A Safe Place

Coach Wendy,  Personal trainer and nutrition coach

We all know what a “safe place” means. Most people are pretty aware of some places that are not safe to go to. When we think of a safe place we usually think of some place that we are not in danger of being hurt. Rarely do we use “safe place” to describe a person. Recently I spent some time studying the importance for us to make ourselves a “safe place”.  When we are getting through hurts and issues in our own lives, sometimes we take things out on others. To those we lash out on or judge, we are not being a safe place. Through studying the Word of God and my own transformation, I recently had a clear revelation about people who are not a “safe place”. I already knew that I should stay away from people who are not a safe place, but there had to be more, right? I was able to come up with lots of things that define what makes a person unsafe, and then I thought, “ok, so what good is knowing without application?” I began to think of ways I can actually be a safe place. My intention is not to attack anyone for being unsafe. Doing so would make me unsafe. My intention is to encourage myself and even you, to ask the question, “Am I a safe place?” It is important to me that I have a desire for my face book page and website to be a safe place. Many people pour their hearts out to me, some for the first time in their lives. We are all in search of something better for our future, and when we approach someone we come fully clothed and protected from all the world’s hurts. As we feel comfortable, we slowly take off our layers of self-protection until we stand vulnerable sometimes on social media in front of people we do not even know. And that is where the healing can begin, or could end if someone brutally attacks us while we are standing in our vulnerability. When we pass judgment on someone out of the hurt and warped world we are coming from, we are not considered a “safe place”. It takes a clear consciousness to communicate with others when you are going through your own wounds. You must stop and think before you speak,” How can I be a safe place?” At some points in our life we will encounter a person who is not a safe place and before we realize what and how, they have said something to attack our character that could devastate us. This happened to me recently. Because (thank God) I am healed in many ways- I was able to stand back and realize this person is not a safe place. My knee jerk reaction was to attack back- that is when I realized I MUST be a safe place. I must love, forgive and pray for. After all, my full time job is to control my actions and reactions. I have no control over others actions. So by saying all this, I want to proclaim that I will pay attention to my motives and actions doing everything I can do to make me a “safe place”. Then I can provide a safe environment for others that are healing. If you know someone who is not a “safe place” it may be a good idea to let them know they are not being a safe place and then pray for them as they get through their healing. People act differently as they get through their hurts. You can be a safe place while you are healing your own. You just need awareness. Attacking others is not an acceptable way to get through your issues. My question for everyone to ask themselves today is, “Am I a safe place?” Focus on YOU!

Cleaning closets

Usually we wait for the Spring to clean out closets. Because I live in Florida we are over the little bit of cold weather.  I will start cleaning my closet this month. I believe it is like a New Years resolution. Start fresh at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately most of you have to wait till Spring because of the freezing cold weather and needing those heavy winter clothes.

 I use the one year rule- if I haven’t worn it in one year- it gets removed.

You now can ask, “How does this pertain to living a healthy lifestyle and working out coach?”

I have always strived to be a modest and humble person. Yet, I have had a great life. I have been on top of the world. I have gathered lots of material things in my life. I have had great jobs, great friends and great teachers. I lived in great houses, great neighborhoods, driven great cars and had great clothes. Although I got caught up in material things sometimes- ultimately, I never allowed these things to define my life.  I never want people to look at my stuff wishing they had what I had- ever.  And this is the reason- because real life is not the one going on around you, the one others see, or the one you think you have

*Real life is what’s going on inside you.*

Jesus said, “the kingdom of God is within you”, righteousness, peace and joy. The life that matters and defines us is the life inside us. What we need to go after is a relationship with God and a relationship with ourselves which leads to relationship with others. After all- how many people can you look at and think by seeing their money and success that they “have it all , but you have no idea what’s going on inside them. Sadly it can be really bad. (Michael Jackson is one example of that.)  No matter how great it looks on the outside.   Changing our minds(cleaning our closets) is so utterly important. People can say to me, “ I wish I had your body” but they don’t realize it’s what’s inside me that kept me going all these years to stay in shape. occasionally, someone will say to me, ” it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to look like that”. They get it.

If someone is not willing to change the inside, yes, the outside can still change, but only for a short time because soon the bad seed inside will grow again and destroy the outside.  I would like people to notice the inside- as well as the outside. And not so much to notice as to REALIZE and then want to do what it takes. I understand the importance of change and I am passionate about doing what I can to help change the world. I feel that passion inside me as I continue to work on what matters most- the inside.  Back to cleaning my closet. Do you see the correlation here?

You can start today by changing your mind, one thought at a time, to make healthy changes in your life. Clean your closet, you pantry the things that will help you feel better about yourself. then take a look at the inside. your personal “closet” so to speak. Then by this, you will start to see some healthy changes going on inside of you which will lead to good things all around you.

Enjoy your cleaning! Coach Wendy

5 Things to do for 7 days to help get the holiday fat off

 

1. THROW out ALL of the junk food from your house. I know its hard but if it’s out of sight it will be out of mind, too. (Calories saved = 1500 per day… maybe more.)

2. Increase fiber intake to 40 grams per day. (Most Americans only get 15.) This will help clean out “toxic junk” from your digestive system  AND help you feel full longer. High-fiber foods include: barley, beans, bran, sprouted grain cereal, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, sweet potatoes, broccoli and Oats.

3. Drop total sugar intake to 30 grams or less per day.  Only getting your sugar from fruits and unprocessed carbohydrates. Sugar causes belly fat and bloating, it lowers your immune system, and it is highly addictive. Lose it and you’ll lose those pesky cravings, too.

4. Drink a gallon of water a day to help flush your system and to improve your natural calorie-burning metabolism. If you aren’t properly hydrated you won’t burn the fat as fast as you could. And the hangover headaches will pound!

5. Exercise twice a day for 30 to 45 minutes a session. Remember… body fat is just stored fuel. To burn it, you gotta move!

So there are 5 easy tips that can help you keep over 1000 excess calories off your body this week. after 7 days- you should be primed and ready to keep it lean this year.

Coach Wendy

Merry Christmas!!

The next two days I will celebrate Christmas with my family. I am hoping that most of you will be celebrating Christ’s birthday somewhere with someone you know .  One thing stands out in my mind this time of year. That is this- whether you have a good Christmas or a bad Christmas- remember- it is only one day out of 365. But good bad or indifferent, it isn’t about you , me or the kids with presents. Its about celebrating Christ and His birth.

So whatever you do, whoever you do it with, alone or with friends, family or otherwise, please take time to remember the reason for this holiday. If you don’t celebrate it, remember the people who do are celebrating the birth of Christ.

How each person celebrates is up to them, but I do pray that everyone who will be celebrating remembers Him, and  can find some time in their busy day to think about what He came here for and share the love, peace and joy.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Coach Wendy

Holiday Cheer!!

 

Greetings from sunny Florida! It is that time of the year that most will celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and then the New Year! It is a celebratory time for some and the worst time of the year for others.

Most people will say at some point, “If I get through the Holidays I will see what happens” I am not a writer, otherwise I could write a great article on the holiday season. I am a personal trainer and a fitness buff. This is my area of expertise and this is why you come to my website. So instead of lamenting over all the holiday highs and lows, I will point out the most obvious in my world as a trainer what the Holiday season brings to me as a professional. It is a time for food, parties, food, parties and oh, did I say food and parties? Doesn’t take much to realize that no matter how hard we worked to stay in shape all year- food and parties will add weight on anyone. In a hurry. I am not immune to this. So for me, as one who sets an example to others, I have to sit back and think about it like this, “am I just going to eat whatever, party whenever and gain however many extra pounds of fat my body will gain, then pretend like I am supposed to be a shining example for all of you to stay healthy and not gain a pound?” Well believe me, the thought crosses my mind every year. I normally do allow myself some leeway and I let myself gain a few lbs. till New Year’s then I work like crazy to get it all off by spring. Typically I am in great shape right up until Christmas and then I break for a week. Well not this year.  I already put it on and it’s only the week after Thanksgiving. I have added 5 lbs. of what I see as pure fat. I cannot tout 18” biceps (nor would I want to) but I definitely am not a male person and putting on weight does not make me look better like some guys can get away with. Five lbs. on me is 5 lbs. of fat and it sits right around my normally chiseled mid-section and makes my jeans tighter and I do not feel good at all.   So besides this article being kind of a confession, and instead of me coming up with all the reasons I gained weight (ultimately it comes down to me- I put too much junk food in my mouth. No one did it for me. I did it all by myself.) And here I sit, belly to show for it.

Soooooo this brings up the million dollar question- what will my diet be during the holidays?

This is what I did 2 weeks ago.  Through Facebook a friend and I started a 30 day challenge group of about 30 people desiring to stay in shape though New Year’s.  We are all to hold eachother accountable for 30 days. I am not in it to win it (nor can I because it’s my challenge group) but I am in it to lead, and I lead by example. So when I go to parties and make poor choices, guess what? How can I lead a group of people trying their hardest to go to parties and make great choices? How can I sit here gaining weight and eating Christmas cookies and telling everyone else, “don’t touch those cookies?” I put myself through the test. And I must come out victorious because I am trying to set the precedent here. So without going into all the holiday hoopla- cheer or sadness, let’s all try to keep it under control this season. Ultimately it does nothing for you but make you feel bad and mostly unhealthier inside. It cannot be good for us. I would rather spend my holiday season being healthy, happy and joyful and bringing joy to others who may or may not have joy around them. I cannot do it if I am busy stuffing may face with anything that comes my way leaving your house so stuffed I can barely move. Yes I love your home baked cookies- you have no idea how much, but this season I need to stay away from them and admire them with my eyes and not my mouth. Make me smile with your words, friendship and love. Not your baked goods. I will have a free day on Christmas and New Year’s Day, but up until then it will be business as usual in my house. Eat right, plan my meals and workout. I will celebrate the joys of the season with love and many people, but please don’t ask me to eat the food. It’s a temptation I do not want to say no to, but this year I have decided I will. I am leading a group who needs this kind of rigidity in their life right now.  So let’s get rolling and have a healthy, happy holiday season!  Coach Wendy

Moving through September

I am sitting here realizing that the world never stops for me. Each day I get older and each day goes by whether I finish my activities for that day or not. Nothing stops, ever. This is one of the many reasons I have chosen to stay in shape as best I can.

I need to keep up!! I continue to eat right, exercise and constantly set goals for myself. Yes I could lay down and take it easy- but night will still come and morning will still come and the days will go by and I will have accomplished nothing but resting. Every week I make a statement about how busy I am and I can’t wait for a certain day to get here that I will have “nothing” to do. Well that day  has come- it is Friday afternoon at 3:00pm and I finally have finished everything I had to do all week. YES! And I now have time to sit and write a blog! After this I will work on a power point presentation and then go through all my emails and computer stuff that has been patiently awaiting my attention all week.

And guess what? By tomorrow I can say I finished everything I had to do all week and I will get prepared to start all over again next week.

How about you? Do you stay busy, or do you just sit around waiting for things to come up? Do you schedule your time, or do you run around like a headless chicken just chasing things you need to do? Do you make time for exercising, or do you check into the gym when and if you get a spare moment? Do you eat right, or do you just grab whatever you can as quickly as you can to eat while you are on the go? Do you ever get 7-9 hours of sleep a night, or do you lay awake in worry or with a mind that’s running faster than you could physically ever run? What is your life like? Did you take the time to read this, or is life so busy you cant do anything that takes longer than 2 minutes without being turned in a different direction?

Well I am not going to tell you to stop doing what you are doing, I am just going to say this, We ALL have the same 24 hours in a day. Your life is YOURS. It starts with dreams, that turn into goals, that turn into plans, that turn into schedules.  The busier you are, the more important it is to schedule your day.

Crazy as it may sound to some of you- it’s probably those who think its crazy that need it the most!

Watch my motivational video on you tube (if you have a spare 8 minutes)

Then if you really have time (about 25 minutes) watch my newest series of 10 videos made for www.eHow.com on “Staying in Shape”

http://www.ehow.com/videos-on_12311597_staying-shape.html

This shoot took all day. It was a long treacherous day, but in the end well worth the effort. The titles are randomly selected, so don’t expect to learn something specific in an actual series. Enjoy and please tell me what you think. I am already working on making the next series better. I learn only from my mistakes so I must be my worst critic so I can get batter each time. 🙂

 

For now I am going to sign off, enjoy my plans for the rest of the day, and start bringing it on again tomorrow at 7AM- at the gym. Hope to see you there!

Coach Wendy

August News

I have so many things in the making I thought it best to just update my readers here. This will be a list to keep it simple.

Any questions just continue to ask me on FB or in messages.

First I want to thank everyone who has subscribed to my website , my You Tube channel and my Face Book pages. I get so much feedback about what you would like to see, and I want to do it all- it just takes time!

Here is a rundown on what I am working on in August.

1. I changed this web address to www.wendyrusso.com. You can also get to it with www.wendyshealthfitness.com. This was a big deal to me because I have used the second address on all my videos, my FB pages, my business cards and I am getting use to it- BUT using my name seemed to be the easiest for me , you and everyone  to get accustomed to. I hope you like it. Lets spread the word.

2. I have shot two strength videos last week. This was big for me because although not scripted, I am talking and trying to explain the movement and the reasons I do what I do and how. (all while working out!) My producer Eric had 2 cameras for the first time, we had a new external mic. Three hours of filming to make two 5-7 minute videos! I will be more involved in editing than ever before – which means more time spent in front of the computer . I expect these videos to be out by the end of the month.

3. I have set up a deal with eHow.com to make a set of 12 instructional videos. These will be shot and produced by a professional team and will be posted to www.eHow.com. Unfortunately I was not allowed to pick the topics.  I hope to have more influence and input if my videos become successful. This is an exciting undertaking for me, and will help get my presence out there in cyber world. Not to mention, Livestrong.com has just contacted me to film a series of videos with them. I know nothing more except I said yes. 🙂

4. I have joined a team at a new social network called www.Nufezeek.com for people who want to get in shape. I have committed to coaching a team for a 6 week challenge. I am excited about this, and look forward to helping a group of about 20-25 women get in shape. The challenge has not started yet, but if any females are interested please visit the webpage or my FB page and I will direct you where to go. There is an entry fee , I believe $99.00? I probably should not type that, but I am pretty sure that is close if not exact. The website and challenge should be underway by the end of this month. I will definitely be posting more on my FB page as it nears.

5. Next week I will start my training again for Track & Field and Swimming for the 2014 Sr. Games in October. For those who have kept up with me, you know I battled a severe case of plantar fasciitis. I can say I am healed after 6-8 months of pain! I will start next week with a new diet regimen. I will not be powerlifting this year due to conflicts with T& F events plus I am so over losing weight to make weight. I just want to eat healthy, be healthy and not have to weigh in for anything for a while! I did add one event to swimming and will consider one event to my field events. I will still be lifting weights 4 days per week – that is a part of me that I cannot give up . I love the weights.

6.  I am training clients at 3 facilities in town and stay very busy with that and online clients. I am loving life and I still manage to take off Sundays!!  My posters have come to a standstill due to me not having the proper program on my computer to make them look like I want them to. I have been limited by what I can do. I want to put out more but make them look better. In time.

7. And on a personal note- my cat Theodore has gone 8 months cancer free, but a tumor has reappeared. I found out he was diabetic and changed his diet drastically. He is now a healthy weight- Monday I will find out that his diabetes is under control (no drugs) and I will keep him healthy and happy till he succumbs to the tumors that will most likely overtake his little body. He will be 11 on Sept 5th.  I expect him to live a few more years, but I will not take that for granted, we know his time is limited. but we love the little guy and I promise he gets the best care of any cat ever!!

I love and appreciate every one of you. Thank you for your support!

Always,

Coach Wendy

 

 

 

 

Winner – Physique of the Week!

WENDY RUSSO INTERVIEW

Posted on May 7, 2013 

Pages from Wendy Russo InterviewWith 35 years of experience in athletics, training, nutrition and fitness , Wendy has come into her 50′s as a highly successful and recognized personal trainer and fitness guru. Starting out as the skinny kid in school who was active in sports and moved into weight training to gain weight, she has never stopped since. Recently at 50 years old, she competed in the Senior Olympics gold medaling in powerlifting, swimming and track and field events. This is not all her hobbies but some, as she lives her life to be physically active and take on a challenge. She is a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach and specializes in training all age groups, levels of fitness, male and female from overweight to underweight and every weight in between. Recently she can be viewed on her you tube channel showcasing some of her personal training routines. She wants to continue this as a tool to spread her expertise and help people to get healthy and fit. “Whatever I can do to motivate people, whatever works. I am learning more and more about this world of technology and know through it, is a power of outreach that I just cannot do from my small town.”

Find Wendy on: Facebook | YouTube

When did you start training and what motivated you to start? 

My life story is highlighted in the background tab on my website called “My very own 10 steps to becoming a personal trainer” It is a short but longer version of this. When I was 15 I was a basketball player in school, I weighed 96 lbs. soaking wet. Everyone was growing big but me. I got pushed around on the court way too much and the coach basically sat me on the bench and told me to take weight training before I got really hurt. I signed up for weight training, quit basketball and starting swimming and lifting weights. I fell in love with weight training. Strength and conditioning coach took me under his wing and helped develop me into a power lifter/ bodybuilder. After High School I competed and went towards the bodybuilding side because I could play a lot of sports, stay active and still look good, where powerlifting was really a dead sport back then- especially for females. Plus I found out through x-rays I have scoliosis and 2 bulging discs in my spine, so all that heavy squatting was hard on me. I was strong, but I wanted to look good more than be strong. So when I say 35 years of experience, I literally started lifting weights seriously at 15 yrs. old and here I am 50, and never stopped. Even for 10 years as a golf professional, I still lifted weights and played other sports. I was told by my fellow professionals I would never get to a higher level of playing because of my “cross training lifestyle” (It was seen as a hindrance back then) so I gave golf lessons instead and kept lifting weights and playing other sports.

Has there been a time in your life when you have ever considered giving up? And what motivates you to keep going? 

I seriously thought of giving up weight training for golf during that time I was almost convinced that was hindering my progress. I gave up for about 6 months, and got really skinny again and it did nothing to help me play any better, so I started lifting again. The diagnosis of scoliosis drove me harder to keep my spine and core strong so I would never end up with a cane, and the bulging discs really are a part of scoliosis- it just happens. Believe me, I was really laid up when each disc first bulged, but it even drove home harder the need to stay in shape. I started seeing a chiropractor when I was 16 and have always kept a close relationship with one over the years. I believe in massage therapy (I was one of those also) but first and foremost, nothing beats staying in shape for being healthy.

What does your typical training routine look like, and did anybody influence you and your training? 

There is no typical training routine for me! Every few months I change it all up. My training styles come from a few leaders in the field, but as a personal trainer, we all get stuff from somewhere, it’s how you put it all together and apply it that makes you successful or not. Especially in this day of cross fit, p90x, plyometrics (add names here) all the big name workouts that are selling like hotcakes. I just love training. Take a look at my videos to see what I do these days. I do like having a routine day, as I schedule all my clients, I must schedule my workouts too. I always train with someone and if someone cancels on me it throws me all off, but I can typically find someone to fill their place. I never work out alone lately. I had enough of that while training for the Sr. Games, so right now the past few months I do this- Cardio (swim& run) on Tuesday and Thursday, strength train on Monday, Wednesday & Friday,

and work legs and core specifically on Saturday. I also do a 30 minute plyometric type- core training each M&W morning at 6am. I ride my bike whenever I can- but only for a few miles and not as a workout per se, just because I want to get out on the road. While training for the Sr. games last year my training schedule was much more intense and specific. I would say now I am just taking it easy till the next big personal challenge comes along.

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What does your typical diet look like? Do you have cheat days/meals? Do you drink alcohol? 

I don’t use the word “diet”, I like following a nutritional plan. There is so much information on the internet it is mind blowing. As a coach I try to find what’s best for each person I am training and apply it to them. We all are different. I am a little over the top personally, but I feed myself based on what I am doing. I can cut up in 4 weeks at any given time, and eat thousands of calories and not gain a lb., but only for short periods of course. I eat very clean most days. Recently I went off sugar and processed foods (a very difficult task for a sugar-holic and someone who ate pasta every single day of my life), and then I read a book called, “Wheat Belly” and am just beside myself. The sad thing is the American Heart Association, Diabetes Association, the food pyramid and anything else you can think of, they have it so wrong. If it was correct, then why the heck are heart disease, obesity and diabetes the biggest killers on the planet? I mean, c’mon we are all guinea pigs to these lies and as people get sicker and sicker more is revealed , but never enough to change their way of thinking, resulting in destroying people’s lives,. I eat to fuel my body, change my life (genetics), extend it, feel good and lastly, look good. But let me tell you- people are so addicted to food these days, ( I was too) I wonder when are the Physicians ever going to stand up and say your health starts with the quality of food that goes into your body?? I mean will they ever? I too am a guinea pig as I search to find out what is the best to eat, not to eat, etc.,, Listen, I can get on a soap box. I would love to be on a TV. show where I can talk about this, but the sad thing is, the people that listen, do it right, it’s the ones that don’t listen

don’t do it and are dying out there. I have cheat meals or cheat days, I don’t drink alcohol, or anything really except hot tea and water. I can say at least 95% of each week I eat very clean, and healthy.

Do you use many supplements? What do you use them for, and what have you found the most effective supplements to be? 

Once again let’s talk guinea pigs; Right now I use a multi vitamin with all kinds of antioxidants in it. Now that I think about it I have used a multi my entire life (started with Flintstones for kids when I was young!) Other than that I love BCAA’s. I use a powdered form that is pure with no flavors or colors in it- it taste like aspirin in water, but I drink it while working out. I use pure glutamine at night before bed; I use extra antioxidants and Krill oil. I have a cabinet in my kitchen filled with whey protein powder and vegan protein powder and super foods. I do not use herbs unless I am using them for medicinal purposes. They are very powerful and I don’t want to mess with that. I have to say the only sweetener I use is stevia- that goes for all my protein powders too.

Do you have any inspirational figures you look up to? How have they influenced your life and your training? 

The worst part of this question is forgetting someone who had an impact on me and my life. I mean, I am 50 years old! I have known lots of people over the years! So I will be very pointed and careful about this and just name the few that have been the biggest part of influencing my life. Listed in the order they came into my life, starting at age 15: Coach Chuck Almeida, Bill Phillips, Pastor Larry Linkous, Marty Goldman, Ron Preacher, Dr. Kareem Samhouri (he is the only one I do not know personally) Corrine Ham, and every single client and or friend I have had over the years which I have personally told they inspire me. Other than those I listed, I am inspired by people who work hard to reach healthy goals and never stop trying no matter the circumstances they face in life. Living a healthy lifestyle leads to happy people who live vibrantly and passionately. I am drawn to that.

Is there anything you are working towards in the future? 

I want to be a relevant source for people looking for information on achieving and continuing a healthy, fit lifestyle. I figured the first 50 years of my life was my biggest leaning experiences, although I never stop learning- but now the last 50 years (yes I plan to live to 100) I want to show and teach those that want to learn. I want to continually be a motivator for people to live healthy lives. It all starts with me. I am the example of all I want to bring to those whose lives I touch, whether it be in person, through videos, magazines, internet or all of the above. Technology is great- although I may be considered a dinosaur when it comes to it, I try my hardest. I have always said I want to be a female Jack La Lane- but now I want more than that.

What is your overall goal or your dream? 

Didn’t I just answer that above? Laughs out loud. I really want to be all I can be and do all I can do to help this world get healthy and fit. I have literally saved some lives of clients who were on a fast road to an early grave. That is not my biggest goal, although it is quite impacting, my biggest goal is to help thousands come to realize it is possible to live healthy and fit. But in this day and age, with time flying so quickly (at 50 it does) it starts with them. They must want it to do it. I can’t tell anyone ultimately what to do, I have found through experience that I can lead many, but I can’t be there with them to slap them on the hand each time they do something to hinder or destroy themselves. I can’t make choices for them. I can only live it in front of them to see, and hope I move others to do as I do- to have what I have.

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Where did you hear about Physique of the Week, and what do you think about it? 

The young man I was helping get ready for his first bodybuilding show had applied for it a week after his show and asked me to vote for him. I went to the site and was amazed by what I saw. To me it looked like the perfect avenue for me to expand my wings into the world of internet exposure. I think you should take your entire weekly winners and have a Physique of the month, then take all the monthly’s at the end of the year and have a Physique of the Year!! But the person must be in shape for every contest (basically all year around) to be eligible.

Finally, If you could give our readers one piece of advice, what would it be? 

Being healthy is NOT all about how you look. Yes, great bodies are good to look at, but if you live healthy, eat healthy and have healthy habits you will look great. Anybody can get in contest shape, but what is your shape after the contest? Are you overweight, sluggish, unhealthy and unhappy? Make this a lifestyle. One you can live with. Don’t ever go to extremes to get there, because you will extremely lose your results once you attain them. Just make good choices each and every day, with some off days in between. In the end you can say you did it. I am 50 and I have never stopped – and I plan to go to 100 living this way. You can too, but you have to decide each and every day. I do, I really do.

Geez, was that one thing or many? Sorry. I’ll stop now!

Commitment to Health

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