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It was the Summer of 2009, I was 245 lbs, the heaviest I'd ever been in my entire life.
I was in a destructive loop. I'd start a new workout and diet, lose a few pounds, fall off said diet due to cravings, stopped working out, regained all the weight and then some.
By the time that Summer came around, I had tried almost every diet plan in existence at the time. No matter the diet, the results were always the same - my results would plateau and I'd get frustrated and cheat on my diet.
I couldn't understand it, I was diligent about counting my calories and staying in a caloric deficient, just what I had been told to do.
That year I learned the first big lie about burning fat and losing weight.
As it turns out, calorie counting isn't all that exact. Food companies may use any of 5 different methods to estimate calories, so the FDA permits inaccuracies of up to 20%. That means your 2,000 calorie day could really be anywhere between 1600-2400 calories.
Inaccuracies aside, weight loss does still fundamentally boil down to calories in vs calories out. However, it turns out that the calorie deficit itself isn't nearly as important as supplying your body the right amount of energy to function optimally.
Let's say you need 2,000 calories per day to maintain your weight and you consume 1,500. You would be at a 500 calorie deficit each day and should theoretically lose a pound per week. This is exactly what I was trying to do and it's what got me in trouble.
Instead, let's say I burned an extra 1,000 calories through exercise. That would mean I burned 3,000 calories (2,000 that I burn no matter what + the additional 1,000 from exercise). If I upped my intake to 2,500 calories, I'd still have a 500 calorie deficit but my body would have more nutrients to feed my muscles and keep things running smoothly - a true win win.
Calorie counts on labels can be off by as much as 20%
Our bodies need fuel in order to perform their best
You can fuel your body and maintain a calorie deficit
Once I realized that I needed to fuel my body with enough calories while upping my activity levels, I turned to the darling of the weight loss community - Cardio!
Funny thing is, no matter how much time I spent sweating away on the treadmill, elliptical or bike, I wasn't seeing the results I wanted. It was frustrating to say the least and I was about ready to throw in the towel and decide that being fat wasn't so bad.
That's when I meet one of my first mentors, another trainer named Rob. Rob showed me that the secret to burning more calories - and fat - was to lift weights. Strength training, when combined with the right nutrition plan, helps build lean muscle mass, which in turn increases your metabolism - even when you are at rest.
Not only does strength training help you increase your metabolism by building lean muscle, research has shown that calorie burn can be increased for up to 48 hours after an intense weight lifting session.
I'd be willing to bet that the number one reason must people give up on their weight loss efforts is 1 bad day. Let's keep it real, we try to be perfect but those cravings get you - I know they got me on way more than one occasion. Next thing you know, one bad meal turns into a bad day, then a bad week, and then we're done.
Once I understood exactly how to fuel my body and how to properly train it, accepting that perfection is not necessary became the final piece of the puzzle that helped me to drop 80 lbs.
Over the years, my most successful clients are about 80-90% consistent with both their workouts and nutrition. I share this with you because I think the number one reason people never start is they think they have to be perfect and they know that isn't going to happen.
I want to make sure I'm not setting any unrealistic expectations here, these truths are quite simple in their nature but that doesn't mean they are easy to implement. Let me say that again in case you weren't paying attention -
Remember, I've been in your shoes. That's why I want to see you succeed, to finally have this be the time you get the body you want and keep it for life.
When I set out to create the ultimate transformation program there were a few requirements:
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You'll also get access to our private Facebook community. You'll get to hang out with like minded people who are the same journey as you. Plus, I'll be around answering questions, giving feedback on your form, and posting a weekly Facebook Live nutrition training.
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With high quality video that show you exactly what to do, and what not to do, you can be confident that you will perform the exercises safely.
Every exercise has it's own video, complete with set-up and movement instructions as well as performance tips.
Daily Check-In's to Create Accountability: Accountability is one of the top reasons that people hire a trainer. Now you have an even higher level of accountability than my in-person clients.
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We have 14 different training programs, for both men and women - even workouts that account for injuries. All workouts start by building a strong foundation, making them perfect for beginners and more advanced lifters alike.
Our programs are designed for the general population and may not be right for professional athletes, women who are pregnant, or those with multiple physical limitations.
Each workout is designed to work on a specific energy system to give you the best transformation possible while preventing over training.
Each day, when you log in to get your workout, you'll be asked to check off if you did your workout or not. As your coach, I get notified everyday about who is or isn't doing their workouts. You'll also have access to myself and our Facebook community to keep you engaged and on track.
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Finally get the body you want and improve your quality of life for just $1 per day
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Will Durant
P.S.: If you are still on the fence about signing up, I want you to ask yourself one simple question - If I do nothing and my life is no different a year from now, will I be ok with that?
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