Archives: Episodes

Simplifying Kids’ Nutrition: Embracing Whole Foods

In today’s podcast, I’m addressing the challenge of getting kids to eat healthy. As we transition into fall, the issue of picky eating becomes more prominent. I’m puzzled by the trend of seeking ‘healthy alternatives’ to classic favorites like hamburgers and chicken nuggets. To me, a well-made hamburger, loaded with veggies and without the bun, is a wholesome choice. Similarly, the meat in chicken nuggets is healthier than the processed fillers surrounding it. I emphasize simplicity in cooking – slow-baked, soft-textured dishes with light seasoning. Instead of demonizing certain foods, I teach my kids about balance, explaining that fast food is an occasional treat. Let’s embrace whole foods, keeping our meals straightforward and nutritious. By focusing on real, unprocessed ingredients, we can encourage our children to appreciate the goodness of simple, home-cooked meals. Happy and healthy eating to all!

Savoring the Seasons: Embracing the Tradition of Seasonal Eating

Hey there, it’s Joe Justice, and I’m excited to chat with all you home gym hustle heroes. Today, I’m diving into a topic close to my heart—seasonal eating and food preservation.

Today, I want to delve into a topic of seasonal eating and food preservation. I’d love to hear your stories and favorite recipes related to preserving food. You see, back in the day, our grandparents, especially here in West Virginia, were masters of food preservation. They’d can vegetables, store them in root cellars, and make sure we had tasty, nutritious meals year-round.

Nowadays, technology changed the game. We can get anything, anytime, thanks to long-distance transport and farming methods. But that convenience comes at a cost—economically and environmentally.

Our ancestors lived by the seasons, savoring the goodness of apples, potatoes, and nuts right before autumn arrived. Today, we’re stuck with packaged and processed foods, filled with preservatives and chemicals.

So, here’s the deal: embrace seasonal eating and support local produce. It’s good for you, the environment, and your local economy. Compare the taste of a local tomato to a shipped one; it’s all about freshness and quality.

As we head into a season of plenty, visit your local farmer’s market. Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, beans, and lentils are about to shine. And if you have cherished memories of canning or food prep with your family, share them. Let’s reconnect with our roots and savor the essence of seasonal eating.

Sunday Night Musings, Whole Foods and Supplements

I’m Joe Justice, and it’s Sunday night. I’m live, reflecting on my journey in the world of live streaming. I’ve been experimenting with timing, wondering when the best time to go live is. Most viewers seem to prefer late nights, but I’m more of a morning person. The topics I choose matter too, with Whole Foods being a hit.

I’ve pondered the rise of supplements and the depleted nutrients in our diets. It’s a bit like a conspiracy theory, discussing GMOs and modern farming practices. I’m curious about your thoughts on this.

I’ve also noticed some trends in live streaming. Video games dominate, and I’m exploring ways to combine gaming with health and fitness. Roundtable discussions and live auctions are gaining popularity too.

So, as I continue this journey, I’m open to your suggestions and ideas. If you’re watching this, please share your thoughts. It’s been a great chat, and I hope you have a wonderful evening or a motivated Monday morning, depending on when you’re tuning in.

Have You Earned Your Weekend?

It’s crucial to understand that setting goals is just the beginning; we must believe in them and have a clear plan to achieve them.

Consistency is the key. It’s about steady progress, making daily adjustments toward our objectives. We evolve and grow over time, and if we’re not actively working toward our goals, we’re falling behind.

I challenge the idea of being the slow and steady tortoise, as many of us are more like the hare – pushing hard, then relaxing. Time is the turtle, always behind us, and without consistent effort, we won’t reach our goals.

I pose a simple question: Have you earned your weekend? Reflect on your week and whether you’ve taken steps toward your goals. Non-negotiables and planning them are crucial first steps. Combine this with a positive mindset, and you become unstoppable.

Unwavering Commitment: The Power of Non-Negotiables

Every morning, I wake up at 5:00 AM without fail. This unyielding commitment to my daily routine is what I call a non-negotiable. Non-negotiables are those essential tasks we do every day, no matter what. They’re like the sturdy pillars that hold up the structure of our lives.

Imagine if your child’s life depended on it. You wouldn’t hesitate; you’d do whatever it takes. That’s the level of commitment non-negotiables require. They’re unwavering, unyielding, and essential for progress.

In my life, I have several non-negotiables. I start my mornings with deep breathing, reading, and preparing my kids for the day. Then, I dedicate at least 30 minutes to my daily workout. These non-negotiables keep me focused, grounded, and healthy.

Non-negotiables aren’t about rigid rules; they’re about consistent behaviors. Life can throw curveballs, but those adjustments should be exceptions. Ninety percent of our days follow a routine, allowing us to prioritize our non-negotiables.

These daily commitments, whether it’s waking up early or maintaining a healthy diet, shape our actions and, in turn, our results. So, I encourage you to find your non-negotiables, simple daily habits that drive you toward your goals. Embrace them, live by them, and watch them transform your life one unwavering commitment at a time.

Joe Justice’s Fitness and Mindset Boost for Your Week

Hey there, it’s Joe Justice, and I’ve got a message for you on this September 18th, 2023, Motivation Monday. We’ve got a big week ahead with only two weeks left in September, so what’s your plan?

Let’s talk fitness. No need for a fancy gym membership; you can do it at home or in nature. It’s all about your mindset – believe you can, and you will. Negative thoughts? Ditch ’em.

Now, affirmations may sound like “woo woo,” but they’re self-hypnosis. Repeat positive statements like, “I, Joe Justice, will exercise every day this week.” Focus on the activity, not results. Visualize your future self achieving those goals.

Your self-talk shapes reality. Don’t underestimate it. Negative influences affect everyone. But here’s the deal: you’re not immune. You can hypnotize yourself with positive words.

So, this week, stay positive, make affirmations part of your routine, and remember, I believe in you. If you need help, reach out. Let’s conquer this week together.

Facing Nagging Thoughts and Achieving Your Goals

Yesterday, I faced a common struggle – the nagging feeling that tried to talk me out of attending an event after a long day. It’s like an inner battle, the small voice versus the one that wants to take the easy way out. Psychologically, we avoid what we need most.

I want to encourage you to tackle what’s been nagging at you. Whether it’s a tough conversation, a fitness plan, or chasing your dreams, don’t let fear hold you back. Face your dragons, and you’ll find the treasure. This week, make a plan and take action. Don’t let those nagging feelings linger.

Different Workout Styles to Find Your Fitness Groove

Choosing the right workout is crucial. Your body type matters, and it’s essential to find an exercise routine that suits you. I talked about cardio, where you’ve got high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and solid-state cardio. HIIT is efficient, but traditional cardio has its merits.

Strength training is another aspect. You can lift heavy weights, focus on calisthenics, or opt for functional fitness. Find what you enjoy and go with it.

In a nutshell, there are countless ways to get fit. Explore different programs, discover what you love, and let that passion drive your fitness journey. Check out Jim Hustle for more info, and I’ll see you on Friday. Stay active!

The Best Exercise? It’s Personal

What’s the best type of exercise? Fitness enthusiasts often ask this, and there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Our bodies are unique blends of fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscles, and what works for one person might not work for another.

Elite athletes excel in activities that align with their muscle fiber dominance. Sprinters and powerlifters thrive on fast-twitch muscles, while marathon runners rely on slow-twitch fibers. But most of us fall somewhere in between. So, when people say, “Do what works for you,” they’re not brushing off the question; they’re acknowledging our individuality.

In my case, I’ve found that I’m better suited for explosive, powerful movements like calisthenics and dumbbell workouts. I avoid heavy weights due to the risk of injury. The key takeaway is to explore different exercises. Don’t fear stepping out of your comfort zone. Discover what feels right for your body and what you can maintain consistently.

Remember, fitness is a lifelong journey of self-discovery, and there’s no “best” exercise—only what’s best for you. So, embrace diversity, and enjoy the process. Thanks for joining me today, and stay tuned for more on customizing your exercise routine.

Positive Triggers for a Healthier You

I’m Joe Justice, your Home Gym Hustle Hero, here to motivate and inspire you on your health and fitness journey. I focus on establishing habits that lead to a healthier life. Let’s dive right into the topic of triggers.

Humans are easily influenced by triggers, like those used by hypnotists or stage magicians. Think of social drinkers associating gatherings with alcohol cravings; that’s a trigger. We’re not immune to this.

But let’s focus on positive triggers. Establish a fixed exercise time each day and designate specific workout clothes. Over time, your mind will associate that time and those clothes with exercise. Even on off days, the clothes will get you excited.

Combine triggers, like playing your favorite song or motivational video during your workout. Align triggers with your energy levels for efficiency.

And don’t forget to break free from negative triggers. Avoid situations that lead to unhealthy habits.

Nothing’s entirely seamless in life, but these triggers and habits will make your health and fitness journey smoother. Embrace the growth mindset – challenges mean you’re growing.