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Weekends We Get Ahead

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What Do Your Weekends Consist Of?

Several people over the the last month have asked me the question,

“How do I start waking up with energy?” 

My answer is always the same,  Rise with a Reason.

I used to let the battle of the bed win, until I followed my mentor’s advice, (thank you Uncle Joe.) 

His advice was more of a mantra and out of all the wisdom he shared with me before he graduated to heaven this mentor mantra is what I hear echo in my mind every weekend, “Weekends We Get Ahead” 

Next month, I’ll shoot a video in more detail about this subject, specifically how my mentality shifted and how you can pivot your path to purpose. (Get rid of the guilt! Did I hit a sensitive spot? Hope so!) 

80% of people hate their jobs, stated in Deloitte’s Shift Index Survey.  I’m a true believer that this is the culprit. So quit your job and start doing what you love right now, right? Wrong answer.

For now, remember that if you do not love what you do, then keep making money at your job to support yourself AND spend 30 minutes every morning or night and a minimum of 7.5 hours on the weekend to develop your passion project. 

At this rate you will spend 10 hours a week and 40 hours a month of quality time not on your job but on your future career

There are few things in this life of ours that fuel us and fire us up more than loving what you do on a daily basis. 

Before I share how I got to the place of being excited everyday and waking up with massive amounts of energy (next month’s video).

I encourage you to commit 10 days to these 3 points that truly directed my path. 

Side note: I love Joseph Campbell’s work and his phrase “Follow Your Bliss.” When I first heard this I was like sign me up, but how do we get there, what are the first few steps?

3 Points to Direct your Path

1. Wake up one hour earlier 

2. Move in the morning aka sweat for 20 or more minutes

3. Meditate for 5 minutes or more to start and end your day (download the insight timer app) 

Many people before practicing there Big 3 always fight me on wanting to meditate before they move. 

For most people, bad idea. 

Why? 

Meditate first thing in the morning and fall asleep only to forget about directing your path. There is incredible power in meditating after movement when you are in a peak state of energy while your heart rate is elevated. I teach clients how to harness the energy at peak times in their day to create more energy. This is a true game changer technique.

 Word Of the Weekend (WOW): “To get to the place of loving what you do, first come from the place of having peace with what you have.”

When you start to practice the 3 Points to Direct your Path you will be in the right position to figure out your “WHY”.  Our “WHY” we do what we do helps define our direction and provides inspiration. 

Simon Sinek gives a brilliant TED talk (3rd most watched) about “Discovering your Why“, here is the link to listen and find your why today. 

We will explore this subject more in future Coaching Conversations.

Be sure to leave a comment on the blog below and let me know what you do to get ahead on the weekends!

Cheers with Water, 

-CAC

PS: I am excited to open up registration for my “Find Your Center @ The Mountain Top Inn” retreat in Vermont from June 8-12, 2015. Click here to learn more and apply for the limited 30 spots!  It’s TIME to live healthy both physically and mentally to step up your game of life! You in?

Eat Fat for Energy and Get Fit

Eat Fat; Get Energy

“Fat-free” was a fad. 

Now it’s a new day and the truth comes out “Eat Good Fat to Get Fit.”

Possibly the best news you have heard all day and, yes, I’m serious!

On this week’s Coaching Conversation, I break down 3 myths about fat that drive me crazy when I hear them. 

Also, I offer you 20+ examples of good fats that I want you to start eating to create the energy you want and crave.

I’m not sure if you are like me when it comes to nutrition,  but I can’t get enough of the education of food. This week, I literally geek out on the science of fat and dive deep into the subject. #haha

After watching the video, in the comments section below, please do share how you will incorporating more good fats into your diet. Inquiring minds (AKA: the FYCcommunity) want to know)!

Cheers with Water,

Coach

PS: I wanted to leave you with this. When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, its ONLY about 2 things: Commitment to living healthy = Desire and Action 

Top 3 Ways to Make this the Healthiest Year of Your Life

The New Year is upon us (a.k.a. the healthiest year of your life). 

Ditch the New Year’s resolutions and click on the video above to follow my 3 tips to have your best year yet. 

After you have watch the video, in the comments section below, share with me what your #1 health focus is for 2015.

Looking forward to continue to serve you in 2015.

Cheers with Water,
Coach Adam Cobb   

PS: To help support you this New Year, I want to invite you to join us for the #30DayEatWellChallenge starting on Jan 1 by clicking here to sign up. Let’s change your old habits into new healthy rituals, together!

Exclusive Interview with Mastin Kipp, CEO, The Daily Love on All Things Health

 

Today I am excited to share with you an exclusive interview I recently had with my good friend / client, Mastin Kipp, CEO, The Daily Love.

I was honored to attend his Writer’s Mastermind in Bali to write my first draft of my first book #8DaysAWeek.

While I was in Bali, Mastin and I spent a lot of time together focused on taking his health and wellness to the next level, specifically get him un-addicted to sugar and getting him to bring his inner athlete back to get him working toward the best shape of life.

 

Get ready to be inspired to live the healthy life you have always wanted to live.

After you’ve watched the video, leave a comment in the blog below and tell me your #1 non-negotiable health and wellness goal for 2015.

Cheers with Water,

Coach Adam Cobb

#1 Reason You Fail to Get Healthy

WHAT DISTRACTS YOU FROM GETTING HEALTHY?

In today’s Coaching Conversation, Greg from LA asks, “ I have a major lack of willpower and discipline with my health and wellness. How do I stay consistent in what I know is good for me to be doing?”

This is one of the most common questions I get asked from my clients, friends and family–and I always answer it the same way. I ask them, “In what aspects of your life do you have discipline in today?

Think about this for a second…is it your Career, Family, Marriage, Parenting, Spirit Life?

What I tell my clients is that it’s important to start to link their health and wellness goals to the discipline they have in other areas of their life.  Just by reinforcing their confidence in the areas that they conquer today–it starts them down a path to build confidence in their health life.

WORD OF THE WEEK (WOW): “Distraction is the enemy of discipline” @CoachAdamCobb @FYCmethod #WOW

Watch this week’s Coaching Conversation to learn the technique to identify your distractions–which is step 1 in not allowing them to be your excuse for not following through on getting (and staying) healthy.

Please share in this week’s blog comments,“What distracts you from following through in your health and wellness?”

Next week I will share how to give yourself direction through all the everyday distractions.

To give back to the FYC community for all the love and support you have shown me and my team this year, I am so thrilled to be hosting a FREE BONUS COACHING CALL teaching you the 5 Ways to Be the Healthiest You in 2015. Click here to REGISTER for the FREE call.

Cheers with Water,
Coach Adam Cobb

 

Eat Ice Cream and Get Fit

SECRET TO A HEALTHY LIFE

In a recent blog, I gave you permission to TREAT yourself (not cheat yourself!). Pizza, ice cream, beer, wings, pancakes – those are treats! Last week, it was more than likely pumpkin pie, stuffing, corn bread, and fried turkey (if your family goes there)! Haha!

I had also shared with you what “The Rock” (Dwayne Johnson) considers his treat meals. I got a lot of questions on that in particular. Most importantly, “Can and should I eat what “The Rock” eats?”

I’m not saying you can or should eat what and how much he eats (or even how much I eat for that matter)!

What I am saying is that if you feel that urge to have something that is less healthy than your usual meals, or you’ve been missing something you really love to eat, you should have it!  You don’t have to live in an “either / or” world. You can be healthy and treat yourself (on occasion) too. In laymen terms, it’s the difference between a fad diet and making this your actual lifestyle.

WORD OF THE WEEK (WOW): “If you can plan your Treat Meal, you can Win The Week.” @CoachAdamCobb #WTW #FYCmethod #WOW

In my Pure Program (10 Day Health Kick Start), I instituted Day 11 to be Treat Day for this very reason. It really helps you truly savor that special treat and reminds you why you are working so hard to stay fit.

Check out this week’s Coaching Conversation video to make the MOST of your Treat Meal and quickly get back on track – I’m coaching you how to treat yourself! You will also want to watch the whole video so you don’t miss my two favorite spots to have my Treat Meal.

My question to you this week is, “what is your favorite Treat Meal and your favorite Treat Meal spot? Please share with our community in the blog comments.

Cheers With Water,

Coach Adam Cobb

Thank You Bonus: 3 Great Free Resources to Get You Healthy!

PS: As a “BIG” thank you for being part of this great FYC community and striving to get healthier, my team and I want to provide you with 3 Great Free Resources to Get You Healthy!

  • 1. SAVE THE DATE: FREE TELE-SEMINAR: on December 16 at 7:00 p.m. ET to provide you with 5 easy ways to set you up for a healthy 2015. Registration coming really soon!
  • 3. If you missed your FREE copy of our HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE, download it and put it on your refrigerator to remind you of all the easy tips to consider to enjoy the holiday, and still feel great throughout it.

5 Tips for a Guilt-Free Thanksgiving

 
Happy Thanksgiving from me and the FYCteam!
 
Watch this week’s Coaching Conversation to learn how these simple 5 tips can help you enjoy your holiday meal, guilt-free.

1. Must Move
2. Hydration
3. Better Bad Choices  
4. Breathe for a stress free season
5. Give Thanks
 
Word of the Week (WOW): “Make “Better Bad Choices”. @FYCmethod @CoachAdamCobb #Thanksgiving #Guilt-Free

For a bonus, I’ve attached the free Holiday Survival Guide to help support you  (and your friends and family) with a simple framework to help keep you on your wellness path during this holiday season and into the New Year!
 
Cheers with Water,
 
Coach Adam Cobb

10 Easy Tips to Break Your Sugar Addiction Today

FIGHT YOUR SUGAR HABIT NOW

In last week’s Coaching Conversation, I shared with you some frightening facts about sugar addiction. One that is worth repeating is according to researchers at University of California San Francisco, sugar contributes to 35 million deaths globally each year. I hope that this fact alone did shock you—as this number proves that sugar is as toxic as alcohol and tobacco.

I am not naïve to tell you not to eat anything with sugar in it (especially as we talk about Treat Day next week), but I hope you took me up on my challenge last week to decrease your sugar intake to less than 9 grams per serving. Many of us eat and drink things that have well over 30 to 50 grams per servings everyday, which equals 5 to 10 teaspoons of sugar per candy bar, per soft drink, per juice, etc.

First, my goal was to educate you on what “added” sugar is actually doing to your body. This week, I want to help you kick that sugar habit by helping you reduce those cravings. I understand that even with all of these facts, we are all human—and those cookies, cakes and Frappuccino’s can be tough to ignore!

Did you know that water, toothpaste, and fat (yes, fat!) could be your greatest allies? Take just a few minutes today to watch this week’s Coaching Conversation video and learn the best ways to fight off those sugar cravings. Let’s end the sugar addiction today, together. I’m here to help! Try these tips one at a time and see the difference it makes in how you feel. Note these changes.

Word of the Week (WOW): “People’s nutritional pitfall starts and ends with sugar!” @CoachAdamCobb #FYCmethod #NoMoreSugarAddiction #WOW

What do you do to fight off those sugar cravings? Don’t forget to share your tips in the comments below.

If you need help putting these tips in to action, or think I can help you further, reach out here and we’ll set up a 15 minute consultation: http://bit.ly/TalkWithCoachAdamCobb

Cheers With Water,

Coach Adam Cobb