Stressing over Steps of Progression.

Chill out…you are only on STEP #14.
(Blog post by Lisa Powers)
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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


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.


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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.

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.

Written by:
Charlotte Quillen: Fitnesspoynters.com