weight loss

A Biggest Loser Shocker!

WTH!!!!  Are you kidding me??  With the Biggest Loser finale airing on the west coast in a couple hours, news has broke via New York Magazine that Anna Kournikova will be a new "trainer" on the next season of Biggest Loser.  I'm sorry, did I read that right???  Although it is reality TV and Anna is a pretty face that happened to dabble in the higher ups of tennis, this has got to be the most ridiculous change coming for an otherwise inspiring show.  They stated that they wanted the show's direction to focus more on "well being & health..." Ummm, I thought it did go in that direction.  Are other trainers just going to give her the workouts to facilitate so it appears she knows what she is doing?

The gals over at Fit Bottomed Girls brought up some concerns and valid points I agree with.  The verdict and dialogue is out on this one.  Does she have fitness credentials in training or coaching in health & wellness??  Just because you are a professional athlete, does not mean you have the credibility to educate and train others in that arena.  I find it a total disrespect to the fitness professionals out there that have spent countless hours in receiving education, training, college degrees, and time spent with getting credible certifications.  Some of us take this profession seriously!

What are your thoughts?

Get Beach Body Ready with TRX

Fitness Anywhere Video

Hey everyone! Summer is officially here and many of you are working on getting beach body ready still... The TRX is one of my favorite tools for anyone at any skill level. No racks and racks of dumbbells or loads of equipment around. Your body is your machine! This is the same equipment you have seen the Biggest Loser contestants use and can be used anywhere: park, playground, garage, backyard etc. The great thing is you and your spouse, or maybe a friend at different fitness or activity levels, can all use at the same time with quick modifications. You do not need several sets of dumbbells or need to fuss over time to change weight plates or even have a fully stocked home gym. All can use quickly and efficiently. See video above for a quick introduction.

So what exactly is TRX? Suspension Training® is a revolutionary method of leveraged bodyweight exercise. Easily set up the portable TRX® Suspension Trainer™ and you’re in control. Safely perform hundreds of exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, and prevent injuries, all at the intensity you choose.

Great promotion just in time for those summer workouts! FREE Shipping with orders $75 or over with the code TRX4JULY at checkout (FREE shipping expires July 5th at 11:59PM). Also FREE gift with purchase, includes personal consultation on how to set up and get started plus FREE Pick It Kick It book to help you on your nutrition success.

If you are serious about that beach body and don't have the time or money for a fully stocked home gym or expensive gym membership, this is definitely something you want to check out!

What others are saying about TRX:

"When they told me it was invented by a Navy SEAL, I knew it would be cool— It's just your body weight working against gravity, so you won't get injured. Now my wife uses one at home, and I'm addicted." -Drew Brees NFL Quarterback New Orleans Saints

"It really works and kicked my booty! Absolutely love that you can take it anywhere, like to the park while your kids play or packs easily in a suitcase to take on vacation! Its the NO EXCUSES workout tool! LOVE IT!" -Misty Bouffard Client, Dynamic Edge

"I use TRX. It's one of the best pieces of equipment I have ever used. It will work muscles you didn't even know you had. Any exercise you do on TRX is core related so your body hurts the entire time." -Brandon Vera UFC Fighter

"Core strength and stability have no off-season and its the key to maximizing your efficiency and power in your endurance sport. The TRX system provides an effective, convenient, and endlessly functional tool to help you improve your strength, stability and flexibilty anytime, anywhere." -Jessi Stensland Professional Triathlete

"Thanks to the TRX, I got some really great workouts with my contestants this season. Watching them be challenged by working on something that requires such core strength, as well as shear FULL body strength, I knew I had a great piece of equipment on my hands. I really LOVE this piece of equipment!!!" -Bob Harper Trainer The Biggest Loser

Best in health-

Getting an Edge With Clean Eating- A Success Story

So here we share one great example of how clean eating can change your life.  I cannot emphasize more the health benefits that you can attain by focusing on what you put in your body and how your fuel it.  Here is a success story from Regina Schideler.  She is an inspiration and testament on how we can change our habits and get huge lifestyle results.  Remember healthy bodies, lead to healthy minds!  Here's her story:

In December I had a blood test done that showed I am allergic to MANY foods I loved and ate on a regular basis (red meat, shellfish, white fish, buffalo, cow's milk, soy, gluten, yeast, corn, etc...). I will not die from eating many of those things, but I do have uncomfortable reactions and wonder how much they were holding me back since no matter what I did, that scale did not BUDGE!  More than anything, that test caused me to start evaluating my eating habits and my need to lose the baby fat from my baby who is now ONE.

I worked out every single morning at 5am, but ate 'normal' food.  Anything from shrimp scampi, burgers, steak or roast 2-3 times per week, potatoes and always a large salad.  I am not a big sugar-eater, so I figured since I did not eat a lot of sugar and have not had a soda in over 12 years, I must be eating just fine!

I started on Feb 14th with very strict clean eating.  I gained my inspiration by googling many blogs from clean eaters, reading all of Tosca Reno's books and her magazines.  The biggest impact came from watching a few movies: Food Inc., Earthlings, and The Future of Food.

I did not tell anyone I was changing my habits, I just did it. There are many people out there with lots of opinions on what you should and should not do with your life.  I did not need a reason to stop doing what I felt was right.

I am 5'8"; WAS 184lbs and I am now 152lbs. I have lost 32lbs so far and my goal is to hit 140-ish in the next couple of months.  I was not very good at keeping track of my inches, but I do know I was fitting in a very tight size 12 (was probably more like a 14 unless it was stretchy) and now fit in my size 8's!  I plan to be in the size 6's that are overwhelming my closet and begging for me to wear them once again before they are out of style!

I now eat mostly vegetarian, borderline vegan.  I use a lot of recipes from the Kind Diet cookbook (Alicia Silverstone) and I am addicted to quinoa, sea vegetables, almond butter, almond milk, squash, couscous and different bean sources for my main proteins.  Occasionally I gobble up a Morningstar burger if I am short on time, but I really try my best to stay away from processed foods or anything that has an ingredient I cannot pronounce.  Vegetables dipped in homemade hummus are a staple food.

Regina is reaping the benefits of healthy lifestyle changes.  Not only is she losing the stubborn weight and becoming healthier as she reaches closer to a healthy goal weight, she also has the energy to enjoy life and keep up with her busy family!  Her story is so like many out there.  It just takes a choice to live life as healthy as possible so you can enjoy yourself and give more to others.

What's your success story?  Remember I am always listening to your successes and challenges along the journey.

Best in health-

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