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Want to Know How to Avoid Cheat Days?

Knowing how to recognize and avoid cheat days can mean the difference between accomplishing your fitness goals or losing the battle of the “bulge.”  What can you do about it?

Ever hear the old saying, “It’s like taking one step forward and then two steps back?”  What does that mean?  It means to make a small achievement to only go back and fail twice as much you gained, right?  Same is true with cheat days on your diet!  How is that?

I too struggle on giving myself permission to fail.  The yo-yo effect as you might have called it.  I lose a bunch of weight.  I enjoy the feeling of how my clothes feel.  I can even see the difference!  But then I go on vacation or the holidays or special occasions happen.  Boom!  I feel all fatty, bloated and sluggish.  What gives?  I feel so defeated.  How can we avoid that feeling and failure?

Let’s say you wanted to lose one pound per week.  One pound of fat is equal to 3,500 calories.  So, you have to cut 500 calories a day (500 x 7 days) to make your goal, does that sound right to you?  If you wanted to lose more, you cut more.  Makes sense, right?

Now, let’s say you worked hard by working out, changing your diet (water for soda or whatever) and watched religiously what kind of healthy foods you ate for a whole six days.  Then, on day seven, you give yourself “A cheat day”, or as I call it, permission to fail.

Now here is what I want you to realize.  Think of your calories as money.  Every calorie you lose is a “calorie dollar” you earn (losing is gaining in my books!).  So, by a week’s end, you show have at least $3,500 saved up!  Awesome right?  So here’s the kicker… how do you feel about losing that hard earned calorie money?  Not good, right?

So, for every meal that is over your loss, you are paying back.  Losing money (and time)!  Think about it.  You worked hard for those 3,000 calories but on your “cheat day”  you helped yourself to a 1,800-calorie meal.  You just lost $1,800!  You net-earned only 1,200 for the week, not even half a pound!  Your body just absorbs those calories like it always does, uses what it needs and stores the rest as fat.  Sucks right?  I don’t know about you, but I really like to keep what I work so hard for, don’t you?

So, how do we avoid “cheat days” or permission to fail days?  Do you think changing how you view them might make a difference?  Makes sense right?  I would have to agree.

So, let’s stop giving back our hard-earned calorie cash and get rich on success!  Stop giving yourself permission to fail only win.  Adopt a calorie counting method (such as using MyFitnessPal) for all your meals and activities.  It really helps.  I love it and I know you will enjoy it too.

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Learn 1 Bad-Ass Self-Defense Move to Defeat an Attacker in 3 Minutes!

There I was , standing in front of him…The rage in his face told me, it was going to be either me or him…My heart just stopped, I need to know, no, I HAVE to know that I was going to win… I chose me.

They say we should have first-aid kits in the case of an emergency, well, don’t you think knowing a self-defense move or two when we have an self-defense emergency, right?  It only makes sense to have an Ace up your sleeve, right?  Something the bad guy won’t expect, right?  Would it be nice to have a secret self-defense weapon you can use at any time?  I agree.

That’s why I learned a few tricks here and there at were easy to learn and use, because I NEEDED them.  Because I knew these little tricks, I was able to defend myself against bigger, stronger attackers!  Our strength is our smarts.  Learning to out smart the bad guy, makes sense right?  I do too.

We don’t plan on emergencies, but when they do happen, boy isn’t great to be prepared for them, right?  Check out my video below to see a quick, simple technique you can use within minutes!  Best part?  No gym needed, just  Watch the instructional video, enjoy!:

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Finding Motivation to Workout

Having you been searching and trying to find your motivation to work on that dream body you want? 

Here is how you do it:

1. Find your “Why.”  Ask yourself, why do I want to workout out. Not first answer that pops in your head (I want a sexy body).  But, the why for that why (so, I can attract more girls, guys or be healthier and stronger).  That is the “Why!”

2. Find time.  You have the time, but just don’t choose it.  Prioritize your time.  I bet (like me), it is easy to television for last part of your day over fitness.  Play video games or Facebook before or after work or school.  Weekends?  How about doing something active like hiking or something.  Budget 1 hour out of 24 for fitness.  Some folks love first thing in the morning workouts over end of the day ones.  Find your groove.  That’s it!

3. Just do it.  No better time than right now.  Don’t start tomorrow, because tomorrow will never come.  Failed plans are paved with “good intentions.” Put your thoughts into action.  After a little bit, it will habit and routine. Then, everything else will adapt to your new life.  “Just jump it, the water is fine!”

So, what is your “why” and how do you find the time?