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Not another Motivation Monday Post ?!

YES, another one!!

WHY, because it’s Monday and someone might need it right now.

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Don’t get trapped in that negative mind warp thinking you will never reach your goals.

YOU WILL and YOU CAN but you actually have to do the work.

Small daily changes lead to big wins!

The fact you aren’t where you WANT to be should be motivation enough to get going!

You can talk yourself into or out of anything!!

Look around this blog, I have tons of free resources to get you started.

Stop making excuses and start taking care of yourself!!

Stay strong my fit friends!!

Talk to you later.

WATCH this video. It will help get you motivated!!!

#1 tool for fat loss

There are hundreds and thousands of weight loss gadgets, pills and potions out there claiming they will get you on the fast track to fat loss. Do they work? Some might, most don’t.

If I asked ANYONE and I mean anyone, on the street, on a bus at a school in an office

“How do you lose weight”

The answer each and everyone of them will have is eat right and exercise.

We all know what to do BUT NO ONE DOES IT??!!!  #crazy

If there is one “tool” that works for fat loss it is…

a journal

FoodJournal

I know a lot of you just let out a big sigh … oh, that.

I will bet those of you that just rolled your eyes don’t keep a journal and I will also bet most of you struggle with your weight.

A journal (online or old school paper) keeps you accountable.

You can go back and see what you are actually doing as opposed to guessing.

How much of that pasta did you actually eat?

Did you eat or forget to eat?

How long did you work out and what exercises did you do?

How much water did you drink?

How much sleep did you get?

Was it a good day or bad day?

 

IF YOU BITE IT…YOU WRITE IT

 

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All of these seemingly small things add up to big results.

If you are keeping track of what you are doing you can see where and why you are going off the rails or why weight loss has stalled.

It is sooooo simple but no one does it.

Why?

Lazy. More work. No time  #excuses

If you track what you do it will get you to your goals faster, I promise.

Track /journal everything that you want to change. It will give you the reality check of where you are and the awareness to keep going and recognize the work you have done.
If there’s something you really
want to change right now, get a journal and
start writing out where you are are and
track what you are doing to get where
you want to go.

I promise you it’s one of the most powerful
things you can do.

Don’t believe me… try it.

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2016 Predictions (my accuracy is remarkable #humblebrag)

I PREDICT that if you reach into your wallet/daytimer/agenda on any day in 2016 and pull out a card or piece of paper with all your realistic goals written on it in precise detail, the odds are in your favor of you’ll achieve every one of those goals before the end of the year.

 

I PREDICT that if you focus your thoughts on your goals and how you are going to achieve them, you will reach your goals so fast in 2016, it will make your head spin. #truth – try it!

 

I PREDICT that if you focus your thoughts on health woes and body fat problems and if you think about what you don’t want, your problems will get worse than ever this year.

 

I PREDICT that if you can tell me all the reasons why achieving your goals are important to you, you will be motivated from within to stick with them when the going gets tough.

 

I PREDICT that at times, the going is going to get tough. But you need to tough it out.

 

I PREDICT that the way you see yourself in your mind’s eye today will be an exact reflection of what you see in the mirror at the end of the year.

 

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I PREDICT that if you have a setback that seems to get in the way of you reaching your goals and you tell yourself “this is temporary; this too shall pass”, then it won’t set you back and it will pass.

Don’t be a victim to excuses.

 

 

I PREDICT that if you believe the way your body looks today is out of your control and you feel helpless or powerless to change, you won’t even make much of an effort this year.

 

I PREDICT that if you accept complete responsibility for the way your body looks today and you believe that you have the power to change, that you will take action and keep taking action, even through the tough times.

 

I PREDICT that if you’re unhappy with your physical condition and you say, “it’s not my fault” or you blame it on genetics, hormones or age, then your body will look pretty much the same at the end of 2015 as it did on New Year’s day.

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I PREDICT that the more you seek “miracle pills” or “quick fixes,” the more likely you are to be a failure a year from now.  That’s the cold hard truth.

 

I PREDICT that you will be tempted by many quick fixes in 2015. You’re smarter than that–don’t fall for it.

 

I PREDICT that if you hang out with negative people this year, you will become just like them.

 

I PREDICT that if you hang out with winners and positive people this year, you will become just like them.

 

I PREDICT that you will run into more negative people this year than positive people. Choose wisely who you want to be like. There is a reason there are more negative people…it’s easy.

 

I PREDICT that if you recruit just one friend or support partner that stands behind you and the lifestyle changes you want to make in 2016, you will double your chances for success. If you surround yourself with numerous support buddies, you will become unstoppable.

Did you reach your 2015 goals? Think about that for a minute. Are you heading into 2016 in the same spot?

 

The past is the past and you can’t change it, but by changing your thoughts, attitudes and ACTION in the present moment, the future is yours to create.

Read these predictions again.

Share this and rally your troops.

Make 2016 different… really different. Get uncomfortable.

 

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National Honesty Day

So this is a “thing” thanks Facebook for keeping me up to date!

So here is my “Let’s get honest” post.

Gut Check Time.

How much is patting you on the back vs kicking you in the butt helping?

I want to encourage you – I want to help you face your fears.
It’s a disservice by not being hard on you.
Let’s be honest, you’re expecting more than what you put into it.
If you want results you have to work hard…set yourself to another, a higher standard.
Yes you are going to have to sacrifice, face fears but its worth it.
Be honest with yourself. What is your strategy?
Fail to plan…plan to fail?
We all want the “Do less and get more”  -that is not how the world works!
What are you prepared to do to see results?
Stop being mediocre, stop treading water.
If I moved in with you for 10 days I guarantee your life would change.
Get serious today.
Be hot or be cold – don’t be in between…its painful.
“I care” and “atta girl / atta boy” is ok, but most of the time you can do better.
This is your wake up call!!!
Stop wasting time.
Stop making excuses.
Distractions of life happen and they wont ever stop, but if you give up, that’s on you.
I want you to decide to be great – you have been around long enough to know what to do – make it happen
Decide to be great NOW.

Suck it up buttercup. Fight the weight loss battle and win!

5 tough love truths about weight loss

I have been writing about health, fitness and weightloss for years, many, MANY years. My message hasnt changed. Don’t believe me, go look through all of my posts, I promise it’s a good read!

I don’t know how many ways I can say eat real food and work out.  I’ve said it in a nice way. I have been sharp in my tone, I have written with love and I have out and out pleaded and STILL people are fighting this battle or emailing me “what can I do”, “I need to lose weight, can you help”

Here is the short list of what you need to hear:

Stop eating crap…end of discussion.

You eat crap you look like crap, it doesnt get any simpler than that.

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Close your mouth

Most people who are looking to lose weight, really dont experience real hunger. It’s ok to let your stomach growl. You eat out of boredom or you eat because your blood sugar is sky high and you blood sugar is high because you eat junk #visciouscycle #stopit

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You think you deserve a treat

No you don’t. Treats and excuses have gotten you to this point. You deserve to sweat it out on the treadmill and do push ups thats what you deserve. “Just a little bit” or “I just had a couple of bites” tells me loud and clear that you aren’t serious about losing weight.

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You think you should be down 20lbs in a week

You get frustrated because you “only” lost 2lbs in a week. Instead of being proud and fired up, you get upset and pouty. Let’s be clear…YOU HAVE HURT your body and it takes time to fix it. You gained this weight over the course of months or years and it will take sweat and sacrifice to get the pounds off. If you are going to be a suck about it, then you better get use to the weight you are at.

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keep pushing

 

You think some kind of fad diet, special pill will do the trick

It won’t now and never will. You know that, so stop. Do the work.

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I have kept over 100lbs off for almost 20 years and it was done by eating real food and exercising…that’s the magic…taa daaaa!

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The story of your life…an adventure or tragedy?! You’re writing it.

“Too soon we get old and too late we get smart.” #truth

My mother use to say that to me every time I messed up and like most teenagers, I never paid much attention to it, but obviously those words stayed with me and sunk in and now I repeat those same words.

January is a tough month. The holiday aftermath of excessive eating and the realization that you spent too much. Year after year, people keep repeating the same kind of behaviour…you know you have.

I always try to write things to inspire, motivate and encourage you to be the best you. I will be your biggest cheerleader but, in the end, as always the action comes down to you.

What are you willing to do to make change happen?

Your goals need to be clear. The end results and how you get there are up to you. You can’t blame anyone, or your circumstances.

If you want change you have to make change happen. Yes, you might have some set backs but again, its on you to regroup and charge forward. That’s the difference between being a biggest loser and a biggest winner!

dont be pushed by problems

I’ll  give you some examples because a few of you will think this pep talk doesn’t apply to you.

One bad meal is not the reason you are carrying extra weight. It’s a lot of bad meals. One bad meal means you have to reset. You smarten up, drink your water and make better choices the next meal.

Skipping your favourite exercise class has not got you where you.  Ignoring exercise or half-assing your work outs and treating them like a social get together has quadrupled the time to change.  Winners don’t complain about being too tired….they workout that day even though they are exhausted. (You ate it now negate it!)

Your credit cards aren’t at the max because you spent a bit too much at Christmas. It’s consistent shopping that got you there. You didn’t pay down your debt before adding more debt.

 

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Beating yourself up, feeling guilty, sad, mad won’t fix any of your problems.

I posted this question/statement on Facebook  “It’s our choices that make us fat, not McDonalds. Do you agree or disagree?”

Most people replied that they agreed. Why is it easy to acknowledge that question but you cave when it’s time to make the decision of good vs bad? You know right from wrong.

Worry drains the mind of much of its power and sooner or later it injuries the soul.”

You owe it to yourself to be the best you. Why settle? Why go through life always wishing things were different.

  • It’s 2015. Be a “doer”!  Do the things that will make you and your life incredible.
  • Excess weight, literally weighs you done–be done with fighting that battle.
  • Worry, anger, negativity is not who you are.
  • Go into today, this week, this month and year ahead with a different mindset.

2015 is another chapter in the book of your life. You control the story, the character, the adventures and you write the ending.

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I would love to hear from you, what topics, subjects can I write about to help you in your journey. Leave me a comment.

 

Follow the Fat Loss Rules

There are rules.

There are rules in life.  There are rules in every aspect in life.

It is just understood that you *should* follow the rules.  Rules help ensure that everyone plays on a level field and everyone ahs the same opportunity for success.  This becomes especially important if you want a particular outcome.

There are rules for a reason.

Just like there are rules for life, there are rules to fat loss and the rules are universal. If you have to lose 5lbs or 50lbs there are rules to follow and following those rules guarantees your success.

If you decide that you are only going to occasionally follow the rules you won’t get the results you are looking for.

Doing half of the work will get you less than half of the results.  The rules of fat loss work to your benefit.  The better you follow them, the results become exponential.

One healthy meal or one good choice throughout your day will not help you move forward.  They will help you maintain, or slow the negative results of your poor choices, but moving forward will not be part of your overall success.

The rules are simple.  The choices are yours.

  • Yes vs no
  • Good vs bad
  • Right vs wrong

When you dive into a meal that you know that is not healthy and decide to wash it all down with alcohol; you have to ask yourself, “Did I break the rules?”  Your answer will be either yes or no comment.

You’ll make excuses for your behavior or you’ll make excuses for breaking the rules.

You can’t get to your weight loss goals by half-assin’ the plan.

When a meal or drink wins out over your common sense then YOUR EXCUSES ARE STRONGER THAN YOUR REASON

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 If you want fat loss results: Follow the rules!

Here are the rules (simplified)

  1. MOVE: exercise is essential FYI: lolly-gagging on a treadmill is not real exercise
  2. EAT: real food only-non processed food (green face)
  3. DRINK: you need to drink water NOT ALCOHOL

Don’t give in to your excuses or you will never see the results that you want.

Life happens.  There are rules in life.

Follow the rules and experience the life that you actually want.