Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mario Godiva's 30 Day BETTER YOU™ Online Challenge Starts Monday October 27th

Mario Godiva's 10 Day BETTER YOU™ Online Challenge



Creating healthy habits is hard. You KNOW what you are SUPPOSED to do but sometimes need the support, encouragement, and guidance to actually follow through. Let Mario Godiva personally help you achieve YOUR goals, get YOUR body back, and coach YOU to a BETTER and HAPPIER version of yourself! The most common excuse for unhealthy habits is TIME. Give us a solid 10 day commitment and we will help give you the jump start, knowledge, and support needed to create long lasting healthy habits.



FITNESS + NUTRITION + SUPPORT = SUCCESS FOR LIFE!!!

You WILL be held accountable daily and have the personal support and guidance of Mario Godiva. For enrolling in Mario Godiva's 10 Day BETTER YOU™ Online Challenge, you get:

* A personalized PLAN OF ATTACK for successfully reaching your goals

* A free nutritional E-Book

* Hard Core Accountability

* Private, exclusive Facebook Support Group

* Daily motivational, nutrition, and fitness tips from Mario Godiva

* Free workout Top 40 dance remixes to help fuel your workouts

* Free Brainwave Entrainment Meditation tracks to instantly put you in a meditative state

* A personal coach to work with every step of the way



Join Our Online Facebook Group for Support!
Once you are enrolled, you will be invited to join our Private Facebook Group for our clients only where we’ll all be working together to achieve our goals! Support tends to be the missing link for many people, so we have gone out of our way to make sure that YOU receive what is needed to succeed. You will find some great buddies to hang out with who are on the a similar path. We are in this together! :-)

We are Here EVERY Step of the Way!
The one thing that makes us very unique is that we’re not going to disappear. Mario Godiva has had the pleasure of helping over hundreds of people lose over thousands of pounds and drastically lowered tons of body-weight fat percentages.You will never be without support with tools like social media, email, and phone.



Our goal is to not only help you change your body, but to help you change your way of thinking about your body. We want your success to stick for life!  By creating healthy habits, you will build a foundation that will not only help you fit into those jeans WITHOUT lying down but will also improve your cardiovascular health and improve your overall well being and how you feel about yourself.

Please EMAIL for questions and to enroll! >> mariogodiva@gmail.com

Wishing you happiness, joy, and laughter! :-)

Mario Godiva

10 Foods You THINK Are Healthy But AREN'T


10 FOODS YOU THINK ARE HEALTHY BUT AREN'T

There's a little secret in the food industry. Many "healthy" and "all natural" foods are really no better than their horrible alternatives. Some have little nutritional value, contain harmful chemicals/carcinogens, and some even pose as “healthy” when they’re actually really bad for you.

Whenever you are grocery shopping ALWAYS read your labels and ingredients. Breads labeled as “whole wheat” or “whole grain,” for example, can pack as much as 70-percent refined flour. Because it includes SOME whole grains, it can advertise itself as the real deal.

In its pure and unprocessed form, fat doesn’t make you fat and cholesterol doesn’t clog your arteries.

In this blog I list 10 of the WORST "health" foods to stay clear of so that you can stay healthy, happy, and at your best.


1. DAIRY
Dairy is an animal protein and has an acidic affect on your body. When your body is acidic your internal organs don't work together as efficiently and you are more prone to illness, disease, and bacteria thriving in your body. To balance out the pH, your body turns to its own alkaline mineral reserves and leeches calcium from your bones. Dairy actually takes calcium from your body rather than introduces it. There's also the fact that pasteurized dairy is full of antibiotics, comes from a cow that is usually less than healthy, and is full of pus cells. Yep, pus (ewww). According to research by the USDA, the average content of pus in milk is 316 million pus cells!

What should we have instead?

Try cheese made from nuts (like cashew or Brazil nut cheese) and milk made from either almonds, coconut, oats, hemp, or rice.


2. VEGETABLE OILS
Vegetable oils like canola, corn, grape seed, etc. come from chemicals. Producers blast the seeds at high heat and dump solvents to extract the oil. In later stages, they inject other chemicals to improve color and odor. This elaborate process transforms the vegetable oil into an unstable fat called polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA).

Your body doesn’t digest PUFAs well because your cells consist mostly of saturated and monounsaturated fats. Also, vegetable oils also have a high ratio of Omega-6 PUFA to Omega-3, which create inflammation within the body and can increase risk of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.

What should we have instead?

Try Coconut, avocado, or grape seed oil.


3. "Fat-Free"/Reduced Fat Sweets or anything

Fat-free/Reduced Fat cookies, cakes, or anything are really deceiving. This spawns from the “fat will make you fat” myth. Fat doesn’t make you fat, a bad diet and a lack of exercise will make you fat. Fats support everything from brain and metabolic function to quicker fat loss. If you avoid fats, you’ll struggle to get the right ratio of macronutrients (carbs vs. proteins vs. fats) because more calories will have to come from carbs; that will skew your macronutrient ratio and cause more fat gain.

People think that “fat-free” means “calorie-free,” so they tend to eat more than usual. The sugar or artificial sweeteners replace the fat in these products so you’re still getting a high number of calories and all sorts of added chemicals. When you see "fat-free" or "reduced-fat" think CHEMICALS and or SUGAR.

What should we have instead?

Try anything that doesn't say "fat-free" or "reduced fat". :-)



4. PROTEIN BARS
Many protein bars are candy bars in disguise. They’re filled with sugar and high-fructose corn syrup and include trans fats and artificial sweeteners. While the protein content is commendable, there’s just too much junk in them to justify it.

What should we have instead?

Kale, lean meats, eggs, or any other whole food high in protein.


5. Wheat Bread
Not all wheat breads contain pure, whole grains. Even those with labels of “multi-grain” or “seven-grain” may still use refined flour; “whole wheat” or “100% natural” breads may have few real, whole grains.

What's worse is that many contain partially hydrogenated oils, artificial sweeteners, high-fructose corn syrup, preservatives to improve shelf life, and even food coloring.

What should we have instead?

Don’t rely on the just the front labels. Search the nutrition facts and make sure the first ingredient is either “whole grains” or “whole wheat.”


6. EGG WHITES - Egg yolks are healthy

Forget the cholesterol. First, as part of a healthy, balanced diet, eggs won’t hurt. Second, your liver produces more cholesterol per day (about 1 – 2 grams) than you ingest. Third, dietary cholesterol doesn’t strongly correlate with blood cholesterol: in a study of 136,905 patients hospitalized for heart attack between 2000 and 2006, almost three-quarters didn’t have cholesterol levels that indicated cardiac risk. Finally, cholesterol produces muscle-building testosterone.

Also, the egg yolk boasts fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K), choline (an essential nutrient with a wide range of health benefits), and half of the egg’s total protein.

What should we have instead?

Eat the yolk. Avoid the yolk and you’ll be shortchanging yourself on vitamins, nutrients, and protein.


7. Fruit Juices
I have one word for you: sugar. That's all fruit juice is to your body. While fruit juices have some vitamins, it has too many calories and sugar. One 8 ounce of grape juice, for example, has about 170 calories, 42 grams of carbs, and 40 grams of sugar. (That’s more calories and sugar than a 12-ounce can of Coke.) You can’t build lean muscle with that many empty calories and sugars. Because the fruit has been stripped of its fiber, it's converted straight into sugar as soon as it hits your mouth, and sends your blood sugar levels all crazy.

Even the “all-natural” fruit juices may contain high-fructose corn syrup and additives.

What should we drink instead?

Vegetable juice! You can juice an apple with veggies to make the juice sweeter. Or, if you want more fruit, try a smoothie. With all of the fiber still intact, smoothies are better than fruit juices.



8. Agave Syrup
This is one I myself fell for. So many vegans and raw foodists rave about agave that I didn’t really stop and think it could be too good to be true. Agave is a super sweet liquid that is often touted as the “healthy” or “low GI” alternative to sugar. According to Dr Joseph Mercola, it’s hardly any better than high fructose corn syrup. It’s highly processed, and super high in fructose.

What should we eat instead?

Maple syrup, raw honey, date paste, stevia, and coconut sugar


9. Soy
Soy milk and tofu are often considered healthy alternatives to meat and dairy. In my opinion, soy is just as bad, if not worse as mainstream meat (with antibiotics, hormones, inhumane conditioning, fed GMOs) and dairy. Organic fermented soy products are okay in small amounts, but the majority of the western world is under the idea that processed products like soy milk and tofu (which are also generally genetically modified) are good for us. Hundreds of epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies link soy to: malnutrition, digestive distress, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, infertility, birth defects, immune system breakdown, heart disease and cancer.

What should we eat instead?

If you’re after vegan protein, I recommend lentils, beans, chickpeas, quinoa, spirulina, and leafy greens.


10. COOKING WITH OLIVE OILS

When used at room temperature, olive oil is healthy. As soon as you introduce high heat (over 325 degrees), it becomes rancid and turns into a carcinogen (aka, cancer promoter). Coconut oil is the best oil to cook with as it’s extremely stable against heat.

What should we use instead?

Coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and safflower oil all have a high smoke point.


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Sending you positive energy, love, and light!

Mario Godiva

Mario Music Free Workout Mix Download: Top 40 Dance Mixes (October 2014) - DJ Taylor Cruz


Hey guys!

Please enjoy this AMAZING MIX from my FAVE DJ Taylor Cruz to give you a little bit of energy and motivation in your workouts! I hope you enjoy! :-)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mlzet81h6ov01sq/Top%2040%20Mix%20%20%28October%202014%29.MP3?dl=0

TRACKLIST:

1. Break free- Ariana Grande
2. Bang bang- Jessie J
3. Feels like summer- Kryder
4. Ready for the weekend- R3hab & NERVO
5. Faded- ZHU
6. One day (Vandaag)- Bakermat
7. Blame- Calvin Harris
8. All about that bass- Meghan Trainor
9. When the beat drops out- Marlon Roudette
10. Booty- Jennifer Lopez
11. This is how we do- Katy Perry

Sending you positive energy, love, and light! :-)

M

Mario Music Free Workout Mix Download: Summer Camp 2014 - Pasha and Bletter


Hey guys!

Mercury is in retrograde and I'm sure many of you like myself have been feeling very reflective lately. Please enjoy this AMAZING MIX of the hottest Top 40 hits from the summer from the amazing Pasha and Bletter give you a little bit of energy and motivation in your workouts! I hope you enjoy! :-)



TRACKLIST:

1. Ariana Grande Ft. Iggy Azalea – Problem
2. Beyonce - Partition (Dave Aude Remix)
3. Will.I.Am feat. Cody Wise - It's My Birthday
4. DJ Snake Ft. Lil Jon - Turn Down For What
5. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Vs Diplo & Fatboy Slim Ft Bonde Do Role & Pin – Eparrei
6. Major Lazer feat. Sean Paul - Come On To Me (Xmix Remix)
7. Tiesto Feat. Matthew Koma – Wasted
8. Katy Perry Feat Juicy J - Dark Horse (Xmix Remix)
9. Nicki Minaj – Anaconda
10. Indila - Derniere Danse (Willy William Remix)
11. David Guetta & Showtek Feat Vassy - Bad
12. Calvin Harris - Summer
13. Afrojack Feat Wrabel - Ten Feet Tall
14. John Martin - Anywhere For You
15. Ariana Grande Ft. Zedd - Break Free
16. David Guetta - Lovers On The Sun
17. Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo Feat. Kid Ink - Delirious (Boneless)
18. Michael Jackson - Love Never Felt So Good (Fedde Le Grand Remix)
19. Coldplay - A Sky Full Of Stars (Syn Cole Remix)
20. Beyonce - Pretty Hurts (R3hab Remix)
21. Nico & Vinz - Am I Wrong (CID Remix)
22. Disclosure - Latch (Lost Kings Remix)
23. Clean Bandit Feat. Jess Glynne - Rather Be (Merk & Kremont Remix)
24. Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, Steve Angello vs. Kiesza – Hideaway Payback (Pasha & Bletter Mashup)
25. Gorgon City Feat. Laura Welsh - Here For You (Bingo Players Remix)
26. ZHU – Faded (Dzeko & Torres Remix)
27. Bingo Players - Knock You Out (Hardwell Remix)
28. Sander Van Doorn, Martin Garrix & Dvbbs Feat Aleesia - Gold Skies
29. Sick Individuals - Wasting Moonlight
30. Stadiumx & Taylr Renee - Howl At The Moon
31. Arno Cost & Norman Doray – Strong
32. Audien & Matthew Koma – Serotonin
33. Afrojack - Dynamite (Danny Howard Remix)
34. Alesso – Tear The Roof Up
35. Dimitri Vegas & Martin Garrix - Tremor
36. Above & Beyond Ft. Alex Vargas - Blue Sky Action
37. Baluy & 1zik ft. Shir – Revive Me (Karybde & Scylla Remix)
38. Sigma – Nobody To Love


Wishing you happiness, joy, and laughter! :-)


M

Mario Music Free Workout Mix Download: Top 40 Dance Mixes (September 2014) - DJ Taylor Cruz


Hey guys!

Please enjoy this September 2014 AMAZING MIX from my FAVE DJ Taylor Cruz to give you a little bit of energy and motivation in your workouts! I hope you enjoy! :-)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mlzet81h6ov01sq/Top%2040%20Mix%20%20%28October%202014%29.MP3?dl=0

TRACKLIST:

01 Michael Jackson - Slave to the rhythm (Audien Remix)
02 Ed Sheeran - Sing (Marco Rodrigues Remix)
03 Coldplay - A sky full of stars (STARJACK Big Room Edit)
04 David Guetta - Blast off ft. Kaz James (Olly James Bootleg)
05 MAGIC! - Rude (Komes Remix)
06 Alesso - Tear the roof off (Landis & Crespo Remix)
07 Iggy Azalea - Fancy (Lowkiss Remix)
08 Jason Derulo - Wiggle ft. Snoop Dogg
09 Deorro - Five hours (Alexx Slam Remix)
10 Pitbull - Fireball (DJ Scooter Remix)
11 Nicki Minaj - Anaconda (Alex Botcher Bootleg)
12 Nico & Vinz - Am I wrong (Gordon & Doyle Remix)
13 SIA - Chandelier 
14 Lonely Island - When will the bass drop
15 R3hab - Unstoppable ft. Eva Simons (VINAI Remix)

Sending you positive energy, love, and light! :-)

M



Mario Music Free Workout Mix Download: Top 40 Dance Mixes (August 2014) - DJ Taylor Cruz


Hey guys!

Please enjoy this August 2014 AMAZING MIX from my FAVE DJ Taylor Cruz to give you a little bit of energy and motivation in your workouts! I hope you enjoy! :-)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fatuv29hand5m9c/Top%2040%20Mix%20%20%28August%202014%29.MP3?dl=0

TRACKLIST:

01 Disclosure - Latch ft. Sam Smith (BeatBreaker Bootleg)
02 Calvin Harris - C.U.B.A. (Original Mix)
03 Hardwell - Arcadia ft. Luciana (Original Mix)
04 Tiesto - Wasted ft. Matthew Koma (R3hab Remix)
05 Shakira - Dare (Mattias Bootleg)
06 Enrique Iglesias - Bailando ft. Sean Paul (Gregor Salto Remix)
07 Lilly Wood - Prayer in C (Stefan Dabruck Remix)
08 Sander Van Doorn - Gold skies ft. Aleesia (Original Mix)
09 David Guetta - Lovers on the sun ft. Sam Martin (Showtek Remix)
10 OneRepublic - Love runs out (APEK Remix)
11 Tiesto - Red lights (AK Bootleg)
12 Joel Fletcher & Reece Low - Back 2 front (Original Mix)
13 MAKJ - GO (Showtek Edit)

Sending you positive energy, love, and light! :-)


M

Sunday, October 12, 2014

HOW TO LET GO OF THE PAST


 
HOW TO LET GO OF THE PAST

I've been feeling really reflective lately and I think a lot of it has to do with Mercury Retrograde (October 4th - October 25th). Any Astro savvy person can tell you that Mercury (the planet of communication) Retrograde happens 3 to 4 times a year when Mercury slows down, and appears to stop (station) and move backward (retrograde). Intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary.

Mercury rules our "lower" mind--how we perceive and interpret information that we receive from our environment, and how we relay that information to others. Mercury has ruler ship over such things as speaking, negotiating, buying and selling, listening, formal contracts, documents, travel, the mail and shipping, and so forth. All of these areas of life are affected when Mercury is functioning in a sluggish state. When Mercury is in retrograde, it's suggested to remain flexible, allow time for extra travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans during these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again (at the end) to make any final decisions.

One of the good things about all of this is that Mercury Retrograde also is a "time-out", gives us time to catch up with ourselves, re-organize, and reflect on the past.  Something from the past usually returns in the same or a different form.  People, ideas or buried insights that are essential keys to moving forward, float to the surface and it's the perfect time to settle past issues or find closure on unresolved grievances.  Often it's felt as a slowed down, contemplative time, and a chance to go over old ground again, to claim what you missed the first time. 


I've met many people recently that aren't genuinely happy with themselves and feel like they can't ever be genuinely happy because of something or several things that have happened to them in the past that is still affecting them today.  To move forward and let go is definitely easier said than done, but the first step is that a person has to really WANT to let go and move forward.  You have to continually want it and practice it daily.  Although it doesn't happen overnight it's often easier than you think to just start trying.  
 
The first step is really embracing and analyzing your strongest uncontrolled emotions.  These are the kind of emotions that don't dissipate over time and that you often go to sleep thinking and dreaming about.  The kind of emotions that require you to let go and make the conscious decision to move on thus requiring A LOT of work!  You have to embrace these emotions, pick them up, examine them, turn them over, dissect them, find the origin, and reconstruct them so that they aren't allowed to return to its original form and negatively affect you.  Sounds like a biology project right?!?  It's a lot easier to do than it sounds.  


You must mentally PURGE what is not working in order to make room for what WILL work!  By letting go of anger, resentment, and frustration you open up enough room mentally and emotionally for things to flow again and it's flow that really allows for things to fall into place in a positive way.  Spring for many of us is a time to clean out closets, get rid of old junk we don't use anymore, and clear out any excess dirt, cobwebs, and clutter around the house.  It's also the perfect time to let go of any negativity, past issues, and bad emotions to make room for new feelings, new experiences in alignment with what we desire, and relationships that reflect who we are and who we are striving to be.  


Below are 5 life suggestions to help you do some spring cleaning in your mental rolodex to help create long lasting and positive change.  It's time for you to be a BETTER YOU and you only get BETTER by WANTING to be BETTER! :-)

1. FORGIVENESS

No matter how hard it might be sometimes, always CHOOSE forgiveness, embody it, then MOVE ON.
If you are holding on to anger and resentment you are burning your own house down.  They both take up a lot of space in our minds and in our lives.  They taint future relationships, change the way we feel about ourselves, and constantly keep us in a perpetual state of “fight or flight”.  Entertaining them is mentally, physically, and emotionally EXHAUSTING!  If you are going to move forward in a positive way FORGIVENESS is always the first step before anything else.  Be kind to yourself, respect your progress, and work to release any pain or hurt that you may have experienced in the hands of others and be fully PRESENT in the moment.  When someone hurts you whether it be intentional or not, that’s THEIR Karma,  not yours!

2. FACE YOUR FEAR

Living a life in fear is not LIVING at all!  Try and do one thing EVERYDAY that takes you out of your comfort zone.
You can’t get different results by taking the same actions and the greatest change comes from doing something you wouldn’t normally do.  Not only will you put this in contact with new people, but it will slowly give you the confidence to pursue different paths.  When you face your fear YOU WIN not your FEAR

3. LEARN TO LET GO
 
Let go of people, places or things that no longer serve you or add to your sense of happiness and fulfillment.  The past is the past and it’s what we do TODAY that matters!  At some point in time you MUST ask yourself, "How long will I allow (fill in the blank) to prevent me from living the loving, prosperous, joy filled life I want and deserve.”
Most of us don’t have an infinite amount of time to spend nurturing relationships that refuse to bloom.  Instead of pouring yourself into something that clearly isn’t working, or is no longer offering you the fulfillment relationships — romantic/friends/work etc.  — should be giving you, make the conscious decision to let it go. This might mean confronting someone head on, or simply phasing someone out of your life. Either way, you are creating room for someone else to enter — someone that is better suited to you and your needs at the time.  In all likelihood, this decision will be serving the other person in a positive way as well — the sheer fact that a relationship isn’t working for one person means it’s not working for the other.  TODAY you must give yourself permission and then take action to LET.IT.GO!  You deserve to be happy, you CAN be happy.  Free yourself, and live the life you were meant to live.

4. FOCUS ON GRATITUDE
 
Show gratitude daily and focus on the positive and abundance in every area of your life.  GRATITUDE is simply choosing to notice, and appreciate your many blessings - small and supreme!
What you focus on multiplies, so why not focus on abundance instead of lack?  Start a gratitude practice in which you concentrate on all of the circumstances, things and people in your life that make your experience on this planet easier, happier and/or more fulfilling.  No matter how small the impact it’s had, it deserves a mention.  Meditate on your gratitude, create a list or talk about it at your family or friends at dinner or out.  We have this very BAD tendency to just talk about things that went WRONG and what we don’t have.  Focus on what is going RIGHT in your life.  Whatever you do, give it a voice and notice how your body and mind shift to a better feeling place almost immediately.  If you make it a habit to be grateful for all of the amazing things you already have, you will inevitably attract more of what you want into your life.

5. MAKE A DECISION
 
Stop being wishy-washy and decide what you want. Decide on it, stick to it, and declare it to the world!

When reflecting on their life, a lot of people will say that they don’t have what they want. But most never actually decided what they wanted in the first place.  The universe doesn’t simply read your mind when you have fleeting thoughts of “wouldn’t it be nice to have that?”  You must decide what you want and then mentally “place an order.” 

If you are clear about the things that you want, you will be more likely to notice when it arrives, or be able to tell when certain opportunities or people are being placed in your path for your benefit.  It also gives you the motivation to create change instead of simply waiting for it to happen.

I really hope this was helpful in helping you learn to let go of the past.  If this was at all helpful in any way please give it a SHARE!

Sending you positive energy, love, and light! J
 
Mario Godiva