Weight Loss

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

 


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
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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.

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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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Coconut Oil- Healthy or Unhealthy

Healthy Virgin Coconut Oil

Healthy Virgin Coconut Oil

There’s been lots of controversy in the last couple years to whether Coconut Oil is Healthy or Unhealthy!

Coconut oil consists of 90% saturated fat and research has shown that the fatty acid chains of Coconut oil are shorter than the saturated fats from meats. The shorter chains in coconut oil have been shown to raise good cholesterol as opposed to the longer fatty chains in meats products have been linked to heart disease!

“Coconut oil is made up of about 90% saturated fat, but the scientific community has started to figure out that not all saturated fats are equal,” Susan Mitmesser

There are two types of Coconut oil, virgin and refined. The virgin coconut oil comes straight from the pulp of the coconut and has more nutrients than the refined oil which is heated and has chemical added to it to keep the coconut taste!

In my opinion I think that virgin is the way to go if you chose to use coconut oil. Always go for the higher nutrient, natural food choices.

Also… substitute the coconut oil vs adding in to meals! Example use the coconut oil for the olive oil!

To Your Health,

Chris

 


Why You Should Eat Breakfast

A healthy breakfast is the best way to start your day and a great habit to get yourself into!

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Provides the body nourishment to start the day

· More energy to perform daily tasks

· Help control weight

· Kick starts the metabolism

· Improves bad cholesterol

· Great for the brain and short term memory

I have always encouraged my personal training clients in Santa Monica to eat breakfast every morning! This is an essential part to living a healthy lifestyle! Our bodies are not meant to starve or go for a long period of time without eating after waking up.  We need to take care of our body, you know that saying ‘a happy wife is a happy life” well so is your body, “good nutritious food is a better life!

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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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Do You Want Your Kids To Be Obese?

iStock_000012292541XSmall-300x198I know this is an extreme title, but what I’m going to talk about here is important. In the United States obesity has become an epidemic. Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index study in 2009 found 63.1% of adults are obese or over weight. This means that at least 6 out of 10 adults are overweight! There are about 32% of children who are overweight in our country, that’s 3 out of 10 kids! If things continue the way they are, this means that 3 more out of these 10 kids will become over weight or obese at some point in their life, and these numbers are on the rise. These numbers are scary and can be changed if we start to teach and educate our kids on eating healthy and being active at an early age.

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Understanding Habits

OlderCoupleStretching1-300x240 (1)When you are working on creating a change in your life, you are working on changing old habits and creating new ones. It’s very easy to sit and think about the changes you want in your life, but challenging to achieve and maintain them. This is because you have developed habits that need to be changed in order to be successful.

I have trained many clients in my life, and almost every client that I train knows what they have to do to reach their goal, but is unable to do so. Why is this?

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Understand the importance of Goals

Celebrating-Climbing-to-Peak5-300x200Setting goals is an important part to being successful with an exercise program. Your goals allows you to set a point of reference to where you want to be, and then to create a plan of action to get there. This point of reference also allows you to determine if your daily choices are positive or negative in reaching your goal.

The goal is very important because when you are working to create a healthy lifestyle there will not be a straight path from where you are now to where you want to be. Life is going to happen and there will be challenges that will slow and sometimes stop your progress. Knowing that these challenges are going to happen allows you to create the right mindset as you work toward your goal.

We have been programmed in our society to expect and see immediate results, and not work hard to achieve them. This is especially true in the health and fitness industry. We are constantly bombarded with advertisements that mislead us to believe that we can achieve results without working hard and putting in the effort… example: take this pill and you can lose weight and eat whatever you want, get a full body workout in 10 minutes, follow this start of the art diet… it’s easy, no hard work required, it’s simple. Blah Blah Blah!!! These advertisements drive me CRAZY. There are no quick fixes. You have to do the work and put in the effort.

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