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Motivation and why you have none!

“Why do I start highly motivated but loose it quickly?”

MOST people who set exciting new years resolutions will have broken their intentions and let their goals slide by the 15th of January.

15 days and they are back to doing what they have always done to get what they’ve always got. REALLY these should be NY wishes rather than goals or Intensions.

The thing is, people decide, enough is enough. I’m going to change this and that. They then sit back and ‘wish’ it would happen. They don’t consciously think this of course. They do ‘try’. They try for 15 days and then their normal patterns that we repeat in our lives over and over again since we were about 2 years old come back just like every other time we attempted change.

For the people who do go further than 15 days or those that even get to their goals, why do they still loose motivation and stuff it all up? This can usually be summed up in one simple word – FEAR.

– Afraid of upsetting people
– Afraid of loosing people close to them
– Afraid of what it will change
– Afraid of failing itself

If you are someone who has felt fear from achievement or fear for trying then I would want to look at your self belief – WHY are you not backing yourself. Why are these thoughts in control of you?

I don’t feel motivated all the time. No way, there are many, many days where I feel like throwing in the towel on everything I’m creating. What gets me through this? What’s my secret to keep going and the secret of my high achieving clients?
Everyday I set clear intentions about what I want. My 2016 goals are written in the front of my diary that I look at everyday. I write at 5.30-6.00am everyday about what I’m going to do that day, I clearly set my intensions and I also write about what I’m feeling and why.

This sets me up well. From there I listen to something motivating. Type into YouTube Inspiration and you’ll be flooded with goodness.

I exercise everyday to energise my body and build physical strength and resilience.

Lastly and the one that I think has been forgotten by many including myself in the past is DISCIPLINE.
On the days you don’t feel like it YOU DO IT ANYWAY.

DO WHAT EVER YOU HAVE TO DO EVERYDAY TO CLIMB THE LADDER TO YOUR ULTIMATE GOALS.

Here’s the thing. To change you have to become the person that would get the results you are after. I’m not saying change who you are I’m saying remove the fog that keeps you stuck and unleash who you naturally feel you are or practice daily who you want to be until it sticks.

Life’s to short to be stuck in ways that don’t serve you. Decide and do it!

Leonee

Weight Loss Competition Christchurch

Ladies, do you need to make some serious changes this year? It’s almost the end of January and those weight loss goals you need so badly….Still no action has been taken right?

Last year sped by and your health and your weight loss goals seemed to fade into the background as soon as the first life obstacle popped up. You tried to a point but felt everything else always had to come first. The family, work, house. How do you possibly fit more into your daily schedule? It really does seem to fall into the to hard basket when life gets busy and things don’t go as planned.

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Those shake diets seem more and more appealing the more desperate you get. 5kg in one week! It sounds great for your ego, it’s a great story, but that’s all it is. What happens when you go off the shakes. Is the core problem to your health issues resolved or is it just another bandage to get you through to the next well marketed weight loss ‘solution’.

There IS an answer to the constant battle within yourself that has now been a 10-plus year constant struggle. There is a way to have it all. Make exercise and healthy food a daily priority, be extremely productive with your work, be a present and happy mum AND still have time for you to have some ‘shut off time’.

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It all starts in your head. It’s ALL about what you think and how you think. It MUST start here or it will be another 10-plus years of thousands of dollars on diets, up and down emotion, disappointment and low self esteem. PLUS – and most importantly, you not living to your full potential for yourself and your loved ones.

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How would be feel to be bouncing out of bed at 6am? Running 5km easily. Fitting into the most stunning clothing and being able to run around with your children and inspire and teach them to not go down the path you have been down with health. How would it feel to have the energy and clarity to do what ever you need AND want daily? What would you do for that? How much would that mean to you?

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Here’s the thing, what it all comes down to. YOU can choose to keep trucking along as you always have been, attempting changes that never stick OR you can step-up, take serious action and make a change that starts from the inside out. It takes massive action and the only people who do fully step up are those that realise it’s more uncomfortable to stay the same than to face change.

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Weight Loss Competition Christchurch
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Simple tasks to get started;

Over the weekend start to have a think about why the hell you even care about being fit and healthy. What’s the reason? Is it a surface reason, eg ‘I want to look good at my friends wedding’ or is it a slightly deeper reason, eg ‘I don’t feel happy about myself the way I am’ or ‘I want to be around longer for my kids’. Finding your deep WHY is essential. Evaluating how important that WHY is will give you some insight into why you may have not achieved this goal before.

A small purchase I encourage you to make over the weekend is a journal or something you like to write in. Every TRUE weight loss journey IS a journey of personal self discovery. Working out why you do what you do, working out what your secondary gain is for being overweight or unhealthy, working out what beliefs keep you playing small and not fully going all out and committing. Not to worry, I’m about to help you discover lots about yourself =)

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Chat on New Zealand Sunday!

Leonee

Free 30 Day Mind-Set and KickASS Fitness Challenge – Christchurch

Motivation is high all over the internet….

2016 New Years Reso’s thrown left, right and center.

It’s awesome to see but what happens when the hustle and bustle of life gets in the way again and these awesome goals are pushed to the back of your mind and motivation hits an all time low…? This will usually happen between 4-8 weeks from experience.

Here are some tips to help you keep those very important goals that you very well deserve in the top of your priorities list.

For the purpose of the post lets say one of your goals is to go from a size 18 to a size 12 in clothing.

1) Get help! This goal is going to take some expert advice. Not only on how to train and what to fuel your body with but also on the mind-set you need to adapt to create a forever change. A good old google search will only get you so far.

2) Force yourself into exercise consistency. BEST thing to do is sign up to a program where a trainer keeps you accountable for your exercise. You are going to have days where you totally can’t be arsed exercising, but if you’re paying someone to train you, they are waiting for you and you’re letting them down by not showing up then those sessions in themselves are going to be a much bigger pay off than the physical money in the end! We can help you with this, check out some of our programs on offer here – http://revitupfitness.co.nz/bootcamp-christchurch/

3) ALWAYS plan and prep your food. Shopping day needs to be the same every single week. It doesn’t stop there, prepare easy snacks and meals in the fridge so you don’t have the temptation of saying ‘screw it! Takeaways it is’. When it is a takeaway night there’s plenty of decent healthy ones……..which leads me to the next point……think differently…..

4) There’s no way you’re going to change your physical with the same old mind-set sweetheart. The mind-set you have now has got you to where you currently are. How do you NEED to think to become a size 12? What habits and beliefs do you need to leave in the dirt and burn…What do you need to adopt daily into your life. THIS is the most important part.

All of the above is simple right….? Simple but not easy….SO. I have a gift for you. Something to help you put some of these principles into place. Something I decided today I wouldn’t charge for for the first 50 sign-ups!

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You heard it first here, starts the 11th of January and it goes a little something like this;

– Week 1 – Gain clarity on your goals and get serious direction forward so the motivated part of 2016 last much longer than 4 weeks! Plus, light exercise to get the body slowly into movement.

– Week 2 – Remove your sabotaging beliefs and ways that keep you repeating the same old ‘weight loss, health’ process that’s been going on for years now. Plus, discovering what exercise you LOVE and could spend everyday for the rest of your life doing.

– Week 3 – Taking the necessary action steps to achieve your big goals. What do you need to start doing daily in your life and what do you need to remove. Stepping the exercise UP to challenge your body in a way it hasn’t been challenged before!

– Week 4 – Setting your intentions for years to come. How does your mind, health and life look for 2016 and beyond! PLUS, your exercise plan for years to come.

WE ONLY WANT ACTION TAKERS! Not people who think they want change but really they just like something to complain about. If you are TRULY ready to take control then please sign up here –

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Questions?
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Peace!

How to look good in a bikini fast

The good old ‘quick summers almost here problem’ right?

I don’t think the real question is how to look good in a bikini fast.

I think it’s actually – how do I like myself in a bikini fast?

You’re constantly trying to change your body. It’s never good enough right?

You’re striving for this false perfection, lean bikini girls are flaunted in front of your eyes constantly in magazines and on TV. That’s how you ‘should’ look right? That’s what attractive is. You’ll get attention from the guys and the girls will want to look like you, THAT’S what you will aim for this summer.

You know what you have to do. Eat less, cut out carbs and fat, feel that hunger as that means you’re stomach is shrinking, spend a couple of hours at the gym everyday, use your will power to say NO to the creamy doughnuts at work even though you could quite easily demolish the box.

The self talk is nasty and harsh. You hate the way you look. You wish you were born with the discipline of your best friend, she ‘has it’ and she flaunts it. You never feel good enough but this summer you WILL, you will not eat like a pig and sit on your ass picking out all the things that are wrong with you. You will instead…..PUNISH yourself with a diet you know will change you…..

You will punish with food and shakes that don’t at all satisfy you, you will punish yourself by starving, you will punish yourself with long boring workouts at the gym, you will cover up your body in shame with those baggy clothes, you will punish yourself by feeling miserable and telling yourself how useless you are everyday and how you could have done better. This punishment will continue until that bikini is on and you ARE what ‘society’ accepts as beautiful.

I know you………………….. and I want you to know something……This punishment that you think is just temporary isn’t…..This punishment is life long and it only gets worse. This punishment eventually stops you from living your life. It’s not about the bikini any more….Now you can’t even go near the beach, you say no to social occasions you live at home and work with no in betweens. Your life becomes controlled by the demon inside that has wrapped jail bars around your body.

This ‘image’ that you want to change yourself to ruins your life.

YOU need to know that this is not your fault, this is not how YOU should be living and there IS a way out.

You need to know that you are unique and beautiful just the way you are. When you are your true self and you are confident being YOU, you radiate the MOST beauty. When you are trying to be someone you’re not you don’t radiate anything. In fact, you radiate sadness and no one wants to be around sadness, no ones attracted to sadness. No one respects someone trying to be someone else.

How is punishing yourself going to result in a great body and most of all how does that make you happy?

Your body is your body. It is beautiful and unique and it is your only home. It has done incredible things for you, it continues to live when you beat and abuse it with diets and crap foods, it continues to support you when you tell it how much you hate it. It suffers through this abuse and gets sicker and sicker but still continues to be there for you as much as it can.

How is this life? How is this living?

I want you to know that you CAN love your body as it is right now. You CAN break down the jail bars you have created around you and you CAN celebrate and be truly, deeply happy being YOU.

You simply need to crush the false, air brushed, society bullshit that is planted in front of you and understand that it’s NOT that ‘look’ that will make you attractive and accepted, it’s you being the REAL you. Standing up for what you believe in, doing what makes YOU happy, treating yourself with love and respect, flaunting your beauty NOW not when you think it’s socially acceptable.

You are beautiful NOW and if you continue thinking you’re not, you will continue the slow death that you have created for yourself.

I can help you.

Contact me personally at – leonee@revitupfitness.co.nz

Lose weight fast and keep it off

ALL revealed here!

Here’s what NOT to do to lose weight fast and keep it off;

– Diet. Restricting yourself will do nothing but make you a mad human being who needs to eat anything and everything in site. Will power may last a couple of years if you’re very lucky but it won’t last forever.

– Think weight loss should be a restrictive, forced process. HELL NO. It should feel natural, empowering and exciting!

– Eat low fat, no carb, just lean protein. NO, your body needs ALL nutrients, vitamins and minerals. If it doesn’t get them it will quickly start to perform poorly and you’re creating long term damage that you will pay for literally.

– Use exercise as punishment for that binge or for eating to much that day. Think – how will punishing your body from the wrong place encourage it to change?

– Don’t go hungry! Eat regularly, vegetables at every meal, eat food you love (alter naughty recipes if it’s bad). Enjoy your food! Life’s to short not to!

– Don’t stress if you mess up! You’re a human right? You WILL mess up then! Brush it off and keep going!

– Work out WHY you punish yourself with food and sabotage. TRULY. Do you rely on food emotionally?

Here’s what you HAVE to do to lose weight fast and keep it off;

– LEARN about food and cooking. I don’t mean become a nutritionist, I mean go to a professional and get educated on what you need and what you don’t. Take control over what you put in your body.

– Make exercise your ‘YOU’ time. It’s the time you go away and work on making you fitter, stronger and mentally clear. Use exercise as your happy drug, make it fun and rewarding!

– Love and self respect MUST come before weight loss. Hating your body will do nothing but attract more punishment and more sabotage. Your body has done so much for you and is keeping you alive right now so RESPECT It!

– Be consistent! Food and exercise MUST be part of your daily routine. Book it in. Make it happen. One good week won’t outweigh 3 bad ones.

– Become an organisation freak! YES, you need this. In this busy world we live in we are all frantic and we all full at the feet of convenience. Prepare your food. Do large cook ups, book in your training times, book in meetings and time blocks to get stuff done at work. You can’t miss this step! It feels very rewarding taking charge of all areas of your life.

– Lastly. Ditch the ‘mummy’ guilt. Or ‘women’ guilt. Get past the fear and realise that this is YOUR LIFE. You attract all your receive. You are powerful and you DESERVE to be the best version of you for loved ones and yourself!

No diets, no ‘health’ shakes MLM, no pills. They WILL screw you eventually. Be the lab rat if you wish.

Take control of YOU!

Leonee xx

Contact us at leonee@revitupfitness.co.nz for a FREE no obligation consultation.

Mind 100%, Nutrition 70%, Exercise 30%

You forced and beat your body into becoming unhealthy and incapable of doing movements that it should be able to do. A few years ago you trained it to be what it is now. It listened and it adapted.

You forced it to adapt to living off caffeine, sugar, white carb and stress. It struggled, it gave you signs that it was being forced- headaches, illnesses, crook tummies, exhaustion, moodiness, weight gain, bad skin. You didn’t listen. You kept forcing and pushing it into an unhealthy, overweight state. Now, this is your norm. Your wonderful body adapted.
It adjusted for you because that’s what you asked it to do.

DONT expect your mind and body to take to clean healthy food and exercise if you have forced it to live as above. Just like when you first forced your body into unhealthy ways you will again need to force your body to change and crave a the goodness of healthy food and exercise.

You WILL need to continue feeding your body beautiful healthy food even when every cell within you is craving its ‘drug’ (bad food) you WILL need you push through exercise every day to reach that uncomfortable point where you know it would be easier to give up. You forced your body into an unhealthy life style, you have to force your body out of one and it takes a hell of a lot more than just motivation. The main thing you need is enough love and respect for YOURSELF to do whatever it takes to change. Support, accountability, love, praise. Whatever you need to not back down and to not fall victim to yourself.

So, when you’re almost in tears because it’s so damn hard and the results aren’t showing and your muscles hurt and you feel like just giving in..

Remember…..

You forced yourself into what you have now. It is up to you to force your way out.

Your body WILL adapt.

And trust me, all your body wants from you is love and respect so it will adapt as fast as it can. Give it a chance to catch up with what you want. Make sure it trusts you and knows this is it! Change WILL happen.

Keep going and set yourself up to not back down.

You’ve got this.

Mind 100%, Nutrition 70%, Exercise 30%

Contact us for a free no obligation chat! leonee@revitupfitness.co.nz

Best exercise for fat loss

Here’s a list starting with the most important…

1) Do what you love the MOST! Dancing, swimming, sports, walking. Do this as much as you can. Why? Because you’re far more likely to stick to what you love than to stick to what you think you ‘have’ to do and end up disliking.

This alone is not always enough however, so…..

2) Make sure you high intensity IT UP for accelerated results. 20 minute sprints are going to burn fat A LOT more effectively that an hour long walk. Push your self outside of you comfort zone every time you train. Train like an athlete.

3) Resistance training is essential. Squats, pushups, deadlifts, prone holds. Start with these with no to minimal weight and build up to more weight. The more muscle your body holds the more effective it is at burning fat and keeping fat off. Seriously ladies, lifting weights is essential not just for fat loss, for life! Get over what you think you know about this.

4) Something for your mind to release the stress that will make it impossible to lose fat if you don’t have a stress reliever in place. Walking, running, yoga, pilates, or even just reading a book.

Push hard with your training 5 days a week and allow 1 or 2 days of RnR.

Go to it!

If you want a free 20 minute phone consultation to help you work out a plan to implement the above contact us! We will book you in for later next week and get you rolling!

Leonee x

Why gaining an ideal bikini body will make you unhappy!

Revitup Fitness is a private personal training studio in Bishopdale, Christchurch. Here we cover private PT, nutrition, life coaching and so much more! We are known for being an all round ‘health’ business suited for individuals who don’t like the gym scene.  Situated in a central very popular area in Christchurch we cater to many.

Our post today is about gaining that ideal bikini body and WHY getting it won’t make you any happier. I’m going to generalize here as maybe for some people gaining a perfect body has changed their lives dramatically and they have finally become happy…..I doubt it though and here’s why.

The ideal body in your head is OFTEN not what will happen to your body when it’s in a perfect healthy state. We all have flaws and we all have loads of beauties! The image in your head that will apparently gain you so much happiness has been created over time by the media and those around you that have been custom made by the media. So that means, those ladies and men that model for a living and spend hours in the gym everyday, live on stupidly low calories, get professional make-up and tans done on a weekly basis and maybe get photo-shopped to remove those so called flaws that we ALL have is generally NOT how us ‘non models’ or general Joes live. For your typical New Zealand woman – we work hard, we play hard and nails, tans and all that other stuff is often something we do on a special occasion.

Here’s the other thing, MOST people love food! It is a luxury and one that should be enjoyed, the days are gone where we would have to hunt or grow our food now we can indulge in a My Kitchen Rules ‘like’ divine platters and enjoy all the beautiful sensations and the wonderful bonding times that happen over enjoying food.

People are so torn and it can be exhausting! They love food, they love to enjoy relaxing times, yet they want that bikini body so bad because they feel that will solve so many things in their lives. They would feel more worthy, more loved, more excepted, more popular…..

We at Revitup Fitness Christchurch have the answer for you. And it doesn’t involve stupid diets, depriving yourself, saying no to things you want to do and locking yourself away from anything that could be ‘bad’ for you. It all starts and ends with self respect. Loving yourself enough to exercise and nurture your body on a regular basis. Ditching the feelings of guilt and sabotage with accepting and appreciating who you are. Aiming for an unrealistic body shape is never going to bring happiness. Aiming for YOUR personal, HEALTHY ideal body shape absolutely is going to serve you.

SO, here’s how you STOP this never ending bikini body battle.

1) You aim for HEALTHY. You don’t base your results off those damn scales! You base your results on how you feel, how much energy you have, how much happier you are, how much more concentration you have. This means doing exercise you love, eating healthy food you love that fills you with goodness! (with the odd healthy or naughty treat if you want).

2) Eliminate all the ‘so called’ perfect body images that have been planted in your head. Kim K, Jessica Alba – they are not YOU, they don’t have the beautiful things that you hold that are unique to YOU. Let me use myself for an example. I used to hate that my legs are big and my upper body has always been little. I wished for skinny legs and bigger boobs! I would try to train (run loads) to make my legs skinnier. It never happened as genetically my legs will always be bigger. Now, at 28 years old, 2 kids later, I love my bigger legs. I love that I don’t have big boobs. I have changed the things I used to dislike about myself and made them into positives SIMPLY by not looking at someone else’s body and comparing myself. And it’s not that I’m overly confident it’s simply that I’ve woken up and realised that I will never look like anyone else because I am ME, AND, that if I continue trying to change who I really am then I will become a very unhappy bitter person. Embrace yourself! You hold so much goodness that is unique to you.

3) Surround yourself in happy, empowering people who build you up and only want the best for you. Slowly move away from the people who you feel drag you down. This goes with the old saying that couldn’t be further from the truth ‘treat others how you want to be treated’. TRULY do this! And watch the amazing people that will walk into your life.

4) Education is my last point here. Educate yourself on food. Understand that cutting food groups out of your diet will only cause problems. Learn to love veggies, learn to train hard and focus on whatever it is that you want to train in. Respect yourself and get that bikini on as you truly are beautiful as you are.

 

Leonee x

 

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Here I’m going to reveal how you actually lose weight! (the secret) that the health professionals don’t want you to know as they will lose business!

So, here we go!

You don’t have to starve, live off shakes, cut out food groups, take pills, live of 1200 cals a days and feel miserable to lose weight right?

We had a 4 week weigh in for some of our clients who are doing a life style change program and here’s some of the results and feedback.

– 4-6 kg of fat loss
– lean muscle gain (muscles are starting to show through!)
– strength gains!
– fitness gains
– heaps of energy
– sleeping soundly
– happier
– full and loving their food
– proud
– educated and finding themselves teaching others
– inspired
– reaching for bigger goals

The list goes on. Weight loss shouldn’t be this horrible, draining battle.

It should be an inspiring movie with you as the main role.

Loving yourself and loving your lifestyle is how you do it. All that other forced stuff with eventually come crumbling down.

If you want to learn more about this send us a message we would be happy to give you a few free pointers.