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Today we're talking about why you should not weigh yourself. One time one of our topics was You Should Burn your Scale. Why? Because the thing is, we get obsessed with things like scales. And it's not a proper way to measure success. It's not an accurate way to measure success.

We were thinking about the scale and how we let the scale control how we feel about ourselves. And we are always taught to do it too. And we're always taught to let go of those people in our lives that don't make us feel good about ourselves. But then we have this scale in our life that puts us down every single day, but yet we keep going back to it. So it's like being involved in a friendship where you are not treated fairly or you are treated poorly and you keep going back to it over and over and over. We can't really remember a time that we've ever stepped on a scale and been happy. It's like an abusive relationship.

See, the thing is that the thing when it comes to the scale is that we have such a short success, like there's so little joy in your life from the scale. So here's what happens, is we wake up and we have a goal that we want to reach and we don't really know if that goal is proper, if that suits our lifestyle, that goal is usually someone else’s, like some celebrities. So we feel like we should even know that their body is built entirely differently. And then so when we step on the scale we have, let's say we lose 3 pounds and maybe that's in our mind and we say, ‘I want to lose at least 3 pounds when I step on that scale’. 

So let's say we step on that scale and we lose 3 pounds. We are excited. And then instantly it's gone, and then tomorrow or next week I want to lose another 3 pounds. So that joy or excitement lasts for such a short amount of time. It's like there's got to be other ways that can wake us up or motivate us or cause excitement or cause joy in our life. And when you step on a scale, it’s so minimal. So our expectations from a scale are entirely unrealistic in so many different ways. It's not a pleasurable way to see and track results.

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Today we are talking about seasonal allergies. I got to tell you, they are here to stay. It's like when they get here, they don't go anywhere. So I'm going to talk about some of the things that you can do to avoid seasonal allergies, prevent seasonal allergies. 

When you talk about allergies, most people that we deal with naturally think of food allergies. So I used to think that all the time. I was like, ‘Why do people always say seasonal allergy, isn't just allergies?’ Because I don't really have food allergies, but I know a lot of people do. So then you think about what different kinds of allergies they are. Like seasonal allergies.

So when it comes to allergies, I think it's worth noting that there are things that you can do to avoid medication. Basically, you guys know that we're a holistic people business, and I think it's easy for people just to go to grab Claritin or an antihistamine. Obviously I don't really know a ton about that stuff because we try not to use them in most cases. When you do use that kind of stuff, there are side effects and often there's long term risk. So that's something that we try to avoid. 

So these tips here, are going to give you some ideas on some of the things that you can do to deal with seasonal allergies, without having to shorten your time outside. 

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Today we are going to talk about how our brains are conditioned. I think sometimes we don't realize that we are conditioned one way or the other, so that's going to be a good topic. So when it comes to conditioning your mind, I think a lot of times we don't realize that your brain is actually conditioned for different things, and so the easiest one is conditioned for success or failure. 

Many times our brains are conditioned for happiness or sadness. You walk around upset, angry, depressed. That's a mindset. And I think it's a really difficult subject for people to understand and wrap their head around and maybe even cause some anger, like, ‘it's not my fault. I'm angry.’ All right, but that's a mindset. The mindset is where you are in how you're situated. 

Because we all know what it's like. We understand, like it's what we focus on in most cases. So when we focus on things that aren't so happy, it makes our difference, our energy down, it makes our mood down. So if we focus on things that change our mood, it changes our state of mind.

Tony Robbins talks about your state, your mental state, your overall state of being. And then he uses triggers to help change the state that you're in. And it's quite impressive. He was one of the first self-help guys I started learning from. 

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Getting a restful night sleep (or lack there of) is a huge issue with many of us today. So much so, that many people don’t actually know what it feels like to feel refreshed and alive when waking up in the morning.

I’m not sure too many people put the connection together that toxins that cause stress on our bodies is preventing us from getting a restful night sleep.

The first thing we want to do is stop putting so many toxins in our body. We need to start paying attention every ingredient we’re consuming and be careful whatever it is, isn’t filling our body with toxins and putting stress on our body.

The next thing we want to do is pay attention to our environment late in the evening. If we’re watching action movies, loud music or other things that stimulate our brain (like working) we’ll have a difficult time putting ourselves in a restful state shortly after to sleep better.

And finally, speaking of stimulants, we need to pay attention to stimulants we are consuming late in the evening. Stimulants regarding highly processed sugary processed food, alcohol, tobacco and more only put more stress on our body. As much as we feel these stimulants are relaxing they really aren’t. These stimulants are waking us up internally and preventing us from putting our body in a relaxed state.

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Today we're talking about meal planning. When you create meal plans, you reduce a whole lot of stress in your life and it's like anything that you find in your life. So usually we have schedules. I put up a post on the True Form page and I asked if you're a paper planner or an electronic planner. And most people said that paper is way easier. So I'm always trying to get ahead of the times and trying to go electronic. It's so challenging. I do like the reminders, but I think there's a lot to actually writing. And I think just for me personally, just organizes better in my brain when it's on paper and you can physically write something. We plan our work schedules, we plan the projects that we need to get done at home, and then we plan our weekends for sports, we plan our own type of getaways.

And so I think when it comes to planning in general, if we can understand how much stress reduction there will be in our lives around actually sitting down to plan, it'll make your whole life that much easier. It's such a crucial step to your success in living a healthy lifestyle. And it will just give you so much more benefits because like I said, the stress that is lifted off of you is amazing. So I think where the difficulty comes from, is actually setting that time aside to do it. So it's like we always tell our members, it's like setting an appointment with yourself, to sit down and meal plan. But having a meal plan just on itself, whether you created it or somebody else has created it for you, it just reduces that stress. Once you have the plan, you just put the plan into action.

It’s just making that time for yourself and understanding that that is your time. It's your time to prepare and set up your whole week for success. So when we talk to clients and we say, why didn't you? Why didn’t this week go so well? And then they say, Well, I didn't plan. And 98% of the time when it comes to nutrition, that's exactly what it comes down to, is that you didn't plan ahead and you really need to sit down and set that schedule up for yourself. And then you have your whole week set up for success and you don’t have to worry about things like ‘I think the kids are stressful’ when kids are like ‘mom or dad, what's for dinner?’ And like, ‘I don't know.’

And you know, you have like this window of time before hunger turns into meltdown. And then you can't go back. There's no turning back. It's happening right now. Right? So we want to avoid that stress for you because it's so stressful. You've had a full day of work. Usually you come home and people are counting on you for a meal to feed them and that’s stressful. And then you're like, I don't know what's for dinner. I didn't go to the grocery store. I don't know what the grocery list is and everyone is just rushing around like you're always behind. So we want to release that stress. It's nice to not ask or be asked what's for dinner because you have a plan. So if you're making a meal plan yourself, there's a few steps that will make it a lot easier for you because there's a lot of tasks that can be a little daunting. So here are some of the tips that will help you create your own meal plans!

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