The law of equal and opposite reaction is either helping you or stopping you from getting what you want. In this video, I link three principles together to help you start acting in accordance with these laws and you’ll start to get what you want.
- Newton’s law of equal and opposite reaction
- The principle of living in the moment, and
- The Law of Compensation
I’ve been really seeing more and more of this today. I believe I was once an Internet addict too and as I recovered I began to be open to more truth. I see it all around me. I see friends all sitting together and all of them are locked in on their devices.
When I recovered from my several addictions in 2016 I learned one very valuable truth; our top two needs as humans are “love” and “connection.” Is there any wonder why companies are selling software to get a person more “likes” or “comments” on their Social Media sites like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram? Is there any wonder how FaceBook has numbed our brain to look at your “likes” as a way to affirm a person so
As an athlete I always thought of myself as healthy. I followed what the “experts” suggested was my best diet for an endurance athlete;
- High carbohydrates
- Low Fat
Late last year and in January of this year I took a long hard look at my health because;
- I could not lose the excess body fat I gained and carried over the last three years
- I wasn’t sleeping well
- I wasn’t getting the athletic performance gains that I was promised if I followed a certain workout protocol
It wasn’t until I finally took to heart something I believe in:
If I always do what I’ve always done, I’ll always get what I always got.
I finally had to look to change everything I was doing because clearly it wasn’t working. I didn’t want to go insane believing that if I did the same things I would get a different result.
This is when I discovered KETONES and a LOW-CARB DIET.
Proper recovery from a nutritional point of view is just as important as getting sufficient rest and following a well thought-out training program. What you consume after a hard session can boost your recovery, allowing you to stay consistent and avoid injury. The following are just three of the endless options we endurance athletes, Paleo or not, can enjoy as recovery smoothies to refuel and replenish after those long, grueling training sessions.
All three smoothies provide that special balance of carbohydrate-to-protein ratio that is important for proper recovery. An extra bonus is that they are light on the pocketbook too. Homemade recovery foods are nearly always more cost-effective than commercially prepared options.
Paleoista’s Pumpkin Paradise
Based on a pumpkin milkshake I enjoyed as a child but far healthier and completely Paleo. By adding turmeric and ginger we boost not only the flavor but the antioxidant bang!
- 1 cup pureed organic pumpkin
- 1 cup chilled, Isagenix t+Chia
- 1 Isagenix IsaLeanPro Vanilla shake
- 1/2 small, ripe avocado
- 4 large leaves dark purple or black kale
- Crushed ice
- Powdered ginger, to taste
- Powdered turmeric, to taste
- Cinnamon stick for garnish
- Combine first five ingredients in blender and whiz to combine.
- Add crushed ice to create the texture you prefer.
- Top with spices, to taste.
- Garnish with cinnamon stick.
Tropical Temptation, Paleoista Style
Incorporating melon and banana, which are both rich in potassium, along with coconut water, a natural source of electrolytes, this smoothie is particularly pleasant in the hot summer months of training, or preparing for the Big Daddy in Kona!
- 1 cup melon (cantaloupe or honeydew), cubed
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup plain fresh coconut water, Harmless Harvest recommended
- 1 Isagenix IsaLeanPro Vanilla shake
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Four to six leaves raw kale
- Nutmeg, to taste
- Combine everything in blender and whiz until frothy; add ice to create desired thickness.
- Add kale to get in some extra nutrients.
- Top with nutmeg to taste.
Even within the confines of Paleo eating there are ways to include decadent treats like raw chocolate. Rich in good fats and antioxidants, cacao nibs take this smoothie from ho-hum to “holy moly”!
- Combine all ingredients in blender and whiz to combine.
- Add ice for extra frothiness if you like, then top with freshly ground nutmeg.
So the next time you head out the door for a tough bike or run, consider what you will do when you are done. Will you eat what is easy and available or will you take your recovery as seriously as you take your training? In just a few short minutes and with the push of a button you can enjoy a refreshing and tasty smoothie that will improve your recovery.
Adapted from Nell Stephenson, personal fitness trainer, nutritional counselor, Paleolithic eating coach & athlete, graduated from University of Southern California In Los Angeles, with a BS in Exercise Science, and received her Health/Fitness Instructor Certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. Read more about Nell and view her nutrition plans on TrainingPeaks here.
As an endurance athlete in training I need to fuel up with over 4,000 calories daily. I need a higher percentage of carbohydrates than other athletes. Here are two post workout recovery meals I swear will improve your recovery and satisfy your hunger.
The Green Monster
1 IsaLeanPro Vanilla Shake
1 scoop of Isagenix Greens
2 tbs of IsaCrunch (hemp seed)
1/4 cup of organic steel cut raw oats
2 organic bananas
1 serving of Isagenix Fiber Pro
4-6 oz of purified water with 4 ice cubes.
Blend completely in a blender and consume within 10 minutes.
Total calories 718
Fat 14.58 g
Carbohydrate 101.5 g
Protein 48.8 g
The Chocolate Berry Bomb
1 IsaleanPro Chocolate Shake
1 scoop of Isagenix Fruits
1 IsaDelight Plus
1 1/4 cup of organic blue berries
4-6 oz of purified water plus 4 ice cubes
Blend completely in a blender. Pulverize the IsaDelight Plus while still in the wrapper. Sprinkle on top and consume within 10 minutes.
Total calories 463
Fat 10.6 g
Carbohydrate 54.3 g
Protein 38.3 g