Thoughts from a winner

Rosie Lamberson sent us this testimonial about her experience in the Summer Shape-up Contest…

My friend Nancy reminds me that one time I said, “I don’t like competition. I just like to win.” I don’t remember saying that, but I must have, so let’s run with it.

I just turned 59, so when asked by our daughter, Lisa, to join a team of women all under forty for fitness, I had mixed feelings of “Wow, I am wanted!” to, “Oh, no, how am I going to keep up with these young’ins?” Mostly I was honored, so of course I said yes! Then I made a plan, because I didn’t want to let my team down: work out, watch what I eat, drink – water, that is. And keep doing it over, ’til you get it right. That was the plan. And plans are good, but then you have to follow through with plans. Ugh!

That’s where Gary came in, with Tina watching his back and ours. He’d school us, work us out hard, until you thought, “what the H^}# am I doing this for?” Then you were walking to your car smiling at the world, but mostly to yourself for doing the work.

There were lots of fall-off periods. You ask why, because there was a plan in place, right? Well, I have left out a little detail. I am not a shut-in, and here in Flagstaff we see and “visit” (i.e, eat, drink, and be merry) with one another in our little village. So, when I did the “fall-off” thing, the next day I would get right back to that Clean Eating Diet (look it up). And I’d get back to Gary’s where he would shock our bodies into shape. Then it became habit. That something you have to do, but not at first. It was maybe 30 days? Just like they say, it takes 28 days to break a habit. And when Gary said, not until later on, mind you, it’s okay to cheat 10% of the time. That’s when we all took a big deep breath, and also, took a little yardage on the percentage, too, I am sure.

So, here we are, The Phat Fatties. Winners. It was a blast. We laughed at ourselves with one another, but at the same time we encouraged one another to stick with it.

The end of this story is if you get a chance to do something like this, do it! Shifts in life are good for us all, and it was a privilege to be a part of the whole group of teams. And I didn’t let my team down. So I guess I might like competition, a little. We are always learning about ourselves.

Thanks Lis, Britni, Kristine, and Laura. And thanks to Peak Results Fitness for putting on such a great party, with healthy results!


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Winners announced!

The Summer Shape-up contest winners were announced today! Everyone was a winner (really!), but this team lost almost 10% of their body fat over the course of six weeks, kept good Summer Shape-up Winnersjournals, and made great progress in their quest to get more fit. It was a tough contest: all the teams competed fiercely and got great results, which is what Peak Results Fitness is all about. Congratulations to all for the progress you’ve made so far, and the progress you’ll make for the rest of your life. And thanks to everyone who participated, and to our great staff who helped make it possible for every contestant to have such a great experience. To your health!

L to r: Congratulations to the winning team, Laura Wheeler, Britni Montegue, Lisa Lamberson, Kristine Gliege, Rosie Lamberson. Below: Some of the happy participants in the Summer Shape-up Contest and Peak Results Fitness staff. Everyone is a winner! (click on photos to see happy smiles up close)
Participants in the Summer Shape-up Contest
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Wage war on fat!

Strategies for fat loss

Fat loss is a game and sometimes it’s a very tricky one. How do I know what fat loss is all about? First, you need to forget that I’m a certified fitness coach, forget about my degree and continuing education and forget that I’m in the trenches every day coaching fat loss. I have been on that road myself. I know the emotions, struggles and pressures that you’ll be going through.

Get the Right Mindset

Your head needs to be in the right place and you need to be ready to make sacrifices and to take on the challenges. You have to be ready to wage war with your fat loss program. Be ready to overcome adversity from your friends, family and sometimes even your spouse. If you have the right mindset, you can accomplish anything!

Set goals for yourself, get your team to hold each other accountable. Set goals that are challenging, yet attainable and reasonable. Know what you want to accomplish and be clear on why you want this so bad. WAGE WAR on fat loss!

Plan and Prepare

What are you going to eat and when? What happens if you get stuck at work or on the road and you can’t eat what you are supposed to? Do you have a back-up plan? When is your training time? Did you schedule your time in the gym? The more you know, the more obstacles that you identify early in the first stages, the better equipped you will be to succeed.

Here are some practical ways to do this:

Use your journal and write down your target weight and how you feel e.g. what you look like, what you are doing to get stuff done, ect. Write this in the present tense as though it has already happened and you have achieved the outcome you want.

Create a vision board and put it somewhere you can see it everyday. Cut out images, words, diagrams and photos and make a collage to remind you of what you are trying to achieve.

Check in with our website often for more tips on weight loss, motivation, workouts and a healthy diet.

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Summer Shape-up Contest Announced!

Motivate yourself and your friends to transform with our 2011 Summer Shape-up Contest!

This six-week contest is designed to help you get in great shape for the summer. The team with the greatest overall transformation wins $1000 cash! Contest runs June 15 through July 30. Every participant receives a nutrition plan and food/workout journal, plus at least one group session per week with our fitness coaches.

Register or learn more by downloading the flyer/registration form (128KB)

Sign up today!

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