Live Positive Newsletter – August 2021 Edition

Competitive female golfer giving her coach a high five on the golf course.

 

Ready to take your golf game to the next level? Whether you are an amateur golfer or you’ve earned your place in the elite status on the PGA/LPGA tour, it’s time to get focused and spring into action on the golf course in preparation for fall tournaments. This is especially true for college athletes who are just starting to receive their semester practice and tournament schedules. Most competitive golfers know that sinking feeling when you realize you have spent the summer playing golf yet you have not made a lot of progress all too well, and now you are going to have to stack up against some tough competition!

If this describes you or your game is inconsistent making you feel frustrated and embarrassed on the course or maybe you have simply lost some of the joy and excitement you used to experience while playing, I have great news! You no longer have to fear playing in tournaments, feel that dread in the pit of your stomach while heading out to practice, or come home defeated and uninspired to continue. My upcoming 5-day live webinar called “Keys to a Champion Mindset” is going to show you easy steps to recapture the exhilaration of playing a consistent 18 holes while taking your skillset to the next level. Best of all, it only takes 5 days to make a lifelong impact on your competitive game! But, I have to issue a word of warning – this course fills up fast and it begins on the 21st of this month. So, don’t wait! Reserve your spot in my “Keys to a Champion Mindset” on my website today!

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In This Issue

  • Mindset
  • Article of the Month
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Recipe of the Month
  • You’re Invited!

 

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MINDSET

 

smiling woman with golf clubsThe Power of a Positive Mindset on the Golf Course

Take your game to another level by switching your mindset. Isn’t that what you hear coaches and elite athletes tell you over and over again? But, what does it mean and how do you change your mindset to influence your score?

Why Your Mindset Matters

Let’s face it, you can practice all day long 365 days out of the year and still hit some pretty bad shots and shoots undesirable scores. Golf is a game of mental toughness and rewards only those with unwavering belief, inner calm, and positive focus. For those who have lost their self-confidence or doubt their strategy, this sport can be merciless. A positive mindset and a competitive heart are a must, if you want to taste victory!

Getting a Fresh Attitude

One way to start regaining confidence on the green is to spend time revamping your style of speaking that helps to shape your overall attitude, expectations, and perception. Yep, this means eliminating those curse words and self-criticizing verbiage that can feel like an emotional boost or release to say yet it denotes negative connotations that your unconscious experiences. Who needs all that negative clutter in their thinking? Replace those words with productive and supportive rephrasing. This begins with awareness – simply pay attention to your self-talk and thoughts. Once you are aware you have the power to shift.

Shoulders Back

While you’re in the mood for change, don’t forget to start saying positive and empowering things when you look in the mirror instead of looking for ways to criticize your appearance. How you view and carry yourself in public or at home largely impacts the way you play. How you do one thing is how you do everything. Remember, this is your time to shine! Hold your head up high and push your shoulders back. You are a star both on that golf course and in life!

What’s an Example of a Productive, Empowering, and Supportive Rephrasing?

A helpful rephrasing example when getting dressed in the morning is to say “I’m going to wear my blue blouse that I love instead of this red one I have on with my new skirt today.” instead of “I hate this red top!” or “I look so fat and frumpy in this outfit.”. By not putting yourself down or going overboard with your emotional response to an article of clothing, you are building your self-esteem and learning what you like to wear that makes you feel better about yourself at the same time. You are also placing the emphasis on what you CAN change instead of what you wish you could change. That’s an important distinction to start practicing, especially on the golf course if your goal is to improve your score or enjoy your playing time more.

How Does This Help Me on the Golf Course?

When you feel supported and empowered, your mindset is prepared to tackle new challenges. This includes learning new skills or applying some slight tweaking of your almost perfected swing on the golf course. If your mind is open to opportunities, the sky is the limit for what you can accomplish!

The Rule of 3

Having trouble leaving old negative thinking habits behind? Give the rule of 3 a try! Replace each negative thought or statement with at least three positives. For instance, when you have a negative thought about your performance on the golf course or you are letting off steam about your co-worker, boss, fellow student, or professor, take some time to think of three good things to say about your golfing skills or that individual that prompted you to lose focus of your positive and empowering journey. Soon, you will be controlling the narrative and it will reinforce your belief that you can achieve any goal in life either on or off the golf course!

Delve Deeper

Once you begin to discover your true value, you will see a noticeable difference in your enjoyment of your golf game, not to mention the lift in your self-confidence. Turn the volume up on that productive message in your mind that positively impacts your game and skillset by signing up for my upcoming live webinar called “Keys to a Champion Mindset“. This is a super fun, engaging, and interactive series that only spans five days yet leaves a lasting impression that can transform how you play golf and feel about your performance. You’ll even have your own personal coach to support you in implementing the learnings immediately. Start your journey to victory today with my “Keys to a Champion Mindset” webinar!

 

Article of the Month

 

Happy triumphant golfer tossing the ballChange Your Golf Game Forever in Just 5 Days!

Are you ready to improve your consistency on the golf course, get more power, and experience joy every time you play a round? I’m Debbie O’Connell, an award-winning LPGA Teaching professional who was named among the 50 Best Women Teachers in America by Golf Digest and the LPGA. If you want to take your golf skills to a new level this year, I’ll show you the method you need to change your game forever!

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FITNESS

 

A young woman is performing a bar curl in front of a female fitness instructorM-F Workout Routine: 5 Day Body Part Split Workout

Excerpt from an article written by Josh England on muscleandstrength.com

Build muscle and lose fat with this Monday-Friday workout routine. Crush the gym throughout the work week & enjoy your weekends off with this workout split.

The M-F Workout Routine

The following workout is meant to be performed Monday through Friday.

Each day you will work a different body part. The goal of each workout is to achieve a pump. Get in, stimulate the muscle, get out, and recover.

Rest periods in between exercises should be limited to 60-90 seconds, and rest in between sets should be limited to 30-45 seconds.

Follow the program as written for 10 weeks, moving up in weight when possible.

Monday: Back Workout
1. Deadlift (4 sets, 6 reps)
2. Lat Pull (4 sets, 8-12 reps)
3. Dumbbell Row (4 sets, 8-12 reps)
4. Hammer Strength Machine (4 sets, 10 reps)
5. One Arm Cable Row (3 sets, 12 reps)
6. Straight Arm Cable Pull (2 sets, 15 reps)

Tuesday: Chest & Abs Workout
1. Incline Bench Press (4 sets, 6 reps)
2. Decline Bench Press (4 sets,  8-12 reps)
3. Machine Bench Press (3 sets, 6-12 reps)
4. Machine Fly (3 sets, 12-15 reps)
5. Push Ups (3 sets, reps till failure)
6. Machine Crunch (3 sets, 15 reps)
7. Hanging Leg Raise (3 sets, 12-15 reps)

Wednesday: Legs Workout
1. Barbell Back Squat (5 sets, 6 reps)
2. Romanian Deadlift (4 sets, 8-12 reps)
3. Leg Press (3 sets, 10-15 reps)
4. Leg Curl (3 sets, 12-15 reps)
5. Walking Lunge (3 sets, 15 Each)
6. Smith Machine Calf Raise (4 sets, 20 reps)

Thursday: Shoulders & Abs Workout
1. Military Press (4 sets, 6 reps
2. Lateral Raise (4 sets, 8-12 reps)
3. Reverse Machine Fly (4 sets, 8-12 reps)
4. Machine Shoulder Press (3 sets, 6-10 reps)
5. Barbell Shrugs (4 sets, 15 reps)
6. Decline Sit Up (3 sets, 15 reps)
7. Barbell Roll Out (3 sets, 12 reps)

Friday: Arms Workout
1. EZ Bar Curl (4 sets, 8-12 reps)
2. EZ Bar Skullcrusher (4 sets, 8-12 reps)
3. Spider Curl (4 sets, 8-12 reps)
4. Tricep Dip (4 sets, 8-12 reps)
5. Cable Hammer Curl (4 sets, 8-12 reps)
6. Cable Overhead Tricep Extension (4 sets, 8-12 reps)

Feel free to substitute any of the exercises listed for a preferred exercise. So long as the lifts target the same muscle group and in a similar fashion, there are no problems with substituting for a different variation.

Cardio can be added to this program either immediately after the weight training session, at a different time of day, on rest days, or a combination of the three. The type of cardio, duration, and intensity will depend on your ability to recover and preferences.

 

Nutrition

 

Healthy Homemade Oatmeal with Berries for Breakfast5 Day, 1,500 Calorie Meal Plan

Posted on Eating Well by Victoria Seaver, M.S., RD

Eating 1,500 calories a day is easy and delicious when you follow this diet meal plan to lose weight.

Love food, but want to lose weight? Good news! With this 5-day meal plan to lose weight, you can enjoy delicious low-calorie foods that also leave you feeling satisfied for fewer calories. Recipes like the Spaghetti Squash & Chicken with Avocado Pesto, Veggie & Hummus Sandwich and the Chipotle-Lime Cauliflower Tacos include lots of veggies, which are low-in-calories so you can have larger servings to fill up without going over your daily calorie limit.

Couple this healthy meal plan with daily exercise and you’re on track to lose a healthy 1 to 2 pounds this week. When you’re ready for more, check out our other healthy weight-loss meal plans, like this Simple 30-Day

Day 1

Breakfast (408 calories)

1 serving Scrambled Eggs with Vegetables
1 slice whole-wheat bread, toasted

A.M. Snack (95 calories)

1 medium apple

Lunch (387 calories)

1 serving Veggie & Hummus Sandwich
1 medium orange

P.M. Snack (181 calories)

10 walnut halves
1 Tbsp. dark chocolate chips

Dinner (429 calories)

1 serving Charred Shrimp & Pesto Buddha Bowls

Daily 1 Total: 1,500 calories, 70 g protein, 139 g carbohydrates, 33 g fiber, 52 g fat, 1,622 mg sodium

Day 2

Breakfast (321 calories)

Oatmeal with Fruit & Nuts

1 serving Old-Fashioned Oatmeal
3/4 cup sliced strawberries
2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
2 tsp. brown sugar
Top oatmeal with strawberries, walnuts, brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon.

A.M. Snack (70 calories)

2 clementines

Lunch (419 calories)

Green Salad with Chickpeas

2 cups mixed greens
1/2 cup cucumber slices
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed
2 Tbsp. feta cheese
10 kalamata olives, chopped
Combine ingredients and dress salad with 1 Tbsp. each olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

P.M. Snack (147 calories)

8 walnut halves
5 dried apricots

Dinner (529 calories)

1 serving Chipotle-Lime Cauliflower Tacos
1 serving tortilla chips
1/4 cup guacamole

Daily Total: 1,485 calories, 39 g protein, 179 g carbohydrates, 36 g fiber, 74 g fat, 1,870 mg sodium

Day 3

Breakfast (331 calories)

1 serving Everything Bagel Avocado Toast
1 serving Matcha Green Tea Latte
1 clementine

A.M. Snack (154 calories)

2 medium carrots
1/4 cup hummus

Lunch (340 calories)

1 serving Fig & Goat Cheese Salad

P.M. Snack (95 calories)

Cinnamon Apples
1 medium apple, sliced
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
Top sliced apples with cinnamon.

Dinner (497 calories)

1 serving Spaghetti Squash & Chicken with Avocado Pesto

Evening Snack (99 calories)

1 Tbsp. dark chocolate chips
5 strawberries

Daily Total: 1,516 calories, 63 g protein, 161 g carbohydrates, 36 g fiber, 77 g fat, 1,538 mg sodium

Day 4

Breakfast (321 calories)

Oatmeal with Fruit & Nuts

1 serving Old-Fashioned Oatmeal
3/4 cup sliced strawberries
2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
2 tsp. brown sugar
Top oatmeal with strawberries, walnuts, brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon.

A.M. Snack (181 calories)

10 walnut halves
1 Tbsp. dark chocolate chips

Lunch (354 calories)

1 serving Apple & Cheddar Pita Pocket

P.M. Snack (179 calories)

3 medium carrots
1/4 cup hummus

Dinner (454 calories)

1 serving Citrus Poached Salmon with Asparagus
1 cup cooked brown rice

Daily Total: 1,489 calories, 62 g protein, 190 g carbohydrates, 30 g fiber, 58 g fat, 1,487 mg sodium

Day 5

Breakfast (369 calories)

1 serving Salsa Scrambled Eggs
1 small banana

A.M. Snack (148 calories)

2 clementines
6 walnut halves

Lunch (373 calories)

1 serving Mediterranean Tuna Spinach Salad

P.M. Snack (101 calories)

1 medium pear

Dinner (517 calories)

1 serving Hasselback Caprese Chicken
2-inch-thick slices baguette, toasted and drizzled with 1 tsp. olive oil each

Daily Total: 1,508 calories, 89 g protein, 155 g carbohydrates, 26 g fiber, 67 g fat, 1,889 mg sodium

 

Recipe of the Month

 

Tacos with chicken on wooden tableSlow Cooker/Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Posted on Fit SlowCooker Queen by Shannon Epstein

 

There are only 5 ingredients in this simple chicken tacos recipe. Make these tacos in your slow cooker or Instant Pot.

Prep Time = 10 minutes
Cook Time = 4 hours
Total Time = 4 hours 10 minutes
Yield = 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 ounces diced green chiles
  • 2 cups salsa or diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth (for pressure cooker)

Directions

Slow Cooker

  1. Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  2. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.
  3. Remove chicken from the slow cooker & shred. Stir the chicken back into the slow cooker.

Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

  1. Add all the ingredients to the pressure cooker. Stir to mix well.
  2. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook 8 minutes for fresh chicken or 12 minutes if using frozen. When done, quick-release pressure.
  3. Remove chicken from the pressure cooker & shred. Stir the chicken back into the pressure cooker.
NOTES
Nutritional info does not include garnishes
NUTRITIONAL FACTS
Calories Per Serving: 309; Total Fat 6.7g; Saturated Fat 1.3g
Cholesterol 165.5mg; Sodium 716.2mg; Total Carbohydrate 6.8g; Dietary Fiber 2.3g; Sugars 3.6g; Protein 51.9g; Vitamin A 29.2µg; Vitamin C 12.5mg

 

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Practice the “Rule of 3” daily and experience the difference a positive thought process can make in your life.

 

 

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