Halloween is the “unofficial” gateway to caloric overload.
Treats. Sweets. Indulgences. Reflections. Goals. Resolutions. All of these words are associated with the holiday season and the dawning of a New Year. After all of the parties, quick meals while out shopping, and two straight months of “cheat days,” Americans are left to reflect on their unachieved goals from the past year and once again, set New Year’s resolutions.
Have you ever stopped to think why only 8% of all New Year’s Resolutions are kept? How difficult is it to stop 2 months of over indulgence when the clock strikes midnight on January 1st? Why not start implementing small changes in November and December to set yourself up for success? Huff Post has a great article from December of last year that offers tips on changes in the New Year.
It seems retail stores roll out Christmas decorations earlier and earlier every year, why not start planning your New Year’s Reset earlier this year!?! B.A.M. Logic is an easy way to lay out and stick to a plan: BEGIN with a Goal / Plan. Achieve Consistency. Maintain Motivation. I would love to help you plot your plan of attack for a successful in 2018! BAM!!!
Lewis Howes, the man behind “The School of Greatness,” has overcome everything from sexual abuse and being bullied, to a career ending injury and suicidal thoughts. When he began questioning his worth after he lost his career in sports, he turned his focus to education, personal development, and investing in himself and others. He has become a New York Times best-selling author, an advisor to billion dollar companies, and has one of the TOP 100 Podcasts on iTunes!
“Always remember you were born for a reason, a purpose and something bigger than yourself. But YOU have to activate this calling; no one is going to turn it on for you! It’s Your Responsibility to build yourself into the person who can live a great life. No one is going to give you the power to develop your mental strength, emotional intelligence and physical health to have the life you want. That’s between you and you!” Lewis Howes
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“The School of Greatest” consistently offers inspiring information and can help you to to maintain that MILLION Dollar Word – MOTIVATION! Check it out and let me know what inspires you!!!
There are many ways a person can transform themselves. Where do you want to focus your efforts? How do you want to transform your life? Spiritually? Emotionally? Physically? Yesterday’s blog, Monday Motivation – Tony Robbins, is proof that anyone can transform and create the life they desire.
Every day, I work with people who are focused on changing their lives, their health, and their bodies. In order to make these changes a reality, they have to create a goal, create a plan to achieve that goal, and make a concentrated consistent effort. A perfect example of a transformation and consistent effort is #FresnoFitChef, Barb! Barb is someone who has changed almost every aspect of her life to achieve her goals. When she started her journey 3 years ago, she was a completely different person both mentally and physically.
If you Google “Transformation Tuesday,” over 40 MILLION results come up in less than a second! This is an incredibly inspiring number and a great resource to see so many others taking control of their future. A common piece of advice to help anyone achieve a new goal, is to surround yourself with like-minded people and those who have succeeded on a similar path. I would love to see your transformation pictures! If you want to share your fitness journey, show off your success, and inspire others, share your photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #CoachRobJsTT! I just might use it in a future Transformation Tuesday blog!
1 YEAR – BAM!!!
2 YEARS – BAM!!!
3 YEARS – BAM!!!
If you are ready to take control of your health and work on new goals, check out my philosophy on implementing change in your life. BAM!!!
A public figure that I truly admire, is Tony Robbins. After growing up in a household run by an abusive alcoholic mother and being abandoned by his father, Tony decided to mold himself into the inspirational man he is, with no example in sight. He has transformed his life from that of an underprivileged child to that of a man focused on giving back to the world.
He is an incredibly well-round and intelligent man who has built his life on a firm foundation of education, hard work, and gratitude. His unique brand of life coaching has been sought after by celebrities like Leonardo di Caprio, sports figures, such as Serena Williams and MMA Champion Chuck Liddell, and even Presidents of the United States.
What I admire most about Tony is that he has created a platform truly designed to help people move forward, overcome personal obstacles, and learn to come from a place which is centered in GRATITUDE! He is making a huge impact. His relentless pursuit of personal development and contributing to make our world a better place, make him just the type of man I would like to sit down and have a beer with. Take 20 minutes to watch this Ted Talk by Tony, which has been viewed over 20 MILLION TIMES! He must be doing SOMETHING right! BAM!!!
There’s an action step right before you, TAKE IT!
Coach Rob, BAM
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I admit it, I am one of those gym-goers that walks around a little unsure of where I should start and in what order I should work out my muscle groups. I have always been athletic, but I wouldn’t have considered myself strong. I would walk in to the gym and feel like I was not maximizing my time spent in there. Well, that is the person I USED to be.
As a single mom, I was teaching at a charter school, always pressed for time, and looking to change up my fitness routine. I bought 2 Groupons to try some new workout ideas. The first Groupon was for Synergy Personal Training; they offered 2 weeks of unlimited bootcamp sessions and the second was for another bootcamp, which I also tried.
Ready to try something different, I met Coach Rob for a consultation and decided to try different boot camps. I tried both the 5:30am bootcamp and Rob’s 6:15am bootcamp; 2 1/2 years later, I am still going to his bootcamp 5 days a week.
I admit that I bounced around and tried everything from the complex to the simplest of programs and my favorite, by far, is Coach Rob’s bootcamp. His focus on keeping his classes relevant, fresh, and concentrated on proper form, leave me exhausted in just 30 minutes. Rob is constantly pushing us boot-campers to our limits with positive reinforcement and makes us feel like we are in a private sessions with him. In the 2 1/2 years I have been at Synergy, there has not been one injury in our bootcamp. I think our coach’s education and ability to lead a great workout is a key reason we have such a strong core group of bootcamp attendees.
Thank goodness I have never been one to watch the scale because I weigh 10 pounds more now than I did when I started. By the BMI chart at my doctor’s office, I am considered over weight! HA! I have only increased my endurance, feel that I can protect myself if necessary, and I am stronger than I have ever been! The benefits of starting my weekdays in a positive and productive environment, with my fellow boot-campers pours over into every aspect of my life. I am living and loving sharing my life with like-minded people!
Changing your eating habits is a process, it is not something that happens overnight. In the age of the Internet and apps like Pinterest, Instagram, and the Food Network, there is no reason why you can’t find healthy recipes that fit your tastes and dietary needs.
As a trainer, I recommend that you begin a new eating regimen by first understanding what types of foods you are currently consuming by creating a food journal, even if it just for a week or two. This article from Redbook Magazine offers a list of the best food journaling apps on the market 18 Best Food Tracker Apps of 2017
- What are you eating?
- Why are you eating?
- When are you eating?
- How much water are you drinking?
- How many of your calories are from drinks other than water? Coffee? Soda?
- How many calories are you consuming?
When you have a handle on what you are consuming, educate yourself on what you should be consuming. You can consult with a nutritionist, a healthcare professional, or a personal trainer like myself that is educated in the types of nutrition necessary to achieve your health and fitness goals.
- What should you be eating? Carbs? Proteins?
- When should you be consuming your calories?
- How much water should you be drinking?
- How many calories are you burning?
- How many calories should you be consuming?
When you have a better idea of what you should be doing, start by making a few changes every week and ease yourself into a new lifestyle. BuzzFeed has a GREAT list of tricks to help you baby step your way into new eating habits. Remember, changing your eating habits is not about self-deprivation, it is about living healthier.