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Mid-Week Motivation – “What to do about haters?”

Mid-Week Motivation – “What to do about haters?”

Sep 5, 2013

Hey, Team Dragon Fit! Hope that you had a great Labor Day Weekend and that you are continuing to push play and crush your nutrition! This week’s topic is about “Haters” and what to do about them. “Haters” are all around us.  I had many on my fitness journey and still have some that pop up from time to time to comment or judge me.  They used to bother me a ton, but now, I don’t let them get to me at all.  I wrote an article about this a long time ago (on March, 2012) called “Naysayers” (click here to see).  As you can see, this is a very common occurrence for those on a fitness journey. Be sure to not let the “Haters” get to you.  Don’t let one comment derail your progress.  The good news is that “Haters” only start commenting when they see others accomplishing things they are not willing to do themselves.  They are jealous and  want to make themselves feel better by saying something negative.  Remember, that you are choosing to live a healthy and fit lifestyle.  Unfortunately, it is now the norm to be “lazy”, complain, and give up.   So, when you start getting these types of comments, that means you are making visible progress!  I challenge you to embrace that. I was motivated to write this article today and make this video because a friend of mine copied me on a Facebook comment that really touched me.  She said: “Just had a moment yesterday where someone made me feel like I’m being braggy. I’m like…I’m still fat, but putting in the time to change. Having everyone in my life in my corner helps and being accountable to that publicly is a huge motivator. I’m inspired by FB posts by Fred Lee, (and she mentions a few others) who remind me what other people my age are doing and that it is possible!” First off, I want to say I am very touched when I see that what I do helps inspires others.  Thank you for sharing that.  I made a decision to change my life when I turned 40 (3 years ago) and began to start “pushing...

Tuesday Talk – A Towel Can Be The Best Tool

Tuesday Talk – A Towel Can Be The Best Tool

Aug 27, 2013

Hey, Dragons! Here is another weekly video episode of our Tuesday Talks.   The video above highlights the following:   1. CONGRATULATIONS TO SARAH AND STEVE STARTING P90X TOGETHER Steve and Sarah started a round of P90x together yesterday.  The are both committed to “bringing it” over the next 90 days.  So, lookout!!  They are going to get awesome results. 2. NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: CHAIR DIPS Do as many as you can in 60 seconds and report what you got.  Bonus points goes out to those that can do some of them with your leg raised.  Bring it! 3. HOW CAN A TOWEL BE THE BEST WORKOUT TOOL? First off, let me give a shout out to Steve who has been “bringing it” on Team Dragon Fit for a long time.  He has lost a ton of weight and has been “paying it forward” by helping others.  The problem with helping people in a group workout is that there is never enough equipment to go around.  That’s okay. Sagi (the creator of Body Beast) showed us a great way to get an awesome calorie burn by just using a simple towel.  Basically, you need to pair up with someone and one person provides resistance, while the other tries to perform the exercise.  The great part is that both people get a great workout.  The one providing resistance sturggles to hold the towel steady and the one performing the exercise gets a burn.  A simple workout of “push” vs. “pull”.  If the person helping you is not as strong as you, then be sure to increase your number of reps so that you still get a great burn. 4. RESULTS OF LAST WEEK’S CHALLENGE: BURPEE JUMP SQUATS FROM LES MILLS COMBAT I have to admit, these were tough.  These are definitely a lot tougher than they looked in the video clip.  With that said, Debbie on our team rocked this challenge.  She nailed out 16 in one minute and then continued to do the enitre workout and did another 19 later.  Awesome!  Coach Fred only got 14, so the “DRAGON AWARD” goes to you, Debbie, for this week’s challenge!  Nice! Hope you are continuing to...

Coach Fred Checking In

Coach Fred Checking In

Aug 21, 2013

Hey, Dragons! This is Coach Fred checking in.  Hope you are all continuing to push play and crush your  nutrition! NEW WEEKLY VIDEOS: You may have noticed that I am posting new videos and blogs every week on our team site.  I cover a range of topics and updates that I hope you find both useful and motivational.  Also, I post a new weekly exercise challenge to the group.  Check out the most recent post for this week’s challenge. ONLINE FACEBOOK SUPPORT GROUP: The team in our Online Facebook Support Group have been “bringing it” on our weekly exercise challenges and getting great results with their fitness programs and nutrition.  There is power in team and we are all on there daily to push and motivate each other.  If you want real results, I strongly recommend you join us.  Email me if interested. COACH FRED UPDATES: As some of you know, I have been working hard on getting P90x Certified.  I took additional online education courses and took part in additional in-class training.  Now, it’s official.  I am proud to announce that I received my diploma and am now a P90x Certified Professional Trainer.  I did this to expand my education and be a better coach to all of you. On a personal note, I am proud to announce that my family restaurant business has just opened our fifth location in Roseville, California. This is an exciting time for our family business.  All of our previous locations were in Nevada, and this new one, marks our fist time to cross the state lines.  Hopefully, this marks the first of many to come in California! In case you missed some of my recent posts, they are listed here for your reference: RECENT POSTS: 1) “Tuesday Talk – Upping Your Carbs” A video with advice on when to start increasing your carbs.  A shout out to Sarah on our team who completed “Les Mills Combat” with no days missed!  Nice job, Sarah! Results of our Max Decline Push Up Challenge. http://teamdragonfit.com/nutrition/tuesday-talk-upping-your-carbs/ 2) “Tuesday Talk – Convenience” What can you do in your life to make it more convenient?  Results from the Prison Cell Push Up Challenge. http://teamdragonfit.com/motivation/tuesday-talk-convenience/...

Tuesday Talk – Convenience

Tuesday Talk – Convenience

Aug 13, 2013

Hi Team! The above video talks about convenience. Think this week about what you can do to make your life more convenient. The example I give in my video is my car. It is a Honda Odyssey and I LOVE it! When I was younger, I would have never imagined that I would buy a “soccer mom” car. In fact, I hate to admit it, but I remember very clearly teasing my friend Dennis when he got one for his family. He talked about all the features and how he had leather interior, etc. (That is why I joke in the video about how I have leather interior.) I told him that no matter what, it was STILL just a minivan! LOL! Fast forward over a decade and I now have one too! Who would have thought? My prior car was a SUV. It was awesome, and it was my “man” car! If you are a guy, then you definitely know what I mean. However, for hauling three kids and car seats, it was not very practical. In fact, it was pretty darn inconvenient. Now I have a minivan. It may not be as “cool” as my SUV, but it is perfect for my current stage of life. It makes hauling my entire family super convenient. So, look around your life and see how you can make it more convenient. When it comes to health and fitness, “convenience” is SUPER important. If you don’t make it convenient, then you are less likely to get it done. Maybe it has to do with picking up quick healthy snacks and having them ready to go for emergencies. Maybe it is adding Shakeolgy to your diet so you have a great meal replacement that tastes great, fights cravings, and takes seconds to make. Or maybe…. It’s about getting a minivan so you save time so you can have more time to workout. If you do, then be sure to get the leather interior! LOL! Have a great week, Gang! Don’t forget! This week’s challenge is decline push ups! Do as many as you can to failure and report what you got. Bring it! -Coach...

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Aug 5, 2013

Hi Team Dragon Fit! The video above is a little Monday Motivation for you. Today we left early to take the kids to Lake Tahoe. I knew we would be going early today, so I planned ahead to get my workouts done first thing. That means Body Beast Chest & Tris, plus T25 Total Body Circuit, were banged out first thing in the morning. So, you really CAN have it ALL. It just means you need to plan ahead. The kids had a blast! They swam in a kiddie pool, built sand castles in the sand, and even tried catching some fish with a net in the lake. I love taking time out from my hectic schedule to have some quality time with the family. It reminds me of one of the things I read in the book “Wisdom of our Fathers” by Tim Russert. It is a book my wife gave me for Father’s Day. In it he talks about how some fathers try to show their love by giving their kids expensive gifts. He says the best gift you can give your kids, is the gift of YOUR time. Great words to live by! Try this week to give the ones you love the gift of YOUR time! Here’s to your health! Check out the video above for this week’s challenge. Keep bringing it! – Coach...

Tuesday Talk – Video

Tuesday Talk – Video

Jul 30, 2013

Hi Team Dragon Fit, Hope you are all off to a great start of your week!     Please watch the video above.  In this video, I cover the following: 1. Peg’s #5 opened it’s doors today!  That’s right! Our family business is already opening our fifth location!  Learn more at www.eatatpegs.com. 2. I received my P90x certification diploma yesterday.  So, it’s official!  I am now a P90x Certified Professional.  It is my hope to be able to take all that I have learned and become a better coach for all of you. 3. I am starting a new hybrid program, which includes exercises from Body Beast, T25, and P90x2. 4. Sarah gave us all a group challenge last week to do as many “low plank obliques” we can do in one minute.  I included the footage of my attempt!   LOL!  This week’s challenge is “reach high and under push ups”.  See the video above for an example.  Do as many as you can in 60 seconds and report to the group what you got. Here’s to your health!  Keep “bringing it”! -Coach...