Erin Lanahan Method

Signature method to get fit from the inside out!

Heads Up :) August 23, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Erin Lanahan @ 11:32 pm

Well I am in the process of doing some research for future articles and fresh information to bring to you. I’ll be back onthe blog next week! Have a great week everyone!!! Here’s To Your Health!! xoxo

 

Holistic Thursday- “Holistic Hotties” August 20, 2009

Yes, that’s right…you can be holistic AND hot!!! In fact, Devon Crabtree and myself live very holistic lives. We approach our work in this way as well. I have always focused on manifesting hotness from both, the outside-in,  AND the inside-out! What it comes down to is… HEALTH. Yeah, don’t seem so bored, lol. Believe it or not, if you do what is healthy, and live by certain standards, the hotness will just follow.

However, I know we all wanna be healthy and hot , so obviously we work towards having both of them simultaneously. There are four main key points that nutrition and exercise should address.

1) Prevention

2) Stress Relief

3) Energy

4) Fat loss and/or building lean muscle

Devon and I are currently planning our first talk, as a team, and we are planning to be giving this talk in late October in West Hollywood. We will be speaking about these four topics, listed above. We will also be addressing the “how to” on finding your hotness holistically, and the importance of looking and feeling good if you want to be successful in your business. We are both very excited about this and each of us have lots of amazing information to bring to you. For those of you in L.A., we look forward to having you in the audience and will be sending out all the info soon. We will most likely be posting our lecture on-line afterwards for those of you who cannot make it, whether it be you live elsewhere or have other engagements.

Please leave your email and phone number for me at ErinLanahanMethod@gmail.comif you are interested in attending, and we will send you all the info in a couple of weeks:). You can also leave your questions and comments here for me on the blog. Here’s To Your Health!!!

 

Workout Wednesday- “Help Me Help YOU!” August 19, 2009

Back in my fitness competition days. But It wasn't always this way. I've seen and done it all!

Back in my fitness competition days. But It wasn't always this way. I've seen and done it all!

 

Ok my readers, help me help you please! I started this blog so I can be of service to as many people as possible. My goal is to have as much audience participation as possible, so I can answer any questions you have or assist you with any problems or challenges you are having on the journey to getting more fit. I believe in the power of helping others and sharing experiences with others. These are great tools for personal growth and raising awareness, as well as the fitness consciousness. I do not claim to be an expert on anything. I am simplysomeone who has been on this journey for a very long time and who has tried pretty much everything. I have been through my ups and downs, my bigs and smalls, and many trials and errors. Experience, in my opinion, is the best teacher, regardless of what the books say.

If you would like some support, or just someone to bounce ideas off of, I am here for you. What is it that you would like to ask or know? I will offer you my suggestions if you are someone who wants them. Please let me know what you want for yourself and I will do my best to help you. Here’s To Your Health!!!

 

Nutrition Tuesday- “What’s on the Menu??” August 18, 2009

 

Let’s get creative!!! Let Devon and Myself help you find yummy, healthy versions for your favorite cheats!!!

Ok so sitting here, thinking about what to write to you all, I had an idea. I think it would be fun for you guys to submit to me, here on the comment section of course, what your favorite foods and recipes are. They can be as unhealthy and fattening as you want. This is because I will take your recipes, and favorite foods, and between myself, and my friend and graduate of New York’s Institute of Integrative Nutrition,  Devon Crabtree, we will blog back to you soon after, with healthier versions of your favorites!!! What do you think?

I am very excited about this people, so I expect you to participate please! Send me your favorite snacks, meals, recipes, drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), etc!! Devon and I will come up with awesome, yummy, healthy alternatives to satisfy the same cravings. Yay! Let me know if you have any questions!!! Here’s To your Health!!!

 

Holistic Thursday- “It’s Ok to Not Be OK” August 13, 2009

Hey everyone. I’ve been having a rough couple of weeks to be honest. I have been very tired, and struggling to beat this flu/cold thing that has just been lingering. It has had me really pissy and frustrated at times, but then I have had to remember, I don’t get anywhere with that attitude, and in fact that is what got me here to begin with. The last couple weeks have been a learning experience in letting go of always having to be in control. I have had this fear that if I am not go, go, going, that my life, and business, and income stream will fall to pieces. I have also found myself isolating, too afraid to let anyone know when I am not ok. Heaven forbid the “fitness queen” be out of commission you know. How can I get sick…that is just not allowed. At least that’s what my head has been repeating over and over. I am learning that what goes on in my head is more than often a big LOAD OF CRAP, and I do not need to listen to it anymore:)

Today I decided to put myself out there and to really speak the truth about where I am. Honesty, when shared, can be that magical thing that helps someone else, because it allows a real opportunity for someone else to be let in and possibly relate.

I am feeling much better today than I have in about a week and a half, but still feeling challenged to accomplish the simplest things. However, I do know, It’s ok to not be ok, and that is enough to relieve so much of the stress, fear, and pain that I associate with my being imperfect.

I am learning to have patience with myself during these times, and to move more slowly when I need to. I have experienced how much quicker I heal, when I finally honor where I am physically, mentally, and/or emotionally. When I force myself through tough times, I just get weaker. When I rest accordingly, I get stronger. It feels really good to say I am NOT OK! I plan to be honest from this day forward about when I am not. In the past, I have been really good at acting like it’s all good, and putting on a big smile to hide the pain or exhaustion or doubt and fear. I have learned the hard way that this doesn’t work, and I am grateful to know the truth now.

I hope you are honest with others and yourself about your state of mind, spirit, physicality, etc. Do you reach out for help and/or support when you need it? What are some of your biggest fears? Do you find it hard to let go and let God at times? I’d love to hear what you have to say! Please leave all questions, comments, and curiosities for me here on the blog. Here’s To Your Health!!!

 

Workout Wednesday- “Go Ahead…Cheat on Your Workout!” August 12, 2009

 

LOL, so I’m having a bit of fun with the title…so what! Ha! What I am getting at here is that, after doing the same workouts over and over, we need to step outside the box. For example, step into a boxing session, or a kick-boxing class. Maybe it’s yoga that is new for you, and others of us could benefit from something like swimming, meditation, or martial arts.

I felt drawn to this topic because I am getting a bit antsy in my own program lately. It’s definitely time to spice things up, ya know, have a little affair with something new:) This is about the ONLY time I would support or encourage having an affair people. But if you feel like cheating on your workout…GO FOR IT!!! The more different, the better.  If you’ve got a blonde, go for a red head or brunette!!! I’ve recently added yoga back into my regimen, but I’m looking for something else. Possibly a Muay Thai class or a weekly boxing lesson??? All I know is I’m ready to get dirty!!!

It’s SOOOOOOO  important to keep things fun and exciting, so instead of just getting complacent and excepting what is…DON’T! It is totally valid and OK if you are bored, but why shouldn’t you do something about it? I certainly am. I will most likely keep my 2 days of full body circuit training, my UCLA lunges and stadium sprints, but now I’ll have my yoga class and one more yummy new thing. I’ll keep you posted on what I decide to do. Hmmmmmm maybe a dance class??? SO MANY CHOICES:) BUT I will have just as much fun choosing as I plan to have doing!!!

So, what’s it gonna be for you??? I’d love to share in this process with you! Let’s talk choices:) Give me a shout out here on the blog. Here’s To Your Health!!!!

 

Nutrition Tuesday- “What’s in Your Kitchen?” August 11, 2009

Hey everyone, sorry I was M.I.A. for last Wednesdays and Thursdays blogs.  I took some time off to be with my cousin who was in town from Australia! Sure did miss you all though:) So let’s get down to health and fitness already!

 

As for this week…the topic is “WHAT’S IN YOUR KITCHEN????” I ask you this because I have a very simple yet powerful point to make. If  it’s not there, you are less likely to eat it!! If you don’t stuff your cabinets with it, you won’t stuff your mouth with it!!! One thing I have learned over the years of grocery shopping for myself, is that when I buy things that are not on my list of things that are good for me, I will eat them anyway, IF THEY ARE THERE. Also, I know I have a sugar weakness, so I purposely keep cakes, cookies, and chocolates out of my house. Why would I want them around when they are not going to support my goals of living a healthy life? They are not part of a well-balanced, nutritious diet. So why keep them in the house??? Now, of  course there are special occasions where I do not worry about it, but day to day, I do not create temptation for myself where I can avoid it.

Fortunately , I have overcome most of my food addictions and bad habits, so I can actually have a chocolate bar in the fridge, and take a week to eat it in small doses. Even so, I still usually only buy the low glycemic chocolate bars from Trader Joe’s, and eat a small piece here and there when I get a sweet tooth. This, I might share, is major progress for me, when I come from being a girl who would easily eat that entire candy bar in about a half a second if it were in my fridge. However, until I had overcome that urge, I did not stock my kitchen or house for that matter, with ANYTHING I may binge on.

What I hope you are getting from this, is that it’s important to know what goals and intentions you have for yourself. Then, you must also be honest and realistic with yourself about what’s in alignment with your goals and intentions, so you can make sure you act in ways that are supportive to your plan. Otherwise, you just set yourself up for failure. It’s one step at a time. If you can control your portion sizes, you can have a treat or two laying around, but remember, if you want a healthy body, there are just certain things you will stay away from no matter what, BECAUSE YOU WANT TO.

I hope you will share with me if you are still struggling with food in any way at all. I am hear to listen and to make suggestions, and to help you in any way I can. Please leave all your questions/comments here for me on the blog 🙂 Here’s To Your Health!!!!!!

 

 
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