal best."

Peace, Love, Namaste,
Clarita