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80/20 Approach

You do not need to eat healthy 100% of the time. Instead, try to live by an 80/20 approach. 80% of the time it’s healthy and then 20% for foods that you just can’t live without (mine happen to be Doritos and French Fries!).

A Simple Plan:
This might be a big (huge) change for you so start small. If your current eating cycle is more like a 50/50, then take it week by week and improve a little at a time.

Week 1: 50/50%

  • use a journal to keep track of what you eat so you can understand the areas you need to improve

Week 2: 60/40%

  • Remove one of the unhealthy options from week 1 OR replace it with a healthier option.
    • options might include: replace one soda with a glass of water – eat 2 cookies instead of 5 – replace your evening snack with a cup of decaf tea – replace an unhealthy side with veggies on your dinner plate

Week 3: 70/30%

  • You’re getting closer to the goal. What else do you need to remove or replace? Pick another item.
    • options (including week 2): begin the day with a healthier breakfast that includes more protein and less sugar – use smaller plates for meals to reduce your portion size – replace one day that you eat out with a home lunch or dinner

Week 4: 80/20%

  • Congratulations! You did it ….. or you’re getting better! Continue on this path until you reach the 80/20 lifestyle! (you can do it!)

Remember, you won’t always be perfect. There is no perfection to eating healthy all the time (at least not for most of us!). Try your best!  Eat foods that make you feel good, energized and it will become a habit and you will like the improvements you feel … and see. Some days will be a 50/50 but just recharge and get back on track.

There are several apps and web sites that allow you to track your food and provide nutritional information. If you have any questions about those apps/sites, just email me or message me on Instagram

live healthy & be YOUR best,
Missy


About Missy: Living healthy comes naturally to me. I live it & love it so I enjoy educating, motivating and helping others to do the same. I was born with a heart condition and had open heart surgery at the age of 8. I grew up being active and playing sports and am thankful to have my health. I’ve been in the fitness industry industry over 18 years and am ready to help you with your fitness and wellness goals.


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3-Week Jumpstart

Our 3-Week Jumpstart will focus on fitness, nutrition and mindset!

Life can get busy and sometimes we need help to refocus, get back on track or finally start something that we’ve needed/wanted to do for months. This virtual Jumpstart will get you going ….

If any of these examples resonate with you, please join our group.

  • You want to improve your energy and feel better
  • You have felt stuck with your health goals and need guidance
  • It has been a while since you’ve exercised or focused on your nutrition
  • You haven’t felt like yourself and need to make a positive change
  • You want to celebrate small wins, support each other and receive accountability in a private group with like-minded friends

Jumpstart includes:

  • Private FB group and weekly emails
  • Beginner 10-minute workouts (can be modified for advanced)
  • Weekly Educational Videos that discuss: 1. simple ways to lose weight without dieting or depriving yourself and how to maintain. 2. type of exercises that burn the most calories and what you should be doing. 3. how to create a successful weekly plan that isn’t overwhelming. 4. Any topics the group would like to discuss!
  • Recipe share and sample meal plans
  • Encouragement, motivation and positive focus for 3-weeks

I look forward to working with you!! ~ Missy

The entire 3-week Jumpstart program only cost $30. Your $30 payment can be made with PayPal (click here) or Venmo (click here). Once I receive your payment, you will receive a welcome email with next step details and access to our private group. 


By joining this program and making payment, you agree that you have read this waiver: Because physical exercise can be subject to risk of injury, Missy Kent urges you to obtain a physical examination from a doctor before beginning any exercise or training program. Missy Kent is not a Registered Dietician and only provides personal experience and educational guidance regarding nutrition. You agree that by participating in this program, you do so entirely at your own risk.  

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Love your IMPERFECT body

I’ve learned this concept during my lifetime …  to love your imperfect body.

As a female, living with a massive scar down my chest, I’ve learned to appreciate my body and not focus on my imperfect body.

Imagine being a teenage girl and living with a huge, red scar down your chest. That was me! Yes, it would sometimes dictate what I wore and how I felt but I learned to appreciate it … and the meaning behind my perfect, imperfect body.

I was born with VSD, Ventricular Septal Defect. What that means, I was born with a hole in my heart which causes the heart to pump harder to deliver enough oxygen to the body. Sometimes the hole closes on it’s own but mine did not. My doctors decided I needed to undergo Open Heart Surgery when I was 8 years oldMissy Kent Chest Scar.

My scar looks a thousand times better now than it did when I was younger. It was red and large when I was a teenager. I guess it was during that time when I realized my life and good health were more important than an ugly scar. Although … I didn’t see it as ugly, maybe other people did. I saw it as a new life, a healthy life, an opportunity to live a better life … it represented endless possibilities. It’s also why I value my good health and move my body, fuel my body and work to inspire others to do the same. It’s an amazing gift that you don’t completely realize until you don’t have it — good health is better than wealth!

Now as an adult … as a mom … as a 40+ year old women … I have many more imperfect areas on my body.

::: I have stretch marks and a dark vein on the back of my leg which might look bad to some people. To me, they represent a healthy baby boy who added 40 lbs to my body. Thank god for those stretch marks and dark vein.

::: I have a new scar on the front of my body, which changed the look of my abs. Thank god for that scar because we had an emergency C-section for my daughters safe delivery. She was breech and the umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck which we did not know!

I could go on and on. We all have parts about our body that bother us, that might look different, that might affect our confidence. My goal is to challenge you to see yourself and your body with more confidence, more appreciation and with more love. Treat your body like the amazing gift it is. If you need help or motivation, please contact me.

– Exercise so (your body) has more balance, more strength, more health to live your best.
– Eat well so (your body) can look it’s best, feel it’s best, have more energy and fight disease.

There is no perfect body, no perfect health, no perfect life … just perfect imperfection that makes you YOU. Respect and love yourself, your body and your life! “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~Jim Rohn

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Fitness Walking Workout

Fitness walking is a great workout. If you want to burn more calories, improve strength and add some variety then give these a try during your next walk!

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* Warm-up 5 mins
* Walk 2 minutes and then complete one strength move (see below). Walk another 2 minutes, complete strength move, etc.
* Continue this cycle until you’ve completed all strength exercises.

  • walking lunges (20 total)
  • Squat (15-20)
  • Leap jumps (12-15)
  • Plank (hold 30 seconds)
  • Inch worm (10-12 times)

Repeat 2-3 cycles so your walk is between 30-45 minutes