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Where does FAT go when you lose it?

weight loss May 22, 2016

Where does FAT go when you "lose" it?

We have a little sign as you walk in our studio. It’s a cute saying and fun to think about while working out. “Sweat is your fat crying.” At first I thought of it simply as cute and funny but as I thought about it I thought “hey it really is like our fat is crying!”

When people are asked where the Fat goes the common answer is heat or energy, but that isn’t completely true. I saw a great TED talk that had a guy thoroughly explaining it and doing experiments to show where it goes. (I’ll add it at the bottom 20 minute video)

FAT is made out of Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen. Those things don’t disappear into energy. The energy comes from breaking the bonds between those elements but the elements continue to exist. So where do they go?

Here is the chemical equation for what happens:

C55H104O6 + 78O2 -> 55CO2 + 52 H2O

FAT + Oxygen -> Carbon Dioxide + Water

We breathe in Oxygen which helps break...
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Trouble Zoner Burner

exercise tips May 19, 2016

This workout is a total body resistance-training workout that also hits and burns the trouble zones. This will capitalize on FAT burning and localized muscle toning in the most common “Trouble” areas. This workout can be done at different levels and if you aren’t sure you got it please get help from an expert. I want you toned not hurt.


You will need a Dumbbell or two – (women start with 5-8 lbs, men start with 10-15 lbs). Some of you will be able to progress to using a heavier weight on Tap Back Touch and Punch and Reverse Crunch with Pullover. I (Jeremy) would use 30 pounds on those two and 20 pounds on the others to give you an idea.


Perform each exercise for 1 minute then at the end of the circuit take 2-3 minutes rest and do it again. 2-3x’s through. If you don’t have a timer, complete each exercise 15x’s.

The Exercises:

1.) Lunge Triceps Left

2.) Lunge Triceps Right
3.) Jumping Jacks
4.) Slow Mountain Climber...

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Dear Diary.....

healthy lifestyle mindset May 11, 2016

Dear Diary....

I used to think journaling was something for those poetic people. I had a journal as a young girl and got teased about it. My mission as a kid was to not get teased so that sucker went in the trash unused!

After years of counseling and getting to know myself and how I function best, JOURNALING is a TOP priority! I look at it as my daily armor to get through the challenging world we live in. Armor against the negative self-talk that will endlessly rule my mind if I let it. If I don’t get my thoughts down on paper mymind whirls non-stop, and I usually don’t even know about what.

I have mentioned to a few people that I journal and sometimes get a blank stare. So I thought I would break down what works for me and give a few ideas. I spend 15 minutes to sometimes over an hour depending on what is going on in my head.

First I give THANKS! I call this my thanks journal (really creative). My goal is to 5 days a week write 5 things I am thankful for. Right now I...

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I finally feel I needed to do this for ME!

transformation stories May 10, 2016

Tall Trainer:  Where did you come from?
Nancy:  I feel I didn't have a weight problem till I became a mom and through the years my weight has gone up and down.  I was successful at losing weight often even doing well with Weight Watchers twice.  I also have walked many days with friends and my husband.  However, after joining Boot Camp, I realized that I WAS NOT in proper physical condition for my age.  Boot camp and all of its components has helped me lose 40 pounds to date (still shooting for that last 10) but the most surprising aspect of this whole process has been how strong I feel.  It is just awesome!  I can do things now that had started to become difficult for me.
Nutritionally, I have always eaten well (my vegetables and such), but have learned that I probably took in too many calories per day.  By really focusing on Vitabot (food logging program), it helps me to not have crazy cravings!
Tall Trainer: What...
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No Flour Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

recipes Apr 21, 2016

Ingredients (for 9 muffins)

  • 1/2 cup (128 g) almond butter
  • 1 ripe medium-sized banana (100 g or 1/2 cup mashed)-(or applesauce)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 cup (40 g) honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (20 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp. (14 g) ground flax-seed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup (100 g) zucchini, shredded and squeezed of excess liquid
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 375F and prepare a muffin pan by spraying 9 cavities with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Add all ingredients except for zucchini and chocolate chips to a bowl and mix until batter is smooth and creamy. Stir in shredded zucchini and chocolate chips by hand.
  • Pour batter into prepared muffin pan, filling each cavity until it is about ¾ full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until the tops of your muffins are set and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool in pan for ~10 minutes before removing. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
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All because I got a postcard in the mail!

transformation stories Apr 12, 2016
I recently retired from the hospital this past winter. At this new journey I found the opportunity to take time for myself. In the past always working an early start didn’t leave me the opportunity to workout before work and often times running to cover for my grandchildren, I didn't take the needed time for myself, what little was left in the day.

I have always been a target for the at home programs, they lure me in, I purchase one and 2 weeks later it's collecting dust. My lack of self- confidence never made me a fan of group exercise. So my comfort level was at home. But I mustered up the courage to try my first 'Boot Camp', and the experience has been life changing! ...

As I am right on the heels of turning 60 and everyone saying it's impossible to lose weight when you get older.I knew this was made available to me and all I had to do was show up. I can't put into words the experience I have had, with the program, the people I have met, just the sincere...

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Heck..I'll try it for a month!

transformation stories Apr 06, 2016

BEFORE Tall Trainer:
I thought my fitness level was really good.   Before Tall Trainer, I would work out at least 3-4 days a week.  Mainly cardio workouts with some ab tapes and Pilate tape workouts.  I had also started doing some yoga at a local studio.  My cardio was mainly running on my treadmill and walking during my daughter’s soccer practices and games.  I thought I was pretty fit but now I know that I really wasn’t.  My other false sense was the amount of calories I thought I was burning versus what I was really burning.  My treadmill told me 500 calories, yes but that was for an average person that is programmed into the treadmill…I am not an average person and burn much less due to my size.  I was amazed to find all of this out.

I also thought my nutrition level was really good but Tall Trainer has educated me that what I thought was good was really hurting my workouts due to all of the sugar, carbs, red meat,...
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Lunch in under 2 minutes!

recipes Mar 17, 2016

One of my favorite authors and speakers Jen Hatmaker posted this as her go to lunch. 
I have to be honest when I first read the ingredients I thought it sounded on the nasty side.  But like any devoted fan I decided to give it a whirl.  Man, I am glad I did because I LOVE THIS and eat it for lunch all the time!
I don’t have a fancy name for the title and am not feeling spunky to give it one, so we will call this-
LUNCH-just try it!
This serves one and literally takes me less than two minutes to make!
½ Avocado or 50 grams
½ cup cottage cheese  *(I use full fat-live a little)
10 grams of cashews (or any nut, besides your husband or teen)
4 cherry tomatoes
1 tbsp. of balsamic glaze *(you can buy this or make it)
Layer these up in the order they are listed and DIG IN!
If you measure in grams this comes up at 300 calories.  Because of the fat level this keeps me pretty...
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I was ready to take control of my life!

transformation stories Mar 17, 2016

Meet Deb and read her story!


The journey that led me to Tall Trainer began 3 years ago. I had gone through some serious medical issues; we sold our house, moved to the Finger Lakes and built our retirement home all in the span of 1 1/2 years. However, by this time I was exhausted physically and mentally, and knew I needed to make another change in my life....this time, one that would put me in a position where I could enjoy what opportunities life now held for me. In the fall of 2013, I saw a cover ad on the local Penny Saver telling about a fitness program called “Tall Trainer” sounded interesting, but at the time I wasn't quite ready to make a commitment to add another element to my life that would require more time and effort. So the cover page sat on my tabletop for a few more months as the pounds accumulated and the energy level sank...

In January of 2014 I was ready to take control of my life once again. After all, I thought, this is the only...

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White Knuckle Weight Loss


White Knuckle Weigh Loss..


Does this resonate with anyone?  Do you feel like you are holding on for dear life trying to manage this weight loss thing? Is it exhausting and you feel like you can barely hang on anymore? You have to follow this food rule perfectly!! One small thing can make you crack and then BOOMyou gain back that weight you worked SO hard to lose!


I have been there many times and am embarrassed to say how much time of my life has been wasted thinking about FOOD!  It has consumed my life many times..Maybe most of the time! 


But,I have also seen the other side of weight loss too. I have seen weight drop off me when I become at peace with who I am. 


Over the years my weight roller coaster had left me with a pretty severe case of emotional eating.  Believe me, I could tell you stories that would make you gasp, and I will if you ask!   My weight has bounced dozens of times in my...

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