Fruit Juice and Momentum – Q&A Session

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Good morning…or afternoon…or evening depending upon when you’re reading this :)

I had a very good response to the message earlier in the week where we discussed Focus and Simplicity and how I was able to help a client really hone in what she truly wanted and get her to her goals faster.

Actually the response was a bit overwhelming – so don’t be mad if I haven’t responded yet!

We’re going to do a bit of Q&A today and the questions they are tasty.

One covers fruit, and more specifically fruit juice; while the other covers Momentum and how to keep things rolling.

Before I begin, make sure you check out the post I did on Focus and Simplicity by clicking here.

Q:  “I know I should eat more fruits and vegetables but I’m just not that good at doing it.  I always see fruit juices in the grocery store and vending machines at work.  Are there any that are okay?  Do they “count” for my assignments where I am supposed to eat fruits or vegetables?”  – Amy M. 

A:  This question is actually two so let me answer them individually.

Some fruit/vegetable juices are “okay,” but the good options are few and far between.

Many you see on store shelves are nothing more than sugar water with artificial sweeteners and a little of the “concentrate” thrown in.

How can you tell the difference?

First, never, never, never, never ever trust the front of the bottle.  The front of the bottle/package is all marketing and made to get you to pick that pretty looking bottle up off the shelf and put your hard earned money down on the counter – nothing more, nothing less.

Flip that puppy over and look at the ingredients and calorie breakdown.

Is there any fiber?  Like any at all?

Is sugar, or any variation of that word (high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, etc.) in the top 3-5 ingredients?  What about artificial sweeteners?

I understand that even the good juices are going to have a bit of sugar or artificial sweeteners added because they have to in order to make it taste “right” but it shouldn’t be a major addition.  If there are only 5 ingredients and sugar is the second one, right after water, then it’s pure and total junk.

The ingredients label tells the truth.  If it’s a quality juice the company will go out of their way letting you know their high standards in manufacturing and all the good stuff in it.

True health foods, at least the ones packaged, want you to know how hard they work to give you a quality product…and to justify the higher cost.

If you were to compare a REAL, high quality juice, to a crappy juice with shinier marketing you will normally pick the crappier one because it’s cheaper and typically comes from a bigger grand who has a bigger marketing budget (I don’t trust food companies with huge marketing budgets because it means they’re putting less money into the food and more into hiding their crap).

Do some investigating, read the labels and make informed decisions.  It’ll take a couple extra minutes the first time you do it but you’ll be glad you did.

Part 2 of the question is a hard “NO.”

Juice is juice.  Juice is not food and does not count for any servings goal you have, and especially not for the Assignments I give in my programs.

I want you to get into the habit of eating the fruit and vegetable, not relying on highly processed juice that may or may not truly be healthy, and probably has “dead” vitamins and no way to slow the absorption of the sugar.

No one will ever be able to convince me that drinking fruit juice is “more convenient” than eating an apple – preferably organic.

Can you drink it?  Sure…if it’s a good brand.

Does it “count” as a serving?  Not if I’m counting. 

Thanks Amy!

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Ed’s note – this question is from a dude, not a lady and he’s a training client of mine :)

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Q:  “I find myself starting and stopping programs quite a bit – both diet and workout programs.  I buy something, get excited, then quit a week or two later, even if I’ve seen results, and it drives me crazy.  How can I keep the momentum going?” – Dave

A: That is an AWESOME question and I’m glad someone asked.

This happens more than you will ever know and is something I see all the time in my training biz.

This all boils down to Momentum and Small Successes.

I think a lot of people have their sights set too high when starting a program.  They believe the marketing hype and allow the thoughts of achieving these huge milestones in a couple days to cloud their judgement.

It’s like that really pretty girl or guy that we all desire, but has a horrible attitude and is a total turd…but we keep going back because they’re so damn pretty.

Dump ‘em and move on.

As for the program, here’s what you need to do the next time.

Set realistic goals.  That’s always step number one.

Now, take as many notes on your current state of affairs possible. 

Your weight, measurements, eating habits, stress levels, posture, etc.  Write as much about your “current self” possible.

You must also keep track of your workouts.  If your program came with Workout Logs, use them and be honest.

If you’re a a little weak with things like push-ups or planks and you get crazy sore after lunges, that should be noted.

If you’re only able to complete 5 push-ups when the workout calls for 12, write it down.

Be honest and use that Log.

This takes some work – at least in the beginning – but it must be done so you can start that ball of Momentum rolling.

Let’s say your main goal is weight loss – you want to lose 30 pounds in 3 days (sarcasm) – but you do all I just mentioned just the same.

After week 1 you “only” lost 5 pounds…your pants don’t fit that much better and you start to get a little frustrated even though you lost 5 frickin’ pounds!

After week 2 you “only” lose an extra 2 pounds…your pants fit a bit better…but that little voice creaps in that it’s not happening fast enough (you really need to tell that voice to shut up).

But here’s the cool thing, and here’s how this time will be different.

You kept notes.

You noticed that while you “only” lost 7 pounds (which is totally flippin’ awesome), you are able to complete all your push-ups from your toes, which is a huge accomplishment in just 2 weeks.

Your energy levels are through the roof and you no longer feel the urge to snack in the evening.

You also note that while your pants do fit a bit better, you’ve actually moved the belt over a notch.

Those are Small Successes and they are steps for you to build on…but you never would have known that if you didn’t keep track.

Small Successes are the only way to start that Momentum, and keep it going when the times get tough…and the times will get tough.

The more you’re able to focus on each little achievement you have, the more likely you are to accomplish your Big Goal.

Success leads to more success, but only if that success is recognized.

That’s a deep statement right there…whoosh (you best be giving me credit if you quote that).

Alrighty that’s all for today.

ed

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Quick and Simple Workout For You

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

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Sunday afternoon, during Maren’s “Rest Time,” I heard what sounded like jumping in our bedroom.

I was curious for two reasons…

First, why was she jumping.

Second, why was she jumping in our room and not her’s?

I went up to investigate, because her brother was napping and if he doesn’t get a decent nap he’s a bear, and found her in the middle of a set of burpees.

I asked what she was doing and she breathlessly said, “Working out!”  I asked what she was doing in her workout and she said she rode the bike, used the sliders, squats and burpees.

My 5-year old daughter was working out.

I couldn’t help but smile, but I also told her to get back to her room for Quiet Time.

She wanted to do the same thing yesterday.

I’ll say it again…my 5-year old daughter was working out.

Not bad.

So in the grand scheme of kids working out I’m going to share a couple workouts with you on this fine Thursday. Click Here To Continue Reading→

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Hit A Plateau? Having Trouble Knowing Where To Start?

Monday, June 18th, 2012

A couple weeks ago I had a consultation with an awesome lady.

She’d lost a bit of weight on her own, but reached that plateau that is so mind-boggling frustrating.

She’d worked her butt off, saw some results, got frustrated, worked “harder,” saw a little change, got angry and pushed through, then hit a plateau.

Sound familiar?

When she took a breath I asked what her goals were and she rambled off about 5 or 6 things she wanted to accomplish before a vacation.

  • She wanted to lose 25 pounds.

  • She wanted to drop a couple sizes to fit into a new dress and bathing suit.

  • She wanted to tone her shoulders and butt.

  • She wanted to increase her energy.

  • She also wanted to get strong enough to be able to do all her push-ups from her toes.

All of those were awesome goals, but it was just too much.

She was trying to accomplish too much in a short period of time and it was leading to a confusing set of workout and diet parameters.

She wanted to lose weight, so she was eating very few calories, but she wanted to get stronger, which requires quality calories – don’t get me wrong, you can accomplish both…but only if you do it the right way.

After our consultation we sat down and came up with a new plan.

The plan only had her focusing on 2 things, rather than 5.

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Tips To Fix A Bad Eating Weekend

Monday, June 4th, 2012

This past weekend was NOT friendly in the nutrition department in the World of Ed.

I ate poorly…actually let’s just call it what it is and say I ate like crap.

Bleh.

I hate weekends where that happens.  I know what I should do, and I know all the tricks to keep myself from going off the deep end, but sometimes it all explodes.

Ever have one of those weekends, or maybe weeks?

You know what you should do, but don’t.

You know the tricks you should follow (hopefully the ones I’ve taught you), but for whatever reason don’t follow them.

Your diet just goes to pot.

But how do you get over it without truly going off the deep end and ruining all your hard work?

Is there a way to “get back on the wagon” and continue with your success?

Yep!

It’s actually easier than you think…and you didn’t do as much damage as you think you did – as long as it’s not a regular occurrence.  If weekends like this happen on a regular occurrence, then you need to step back and re-evaluate.

Here are a few quick tricks to get back on the wagon and continue losing fat.

#1 – Don’t freak out.

This may sound overly simplistic, but it needs to be said.

Did you know that one of the sayings in the fitness industry is “Every Monday Is New Year’s?”

Do you know why?

Bcause people blow up over the weekend, the nfreak out Sunday night or Monday morningand go crazy buying up stuff and hitting the gym.

A buddy of mind in the fitness industry says all the cardio addicts are doing their “Cardio Confessional” on Mondays praying to the cardio gods to remove all the nastiness.

It makes sense.

Take a step back and realize the truth.  The truth is that it was just one weekend.  It was only 2 days.  It’s NOT a big deal (unless it happens regularly).

You didn’t do that much damage to your progress, and if you’ve been going hot and heavy in yoru nutrition and workoyt you may have actually done your body a favor.

Realize that the past is in the past.  You can’t change it, but you can change what you do today…but what you should do today is NOT freak out and go of the deep end.  Treat it like any other Monday.  Go on with your plan as usual.

#2:  Drink ONLY water.water for weight loss

If you messed up over the weekend then you’re holding a lot of “water weight” and one of the easiest way to get rid of it is to drink water…nothing but water.  Don’t drink tea, sugar-free drinks, alcohol, etc.  ONLY water.

I’m for serious here yo.

Only water.

Nothing else.

Not your coffee.  Not your juice.  Nothing but water.  Don’t add any powdered stuff to it…JUST WATER.

Don’t ask if something else is “okay” because I’m trying ot make myself as clear as possible…

…ONLY DRINK WATER!

You want to flush that stuff out and really you shouldn’t be drinking that much artificial sweetener, colors, etc. so the water is going to do you good in more ways than one.

#3:  Limit The Sugars and Grains. 

You should be limiting your sugars and grains on a regular basis, but you should pay extra attention on days like this.

Nothing with added sugar.

No grains – whether processed or whole grain…none.

Eat lots of veggies and fiber-rich fruit.

That’s another thing.  Limit the fruit intake to only those with a decent amount of fiber.  Things like apples, pears, blueberries, raspberries, etc. are good for days like this.

Things like grapes, bananas, etc. aren’t good for these days.  They’re fine on most days, but not today.

I’d also like you to limit your fruit intake to early in the day.  Try to get it in the morning/lunch.

#4:  See above per fruits and veggies.

#5:  Sweat.

Crank the workout up a notch or two.

You don’t have to go super-long, or even that much longer than normal, and you should NOT “pray to the cardio gods” because that won’t do you as much good as you think.

Add some Book Ends to your workout, or finish things up with somet metabolic work to really get the sweat flowing.

But, like I said, don’t increase the overall workout time by much – maybe 7-10 minutes more.

Decrease the rest period.

Challenge yourself a bit more.

Increase the resistance.

Use that pent up frustration from a crappy weekend in your workout.  Use that as fuel and leave it there.  That’s a great way to ensure it doesn’t nag at you.  Go into your workout telling yourself that you will leave that frustration with the workout.

You’ll put that extra energy there, and then move on.

It’s really pretty freeing to be able to do that.

Easy enough?

Those are 5 super simple tips and tricks you can use any time you fall off the wagon and need to jump back on.

Obviously you want to limit days like this because if you do it on a regular basis you were never really “on the wagon” were you?

If you find yourself “stumbling” every weekend, you need to stop, take a break, and re-evaluate what you want and why you want it.

If you want the right things, and for the right reasons, you shouldn’t be crapping out that often.

Right?

Of course I’m right.  I’m always right.

Gag.

Alright I better get out of here before I say anything stupid.

Later tater.

ed

P.S. – If you want to learn how to drastically minimize, or even ELIMINATE “bad weekends” and finally get OFF the Diet Roller Coaster, click here to discover all there is to know about the awesomeness of “I am Lean! I am Strong! I am Vibrant!”

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Bodyweight Workout To Do From Home (video inside)

Friday, June 1st, 2012

I’m hangin’ at home with the two goblins kiddos this afternoon, and after a full day of training clients and no extra “studio time” thatbodyweight workout means I wasn’t able to get my normal workout in.

Sad face.

I was actually looking forward to doing one of my Puzzle workouts today.

Oh well.

But…

Never fear!

Just because I can’t train at the studio, or you can’t fit in a workout at a gym, or you’re on the road and don’t have access to a decent gym, doesn’t mean no workout can be done…or that you’re stuck with boring ol’ cardio.

I’m going to share a simple, yet ridiculously effective bodyweight workout that you can do anytime and anywhere.

It’s the exact workout I did this afternoon while Maren was coloring, and Nolan was…being the crazy boy he is.

Before I share that bodyweight workout with you I wanted to touch on a couple important points about using bodyweight exercises.

1)  You really have to focus on form.

This should go without saying because there’s really no workout where you can let your form slip and not pay the consequences, but bodyweight workouts are, at least in my humble opinion, a bit more important.

In the bodyweight workout programs I design, I tend to have you doing lots of different push-up variations, squat/lunge variations and different types of plank extensions.

All of those are made pretty much worthless if you’re not really focused on body positioning and tempo.

If you stick your butt up in the air while doing push-ups, that means your form is horrible.

If you do “curtsy” squats or lunges, you will accomplish NOTHING.

Use proper form and tempo.

2) Limit the rest.

I’m not a bit fan of resting in any of the workout programs I design whether they’re 10-minute workouts using dumbbells or 10-minute workouts using bodyweight, but if your’e doing this at home, with no one to keep you in check, it’s very easy to stop and let a 10 second rest turn into a 90 second rest because you got distracted by what’s on TV or your phone just let you know you received a new email.

Don’t let yourself get distracted.

Turn off your computer and phone, or at least do the workout in a different room.

Don’t have the television turned to a station that can be distracting – pretty much anything but music.

Keep working and keep pushing.

Okay, let’s get back to the bodyweight workout now that we have those tips out of the way.

Bodyweight Workout In 10 Minutes

In case you didn’t get a chance to write that workout down, here it is:

10-Minute Bodyweight Workout:

1A) Staggered Push-up – 10 reps – which is a GREAT push-up :)

1B) Bodyweight Squat – 20 reps

1C) Jump Squat – 10 reps

1D) Plank Extension – 10 reps/arm

Can you incorporate that into your bodyweight workout arsenal?

Give that puppy a go and try to work it in at least once per week as part of an intelligently designed 10-minute workout system.

Just remember those two tips I gave you earlier – form/tempo and limiting rest.

Beyond that it’s just doing the work.

Ooh I wanted to mention one more thing ot make that workout even more awesome.  If you want to turn the intensity up a couple notches, add what I call “Book Ends” to the workout.

Simply do the following 2 exercises in circuit format for 5 minutes before AND after that 10-minute bodyweight workout:

1A) Burpee – 8 reps

1B) Jumping Jack – 50 reps

Zero rest, all work for 5 minutes, then jump into the workout, then do that 5-minute circuit again and you’re done.

You can do this…I believe in you.

Talk to you soon!

ed

P.S. – The newest issue of LSV Inner Circle has just been released and the workout for this month is awesome.  It’s all about the arms.  The magazine covers Resistance, Snacking and truly knowing when you are Hungry. It’s all kinds of goodness.  Of course there are downloadable videos and workout logs for the WOM.  If you’re a member, log in and check it out.  If you’re not a member, get on board!  All the cool kids belong –> LeanStrongVibrant.com/LSV-Inner-Circle

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Ready For Summer? Here’s A Few Diet and Exercise Tips

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

I had a stark realization the other day, while playing in the yard with the kiddos, and it kinda freaked me a bit.

The realization was that summer was coming, and it was coming quick and it wasn’t going to wait for me, or anyone else, to be ready.

I had this realization for a couple reasons.

First, I was wearing a tank top and noticed my arms were crazy white.

I’m a white dude by nature – not just my race, but I’m a pasty white white dude.

You could probably stick me on top of a cliff overlooking the ocean, spin me round and round and have me act as a light house.

I also noticed that I still had a bit of my “winter weight” sticking around my midsection and I didn’t like that.

I think it’s natural to gain a little extra weight over the winter – at least if you live in a non-tropical location – because your body wants to fight the cold…

…plus you’re wearing bigger clothes that cover everything up.

You don’t have to like it, but I do think it’s natural to gain a little goo over the cold months.

You also don’t have to accept it.  You can, and should, fight it…and fight it we shall!

Here are a few nutrition tips to get ready for summer and shed the winter weight. Click Here To Continue Reading→

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Is Today Your “New Year’s Day?”

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

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I’ve been a trainer for the better part of 10 years and have owned a private training studio for 9 of those 10.  In that time I’ve averaged about 30 training sessions per week give or take a few due to upswings and downswings.

I don’t say that to brag, although that’s a whole heck of a lot of training sessions, but rather to preface the point I want to make.

Over that time it’s become apparent that we tend to focus too much on the past.

And we don’t focus on the good stuff from the past, either.  It’s the bad stuff.  The stuff that makes us feel depressed and down in the dumps.

It’s the stuff that pushes us to the “punishment zone.”

There’s a saying in the fitness world that, “Every Monday is New Years.”  That basically means that every Monday people want to start fresh because their weekend, or previous week(s) were bad.

This can be good if it’s approached from the right frame of mind (and we’ll get to that in a second), but unfortunately it’s what puts all too many of us right into the “Punishment Zone.”

A friend of mine calls the Monday rush to the treadmill the “Cardio Confessional” because so many are paying for their eating sins.

I have news for you, and it’s news you’ve heard before, most often in church, but it needs to be said over and over and over.

What happened yesterday, last week or even 30 minutes ago is OVER.

You can’t change it.

No matter how hard you try, you cannot go back in time and get those moments back.

You can’t undo eating a plate of nachos before digging into the Chimichanga and downing it with a sugary margarita (I’m craving Mexican food right now!!).

You can’t undo skipping workouts for the past week.

You can’t undo the mental beat downs you’ve put on yourself.

It’s done.

It’s over.

It’s finito.

The ONLY choice you have is to move forward.

Vow to be better today.

Don’t let yesterday come into your mind.

Forgetting yesterday does NOT mean you don’t pay the consequences – if you eat poorly for too long, you will gain weight, your joints will ache and you’ll have zero energy…

…Unless you stop, remind yourself you can’t change what you did yesterday, and then move forward. 

How can you move forward?

Focus on Baby Steps.

One of the biggest problems I see new clients, or hell even clients who have been working with me for months or years, is trying ot conquer too much at once.

Don’t do that because it only leads to more frustration.

Focus on something simple and build on it.

Do you have trouble with emotional eating?

Find a new outlet for your stress (but you also need to fix that stressor).  Maybe tell your self that you’ll eat that “treat” but only AFTER you’ve done a quick bodyweight workout, gone for a walk, or ate some super-sweet and water-rich fruit. 

If you make that a habit, I can all but guarantee you’ll no longer be emotional eating, you’ll lose that extra baggage and you’ll find the stress in your life, or at least the way you react to it, severly diminished.

Do you find yourself skipping breakfast, then getting too hungry by lunch time or mid-morning and make poor eating decisions?

Simple fix – start your breakfast preparation the night before so you don’t have to do anything in the morning.

Every evening I get the fruit and other ingredients ready for my smoothie, as well as wash a couple pieces of fruit and cut out a chunk of homemade protein bar to have for my morning at the studio.

That way when I”m rushing out hte door at 4:30am (yes…4:30), all I have to do is blend up the smoothie and grab the snacks out of the refrigerator.  I drink the smoothie on the way to the studio and have those snacks a few hours later.

Because of those actions I don’t skip breakfast…like ever…and my lunch decisions are usually 100% perfect (evening is another story!!).

Have trouble sticking to your workout plan or do it sporadically that it makes you frustrated and you constantly vow to be better?

First, step back and relax, and then break your workout up into shorter “windows.”

Pretty much every workout I design – for myself and clients – focuses on 7 or 10 minute windows of time.

That way I can still get a really good training session in even if the day is pressed for free time.

Sometimes clients have to get out of our session early, but they know they’ll still get a really great session in because of this philosophy whereas if I didn’t design workouts in this manner they would cancel much more often because they think they “need” the hour.

Make sense?

Struggling because you want to make a change but a loved one won’t do it with you?

This can be an incredibly difficult challenge to conquer, but it is definitely doable.

First, take the focus off the loved one and put it back where it matters – YOU. 

If you focus on YOU, make the right decisions and changes and do so consistently, the loved one will see the positive changes you’ve made and will want to join you, but don’t push the issue.

If you do things the right way and focus on living a truly vibrant and lean lifestyle, everything you do will seem doable and achievable to that loved one and because they see your awesome results and how awesome you look AND feel, they won’t be able to help themselves but join your bandwagon.

Remember, that you can’t change yesterday.

You can’t change what you did in your past.

All you have power over is today.

Today do better, but do so intelligently.

Vow to be just a little better today than yesterday.

Vow to eat 2 servings of fruit and 2 servings of vegetables today.

Then tomorrow eat those same 4 servings, but also add a healthy evening snack while also doing a quick workout.

Then the next couple days do those same things, and don’t add anything extra.

Just be a little better every day.

Keep moving forward.

If you make a mistake, so what?  Pick yourself up and move on because IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL.

You can conquer yourself and LIVE a Lean and Vibrant Lifestyle…

…but you have to put yesterday OUT of your mind.

It doesn’t matter anymore.

Today matters.

Today you can be better.

Today you ARE better.

Talk soon!

ed

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Super Simple Workout Challenge

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Hey hey!

So how was your weekend?

How have your workouts been coming along?

Have you been doing them consistently?

Have you been working intensely during your workouts or going through the motions?

Those are the two most important aspects of any workout program – consistently and working hard.

If you’re not consistent, you can’t expect results.

If you’re not working hard, you can expect poor results…or none at all.

Remember it doesn’t take long to fit in a quality workout, but you have to work while working out.

On that note, let’s dive into this week’s Assignment.

Last week’s assignment was nutrition related, and if it’s possible, I’d like you to continue on with that assignment because there’s no reason to stop.

This week’s assignment is workout related.

Actually it only involves one exercise, but I’m asking you to do a lot of them.

What exercise might that be?

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A Whole Bunch of Diet Tips and Workouts

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

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Hey!

How’s your weekend coming?  As of this instant, it is mid-afternoon on a beautiful Sunday and Nolan just woke up from his nap.  I was going to say Nolan was napping and Maren was coloring in her room, but I just heard the tell-tale signs of a 1-year old awakening…crying :)

I am currently sitting in my “office” at home, which is really just a desk in the corner of our dining room – I lost my office when Nolan was born – and started to think.

I was doing a bit of brainstorming on what topics I should write on in the coming weeks and began to think about all we’ve talked about over the past several weeks, minus a missed week due to exhaustion from other projects.

We’ve gone over quite a bit in terms of all of the Assignments/Challenges, and I have one more coming up for tomorrow (and it’s awesome!), but I thought it would be a good idea to recap everything.

Why would I want to do that?

I suppose if you think about it, all that we’ve talked about over the past several weeks is kind of like a Report, or mini-book, that’s just chunked out into separate articles and blog posts.

If you were to take all the articles and put them together, them focus on putting them into action for a few weeks, you could make some pretty big strides in your overall weight loss and fitness lifestyle.

Simple and easy.

Take the information, put them into a manageable plan, take action and watch the results.

You can do that, right?

Of course you can!

Click the links below to see all of the Assignments/Challenges we’ve done over the past several weeks…

Weird Diet and Nutrition Tip To Change Your Eating Habits

Eat These 3 Healthy Weight Loss Foods Every Day

Nutrition Challenge (Fruit)

10-Minute Bodyweight Workout

New Challenge – Water and Weight Loss

10-Minute Workout

Healthy Smoothies Is This Challenge!

Bodyweight Workout Challenge

Want To Lose Weight and Live a Healthy Lifestyle?  Eat These 3 Foods Daily 

Simple and Effective Bodyweight Workout

Okay now that you have all those links to the previous Assignments/Challenges…get to work!

Come up with a simple plan on how you can implement some, or all, of those Challenges into your life and then take action.

Life rewards action takers.

Will you be rewarded?

Have an awesome day and I’ll talk to you soon!

ed

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Nutrition Assignment – Eat These 3 Foods

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Hey!

How’s it hangin’?

I got away from the Nutrition Assignments for a couple weeks and that’s because I’ve been working frantically on a few projects.

So I’m kinda sorry and I’m kinda not.  I’m sorry because I want ot help you lose weight and live a lean and strong lifestyle.

I’m not sorry because these projects directly effect you and are pretty stinkin’ awesome…but we’ll save those or later :)

Back to the task at hand…

This week’s assignment is nutrition related.

To be more specific, I’m going to share a few foods that you may, or may not eat on a regular basis, but that I want you to eat most days this week. 

When I give you this type of assignment, it’s to help break you out of an eating rut.  Sometimes we get stuck eating the ‘same old, same old’ and while that may be okay, it gets boring.

For some, these foods are already eaten on a regular basis.  Others may avoid them because they’re afraid.

Afraid of the sugar content or afraid of the fat content and those fears creaped into their head (maybe your head) from some tricksters.

What are these foods?

Here’s the quick list, followed with my “reason why.”

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