Miracle Cure-All (unusual)

gratitudeMy subject line may have been a bit mis-leading, but as far as I’m concerned, a host of issues can be solved with one thing: GRATITUDE.

Whenever I’m feeling down, I know it’s time to start to count my blessings and reach out to help others, it works every time for me.

It’s a good time of year to consider all the many things to be thankful for since it’s Thanksgiving here in Canada.

We celebrated yesterday with our non-traditional lasagne dinner. My kids get turkey’d out at their dad’s family gathering so our tradition is pretty non-traditional, but it was lovely.

I have three things for you today…

I have information about how to apply for my new coaching program.

I have a ‘fun’ workout for you.

peteANDkellBut first, I wanted to honor a good friend and ask for your prayers for his family. My webmaster, Pete Porzuczek suddenly passed away a week ago today. His wife, Kelly is devastated as she not only lost her husband, but also business partner and best friend.

Kelly and Pete have been my virtual ‘right hand’ for over 10 years for all things web related. Kelly actually did most of my work, but Pete was always there to help out. I was one of the few fortunate ones to meet Pete. As you can well imagine, being a webmaster involves having many clients and contacts that you never actually meet in person. These people are as honest and hard working as the day is long.

I urged Kelly to provide us a way to help her and so she reluctantly made this page. Pete passed away while they were on holidays. As you can well imagine, this added to the stress and trauma for Kelly not even being at home. If you’d like to send an encouraging message, or even make a donation, you can do so here. Her email is webmaster@pineconecomputing.com if you’d like to send a message.

quickstartRemember how I was working on the Challenge Fit Club? Well, I’m very excited to be releasing that program to you, but progress on all things technical is a little behind partially due to this tragedy.

The good news is that the program is done and videos are being processed as I write this. The launch is a little later than expected but in the meantime I’ve decided to get gong on something else.

My online coaching program will use the Challenge Fit Club modules. You’ll work with me and a gang of like-minded people to ‘challenge and change your physique’. I’m super excited about it.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The purpose of this group is to CHALLENGE and IMPROVE your current fitness level (obviously).
  • We’ll undertake challenging workouts together, but the challenges are totally scalable – you are competing with YOURSELF.
  • You’ll get a NEW program every 21 days.
  • You’ll be ACCOUNTABLE to me and the group for your daily training.
  • I’m looking for people with similar goals because this is the ‘secret sauce’ to making things work.
  • We’ll address your nutrition needs with a doable plan. (Your physique WILL change – for most of you that means FAT LOSS.)
  • As for nutrition – you’ll get a proven plan, get support and report in daily.
  • You need to be able to commit to this process for 90 days.
  • You need to be SERIOUS about your goals.
  • This coaching plan will get you through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years – the time of year nearly everyone puts on weight.
If you think that this is something that you’d like to get in, then you can apply HERE.

Enrollment is limited, the program is now more than half full.

I’m asking for applications and screening carefully to ensure that everyone is a good fit for the program. I won’t invite you into the group if I don’t think you can benefit. ‘Peer pressure’ is a good thing in this kind of group, so in addition to being accountable to ME, you’ll have the group on your case. This is the ‘secret sauce’ to success.

If you want to work together for 90 days with other like minded people to help you meet your fitness and fat loss goals, then fill in the application.

It’s a 90 day commitment.

The program runs from October 19nd to January 15th.

Anyone who says, ‘oh but it’s Christmas’, or ‘I can’t train through the holidays’ – this is NOT for you. This group will FIND A WAY to train and eat reasonably so that you’ll conquer your training and weight issues through every holiday in these 90 days.  

The total ONE-TIME investment is $299 for all 90 days and a one-time investment is the only option. This shows me you’re really serious this time, which is the only people I want to work with. (My sincere apologies to a few folks yesterday who went to the payment page only to find the program double in price due to S&H added on – of course this was MY glitch since I set up the payment button without Pete or Kelly’s help.)

Click on the link below to apply and I’ll see if we’re a good fit. And at the end of the next 90 days, you’re going to look and feel completely different. Just imagine it – looking and feeling your best ever at Christmas and starting the New Year as a NEW YOU.

Click here to apply for the Elite Coaching Program

 And onto the workout for today…

Now this one is an oldie but a goodie…but if you’re Canadian, you’ll want to boost your metabolism by doing this before your Thanksgiving dinner. (If you do it after, well, I can’t guarantee that your dinner will stay put.)

Do you have 10 minutes? Then you can get a full body kick a$$ workout in.

This is a ‘RIST’ style workout, that means ‘reps in specific time’. The goal is to get 15 reps the first set and count down every set after. Each set is one minute long.

The exercise is everyone’s favourite: the BURPEE!

Now you can follow along with me or you can do this on your own.

To spice things up, I’ve added a different burpee variation for each of the 10 sets. You can do my variation, do your own or just do regular burpees. For this workout, I did NOT do the push up except for one set.

Here are the variations I did for each set:
15. regular burpee
14. rev lunge burpeeburpees gotta finish
13. burpee with push up
12. double jump burpee
11. mountain climber burpee (Duh! I forgot to do #11 in the video)
10. get up burpee
9. plank jack burpee
8. lateral lunge burpee
7. tuck jump burpee
6. RDL burpee
5. sit out burpee