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Last week I stumbled across a cute little cartoon that showed a dog sitting high up in a tree beside a surprised cat. The cat looks at the dog, clearly wondering how the dog got up the tree. Dog turns to the cat and says, "Sheer will, I tell ya. Sheer will."

Brilliant message!

As a mentor of mine, once said, "You can get any job done through sheer force of will." I believe it.

Here are 7 tips to transform your body:

1) Create the Right Mindset

Believe in yourself. I know you can do it, and I want you to believe it too.

2) Get Social Support

Surround yourself with the right people. Get a nutrition buddy, a workout friend, or even a trainer. Positive people will support you and help you get results.

3) Plan, shop, & prepare

Nothing beats nutrition when it comes to transforming your body, so make sure you plan your program. Make sure you have the right food ready for every time.

4) Structure your workouts

Don't just wing it. You have to have a plan in place, just like you do with your workouts. This is key.

Make sure you have your bodyweight circuit warm-up, followed by your strength training supersets, and then your interval training.

5) Stick to your guns

You will have people trying to pull you down BUT never let anyone stop you or get in your way. Be LOUD and PROUD of your choices. That is why you will succeed. Believe in you.

6) Never stop. Always keep moving ahead.

It doesn't matter how old you are. It doesn't matter if your knees hurt, your back is sore. Nothing can stop you.

7) Fail forward.

There is no failure - only results. That means that everything is really just an experiment, and we'll learn from our mistakes so that next time we succeed.

Never give up. Never stop. You can do it. Believe in you, I do!

For those of you completely frustrated with that 4 letter word DIET.....

....Remember.....you haven’t failed the diets the diets have failed you!

• Most diets are mass-produced and not designed just for you
• Diets have awful-tasting food
• You feel deprived, hungry, and have cravings
• Diets are inconvenient to follow at home, at work, and at restaurants
• Diets make you feel left out of social situations
• You lose weight at first, then plateau and get discouraged
• You end up cheating, feeling guilty, and quitting the diet


Pop 'Til Ya Drop!

Here's a challenge....coming up with a rockin' swap for this cheesy fried finger food, Poppers. Luckily, a favorite fiber-packed cereal saved the day (as usual). BTW, if you've never tried fake-frying by baking items covered in low-calorie cereal crumbs, DO IT NOW!!! (Sorry, got carried away there.) Bake up a batch (or two - they'll go fast!) this Football Sunday, and you and your poppers will be the life of the party. Touchdown!
Ingredients:
5 whole, fresh jalapenos
1/4 cup fat-free cream cheese
1/4 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Fiber One cereal
1/4 cup Egg Beaters, Original
Optional: salt, pepper and/or garlic powder

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Halve the jalapenos lengthwise, and remove the seeds, stems, and membranes (Heads Up: Be VERY careful when handling jalapenos; wash hands frequently and well, and avoid touching your face and eyes). Wash halves and dry them very well; set aside. Next, stir to combine cream cheese and cheese shreds. If desired, season cheese mixture with salt, pepper, and/or garlic powder. Using a blender, grind Fiber One to a breadcrumb-like consistency. If you like, season crumbs with salt, pepper, and/or garlic powder. Place crumbs in one small dish and Egg Beaters in another. Stuff each pepper half with cheese mixture. Next, carefully coat both sides of each pepper half with Egg Beaters, and then with Fiber One crumbs. Place peppers on a baking pan sprayed with nonstick spray, and place in oven. Cook for 25 minutes (for very spicy poppers) to 30 minutes (medium-hot poppers). Makes 10 poppers.














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