Its All in the Mind

67603_207306629393312_998031897_nAttitude is the heart and sould of everything that is accomplished, in particular a “can do” attitude. Everything originates in the mind and you have the power to control it. If you have a bad attitude it is because you choose to have it.

Change your attitude on your ability to succeed and you will find that you do. Nothing can be accomplished until you believe that it can, that is how you will move forward. People often tell one another an outcome of an idea or task without attempting it or based off their previous unsuccessful experience. This is done so often that before someone else tells us we tell ourselves, creating a lack of confidence and a negative attitude. You can change this and attain your goals!

The prevailing attitude towards health is that it must be arduous and taxing, mainly due to the acquired habits and laziness. You can change habits and you can be proactive. Through positive thinking and attitude we change our mentality. Through taking in healthy food and supplements we change our bodies. Through working for the goal not only can we change our health and fitness, we can change our financial futures. Move your journey forward!

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Clifford Mitchem
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Get Out and Do It

73525_207350236055618_874014131_nPeople have become so used to being in an unhappy, unhealthy, and unmotivated state that they would rather talk about and daydream of a change than actually make one in their lives. It is impossible to make change doing the same actions.

To be who you dream of being you have to make changes and the first one is to stop dreaming and start doing. Identify what the target is, find out what you want to accomplish in yourself. There is not a map that can take you anywhere without first knowing where you desire to go. Next, what do you need to change, start with your mentality. Most people take themselves out of the game before it even starts. EVERYONE knows exactly what is holding them back and they know what they need to stop or start doing. Number one, stop being the person that is not willing to get what they desire.

Continuing to do what you are doing is getting you exactly what you have. As of right now I give you permission to not remain that person! You have my permission to become the Better You! Map out the trail!

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Clifford Mitchem
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New Toy, I AM SO EXCITED!!!

IMG_131640This post will be a little off the normal motivation, I have finally gotten a blender, juicer, extractor, food processor, and dough maker in the Ninja Kitchen System Pulse!!!

The need for a blender has been high on the list for a while and I am not one to go all willy nilly without weighing the options and specs. The Ninja has been all the rage for a while, has not been obliterated by the critics and recommendations of friends that have one said it was a solid choice. Then when considering the amenities that came with it particularly that single serve cups blend right on the machine, that was the best bonus for me. The Nutri Bullet was a final contender, but it was not as versatile so that is what bumped it off.

IMG_134313It is so relieving to be able to properly mix my shakes, make smoothies, and have minimal clean up. My first concoction is a wheat grass, apple, and grape smoothie with coconut milk and a few ice cubes. It tastes good, although when they recommend straining the grass instead of just cutting it up into small pieces you should do that. The drink came out a bit chewy, not necessarily bad tasting though. If you are not hardcore it will definitely take away from the overall enjoyment.

This is a step to better nutrition and every step towards better health is a step on the path to the Better You. Lets map out the path and walk together!

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Clifford Mitchem
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Courage Through Fear

555461_527462277335379_500406056_nFear exists through our imagination of what may occur, not what actually happens. Our imaginations must be tamed and focused on the vision that will be. It takes courage to make that a reality.

Fear is a liar and only exists in your imagination, when you find the strength go forth and strive that is courage. Only through finding this courage in the little things then on to bigger things of life that mastery is achieved. Every level that is opened up brings uncertainties and these are what permits the imagination to create what a person calls fear and it does not become absent. The courage that your develop along the way will give you calm in the face of uncertainty.

Every arena is either new or trodded ground and your vision of the outcome will determine your success. Only allow your imagination to create the image of your success and you will have the courage to take the steps to fulfillment Courage will make you feel better, look better, perform better, which all make up your body through nutrition and fitness to be the Better You! Begin your path!

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Clifford Mitchem
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Get in the Game

1001487_478470912234516_1485998019_nRidicule from past failure, whether existant or non-existant, is what stops many from entering the game before it has even began. To be successful we must continually strive for the challenge and be afraid to not make the attempt.

Goals are written on our hearts and beat everyday to become realities in our lives. The desire moves to our minds, but in our minds we have memories that handcuff them to pains of past disappointments. Remember though that the pain of permitting an opportunity to pass without even reaching for it is a two-edged blade that will either slice the shackles or pierce our hearts.

Choose to not be afraid, 99% of the events that a person fears only exist in their imaginations. Keeping also in mind that past results of events do not equal future outcomes. Choose to put together a plan, learn from the past, and be the healthy Better You!

Get in the game we can work together to make the new future for you. Be afraid to not try and contact me today to make it happen!

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Clifford Mitchem
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Your Body Needs Real Food

23884_207502109373764_1927392656_nNutritious food is real food and its intake is the key to being healthy. Nothing more, nothing less. Keep in mind that even organic food are not nutrient dense enough to provide everything that the body needs, which is why supplements are necessary. They are to supplement the nutritious food you are already eating.

The number one quest that people pose is what to eat. Fruits and veggies should be at the top of the list and salads should be large part of a food plan. One before each meal is a great start or even one for the meal. Leafy plants like kale, spinach, romaine, mustard greens, and collards so packed with vitamin A and K along with calcium and other nutrients. Staying hydrated is the next aspect to improve on. The standard practice is half you body weight in ounces. If you weigh 200 lbs the you should have 100 oz, which is just 5 bottles that are 20 oz each between the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep. One as soon as you get up is a great start.

Remove or at best significantly minimize grains and dairy These vids explain why:

Nutrient Blocking Effects of Dairy – YouTube

William Davis – Wheat: The UNhealthy Whole Grain – YouTube

Reconnect with the feeling of vibrant energy, healthy satisfaction, and the Better You !

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Clifford Mitchem
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I am Responsible for…

942477_207252502732058_2136966328_n“I am responsible for my own health, education, success, happiness.” When you realize that your whole world changes.

You are responsible to make change in your life, own the task. In particular health is the item that we have the most control over. You determine what enters the temple of your body. Restaurants and commercials do not force unhealthy food upon you. Although, they can influence it and that is given, which in turn we must change where go to get food first, then change what we permit to influence decisions.

You are responsible to learn and develop a plan of action to the goal. A degree is not required to find out about healthy options and with the numerous advisors available all one has to do is ask. Taking the time to find out is the only cost due to the fact that one could get the equivalent of a college education with internet access alone. All one has to do is determine the structured plan to follow and stick with it.

You are responsible for your success based on how bad you want to achieve the goal. Temptation will always happen and if you want success more than the tempation you will win. A complete abandonment of a particular food or activity is not required, but moderation and control is.  Every action must bring you closer to your goal and your happiness, along with confidence, grows with every win. Until day comes that you do feel tempted any more and no longer even remember how it had control over you.

You are responsible to making the decision and walk to path to the Better You.

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Clifford Mitchem
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Put in the Time

ImageThe decision to make a change to become the Better You that is inside is only the first step in the journey to recreation. If it could happen over night, infomercials would have been slinging it and what they have would be flying off the shelves.

The simple truth is that it has taken years for the body to reach the state that it is in right now. It will take time to undo what has accumulated. The body is constantly under reconstruction so for most it will not take years to rebuild and the amount of time is directly related to your intensity. Just put in the time! Follow the simple formula of greater energy output than food input. For the ouput design a challenging workout program, something that will break a sweat is the minimum and then ramp it up to a sweat pouring muscle toning regime. A 24-Day Challenge is a great kick start for the food journey to reconstruction through a cleanse and then revitalization with vitamins and minerals. Nutrition is core of everything and just by making this one change fat begins to fall away.

It all works from the inside out, get on the right track. Get on the fast track of making the vision of the Better You the reality of who you are!

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Clifford Mitchem
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Measure the Inches

ImageWhen it comes to a true sense of accomplishment it is not the scale that we look to but the image in the mirror. Measure your inches lost! That is a better reflection of how close you are to the Better You. Many people and trainers will say that muscle weighs more than fat, but a pound is a pound. It is just that a pound of fat takes up more space, less dense, while muscle is more dense.

When it comes down to it ignore what the scale says as long as you look the way that you desire. Keeping in mind that you must be replacing all of the lost fat with vitamins and minerals for enhanced muscle development and proper replenishment. A nutritious lifestyle will handle much of this, but the nutrient density is no longer found in modern food. So be sure to get your supplements in a highly bioavailable and quality form.

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Clifford Mitchem
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