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Cutting Edge Personal TrainingSeptember 30, 2019
Ready to Transform? (3 Steps)

Female-fat-to-muscle.jpgWould you like to be thinner? Leaner? Less fat? Have better habits? And feel more positive about life?

You may think that change is hard...that it takes a looooonnnnngggg time. While anything worth having takes work and takes time, it doesn't have to be the daunting task that you envision it to be.

I personally believe that lasting change can happen in an instant. You'll see what I mean by that in a second.

For now, let's get back to talking about you, specifically. What is the biggest part of your life that you want to change? Do you have inches to lose? Do you have preventable diabetes? Do you have a pair of jeans that you want to fit into? Or maybe you have an unreached goal completely unrelated to fitness.

What specifically is keeping you from making this change in your life?

According to professional speaker and author, Tony Robbins, it’s the preparation for change that takes times. In the end there’s a single instant when the change occurs.

Here are the 3 steps to instantly create a lasting change and a reinvent you.

Step #1 to Reinvent Yourself: Believe that something in your life must change.

Do you kinda want to get into shape, or do you absolutely have to lose the weight? Does dropping a few pounds sound nice, or is living another day in your current body simply unbearable? In order to reinvent yourself, you must believe wholeheartedly that things must change.

Read that paragraph again...take it all in. Because it's that important.

Step #2 to Reinvent Yourself: Believe that you must change it.

Accountability-8.jpgIt is vital that you take full responsibility in making the change rather than assigning responsibility elsewhere. Sure, others may help you, but in the end you are the one who is going to make it happen. You have to want this change enough to make it your personal mission—no one else can do it for you.

So the question is...do YOU truly want to change and are YOU willing to take responsibility for all that it takes to make that change?

Step #3 to Reinvent Yourself: Believe that you can change it.

Don’t let past failures get you down. The truth is that you are capable of amazing things when you put your mind to it. Believe that you are able to lose weight or to make any other positive change in your life.

Why do most people fail to make change stick? They rely on willpower. This works for awhile, but you’ll soon revert back to what’s comfortable. The solution?

Change what you are comfortable with. People are motivated by two things: 1) to avoid pain and 2) to gain pleasure. When you want to change a behavior pattern the key is to associate pain with the behavior that you don’t want and pleasure with the behavior that you do want.

You know that you want to lose weight and to do so you need to quit eating comfort food late at night. You also know that you need to start being way more consistent and frequent with your workouts. Up until this point your brain is trained to associate pleasure with eating comfort food late at night and to associate pain with exercise.

It’s time to retrain your brain to feel good about exercise and to feel bad about eating late at night. Think about all of the negative things related to being overweight and connect these unpleasant thoughts to your late night snack. Now think about all of the wonderful things about being in shape and connect these pleasant thoughts to exercise.

You are capable of making big changes in your life.

Remember, change can happen in an instant.

Are you ready to transform your lifestyle and body?


Don’t forget to FEEL it

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Your emotions play a huge part in determining your actions, so don’t skim over the step where I told you to become emotionally invested in achieving your goal.

The best way to do this is to spend time daydreaming ("envisioning" is a better word) about what life will be like once your goal has been accomplished. Let the image of the new you, in your newly improved body, play out in your mind over and over.

Feel it at your core.


3 Ingredient 5-Min Frozen Yogurt

Here’s an insanely delicious recipe for Protein Frozen Yogurt that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! It’s hard to believe that it contains such wholesome, protein-packed ingredient to help fuel your fitness results, considering how delicious it tastes.

You could certainly make this recipe using whatever vanilla protein powder you have on hand, though do know that the quality of the protein will have an effect on the flavor of your frozen yogurt. Use one that’s really tasty!

In order to get the most out of the supplements that you use, make sure to get the highest quality without fillers or artificial sweeteners.

What you need
Serves 4

2 cups Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt (or dairy-free yogurt)
10 ounces frozen strawberries
2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder

Instructions

1. Divide the Greek yogurt into 2 ziplock bags and store in the freezer overnight, or for a minimum of an hour.

2. Remove the yogurt from the freezer and, while it's still in the bags, break into pieces. If it's really solid then place in the fridge for 10 minutes and then break it into pieces.

3. Place the frozen strawberries in a food processor and pulse to chop. Add the protein powder and frozen yogurt and blend until creamy.

4. Serve immediately. Garnish with fresh strawberries and enjoy!

Nutrition
One serving equals: 138 calories, 0g fat, 95mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 7g sugar and 23g protein.

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Nashville Personal Trainer, Jim Cipriani
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Jim's Cutting Edge Exercise Success Guidelines...Are YOU Meeting Them?
If you're not meeting your weight loss goals, of course how you eat is one of the first fixes you should be looking at. BUT...one of the EASIEST things to change is your exercise variable.

Specifically...Frequency AND Consistency.


In a week, at a MINIMUM, EVERYONE should be getting in 4 Days combined of Resistance Training and/or Interval Cardio Work.

That means, if you work with me...

1 x Week, you should be adding:
- 1 more Resistance Training day on your own plus 2 Interval Cardio Sessions. OR...
- 2 more Resistance Days on your own plus 1 Interval Cardio Sessions.

2 x Week, you should be adding:
- 2 Interval Cardio Sessions. OR...
- 1 More Resistance Training Day done on your own PLUS 1 Interval Cardio Day.

3 x Week, you should be adding:
- 1 Interval Cardio Day.

On top of this, as an added BONUS, EVERYONE would benefit from adding 1-2 Steady-State Cardio Sessions in a week. Go for a walk. A jog. Hop on a bike. Whatever you choose, just get moving at a steady pace and do it for 40-60 minutes. Of course, this will be depending on the time availability in your personal schedule AND your desire to get results.

Are you meeting the Cutting Edge Exercise Guidelines?