Saturday, 22 August 2009

Tell yourself you are going to achieve great things!

Tell yourself your going to achieve great things!

I've been reading several great books lately (on goal setting and achieving success) and sharing thoughts with a client of mine who has attended a lot of training seminars very much alike what I have been reading.

We had some really interesting conversations and came to the conclusion that these books and training sessions really do have a point. Have you every noticed that when you really want to do something - you'll put your mind to it and achieve it.

I'll give you an example from me and you might be able to relate - When me and my partner bought our house 18 months or so ago it was in terrible state! No carpets, No Bannister on the staircase, ceilings were damaged, damp in several rooms and much more!! My other half was in Iraq so it was left to me (and my fantastic supportive family) to get the work done! The mortgage completed finally after 6 long months on the 27th Dec 07 and I made it very clear that I wanted to be in the house by the 6th Jan 08 (before I went back to work on the 7th Jan ). Do you know what - I made that deadline because I pushed out all the stops, worked until 2am most nights painting and stripping wall paper etc, because I was so set on being in there on that date, I felt so passionate about it. I had also set another goal to lose 6lbs before he returned but I managed that during these few weeks!! Whilst the excitement and hardwork did play a big part, I maintained the weight loss with healthy eating and exercise!

I still make these goals with my weight, at home, on my business etc and am contantly working to achieve them, fair enough not every time i'll get there in the timeframe I had set myself but I'll have had a good go at it!!

To cut a long story short, if you decide that you want something badly and tell yourself that you will achieve it - guess what - YOU WILL, providing you are willing to put in the work that is required. If you have joined a Boot Camp or taken up Personal Training Sessions or even just decided you want to lose weight. If you set your mind to it, have an image of what you want to achieve and (here’s the most important part) have a passion for getting what you want then you can't go wrong!!! Set yourself a clear goal and work towards that goal, for example: to lose weight is a bit vague, change it to – to lose ...lbs by ....., monitor your progress in achieving that goal!

This mindset can also be applied to your career, relationships and much more - if you want something, tell yourself YOU CAN do it and go get it!!!Set those health and lifestyle goals, I have faith in each and every one of you and I know you can achieve great things!!

GOAL SETTING VIDEO - watch the video and make that connection!!!

To your success in a healthy and happy life!!


Never Give up on your goals!

Never give up on your goals!

Sometimes in your quest for weight loss things get hard and you might feel like giving up but remember, the only person being cheated by doing this is you! Sure its easy to just stop your training sessions (then wonder why you haven't achieved results!!) but it takes real strength and determination to see things through to the end, knowing that you put 100% into it every step of the way.

If you have started a health and fitness regime and haven't achieved great results then have a think - do you have excuses? Did you follow a healthy eating plan? Did you put your all in on every session? Have you done at least 3 sessions per week?

Next time you feel things get hard and don't want to turn up for a session or worse yet feel like giving up altogether I want you to watch this video and find the strength from within:

Video - NEVER GIVE UP You are powerfull beyond measure and don't talk yourself out of achieving your goals.

To your success

Jessie Wallace - Weight Loss

I came across this article recently and i thought i'd share it with you - My Personal Training and Boot Camp clients will recognise this!

The best trainers are using this diet plan - why? ITS THE BEST FOR ACHIEVING FANTASTIC RESTULTS!!I just wanted to share that with you, i use it with my personal training and Boot Camp clients.

Even if your not following a diet plan - I bet you'll think twice after reading the article!!
Jessie Wallace Sheds two stone in 6 weeks

Here's some tips from one of the U.S. top trainers!

Jessica Biel 10 Tips with trainer Jason Walsh

I came across this article recently. My Clients recognise a lot of these tips as they have heard most of them from me! Great tips to ensure fitness and fat loss success! asked the hottest celebrity trainers how they get their clients into shape.

1. Change is good!Jessica Biel’s trainer, Jason Walsh, likes to keep his client mentally stimulated. “I’m a big advocate of recreational sports and stuff. If someone can get out there, even if it’s a hike or something like that, just to break up the monotony of going to the gym…I really like that.”

2. Hard work is even better.According to Walsh, Biel’s workouts are intense. “We do full body movements. You are pretty much using as many muscles at once, which in turn will jack that heart rate up.”

3. Food is not the enemy.If you’re out and about as Walsh recommends, you need snacks and drinks to give you sustained energy. He suggests “really organic and clean foods, all natural, like nuts.” Also, “an amino acid drink, so that you’re not burning up a lot of your muscle, or protein.”

4. Everything old is new again.Walsh loves to use medicine balls with his intermediate to advanced level clients. “Get a medicine ball and do a lunge with a twist while you are holding the ball. Those are great. You are activating so many muscles at once, and you are using those muscles over so many different plains.”

5. Healthy meals can be tasty.Harley Pasternak, who works with Eva Mendes and Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl, taught both of the actresses how to cook meals with some easy, healthy substitutions. “Breakfast would be whole grain bread French toast with egg whites and cinnamon. For a mid-morning snack, they’d do a mixed-berry protein shake. Lunch might be sweet potato tuna melt. An afternoon snack might be hummus with celery sticks. Dinner would be spaghetti and meatballs with spaghetti squash and meatballs made of turkey or chicken breast.”

6. Just because it’s trendy doesn’t mean it works.Pasternak doesn’t do yoga or pilates with his clients. “Those are great forms of exercise for stability and balance, but neither one of those is going to change your body dramatically like training with weights does.”

7. The “F” word is not all bad.Rachel McAdams‘ trainer, Jerry Owen, says, “The biggest problem is that people are fat phobic. It¹s clinically proven that we need healthy fat in our diets. You need to eat a balanced diet but not be afraid of fat, like Omega 3 fatty acids like walnuts, olive oil and even coconut oil.”

8. Focus on your whole body – not just problem areas.Owens tells Us the best way to lose weight and tone up is “to blend nutrition, exercise, and physical therapy. The body responds better. People get too wrapped up in doing isolated movement, like being very body part specific.”

9. All cardio and no lifting makes for bad workouts.“People get too cardio-crazy and need to do more weight lifting,” says Owens. He explains that for many people on elliptical machines, “their heart Rate is about the same as if they were shopping around a mall.”

10. Everybody needs a break.Owens delivers the best news possible: working out for more than an hour is a “waste of time.” He suggests gym-goers “take one to two days off a week: have a massage, make sure you get plenty of rest. The muscles actually change when they’re recovering.”