Starting the New Year Right

Starting the New Year Right

2014“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”- Theodore Roosevelt

The number one New Year’s resolution year after year is weight loss. Also in the top ten is to stay fit and healthy. What’s really funny about these resolutions is that the majority of people do not stick with them. One of the best steps towards keeping and reaching your goals is to join a Challenge group!
So what is a challenge group? Challenge groups meet online in Closed Facebook groups. They are great places to plug in and get motivation. People post about workouts, nutrition, successes, and failures.
Plugging into one of these groups with like-minded people has been one of the keys to my success. In January 2013 I joined my coaches group, the team R1PP3D -’13 is your year group. This next year I will be in his RIPPED XIV group. To be a part of this group you must be part of my team or my coaches team. You must commit to stick it out for the whole year. This isn’t a 90 days and done group. You need to plug in daily. You must be doing a Beachbody program. If you aren’t doing a Beachbody program then this challenge is not for you. This is your chance to keep your resolutions and get in the best shape of your life. You deserve it so don’t cheat yourself on this one! If this challenge group isn’t for you then there is always the small challenge group that I run, teamFOF Challenge Group.
Whatever group you decide to join, get your program and Shakeology ready and make 2014 the year you change your life! 


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The Importance of Goals

The Importance of Goals

Setting Goals“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”
-J.P. Morgan

Today I reached a goal that I set earlier this year to weigh 180 lbs. To be honest, I thought it could have been done much sooner, but losing 40 lbs. in a year is nothing to shake a stick at! What if I never set that goal? Would I be where I’m at today? Maybe, maybe not, but setting that goal gave me something to strive for day in, day out.

Setting goals is the most important part of any journey and fitness is no different.  It gives you something to work towards.  It keeps you from getting burned out. So what are your goals?

  • Do you want to lose or gain weight?
  • Do you want to lower your body fat percentage?
  • Do you want to achieve a personal record for a 5k?

Whatever you want to achieve, the first thing you should do is write it down and place it somewhere you will see it everyday. Also, set a date you want to accomplish it by. This creates a mindset of purpose and urgency. It may take you longer to reach that goal, but you know what? That’s absolutely fine!  Remember, fitness is a marathon, not a sprint. We’re in this for life, not just for the next 30, 60, or 90 days! So don’t quit! Progress, no matter how small is still progress! Next, tell someone. This can be the hardest part, but is the most rewarding. Knowing that you have someone watching that is going to keep you accountable is one of the best catalysts for moving forward. This is one of the greatest things about Challenge Groups. It’s a community determined to lift and motivate people, helping them live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

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So what are my current goals?

  1. Daily: To be better than I was the day before and to keep pressing play.
  2. Short-term: Continue to lose body fat while maintaining muscle mass.
  3. Long-term: To be a Top Beachbody Coach!

Now that I’ve told you what my goals are you can keep me accountable. I’d love to know what your goals are so email me at Some things to consider: Make sure your goals are realistic. Don’t immediately set yourself up for failure. Stay focused on your goals. Join an accountability group together to keep you motivated and provide accountability (a Challenge group is a great place to start and I can help get you into one). You have great goals in mind, so set them. No excuses, play like a Champion. Remember, you CAN do it, you WON’T give up. Let’s bring it teamFoF!


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2014 F1TNESS W4R Challenge

2014 F1TNESS W4R Challenge

FitnessWarDo you want the body you deserve? Have you tried home fitness programs, but always failed?  Get ready to succeed in ’14!

2014 is going to be an exciting year for teamFoF! We have decided to declare a war on fitness.

It’s time to buck the trend of living unhealthy, sedentary lives.

It’s time to stop listening to the “I can’ts”, “too hards”, excuses.

It’s time to take control, stand toe to toe with your fears and failures and say “No, not this time.”

It’s time to work harder, eat healthier, take control, knowing that energy and persistence conquer all things.

It’s time to earn your body knowing there are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

It’s time to show yourself who’s really the boss.

You’re not in competition with those around you. You will fight yourself. Day in. Day out. With the only goal being to beat the you of the day before. When you feel like quitting remember why you started. It’s a long, hard road to success. But, you’re not alone! Join us in the fight. Get motivated. Be the change. Be the proof. Be the you you’ve always wanted to be.

Get ready to BRING IT!


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