Friday, May 27, 2011

Stay Off the SCALE!

As many of you already know, I love fitness and the journey toward a healthier happier life.  Anytime someone decides to make a change to maybe drop some weight, become more fit, add muscle or whatever their goals are, I get fired up!  Another win in the battle against obesity!

However when people gauge their success and lose sight of their big picture it usually comes when they step on the scale! This is especially frustration for women caused by a lifetime of calorie counting, dieting, scale watching not to mention the constant bombardment by the media with shows like "The Biggest Loser" and the commercials from those prepackaged food plan companies. It's no wonder we get hung up on weight!

If you recently decided to become more fit and healthy, let me ask a couple questions, you may just fall into this trap;
  1. How do your clothes fit?
  2. How do you FEEL?
  3. Have you checked to see what your body fat percentage is or should be?
If your clothes are feeling loose, you feel great and have more energy and your body fat percentages are going down wouldn't you agree those are all good things?  Then why does the one number from the devil, in this case we'll call it "the scale" matter so much?

Be honest, who really care?

If you drop a couple dress sizes and only drop a few pounds are you THRILLED or frustrated?

Remember when you decided to become more active, healthy, fit, etc., it should have been for the long run, not just 90 days.

Do yourself a favor, stay off the scale and judge your success by the fact that you're working out regularly, you're eating healthy and that you're feeling better!

Ore your other options could be to starve yourself on a crash diet and achieve that "weight loss" goal, but chances are you'll feel like hell, be grumpy, cranky and generally not a whole lot of fun to be around, but hey, you lost some weight!

Stick with your new lifestyle of healthy eating and being more active in the long run you won't give a rip what the "DEVIL" has to say.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

This isn’t your kid’s fourth period gym class - Roseville Press-Tribune

This isn’t your kid’s fourth period gym class - Roseville Press-Tribune

Woodcreek opens gym to public for Monday night fit club
By Sara Seyydin Gold Country News Service
Philip Wood/The Press Tribune
Brad Eickman, one of the leaders of Team Beachbody, follows along with a video played during a recent Woodcreek High School’s Fit Club night.
Woodcreek High school’s gym has turned into a secret resource in the quest to get fit for summer.
Students, teachers and parents have been hitting up Woodcreek Fit Club for a couple months now, but more people are catching on. The club is open to the public at 7:30 p.m. each Monday night.
Woodcreek social science teacher, swim and water polo coach Grant Guensler lost 30 pounds after he started the P-90X fitness and nutrition plan. That spurred him to share the program with his athletes, as well as their families.
“My goal was to promote fitness so they’d have the right mentality at home with the kids,” Guensler said.
Each week a new video from the Beachbody line, which includes P-90X and Insanity, is projected on the big screen in Woodcreek’s gymnasium. Beachbody coaches help lead the workouts and even sample Beachbody recovery products afterward.
While the event is free to the public, any donations collected benefit Woodcreek’s athletic fund. The group has grown to over 30 people in just a few months.
Anthony Hyland of Roseville attends the Woodcreek Fit Club. Hyland weighed 308 pounds before starting the P-90X plan. His doctor told him he had to lose weight or risk more health problems. So far he has lost 103 pounds and dramatically improved his health.
“It changed my life. I do a lot more things with my kids,” Hyland said. “A lot of my friends are sitting at home watching professional athletes with ripped bodies instead of having one. If you really want to change your life, get out here.”

Reach Sara Seyydin at

Ready to Get Fit?
What: Woodcreek High School Fit Club
When: 7:30PM Mondays
Where: Woodcreek High School Gym, 2551 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd. Roseville
Info: Email Grant Guensler at

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Team Beachbody comes to Downtown Tuesday Nights!

Coach David Uhte manning the Team Beachbody display

Shakeology no bake cookies

If you're a Shakeology user and chocolate is what you like then you've got to try the No bake cookes.  They're the so easy my 9 year daughter can make them AND they're only around 70 calories each.  So if you're looking for a quick chocolate treat, do yourself a favor and make a batch.

 Shakeology No-Bake Cookies
1    cup reduced-fat or natural peanut butter
1    cup quick-cook oatmeal
1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
1    cup Chocolate Shakeology powder
First, remove any rings you’re wearing and wash your hands really well. Then combine ingredients in medium bowl. Mix well. Roll into balls (about a heaping teaspoon each).
Optional: Roll in crushed nuts, oatmeal mixed with a little cinnamon, whole-grain graham cracker crumbs, or unsweetened coconut flakes.

Bring these with you to a get together, trust me you won't have any left overs!