It’s that time of year again when as soon as you say “trick or treat” in October, in a blink of an eye it’s December. You are dashing from one holiday party to the next trying to avoid putting on the gift you didn’t want: that 9 extra pounds.
In my 27 years of training and coaching clients, I have found that wanting control over diet, exercise, family and unforeseen circumstances is the catalyst to eating and drinking more during the holiday season. Recognizing where these situations occur can help prevent us from indulging in unhealthy patterns.
Dennis Grounds is a personal trainer and life coach, and creator of Training Grounds for Life. One of the most sought after trainers in LA. Grounds combines cardio circuit, functional and core training, Pilates and certified life coaching. Training Grounds for Life is an exclusive, luxury studio in the heart of Los Angeles where Grounds gets to the “core” of the matter, helping clients strengthen the core of their bodies as well as the core of their minds.
Achieving optimal health and wellness is not just about the physical body. Dennis Grounds, certified professional life coach, personal trainer and founder of LA’s Training Grounds for Life, says optimal health is about finding the balance between your mind, body and soul. Grounds weighs in on why one must focus on their mental and spiritual health to get the best physical results.
First, let’s distinguish the role of the body. The body is the physical representation of your energy, your soul, and your true self here on earth. Our bodies are the tools for soul growth.
The mind will tell us that we are not enough, that we can’t do it, we’re too fat, too skinny, etc. Its job is to analyze, figure out, question, and doubt ourselves. If we listen to our mind and act according to it, our physical body/health will end up in “dis-ease.” (more…)