How Can You Make a Challenge Work for You?

It’s January 10th and already people are talking about how empty the gyms are becoming. It’s been ten days!

This begs the question of WHY? Why do so many give up on goals so easily? I have a few answers to that question:

  1. The goals were not thought out well at all. Saying you want to lose 50 pounds while chugging your 3rd glass of Champaign on New Year’s Eve does not translate into actual pounds lost. Goals must be thought out thoroughly and this question must be answered: “What am I willing to give up to reach my goal?”
  2. The thought that actually planning, and not just showing up, is involved rarely crosses our minds. Simply signing up for the gym or re-igniting your commitment to push play will not happen unless planning is done.
  3. We underestimate the power of habit. That extra weight did not just show up one day. It packed on due to habits that had formed. That could be the popular habit of sitting to watch TV (GUILTY! Darn you, Big Bang Theory!), or the habit of piling a little more on your plate than 1 serving. Eating at fast food places is a HABIT. People don’t really think those greasy burgers taste better…it’s just easier to swing by because of habit. Good news: YOU can create healthy habits too :)
  4. We’re confused on our priorities. Take this example: if my #1 priority is spending time with my kids in the evening because I work all day, but I pony up for a gym membership and vow to go after work for a 1-2 hour workout 5 days per week…well, I end up conflicted and the gym membership, the workouts, and even my own kids become a serious source of stress.
  5. We lack a support system. You have to admit, it works better when somebody can be there to offer a shoulder to cry on, a hand to help you up, or a swift kick in the pants whenever you need it during this journey. We were created for community! People need each other in many aspects of life and reaching goals is a huge one!

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THIS is where group challenges can be extremely beneficial. Taking a nutrition and fitness challenge in a group of like-minded individuals has been shown to:

  • Increase success
  • Help you stick to the program
  • Keep you excited about the results to come
  • Develop new, healthy habits
  • You’ll lose more weight and inches
  • Make new fit friends
  • Help you stay motivated and inspired
  • Creates an opportunity for you to inspire others

There are more benefits to add, but these can be quite impressive when you’re seeking real change.

As the challenge season opens up (I’ll have some info on mine towards the bottom), here are my top tips for seeing GREAT results:

  • Stay engaged. Check with other challengers daily and mark your weekly progress so you can notice the changes even if you don’t see them right away.
  • Choose the right program. Not all programs are created equal. You may like certain trainers, be at a different fitness level, or have different goals, but make sure you think about the time you have to commit and what you really want to accomplish.
  • ASK QUESTIONS! I think far too many people fall off the goal wagon simply because they are unwilling to ask questions. I promise, whatever it is your coach has probably heard it before, so ask away!
  • Trust the process. We all want results yesterday, but your body doesn’t work like a drive through…you have to give it time and effort.
  • Keep track of your progress. Maybe you lost 2 pounds last week and none this week, BUT you did 5 extra push ups. It’s all progress! Strength gains, weight loss, cardiovascular efficiency…they all get better.

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So, how do challenges work?

I’ve run a few and made my fair share of mistakes I admit. Through all of the previous challenges, I have learned some golden lessons that will help make this years challenge a guaranteed success! I believe in these challenges because home-based fitness is what sparked my love for health and transformed my body entirely. I was able to lose over 100 pounds while still being a mommy to my 2 young kids. Now, I’m able to share that with others in a far better way than I ever dreamed. Wait for it…I’ll be releasing a video about my experience with home-based fitness programs and nutrition next week. :)

Interested to see how this works?

  1. You get started for FREE by logging into a free account HERE.
  2. Then, you browse through the programs and blogs, do some research and line up your goals and priorities.
  3. EMAIL ME! Don’t skip this step. Email me and let’s dig through your goals, fitness level, commitments and everything that affects your success to find the PERFECT program for you.

Once all of that is accomplished, I set you up on my challengers page and we get going. So what are the highlights of THIS particular challenge? I’m so glad you asked :)

  • Daily motivation and check ins with your coach (ME) on the page.
  • Weekly emails to give you insider tips you don’t get in your programs. I’ve been doing this for a LONG time and can give you tips that will blow your mind.
  • Help with recovery.
  • Personalized nutrition advice as needed.
  • Monthly phone/Skype chats with the group to check in and stay motivated.
  • Access to videos and information designed specifically for challenges.

You can start getting set up anytime, but I’ll open the flood gates on January 15th. I take 20 people in first and once they’re established (usually 1 month) I take 20 more. Here’s the BIG change: you’ll have access to all of this for 1 full year! Plus, you’ll get to check out some other really cool things I’m working on. So, even if you finish a 90 day challenge, you can do it again and still have the support you need. What I’m looking to create here is an environment for CRAZY SUCCESS!

Now the question is…are you in it?

Michelle

Rockstar Training

 

Tone, Trim, Tighten and Totally Transform SPRING CHALLENGES Revealed!

Today is THE day that I launch the Spring Challenges.

I had initially thought of starting April 1st, but I have decided that each challenge group will have an official start date of April 15, 2013.

If you want to start prior to your group start, no problem! These challenges are meant to bring accountability into our lives so that we can build consistency and beneficial habits.

As I stated in a previous challenge post, I have challenges ranging from 21-90 days and from nutrition to full-out total transformation programs.

TODAY, I am breaking down the 90 day challenge groups. I’ll be going over each program, who it’s for and the results you can expect.

The best part? EVERY single challenge has a nutrition component already built-in.

The bad news? I am only taking 10 people TOTAL in each group (there will be 5 total groups).

Why only 10? Well, on top of the killer workouts, accountability and awesome nutrition components…you’re going to get me. Each challenge participant will receive a 1 hour consultation with me (via phone or SKYPE) to discuss YOUR PERSONAL GOALS and how you can best reach them. Pretty sweet right? It gets better…. EACH participant will also receive a weekly nutrition review, done via email. These are all services that I normally charge extra for, BUT in honor of trying to bring about lasting results, I’m rolling it into the challenge!

In addition to being able to win money for getting healthy with Beach Body (how sweet is that??) the winner of my groups will have their choice of 5 one-hour consultation sessions with me OR a shopping trip with me to dress your new figure. No, I’m not buying the clothes, but I will spring for lunch! Obviously, if the winner is local the shopping can apply.

How do you win? Well, you make changes! Change in weight, size and fitness level are great, but I want to see lasting changes. Think about a change in attitude, a change in self-esteem and even doing something awesome with your new-found confidence! THIS is winning in my book :)

So, ARE YOU READY?

Let’s meet your 90 day programs!

P90X:

• It’s the program everyone’s talking about—the #1 best-selling extreme fitness program in America.

• P90X is a revolutionary system of 12 muscle-pumping workouts designed to take you from regular to ripped

in 90 days and get you in the best shape of your life.

How P90X works

• The secret that’s made P90X a best-selling phenomenon is Muscle Confusion™.

• By constantly introducing new moves, this advanced training technique keeps your body’s muscles

continually challenged, so you can get better AND faster results. Your body never plateaus, and you never

get bored.

P90X is:

• For anyone who wants to lose excess fat, gain lean muscle, prepare for athletic events, excel at sports, and

improve their health.

• Designed for people who are fit and looking for an intense program for rapid results.

• Flexible, so that you can customize according to your fitness level and goals.

• An extreme program, and it’s recommended that you take the Fit Test before starting. If someone is not ready

for P90X, Power 90® is a great place to start.

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**Chalean Extreme:

Muscle Burns Fat®

Get ready to burn fat, boost your metabolism, and get lean with ChaLEAN Extreme®. Trainer Chalene Johnson will help you build toned muscles so you can lose up to 60 percent of your body fat in just 3 months. ChaLEAN Extreme is designed to give you visible results in only 30 days.

Chalene’s Lean Phasing® technique shifts your body’s fat-burning focus from cardio to resistance training. By using weights or resistance bands, you’ll build lean muscle and ramp up your metabolism. When you have more muscle, you’ll burn fat long after your workout.

**This is one of my personal favorites and is included in my own personal workout rotations.

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Rev ABS:

Your 90-Day Ab Solution.

With RevAbs, you can get the sexy six-pack abs you’ve always wanted. All it takes is a little hard work and Brett Hoebel’s proven Abcentrics™ training technique. Brett will teach you how to burn off the fat and work your entire core from 6 different angles, revealing your RevAbs six-pack—FAST! It’s so effective, many of Brett’s clients lose up to 10 pounds in the first 2 weeks.

I dig this as it incorporate some martial arts disciplines and really does help to shred abs FAST!

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Les Mill’s PUMP:

WORK OUT JUST 3 TIMES A WEEK.              GET WORLD-CLASS RESULTS.

This barbell-based rapid weight loss and accelerated strength-training program incinerates calories to help give you the ultimate tight, toned, and lean body you want. The secret is THE REP EFFECT, which uses lighter weights at a higher rate of repetition so you can burn up to 1,000 calories per workout and get lean and strong without bulking up.

The system includes your very own barbell, the secret weapon designed to speed up your strength training and fat loss. Your kit comes complete with a set of two 5-lb. and two 10-lb. weighted plates.

If you’ve entered a gym around my area, then you’ve heard of BodyPump. THIS is the home version, complete with results! I love this workout and keep it on rotation (it doesn’t hurt that I am Body Pump certified either!). This series is great for those short on time…..but needing results. You really can get results by using these 3x per week!

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Power 90:

90-Day In-Home Boot Camp.

If you want to go from the body you’ve got to the body you’ve always wanted in as little as 30 minutes a day at home, then Tony Horton’s Power 90 boot camp is the program for you.

With Tony’s exclusive Sectional Progression™ training technique, each movement targets a specific zone of the body for maximum fat burning and full body sculpting. You’ll transform your body in 90 days.  Plus you’ll get a FREE Power Sculpting Band to use with the program.

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Mobility. Agility. Vitality. Everything is about to FEEL better.

 

Ready to say goodbye to common aches and pains that may be holding you back from enjoying lifelong activity? Tai Cheng™ is a natural solution designed to help you do just that. It combines 21st-century fitness science with the centuries-old techniques of Tai Chi to help reduce joint and muscle pain through better muscle control.

The real breakthrough behind Tai Cheng is a rapid learning technique called Dynamic Motion Control™ that teaches you to master the 18 fundamental moves of Tai Chi in just 90 days. Every day Tai Cheng takes you through a gentle energizing warm-up and teaches you a new Tai Chi move. In phases, you’ll learn to put the moves together into sequence.

You’ll experience increased balance and strength, improved joint function, a wider range of motion, less stiffness, greater flexibility, and an overall feeling of natural energy and well-being.

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Whew! I know that can be lot to process, so I encourage you to read through each and CONTACT ME with ANY questions!

I WANT RESULTS YESTERDAY…..HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Glad you asked :)

Simply click HERE, then click on JOIN THE BEACHBODY CHALLENGE.

You’ll be directed through  a FREE membership page and then you pick your program.

Simple as that. Once you start clicking, let me know so I can add you to the group.

REMEMBER: There can only be 10 people in this group, so jump on it ASAP!

Time won’t hold up for you, but the results you get will last a lifetime.

SIGN UP NOW!

And good luck ;)

Michelle

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