Saturday, August 15, 2009

"Pay it Forward" workout--FREE!!
Greetings and salutations my friends! Last month, Beachbody, the company for whom I am an Independent Coach made an incredible gesture in an effort to help America meet their goals of fitness, and to help reverse the trend of obesity. They provided a beginner workout DVD called, "Pay it Forward," to all of their Tony Horton One-on-One customers with the directive to give that workout to someone who wants to get into shape, but feels they're too out of shape or too big to workout. The individual that I shared it with has pushed play at least twice each week since receiving the workout, and her husband loves it so much that he's incorporating it five days a week, and is almost ready to invest in a more challenging workout program! If that's not success, I don't know what is!

So for those of you who keep saying, "I'm too big to workout," or "Workouts are too hard at my size or fitness level," have I got a surprise for you! Just by clicking HERE, you can view the entire Pay it Forward DVD and utilize it to help start your fitness program. All you need are some clothes you don't mind getting sweaty, good supportive shoes, and some light dumbbells or even soup cans for the resistance work. What are you waiting for?! It's free! It'll change your life! You'll be so proud of yourself for pushing play and investing some sweat equity in yourself that you'll want to do it again, and again, and again!

Along the way, if you need some help, or have any questions, just send me a message by going to my coaching page. My assistance, like the Pay it Forward workout is FREE! If you'd like to join my fitness crew, you can also sign up through my coaching page by clicking the "Join" tab and selecting the free membership. Free workout, free coach...that's a great deal!

Finally, after you've worked out with Tony and Brian for awhile, and you're feeling fitter, stronger, and are ready for more challenges, check out the fantastic programs available through Beachbody. You might try the 10-minute trainer or Power 90, Slim in 6, Turbo Jam, Shaun T's Get Real, or a variety of other programs that interest you, and will get you in the best shape of your life! Send me a message if you have questions about any of these programs.

What are you waiting for? Go push play and begin your journey towards a fitter and healthier you! Today's the day...all you've got to do is: "Decide. Commit. Succeed."

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Confessions of a Peanut Butter Junkie

Greetings and saluations my friends! It is with great regret that I am forced to ban my good friend, Peanut Butter, from my household. I truly love him with all of my heart, and I know that in moderation he is high in protein, low in carbs, and contains 'good' fats. Sadly, my relationship with my Peanut Butter friend, and all of his cousins, the 'other' butters (i.e. Almond Butter, with whom my relationship was even more reckless) is one that I simply must give up. Goodbye my friend...I hope one day our relationship can be one that does not focus on obsession and gluttony.

On a serious note, I know there's a lot of us out there that simply crave certain foods, and time after time, we submit to our cravings too often. Such is the case with me and peanut, almond, and cashew butter. I simply love them. I love them so much that I can put it on celery, in protein shakes, on pretzels, or just eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon, fork, or even a serated knife. In moderation, the 'butters' are great snacks, but when you keep traipsing back into the kitchen for just 'one more spoonful,' something's got to give.

While allowing yourself an indulgence from time to time isn't a bad thing, daily indulgence can wreck your progress towards your goals. If you're like me, and you simply cannot walk past the peanut butter in the cupboard, you've got a choice to make: 1. Get some SERIOUS willpower, 2. Wreck your diet for the day, or 3. Get the food out of your house. I have zero willpower around peanut butter (none, zilch, nada, the big goose egg), I've added too many servings of PB into my diet on too many days, so it's just got to go. It is my goal that with more time, I'll get my Peanut Butter obsession in check. But until then, the temptation won't be there because I just refuse to ruin the hard work I've invested into myself.

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