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‘Client of the Week’ Sam Lost 8 Lbs in Her First Week!!

Be Inspired to choose your destiny in life.

Congratulations to Sam, our Live In Fitness ‘Client of the Week’ who lost 8 lbs in her first week!!

 

Sam chose an 8 week program with Live In Fitness, but her success story is more of a LIF Journey and a path which has just began. Sam is currently a full time student who also works with children that have mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. Sam is from Kansas City and grew up with a lot of turmoil and pain in her teenage years, causing her to internalize her emotions. Like many, she found comfort in food by emotional eating, to fill something she could not seem to find in her everyday life. Her mother was tragically murdered when she was 15, leaving her world turned upside down.

Sam had always enjoyed sports, riding, and was undefeated in her national tennis tournaments. At 25 she was ready to turn her life around. Whilst attending a fitness camp she met Judy, who became her mentor, her guidance, a voice of reason and wisdom. They has such an instant bond and connection, Judy later went on to adopt Sam and her life path changed forever.

Sam turned 30 whilst here at the Live In Fitness Program. She missed out on her adolescent life experiences, but she was going to make sure her 30’s were about her and what she could achieve. She was tired of not fitting into the seats at amusement parks. She was ready to make her lifestyle change and came to LIF with Judy and family friend Susan to learn, re-educate, and make it happen. She realized it was easier to be negative than have a positive attitude. The fear of failure or a sense of not being worthy were thoughts of the past.

 

Sam Live In Fitness

 

When asked why did you choose Live In Fitness?
I came to LIF as a safe place to reset. I have been on countless diets but lacked the motivation to follow through, ultimately allowing the temptations of life to win. It’s my time. At Live In Fitness I am given a specific meal plan and guide and am with like minded people all trying to better their lives. I knew the expectations and appreciated the accountability. The coaches and staff are invested in me and the goals I strive to achieve. I have displayed every emotion from sadness to happy and realize it’s OK. I feel a difference in my body even after a short time. I can run a little faster, lift heavier and I weigh less..

 

When asked, what have you enjoyed the most at Live In Fitness?
I enjoy the classes and am inspired by the Coaches. The classes are challenging and the staff are very knowledgeable and are ready to answer any question I may have. Modifications are given when needed and they know exactly when to push you beyond your potential.

During a lecture, Eric Viskovicz the owner and renowned Life Coach said something that will always resonate with me. “The way you speak to yourself is so, so important. We deserve self validation and respect and we are worth it. ”

I have always been hard on myself, seeking out my flaws and tearing myself down. This would lead to self defeat and depression. The things I would tell myself I would never say to another. After reading Eric’s ‘Power of 4′ LIF Workbook, I have started to work on my emotional triggers and mental state and well being, realizing that I am deserving. I feel empowered and ready.

When asked, what advice would you give others?
Immerse yourself in the program. Attend the classes and always reach out to your coach or team member if your struggling. Taking control and changing your life is hard but your worth it.

My favorite Quote:

“She was unstoppable not because she did not have “Failures” or “Doubts” but because she continued on despite them.”

Sam, you are a courageous, strong, and beautiful young lady who has chosen to live your life to the fullest. By choosing this path of a healthy lifestyle and healthy heart you have opened your world to such opportunity and possibility. We are excited to see what your future holds!

We are all so proud of you!!

6 Food Tricks That Set Back Your Weight-Loss Goal

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Live In Fitness – Weight-Loss Goal

6 Food Tricks That Set Back Your Weight-Loss Goal

Have you ever had that great plan where you commit to eating healthy, to the point of having all your meals prepped…even planning your diet before leaving the house for your favorite restaurant? Then bam! You find, without even being conscious of it, you’ve fallen off the healthy-eating and exercise wagon and had to start all over? This happened to me almost daily, so I had to figure out where and when it happened and take steps to ensure that it wouldn’t happen again.
At Live In Fitness, our nutrition counselors teach that restaurants and grocery stores launch instant purchase and promotional strategies all the time, with the goal of getting you to spend more. They could care less about your health — they care about your pocketbook.
Here are some food tricks that they use to set back your best laid diet plans and how you can take advantage of them in your favor.
First Trick – It’s Free!
How many times do you eat food, sample products or take another helping at the meeting all because it is readily available and FREE? It’s not really free. Studies show that you can pack on almost 600 additional calories a day from wasteful eating. Before you eat anything else because it is there, ask yourself, if I had to pay for this right now would I eat it? Answering a resounding “NO!” will help keep your diet plan and your weight-loss goals on track.
Second Trick – We Want To Be Polite!
Have you been to that dinner party, family gathering where you felt compelled to eat what was offered? Or maybe you received a dish from a neighbor that you “couldn’t refuse,” because it would be impolite? Being polite can mean 400 additional calories, only because you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.
There’s a solution. Before you attend your next event, let the host know if advance that you watching your calories so there may be a few things that you will skip on the table. If a neighbor or friend gives you something, give it away or throw it away. My grandmother use to always tell me, “It’s better to waste food than to buy medicine.”
Third Trick – Don’t Want To Waste
We have all heard that one of the worst things to do is waste food, because there are so many hungry people in the world, or maybe because it’s a waste of money to waste food. In either case, see Grandma’s advice above. If you don’t heed her advice, you will eat more than 1000 unnecessary calories because you feel guilty about wasting food.
So before you eat your next meal, break it in half and save the rest for another meal. The next time you go out, order smaller portions. If you body is still hungry it will tell you.
Fourth Trick – It’s A Celebration 
Most people, myself included, stumble over this one monthly. Why? Because (especially in America) there is a national holiday (a.k.a. excuse) almost every month! People think that a celebration or holiday is a valid excuse to break the rules. They think that one day won’t matter and don’t realize one piece of bread with butter can pack on about 100 calories.
Before you go out or to an event, plan your meal. Know where you are going to splurge, how much and have a plan to burn it off. Also pick one thing. You don’t need to have the appetizer and the dessert. Remind yourself that you will always have another holiday to indulge again.
Fifth Trick – But It’s a Bargain
I know when I was growing up it was drilled into me to go for the bargain. I don’t care if it was extra toilet tissue or the super-sized fries. Who can resist? But an extra 16 ounces of fries can constitute an extra 250 calories. Also if have more food around you, you’re more likely to nibble longer. Before you are tempted to purchase the larger but cheaper option, keep in mind: “Pay Less and Weigh Less.” Make this your motto. If you pick smaller portions as a pattern, you will get the great cost savings over time.
Sixth Trick – I Deserve It
How many times do we make emotional decisions and completely disregard our goals because “we deserve it”? Unfortunately, a lot. Yes, it’s tempting to allow food to be our comfort, support and reward system, but eating emotionally is sure to not be in line with your plan and goals and will always derail your weight-loss success.
So before you are tempted to gorge your next meal, stop and ask yourself some logical questions: Why do I want it? What need is this fulfilling? Is there a better way to reward myself or feel better that falls in line with my plan and goals? You will find an answer. Here are a few replacement ideas: Spend time with friends, go out on a sexy date, rearrange your house, etc. …I’m sure you can think of a lot more, but first you have to take the emotion out of it and make good choices — the reward will be great!
By: Alenise