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I’m SUPER excited to announce that our brand new workout program, The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, is AVAILABLE TODAY by 4pm EST!   We have been waiting for this hot, new program ever since it was announced back in July!  That’s right–Beachbody’s newest … Continue reading

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Small Steps to Weight-Loss

Small steps you take each day will lead to big changes.

When someone typically decides they want to lose weight what do they do?

Go on a diet and start exercising right?

A month later not even half of the people who start this routine stay accountable because 1- they made too many changes too fast, or 2- they didn’t have someone to help hold them accountable.

So what can you do?

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Wedding Party Fitness Groups

Do you want to lose weight for your wedding? Want to do it with a fun group of people that are close you to? For those of you whom personally know me you know how much I love working with small groups that know each other to help with competition. I’ve enjoyed doing Biggest Loser competitions for workplaces and I had another thought. A weight loss/fitness competition for wedding parties! How much fun would that be?

Almost every bride and bridesmaid I know always wants to lose a few pounds before the wedding day. Well why not do it together through a challenge group with a coach to help you along the way? Now I’m not going to leave the guys out. The groom and groomsmen could join in on either doing the same fitness program or do another one completely different. I have many programs available, how long of a commitment do you want 30, 60, or 90 days? Do you want to change things up and do different programs? It’s like a weight-loss bootcamp for you and your closest friends. Maybe the women will do one program and the guys do another. Or everyone can support and encourage each other on the same program through a private Facebook group I’d set up for you. And I know from experience it’s very motivating to fit into that wedding dress and extra rewarding when you have to have it taken in a little because you lost more than expected!

Start your your life together with healthy eating and fitness achievements.

What steps do you need to do to get involved in one of these challenges?

  • Get a group together that would be interested in a health/fitness program.
  • How long does everyone want to do program? (Most popular are 30, 60, 90 days) Repeat as you desire.
  • Does everyone agree on one program or are you going to split between 2 or 3 programs?
  • Will everyone workout together for the program they are in or in the privacy of their own home?

If everyone is going to workout together choose a meeting place and keep everyone accountable. If they are working out in the privacy of their own home be sure each individual purchases the programs themselves. Anyone on any of the programs can record their results and help track each others progress at www.BeFitWithMe.co by creating a login. There is no charge for this feature.

Be in the dress After the Challenge, not before.

Be in the dress After the Challenge, not before.

To find out more about the Beachbody Challenge and be entered to win the $500 daily prize click HERE. You will be able to view success stories and watch videos of how a typical Challenge Group works.

If you’re not ready for the commitment yet and want more information about how to go about getting everyone signed up for free and only buying 1 or 2 programs because you are working out together at a scheduled time and place send me a message.

 

Warmth of Home

Are you a fair weather fitness fan? Everybody knows that it is easier to stick to an exercise plan in the summer. It is not hard to get out and go for a run in the sun. But how are you when the cold nights draw in? Still keen to leave your nice warm house to get your workout in?

It is tough to keep up the hard work you have put in over the summer months when it is dark outside and all you want to do is curl up in front of the TV. It takes real effort to drag yourself out to the gym, even though you know that once you get there you will be glad you did it.

Even the most hardcore fitness fanatics amongst you will have days when, for one reason or another, getting out to the gym or out for a run is simply not an option. If that’s the case then you need to have a backup plan.

If you cannot tear yourself away from home to be at the gym then bring the gym to your home. You don’t need any special equipment to get an effective workout done in your front room.

Not sure how to get started? Why not try one of the Beachbody home fitness programs? We have workouts for all levels of fitness and designed to get you great results from the comfort of your own home. Sign up for a Free Membership and see what it’s all about.

Get up and moving there is nothing worse than emerging from winter with extra pounds because of an exercise hibernation!

Is Your Computer Making You Fat?

Is your computer the reason you are getting fat? How much time do you spend on the computer in a day? We have so much more ‘screen time’ available to us with smart phones, tablets, and handheld devices with touch screens such as the iPod that we get a lot of screen time during a day. How much of that time is non-productive while you are stilling in front of a computer? I found this article and found the 10 signs an interesting read.

10 Signs Your Computer Is Making You Fat

By Linda York

When was the last time you had a big Mac Attack? How about a PC Pig-Out? These aren’t some junk food junkie’s gastronomical fantasies. They are terms for real-life experiences that are packing on the pounds for computer users everywhere. As people spend more time sitting in front of computers, they spend less time moving and exercising. People are exercising their “mouses” more than their bodies. They are gaining weight . . . even if they aren’t eating more!

Calories in exceed calories out
Just a decrease in the number of calories burned can pile on the pounds. However, less activity isn’t the only issue. Many people work on their computers without taking breaks. They work and eat at the same time, and it’s usually high-calorie food that is easy and quick to eat. Studies have found that given the choice, computer users will invariably choose candy bars over carrot sticks to power them through an online work session. A healthy, quick, and easy alternative is nuts—just pre-pack reasonable portions into small plastic bags so you don’t overindulge, or you can sometimes buy pre-packaged portions at your local supermarket (for great reasons to eat nuts, read this).

Those at risk
People who appear to be at greater risk for computer-influenced weight gain are those who have received promotions and find themselves suddenly working lots of extra hours; people who are bored with their jobs and consider surfing the Net a physical sport; addicted online game players; and people who report that they “just planned on checking their email” and woke up three hours later to find eBay up on the screen.

10 top telltale signs
Chances are, if you use a computer for work or fun, you could be at risk for gaining weight. The following telltale signs have been compiled from experts all over the world to help you figure out if your computer is making you fat. You may want to see if you, or anyone you know, have experienced any of these common indicators:
1. Are there food crumbs on your keyboard?
2. Have you stopped going to the mall and done most of your shopping online?
3. Do you IM or email the person who works at the desk next to you?
4. When you are asked to choose between playing solitaire online or a rousing game of volleyball, do you usually choose solitaire?
5. Do you ever want to “cut and paste” things—with your mouse that is—that you are reading in an online magazine or newspaper?
6. Do you accidentally enter your computer password on the microwave?
7. Is your reason for not staying in touch with friends that they don’t have email addresses?
8. Have you sat at the same desk for four years and worked for three different companies?
9. Does your spouse carry a picture of the back of your head in their wallet because this is what they normally see?
10. Do you have more friends in the online world than in your real world?

Online interventions
While it’s awfully tempting to sit at the computer browsing the Internet or working on projects without taking a break, it’s not exactly good for us. Mac users can download a free program called Time Out that times you on the computer and tells you when to take breaks. It can even be scheduled to play music to get you motivated for break time. There are options for skipping breaks or postponing them, which are tempting. PC users might want to look at Break Reminder software or Break Time or Albion StopNow! shareware.

Tips on How Not to Gain Weight When Dating

I found this article and yes it seemed like a no brainer when I read it, but I never thought about the ideas when I was dating. I used to see my weight gain start when I was dating and I would always get a new exercise routine that would never burn the number of calories I was eating and snacking when when dating and eating appetizers that I normally would never eat.

10 Tips to Not Gain Weight While Dating

By Stephanie S. Saunders

Falling in love. Perhaps the most extraordinary feeling a person can experience without psychotropic drugs. It’s an all-consuming state of being that takes us to our highest highs and lowest lows. But in the whirlwind of meeting the person of your dreams, sometimes you focus on your heart and lose sight of your waistline. Yes, the dreaded dating dozen is the sister of the freshman fifteen, but hopefully with higher-quality food involved. Are you someone who tends to put on a few as soon as you start seeing someone new? Why does this happen, and how can we avoid it? What about those of us who save the weight gain for the demise of the relationship, also known as Ben and Jerry Therapy? Let’s take a look at dating on a diet.It is fairly traditional to go out to dinner and a movie when you first start spending time with someone. You don’t want to look like the “weirdo who only eats salad” so you let loose a little bit. Perhaps you have a drink or five to continue on the loosening process. If this was for only one night, besides the imminent hangover, it’d be just fine. But when you really like someone, and you’re happy, you might shed your eating inhibitions for quite some time. He or she might like you for who you are, and not care about a few extra pounds, which is not really a bad thing. But as we all know, if the cycle continues, you can lose sight of your fitness goals and end up feeling like you just finished your first year in college, only this time with a few added wrinkles.

Let’s look at some ways to keep the love alive, without damage to your thighs. 1. Talk about it
Communication is one of the pillars of any great relationship. This doesn’t mean you need to go into a diatribe about your bad habits with food on the very first date. Again, being the crazy person who spends 20 minutes discussing carbohydrate vs. fat grams upon first meeting might leave your future phone calls unanswered. But if this is Mr. or Ms. Right, talk to them about your diet and fitness goals. Explain why you are working out like crazy and that the trip through the Jack in the Box® drive-through might not be your best date option. If they can’t be supportive of your healthy choices, this is probably not who you want to spend forever with.

2. Plan activity dates
Why does a date have to be dinner and drinks? The answer is, it doesn’t. With a bit of creativity, you can take the focus off food, and do something that might help the two of you get to know each other while you’re not inebriated. Plan dates that have activities as the focus, and simply eat before you leave the house. Try hiking, bowling, mini-golf, dog walking, visiting museums, playing a board game, getting a massage, playing on a playground, making pottery, throwing a Frisbee®, or sitting together and thinking of more fun, creative ideas. You will learn a lot about the person you are with, like if they get really upset when you cream them at mini-golf. And, more importantly, you will stick to your eating plan.

3. Cook meals at home
Again, this is not a suggestion for a first date, because having someone in your home that you do not know is never wise. But if you begin to spend a lot of time together, cooking together can be a fun, sexy activity that can save you a lot of money and calories. Grilling up some chicken or fish and steaming some veggies and brown rice is incredibly simple, and it tastes fantastic. Throw in some candlelight and soft music, and it’s as if you were in a 5-star restaurant, only you don’t need to be concerned about public displays of affection. And if you can talk your significant other into doing the dishes, it is a perfect date.

4. Picnics
For those of us who prefer getting out of the house, a picnic is always a fun alternative, unless you live in Alaska and it’s January. In that case, we suggest you enjoy the picnic on the rug, inside a building. With a picnic, you have control over what goes into the basket, and into your mouth. Pack a bunch of different cut-up fruits, vegetables, low-fat cheese, and whole wheat crackers. Bring either low-fat dressing or hummus to dip the veggies in. A lovely tablecloth, some music—you have a date to remember.

5. Choose wisely
So your date has been dying to try the latest hot spot for dinner. Don’t rain on the parade, but be very smart when attending. Remember that steamed, broiled, or grilled items are usually healthier than fried, sautéed, or baked-in-cheese-sauce ones. Look for lean cuts of meat, dressings on the side, and avoid the bread basket. If you want to be very prepared, see if the restaurant has a Web site, which will usually have a menu, and decide what will be healthiest in advance. There are a ton of Web sites with calorie counters that can help you make your choices. If the restaurant doesn’t have a Web site, call and ask them to fax a copy of the menu. Sometimes preparedness is the best defense.

6. Avoid the snack bar
Movie theaters, sporting events, and concerts all have one horrible thing in common. No, it’s not bad parking. It’s concession stands. Whoever originally chose the menu for snack bars must be eight years old, as elsewhere, most adults hardly ever eat nachos, hot dogs, fat-infused popcorn, greasy little pizzas, and pretzels larger than their heads. The best possible choice in situations where you will be faced with a concession stand is to eat first. There’s usually nothing of great nutritional value at these places, and even a seemingly innocent small popcorn with butter can pack 630 calories and 50 grams of fat! Grab a cup of water and run for your seat!

7. Buy date clothes
We all want to look attractive for our special someone. Oftentimes, a new, flattering, and slightly sexy outfit can transform you into an irresistible creature that makes your date desire you all the more. I’m not suggesting you wear a Speedo® with a sports coat, but more formfitting clothing has the ability to keep you aware of your waistline. I was once told that if I wanted to eat ice cream, I should do it while wearing a bikini. I stopped after three bites.

8. Work out first/on the date
It has been repeatedly proven that we tend to eat less and store less fat when we have a rigorous workout before a meal. Before a date, exercise can give us the added endorphins to feel fantastic and make us look our very best in the moment. Also, consider exercising with your new partner. Watching them try to conquer an INSANITY® plyometrics workout will give you a good gauge of their persistence and a good indication of what they look like with no makeup and messed-up hair.

9. Make alcohol less of a focus
Limiting the amount of alcohol we consume on a date can be challenging. Having cocktails is fun, and it lowers our inhibitions, so getting to know someone becomes much easier. On the other side of the coin, alcohol packs on a lot of excess calories, and might make us get to know someone too quickly. One margarita or cosmopolitan can add 400 calories to an evening. Try to plan dates that are not “bar focused” (see #2), but if you end up somewhere celebrating, lean toward wine, light beer, champagne, and anything not mixed with a ton of sugar.

10. If he/she is all wrong
Relationships can be incredibly complicated, and sometimes they just fall apart. If this unfortunate experience occurs for you, try not to let your sorrows drown in a vat of ice cream. Comfort food can be, well, comforting, but can also do residual damage that will make you feel even worse in the long run. It is pretty awful to work your tail off for months to reach a certain level of fitness, and have it all slip away because some jerk could not see what an incredible catch you are. Take all of that excess frustration and go on a run or a hike, lift weights, or do a P90X® workout.

Emotional eating is usually considered a negative reaction to a stressful or sad experience, which dating can sometimes be. But often, we eat in celebration of life, and the amazing person we have finally met. In all of the new emotions we encounter, in both the beginning and sometimes ending of a relationship, make sure you never lose sight of yourself—you, who has worked your tail off to get where you are. Keep up all of the good work, and remember that finding and keeping that perfect person is so much easier to do when you feel good about yourself.

Birthday Challenges

On October 1, Steve Edwards started his Birthday Challenge, and many are doing it with him! Why do a “Birthday Challenge” instead of just enjoying (or dreading) the approach of the coming year?

Steve explains. “The beauty of a birthday challenge is that you can tailor something that is just for you, depending upon your feeling or mood at any place in your life. One year you may focus on a personal strength, the next on a weakness. You may choose it to be physical, mental, or a combination of both. It can be one, short hard task or a year-long epic. It’s entirely up to you; and because of this, you can end up challenging yourself like no event tailored for the masses could ever do.

Having someone say “You can’t do that” is a great motivator. The reason is because I believe that we, as a society, have become too obsessed with living our lives on someone else’s terms. We have become scared to do things our own way because others may frown on it, or worse, we may get hurt, lose some possessions, or our societal standing.

The motto at birthdaychallenge.com is Live Your Life because, at least in our opinion, too many of us have become too frightened to follow our dreams. We live our lives in fear, but I’m always wondering just what is it that we fear. Failure? Losing? Pain? Suffering? These are all part of life. These things add experience, they make our lives rich, fulfilling, they make us human.”