Fitober Fest 2014

It’s back!! Last year we took a healthy stroll through October and we are going to do it again.

Join the 30 Day FitOber Fest Challenge to create healthy habits.

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The aim of this challenge is to inspire you to build healthy habits that can fit into YOURS and YOUR families lifestyle. It’s free to join and at the end of the 30 days my goal is that you have a healthy living plan you that will help you to lose weight, feel great and look fabulous.  Drawing on healthy topics and insights from various fitness sources you’ll have access to fitness tips, recipes, workouts and knowledge to apply to your new healthy lifestyle.

 

Want to join in the fun this year?? Just click the link.  Starting on Wednesday, October 1st you’ll receive a daily email

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FitOber Fest 2014

  1. No purchase necessary.

  2. You do need to link to this page, tweet or Facebook each daily challenge. How else will I know you are participating.

  3. Plus — fitness is a team sport. By posting you will get support not only from me, but others who are taking the challenge.

  4. You will have a private Facebook group to share your insights, questions and ahas.

  5. FitOber Fest runs from October 1st – October 31st

Three Ways To Get Passionate About Your Goals

My passion drives me forward to live the life of my dreams. I know what I want in life and I set goals to get me there. I know that each goal I achieve brings me in union with what I desire. I goals 300x235 Three Ways To Get Passionate About Your Goals feel truly invigorated with each success!

Meeting a goal, no matter how big or small, strengthens my confidence and self-esteem. I enjoy these feelings and strive to receive them as often as possible.

Setting and achieving goals is a never-ending circle of positivity that fuels my passion even more. My passion encourages me to persevere over obstacles and it is replenished and increased with every goal I complete.

My passion enables my success. I use tools to ignite and refuel my passion on a daily basis, even when I face challenges that try to smother it.

My tools include affirmations to transform negative thoughts into positive ones, meditation to relax and rejuvenate my energy, and notes and pictures to inspire and remind me of my goals.

Today, I choose to feel inspired by my passions and let the excitement propel me forward to achieve my goals, regardless of any challenges that may arise.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Am I passionate about my goals?
2. Where can I find additional inspiration?
3. What task can I achieve today to fuel my passion and get me back on track toward my goals?

If one of your goals include losing weight and getting fit. Join my Lean & Sexy program. Registration ends today, August 31st at 12 midnight.

3 Reasons To Join a Weight Loss Group

Starting a weight loss journey is the easy part.  You are fired up with the intention of getting healthy and losing weight.  The hard part is continuing on with the journey until you reach your jumping bikini 300x200 3 Reasons To Join a Weight Loss Group weight loss goal.  A great way to help keep you motivated is to join a weight loss group. Here are some great reasons why you should seek out a group to help you stick with your goal.

  1. Stay Positive with The Support Of Others — if you know that you find it hard to go to the gym on a regular basis or if you find it difficult to fight the temptation of a cookie, then being able to talk to others could help you to stay focused on your health and diet. If you know that there is a group of people who are there cheering you on, you do not want to disappoint them. They can help you see how well you have been doing and how unnecessary it is to go back to your old habits.  A support group will be there for you to celebrate the highs when you hit your weight loss milestones. They will also be there to build up your spirits if you happen to falter at some point.

A weight loss support group will be there to celebrate highs and pump you up through the lows.

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  1. Other People Know Exactly What You Are Going Through — sure you have friends and significant others who mean well, but some times they don’t really understand what you are going through. They might not understand how hard it is to change your eating habits or to stick to a regular exercise plan.  By joining a weight loss group you will find members who have similar hopes and dreams to you. They know exactly how difficult it is to make changes to the way you live your life.

    Members of a weight loss group will know exactly what you are going through and will be able to empathize with you. 

    They will be able to share their own stories and their own coping strategies, which could help you when you are finding things hard to deal with.

  2. Make New Friends — Joining a weight loss group is a great way to meet like minded people.  tweet graphic 4 3 Reasons To Join a Weight Loss Group You will all have one thing in common at the beginning. This will be the desire to get healthy and lose weight.  The more time you spend with these people, the more opportunity you will have to find out other things you have in common.  This could ultimately lead to really strong and meaningful relationships.

Starting a weight loss journey can be made a whole lot easier if you surround yourself with people who can help you to stick to your goals. tweet graphic 4 3 Reasons To Join a Weight Loss Group I just started a new group Lean and Sexy. The program starts on Monday, September 1st.  For more information about this group weight loss program, click here. Lean and Sexy may just be the group you need.

 

 

We Have To Start Somewhere!

I have always been interested in fitness, but my fitness journey really started in January 2002. My husband and I had just gotten married and he’s family has a history or hea We Have To Start Somewhere!rt disease and high blood pressure. I told him I didn’t want him to die on me, so we going to give each other a personal training for Christmas.

Enter Mike D. This man CHANGED the trajectory of my life. We met with him every Saturday at 7am for 6 months. During that time I lost 25 pounds and my husband lost 40 pounds.  From the first meeting with Mike, Philip (my husband) and I were ALL IN! That day we went home and throw out all the crap and the “healthy” crap.

Boy, was it a wake up call to lose my cheese and crackers and my pasta. I thought I’d miss it but looking back I had to go cold turkey.

During this time the gym had a weight loss contest. It was based on body comp change and I won.  It was at this time Mike who was a former bodybuilder suggested I think about competing. At this time, I had NO CLUE about competing. I didn’t even know what it was all about. He told me go buy an Oxygen magazine and get back to him.  I flipped through and thought this is not for me. I’m was not a “girlie” girl.

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17 weeks later

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Fast forward 2004, the Red Sox win their first world series. My motto became if the Red Sox can win a World Series anything is possible. I sought out a competition coach and I competed for 9 years.

During this time, what was a hobby turned into a full blown passion. I wanted to be the Mike D. for other people.

You can only imagine what it feels like when you are able to set a goal that you thought was impossible and achieve it.

I wanted to help others feel the same way that I did. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing others achieve their goals.

I started part time in fitness in 2006 and made the transition to full time fitness in 2010.

I can’t imagine my life without fitness and I hope that I can inspire my clients that we Mike inspired me.

Do you have a fitness story? I’d love to hear about your journey. Leave me a comment below.

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The Wonders of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been used in many ways for many years.  It has been an important ingredient in numerous home remedies, and it has frequently been used for weight loss.  This simple, inexpensive substance has seemingly endless uses.  Here are some of them:

  • For a cold or the flu, take a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in water several times a day.  This will help balance the body’s pH, making it a less favorable environment for the germs.
  • Apple cider vinegar is great for getting rid of dandruff.  Applying it to the scalp and letting it stand for 30 minutes to an hour before washing will kill the fungus that causes dandruff.  It also helps soothe an itchy scalp.
  • Diabetics can benefit from taking apple cider vinegar in water once a day.  This has been proven to help lower blood sugar.
  • Apple cider vinegar is often used to relieve sinus problems and ear infections.  Depending on your symptoms, you can drink it, add it to a vaporizer, inhale it, or squirt it in your ear with a syringe and let it drain back out.
  • Digestive problems and diarrhea can be relieved with an apple cider vinegar tonic.  The vinegar soaks up liquid and forms a protective coating in the intestines, and it activates stomach acid and enzymes.  It may also relieve the symptoms of acid reflux.
  • Apple cider vinegar can soothe a sunburn.  You can soak a towel in it at full strength and place it directly on the burn, or you can take a bath in water with one cup of the vinegar added.

* Painful and unsightly varicose veins can benefit from treatment with apple cider vinegar.  Apply it full strength twice a day, and drink two teaspoons in water twice a day.  It may take a month to see results.

* Apple cider vinegar is good for a sore throat.  Gargling with a vinegar and water mixture every hour can help you feel better faster.  But it is important to remember not to swallow the mixture once you’ve gargled with it, because it draws out germs.

* Muscle soreness can be treated with apple cider vinegar.  It can be applied full strength with a small amount of cayenne pepper added, or you can soak in a bath with a few cups of vinegar added.

These are just a few of the myriad ways that we can use apple cider vinegar for health.  Drinking a vinegar tonic each day can improve our health in a number of ways.  We can also apply it topically to rid ourselves of many more aliments.  Stocking up on apple cider vinegar will put the remedy for a variety of problems right at your fingertips.

March Fitness Madness

I love this time of year. It signals that warmer weather is coming and the National college basketball tournament is starting. Good friends and I have been playing MP900426565 March Fitness Madness along with the March Madness brackets for years. It’s so fun guessing who’s going to be the Cinderella story and what sure thing team will fall first. The first weekend of the March Madness tournament I”m glued to the TV with my bracket sheet. My husband tells me I need to get new school and  look my tournament brackets on my phone or ipad, but I like paper. I like highlighting my winners and crossing on my losers with black marker.

This who event got me thinking what if during the March Madness Tournament — we got fit.  Each day during the tournament I’m going to post a fitness challenge. Of course you will accept the challenge and you will post your comments here or on my Facebook wall.   We’ll create a community of support cheering you to meet your fitness goals.
The March Fitness Tournament starts Tuesday, March 19th and end Monday, April 8th.  Check back every day for a challenge!!!

Are You Willing? 3 Committments That Will Help

This month my mantra is feel the fear and do it any way. That means fear of all things — workouts, eating, my career and my personal life MP900400680 200x300 Are You Willing? 3 Committments That Will Help and if I have time I may even take on my fear of snakes.  I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching on the matter and I really think, it comes down to these core principles.

  • Make the commitment — decide that this is what you want to do and do whatever it takes to make it happen. Everything comes to fruition when you commit.
  • Be willing to be mentored — listen to the things they say and be willing to take action based on their advice. When seeking a mentor you want to find someone who can see in you what you can’t see in yourself.
  • Surround yourself with greatness — be in the company of those who are doing what you want to be doing and just observe their actions, their habits and take notes on how you can apply to your life.

The 3 core principles will help you to break through those nagging fears that are preventing you from living your life and achieving all that you know you can accomplish.

I leave you with this Are you putting your health on your to do list? If you aren’t I can help. Shoot me an email or give me a call and let’s see how we can make that happen.

 

 

Hold The Stuffing!!!!

Maintain Don’t Gain This Holiday Season

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Don’t be a holiday weight gain casualty!  
Let me help you stay on track, this holiday season.

Eat Better. Feel Better. Look Better.

Join me on Sunday, November, 2-4pm

Simply Erinn’s
268 Brookline Street
Cambridge, MA

Please RSVP by Friday, November 2nd  & bring a friend!

Come learn how you can still enjoy your favorite 
holiday treats and all your traditional holiday experiences without blowing your diet.