Motivation

Why is this stupid scale not moving?

What To Do When The Scale Doesn’t Move

Hey There,

Let me ask first… Did you get your Monday Workout in?

If not.. Why? If you did, Great job, you started your week off right.

Make Never Miss a Monday Workout one of your life rules!!! This starts your week off right and will help you make better decisions for the week.

Now to get into the main subject of this post. What to do when the Scale doesn’t move?

I talked to one of our newest members into weighing yesterday and the scale didn’t move. I could sense the punch in the gut feeling when the scale didn’t move because she’s worked her butt off the last 3 weeks. I know that disappointing feeling. She was telling me before she weighted-in how great she was feeling and how her clothes were fitting better so it’s working.

So what do you do when the scale isn’t moving?

First, NEVER QUIT!!! This is not an option. The new member I was telling you about did seem to be a bit disappointed but it only lasted for a second and then I sensed her determination to reach her goal! She is going to get great results here at Custom Body Bootcamp!

Quitting will ensure you will not get the results you want and is not an option! Never Quit!

So many people give up and quit when they don’t see results. The reason is that they are not doing the right things to get the results.

What the solution? Simple, try a different approach.

Understand that if you are not eating properly to lose weight you will not get the results you are seeking. It doesn’t matter if you are exercising and eating healthy! Let me say this again…

YOU WILL NOT LOSE WEIGHT IF YOU ARE NOT EATING PROPERLY!  

If the scale is not moving, you must change your eating! This is what I mean by finding a different approach.

There are so many different eating plans out there to lose weight. Some of the ones that I would recommend are a Balanced Macronutrient Weight Loss Eating Plan, The Whole 30, Ketogenic Eating Plan and Weight Watchers. Side note Notice I don’t call them diets, they are eating plans!

So which one should you try? The one your going to stick to!! 🙂 That Simple!

You have to actually follow the plan! If you throw in a cheat here or there.. Don’t expect to get any results because you are rolling the dice.

Which is OK because you are trying to LEARN WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. Just don’t expect to get any results that week. If you get results,  great! If you don’t it great too because you are learning!

Creating a healthy lifestyle and learning about eating nutritiously is trial and error. You learn from the mistakes and then over time you will learn your body and what works best for you! Then you don’t have to listen to me amore because you will know yourself!  

This is why you never quit when you don’t see results. It’s a necessary part of the process to be successful in your long term goal!!!

Keep showing up, learning, and doing your best!!!

Chris

If you are not getting results in fitness, weight loss and need the accountability, call us to set up a consultation (424)393-4055

 


Nurture Yourself By Exercising

Nurture Yourself By Exercising

Exercise when done consistently helps you to develop the strength, endurance and focus to handle the challenges that bring stress to our lives. It’s a great habit to have in your life.

Exercise strengthens your mind so you can achieve success. When I say SUCCESS, I mean success in ALL areas of your life!

Think about it this way… when you begin to workout you develop strength and endurance for whatever type of exercise you are participating in. When this happens, you will begin to be more confident in your own body because you will be moving and functioning better. You may not be conscious of it but it will be happening.

This confidence will show up in your relationships with your family, your career and most importantly the connection with yourself.

The awesome part is that it will continue to build and build as long as you stay consistent with exercising.

The confidence and self-esteem build in every single person who is consistent at Custom Body Bootcamp. I have seen how people change when they walk into bootcamp, they walk taller, are happier and their smile is from head to toe. I actually seen this happen to everyone who’s been consistent in exercising in the last 15 years of training. To be honest with you, this is why I love what I do.

This happens because exercise is a way of nurturing yourself. I know it may not feel like it especially when you start but it is! It’s self-love and this is how you should look at it!

Learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. When exercising just know it’s OK to be uncomfortable and it will pass. You do intentionally because it will make your life better!  You will actually begin to enjoy it after you stay consistent long enough.

It’s not just for losing weight and looking good… It’s a tool for having a great life!

I have a little brag… The pic below is the most I’ve ever deadlifted J. I love accomplishing things I’ve never done before J

Have an awesome day!

Chris


Lynn's 37 Pound Weight Loss Story

Lynn’s 37 Pound Weight Loss Story

When Lynn saw this picture of herself she knew it was time to do something about her health and her life.

She started to do research and found Custom Body Bootcamp and now is down 37 pounds. She is feeling great about herself and excited about her future… check out her story below…

1.    When did you start Custom Body Bootcamp, i.e. months, years?

I started June 4th 2018. I did the 13 week summer challenge,

2.    What was your life like before joining Custom Body Bootcamp?

I was at my heaviest weight. I was tired all the time, depressed, aches and pains here and there. I mostly felt angry. Angry with myself because I knew I wasn’t living authentically. My true self wanted to be healthy, fit and strong. My true self wanted to eat well and be consistent with fitness. I wasn’t doing any of that so I was angry. Essentially living a lie.

3.    What types of changes have you made since joining Custom Body Bootcamp?

I’ve made some serious changes to my diet. My mindset about food and fitness have changed. I’m no longer using diet and exercise as way to just lose weight, its now part of a lifestyle journey. 

4.    What is your weight loss to date and how do you feel? 

To date I’ve lost about 37lbs. I feel amazing. For the first time I have clothes in my closet that are too big. My work scrubs that were too tight are now way too big. I even went down half a shoe size. 

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Lynn Down 37 Pounds

5.    What goals have your reached?

My biggest goal when I started was to just be consistent. Everything else was secondary. Yes I wanted to lose weight but more than anything I wanted to prove to myself that I could stick with this journey and not give up. When it came to eating healthy and exercise I would do it for a couple weeks then quit. I’m finally in a place where eating right and exercising is my new normal. That’s huge for me.

6.    How has your life changed after joining Custom Body Bootcamp?

I knew my life had changed about a week after starting the challenge and changing my diet. Someone brought a fresh, still warm box of donuts to work one day. I stood next to the donuts and had absolutely no desire to have one. I was in shock so I stood there a little longer waiting to see if I would respond like I normally would… and nothing. I didn’t want the donut. I have dozens of examples like that. I feel good physically, I have mental clarity, my moods are not all over the place, and most importantly I feel like I’m finally becoming the person I always wanted to be. Someone healthy that feels good on the inside and reflects that on the outside.

7.    How do you visualize your future self with respects to exercise and eating healthy?

This is just the beginning of my journey. I still have more weight to lose and I’m still learning what foods and methods work best for my body. I see myself progressing with fitness. Now that the weight is falling off my new goal is to be toned and to be able get through those CBB workouts lifting heavier weights, doing more sit ups etc. The workouts are a challenge, but I don’t regret a single one. I feel awesome and so accomplished after each workout.

8.    What would you tell someone who is interested in checking out?

I would say go for it. What do have to lose? It was hard at first. I really didn’t like it the first two weeks. I was like what did I get myself into. But I made a decision to just keep coming back. And it got easier and I got stonger from week to week. And to my suprise I actually started enjoying it and looked forward to coming. The instructors are motivating and warm. Its an encouraging environment and other people there have the same struggles and victories as you do and you compare stories. I would tell someone you deserve to feel good about yourself inside and out. I’m a registered nurse and everyday I work with patients who have diseases that could have  been prevented with diet and exercise. Once I made the decision to change everything else was so easy. I still enjoy “bad” food here and there. But now when I eat like that its the exception not the rule. Those moments are more enjoyable now because it’s an experience, not just some random grossness I picked up in a drive thru. I feel amazing and you deserve to feel amazing too.

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Lynn Feeling great in her new healthy body.

Custom Body Bootcamp
919 N. La Brea Ave

Inglewood CA, 90302


Kimberly's 22 pounds of weight loss lead to great opportunities in her life.

Transformation Tuesday “Kimberly Journey”

Check out Kimberly transformation story, I’m so proud of her and all the positive changes she had created in her life.

Kimberly-Ake-8-1-18-Front-After.pngHow much weight loss have you lost to date? 

I have lost 22lbs.

What was your life like before coming to Custom Body Bootcamp?

Life before Custom Body Bootcamp was a series of attempts to lose weight. At the beginning of the year I tried to meal prep which was somewhat successful, but without the proper knowledge on how food is processed in my body and a lack of exercise I didn’t see much results. I also attempted workout plans or Zumba, but the motivation to continue was just not there.

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What was your trigger that made you decide to take action and make some healthy changes in your life?

This year I had decided to make a change and start with baby steps, which was altering the way I ate. I was overweight and although happy with myself, very unmotivated, but I wanted to try the challenge that I kept seeing pop-up on my facebook feed. Bootcamp is around the corner and the sessions were only 30 minutes, I just took a gamble pretty much.

What goals have your reached?

My goal has always been to become healthier, but being able to go below a weight I had always wanted surpassed my expectations. I wanted to get to 175, I went down to 168 and have never felt healthier. I didn’t even look this good in high school.

How has your life changed after coming to Custom Body Bootcamp?

It has definitely changed my life, I have come so far, I have no intention of going backwards. It has changed the way I see food and has made me realize that exercising is something that has to be done throughout life, not just for a few days or month. Consistency is very important to stay healthy.

How do you visualize your future self that you are currently creating?

I see my future self as motivated and healthy and happy. I had a conversation with Chris about how when we make positive changes it can attract and make positive things happen around you. And that is exactly what has been happening. I am moving because I am engaged to a man I thought I’d never see again and I am also going back to school to get out of a place I have felt stuck at for years.

What would you tell someone who is scared about trying out Custom Body Bootcamp?

I was scared, so I would say push yourself out of your comfort zone and try it. But you have to surrender completely and give it your all or there is no point

Thank you to the team that was so helpful and motivating. You guys are great! And also to my fellow bootcampers who would push their hardest and motivate me to do the same. This was definitely a life changing experience.

​Our Next 6 Week Challenge Starts September 17, 2018.

Click Here for 6 Week Challenge Details

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How To Be Disciplined To Get Results

How To Be Disciplined To Get Results

Hey there,

My reason for writing this email is to give you a key ingredient to be successful and create healthy long lasting results in your life.

This key ingredient is DISCIPLINE!

Whether you are looking to lose weight, get healthy and/or tone-up you must be disciplined. Let’s be honest, if you want to create any changes in your life you must  have self-control, willpower and take unfamiliar actions that are out of your comfort zone.

So let’s start by defining discipline.

Discipline is action or inaction that is regulated to be in accordance (or to achieve accord) with a system of governance. Discipline is commonly applied to regulating human behavior.

When you are looking to create change in you life, you have to avoid taking actions that are your regular habits and take actions that are unfamiliar to you.   

For example, if you are looking to lose weight and get fit and healthy you will avoid going home and watching TV and instead be disciplined to go to the gym and get a good workout instead.  

The same applies to eating, avoid unhealthy food and eat healthy nutritious food.

Every time you are disciplined and focused you are taking the next steps that will get you the results you are seeking, you are building your discipline muscle!

How do you build your discipline muscle?

Start by writing down the changes you want to achieve, (set your goal). Then list the actions you must take and actions you must avoid.

Become self aware of your habitual patterns so you can have the choice to decide what action you want to take.

Then get to work and start to making discipline choices. When you are making the right choices no matter how big or small you will be develop and strengthen your disciple muscle.

The beauty of being discipline is that it eventually flows in all areas of your life.  Once you start seeing changes in one area, it magical flows to other areas of your life.

So be focused and strict with your goals and build that muscle.

Live Strong, Be Strong- Mind, Body Spirit!

Chris


Develop A Growth Mindset

Develop A Growth Mindset

Hey There,

I have a question for you…

Where are you currently compared to where you were in the beginning of  year?

How has your health changed? Your career? Relationships? Spiritual Connection?

Where you are right NOW compared to where you were when you started the year depends on the actions you have taken up until this point.

For example: We have lots of people in our bootcamp who have lost a lot of weight and are feeling healthy and confident because they committed to showing up to our bootcamp classes and making healthy eating changes.  Since starting bootcamp the changed their way of thinking which has morphed into feeling more positive within themselves.

In my own life I am always looking for ways to continue my own growth mindset.  I enjoy growing, learning and becoming a better version of myself. My main area of focus starts with my World Class Health (WCH) which I’ve created my own meaning personal meaning for this. My WCH is Vitality, Energy, Mindset, Spirituality and I get all these things from exercising, eating healthy, meditating, learning, giving gratitude and smiling!

I feel exercising and eating healthy is the best place to start because of the positive benefits that translates to all the other areas of my life.

My next area of focus in my Deep Meaningful Family Connection( DMFC). There was a point earlier this year when I realized I was focusing on work so much that I was not connecting with my family in the way I wanted. This is unfortunate because my family is one of the reasons I work so hard and in my mind I was missing out on one of life most beautiful gifts which is the  Love that comes from Family. I work everyday to connect and make this better for myself and them.

I also work daily on developing my leadership and career. This allows me to not only do what I love but also allows me to inspire others to create health and change their lives.

The reason I bring this up is because I want you to develop a GROWTH MINDSET. What areas do you want to grow in? Where do you want to be tomorrow, next week, next year?

Ask yourself these questions and then create an action plan, then take action!!! Create your life!!!

Always remember… Small steps are still steps!

There is so much richness in life and giving yourself a growth mindset will allow to enjoy and get more out of life

Chris

 



Student for Life

Personal Training can lead you to good health

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “knowledge is power”. I also believe that knowledge and love of learning lead to a more enriched and happy life.

One of the beautiful things about life is there are infinite things to learn and you can always  go deeper and deeper into the subject  you desire to learn about.

One of my passions is cycling. For the last 10-11 years I average around 100-150 miles per week and raced competitively for 6 years. I’ve recently decided to race after taking 3 years off.

I decided for this cycling season I wanted to become a student of the bike. In my past I did well competing just relying on my natural power and athletic ability. I didn’t do great but I did well!

I’ve recently started working with a coach who is a world champion sprinter and I realized I don’t know much about sprinting properly. (sprinting is 100% effort at the end of a cycling race) I’m amazing with all my experience riding and racing how little I understood. I’ve worked with him three times and I’ve learned so much. He said I only use 80% of my sprinting ability. This is awesome because I have 20% to learn and improve upon.

This is one area in my life that I am learning and educating myself. Other areas I work on developing are my relationship with my wife, family, and friends, learning Spanish, and working on building my business.  I’m always trying to learn and grow!

We all have this opportunity to grow and learn in all areas of life. I believe that this is a gift life offers us.

Take a minute and think of a baby. Think how everything is new and exciting. They are so curious. I believe this is why we live in this world… to learn, grow, and experience the world!

I think a lot of times people lose sight of how interesting and exciting life is. We become bored and unhappy and start wishing time away. Waiting for the weekend or the next holiday or vacation completely losing sight of all the beautiful things that are currently going on around us.  This is living life with your eyes closed.

Is this you?

It’s ok if it is. The great thing is you can open your eyes and change at any moment.

Start by trying to find the beauty and lessons in life. Look at everything as an opportunity… Good or Bad! Find the lessons… They’re always there

Read a motivational book that interests you. Work on developing yourself.

Know what makes you happy and sad and then focus on doing more of the things that make you happy! This is healthy.

There are so many awesome things we can learn and you can start anytime

Look for the beauty in nature… the song of a bird, a beautiful sunset, the beauty of a tree. If you look for it, it’s always there.

Whenever you take in new information you are learning something new. This is good for your brain and your health. I believe at a deep level we all desire this kind of learning. When you close our eyes and aren’t open to learning new things, I believe discontent and unhappiness set in!

Also make sure to be patience… this is a lifetime journey… the destination does not end… The choices to learn are infinite!  Every day like a clean slate to learn something new and exciting and have a new experience.


Schedule It

OlderCoupleStretching1-300x240 (1)I was having a conversation with one of my personal training clients in Santa Monica about why people fail and what’s the best way to be successful and he gave me some great advise, “Tell You Clients to Schedule Their Training Sessions”!

I’ve been training for over 10 years and I’ve seen many successes as well as many failures. People who are successful are the ones who are consistent and don’t come up with excuses.

As a trainer I’ve learned I have no control over people’s choices! The only control I have is to come up with the right strategy to guide them to make the right choices. I know everyone I train can be successful. It all comes down to how committed they are to themselves and their success.

Schedule your training times every week and make sure they are a priority. Planning does take some effort but it will help you be successful with your exercise goals. Be patience, results come in time with your consistency!

Chris Chouteau

www.custombodyfitness.com

 

 


Clean Out Your Body

FarmersMarketSpreadI 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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Dam Holiday Weekends

SlippingOnBanana-232x300I just weighed myself and found I’m up 7 ½ pounds from the 4th of July week. The reason is because I made poor eating and drinking choices. I must now correct those choices; I will be eating extra healthy and cutting back on calories till I get back to where I like to be.

In my lifestyle I usually eat healthy and exercise so I feel good and my brain optimally functions. This past week I decided to make poor choices and today my energy is low, so I’m feeling tired and sluggish and struggling to write this blog entry.

For example: This weekend I ate chicken wings with beer and a late night pastrami sandwich. To undo these negative effects: Today I’ve had a few healthy meals and drank lots of water… I’m already starting to feel better!

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I Found The Fountain of Youth

Apple-weights-measuring-tape-300x199One of the things I’ve seen as a personal trainer is how exercise and eating healthy changes people. I’ve seen the change when people consistently start to exercise and eat healthy. It’s a positive change and is the reason why I feel exercise is so important to incorporate into people’s lives.

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Enrich Your Life… 3 Steps to Creating

Enrich Your Life… 3 Steps to Creating

ChrisBlogHeadShot-200x300There is always a process to create anything in your life. Whether you want to lose weight, start your own business, buy a new car… there is always a process! Here’s how it goes…

Idea

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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Are You Accepting Where You Are At?

20091027_9999_111-e1302241245112Here’s my second Video. I talk here about accepting where you are at and it’s importance to creating changes in your life. Many times in my career I’ve seen people who want to make changes in their lives, but are not honest with themselves with their current situation.

Accepting where you are at gives you a starting point. For example: If you have 50 pounds to lose, are out of shape and your health is not good… this is your reality. It can’t be denied… it is truth! I’m not trying to be insensitive here. I know how challenging it is of accepting this reality, and the courage it takes to do so, but it’s very important because it gives you the starting point of where your at, and allows you to set a goal to where you want to be.

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