10 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight

Great article I just came across! Do read it as I am sure you will get many “aha’s”

Interesting enough, one of the reasons is exaclty about what I was writing about yesterday (I didn’t post it yet but now I will have to :P)

“REASON 4 You keep trying the same weight loss strategies over and over.”

That’s all I will write right now, so read on!

“Understand that losing 1 pound a week for 20 weeks is a far more successful and sustainable diet plan than losing 20 pounds in 2 weeks using diet plans that focus on restrictions and deprivation.”

via 10 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight.


Resisting to change…

I often wonder what’s it that makes change so hard for many people?

Working with people on a daily bases gives you enough “insight” into peoples habits, things that makes them happy, things that makes them unhappy, things they want to change and things they want to leave untouched and it’s really hard to find a pattern, to find a formula as we are all “so different but so much of the same”.

If I look back in my life I find myself as one of “these people”… I was not one for changing, in fact I was very set on my old ways, the type that would look at you and say “This is who I am! I am NOT going to change, if you don’t like me, deal with it. I was born this way, I will die this way”. Crazy, uh?

Today I can’t even identify with those sentences anymore, much less comprehend where did I got the belief of “being” as such a permanent, unchangable form. Today I think that the concept of “ME’ is very fluid… if I don’t like how something is, I change it.

What got me into the path of changing myself was, of course, Jim Rohn and his classic quote:

“for things to change, you have to change”

That helped me to understand that I could not keep being who I was, keep doing what I was doing and expecting different results. I think it was Einstein that said that the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.

I see that all the time when it comes to my weight loss challenge participants… someone that has been doing “Weight watchers” for 20 years and wants to keep doing it. With all due respect to “my people” and to weight watchers, if that plan was working the person wouldn’t need to be here, right now. Isn’t it time to change your approach?!

People will always try to repeat “what they know” even if that isn’t helping them to achieve what they want. I can try to come up with all sorts of answers to why is that… conditioning, been scared of the unknown, lack of knowledge, been afraid of succeeding, but the truth is, I don’t know why people resist to change.

So I invite you to think about yourself, think about your resistance (if it’s the case) to new things and come up with your own answers…. What are the old habits that you keep repeating that are stopping you to achieve the results that you want???

Welcome the Fall

Today as I was walking back to the club, I was enjoying the beauty of the leafs changing it colors to “Fall colors”.
I always enjoy the process of the changing seasons and I specially enjoy the Fall which is my favourite! I love the picture perfect scene of sun light hitting the leafs…
The change of the seasons is something that I just had the chance to appreciate and enjoy by living in Canada, as in Brazil (at least where I used to leave) we have  seasons: “Supper hot” and “Not so hot” 🙂
As I reflect on that, I can’t help but thing about one of the biggest life lessons I’ve learned from Jim Rohn that is the understanding of “The Seasons of Life’. Jim Rohn’s philosophy about how life and business are like the changing seasons has helped me to endure during tough time but also to do my best to prepare for the “winters”.
I highly recommend his book “The Seasons of Life” and I will leave you here with something I typed out of a Jim Rohn’s video from Herbalife and adapted it a little by removing the parts that were more for Herbalife distributors.
Hope you enjoy and reflect on it.

“Life and business is like the changing season…

Winter  follows Fall

Spring follows Winter

Summer, Harvest…the Seasons are set, you can not change those.

But here is what you can do:

You can change yourself!”

Learn how to handle the Winter, the Winters always come. All of us can become wiser than we were yesterday, wiser than we were last week, wiser than we were a month ago.

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One more down, many more to go….

One more weight loss challenge group finished today….it’s always a bitter sweet happiness 🙂 I LOVE to see people’s results, I find so much join in looking at everyone’s “before & after” pictures but it’s sad to “finish” it as some people will stay in touch and some, not so much. I do get connected with everyone and care on how they are doing….

This group lost 362 lbs in 12 weeks and a total os $1065 was paid out to the winners! The winners had fantastic results:

Most inches lost went for Chris with 22.5 inches and 24 lbs lost ($75)

3rd place went for Mandy with 17.4 lbs and 11.041% lost ($198)

2nd place went for Dave with 34.2 lbs and 14.805% lost ($297)

and 1st place went for Sara with 26.4 lbs and 17.165%lost ($495)

Congratulations to all this amazing winners but mostly to every participant that completed this Challenge! One of the qualities I admire the most is people that have the ability to finish what they start!!!!

Personally, for me one of the best moments is to sit down and read the feedback forms 🙂 Jim Rohn used to say that one of the best feelings is when your name show up on someone else “testimony”…. I would say that is knowing that you made an impact, that you give even a little contribution to someone’s else life and that’s a BIG part of why I do what I do. To be able to make a contribution!

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Are you too old?

What are the dreams you’ve left behind because you think:

“Oh, I am too old for that!”???

Every now and then we come across someone’s example that remind us that any and every excuse we give to our self to justify why we can’t do something is just B.S….Yeah you’ve heard me 🙂

“People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.”

J. Michael Straczynski