Need some extra motivation to workout and eat healthier?
Want to get paid to get fit?
Sweet, me too. That’s why I’m taking the Beachbody Health Bet Challenge.
What is it?
Beachbody is betting over a Million Bucks to help keep you in the game of getting healthy and fit. All participants will take an equal share in the pot. Plus, each Challenge Pack sold through August 31st will add another $5 to the pot. Pretty sweet right?
When is it?
The Health Bet Challenge will take place between September 5th – October 2nd.
How do I get paid to get fit?
Simple. Just meet the following 3 requirements.
You must participate in a Challenge Group using the My Challenge Tracker app by the start of the Challenge. So by 11:59pm EST 9/5 you better be in the game!
Log at least 5 Shakeology with photo proof during each week of the Challenge.
Log at least 3 workouts each week of the Challenge.
What do I have to do to sign up?
Fill out this form below and I’ll contact you on how to join and download the app. This is a great opportunity to get back in the game with some serious Bucks on the line. Let’s get started! It’s nice to be paid to get fit.
Well, of course it is, but you can guarantee success with one key…
…telling yourself to Never Give Up.
And in the video below, you’ll see what never giving up looks like.
Sometimes I get discouraged when I think I’m not progressing like I should be. It’s times like that when I like to look back and see how far I’ve come. It’s times like that when I’m reminded to Never Give Up.
You see, I started and stopped P90X more times than I could count. I was really overweight, tired all the time, and really uncomfortable around other people because of how I looked and felt. It wasn’t until I had a goal to lose 30 pounds by my wedding day in 2012 that it finally clicked. I pressed play and that was it right? No looking back? WRONG!
I crushed my initial goal by May of 2012 with P90X2, losing 38 pounds. But, once the honeymoon was over, I slipped right back into my old habits of missing workouts and not tracking what I ate. Over the next 6-7 months, I gained it all back. All 38 pounds. And what’s worse, I didn’t even realize it was happening. It’s a slow fade.
Anyway, 2013 rolled around and I was done being uncomfortable and overweight so in January I picked up P90X2 again and this time it stuck! Sure there’s been bumps in the road, but over the course of the last 3.5 years, I’ve been pretty consistent with working out and tracking what I eat. Check out the video below highlighting my transformation and don’t be like me. Don’t backslide and remember…
It’s the time of year when young adults will be heading off back to school. Are you prepared to fend off the freshman 15? I wasn’t. Look at a comparison between my Senior year in High School compared to when I graduated.
If I had followed these three tips, I could have avoided a lot of uncomfortable-ness and loss of confidence.
Getting Fit In College
Step 1: Track your food.
Easier said than done, but I cannot stress how crucial it is to eat right. Like I said in the video, there’s nothing wrong with carrying a kitchen scale with you to the cafeteria (at least until you can eyeball servings). Check out this folding scale on Amazon. If you don’t want to weight things out, but would rather just fill containers and go, the Portion Control 7-Piece Container Kit.
Step 2: Have a Workout Plan & Stick With It
It’s easy to walk in the gym and hit every piece of equipment once and call it a day, but that’s not how you get awesome results. Having a plan has been key to my long-term success and it’ll help you too! I prefer programs like P90X, Body Beast, and T25, but find out what works for you and stick with it. As they say, if you fail to plan, plan to fail. So get a program and stick to it!
Step 3: Have an Accountability Partner
Steps 1 and 2 are on you. I can show you how, but following through it all up to you….unless you have an accountability partner! And I can help with that. I run free online health and fitness groups to help keep my team motivated and on track. I’d love to have you on the team to help you stick with steps 1 and 2 so that you getting fit at college isn’t as hard! Click the link below and I’ll get you plugged in so that we can reach your goal together.
We probably all grew up being told to clean our plate. We heard it, our parents heard it, and our grandparents heard it. We were “wasting food”.
This mentality grew out of the depression and wartime. During that time food was scarce and Americans were told to cook only what they needed and clean their plate to conserve and not waste anything. While that was definitely necessary back then and still carries some weight today (pun intended), the problem now is that food is not scarce and is cooked in outlandish proportions.
So we need to ditch the idea of just cleaning our plates and learn to start cooking in the correct portions again. Take this example, you wouldn’t try to fill up your gas tank more than it could hold or it would spill out and you would waste money. Conversely, you wouldn’t fill it up with less than you needed, but more on that later. Believe me, I still struggle just as much as the next guy with leaving food on my plate.
If you happen to make too much food you have two choices:
1) Put it in the waste.
2) Put it on your waist.
Either way you are wasting food!
That’s all there is to it. You can either eat for your goals (lose fat, maintain, gain muscle) or you can clean your plate every time and never reach your goals. If you’re a history buff like me, check out these war era propaganda signs about wasting food!