Saturday, March 26, 2011

Walking the walk…

Last evening, I was looking through some photography trying to find a decent image of a woman with strong abs to promote our 8-week Ultimate Beach Body Blitz program. In doing so, I was reminded of my own abs, and how great they were way back in the Fall of 2009, and how today’s version is well, less than great.

I was inspired by some of the ladies I saw, and asked Marshall how much weight he thought I could lose in the little more than five weeks remaining before our trip to the Bahamas.

“Fifteen to twenty pounds, on average”, was his very deliberate response.


“How?” I asked, knowing the answer of course, as it is the same response I have offered many of you when asked the same question.

“Well, you could do my pre-competition diet. Lots of white fish, chicken breast, veggies and restricted carbs. I’ll do it with you. I’ve been wanting to lean down.”

[Excited now…]
BEFORE: March 26, 2011

“Okay. Let’s write it up. Make the plan. I can do it if I have a plan.” Within seconds, I was scratching out a grocery list, a meal schedule, and then it hit me…

Let’s take this public. Let’s document our progress, and share it with not only our Members, but with the world via this blog, Facebook and Twitter.

This morning we posed—between giggles—for our BEFORE photos. Taking posing instruction from an award-winning bodybuilder is intimidating, to say the least, but fun at the same time.

Next up: the grocery store. Fifteen bundles of white fish to see us through the next five days, supported by an oh-so-green collection of asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts and Granny Smith apples. Oh yes, and a red and orange pepper for a dash of colour.

At the gym, we will continue our regular three-day training program, and I will complement those efforts with some added cardio and core work on alternate days (you may find me performing excerpts from our new Hard CoreCardio program).

So, here we go! From today through Saturday April 30th, Marshall and I will be walking the walk, demonstrating, through photos and personal experience, how simply—and quickly—results can happen with the right amount of will, reason, discipline… and white fish.


  1. Amazing... (and Joe -- your abs are still pretty fabulous!)

  2. You two already look amazing!! Look forward to this one!

  3. Thanks, All!
    Of course, everybody is welcome (and encouraged) to join us! Five weeks is NOTHING! :)

  4. what a fabulous idea! Will be keeping track and am feeling inspired myself!!! Good luck to both of you! Fiona