Friday, 2 August 2013

How Many Calories Do I Need to Lose Weight?

At some point on our fitness journey we all ask the question, "How many calories do I need to lose weight?" 

Finding the right answer can often be as difficult as finding the Holy Grail.  There are a number of theories out there, so figuring out what works best for you can be time consuming and frustrating.

The first thing to keep in mind is that we are all different.  We all have different bodies, metabolisms and issues, so although calorie formulas can give us a ballpark number, these numbers are just a guide.  Take some time to play around with the numbers to essentially figure out what works best in your world.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Frustrated Because The Scale is Telling You That You're Not Losing Weight?

Sometimes I hate the scale. 

Sometimes I think the scale hates me even worse.

I work my ass off, and yet when I get up in the morning and jump on it--the numbers don't move!

Talk about frustrating!

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Addressing the Whole ViSalus Scam

Let's Talk about the ViSalus Scam

visalus scam
There are hundreds if not millions of weight loss programs out there, and I'm sure every one has been called a scam at some point, including the ViSalus Scam.  Heck, I bet even eating right and exercising has been called a scam by someone!

Here's the deal.  Some are scams.  Some are not.  Often we hear the name "scam" from competitors who get into the whole "mine is better than yours" mentality, and proclaim to the world that the other guys' stuff is pure garbage without really even knowing what is in the products to begin with.

So, I'll be honest.  For about a year and a half I was a ViSalus promoter.  Yeah, I said the dreaded "V" word.  After a while I decided to switch teams and move to Beachbody, and have not regretted my move one bit.  Does that mean that I think ViSalus products are crap?  Absolutely not.  I have friends and family who have had success with the Vi-Shakes, so I cannot discredit their success.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Insanity Review

You've probably heard of the ever popular workout Insanity before.  It has a reputation for being particularly gruelling, to the point where people have a tendency to get all Harry Potterish and whisper it like "He Who Must Not Be Named"....

So if you're at all curious about this program because you've decided you'd like to get fit or lose a few pounds but aren't sure if it's for you, well, you've come to the right place.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Shakeology Review

So what is this Shakeology stuff all about anyway?  Just for bulky bodybuilders?  Just for elite athletes who wear speedos to run marathons?


Saturday, 16 February 2013

Ultimate Reset Review: Phase 1

Please watch this video for my candid Ultimate Reset Review

So, as many of you know, I started a program called The Ultimate Reset. It's a 21 day detox/cleanse diet that gets rid of all the garbage in your system leaving your body healthier. One great side effect is also weight loss. So, I'm done my first week, and for any of you out there who are curious, I just thought I'd give you a bit of info.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Have you ever thought... I need help losing weight?


It's the theme of the day today, I've decided.

So often when we embark on a health or weight loss journey we attempt to get new results by doing the same thing.

Monday, 11 February 2013

How to Lose Weight Fast

Ahhh the million dollar to lose weight fast??

I bet that this question has been asked at least a million times in the past....six months.  I bet it has been searched over and over and over again on Google, YouTube, Yahoo, You Hoo, Boo Hoo,  you name it.

The Holy Grail of health and fitness--how can I lose weight fast?

Friday, 8 February 2013

Ultimate Reset Review: Mourning a Good Friend

I found this on the internet, and I thought it quite fitting.

You see, I am in mourning.  For a dear dear friend--Mr. Food.  He has been a faithful companion since childhood, never leaving my side as I deal with life's ups & downs, and celebrate its triumphs.  He has comforted me when I was down, acted as therapist when I was confused, and filled in as best friend on cold winter movie nights.  He was loyal, never judging.  He was mine. 

Sunday, 3 February 2013

The Ultimate Reset: My Personal Journey

Watch this video where I explain why exactly I am doing The Ultimate Reset

Well guys, my Ultimate Reset Kit is due to arrive on Tuesday, so I thought it was high time I got my butt in gear and got ready for this incredible journey!!

And what an incredible journey it will be! 

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Are You Too Busy to Workout?

I think this is one of the biggest factors that holds people back from losing weight.
We're just so damned busy.   

Monday, 28 January 2013

Why I am doing the Ultimate Reset

Here's a story.  It's a true one.  Names have not been changed to protect the people's about me.

I'm a big history fan, especially war history.  And so when the movie Saving Private Ryan came out in theaters I was especially excited.  I had waited for months to see this movie, and finally the night came.  It was a Sunday night and I was meeting some friends at the local theater for a great night out.  

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Misconceptions and Not Losing Weight

Yes, exercise and diet is a big part of getting fit and healthy, but if those are the only 2 things that make our bums smaller, then why are we all not walking around looking like Angelina Jolie? 

I'll tell you why. It's called Misconceptions.

Monday, 21 January 2013

What to do when you fall off the wagon: Ode to Jenny


I have a friend named Jenny.  We met in the fall when we were both doing Insanity.  Jenny is a great gal, and she had some amazing results with the Insanity program, but alas, life got in the way and she fell off the wagon.

This blog is my Ode to Jenny.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

What to do when your friends & family don't support your weight loss journey

One would think that if you decided to lose weight the entire world would let out a collaborative whoop!!  But, sadly, that is not always the case. Sometimes our friends and family can be our loudest cheering section, but not always. 

They may not necessarily understand what we're doing, or why we're doing it.  Our journey for fitness may be viewed as a reminder that they too are in a place where they don't want to be. 

Whatever the case, you need to be aware of how your family sees your quest for fitness and then find ways to deal with it so that it doesn't become the one thing that sabotages your chances for success. Check out the video above to see more about this and hear what I have to say about dealing with this stuff. And, if you are ready to transform your life and are looking for a supportive team to get healthy with, look no further!!

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Why Am I a Beachbody Coach?

Okay, so I'll admit.  I'm not exactly the Sporty Spice type.  I sucked at sports when I was a kid.

I run, but I'm a middle of the pack kind of runner.  Not in the lead, not bringing up the rear.

You won't see my pic on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

So, why would I sign up to be a Beachbody Coach?  Don't you have to be an elite athlete to do that? Complete with rock hard abs and chiseled shoulders?

No, I wouldn't say so.  I've worked out for years, and I've worked at a major running store, but I wouldn't call myself elite.

I'd probably call myself regular. (the word ''normal" doesn't really fit, in my world, haha)

I've been a fan of the Beachbody programs for quite some time, however, going back to the day when I ordered my own copy of P90X and joined my buddy Greg's personal team.

I wanted a change.  I needed to get fit, and had heard some great reviews of P90X from some people in my world.

And it delivered.

So,  fast forward a couple of years to this October, when I heard that the Beachbody head honchos were going to allow us Canucks to join the ranks as coaches, it didn't take me long to sign up.

Here are a few reasons why I am a coach.

1) I believe in fitness, and not just fitness for the fit, or fitness for the fast and the skinny--but fitness for us all.  For the larger than life, for the slow and the less than confident.  For those of us out there who know we need to make changes but have no idea just how to even begin.

I think that there are a lot of people out there, lurking in the shadows of the fitness world who do want to get engaged in a weight loss journey, but taking that first step is too damn intimidating.  I get that.  I've been there.  And I also know that knowing that you have someone in your corner who is cheering you on and truly believes that you can do it--can be the one single factor that propels you to success.  I am the one in your corner, cheering you one, believing in you--when even you may not.

2) I've walked the walk, so I know what it's like to struggle and flounder, hate the treadmill, loathe the calorie chart.  I am someone who gets where you are coming from, and from that experience, I have something to offer--hope.

3) It's fun.  I get such a charge out of hearing people's stories--what their background is, why they want to make changes, and how they are succeeding--today.  I love getting to know people from all over the world and seeing them grow as they take the steps toward creating a healthier version of themselves.

4) I give a damn.  Plain and simple.

So, if you're out there right now, feeling all fluffy and fat, and hopeless and helpless, know that there is one person right now who is in your corner, cheering you on, knowing you can do it.


And if you are ready to take the first steps to getting healthier, creating that new you that you've been dreaming of, wait no more.

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You can do it, you know.  You really can.

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