I started off this year at one of my heaviest weights I’ve ever been at 202 pounds. I had gotten married in September and found myself in celebration mode through the Holidays. As a consequence I gained 14 pounds.
I set my goal to get extremely healthy and lose 20 to 30 pounds and get back in to bike racing! To do this, I made the choice to quit drinking (my last drink of alcohol was at midnight new years), cut out cheese and processed foods and only eat whole fresh foods. I also make sure to eat light at night.
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You first have an idea. The idea is a thought that comes to your mind of something you want in your life. The idea is a thought in the future. You can’t touch and it’s not real. YET! This is also a visualization, or as our teachers would call it a “day dream”. They are thoughts in the future of something you would like to create in your life!
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Here is a 10-minute video about being successful and the evolving process to do so! The hardest part about being successful is starting out. I am using this video as an example. This is my first video. It wasn’t planned… I jumped in and got it done! I could have done it a few times and done a better job, but I posted this one because I want to show everyone how to start something new and how it evolves and improve. I will be doing these videos through the year and they will improve!
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“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions” Rainer … Maria Rilke
Patience is essential in working toward any goal in life. We live in a society that expects to see results right away, and when we don’t we give up and never achieve our goal. We are constantly bombarded with TV ads about achieving results quickly and with little effort, and this is the main reason why many fail. There is a process and it requires patience, hard work, and allowing the necessary time to pass to be successful. Let me tell you about my process of being successful incorporating yoga into my life.
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We are capable of so much as human beings and the only thing holding us back is, ourselves. Aimee Mullins shares with us her inspiring story and shows us what we are capable of as human beings and the importance of the way we think, and how it determines our lives.
When my clients come to me for Personal Training in Santa Monica, I know they have what it takes to achieve their goals before I even meet them. Everyone has what it takes. My personal goal is to motivate and teach them so they have the confidence and knowledge to be successful. You have it too, and if you find yourself thinking otherwise, stop and ask yourself why you are thinking that way, and think about what you can do to change that perspective.
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Chris is an incredible trainer. His passion, knowledge, and commitment to my success have been instrumental to helping me to reach my goals. He is well educated in strength training, cardio, diet, stretching, weight loss, and many other areas of physical fitness. His ability to help keep me motivated and focused on reaching my goals and teaching me to incorporate physical activity into my daily life, has really had a positive impact on me in many ways. I could not recommend him any higher.
My brother is the one who first introduced me to Chris over three years ago. My brother experienced a high degree of success with Chris’ diet plan and he believed I could benefit as well. Little did I know at the time that the introduction would change my life so dramatically!
I desperately needed to lose 150 pounds, which is not a small number by any stretch of the imagination. I was severely overweight and had been for most of my life. It got so bad that in the fall of 2006, I could hardly walk because I had terrific back pain (sciatica) and arthritis in my left knee.
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Chris is an inspirational trainer. I am a nutritionalist living in London and Ireland so have come across many great fitness experts but Chris’s skill of getting inside your head and motivating you to work out in the best possible way for your body is a rare gift. I only get to spend a few weeks a year in Santa Monica but when I do, my fitness and physique improve radically thanks to Chris’s firm but gentle coaching and his extraordinary insight into the body’s physiology and how to make it work better than you could ever imagine.
I feel very fortunate to have Chris in my life even if it is only for a few weeks in the year. It makes a big difference to my preventative healthcare as I know his work is ensuring my muscles, joints and bones will work better than other peoples until Im a very old lady.
Physical activity has been an integral part of my life since I was a teenager. Over the years, I am now 65, I have trained in organized and personal activities, which I have done for enjoyment, general physical and mental fitness as well as in competition.
There have been numerous coaches, trainers and “gurus” throughout they years. Most recently, since I reside part of the year in Chicago, I train twice a week at the Gold Coast Multiplex with an extremely qualified personal trainer and have trained in boxing and mixed martial arts with a current UFC professional.
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Chris changed my life! This is my story. I had no muscle and could barely run to first base not to mention the laundry list of health problems I had gone through. I was constantly getting sick ranging from the flu to cellulites. I also had constant migraine headaches on a daily basis and had no energy whatsoever. My overall health was very poor and I needed a change.
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