12/30/2012

Stressing over Steps of Progression.



Chill out…you are only on STEP #14.
(Blog post by Lisa Powers)
Bodyspace member ID:
http://www.bodyspace.com/missteacher

I am inundated by messages on BodySpace and Facebook with questions about my transformation. I don’t mind answering them. I truly do want to inspire the world. However, most questions have to deal with sagging skin and how my skin has reacted to my 80# weight-loss.  I am utterly surprised that this is a topic on the forefront of many women’s minds.

I never had any thoughts about how my skin was going to react. NOT A ONE. I was too consumed with my daily actions to even give worries like that a chance to formulate in my head. I worried about MANY things. My Type-A, perfectionist attitude was in full-force. My worries centered around:

1.      Having all my meals prepped for the week and my lunch bag packed
2.      Getting to bed at a decent time so I am energized for morning cardio
3.      Making sure my gym bag was packed so I can go to the gym straight form work

I PUT MY FOCUS ON MY DAILY HABITS.

If I had worried about my skin, I probably would have stopped right then and there and continued my feelings of hopelessness and disgust.

There is a statistic that states: 92% of what we worry about will never happen. I think that is a lot of wasteful energy. I don’t’ know the exact brain research on worrying, but I do know the research on stress.  Worrying about things you cannot control brings on negative stress. Stress can be detrimental to our health, mentally and physically.
·         Stress can cause chronic fatigue, digestive upsets, headaches, and back pain.
·         Stress can affect the blood cells that help you fight off infection, so you are more likely to get colds and other diseases.
·         Constant stress can increase blood pressure and can increase the risk for stroke.
·         Stress can increase the danger of heart attacks, particularly if you are often angry and mistrustful.
·         Stress can make an asthma attack worse.
·         Stress triggers behaviors that contribute to death and disability, such as smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse, and overeating.
·         Stress can lead to diminished sexual desire and an inability to achieve orgasm.
·         Stress makes it harder to take other steps to improve health, such as giving up smoking or making changes in diet.
None of these things are productive to achieving any mental and physical goals.

When it comes to how your skin will react to weight-loss, my biggest advice is to STOPPING WORRYING ABOUT STEP #14 WHEN YOU ARE ON STEP #13. Make sure you are combining clean meals, with progressive weight training and some HIIT cardio.

Contact Steve Poynter at www.fitnesspoynters.com to get yourself started on the right path for you. Let Steve worrying about how much to eat and when, what exercises to perform and how to do them. All you will need to do is FOLLOW THE PLAN and FEEL THE SUCCESS.

12/26/2012

Make your New Years Resolution of Fat Loss a Success.

I know so many people would like to drop some weight and body fat for their New Years Resolutions. I just wanted to let you know I can help you out from our online training site which is www.fitnesspoynters.com . We don't charge you arms and legs for this, we are reasonable and have helped many changes their lives through fitness.
We have even helped some come off diabetic meds, high blood pressure meds etc.
We have a private group on facebook to help you stay motivated and to answer any question you may have in regards to something on your plan that I draw up.

I am also always available for emails or skype consultations. I answer every email that comes my way, doesn't matter if I work with you online or not, everything gets answered within 2-4 hours unless I am sleeping.

Come join one of the best teams and lets take things to a new level for you.

Thanks much,
Steve Poynter


12/18/2012

2012-2013 Bodybuilding.com challenge. Lets make a winner

Well guys, it's about that time. Hit me up if you want in on this and one of my plans that has helped someone win it in 2011, I mean winning the overall package of $100,000.
Then 2012 we brought in the Runner up.... Lets get on this again and bring in an overall winner and some people as runner ups.
What's holding you back.
If you want to do this, I am serving up a special comp package deal from fitnesspoynters.com

http://www.fitnesspoynters.com/personal-training-services/competition-prep/

Here is your link to the bodybuilding.com challenge so you can sign up: Sign ups start on the 20th.
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/2013-100k-challenge.html

Here are the individuals we guided to wins in the past:




12/16/2012

Charlotte Quillens Blogspot Link

Hi guys, I hope everyone is doing great.
Happy Holidays to you all.

I just wanted to share a new blogspot that Charlotte Quillen has started, it's very motivating and I wanted to invite you all so you can see what she posts.

Thanks very much, the link is below.
Please share on your social network sites.

Steve

http://mrsfitnesspoynters.blogspot.com/2012/12/motivation-for-week-ahead-1.html

12/09/2012

Get Some Iron in your Life.

Here is a short and sweet statement for those interested:


It's Sunday night as you should know, get up and get your meals prepped if you haven't already because you know when you work with me through training, you have to be ahead of your own game.
So if those meals aren't prepped, get up , get it done, rest up nicely, and get up in the morning and hit the gym and unleash hell in that place, go harder than you ever have, you'll know when you go hard eno

ugh when you get that light headed feeling or you have a yack attack.
If you aren't working with us and you need a trainer, you are missing out on some insane life altering plans to help you take your fitness to a new level.
Check us out online at fitnesspoynters.com . We have over 100 testimonials and 95% of those people can be found here on FB or bb.com , I'll guide you to them to prove our results are real...
 
 

12/02/2012

The Importance of Being Objective....



The Importance of Being Objective

                It’s something we learn to do early in life, a defense mechanism if you will; make excuses so that we feel better about ourselves, even though deep down we know what we have done is wrong. This can be as simple as rationalizing the lie you told your mom when you were seven because you didn’t want to get in trouble, or cheating on that exam in college because your professor was a douche bag who liked to put questions on the test that weren’t on the study guide. While no one likes to get in trouble, and maybe your opinion of your professor was accurate; lying and cheating are wrong.
Some people go through their lives rationalizing their mistakes and literally lying to themselves so often that they no longer have the ability to look at themselves objectively; they believe their own lie. What do I mean by this? Well, how many people do you know that are overweight, yet will point out the obesity in others, like they just can’t believe how someone could do that to their body? Or someone who just can’t understand why they aren’t reaching their fitness goals, yet you saw them check in at the Cheesecake Factory yesterday and two days before that they went out drinking and then last week they were at the Ice cream shop? I cannot count the number of examples I have just like the two I just listed. The reality is, if you point this out you are greeted with a barrage of accusations and denials, but never with that person having taken a step back and then taking a good, long, honest looked at his or her self before reacting defensively.
See, I can talk about this because I used to be that person. I have made more mistakes than I care to admit, and I used to be the one who tried her damndest to put the blame on other people, never taking responsibility for my action, nor doing a damn thing to change them. But then my life hit rock bottom so to speak, and instead of rolling over and letting it crush me, I decided to change. I decided to take that look at myself that I had been avoiding for so long, and ever since that moment I choose to be honest with myself.
No matter what you goal is you have to be able to look at yourself objectively. You must be able to put your emotions aside, and say “what do I need to work on? “, “What am I doing wrong? “, “What can I do to change it?” Every single day you must hold yourself accountable, because no one else is going to. You have to realize, you can’t give 50%, 75% or even 90% and expect to get consistent results, see consistent progress, or reach your long term goals. It just won’t happen. You have to go in with 100% commitment, and be able to take a step back when you’re ready to blame your trainer for your lack of results and say “Am I REALLY following this 100%?” and be HONEST. 100% means you do not deviate from your meal plan at all, you push yourself in the gym (this does not mean barely breaking a sweat, using the same weights for the past 6 weeks, or missing a workout), giving 100% in cardio (this mean it should be challenging, you should sweat your ass off or you aren’t going hard enough).  If you aren’t seeing results, I guarantee your answer is right there.
At www.fitnesspoynters.com, we give you the TOOLS you need to reach your goals. We can’t transfer our motivation and dedication to you, we can’t hold your hand and be with you every second of the day to make sure you stay on track, and we can’t take responsibility for you not being successful. What we can do is support you and offer advice. We show you the path you need to take, but it’s up to you and you alone to follow it. You have to take responsibility for your own mistakes, only then can you truly appreciate your success.

Tips for remaining objective:
1. Keep detailed logs, both for your workouts and meals. Write down EVERY single thing you put in your mouth, don’t omit something your embarrassed of. For your workouts, write down the weights you used, and your rest times. If your weights are always the same, and your rest times are longer than they should be, your results will suffer. Cardio logs are important too, write down the speed, miles, and time. Make note of your exertion levels.
2. Take responsibility for you actions! If you eat something you shouldn’t have, own up to it!
3. Stop making excuses! If you say or think something along these lines, “Well, I missed my workout today BUT it wasn’t my fault because…” just stop right there because that’s an excuse.
4.  Give yourself more credit. You made the choice to start this lifestyle change, and that’s something many people don’t have the courage to do.
5. Set realistic, challenging goals. Set a goal date, and a reward. And DO NOT BACK OUT for any reason. So, you had to travel for work unexpectedly, you moved, your sister had a birthday party… refer to #3.
6. Take control of your own life. Maybe your family, friends, spouse don’t support your lifestyle change. When this happens, this is a prime example of people who are unable to look at their self objectively. They can’t support your healthy changes because then they will start to feel bad about their unhealthy choices.


Remember:
Whatever is on your plate got there because YOU said yes to it.
The struggle is 90% mental. You can do it, even if your mind is telling you that you can’t.
Motivation and dedication is a choice. You either want it or you don’t.
If it’s important to you, you will find a way, if not you’ll find an excuse.
Love yourself! Know you can do absolutely anything if you want it bad enough.
NEVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF.

Written by:
Charlotte Quillen: Fitnesspoynters.com
http://www.bodyspace.com/beautifulgrace

11/25/2012

Upon Request: Cyber Monday Deals

Good Evening,

After posting our Black Friday deals, we had a really good turn around with that.
Some people weren't able to jump on those deals right away and some have asked us to do a Cyber Monday.

With that said, I will do a Cyber Monday, I will set it up to start this evening ( Sunday 11-25-12) @ 10:00 pm est.
I will run this special until Monday the 26th at 11am est.

The deals will not be as good as the Black Friday but they will still be pretty good discounts on each plan .

Thank all you guys for your amazing support.

* Don't forget our referral program. Refer someone and if they let me know, you have a chance at winning a $100 gift card just in time for Christmas.

Have a good night.
Steve

11/22/2012

Black Friday Discounts at Fitnesspoynters.com

Happy Thanksgiving guys.

We want to jump in on the Black Friday Madness and offer a special deal ourselves.

Here is what we are offering beginning at 11pm est Thursday Night: Today

Plans from Fitnesspoynters.com

Extreme Fat Destruction: $40.00 Original : $81.95

Psychotic Fat Destruction: $70.00 Original: $105.00


This will only last until Saturday morning at 11am est.

Now is the perfect time to get your plan and start prepping yourself to get in gear to lose those pounds that you probably always say you want to lose as part of your "New Years Resolution".

Get up, Get motivated and do some damage to that fat on the body.




11/21/2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I just want to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving.
I hope you all have really great days and get to spend some time with the special people in your lives.

On anther note.
We have a referral program set up right now that will run until Dec 16th 2012.

How it works?
Simply refer someone to fitnesspoynters.com and if they purchase a program, they need to add your name into the questionnaire where it asks for the "Referrers name" each time you refer someone and they put your name down, you get a point and are entered to win a $100.00 gift card just in time for Christmas.
You can advertise on any social network or by email etc.
Simply direct them to
http://www.fitnesspoynters.com

Finally, we have a very dedicated member that is in the bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Contest.
This girl would be one hell of a spokesmodel as she knows what it's like to go through hell to hit a goal and not just hit it but surpass it and do this all within a years time.

That person would be Lisa Powers.

All I am asking you to do is follow this link, go to women, then simply scroll down to M's.
Once to the M's, find MissTeacher and vote for her, it only takes a minute to do this and you can do it multiple times.
You can also do it multiple days, there is no limit to the times you can vote or days you can vote.
Sharing on your social networks would also help.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/2013-bodyspace-spokesmodel-search-voting.html

Thank you guys very much for all the support with everything we do here at Fitnesspoynters.com

Happy Thanksgiving to you all......






11/18/2012

Win $100.00 Just in time for Christmas..

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen......

We would like to invite you to participate in our Referral program.

This is simple and applies to anyone interested.

The Plan:

All you have to do is advertise Fitnesspoynters.com online training site. Simply invite your friends, family or any associate to check us out.

What we are asking you to do is simply get the person interested in a plan from fitnesspoynters.com . If they purchase the plan, they will get a questionnaire, in that questionnaire there is a spot asking about who referred them, all they have to do is put your name in there.

Every referral you get adds up, so at the end of 4 weeks time, the person with the most referrals will win a $100.00 gift card which will be mailed to you right in time for Christmas.

Really, who couldn't use an additional $100.00 that comes this easy to you?

The official start day:
Saturday: November 17,2012.

The official end date: Which means all questionnaires must be in by this time.
December 15, 2012 at 11:45 pm est.

So there you have it, jump in on this simple way to earn $100.00.

Email me with any questions or concerns about this system.
steve@fitnesspoynters.com

Thank you guys.
Have an amazing Thanksgiving Holiday.



11/12/2012

Congrats to all our Competitors

I want to take a moment to give a huge shout out to all of our Team Poynter members who have decided to compete this year.
Everyone that we have trained for figure or mens bodybuilding has shown great progress and brought home some really nice "hardware" from their shows.
We have had nobody place lower than the top 5 at their show.

I find it amazing that some of the competitors we work with had no intentions as of one year ago to compete, some of them were still very over weight.
Most of the girls took only 13-14 weeks to show prep and each one of the girls put in some the most insane work you can imagine to get their bodyfat down to really low levels that were highly worthy of competing at the top levels of women's Figure.

Anyone that is heavily into fitness and loves the lifestyle and what comes with it.
You should take the time to get your body into show condition, it's fun, motivating, inspirational and many more things.
I will say it is a very hard task but if you are in the game of fitness and training, take yourself to a new level and see what you are really made of.
There is truly no telling how far you can go if you have the desire.

With that being said, I have to put this out there.
This weekend at Nationals in Atlanta Georgia, which is the highest rated NPC show outside of the pro shows.
At this show, many competitors get their pro card and are now eligible to train at the highest level possible in the IFBB.
Us at fitnesspoynters.com did up a meal plan for a lady named Audrey Presson who is a physique competitor and she brought home her pro card this weekend . Huge congrats to her and this team of competitors we have.

Below you will see some pics of our competitors.
















10/14/2012

Part of Low Carbing it for Show Prepping...By Lisa Powers



 This blog is written by our Team Poynter member : Lisa Powers.
  She writes about some issues she had with show prepping and how lack of carbs can play with your mind ..


"I woke up Tuesday feeling like a whole new person. My mind felt clear and bright – my body energized. However, my heart weighed heavily with the words I couldn’t take back from the night before.

On the Saturday before, my meal plan changed. Which, to me, didn’t seem like a big deal since my meal plans have consistently changed over the past ten months.  Steve explained that he added more fats and less carbs to help my body burn more fat from the inside. This, I understood…made perfect sense.

What I was not aware of was how the impact of this change would affect me in a couple of days as my body switched to using a fat sources as energy and not the usual readily available glucose (carbs.)

Sunday I had made a Facebook post about my workout that I “Just wasn’t that into it today, but I sucked it up and killed it anyways.”

Monday was my 37th birthday and I LOVE MY BITHDAY! I was looking sharp in my SKINNY JEANS from the Juniors Department. I just felt excited for the day. That excitement lasted until 10:30am. From then on it was PURE EXHAUSTION. I tried eating FIVE Amino Energy Chweables – NOTHING. I drank SIX cups of green tea – NADA.

After work I went straight home, which is completely out of the norm for me. I received a package with my birthday present from my boyfriend who is 800 miles away.  Usually we stick with small gifts, but he tried to do something different and special since we have only seen each other once in over a year. He dropped a good amount of money on a necklace and bracelet. Which I instantly HATED the moment I saw them. At 4:30pm I went to bed and cried myself into an hour nap.

Once I woke up I proceeded to let my boyfriend know how cheap and non-classy his presents were in the most non-loving way I could. I didn’t want to lie, however, I didn’t use much tact. I know I hurt his heart a bit. He is such an incredibly strong man, that sometimes I forget he’s only human and can be hurt, too.

I don’t even fully understand how it all unfolded the way it did. But there I was and I felt like the most horrid person ever to come into his life. Of course, I apologized with true sincerity, but I could never change what I said. I went to bed and cried for the pain I caused in my most cherished relationship. Exhaustion fully set in and fell into sound, deep sleep.

I have heard of other who go through contest prep say how much they appreciate their companion for putting up with them. Yet, I didn’t truly know what that meant until now. Honestly, I wish I would never have found out. I hope my story helps others recognize the situation before it’s too late.

My boyfriend and I talked. We are okay. He has a bigger heart than I deserve. I haven’t taken the necklace off since I put it on the Tuesday morning. I like it. I am so in love with this man – I don’t know how I thought anything different."


10/13/2012

Year end Sale on Tank tops for Ladies

Hi guys, since it's the end of the year and we want to make room for long sleeve shirts.
We are going to offer the remaining tank tops for ladies at a special price of $13.00 which will cover shipping as well.

Bella Racer Back Tanks:
Color: Hot Pink with blue logo.
Black with blue logo.

Email me if interested:
steve@fitnesspoynters.com

Thank you guys.
http://www.fitnesspoynters.com

10/09/2012

Special Deals for 3 days. Buy one get one free.

We are fitnesspoynters.com appreciate the support that we receive so much that we are going to offer a great deal for the next 3 days.

This deal will start on Oct 10, 2012 at 7am est.
The end date will be Oct 13, 2012 at 7pm est.

We want to offer you this.
One free workout when you purchase a meal plan from fitnesspoynters.com .

All you do is submit your payment for the meal plan and we will take care of the rest once we get the payment notification from paypal.

http://www.fitnesspoynters.com/personal-training-services/fat-loss-packages/

While on site, please take a moment to see our amazing transformations.

I'd also like you to share this on your facebook pages or any other social networks you may use.

Thank you for your  continued support in helping us change a new life each day.