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Congratulations to Rocio, LIF’s – ‘Client of the Week’. In one week she lost 8.4 lbs making a total of 25 lbs, lost 22 lbs of fat and gained over 4 lbs in lean mass!

Rocio lives in Houston, Texas, where she raises her daughter and balances her career as a marketer, working in the energy industry. Rocio had been athletic most of her life and is ex-military, so knows what it means to make a commitment and be dedicated.  She chose Live In Fitness for that purpose & accountability.  Rocio became a mother to her beautiful daughter 5 years ago and her world changed for the better, but she no longer made herself a priority.  Her weight steadily increased and in the last 2 years she gained over 65 lbs, tipping the scales at an all time high of 265 lbs.  She had tried and failed many fad diets, which left her feeling tired, sad, and often depressed.  She was then diagnosed with sleep apnea and high blood pressure for the first time in her life. Each day became a struggle of feeling hopeless, and feeling less like her former self, drowning in her own life.

The pivotal turning point in Rocio’s life was when one day her daughter found her double over with abdominal pains. Her daughter turned to her crying saying “Mommy, what’s wrong! Are you ok?”

Rocio knew she needed to remove herself from her environment temporarily so she could get the help, structure, and accountability, so made the call to Live In Fitness. She had great support system from her daughter’s father, family, and her boss, whom all supported her on this journey.

When asked, how do you feel about the program and the progress you have made so far?

Amazing!! I’m starting to feel like my old self. I love it!  I knew there would be intense training, and I was looking forward to it, but my biggest surprise were the meals, the education from the lectures, and Live In Fitness’ professional team. We sometimes think we know and have heard it all, when in actuality we miss the most simple, and often important, things in our life. The teachings in Eric’s ‘LIF Plan: Power of 4’ when applied really do start to peel the layers away in your life.  What holds us back most is the fear of failure. To me failure is not trying… The program has really helped me put my life back into perspective and the realization that it is alright to reach out and ask for help.  So far my experience has been amazing. I love everything, and I’m not exaggerating!! If I had a wish I would probably just extend Taco Tuesday to Taco’s everyday!

How has this changed your outlook on Life?

It’s truly given me hope.  I feel my inner personality reigniting. The assertiveness and drive is back and I am no longer tired all the time but now have energy. I know I can follow the program and now have my life back again.

What advice would you give others contemplating attending the program?

Don’t give up, you are here because you are tired of hearing your own excuses. Just follow the program and the results will come.  I am leaving Live In Fitness with a renewed lifestyle, where I can inspire and teach my daughter to have balance and be healthy.  I am leaving with a strong bond and many new life long friends.

Don’t wait to make it worse. Get the help and start living your life! Stop doubting, life is too precious…

Rocio, we are so proud of what you accomplished here for yourself. Not once did you give less than your best, nor were you afraid to get out there, challenge yourself to try something new.  Your unrelenting drive to always want more is a clear statement that you have taken back control of your life. Not only did you work hard on the physical, but also the behavior and emotional side, too.  Always keep that spirit!!

Holiday Recipes Made Right!

The holiday season is here and with it comes all of that fatty delicious food we love so much. We know you’ve been trying your very best to keep that winter weight under control, but some times we can’t help it when everything smells so good!

Here are 2 equally delicious and quick recipes that will help you stay fit and not miss out of that holiday feast. Smoked trout spread and Orange-rosemary roasted chicken.

Smoked Trout Spread

Dietitian’s tip: This easy-to-prepare spread can be made up to a week in advance and kept tightly covered in the refrigerator. Serve on whole-grain crackers or thin slices of toasted baguette. Serves 12. Low fat, low sodium, healthy carb.
Ingredients:

  • 1/4 pound smoked trout fillet, skinned and broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup 1 percent low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 celery stalk, diced

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the trout, cottage cheese, red onion, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Fold in the diced celery.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until just before serving.
Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 tablespoon

  • Calories 29
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Saturated fat Trace
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0.5 mg
  • Cholesterol 7 mg
  • Sodium 87 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g
  • Dietary fiber Trace
  • Total sugars Trace
  • Added sugars 0 g
  • Protein 4 g

Orange-Rosemary Roasted Chicken

Dietitian’s tip: Rosemary has an appealing piney flavor. It can be used to season a variety of foods, including roasted vegetables and mushrooms, and even ripe melon. Use it with care, however. Too much can be overpowering. Serves 6. Low Sodium.

Ingredients:

  • 3 skinless, bone-in chicken breast halves, each 8 ounces
  • 3 skinless, bone-in chicken legs with thigh pieces, each 8 ounces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup orange juice

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 450 F. Lightly coat a baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Rub each piece of chicken with garlic. Dab fingers in oil and rub with oil, and sprinkle with rosemary and pepper.
  3. Place the chicken pieces in the baking dish. Pour the orange juice over the chicken.
  4. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Using tongs, turn the chicken and return to the oven until browned, about 10 to 15 minutes longer. Baste the chicken with the orange juice from the pan as needed to prevent it from drying out.
  5. Transfer the chicken to individual serving plates. Spoon orange juice from the pan over the top of the chicken and serve immediately.

 

Nutritional Information

Serving size: One piece

  • Calories: 204
  • Total fat: 8 g
  • Saturated fat: 2 g
  • Trans fat: Trace
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 118 mg
  • Sodium: 95 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 2 g
  • Dietary fiber: Trace
  • Total sugars: 1 g
  • Added sugars: 0 g
  • Protein: 31 g

There you have it! Two great treats to keep your Winter Holidays yummy and healthy. This month we will continue to share great ways to stay on track to reach your goals!! With the Holidays coming up, keep in mind that nothing is better than gifting a loved one, or yourself, with fitness and health. At Live In Fitness we can give the gift of extra years of life and a more positive lifestyle! What’s more important than that? There are Limited Spaces, so book the holiday special for our fitness retreat now!

Swithun lost 9 lbs in his first week at Live In Fitness! Accompanied by his lovely wife, who never missed a beat with her own stay: classes, schedule, and LIF program.  Together this dynamic duo have been an inspiration to all of us here. From the LIF staff, the coaches, and to the guests themselves.  Swithun and Lorraine, in their 70’s, are from the Bahamas, and are both retired from a career in Sales.

They chose Live In Fitness as their two week destination as the program offers proven science in nutrition and exercise.  This, along with Eric Viskovicz’s life philosophies on self improvement, awareness, and education to help enrich their health, so that they can continue to travel as soul-mates.  Both diabetic, with high HBP, they tried a raw diet several years ago to lower their blood sugar levels, but it was not sustainable for Lorraine.  Knowing that their sugar levels, particularly over the last six months, have steadily increased, they had to make a lifestyle change – and quickly. They called, made the decision, registered, and headed to Live In Fitness right away!

What did you expect when coming to Live In Fitness and what changes have you seen?

We didn’t know for sure quite what to expect, but the food looked good in the pictures. Turns out the food tastes even better than displayed on the website!!  In just two weeks my sugar levels have lowered by 100 points.

What have you enjoyed about the program?

The atmosphere!! it is really a community working together towards a common goal. The Trainers are very patient and push you further than you can imagine. Chef Keith is the King of his Court! Nicola bends over backwards to fill your every need.

How has this changed your outlook on Life?

I am very optimistic now and believe this is a sustainable lifestyle!

What advice would you give others contemplating attending the program?


Come, do it NOW don’t waste a moment!

What advise would you give to others?


Do the best that you can in each class and give the program your all and avoid outside temptations.  Ask yourself, is it really worth it… and was this why you came to the program.

Congratulations Swithun and Lorraine!! You really have laid the foundation that life is what you make it, and you do have a choice.  Don’t let fear, or being uncomfortable, dictate your decision not to try or change. We are so privileged and glad that you chose Live In Fitness as your reset on life, and that we all had the opportunity to learn from your wisdom and experience!  Continue to enjoy, be adventurous, and explore what life has to offer!!

From all of the LIF Team!

Congratulations to Kim for losing 7.2 lbs in her first week at Live In Fitness!

Kim lives in Santa Rosa and is a retired Deputy Chief Probation Officer, but works part time doing employee backgrounds and internal investigations. Her biggest struggle in life has always been her relationship with food. For most of her life she has been overweight, trying every diet, which at times left her sad and embarrassed.

Kim chose Live In Fitness because she had always wanted to participate in a weight loss/fitness camp. After researching, she felt this was the right choice for her. She needed a place where she could focus on herself without any distractions, a place to workout hard, feel strong, lose 10 lbs, and to learn something new. The greatest learning experience that Kim will take from Live In Fitness has been by far the nutritional education and guidance, from the nutritionist and from attending the informative lectures.

Kim has always had a positive outlook and loves her life, but this LIF experience has bettered her relationship with food and exercise, helping her find a balance.

This week also proved to be a ‘win-win’ weight loss for several ladies that all started their journey together, sharing an instant bond, a sense of team comradery, motivation, and inspiration. Collectively Kim, along with Sheila, Robin, and Wendy, shed nearly 30 lbs in one week!

A quote from one of our elite Coaches (Jan), Kim will always remember:
“Exercise is not about being able to lift all the weight, or do all the push-ups, etc, exercise is about practicing to get there”

Eric Viskovicz created his LIF Program to provide all the tools and education needed to create a healthier lifestyle. Creating a safe and positive environment where clients felt supported was very important to Eric. For many, acknowledging where we are in life; what is our purpose; and true self reflection can often leave us feeling vulnerable and insecure. With Eric having over 20 years of experience in the Health and Wellness profession, his program has evolved to include not only the fitness and nutritional aspects, but a large emphasis placed on the behavioral and emotional. This combination truly gets to the root of the problem.

One of Eric’s ‘mantras’ often used at Live In Fitness:
“See a problem, find a solution, create an immediate action plan.”

Problem – Solution – Action Plan

Congratulations Kim on all your success while at Live In Fitness, and your continued success in your new healthy future!

From all of the LIFE Team.

 

Congratulations to Araceli on dropping an amazing 9.7 lbs in one week at Live In Fitness!

 

Araceli lives in El Monte, California and is a business owner, overseeing and operating a Transformation Center. Araceli had attended the LIF Program back in December of 2017 and knew it was time to revisit and reset when she became discouraged that her weight plateaued and she was starting to sabotage her success by making unhealthy choices. To date, and since attending the LIF Program, Araceli has lost a total of 61.5 lbs and is determined and committed to staying on her personal journey of a healthier and happier lifestyle.

She chose Live In Fitness not once, but twice, so she could physically and emotionally remove herself from distractions, temptations, and be able to focus on her health and fitness. She has always been her own worst self critic and was ready to learn how to be her own biggest fan. She liked the fact that this program, unlike others, held her accountable. The coaches and team are committed, and know how to push each individual client to new heights and reach their full potential.

Flag football and weight training are among her favorite activities. She appreciates the support from the entire LIF Team, but in particular with Coach Blaine & Jay who encourage her daily to strive, hit, and surpass her goals.

The structure and many faceted levels of the Live In Fitness Program allows her to solely focus on herself and her self improvement. The informative lectures, The LIF Plan, the comradely of fellow clients and staff members. By working on internal and external emotions, health and exercise, this allows her to be better in her profession, and more importantly, be there for the important people in her life.

When asked what advice would you give to others considering the LIF Program?

‘Go All In’ – Don’t treat this as a fad diet, but rather that this is a sustainable lifestyle change for life!

There is no secret to this journey we are all on. It’s hard work, which requires dedication and commitment. What you put into this is what you’ll get out. Don’t put off tomorrow, what you can do today.

Congratulations Araceli! You have set your sights on an end goal and have allowed no room to be derailed. Weight loss is a journey and a choice. You reached out for support when you needed it, which shows strength in your character. You should be proud of yourself and your action. When Eric Viscovicz founded his company, he knew the bigger challenges were to come after the clients complete the program. For this reason he created his Aftercare Program for continued support and accountability. He also created FitClub Tv as a web portal for nutrition, exercise workouts, and planning for home.

We are so proud of your accomplishments! Ari, you are an inspiration to so many!! Final big ‘shout out’ from your Team Coaches, Blaine & J – The Warriors, and all the LIF Staff!