Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The First Step To Rapid Weight Loss Requires Accountability

In recent blog posts and articles (see Fail-Safe Weight Loss In 5 Simple Steps), I've been discussing a simple 5-step weight loss system that promotes rapid weight loss and improved wellness.

The first step (prepare mentally for weight loss) 
is by far the most important.

If you think about what you want to achieve, you will achieve it. In other words, you need to picture yourself at your ideal weight all the time and feel what it would be like to be there now.

How is that accomplished?

Quite frankly, most of us find it difficult to think about what we want versus the way it is. That creates major obstacles to weight management and results in the yo-yo dieting.

One way around the issue of creating major obstacles is to set up an accountability system. You hold yourself responsible for your weight management and wellness.

How Do You Establish Accountability?
That brings me to a recent dinner conversation about The Fitbit Force, an activity wristband that helps you track your fitness progress. Tracking progress toward fitness goals helps to hold you accountable for your actions.

The dinner conversation centered around The Force. Unfortunately, Fitbit pulled it off the market because some people reacted to the nickel alloy in the band. No worry, Fitbit makes a similar product called The Fitbit Flex. It has been featured in articles about fitness wristbands, along with the Jawbone UP 24.

Anyway, the woman I talked to loves her wristband because it provides motivation, helps her track her activity (steps, sleep, calories, time), and best of all (according to her), it looks fashionable.

You judge if it'll look sharp on your wrist - Click here for the picture.

Monday, July 7, 2014

5 Sure-Fire Tips To Lose Weight Fast

Think you can do 5 things all at the same time so you can lose weight fast?

It's possible.

You need to do them all. 

No cheating.

Here they are (in order of importance):

  1. Prepare mentally and emotionally for weight loss and a new body image. Goal-setting, and daily visualization and meditation drive the mental and emotional prep. Meditation and mindfulness will also help reduce stress (always a factor in weight management). See this article: Determined To Lose Weight? PROGRAM Your MIND For Weight Loss.
  2. Limit sugar to 15 - 25 grams per day. If you have been reading this blog, you know that sugar is poison and counter-productive to weight loss and good health.
  3. Limit carbs to 120 grams per day (no bad carbs). Bad carbs are foods made with white flour as well as white rice.
  4. Increase fiber to 30+ grams per day with supplementation (a fiber supplement).
  5. Increase physical activity (especially strength training). If you can increase your physical activity with a hobby you have a passion for, this step will be a snap. A good example is landscaping/gardening. Digging holes for plants, lugging bags of mulch and dirt, and moving rocks (I live in New England - it's part of the landscape) sound a lot like strength training to me.

This process works if you stick with it.  In fact, if it becomes a permanent lifestyle change, it will help you maintain your ideal weight.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sculpting A "Jillian Michaels'" Body - The Impossible Dream?

Jillian Michaels, the forty-year-old personal trainer who became famous for her tough workouts on The Biggest Loser, has recently posed in the nude for Shape Magazine.

And why not! She's got a knockout body with sculpted arms, legs, and abs. It required plenty of work to achieve her look. 

The question is . . .  Can the ordinary person achieve the perfection Jillian has realized?

How Much Time And Effort Will It Require?
Face it - Jillian Michaels has access to the best resources a woman could ask for. You know she sticks to a strict diet. You know she works out frequently. But she has the time and the commitment to achieve her fitness goals at age forty.

Can you get to the same goal? 

Can you get a ripped physique?

According to the Law of Attraction gods and goddesses, if you want it, you can get there. The length of time to get there depends on you, your commitment, and your willingness to put in the work. 

Your age doesn't matter. 

Your starting measurements don't matter. 

YOU matter.

Begin with the right mindset.

Start with the right diet.

And the workouts that create the look.

Start today.

Oh, and by the way, if you think it can't be done by the ordinary person, check out

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Do You "Throw Everything At" Your Weight Loss Efforts?

I've been reading a motivational book about making money. 

It's based on the Law of Attraction; actually, it's about enabling this law in the money arena. 

The author's mantra is "throw everything you can think of" to set yourself up for a positive attitude about money from visualization to goal-setting to creating passwords that reflect your attitude (maka$5000everymonth). 

Here it is on Amazon:

What does this have to do with your weight loss efforts?

A lot.

Do you try a new diet for a few weeks and then give up when you don't lose the weight or achieve your "new you"?

What if you threw "everything you can think of" concerning weight loss for an entire month. In other words, it becomes your primary obsession. 

How much weight do you think you could lose under these circumstances?

A lot more than you think.

What it means "to throw everything at it?"

Think "Biggest Loser."

The Biggest Loser participants think health and weight loss targets 24-7.

Obviously, it is impractical to live a normal person's life like the peeps on the TV program.

But you can make your health a major priority.

Here's a way to accomplish that (for at least a month)

In order of importance - 

  1. Get in the right mindset.
  2. Pick a healthy (forever) eating plan AND STICK TO IT.
  3. Incorporate activity in your daily life (walking, walking dvds, weight lifting, body weight training, exercise dvd). Refer to this article.

Commit to a month where your health is the number one priority. Of course, you cannot neglect your family or your job. But how can you engage in your job or enjoy your family if your health suffers?  Hmmm!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Are You Over 30 Years Old? This 90-minute-per-WEEK Workout Is For You!

A few days ago I posted an amazing article written by editor-in-chief of the oldest fitness magazine on the planet.

The subject: Why today’s workouts have it ALL WRONG. 

And why they are WAY TOO LONG. 

The time you spend in the gym is precious time. Steve has had the benefit of seeing the world’s greatest fitness pros train, and he’s witnessed first-hand that A LOT of them train less in the gym than “ordinary folk.” 

That’s crazy! 

Well, Steve and his wife Becky decided to write this article to let you know why: 

1. Long workouts do NOT work.

2. Shorter workouts actually slow the aging process (long workouts age you FASTER).

3. The ‘exact’ system they use to get the job done in 90 minutes a week (not a day, a week!).

Here it is:
90 minutes a week to a summer-ready body! 

Let me make this clear: This is 90 minutes a week of EFFORT. It’s fun, but it’s challenging. 

And it works far better than long, drawn-out workouts if you’re over the age of 30.

Steve and Becky are in their 50s and look better than most 20 year old's. 

Just go here and see their pics for yourself: 
90 minutes a week to a summer-ready body! 

NO hype. This is just a very ‘clever’ and efficient way of getting in and out of the gym (works without equipment, too) as fast as possible . . .

. . . while slowing the aging process outwardly, keeping you healthy inside, and getting the toned, trim body you deserve. 

Enjoy the article!


P.S. There is NO obligation to purchase anything (the article is free, of course), but I would advise you to consider picking up their FULL 90-minute fat burning/muscle-shaping system while it’s still half price.