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Nice abs!

 A toned, lean stomach is the ultimate sign of a fitness plan that’s working. It’s also one of the hardest things to achieve. It’s time that you forget everything you’ve heard about how to sculpt your abs. The truth is that crunches simply won’t give you a six-pack. Ever. Doing crunches with the hope that it will turn your midsection into a washboard is to operate under the most widely held fitness myth. I’m talking about the spot reducing myth. Here’s the truth: training one area of your body will not specifically burn fat from that area. Even those who have heard that spot reducing is a myth often still train as if it is true. So here’s the hard truth that you need to face: Doing crunches will not magically make your tummy shrink, it will not cause your muffin top to melt away, and it will not give you washboard abs. Only a reduction in body fat will do that for you. So want the secret to great abs? The secret to great abs is a combination of fat burning cardio,

Do NOT Eat these “Healthy” Foods

 If you’re exercising regularly and still not seeing results then it’s time that you look closely at your diet. One of the biggest obstacles that prevents you from losing fat and getting into awesome shape is all that processed food that you’re still eating. And I can’t blame you, with the way more and more processed foods are being marketed as healthy, even the health savvy are being fooled. Take a walk through the local natural foods market and you’ll see nearly every form of junk food that you’d find at the supermarket – only with things like ‘gluten free’, ‘organic’ and ‘zero trans fats’ on the packages. Those are all great – being gluten free, organic and trans fats free. Fresh, organic veggies, fruits and meats could all boast the same. But when those words are stamped on a package of cookies, chips or the like, then eating them is going to seriously slow your fitness results. Gluten free or not. Here are the top 5 ‘healthy’ processed foods that you’re eating

How long it really takes to get results

I ’ve got a good one for you today – this is something I get asked about all the time: How long does it take to get results from your fitness routine? This email will lay it all out for you but I also want you to keep one important thing in mind … PLEASE do NOT get into the “crash” mindset,  where you try to speed your way toward your goals. That can end badly, with you feeling frustrated, tired, sore (or worse!) … and then completely giving up. It’s so much more rewarding (and healthier) to enjoy the process! Plus, everything that you learn and experience along the way will help you KEEP all of your amazing results. All of what I am about to say depends on a few things, like: Your health & fitness history Your current health & fitness level Your workouts and/or the food you eat How stressed you are and how much sleep you’re getting The distance between you and your goal With all of that said: it’s fun to see and feel the results of all your

5 Metabolism Myths-Busted!

 Sometimes, your metabolism works against you even when you think you’re doing everything right. It’s time you took a good, hard look at how your metabolism really works. Check out the metabolism myths below and then use your new knowledge to put your metabolism to work… Myth 1: Metabolism Works from 9 to 5 Difficult as it may be to believe, your body’s metabolism does not stop working when you do. In fact, your metabolism works all day, every day. If it didn’t, you wouldn’t even have the energy to get out of bed in order to read this article. (You are out of bed, aren’t you?) Also the time of day that you eat isn’t what makes you gain pounds. It’s what you eat. So if you think you can get away with eating that quarter-pounder with cheese, bacon, mayo, and bun; a large order of greasy fries; and a 32-ounce milkshake without any consequences—just because you ate it at lunch and not late at night—think again! Eat smart all day long, have a healthy snack at night if necessary, an

The 1 thing you need to reach your fitness goals

  I talk to a LOT of people workin’ on their fitness … and I see WAY too many of them falling into this same trap … They hopscotch all over the place, jumping from one thing to another – and then wonder why they aren’t reaching their goals! The shortest, fastest route to your goals begins with just one thing. It’s nothing fancy. It doesn’t require any special equipment. And you don’t need any secret inside knowledge. You just need a PLAN. But not just ANY copy & paste plan … I’m talking about  the right plan for YOU. It’s like putting an address into the map app on your phone. Usually, it comes up with several different routes to reach that address. Some of them will be faster than others … others might have tolls … others will have more traffic … and some of them will let you enjoy more scenery (or bumpy roads) along the way. And there might even be a route that you hadn’t thought about before! Which route you choose depends on what works best for YOU – because they all will get y

3-Step Excuse Buster

  Has this ever happened to you before? You’re planning to work out after work … but right when it’s time to leave, you start to think: You’re too tired The weather is too cold/hot/nice/cruddy You’re hungry You have too much to do You’re stressed You’re not sure what workout to do You really just want to watch something on Netflix etc.   And you’re tempted to give in and bag your workout. I get it! By the end of the day, a workout can seem like a LOT of effort in your head. BUT, before you let any of those excuses derail your goals, try this instead: Excuse Buster #1:  Take back your power from the voice in your head. Acknowledge that YOU control your actions – not your fleeting thoughts or whims. The choices you make and the actions you take TODAY play a direct role in your TOMORROWS … moving you closer or farther away. This is a very empowering mindset shift for any area of your life.   Excuse Buster #2:  Ask yourself: what’s REALLY driving your excuses? It’s probably not because you