Check Out These Results

I’ve been on a motivation kick the last couple of weeks cause I know how easy it is to slide into a blahzay attitude about our fitness goals over the summer only to panic once fall hits and we gotta wear those jeans again. Yikes.

Plus it’s no fun to lose the SAME 10 pounds over and over again. Or to work up to doing toe push-ups or a max weight on a squat only to let that slide and have to work on getting it back. Starting over sucks in most cases.

Ultimately we always want to be improving. Getting better. Sometimes that means actually losing fat or gaining strength, sometimes that means sticking to a plan better than you have any summer before. Better is better.

Today I want to share some motivational pic of getting better. On June 28th we wrapped up our first ever Fierce For Photos 8-week transformation challenge with a professional photo shoot and these ladies look so good and confident I know it’ll motivate you to get in your training session today and the rest of the week!

Check them out and get motivated!

(excuse my blog/website it’s still under construction)

FFP-Thi FFP-Tesia [Read more…]

This IS The Truth and There’s No Way Around It

If you’re not where you want to be physically, then you really need to hear this. This is the truth and there’s no way around it…..

I’ve tried it, tested it on me and hundreds of others. My friends have tried it, my colleagues all over the world have tried it. Every angle has been addressed, every method tested. And this one truth does not change…..

YOU CANNOT OUT-EXERCISE A BAD DIET

IF YOU WANT RESULTS, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A NUTRITION PLAN……AND STICK TO IT.

. <-that means period.

So many of you bang your head against the proverbial weight/fat loss wall over and over again trying to (subconsciously I hope) prove me wrong. Save yourself. I already know the outcome with 100% certainty. [Read more…]

3 Weekend Weight Loss Tricks

The weekend is upon you. Do you have plans? Do those plans include exercising, eating well, and staying fit?

According to some research, women consume about 115 more calories each day over the weekend than they do during the week. Those extra calories can tack on about nine to ten pounds each year.

And I don’t need to tell you that with the arrival of holiday season that 115 extra calories is probably a huge underestimation.

That is why you need a few tips to help you to avoid weekend weight gain: [Read more…]

The Secret Of Spot Reducing

You’ve heard of “pear shape” “apple shape” etc. These refer to where a persons bodies stores the most fat.

About 99% of the time when I meet someone for a 1-on-1 Success Session they tell me that they need to work on one spot in particular; usually their belly, thighs, or arms. They want to hit there trouble spot hard to make it shrink.

No wonder, magazines and social media will have you believe that in order to get a flat belly you need to work those abs. Or to get a nice butt you simply have to squat and lunge more.

No don’t get me wrong squats and lunges WILL give you a nice butt. And planks, burpees and leg raises contribute to a nice midsection but not in the way you think. [Read more…]

5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Results

Ever wonder just how effective your fitness routine really is?
Quick test: Your results, or lack thereof.

If you feel that you are simply going through the motions then stop wondering about the effectiveness of your routine and start doing something new!

Check out Beast Mode Squad it is starting Monday September 23 if you want to get serious about your results there is no better time than now.

So back to your current routine…. maybe you saw great results when you first started to exercise, but now those results have come to a screeching halt.

Want to know why?
It’s because you might be making these 5 common mistakes: [Read more…]

Don’t End Up Skinny Fat

Skinny fat? ….what in the world is that??

The official definition (from wikepedia): Normal weight obesity is a condition of having normal body weight, but high body fat percentages and has the SAME health risks as traditionally classified obesity.

Translation: This is a person who has dieted so aggressively that her body has used most of her muscle for fuel leaving her with more fat than muscle and although she may be “skinny” and fit into her smaller jeans she is in fact obese.

Her clothes will hang and sag in all the wrong places, she ends up smaller, but is still not happy with how she looks. All her hard work has left her “skinny fat”. Or normal weight obese. Yikes!

But it’s no joke, in my 1-on-1 days I used to work with women who weighed pretty close to 100 pounds and yet had clinically obese levels of bodyfat made from years of starvation diets and aerobics. [Read more…]

7 Ways To Crave Less Sugar

If I were to award a single food item with the title of ‘Fastest Way To Pack On The Pounds’, hands down the winner would be refined sugar.

And its no surprise that we are eating more and more of it. It’s crazy!

Back in 1822 the average person ate only 6.3 lbs of sugar per year, compared to 130 lbs of sugar in 2012. No wonder we are bigger than ever…

But even those of you that would not classify yourself as a “sweets eater” are in trouble cause refined sugar in some form is included in virtually EVERY SINGLE processed food.

So those seemingly healthy crackers…flip over the label you’ll find sugar. Salad dressing….sugar. You name it, sugar!

If you eat processed foods you are taking in more sugar than you think. This is yet another reason that it’s important to cut those processed and packaged convenience foods out of your diet.

Cutting sugar from your diet and detoxing in general is easier said than done.

Once it is a part of your daily diet, cravings strike, causing you to eat it even more frequently. But there is hope. [Read more…]

Your Dream Body

Are you still interested in getting HOT for summer? Scratch that; are you still interested in getting HOT for your LIFE?

If so, I have great news for you: Beast Mode Squad

Most of the time I hate the word realistic.

It puts limits on your dreams and is the fastest path to average or mediocrity.

But at times realistic has its place.

Like when we talk about how fast you will get to your ‘Dream Body’ status. Because the truth is, if you’ve been putting yourself last in life; neglecting workouts, eating crappy food and running on a handful of hours of sleep every night, you simply can’t expect to reverse all the damage you’ve done in a few short weeks.

But unfortunately that unrealistic expectation, or impatience, is the biggest saboteur of true progress and achieving Dream Body Status.

No it’s not lack of willpower, being too out of shape or unsupportive relationships that cause the ruin of so many get fit goals. It’s YOU. Yeah I just called you out. I can do that because I had to call myself out at the beginning of the year. [Read more…]

Cardio Alone CAN’T Do It

You wanna look good in shorts, tanks, swimsuits, and your own skin?

You need to build muscle and shed fat.

I’m on a mission to finally convince the women of Sacramento that building muscle is the best way to NOT look bulky (totally goes against the common beliefs I know)

We’ll talk more about how to build muscle in another email but what about the shed fat part?

The best way to do that is cardio right? You sweat buckets, the elliptical machine or treadmill tells you that you’ve burned 737 calories in your workout, you must be on the right track.

Well I’m gonna give you some bad new but only because I want you to succeed. [Read more…]

Lose This, Not That -Lift Weights To Look Leaner and Younger

I know you probably jump on the scale every other day to make sure you’re on track or to confirm how off-track you are. But what if I told you that you’re focusing on the complete and total wrong thing?

I know you’ve heard this before: The scale is deceiving. But hold on, I’m not trying to make you feel better about losing “only” 1 pound this week. I’m trying to tell you that you are barking up the wrong tree all together! Keep reading….. [Read more…]