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The Personal Trainers Summer Challenge- Week 2 Game Plan

I want to thank all of you for the awesome emails/comments I received after my last post in regards to my week one review. It is cool to hear that so many people find my writing entertaining (or they at least are kind enough to say that to me). I don't think I have ever been this excited about writing before. I received some great questions that I think my week 2 plan will help to address. First off, several people were shocked by the amount of junk food I ate. There was one comment in specifically that stood out to me.... John, I want to throw something at you.  Something large and heavy and with sharp spikes.  I eat a FRACTION of that and still gain weight! (and you know I work out!) This individual who will remain anonymous (but does like to workout at 6a, enjoys Fleetwood Mac on the radio, dances throughout the entire workout and has a very distinct laugh) obviously thought that it was impossible to eat like I did and lose weight. Hopefully you don't want to throw sharp objects at me but in case you feel the same way, here was my email response...…

The Personal Trainers Summer Challenge- Week 1 Review

Hi, my name is John. This past week I ate... A steak and cheesy potato dish with white bread and butter for lunch on Wednesday P.F Changs sweet and sour chicken for dinner on Wednesday (and 2 beers) Cheeseburger and waffle fries for dinner on Friday (with "several" alcoholic drinks) Cheesecake Factory fish tacos on Sunday for lunch and a slice of red velvet cheesecake (I looked it up. 1250 calories for the cheesecake alone) Oh ya, I also forgot to mention... I am 3 lbs lighter this week. I am telling you this because it is possible to live a "normal" life and lose weight. The key is to make smart, strategic decisions. Before you throw the "personal trainer" card at me we need to make sure we are on the same page. I am not a workout nazi. Yes, I know those people you are talking about. The trainers that live to workout and enjoy staring at themselves for hours in the mirror. I'm not that guy. I don't get all worked up over a slice of bread and I don't worry if I look a little bloated and my abs aren't showing. Don't worry, I know plenty…

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Holiday Fitness Challenge!!!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! It is time to get back into the swing of things and burn off those calories! To help motivate you to get back into a routine, we are having our first annual "Holiday Fitness Challenge"! What? The holiday fitness challenge is a fun way to help motivate you and get you back into a routine. You get "points" for various activities described below. For each point you get one entry into a raffle. At the end of the 5 weeks, we will be drawing 2 winners. The more points you acquire, the better your chances of winning. This is your chance to win prizes for exercising (something you need to be doing anyway). Prizes? 4 Free Semi-Private personal training sessions 32" LED Flat screen TV When? STARTING TODAY!!!! It runs from November 28th- December 30th... 5 weeks!!! How? Attending a class or semi-private session = 3 pts Bring a friend = 2 pt Refer a friend that joins = 10 pts Row 2500 meters = 1 pt Treadmill 1 mile = 1 pt Ski erg 1500 meters = 1 pt *** The cardio exercises do not include what you do during a class or…

Awesome Michael Jordan Video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woOu_4l3lio] I thought this advertisement is so simple yet awesome. We are our own limitations. The sooner we realize that we are in control, the faster we can get to where we want to go.

Excuses Video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obdd31Q9PqA] In the video is Matt Scott, an American basketball player born with spina bifida. Matt was introduced to basketball in a wheelchair at age 14. At age 18, he led his team in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association to two national championships and was voted the league MVP. While in college, he led his team to 3 national championships (2004, 2005, 2007). In 2007, he was on the gold medal winning US team at the Parapan American Games in Brazil (he was only 21). Matt has taken part in the 2004 and 2008 Paralympics and has plans to participate in 2012. Think about everything Matt has accomplished when it would have been so easy to make excuses. Are you achieving the kind of results you want from exercise? If not, take ownership and stop finding excuses.

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