Sunday, February 17, 2008

FREE Preview Call of a 10-Week Intensive Life & Body Makeover Program "New Life, New Body, New You"

You've heard from me for a while about the new 10-week group coaching and training program "New Life, New Body, New You" that I put together with an Empowerment Life Coach.

The 10-week intensive life and body makeover program is designed to bring about a WHOLE NEW YOU.

This Group Teleclass will start in March and finish by Memorial Day Weekend - the unofficial kickoff of summer in U.S. You'll be ready for the swimsuit season with great confidence in your body and about yourself.

In this intensive group coaching and training program, we'll teach you, coach you and guide you step-by-step to a new level of life balance, a body of your dreams and a whole new YOU.

You must have been curious about this program and what it is all about. I'll present the program details in a FREE teleclass this Friday February 22nd at 12:00 pm EST. Sign up here for the FREE teleclass. You don't want to miss this great opportunity to fire away your burning questions.

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This is just the beginning of the beginning .... because in this FREE teleclass we'll show you
  • Why your New Year's Resolutions fail in the first month
  • Why "dieting" doesn't work, and what to do instead
  • Why exercise isn't enough, but working out 7 days a week may hurt you
  • Why stress makes you gain weight and what to do about it
  • Why losing 20 (or any number) pounds is a wrong goal
  • Why doing hundreds of situps won't get you six pack abs if ...
  • How to FINALLY lose the weight and keep it OFF for good

In the full 10-week curriculum, you will learn how to:

  • Define yourself and your life purpose
  • Reprogram your mindset
  • Optimize your lifestyle
  • Set your S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • Replenish and manage your energy
  • Eat healthy and nutrient-rich foods
  • Plan your schedule for training, fueling and nourishing your body
  • Train to build muscle, lose fat and get your dream body
  • Deal with challenges and obstacles
  • Manage your stress and create your work-life balance
  • Appreciate and celebrate a whole New YOU

Click here and follow the instructions to sign up for the FREE preview call. In the call, I will give you an overview about the curriculum, class structure, schedule and investment. In the end, I'll make you an irresistible bonus offer. I love to hear you in the call and answer any questions you may have.

It's FREE to listen to the teleclass, but you need to sign up to receive the call-in phone number and access code.

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

What Defines a Champion?

When you find yourself slack off in your workout next time, watch this inspirational video to give you the shot in the arm.

What defines a champion?

The warrior' spirit - never give up no matter what.

Pick up where you left off.

Have a big goal! Have a big dream!

Find your passion and desire to overcome the obstacles.

My salute to Dustin Carter!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Three Highs - What Else Is New?

I'm traveling on the road today. In fact, I was on the air half of the time. Getting out of the door, driving through the slush in heavy icy rain, waiting for the security check at the airport was definitely not a fun thing.

This is probably the only time that I pick up the free newspaper USA Today from the hotel. Naturally I glance through the headline news, particularly health related topics. It's often not so good news 9 of 10 times.

One headline reads "More using prescription drugs." It may sound a good news on the paper since more Americans are taking care of themselves (by the order of their doctors) by taking prescription drugs.

The findings in the 40-State study by Express Scripts are troublesome. The percentage of Americans taking prescription drugs for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol increased by more than 50% from year 2000 to 2006. The cost is about $12 billion.

Specifically, from year 2000 to 2006, the percentage of insured Americans taking prescription drugs for high cholesterol increased from 6.1% to 13.2%, for diabetes 3.1% to 5.5%, for high blood pressure from 8.0% to 14.1%.

Among the 40 states, the states with the highest rates of prescription drug usage are also high in obesity rates including Mississippi and West Virgina. These three health conditions can be associated with obesity.

Taking prescription drugs may help reduce future more costly medical procedures dealing with heart attack, stroke and other problems. Prevention is the key to reduce the need for drugs. Prescription drugs are still a very expensive way of dealing with the problem. It all adds up to the economic cost.

So the question is how to prevent these problems from happening or at least minimize the risk and impact?

You know the answers --- healthy lifestyle and habit changes, regualr exercise and physical activities, balanced nutrition and diet, and social support. What else is new?

Yes, it's that simple. People take either a long way around or a shortcut, but rarely the right way!

Source Link: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-02-12-drugs_N.htm

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Buddy Up to Shape Up

If you made your New Year's Resolutions to get in shape this year and still stay on your training program, give yourself a round of applause and a pat on your back.

In fact, you beat 36% of the people who resolve to lose weight and change their eating habits. I have cited a study from the University of Scranton in my earlier post that only 64% of these resolutons are still maintained after one month.

That sounds encouraging since 2 out of 3 are still sticking to their resolutions. Unfortunately, enthusiasm and momentum may start to wear off after 6 weeks where many people hit the first critical plateau on the psychological and physical levels. Some people start to slack and slowly relapse in their training and diet. A few people find ways to change up to make it through. The same study showed that only half are still on track after 6 months.

In my TOP 10 Tips to Beat the New Year's Resolutoins Syndrome, I have offered my advices on how to stick to your New Year's Resolutions. The #10 Tip is to watch your environment as quoted in the following.



10/10 Watch your enviroment. When you want to lose weight and stay fit and healthy, you need to watch out who you're associated with. You are the product of five of your closest friends.In my earlier article on the power of friends, I cited a research finding that obesity is epidemic and contagious. Some people call it "sympathetic weight gain" with your friends. On the other hand, thinness could be contagious too. See who has the upper hand over the other.So stay close to your fit and healthy friends. But don't break up with your overweight freinds as yet. Just be aware and stay conscious in your environments. Stay away from sources that drain your energy and damage your health. Make friends with like-minded people who are positive, fit, healthy, high-energy and high-performance.

If you want to lose weight and change your habits, buddy up with a like-minded friend who shares a similar goal with you. Buddy System is one great way to help you (both of you) stay on track. Joining a Mastermind Group or fitness inner circle surrounds youself with positive, high energy, health conscious like-minded peer.

According to a psychology professor John C. Norcross at the University of Scranton, "having someone to exercise or someone who bugs you about going to the gym doesn't make a difference in January, but it does in February."

"People can tough it out on their own for a month, but after that it gets hard." said Professor Norcross. The exercise pal -- or cop, in the case of a nagging friend, spouse or office mate -- adds incentive. Your workout buddy or accountability partner will cheer you up and keep you going on occasions where you have the moment of "I don't feel like it." or "It's too (you name it excuses)."

We all have last-minute emergency or other reasons to pass up a workout. The difference is that successful people think a missed workout isn't the end of the world. A lapse is not a relapse!

On the other hand, unsuccessful people think that they won't make it and use one slipup as an excuse to quit. This is one of the major component in my "Your Dream Body Blueprint" about powerful mindset and deal with obstacles to set you up for a success start.

Your journey to shape up and get your dream body is guaranteed not to be a smooth ride. What makes the difference to those who succeed is that they follow the step-by-step guide to execute the Dream Body Blueprint.

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Friday, February 08, 2008

Can You Burn More Fat by Running on Empty Stomach?

It's been myth about running on empty first thing in the morinig to burn more fat.

Some bodybuilders swear by it. Most fitness professionals don't recommend it.

The theory goes by that your glycogen level is very low after a night's sleep with food intake for 8 or 9 hours. So when you do cardio on empty stomach in the morning before your breakfast, your body has to utilize other sources of energy. Research showed that your body indeed use more fat (but not as much as you think) as the energy source. You may also start to dip in your muscles to fuel your cardio. You don't have real control as to how your body utilitizes the energy.

On the flip side, since your glycogen level is almost depleted, you can't really perform high intensity cardio exercise or weight training. So essentially you're spending more time on the low intensity exercise to burn just a few extra calories of fat. That helps ramp up your stress hormones and run the risk of using your muscle protein for energy.

The total amount of calorie consumption through a combination of weight training and cardio exercise in the least amount of time should be the goal if you want lost weight. So don't count on running on empty stomach to burn extra calories. Can you drive a sports car on empty fuel tank?

Eat at least a small amount of protein (5 to 10 grams) along with complex carbs (20 grams) before performing a full-body workout. For the best fat-burning results, you should combine weight traing and cardio exercise in the same session.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Are you afraid of failure?

We are human beings. We have emotion and feeling. Fear of success or failure could play a major role in our day-to-day actions and decisions.

It applies to the fitness training or weight loss journey. Many people set out in the right foot but start to doubt themselves whether they can succeed in getting lean and fit. They have the self-inflicted limiting belief about themselves. They put those negative thoughts in their subconscious mind. Sooner than later, the thoughts become the reality. They failed.

A special teleclass presented by Kathy Atkinson is scheduled Friday February 8th about "fear." The teleclass is hosted by Hueina Su. Both are renowned empowerment life coaches. Here is the summary about the teleclass. Sign up for the class at the end.


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Is Fear of Failure Holding You Back? by Hueina Su, MS, BSN, CEC, Rx for Balance

Is fear of failure, or fear of success, one of your major roadblocks to achieving your goals? Are you tired of thinking small and being afraid to go for the big prize?

If this sounds like you, then you wouldn't want to miss this FREE Teleclass that I'm hosting on Friday, February 8th. My good friend & colleague Kathy Atkinson, Professional Life Coach & EFT-ADV Practitioner, will present this experiential Teleclass "Playing Bigger ~ Is the fear of success or fear of failure preventing you from moving out of your comfort zone and playing bigger?"

Kathy Atkinson is the owner of Creative Life Coaching, a Personal Growth and Self Development Company offering products and services to help you to be more successful in your personal and professional life.

Kathy specializes in using EFT, the Emotional Freedom Technique, to help business owners, professionals and individuals release the fears, doubts and limiting beliefs that cost them financially in their careers and emotionally in their relationships.

Kathy has found the EFT process to be so valuable that she has created an entire web site filled with EFT topic specific downloads. In minutes, you can shift your energy with the EFT process from the comfort of your home using her audio recordings and written scripts. Some of the topics on her web site are fear of success, fear of failure, releasing anger, worry and guilt and activating self-confidence, self-love and good luck.

Kathy offers a FREE Anxiety Relief Download so you can experience this amazing process for yourself. Visit www.EFTdownloads.com for more information about the Emotional Freedom Technique.Kathy's also has a Life Coaching Web Site - Eight Keys to Success. With her Eight Keys to Success, Kathy offers you a plan and a process for taking charge of your life. Check out the Eight Keys and sign up for her newsletter at www.8keystosuccess.com.

Come and join us for this interactive and experiential teleclass. Kathy will discuss the signs and symptoms of the fear of success and fear of failure. She will then be guiding you through the EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) process for Fear of Success and Fear of Failure. These two EFT sessions will help you release and shift the most common fears, doubts and limiting beliefs that are keeping you stuck and afraid to play bigger.

In this Teleclass you will:
* Discover your block to success
* Experience an energy shift with EFT
* Come away from the call empowered to "Play Bigger"

Teleclass Details:
Title: Playing Bigger ~ Is the fear of success or fear of failure preventing you from moving out of your comfort zone and playing bigger?
Date: Friday, February 8, 2008
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern time (To convert to your local time, visit here)
Cost: FREE, but you must register to receive the conference call number & Access CodeRecording will be available for those who register for this Teleclass.

If you are interested but cannot attend the live class, please sign up anyway.==> Te register for this FREE Teleclass, please click here.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Ultra Super Bowl Party Workout

In the U.S. here, we're gearing toward Super Bowl XLII game on Sunday night February 3rd. This year the NFL Championship title game is between New York Giants and New England Patriots.

While enjoying (and betting) the game with friends and family over drinks and foods, try the following Super Bowl Workout Routine at your own discretion. Watch out for your alcohol and calorie intakes for sake of your own health and safety.

Warmup: Before heading out to the party and at home, do 30 squats, 30 pushups, 30 burpees and 30 double crunches for 3 circuits. Stretch. Drink 2 glasses of water.

Pre Game: While socializing with the host/ess, friends and family, start with fruits, vegetables, cheese, whole wheat/multi grain crackers and plenty of water.

First Half: For every field goal (3 points), do 10 squats and 10 lunges. For every touchdown (6 points), do 10 pushups and 10 reverse crunches. For every additional goal kick after touchdown (one point), do 10 burpees.

Half Time Show: Enjoy the show (I hope no wardrobe malfunction), cheerleaders and commercials (hopefully with good taste). Drink two more glasses of water.

Second Half: For every field goal (3 points), do 10 alligator pushups then hold in plank position for 30 seconds. For every touchdown (6 points), do 10 Y-squats and 10 reverse lunges. For the one additional point after each touchdown, do 10 jumping split squats.

Post Game: Stretch. Enjoy foods and non-alcoholic drinks. Recap the game. Celebrate if your team win. Check the score card if you win any pool money. Make sure your alcohol level is down to safe level before driving home. Ask for a ride or call a cab. (Or course, the driver has to be sober, LOL!)

Post Super Bowl Day: I wonder why it's called "Monday Morning Quarterback" when you head back to work on Monday (if you do) and still hang over from the drinks and game. Head to the gym after work and get back on to your own training. You're your own quarterback. You're in charge of your own (life and fitness) game!

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