Posts Tagged how to lose weight

What’s holding you back?

So, what is it? What’s holding you back?


Is part of it not knowing what to do or how to start?

If you’re like me, you can definitely feel overwhelmed by all of the ‘you should do this’ and ‘you should eat that’ that’s out there. Information overload and information misunderstanding don’t help.

You can easily find 526,882 different ‘diet plans’ if you google it.

But how do you know which one is right? Or at the very least, right for you? And isn’t it fun how they all have a boatload of stuff listed that you don’t even like? Then you’re stuck figuring out what a good alternative would be. Awesome.

So as a fitness coach, I often find myself helping people navigate this. Each person is different, we all have different caloric needs – we have different likes and dislikes, different goals, and different body types. So far I’ve just been doing this in a sort of ad hoc way. It’s helpful, but it could be better; better organized, easier to understand, easier to adjust and use.

So I’m  happy to announce, I am offering PERSONALIZED diet plans now. You can call it a nutrition plan. But I like to call it a game plan. Because it’s really a get-healthy game plan. It’s about what you should eat, shouldn’t eat, when to eat, and what exact things to keep in your pantry and refrigerator. I take into account your current state, your goals, and preferences and the output is a supercool blueprint about how to get there.

I do have to charge for this, it’s a real product! 🙂 And because this does take a lot of my time and effort…and quite frankly I’ve done a TON of research and testing to figure this all out for you. Not to mention, this is extremely personal, so there’s plenty of understanding and followup – It’s definitely not a one and done. IF you decide to get a personalized nutrition plan (GAME PLAN!) from me, I’m then your coach, too. So use me as you need me! That’s what I’m here for.

Okay, want to see a sneak peek at what the game plan looks like? Check out the page for the plan, read a little more, and scroll to the bottom to see a snapshot of the first two pages of a sample plan. You can also order from that page if you’d like. It’s only $10, and it’ll definitely be worth it!

Check it out here!

Let me know what you think! I’m always open to feedback, so let me know in the comments  – or click “contact” at the top of the blog and send me an email. 🙂

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Workout Results

Ever start a workout and give up because you don’t see the results you expect in a few weeks? I know the feeling.I It’s tempting.

But remember, you didn’t put on the extra weight in a few weeks, so it’ll take longer than that to lose it. Even if you don’t have a lot to lose, maybe you’re just trying to tone up a bit, it’s going to take a little time. They key is consistency.

In a few weeks, you’re likely to see *some* results yourself. It’ll probably take double that time for other people to notice the difference. And to get to your goal, you’ve got to be in it for the long haul. Often there are body parts that take much longer to respond. But I’m here to tell you that it WILL happen.

ImageDo the right things, eat well (that’s responsible for about 80% of  your results!) And get your workouts in. Even on days you’re not really up to it, do something. Shoot for cardio a few days a week and weight/strength training a few days a week and keep going.

To keep your motivation up, try taking measurements before you begin and each week after. Write it down each time. Even try taking pictures every 30 days. When you see numbers going down on the tape measure or changes in your pictures, it can be VERY motivational! 

Don’t give up!

Tell us below, how long did it take you to see the results you wanted — or if you’re not there yet, tell us how long it took to see ANY changes & let us know what you did to get them!

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How to start losing weight

It’s easy to get bogged down by all the details. Many times, we don’t even know what the very first step should be.

If you’re just getting started on your weight loss journey, here’s some thoughts on some of the basics you can start with. Try not to get bogged down with the other stuff right off the bat. The importance here is to start making some new healthy habits and make some changes so you start seeing results. After that, you can start tweaking your tactics to get even better results.

Here’s how to start losing weight:

* First, move every day. If you don’t want to think about a workout program yet, just get out and move. Try a walk every day for 30 minutes. I just ask that you push yourself a little. Try to break a sweat. Yes, do it every day, it’s only 30 minutes. You deserve it! If walking is too easy for you, jog instead. If those are too boring, consider staring on an actual workout program. This is my preference actually, because the good ones are developed for the best results, they are more interesting and fun, and it can be very motivational to have an actual program with a schedule. My preferences for some starting workouts are Turbo Jam, Slim in 6, and Chalean Extreme. Have you seen my results from Chalean Extreme??

* Second, get rid of sweets. Anything that is sugary, including desserts, sodas, teas. Included though are also white breads. So breads like crossaints, biscuits, white bread, regular pasta, and white rice. Replace them all with whole wheat versions. The white stuff turns to sugar. And sugar is the real enemy here.

* Finally, drink water all day long, add in one serving of fruit per day, one serving of vegetables per day, and make sure you’re snacking on something every few hours.

These are the bare basics. If you stick to this type of plan for a few weeks, you’ll start feeling better and you’ll be developing new, healthy habits. If you give it a try, I think you’ll be surprised with how you feel. When you’re ready to move on, come back  here and check in, click on the fitness tab and lets take it to the next step.

So what’s holding you back? You can totally do this, it’s only a few steps, just start today. Make your will stronger than your excuses.

Tell me, what’s your fitness/weightloss goals?

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