Announcement!!

Posted on October 27, 2008. Filed under: weightloss | Tags: , , , , , |

Our new VibraTrim Program will be launching soon!

Do you want to lose some weight?

Are you feeling too unfit or unmotivated to really make any headway?

Try our VibraTrim Program where finding the trimmer, fitter you could be so easy it’s just like cheating!

The vibraTrim Program uses Vibration Training to make it much easier to get started no matter how unfit you are and as a member you will have a yearly access to the tools you will need to stay motivated and get trim, taut and terrific (we know you already are terrific so we are starting right there).

Some of the amazing tools you will enjoy on the VibraTrim Program include:

  • eBooks explaining exactly how to balance your leptin and your insulin for best results
  • eBooks explaining just how to use the Vibration Platforms as a slimming device
  • Membership to the VibraTrim Club
  • Social site just for members so you can make new friends, ask questions of the forum and our experts forms groups and networks and stay motivated.
  • Online tracking software so you can track your weight loss, dietary and exercise in your online diary
  • Online workout and teaching videos of just how to use the Vibration Platforms for great results, more exercises you can use and motivation and goal setting seminars via video to keep you on track.
  • Access to subliminal, audio and written motivational aids
  • Online store with a members discount for access to all your need

We will be opening our VibraTrim Program doors soon: http://health-fitness-videos.com/ so stay tuned for the announcement!

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Do You Sabotage Your Exercise Plan? Zen it instead!

Posted on October 10, 2008. Filed under: Fitness | Tags: , , , , , |

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Love this post by Lifehack today, it outlines something I have recommended to my clients for years, the wording is a little different from what I would use, however the idea is exactly the same.

We often sobotage our good intentions, whether it is to exercise, to eat more healthily or pretty much anything by the way we think about it. It can seem like an enormous mountain we have to climb that gets bigger and bigger every time we look at it. This is about the time we begin to find excuses why we cannot do ‘it’ today, why we can wait until later (and never get to it).

The answer in my usual language is to remember to take ‘baby steps.’ Taking baby steps into any new enterprise means that you never do more than you want to do, this helps to override the usual self-sabotage we give ourselves when our perception tells us it is all too hard.

The biggest problem with a new exerciswe program is that we often start out by feeling enthusiastic and we go at it like a bull at a gate and end up sore and tired. Take this advice from the Lifehack post:

“As In her book “This year I will…”, Andy Ryan, an expert in collaborative thinking, spells out why such a gung-ho approach doesn’t work:

Whenever we initiate change, even a positive one, we activate fear in our emotional brain….If the fear is big enough, the fight-or-flight response will go off and we’ll run from what we’re trying to do.”

There is a very interesting Japanese philosophy called Kaizen which can help us do that. Kaizen  focuses on continuous but small change.

Andy Ryan explains:

The small steps in Kaizen don’t set off fight or flight, but rather keep us in the thinking brain, where we have access to our creativity and playfulness.

Let’s take a look at how that could be applied to physical exercise. I’ll take running as an example. Could you run for 15 seconds? Most people can. With the philosophy of Kaizen, you could say that if can run for 15 seconds, you can learn to run for a minute – and even for an hour. How?

Follow this simple running plan. Add 15 seconds each day.

Day 1#  Run for 15 seconds
Day 2#  Run for 30 seconds
Day 3#  Run for 45 seconds
And so on…

It will seem ridiculously easy! Do this for a about forty days, and you’ll be running for 10 minutes. A month later, and you’ll be running for 20 minutes. By that time your running habit will be well established. But it will have happened naturally!

You can apply the same principle to establishing any exercise. Whether it’s yoga, or swimming, or walking.

The important thing is keep to your plan. You may feel that you could easily do more than the prescribed amount of exercise, but please rein in your enthusiasm. Just do the requisite amount, and not more. This is the trick to establishing an exercise habit without stress or strain.” Stepcase Lifehack

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One Step Forward Two Steps Back – Need Motivation?

Posted on June 26, 2008. Filed under: Fitness, wellbeing | Tags: , , , |

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I have had some trials getting motivated on a regular basis to exercise, now my business partner has no problem in this area, but I do. In our partnership I am the health expert and she is the fitness expert, so no prize for guessing which area I find easiest.

The challenge of motivation is really a challenge of habits and what are habits? Patterns of behaviour. These patterns of behaviour have us getting all motivated (like me about fitness ;), and getting going on our new regime only to find ourselves finding all sorts of excuses the moment it turns cold of a morning not to get up that extra hour earlier to do your exercise for the day or even find that hour through your day.

Interestingly, scientists became interested in this phenomenon, Dr Vallis was one of them and this is what he had to say:

“But people concerned about their health can not only start a new behavior but continue it if they’re honest and realistic about their motivation, says Dr. Vallis, health psychologist with Capital Health and professor of psychiatry and psychology at Dalhousie University. His main area of expertise is in adult health psychology, with an emphasis on diabetes, gastroenterology, cardiovascular risk and obesity.

“People really need to identify personal and meaningful motivations,” says Dr. Vallis, 53, a father of three children. “What’s going to keep you going when it gets hard?” (Some questions to ask yourself: Do you think your behaviour is a problem? How distressed are you about your behaviour? Are you interested in doing anything to change this behaviour? Are you ready to take action now?)

Next, the person has to change their behavior by laying out “smart, specific goals.” In other words, you can’t just resolve to “get more active,” you’ve got to identify when and for how long you’ll do an exercise, whether it’s yoga or swimming or cycling. “Get more active” turns into “I’m going to go for a brisk, hour-long walk on Thursday night at 6 p.m.”

The third part of making change stick is to recognize the role emotion plays in your health and coming up with strategies to cope without resorting to destructive behavior, for example, eating when you’re feeling down, or lighting up a cigarette when you’re in a social situation.

“Stress is what is going to knock people off the best-laid plans,” says Dr. Vallis. “All these unhealthy things—eating the whole carton of ice cream, drinking, smoking—are ways of medicating anxieties.

“If an unhealthy behavior serves a purpose for the patient, it’s important to ‘replace the function’ of that behavior. So, an emotional eater will often be unsuccessful at weight loss until they develop alternative methods of coping with their emotions other than eating.”

Now all this is great advice, you have to replace an old habit with something to fill that emotional need, and not get stressed by your apparent failure. how? The best way to do both of these is to give yourself a break. If you stop, just start again. Yes, it’s that easy.

One way to get your mind around it, is to treat your exercise or your healthy eating habits like a job, even if you stay home sick today, you get up and go tomorrow, even if you have a week off, you get up and go next week. This way your mind will soon realise that you mean it and pretty soon you will find yourself on the way to replacing the old habit with the new one, just by getting back on the exercise bike whenever you fall off… Too Easy! Read the rest of the article HERE

Want to know what I did? I saved up and bought myself one of the cool, fab Vibration Platforms we have on sale this month! I love it so much I am finding it easy to use, and I can use it while watching TV, during those times when I really don’t want to exercise, and when I do feel motivated I do the whole 24 positions and get a real workout. So now I have no excuse, I deliberately set it up in my lounge room so I could not possibly find an excuse (short of immanent death) not to just get on it and stand there at the very least, so far so good!

Go take a look the big sale will be over soon, (end of the month) BUT if you are really interested and really, really want one while the specials are on: Send me an email through our Contact page and I will hold one for you at that price for 2 weeks (sssshhhh – Don’t tell my business partner). But you must contact me first.

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