We’ve all been there. A slump, a roadblock, falling off our game and trying to get back into your fitness groove.
Whether it’s your workout routine or your nutrition that’s been disrupted, don’t panic, there’s a sure-fire way back to the best you if you focus on the right things.
I don’t look for 7 foot bars to jump over; I look around for 1 foot bars that I can step over. -Warren Buffett-
The advice I’m about to give may surprise you. It’s not the regular motivational, rally the troops tone that you are used to hearing from fitness professionals, but it may help lead you to permanent fat loss success. Do I have your attention now?
The first quarter of 2012 is officially over and I am happy to say that lots of goals have been met. As a team, we are truly a bunch of losers… losers of pounds, clothing sizes, old habits and bad attitudes! If you didn’t get exactly what you wanted out of the first quarter, Stay persistent. Change exists just beyond the moment of the greatest frustration. Never give up! There is still time until the warm weather hits. What will your wardrobe look like in July?
Quiktrain is getting better with some exciting additions:
Personal consultations with a registered nutritionist. Fill out in detail the 3 day food journal and send it back to me asap – Just click here to download it. My nutritionist will sit down with you and make recommendations on how you can maximize your results with personalized eating strategies that work for you! The first session is scheduled for Sunday April 15th. This is completely FREE!
Quiktrain cardio club – Looking to run your first 5k, 10k or half marathon or do you just want an extra session to maximize your fat burning? Cardio club workouts are for you! We will use the most effective interval protocols and tools like kettle bells, skipping and running to blast extra calories and carve out that nice flat tummy we all want. These sessions will be 45 minutes once a week. This is also completely FREE!
Quiktrain Referral Program – Refer a friend and save $$ on training!
- Refer 1 friend receive $25 off your next payment
- Refer 2 friends receive $50 off your next payment
- Refer 3 friends receive 75$ off your next payment
- Refer 4 friends receive $100 off you next payment
Note: Email me if you are interested in the cardio club and what times work best for you (am or pm + Weekend or weekday + preferred time) We will try to determine a time that works for everyone.
Thank you sincerely for an awesome first quarter of 2012. Its inspiring to me to see everyone working so hard and getting results. Now it’s time to go even harder than ever before.
See you soon!
Here is one of my first attempts at the Turkish Getup. This exercise makes mice out of men and reduces gods to trembling sissies. I was happy to get one off with a decent weight – 88 lbs. There are some cool videos on YouTube of people doing this exercise with people for weights! Really cool, but I’ll have to build up to that. Unless somone wants to lend me their toddler….
A couple of weeks ago when consulting with Elizabeth, a Quiktrain client, on her goals, we got into a conversation about why she trains. I found it really inspirational especially since I know how far she’s come since our initial consultation two years ago. So I asked her to do a short write up and I’ve included it as a blog.
Check it out!
A couple days ago when talking about my future goals, Derick asked me what training means to me. So I decided to write down a couple notes and share them. If it inspires one person to make a change then it’s totally worth it!
For years, I’ve had a hate-love relationship with my body… I’ve hated trying to love it. Arms? Flabby. Hips? Too wide. Thighs? Let’s not go there. And I hated the way I felt when I tried aerobics classes or used the machines at a gym…embarrassed, self-conscious, and uncoordinated. Finally, after 15 or so years of thinking about changing lifestyle, my body, and my confidence level, I did something about it… I started working with Derick about 2 years ago, and even though I’ve long since reached and exceeded my transformation goals, I’m still going strong.
Of course, I could talk about all the health changes… I’ve noticed like a lower resting heart rate, increased strength and endurance, etc., but you’ve likely heard or read about them before. I’d rather talk about some of the unexpected bonuses.
My closet used to be filled with only neutrals and darks… “slimming” colours, shades that were meant to hide. And now? I still have all those colours, except now I wear them with oranges, blues, greens, pinks, purple, and patterns with no wardrobe malfunctions!
My clothes have finally caught up to my shoes. Shopping is actually a lot of fun now and can even be an ego boost. Now salespeople bring me things my teenage niece would wear claiming that “I have the body for it!” The first time this happened I remember thinking, “Not me. Not the girl who used to only do black and baggy.” Now when someone tells me I look great I actually believe them and I’m able to say “thank you” instead of shying away. I feel comfortable and confident in my new body!
Jeans – Yes, jeans. I even have skinny ones and what my niece calls jeggings! (jeans/leggings).
Bikinis – That’s right. Plural. I own several and have even worn them out in public.
Right now, I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been and that makes me so happy! I know that I’ll be better able to manage whatever challenges await me, I’ll be able to be active with my family for a long time.
If anything I’ve said resonates with you then don’t wait. Get fit while you can still enjoy it. You’ll be happy you did!
P.S. I included a picture of me in one of my fave outfits!