Ahhhhh, my favorite time of year!  I can’t believe we are starting the 10th month of 2018 already!

Well, here we are, October 1st – NEW DAY, NEW MONTH and NEW OPPORTUNITY to SMASH OUR GOALS!!


Today marks the start of WEEK 3 in our 2018 BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE.  This means 2 full weeks (out of 12) are behind us.  Ask yourselves…

1. Did you do all you could in those 2 weeks to get closer to your goal?
2. What changes, big or small, can you make to improve from here forth?

Here’s some helpful advice I can offer when it comes to certain foods…


No, really!  What I mean is although you always want to see the glass half full when confronted with day to day situations, when it comes to junk food and all the bad stuff you know you shouldn’t be eating, create a STRONG NEGATIVE ASSOCIATION with it.

If cookies and chips and burgers are put on a pedestal in your mind as your favorite things to eat, then you will always eat unhealthy and will continue to gain weight.  Change your perspective; change your mind, and it will help you make better choices.

For example, SUGAR CAUSES WRINKLES.  (Not even kidding!)  When someone offers me a donut or piece of chocolate, first thing I tell myself is that I don’t need any more wrinkles.
What happens is that the sugar bonds with proteins in your blood via a process called glycation.  The end product is the formation of harmful new molecules called advanced glycation end products (or, appropriately, AGEs for short).  They also harden collagen and elastin, and prevent the body from making more.  All these effects mean your skin loses its elasticity, lines and wrinkles start to set in, and signs of aging become more visible.

That usually works for me!

What do you dislike about “bad” food?

  • It makes you unhealthy.
  • It causes weight gain.
  • It drains your energy.
  • It kills your confidence.
  • It degrades your quality of life.
  • It hurts your love life.

Every time that you encounter tempting food items focus on your list of negatives. It’s time to kick those cookies off the pedestal and to put something healthy in its place!



This past Saturday, Coach Jason taught a great self defense class.  We will be running these classes several times a year so be sure to get in on the next one.  The techniques taught are very valuable and can save your life one day.  We will keep you posted for the next session!



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