Posts Tagged ‘Feel good’

Read only if you are serious about losing weight, looking great, having tons of energy and feeling good about yourself

25/01/2010

If you are really ready to massively improve the way you look and feel, keep reading.

If you want to lose weight, tone up, look the best you’ve ever looked, have lots of energy, and feel good about yourself, then this system is for you.

This is not a diet or an exercise program. However, if you are struggling to maintain your nutritional and exercise plan, then this system can make the difference.

Whether you are not sure of what you want, or whether you have specific fitness objectives you want to accomplish, this is a no-nonsense step by step system to setting and achieving your fitness goals, quickly and effectively.

With this manual you’ll have access to simple to implement strategies used by me, personally, and by my clients, extremely successfully.

Put into practice what you will discover here, and get ready to look and feel great!

To get your copy of “THE HIDDEN SECRETS TO ACHIEVING YOUR FITNESS GOALS” all you have to do is visit http://www.delite.ie now, and download my free report “Why you’ll never get what you want unless you do this”.


Anna

NOTE: If you are already a subscriber to www.delite.ie, please email me at anna@delite.ie or post a comment below, and I will send you your copy of “THE HIDDEN SECRETS TO ACHIEVING YOUR FITNESS GOALS” within 24 hours.




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How lions can help you make your life better

20/01/2010

If self doubt and fear keeping you from doing the things you want to do in life,

If you have dreams, goals and expectations for yourself,

If you sometimes get frustrated and mad at yourself because you are not doing anything to make these things happen…

You are not alone, and the good news is that there is something you can do about it.

Remember when you were a kid and and someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up?

A fire fighter, a movie star, Indiana Jones, a Lego man… yes, and I bet you didn’t flinch for a second or thought is this actually going to be possible at all, or how am I going to do this, or I am just not good enough to be a Lego man!

You believed anything is possible.

Your mind was working effectively: You want, you imagine, you go get it.

Many of my clients tell me they hate the way they look, that they feel fat, unhealthy, tired and depressed

When I ask them what’s stopping them from looking and feeling the way they want, the answer is usually: I don’t know, or I don’t think I can do it, or what if I fail?

Human self doubt and fear fascinates me. I say human because sometimes I can’t help comparing us to the animal kingdom.

Let me explain… African lions must hunt daily to survive. Actually, this seems to be the lionesses’ task and often they’ll hunt together. They’ll go somewhere where they know their prey is likely to hang out. Usually close to water.

How do I know this? Thanks to David, Attenborough!

The lionesses see their prey, devise a strategy, take action. They chase the prey until they make the kill, or the animal manages to get away.

If they succeed, great! If the prey  gets away, what do they do?

Do they spend hours on end feeling bad about themselves for having failed?

Do they decide there is no point in trying to hunt again in case they fail?

Do they give up hunting altogether as it seems they are no good at it cos they failed before?

No, they don’t. They look for the next opportunity.

Once I gave a client this example and he said: how can you compare, if lions stop hunting they’ll die and just get extinct.

To which I replied: Well, in my view, if you are not hunting for the things you want in your life, then you are not really living anyway.

If you spend your life wishing things were different, while doing nothing to change your situation…

If all you do is feel bad about the fact you are not doing anything, doubting your ability to do what you were born to do, fearing failure…

If you are not at least trying to live the life you want… are you really alive?

A good friend once shyly confided in me that they could not ride a bike without stabilisers.

I know a lot of people who can’t but they are all under ten years of age. My friend is twenty two.

I asked how come he couldn’t ride a bike without stabilisers. I knew my friend had been badly bullied as a child and I assumed maybe that had something to do with it. He said not at all.

I asked if it his parents hadn’t taught him. He said they had certainly tried.

Then I got really curious and asked: What happened then?

He replied: I guess I one day I just told myself I couldn’t do it… and so, I didn’t do it.

There’s no way a lion would ever give up that easily…

What is the main difference between you and that person who is living the life you would love to live, doing the things you want to do? Is it to do with talent, knowledge, experience, social status, money…?

Is it possible that they also doubt their ability sometimes, that they make mistakes, that they have ups and downs?

I believe author Susan Jeffers hit the nail in the head when she wrote: Feel the fear and do it anyway.

You see, someone who is doing the things you would like to do, and living the kind of life you would like to live,  may be fearful sometimes too, and go for it anyway!

Live your life like a lion,


Anna




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Inspirational person of the month – January 2010

19/01/2010

Disability: Blind

At the age of nine, Marla Runyan developed Stargardt’s Disease, which is a form of macular degeneration that left her legally blind.

Marla is a three time national champion in the women’s 5000 meters.

She won four gold medals in the 1992 summer Paralympics.

In the 1996 Paralympics she won silver in the shot put and gold in the Pentathlon.

In 2000 she became the first legally blind paralympian to compete in the Olympic games in Sydney, Australia.

She holds various American records such as 20,000 Road (2003), All-female Marathon (2002), 500m (2001) , Heptathlon (1996).

In 2001, she co-wrote and published her autobiography “No Finish Line: My Life As I See It”.

Marla is married and has a daughter called Anna Lee.

Inspiration is all around you.

Anna



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From big to slim

06/01/2010

For years I have coached many clients with food issues.

I have helped people get rid of food cravings, stop overeating, become comfortable and disciplined around food. I have also helped people with eating disorders.

During our sessions many clients manage to come up with an array of colourful excuses as to why they have been behaving the way they have around food.

They point at me and say “well, it’s easy for you, you are slim” or “If I had your body type…”.

I find it funny when they imply that I was somehow born this way, when in fact if you saw pictures of me as a baby, let me tell you, I had more rolls on my body than the Michelin man.

To this day my mum likes to remind me that whenever she cooked steak, she’d cut it into tiny pieces for me, she’d also cut off the fat and push it to the side of the plate. Well, I ate the fat and left the steak.

Chocolate, sweets, bread? Apparently I couldn’t get enough of them! My body type then was, ironically, a full apple.

I  was always bigger than my friends, but I never realised it, until I did.

During my teens I went through an anorexic period that left me so frail I wasn’t able to go up more than ten stairs at a time without panting for breath. At 5’6’’ and 45kgs, I looked and felt a wreck, but when I looked in the mirror, I saw fat.

In my twenties I started to bodybuild. Through exercise, nutrition and supplementation, I went up to 65kgs, and looked bulky and muscly. I loved it back then.

In my early thirties, I decided to get healthy.

Properly healthy. I wanted to sleep like a log at night, have tons of energy, feel relaxed and good about myself and life. I  didn’t care anymore what my body looked like as long as I felt great.

A lifetime of over exercising and dieting had left me feeling like a living dead person.

Today I not only feel great, but I look better than I ever did. I feel healthy inside and out, strong physically and mentally, and in control of my life.

The thing is, I exercise less than I  ever did. Harder, but less.

I probably eat more than I ever did too.  A lot of the right foods. And boy am I loving it!

Am I any different to any of my clients, or to you? I am no superwoman. I have a lot of the same challenges.

What I do have is the strategies to overcome these. And I implement them day in and day out very effectively.

As you can see, I have been on my own little rollercoaster ride!

I believe this is why I have been able to help so many people succeed with their health and fitness goals. Because I have been there myself.

This is my story, what is yours?

Anna

PS: If you want to know how I stay in shape click this link:

http://sffitnesscamps.com






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