Time for some planning! And a few Thanks:)

The last week has been a little rough.  I am not going to beat around the bush, I have eaten SO badly the last few days, that I am not feeling so great at the moment.  Unbelievable how badly my body reacts to sugar and processed foods these days.  So…this week I work on getting my body back on track and flushing all this toxic sludge out of me by drinking extra water and eating as clean as possible.  And I am writing down my 2012 plan.

Do you have a plan?

I, through this blog, can maybe help with planning some workouts,  giving nutrition advice (from my experience only-I am NOT an RD), and I can be here for support.  But YOU have to do the work!  YOU have to love yourself enough to give yourself the gift of health.  I want it for each and every one of you SO BADLY!  But MY wanting it will never be enough.  YOU have to want it for yourself!

My instructor at Legacy Martial Arts, Mr. Bentley, has a motto….”Train HARD!  Fight EASY!”  I may not be a fighter, but in my fight for what I want in MY life, I take that to mean be prepared by putting in all the HARD work, and the rest will EASILY fall into place.  For me, that means eat well, and workout in a way that keeps me toned, tight, and my heart in great shape, so that the diabetes and heart disease that is inevitable in my life by genetics maybe doesn’t have to be so inevitable!  Don’t sit back and wait for life to be what you want(or don’t want).


Easy doesn’t come easily.  Some people who work hard make it look easy.  Did I lose and keep off over 100 lbs?  YES!  Was it EASY?  NO!  I worked VERY hard and STILL do to this day.  I may not belong to a gym, but I workout in my garage 4-5 days a week and do classes at Legacy 2-3 days a week.  I am still not where I want to be, but I am determined, and 2012 IS MY YEAR!  I have my plan in my head, and most of it written out on paper in great detail.  Now it is about time to put the wheels in motion:)

So…my advice for a first step is forgiving yourself for your past!  You can’t change it, but you can make your present productive and your future what YOU want!  NO REGRETS!  In fact, I read just the other day that “Today’s excuses are tomorrow’s regrets!”  Put yourself in a better place NOW!  And by that, I don’t mean that you have to go out and jump in with both feet and be 100% all the time!  I live by the 80/20 rule.  We are, after all, only human!  But make a plan and be ready to work for what you want.


I also want to take this time to give some mad props to two people who have helped me along the way in my weight loss journey who can now help us all!

Most of you reading this know that I had some great experts to ask help of along the way of my journey that were part of the Biggest Loser Club Online.  Two of them were Michael Scholtz and Greg Hottinger.  And the two of them have wrote a wonderful book that if you read it, it will be evident that I learned many of my methods and views from them.  The book is called Coach Yourself Thin.  You can find the book along with reviews and more that they offer on their website, www.novowellness.com  The book is wonderful and deserves to be on everyone’s MUST READ list this.  The exercises in this book are geared towards weight loss and health, but they really are SO MUCH MORE than that!  Thank you to Greg and Michael for helping me get to the place I am so that I can hopefully pass on what I have learned and help others reach for their dreams and goals.



Make your dream your reality!  Just spend all the time you used to spend WISHING you had the answers actually FINDING the answers and PLANNING your timeline to reach your goal!

This week is going to be pretty busy, so if I don’t make it in, I will see you in 2012 with a new workout!

2 Replies to “Time for some planning! And a few Thanks:)”

  1. Brenda,
    YOU are so inspiring and encouraging, and I KNOW that with you on our sides, WE CAN achieve a healthier “us”
    PROPS TO YOU, missy!
    THANK YOU for ALL you do for so many of us! 🙂
    love ya…I’M FOLLOWIN’ YOUR LEAD! Don’t let go of my hand!


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