Month: December 2016

Jump in the air now, get wings on way down

Now that you’ve stuffed yourself with the Christmas bounty and drank your fill of your favourite tipple, it’s time to plan well for revival and renewal.

Annually, we all have great ideas which sprout from the ‘New Year, new you’ motto but why have so many of us ended up back where we started come the next Christmas.

What’s worked for me is a progressive plan that not only takes account of the next 12 months but the next three to five years.

Little changes in habits which promote good health and wellbeing over a prolonged period of time is the key to sustainable transformation as opposed to a grueling six weeks of crash dieting and crazy exercise routines.

 

So this New Year why not dispense with the theory of resolutions and stick with a well mapped out plan which is flexible, sustainable and will yield long term results. It is crucial that the plan is wholly tailored for you, your lifestyle, time constraints and overall goals be they in businesses, health, fitness, wellness or whatever.

There’s no better time than the present to set your plan in place. If you are taking a few days off to celebrate the festive season with family why not set yourself an overall goal, draw up a realistic strategy to attain that goal and simply go for it in a sustainable manner come January 1.

Waiting until the day you head back to work is often not good start as most people are already into the New Year by then – so be prepared to hit the ground running when the clock strikes 12.

In fact, there’s nothing to stop you getting started right away if you feel you’ve enjoyed quite enough of the Christmas spirit – I’m a firm believer that every new day brings a chance to start afresh.

 

And don’t let the enormity of your overall goal and the time required to reasonably achieve it put you off. Time will pass anyway – that is a sure thing. Why not plan to chip away at reaching your dream and in time you will make it a reality. 

Four years ago my husband Seamus made a decision to take on the challenge of completing an honours degree in computer science.

The construction business was decimated and his carpentry firm in tatters but people still thought he was mad to start into third level education at 31 while trying to support a young family.

We applied the reasoning that the four years will pass anyway so why not embark upon the period with a plan and make good use of the time rather than waiting for something to simply ‘turn up’.

 

Our thinking was to jump in the air and grow wings on the way back down and it worked. We chose not to think exactly how everything would pan out but to plan little changes and continue to build upon the successes achieved along the way.

Seamus graduated this year and is now working in a homegrown family business which we hadn’t even considered when he began his journey in third level education.

So as the festive cheer wanes in these days of Christmas limbo, don’t let the thought of the challenge of achieving your goals put you off planning well for 2017 and beyond.

Make a plan now – not just for 12 months but for whatever length of time you need to achieve your dreams.

 

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Christmas Song Royalties – Network Marketing at it best

Most people work for wages, and get paid for the hours worked and the job completed. This is also known as an active income. The problem with an active income is, you have to show up for work day in and day out to get paid.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a continuous stream of income deposited into your savings and/or checking account? Think about it. You wouldn’t have to worry about paying the bills on time or having money to buy groceries for your family. An extra £500, £1,000 or more in your bank account will reduce your money worries and stress.

The royalties that you can make from Christmas songs is ABSURD, even if said festive tune is the only hit you ever have.

So how much do the likes of Slade, Mariah Craey and Cliff Richard get paid in royalties every December for their Xmas hits?

  • Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade £500,000
  • Fairy Tale of New York by The Pogues £400,000
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey £376,000
  • White Christmas by Bing Crosby £328,000
  • Last Christmas by Wham! £300,000
  • Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney £260,000
  • Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard £100,000
  • Stop The Cavalry by Jona Lewie £120,000
  • 2000 Miles by The Pretenders £102,000
  • Stay Another Day by Tony Mortimer, East 17 £97,000

Pretty sweet deal, eh?

You have heard the popular saying “The rich get richer whilst the poor get poorer”. The rich understand and utilise the power of leverage and residual income to have money work for them, rather than the other way around.

Song royalties are paid decades after the song was initially penned and residual income steadily flows in.

The brilliance of creating a residual income via network marketing is that anybody can do it; overhead setup costs are low and you can hit the ground running with little or no experience or expertise.

Network marketing is simply a different method of distribution of goods and services. If you take a product and remove the retail space and advertising agency from it, it’s then up to the individual to do the marketing and advertising. 

Network marketing is not a get rich quick scheme and in the beginning you will put in more hours than what you are being paid for. However if you persevere and do the work, before long you will be paid more money than the amount of hours you are contributing, paving the way to financial freedom, time freedom and the ultimate goal of passive, residual income.

 

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How to stay motivated for fitness in the New Year

Have you ever started a fitness programme and then quit? If the answer is yes, then don’t worry because you’re not alone.

More often than not, we’re all guilty of setting ourselves unrealistic goals, misguided by our own unattainable expectations founded on strict regimes and prohibitive diets.

As we enter the New Year, these impractical goals intensify and we are likely to go hell for leather during the January ‘Silly Season’. However, it can be easy to get frustrated and give up on our objectives.

Cementing a lifelong love of fitness may be bolstered by heeding a few of the tips I’ve come across.

If you’re starting from scratch after a long fitness absence, a January springboard can be far more effective if you choose physical activities which aren’t insanely difficult or monotonous. To reinforce the fun factor, you could try a new physical activity such as a martial arts class, or join the local cycling club to learn something new and feel included in a new community.

It’s always a great idea to incorporate other people into your health and fitness objectives, as when your motivation wains, your friends can be a great source of encouragement and vice-versa.

It’s also important to start off on the right foot. Simple goals can progress into longer term objectives. For example, you may start by committing to running a 5k fun run, which could potentially turn into conquering your first half marathon.

A primary complaint of many people is finding the time to exercise. A good way to counteract this is pre-scheduling your workouts on certain days in advance, planning a week ahead so you can shape your active social life around runs, classes and rest days.

Alternatively, you could rise to the challenge and get up an hour earlier three days a week and work out first thing in the morning. It may seem like a huge commitment now but it’s a lot easier to tell yourself to get out of bed than it is to convince yourself to go to the gym after a long and stressful day.

Another great motivator is an investment in the ‘basics’ for a quick home-workout when you don’t feel like leaving the house. This way, you have everything you need for a quick session such as dumb bells for a light weight session, a mat for floor exercises, or a skipping rope for a cardio burn. Even if you only do a few sets of lunges, planks and bicep curls at home – you have still completed a session. Remember a short blast is better than none at all – half a loaf is better than no bread and all that . . .  

Music can also be a very influential motivator. Create a few high-energy playlists of the music you love and make a commitment to keep it updated once a month to keep your toes tapping and your endorphin levels at their most optimal.

If you have any more suggestions, we’d love to hear your tips on how you stay motivated and how you can help motivate others in the lead up to the New Year!

 

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Sculpt Movement raises more than €2,200k for Irish Cancer Society

In October past Sculpt Movement hosted a fantastic event in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Dr Eccles who is an expert in Breast Care and cancer prevention was our key note speaker on the night and the purpose of this event was to give back to our local community and give them access to a world class speaker and doctor as some may not have the time or funds to visit his practice in Harley Street London to learn from his expertise.We were so grateful to everyone who attended and thankfully we raised €1100 for the Irish Cancer Society from donations made on the night. (All costs for this event were covered by Sculpt Movement and The Juice Plus Company)

We were delighted to receive an email from Dan Holzmann the CEO of The Juice Plus Company in Europe that The Holzmann Foundation would match the €1,100 raised by Sculpt Movement for the Irish Cancer Society. So that is a total of €2,200 raised for the Irish Cancer Society, with the help of the people who donated on the night, the members of Sculpt Movement, The Juice Plus Company and Dan Holzmann.

Huge thank you to everyone who came to support on the night!!

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5 Awesome Christmas Smoothie Recipes

Christmas is notorious for sugary treats, there’s nothing wrong with allowing yourself a little indulgence once in a while. These holiday-themed smoothie recipes are low-sugar and super delicious, try some of these super-healthy, even slimming, holiday smoothie creations.

 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Simply put, this protein packed smoothie is like drinkable pumpkin pie!

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup (120g) vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) coconut milk
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup (150g) pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 scoop vanilla complete powder

Directions:

  • Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender. 
  • Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth – this may take longer if your blender isn’t very strong. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
  • Add more milk to thin out if it is too thick. Add a couple more ice cubes for a thicker texture, if desired. Add more spices to taste, if desired.

 

 

 

Eggnog Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla complete powder
  • **1 whole egg, raw (optional, consume at your own risk)
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

  • Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender. 
  • Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth – this may take longer if your blender isn’t very strong. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
  • Add more milk to thin out if it is too thick.

 

 

 

Candy Cane Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla complete powder
  • **½ cup cottage cheese (optional, for extra creaminess)
  • 3-6 drops of peppermint extract, to taste
  • 1/2 candy cane crushed, to taste
  • 2-5 ice cubes, to desired thickness

Directions:

  • Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender. 
  • Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth – this may take longer if your blender isn’t very strong. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
  • Add more milk to thin out if it is too thick.

 

 

 

Gingerbread Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla complete powder
  • ½ cup cottage cheese (optional, for extra creaminess)
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger, to taste
  • ½ tsp. butter extract
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract

 

Directions:

  • Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender. 
  • Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth – this may take longer if your blender isn’t very strong. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
  • Add more milk to thin out if it is too thick.

 

 

 

Pecan Pie Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla complete powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 Tablespoon pecans, chopped
  • 5 cubes of Ice
  • 1 square low fat graham cracker, crushed

Directions:

  • Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender. 
  • Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth – this may take longer if your blender isn’t very strong. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
  • Add more milk to thin out if it is too thick.

 

 

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New food pyramid – Forget five-a-day, you need seven to stay healthy

The new food pyramid: More fruit and veg, fewer carbohydrates (and no white bread)

 

THE DEPARTMENT OF Health has announced new healthy eating guidelines and a new food pyramid, which stresses eating fruit and vegetables over carbohydrates like bread.

Five-a-day has become seven-a-day as fruit and vegetables become the biggest tier on the food pyramid.

 
 
For the first time fruit and vegetables take over as the food group we should be eating most of every day.
The combined recommendation for fruit and vegetables has been increased to between five and seven servings per day.
They take the slot previously dominated by wholemeal bread, potatoes, rice, pasta and cereals.
The latest guidelines on diet and nutrition urge us to increase our intake of fruit and veg, replacing the previous five-a-day direction.
However, only a quarter of people currently manage to consume five a day.
 
 
It is part of an overhauled food pyramid from the Health Department which guides us on the correct amount of protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals we should be eating daily to maintain good health.
Conversely the range of servings for carbohydrates has been reduced to between three and five a day for everyone – except “active males”.
The amount of wholemeal cereals and breads, potatoes, pasta and rice has been reduced – and bakers are furious that white bread is not present in the pyramid.

 
But Pat Farrell, Potato Development Officer with the Irish Farmers’ Association, criticised the decision to place potatoes on the same shelf as carbohydrates. “It should next to the vegetables,” he said.
Paul Kelly of the Irish Bread Bakers’ Association said the guide emphasises that “bread remains an important part of a nutritious and balanced diet”,
 

So in a nutshell, healthy eating involves:

  • Plenty of fruit and vegetables
  • Plenty of bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and cereals – going for the wholegrain varieties whenever you can
  • Some milk, cheese and yoghurt
  • Some meat, poultry, eggs, beans and nuts
  • A very small amount of fats and oils
  • And a very small amount or no food and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt

 

Old Food Pyramid

 

The Irish Government is tackling obesity in various ways, one of which is changing the food pyramid. This is a good start, and hopefully other organisations will adapt the new lower processed carb pyramid when it is produced. But the new pyramid is still predominantly a high-carb, low-fat pyramid. It does not go far enough, and the reason this is so critical is that governments around the world use the food pyramid as a basis to feed millions of people, from schools to hospitals to prisons.

 

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Best Cauliflower Nuggets Recipe

These delicious breaded cauliflower florets are baked in the oven with a parmesan-crumb crust are great for kids or adults. I would serve them as a side dish, or double the portion for a meatless main with a big salad on the side.

Ingredients


Olive oil or avocado oil

3 large eggs

1/4 cups finely ground whole-wheat bread crumbs

1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 head cauliflower, big stem removed, florets and smaller stems chopped into 1-in. pieces

 

Preparation


1. Preheat oven to 232°C. Grease a large rimmed baking sheet with oil.

2. Beat eggs in a shallow bowl. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste in another shallow bowl. Set half of bread crumb mixture aside in a separate bowl.

3. Designate one hand as your “wet hand” (for eggs) and one as your “dry hand” (for bread crumbs). Using your wet hand, drop some cauliflower pieces into egg mixture and turn to coat evenly. Shake off any excess egg, then drop coated pieces into bread crumb mixture. Using your dry hand, sprinkle some bread crumbs on top and roll cauliflower pieces around until evenly coated. Transfer coated pieces to baking sheet and repeat with remaining cauliflower. When you run out of bread crumbs, use the second bowl. (This keeps the bread crumbs from getting too soggy.)

4. Brush or spray tops of cauliflower pieces with a light coating of oil. Bake, flipping over halfway through, until cauliflower pieces can be easily pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes. Serve warm.

 

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