Posts Tagged ‘life coaching’

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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Are you interested in knowing how NLP can help you enhance your life?

25/01/2010

Here’s a video of Dr. Richard Bandler, co-creator of NLP and personal mentor, talking about Neuro Linguistic Programming and how it can help you massively improve any aspect of your life, quickly and effectively.

Feel free to post any comments or questions you may have, and I will personally answer every one of them.

Anna

Stop wishing and start reprogramming

24/01/2010

“In order to change you must be sick and tired of being sick and tired”


Over the years I’ve read thousands of books and attended countless seminars on subjects such as goal setting, success, achievement, happiness…you mention it, I have done it!

I learnt a lot. I mean, I memorised the stuff, but never really put it into practice.

I used to wonder why after so many hours studying, so much knowledge, I wasn’t making things happen in my life.

The truth was, I was not able to achieve anything because back then I thought I wasn’t an “achiever”. I thought certain people are the type of people who accomplish a lot in life, and that I was not that type of person.

To support that belief,  all I was really doing was daydream  now and again about certain things I thought would be nice to have in my life. But I wasn’t doing anything to get those things.

And as my dear mum says: dreaming nice things is great, but only while your asleep.

While awake, you must do more than daydream.

The thing is, deep inside, I used to think that the things I wanted were unattainable for me. That they were ok for other people to have, but that they weren’t really for me.

Part of the excuse why I didn’t take action was my childhood programming. Part of it was pure laziness. I was too comfortable for my own good.

I had learnt that your beliefs about yourself and the world determine your behaviour, and consequently the results you get in life.

But I didn’t really know what this really meant, or how it applied to me.

I didn’t even know that limiting beliefs can be shed, just like snake skin, and that you can adopt new more useful ones, that will allow you to move forward swiftly, and live the life you really want to live.

It was only when I discovered nlp and hypnosis that I learnt how you can do this really quickly.

From personal experience, and from coaching clients, I now know that in order to speed up this process, it helps that  you are really fed up. That you have  just had enough of your present situation. And that change is the only way forward for you.

You have to want something so badly, that the thought of not having it doesn’t even cross your mind.  And if it ever does, it totally and utterly repulses you to the point that you will do anything, whatever it takes, to get what you want.

Think about this for a second…

Most people who seem to naturally lead a healthy lifestyle will tell you things like: ”It’s part of who I am”, “I couldn’t live any other way”, or “There’s no way I’d ever eat that/do that”

This is because when you have made the decision that this is the type of person you really are, you get so much pleasure out of everything it involves, that the thought of not being healthy is just unfathomable.

This is the way I think now. Things that in the past used to be a chore, are now an intrinsic part of my everyday life.

I do them naturally and almost unconsciously, because I reprogrammed my mind so I could be the person I wanted to be.

Making decisions around food are not a struggle, but very quickly and easily made.

I don’t force myself to exercise. I look forward to it.

I am not a slave to the scales. And I don’t waste any time and energy feeling guilty, bad, or focusing on what I don’t like about myself, or what I don’t want.

Because that is not how a truly healthy and fit person behaves.

If you too want to make some big lasting changes, then you have to stop wishing, hoping, daydreaming you were slimmer, healthier, fitter…

You have to believe you already are those things with every single cell in your body, from the very core of your being.

Believe in your mind, and your body will follow.

It’s not about forcing yourself to believe though. It’s about reprogramming your mind so you can become the person you want to be.

Do this and you’ll be  supersonically accelerating the process of looking the way you want to look, and feeling the way you want to feel.

Anna


Reprogramming your mind for success



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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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Getting fired up

19/01/2010

Thanks to everyone to took part in the Superfastfitness Camp last night.

Even through all the grunting and swearing… I personally had a great time!

I have the feeling this group is going to be a lot of fun to train with, and this really excites me.

During the next few weeks, we are going to sweat with each other, push each other, compete against each other,laugh with each other… and get amazingly fit together!

Even though I am already stiff and I know the infamous post workout pains will develop more as the day goes by, I can’t wait for Wednesday. Does this make me a martyr?

Well, maybe… but a happy fit martyr.

My clients and friends often ask me how I motivate myself.

All I have to do is think about last night’s fun, and anticipate Wednesday’s fun.

This is how quickly and easily I get motivated! Notice I focus on the fun part?

Yes, it’s tough, it’s challenging, it’s painful, it makes me gasp for air and sick in my stomach…

Afterwards, my whole body is so shaky, I can barely walk or even make sense. I am like an autumnal leaf falling from a tree.

But I know how good I looked and felt last summer, when I got to under 14% body fat, and was healthier, more toned and fit I have ever been. I have photographic evidence. Not only in a folder in my computer, but also stored in my mind’s “Success Files”.

I did it last year, and I will do it again.

Thinking about it now gets me so fired up I can barely stay on the chair and finish writing this post.

I have just generated tons of energy in a matter of seconds!

What do you do to get yourself fired up?


Anna



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A Youth Injection without the needle or the poison

13/01/2010

The beauty and anti aging industries are worth  billions of euro.

Every year women and more and more men all over the world spend ludicrous amounts of money in a quest to look beautiful, sexy and young.

Fake lashes, fake hair, fair nails, fake breasts, thinified bodies, tightened and masked faces…

But does all of this really make people look more beautiful, sexier and younger?

And if so, at what cost?

It’s a known fact that many ingredients used in beauty, anti aging products, and make up are carcinogenic.

These chemicals are used by many of your favourite brands.

If you think lathering or injecting these products on your face and body is going to make you younger, think again.

If anything, they are making you age faster, and may potentially cause disease.

Add this to lack of sleep, stress, alcohol, smoking, dehydration, bad nutrition,  overeating, and a sedentary lifestyle… and you have the best aging cocktail in the world.

I am convinced that the less you mess with your body the better.

I got the best beauty tips from my gramma and my mum.

When I got married last August, a lot of my guests were trying to do the maths.

“Anna how come your mum is so young? She must’ve had you when she was very young” they said.

Many thought she was in her mid forties. She is in her mid sixties. And she looks more beautiful than ever.

I can count the amount of times she’s worn make up in her whole life with the fingers in my two hands. She’s never had a facial, a manicure, a pedicure, or any other beauty treatment.

Her beauty secret?

She washes her face every morning. She eats a mediterranean diet. She exercises every day. She relaxes with yoga. She sleeps like a log.

I do exactly the same, and a lot of people don’t believe it when they find out I am six years older than my husband.

The only products I use are completely natural and most of them I make in my own kitchen.

But what I think makes a huge difference is the weekly youth inductions I subject myself to.

I use nlp and hypnosis to induce myself into a state of deep relaxation that allows me to reprogram my mind to bring out the attributes of beauty and youthfulness.

At the end of a twenty-minute session, I wake up refreshed and invigorated. It usually feels like the best nap you’ve ever had.

I have done inductions like this with clients, and they tell me that afterwards, they look in the mirror and they can see and feel the difference straight away.

Remember when you were a child, and you were fresh, dynamic, full of energy, flexible, strong, fast, powerful, playful, bold, exuded positive energy and a boundless imagination…?

Youth and beauty are about so much more than what people can see on the surface. It’s about what people can feel from you.

You can be beautiful and young again, quickly, and with no harmful side effects.

All it takes is twenty minutes and a pillow!

Anna


Young and beautiful with NLP



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Lily Allen uses hypnosis to get into shape…?

12/01/2010

Rumour has it that artist Lily Allen uses hypnosis to get into shape.

There is no denying she has been sporting a smaller and more toned figure lately, and it doesn’t surprise me at all to see  it has worked wonders for her.

In fact, even thought they like to keep it hush-hush, many celebrities use hypnosis to lose weight, tone up and get healthy.

Why would these people, who already have personal trainers, nutritionists, and personal chefs, resort to hypnosis?

I’ll tell you why. It works. It works fast and extremely effectively.

But if you think you are going to be able to eat what you want,  sit on your backside, and get results, you are mistaken.

And anyone who tells you that is blatantly lying to you.

Celebs like Lily work their butts of to look the way they do.

They may have fitness trainers, but the trainers don’t workout for them.

If you want to lose weight, tone up, and get to your ideal shape, there are certain things you are going to have to start doing.

Hypnosis can help you reprogram your mind so doing what is necessary becomes natural and enjoyable.

My clients say things like, “I don’t know why but I’m  actually  really enjoying eating healthy stuff all  the time” and “I  don’t crave sweets anymore, and even if I want to eat something like chocolate, I feel repulsed by it”.

Even people who weren’t big fans of exercise before, find themselves doing it more often and more effortlessly.

Some of my clients have gone from couch potatoes to fitness fanatics in a matter of weeks!

Even I, as their coach, have been often shocked by the amazing transformations we have achieved with just a few sessions.

Now, I am not saying you too are going to, all of a sudden,  join a gym and spend endless hours pumping iron.

If you ‘ve been reading my posts, then you know it takes less time and effort than most people think.

Using hypnosis and NLP, I help people adopt more useful beliefs about health, food and exercise.

I get them to think of themselves differently, in a way that supports  their objective, and makes it easier and quicker to achieve. I also walk them through the process of a well formed health and fitness goal.

I educate them, reprogram their mind, and get them so fired up that they just can’t wait to get started achieving their goals.

A good bunch of my clients have gone on to run marathons, compete in triathlons, and even enroll on fitness courses!

In fact, even fitness trainers come to me for some serious reprogramming. Imagine that!

If it’s good enough for Lily…

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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Want to feel great and lose weight? Avoid these foods!

29/12/2009

People tend to think about food in terms of what it does to their bodies, i.e. it makes you fat, it keeps you trim… many don’t stop to think about the effect food has on their minds.

Food can make you full of energy, positive, razor sharp focused, clear minded, motivated, relaxed… or it can make you feel like crap, chronically tired, depressed, anxious, negative…

The following foods are so bad for your mind, and body, that I really can’t see any reason to eat them.

Not only do they have close to zero nutritional value, but they also give your body a nice dose of harmful toxins.

Avoid these at all costs and start to feel boundless energy and zest for life. Not to mention the slimming effects…

MICROWAVE POPCORN

Chemicals, including perfluorooctanoic acid, in the lining of the bag, are part of a class of compounds that may be linked to infertility in humans. In animal testing, the chemicals cause liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancer. Studies show that microwaving causes the chemicals to vaporize  and migrate into your popcorn.

In fact, getting rid of your microwave altogether is probably one of the best things you can do to improve your overall health.

WHEAT

Many people buy wheat bread as opposed to white bread because they believe it is more nutritious.

What they don’t know is that wheat is often contaminated with toxins and no matter what the form, wheat, whole wheat, cracked wheat, sprouted wheat… they will all be capable of causing the same problems including: celiac disease, IBS, rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, infertility, and developmental delay in children.

Intolerance to wheat is far more common than doctors typically recognize. The human body hasn’t evolved to digest it. Wheat, and nearly all other grains, convert to sugar in the bloodstream, and rapidly accelerate aging and chronic illness in most people.

Most of us should limit or avoid wheat altogether.

SUGAR

An average doughnut will give you about 200 to 300 calories, mostly from sugar, and few other nutrients.

It will throw off your blood sugar and won’t stay with you so you’ll be hungry again soon.

Apart from the numerous negative physiological effects of sugar, which I won’t mention here, it can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline, hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness. It can reduce learning capacity, and increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves which can alter your mind’s ability to think clearly. It can  also cause depression, increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, worsen symptoms of ADHD, and even cause antisocial behaviour.

One can of soda, for example, has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of caffeine, and is loaded with artificial food colours and sulphites. The diet varieties are also problematic as they are filled with harmful artificial sweeteners like aspartame.

Studies have linked soda drinks to osteoporosis, obesity, tooth decay and heart disease. Plus, drinking all that sugar will likely suppress your appetite for healthy foods, which paves the way for nutrient deficiencies.

If you regularly drink soda, regular or diet, eliminating it from your diet is one of the simplest and most profound health improvements you can make.

FRENCH FRIES & CHIPS

Potatoes are bad enough when consumed in their raw state, as their simple sugars are rapidly converted to glucose that raises insulin levels and can devastate your health. But when they are cooked in trans fat at high temperatures, all sorts of interesting and very unpleasant things occur.

Anything that is fried, even vegetables, has the issue of trans fat and the potent cancer-causing substance acrylamide.

Foods that are fried in vegetable oils like canola, soybean, safflower, corn, and other seed and nut oils are particularly problematic. These polyunsaturated fats easily become rancid when exposed to oxygen and produce large amounts of damaging free radicals in the body.

These oils can cause aging, clotting, inflammation, weight gain and even cancer.

Due to its high saturated fat content, coconut oil is extremely stable and is not damaged by the high temperatures of cooking. This is why coconut oil should be the only oil you use to cook with.

ORANGE JUICE (AND ALL FRUIT JUICE)

Fruit juice has about eight full teaspoons of sugar per eight-ounce glass. This sugar is typically a fruit sugar called fructose, which is every bit as dangerous as regular table sugar since it will also cause a major increase in insulin levels.

Many commercial orange juices are contaminated with mould from damaged fruit that are processed. So if you drink commercial orange juice regularly you will be exposed to these mould toxins.

This doesn’t mean that you should avoid fruit, just fruit juice. When the fruit is intact and whole, its fiber will somewhat moderate the release of fructose into the bloodstream as well as somewhat moderate insulin release.

Avoid  eating these foods and start to notice a surge in energy, mental clarity and a slimmer figure, in as little as 7 days.

If it doesn't grow in a field..

Start feeling great right now and let me know all about it!

Anna



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