Got Resolution Need Motivation?

by Gavan on January 4, 2010

So here we are guys in 2010. I still haven’t gotten used to writing it, which is a bummer for my landlord with my rent check (a genuine mistake as far as he knows). That aside, the New Year already seems full of promise, hope and good energy doesn’t it? I think a lot of good things are going to happen this year and I think we’re all ready for them!

If you’re like me, and many others, you’ll have made some new years resolutions. I’m sure there are the usual ones: to stop smoking, get fit, eat better, be a better friend and so on. Whatever you decide to try and do I’m sure you’ll give it a go…..for a few weeks anyway. Hey, whatever it takes to get us to try and change for the better is a good thing in my book (no matter how long we try it out) and if the start of a new year happens to be our motivation, that’s all well n’ good as it’s a good a time as any to make a change.

If you work in a gym or even own one this is a good month for you! January is the month that most gym memberships are opened and Feb/March are the months you won’t see those new members for dust. Easy money! Don’t get me wrong, they all mean to go and get themselves healthy and in better shape but maybe don’t realise they actually need to go there to do it. Getting healthy and fit definitely takes time, commitment and motivation–and sometimes that’s precisely what’s lacking in new years resolutions don’t you agree?

Those of you who know me and have been following my site will know that I work a lot with celeb trainer Valerie Waters. Val has been a good friend of mine for a number of years, ever since she was Cindy Crawford’s trainer and I was Cindy’s chef. She has some great fitness programs on the market, Action Hero Babe being her latest and greatest (as they say). Val asked me to create an e-cookbook specifically for this program and of course I said YES! I created this with her clients in mind so it’s full of healthy recipes that are all Valerie Waters and “AHB approved”. I even made a short video showing off the book with my awesome recipes along with my pretty face as a bonus, wink wink.
The AHB program was designed for “All the single ladies, all the single ladies” (no, not really–I just couldn’t resist, a bit sad isn’t it?). This exercise program is perfect for those women who want to get fit and healthy this year.* Originally created for Hollywood’s leading ladies who were cast in action roles (Jennifer Garner, Cindy Crawford, Rachel Nichols, Carrie Ann Moss, Jessica Biel…the list goes on and on) this program is designed to create a lean and sculpted body in challenging yet short workout sessions (just 45 minutes for you busy lasses) in the privacy of your own home (saving you the monthly gym membership) or even at the gym (if you already signed up). Everything you need to get started comes with the program along with my e-cookbook which is thrown in for FREE. Not too shabby I think. My missus is doing this program and she loves it. Don’t believe me? She so graciously agreed to be honest below:

Hey y’all, the Missus here–
Truth be told I’ve fallen off the wagon a bit. When the AHB program made its big debut I was gung-ho about it, working the program diligently. I saw results in just 4 weeks, especially in my “problem areas” and I can’t tell you how amazing that felt. I often wonder why it is that women are so hard on ourselves with our body image but to feel my confidence improve just from seeing even the slightest results was radiating. Then the holidays came, I was traveling a bit, I had some family things going on (it was Thanksgiving after all), I caught a cold, and oh those pies….Needless to say it all got the best of me and my AHB workouts slid down the ranks on my to-do list. But this is a new year and today is Monday (I usually start my new diets/workout routines on Mondays for some reason) and today is the day I’m jumping back on the horse. When I was doing the program I kept a journal of my workouts and of how it made me feel to see results and I took my measurements before during and after along with photos of my progression–all of which I use as motivation to saddle up again. I’ve done Val’s workout programs before, with great results, though this program is quicker and with video. Now I know exactly what I’m supposed to be doing with the exercises. Yay for video! Here’s more testimonial about the program while I was actually doing it. I promise if you are looking to get in shape fast without getting stuck working out for hours at a time, this is the ticket. Just know you’re not alone. Are you ready to take the challenge with me?

How can you go wrong with a good workout program that also includes good healthy recipes? You’re killing two birds with one stone! Feeling inspired yet?
Perhaps I can convince the Missus to write about her journey here. What do you think?

*Of course not to leave the guys out, they’re also creating the male version so stay tuned for that update.

Whatever you decide to improve this year I hope 2010 brings lots of positivity, good health and prosperity to you and yours! Cheers!

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