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...
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”.....it 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...
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...
Vegetable Comfort Soup
This is just a really healthy soup that is loaded with good
stuff! It reminds me of a soup I ate when I first started my weight loss journey. It helped transition me into eating healthy again and have less cravings!
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large sweet potato (about 2 cups), chopped
2 cups peeled butternut squash, chopped
2 cups cauliflower florets, chopped
2 cups sliced cabbage
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
6 cups vegetable stock
2 tsp. Italian seasoning (or a mixture of dried
parsley, basil, oregano etc.)
1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
1 tsp. sea salt
2 Tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
Throw in onion, carrot and celery and cook for 3-5 minutes or until onions are translucent.
Exercise of the Month - Dumbbell Side Plank Back Fly
This compound exercise will work your CORE muscles (particularly the love handles AKA Obliques). It will also work your shoulders and upper back. It's a great exercise for better posture and strength...but also for looking good in warm weather clothes.
5 Minute Avocado Chicken Lettuce Wraps
You will be taken directly to the Shocking Video Lesson about "Why it's so hard to lose weight". (trust me it's worth a minute of your time)