Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Supper: Turkey + Vegetables

Brussel Sprouts, Orange Peppers, Onions + Garlic… waiting to be sizzled.

Served with a giant breast of lean turkey, glazed with Dijon mustard.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Perfect Workout Every Time

[ Originally posted at Premier Blueprints, by Marshall Page Friday, May 29, 2009 ]

It is important to mentally prepare yourself before every training session, beginning the night before.

The perfect workout begins inside your mind. You make a conscious decision how your training will go the next day no matter what is happening around you. I want you to realize nothing can ruin your workout but you. Only you can allow that to happen. Take ten minutes just before you go to sleep to tell yourself you are going to have an amazing workout the next day.

Visualize with emotion. Incorporate all your senses as you mentally go through your session. Feel the energy and the power you will bring to your training. Visualize the drive you will have. Be excited about your progress and realizing your goals. Upon rising, take time to do some deep breathing and clear your mind. Down a full glass of water and feel the energy flow into your body and mentally prepare yourself for a magnificent day and know your training will be awesome. Take a few moments throughout the day to breathe deeply and visualize your workout.

When training time rolls around you will be so pumped and ready, it will be impossible to have an “off” workout. Over and over, without fail, when my clients do this they always experience excellent results.

“As a being of Power, Intelligence, and Love, and the lord of our own thoughts, each of us holds the key to every situation and contains within ourselves that transforming and regenerative agency by which we may make ourselves what we will.”
—James Allen, As A Man Thinketh

Sunday, March 27, 2011

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.