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Best of 2010

Thank you for helping us make 2010 incredible…

And we’re more than excited to create an even better 2011.

We’re recapping our 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2010, based on # of views and comments..

Did you have a favorite?

#1: Making Your New Year’s Resolutions a Reality: with nearly 100 comments and 10,000+ views, google tells us this was the "most viewed" blog post of the year.

#2: How to Eat to Lose Fat: This came in at a close second.  It doesn’t hurt that we gave away signed copies of Food Network Chef Ellie Krieger’s Cookbook!

#3: Dear Jillian Michaels: with nearly 230 Facebook ‘likes’, 86 blog comments, and 1000′s of views, this was certainly a popular post.  And we hear Jillian is leaving the Show.  Did our post have something to do with it?  Of course not…but…maybe?

#4: Do Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat?  Always a nice controversial topic — great to revisit if it’s been awhile.

#5: Eat Pizza to Lose Fat.  This is a personal favorite and has been viewed by several thousand people on youtube — since, well, I love pizza and this has a recipe and video to show just how to create an incredible pizza!

There you have it.  We’ve got plenty in store for 2011…make sure to forward our blog to family and friends who you care about. 

If you didn’t yet get a chance to listen in to the Success Coaching Call I did with Todd Durkin, you can listen to the replay to make sure 2011 is BETTER than ever.


Be a Better YOU! <<< Click to listen to the replay

Happy New Year!

Real Foods Challenge

Ifoods to lose fatt’s the time of year when everyone is making lists. 

Lists of what they need to accomplish in 2010.  Lists of what will be accomplished in 2011. 

Usually on top of the "resolution" list is to lose weight.

But rather than just tell yourself you want to lose weight, we have a REAL Challenge for you.

Losing weight is the endpoint goal.

Rather than looking at the endpoint, though, what about the process it takes to get there?

What we call "Process Goals."

And we’re putting out a process goal challenge for you — not just to lose weight, but completely change your life by giving you more energy, decreasing how often you get sick, allowing you to focus more, your skin will improve and much, much more.


It’s not a magic pill or potion.

It’s eating REAL FOODS.  Crazy, right?

What does that mean?

Eliminating packaged junk.

Going through your kitchen and tossing out processed food coloring that is sold as "food" (think chips, candy, etc)

Not drinking liquid sugar, more commonly called soda (or any other sugary drink loaded with calories).

Instead of those, Real Foods are:

  • Foods that fuel your body
  • Foods that have very few ingredients and are ones that you can actually pronounce

Foods that make the cuts include nuts (all types), veggies and fruit, wild seafood, beans, grains like quinoa, free range eggs and chicken, grass fed beef.  Ideally a lot of these will come from a local farmers market — of course that’s dependent on where you live and the climate — but the more local, the higher the nutrients, so aim to take advantage of Farmer’s Markets when possible. 

Does this mean you’ll have to cook some?  Sure does. (Pick up a magazine like Eating Well for ideas or consider our friends new cookbook with 134 unique recipes that fit our "real food challenge."

Does this mean the drive thru won’t be a regular stop for lunch or on the way home anymore?  Yup

Does this mean you’ll save a TON of money because eating out is expensive?  For sure.

And you know what else — you’ll feel like you’ve never felt before.

It has nothing to do with what the scale says — sure, that may move in the direction you want it as a results of eating REAL FOODS — but it’s not the goal of doing this.

Taking action is how you will achieve whatever it is you want.  Until then, success will be a struggle.



9 ‘Post Holiday Fat Loss’ Tips

We had such an amazing Christmas — so much fun with Ella and seeing everything through her eyes.  At 18 months old she’s still a tiny Amazing how fast time flies — the holidays are behind us — and 2011 is around the corner.

This week is a huge planning week for most … maybe a little work, maybe recovering from Christmas and travel, and maybe feeling like a ‘detox’ is in order after overindulging on waaaaay too many Christmas cookies.

Today’s post is about avoiding average.

The ‘average’ person gains 3-5 pounds during these last several weeks. 

But you know what keeps people ‘average’?  Not losing those 3-5 lbs after overindulging …

Start now rather than waiting until January 1 and you’ll be well on your way. 

9 Tips to Help you Avoid Being Average!

  1. Clean your house of all leftovers – if they’re not there, you won’t eat them.  It’s not the 1 day of Thanksgiving or Christmas that "hurts" you — it’s the days and weeks in between that do.
  2. Eliminate liquid calories – something you probably drank too much of over the last few weeks that will destroy your goals.  And I don’t mean replacing them with artificially sweetened "diet" products.  Drink water and unsweetened tea –like hot green or black tea — instead.
  3. Keep a detailed log — this alone will help you shed any holiday weight gain.  Write down the foods and drinks you eat and track your workouts.  It’s the best way to track your success!
  4. Hit the weights – get back to it today — get on it and kick those workouts into high gear.  We’re back at it Monday morning with our boot camp for women in Louisville … until then and for everyone else, get to it!
  5. Eat REAL foods. What does that mean?  It means eliminating packaged junk and eating REAL foods with loads of nutrients and void of adding sugars and other crappy ingredients.  I **HIGHLY** recommend a friend’s brand new cookbook that we’ve used a ton ourselves already — 134 savory recipes that help you burn fat?  Yes, please!
  6. Get more sleep.  Use this "down" week to get back to normal with your sleep — heading to bed early and aiming for 7-8 hours per night.  Sufficient sleep can cure disease and help you lose weight?  Worth it?  Thought so…
  7. Move more, more often.  The gym is great.  But you know what else is — getting outside and moving in general.  Walk, hike, sprint … whatever you like.  Just get outside and get fresh air.  Yup, it might be cold, but that’s what layers are for.  We took Ella outside to the park on Christmas Eve and she had a HUGE smile on her face, even when cold.  The more you can move, the better you’ll be. 
  8. Do something new.  If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.  We’re both exploring yoga this week … not waiting until next week, but starting now that we’re back in Louisville.  It’s something different for us and certainly will add variety to our workouts.
  9. Focus.  Most people try to do too much.  Do a few things great rather than a million thing poorly and then complaining that there’s no time.  Our 21 Day Fat Loss Jumpstart helps you with this — it gives you 21 days of meal plans, 21 days of detailed workouts, and 21 days of written and audio inspirations.  You have no option by to focus and achieve all your goals!


Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes — Try These!

fat burning recipe guideAhhh, we’re back in NJ hanging with my family for Christmas.  Ella is loving being with her Nonni and Grandpa.  We’re loving a little help with her and great cooking.  And it’s good to get a little R & R.

This week is crazy with the holidays — but I had to take a second to share this splurge meal (and recipe) we ate because I know you’ll love it — went to the track to do some sprints this morning (little cold, but it felt great to get out!), then had one of our favorite splurge meals.  Blueberry pancakes!  Awww, man did these taste good!

Now I’m not talking about adding some water to a box of Bisquick, smothering them with artificial syrup crap and calling it a day. 

This recipe is killer.  A friend of mine sent me an advanced copy of his brand new Plant Based Recipe Guide — 134 mouth watering recipes — that were created to get lean, build muscle, and just improve overall health. 

The one for Blueberry Pancakes on page 22 caught my eye immediately (it’s one of the 36 recipes JUST for breakfast alone!) — my entire family, including our 18 month old Ella, LOVED them!  



Buckwheat Blueberry Pancakes

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour

  •  ¼ cup ground flaxseeds

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg

  • 1 banana

  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup buckwheat flakes
 (or 1/2 cup whole oats, which we used because we had them)
  • ½ cup blueberries

  • Coconut oil


In a large bowl, mix together the flour, flaxseeds, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
In blender or food processor, blend the banana and water and then slowly add the dry mixture until smooth.  Add buckwheat flakes (or oats) and blueberries (leave some blueberries to top pancakes with).

Lightly oil a frying pan with some coconut oil over medium heat. 
Pour batter onto frying pan to the desired size of pancakes.
Cook for about 5 minutes on each side. 
Top with fresh blueberries and organic maple syrup.

Great stuff!  Definitely try these and let me know what you think. 

Check out a few other recipes they included — really anxious to try these:

Page 39 <<<–Basil Walnut Pesto (super easy, tons of flavor, and loads of nutrients)
Page 55 <<<–White Bean Spread (PERFECT Christmas appetizer)
Page 82  <<<–Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Page 104 <<<–Black Bean Soft Tacos (great quick lunch!)
Page 110 <<<–Chocolate Pudding (who doesn’t love dessert)
Page 112 <<<– Sweet Potato Pudding (can’t wait to try this one)

FYI — in the spirit of the holidays, the recipe guide with 134 savory recipes is on sale for just 3 days — just $19.95 (and since it’s a digital product, it’s great to just print out what you want and keep it by you while prepping the food).

PS: I’m going to try another recipe and will share it with you Friday … stay tuned! 

Goal Setting vs. Goal Achieving

We had an incredible response to our blog earlier this week asking to post your goals for 2011 …

…over 120 comments on the blog and Facebook.

Thank you — as I said, when you’re accountable, you’re successful.

"What gets measured gets done."  Peter Drucker

Today we wanted to talk more about some specifics — more than just being accountable. 

Take a look back at 2010.  Are you finishing this year where you wanted to be?

Physically?  Financially?  Mentally? 

If you’re not where you want to be, why not?  Reflecting on past "mistakes" is the best way to learn and then improve.

Are you lacking the proper tools to achieve your goals?  If your goals are physical, Mohr Results Boot Camp is the answer for women in Louisville.

Are you lacking the education?  Figure out what it will take to get that — books, seminars, etc.

Interestingly, we got a ton of emails asking HOW to set goals — many people have never done this and didn’t know where or how to start.  We do this daily on a personal and business level.  The reason, like I mentioned above, is "what gets measured gets done." 

If there’s not way to measure success, it’s impossible to determine your level of improvement. 

One program that we really have found useful for accountability is by a friend of ours in the UK, Dax Moy.  He came up with a program called the Magic Hundred, which is all about goal achieving as it holds you accountable for ONE HUNDRED DAYS!  Imagine how successful you’ll be when you’re consistently working on something day in and day out for nearly 1/3 of the year. 

Most people forget about their New Year’s Resolutions by the end of January … 88% of people, in fact.

>>>>The Goal Achieving Program that works <<<—- click here


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