Most great peop…

24 10 2013

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.

Napoleon Hill





The principles …

24 10 2013

The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.

Thomas S. Monson





CinchItUp Club, Join Me In Helping Lighten The Earth!

18 09 2012

I talked a bit about the CinchItUp Club page that I created on FaceBook last post, but here is my first photo upload to that page.  It’s been 4 weeks since I started Cinch and I have lost over 10 Lbs.  I will be posting how many inches I’ve lost once I find my measuring tape. LOL!  But for now, I leave you with the visual loss I have experienced.  I am passionate about loosing weight, and also helping others in their journey.  I would love to have anyone that is loosing weight or wanting to lose weight to join my FaceBook page.  I want to see people succeed and achieve their goals.  So let’s team up and keep each other motivated!

http://www.facebook.com/CinchItUpClub

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Click on the picture because it is a side by side comparison after 4 weeks!





Loosing Weight is a Cinch!

14 09 2012

As you have probably noticed from my previous posts, I’m focusing on weight loss lately!  I will be posting pictures next week of my first month doing Cinch (Shaklee Weight Loss Program).  So far I have lost 8 pounds in 3.5 weeks!  Not only have I lost weight, but I’m loosing inches.  In fact last night was the first time in years that I have been able to put my actual wedding ring on!  It’s an amazing feeling seeing the transformation.

But not only am I loosing weight, I am starting to run more regularly.  Last week I did an 8.4 mile and a 7.1 mile run.  Both of which I felt great doing.  It has motivated me to look into doing a triathlon next spring and possibly more next year.  It’s amazing the feeling that comes from freeing yourself of the bondage which is being overweight.  I’m looking for people that have the same vision, to join with me to keep each other motivated on the path to health.  If you have already lost weight, and have some insight for the rest of us, I want you to share!  If you need help in setting goals, lets get it done!  Wherever you stand right now, if your vision is to get healthy or help others get healthy please join me and let’s start a positive trend in our country!

If you would like to join me, and help motivate each other in the quest to loose weight I’ve created a Facebook page located here.

https://www.facebook.com/CinchItUpClub

The goal of the page is to give an open forum to anyone looking to loose weight.  It will also have ideas on meals, training, products, and tools to help in your quest!  Please join me, and let’s get the weight loss revolution going as a team!

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” ~ La Rochefoucauld





Food for Thought…….or Waist

21 08 2012

ImageAs we push along in our daily lives, what direction are we going?  Are we going in the direction that a majority of the globe is going or are we headed down a better path?  Recently at a business conference there was a lot of talk about obesity and the direction that a majority of the population is headed.  Then came a word that I think sums it up perfectly “globesity!”  Meaning that it’s not just America that is in the obesity phase it is actually a global epidemic.  Here are some statistics that could really help in opening your mind and setting you on a path to health and wellness.

In 1980 the USA was in the low 40% range for overweight people, now we are at over 65% overweight.

Also in 1980 we were around 15% obese, and now we are around 35% of the US is obese.

But, it isn’t just America that is suffering the increases, although we are the most drastic.  Here are a few other stats that are what really worry me.

Our kids age 5-17 in America!  Our Boys are 35% overweight or obese and our Girls are 35.9%.  We are only second to Greece with our kids being overweight.

Also, 5-10% of the US overall health expenditures are due to obesity.  That number will continue to grow because of health problems created from obesity!!  If you are carrying 33 extra pounds around, that can raise your risk of early death by 30%!!

So what should we do about it?  Well, diet is the answer.  But it can’t just be any diet.  Why not you ask?  Because a lot of diets help you loose weight and once you are done you gain back what you lost or more.  Why is this?  What happens when you loose weight on most of these diets is that while you are loosing fat, you are also loosing muscle.  Muscle is like your bodies fat burning furnace.  If you loose that along with the fat, then when you start to gain weight again you don’t have the fire to help combat the gain.

I have started on the Shaklee Cinch program, and here are the reasons why I’ve done so, and the hesitation I had to begin with.

1. I had to be sold on the idea of a 2 shake weight loss program. (That was a tough one)  The shakes needed to provide enough for my body so that I wasn’t hungry all day.  Done!

2. I want to loose weight in inches and pounds (fat) but keep my muscle.  The research behind the Shaklee Cinch products is astounding.  And it has been shown to burn fat, and keep muscle.

3. Needed to be backed by solid research and a solid company.  Once again, Shaklee puts a lot of money into research and it shows.  Shaklee has been around for 56 years and they continue to bring high quality products to the consumers.

4. Once I was done with the program, I move to 1 shake (breakfast) and healthy foods to maintain my weight.  Easy peesy!  Once again I don’t really eat breakfast, so this will be easily done.

These were some thoughts I had before starting.  One of the most important thing for loosing weight and keeping it off is…..changing habits.  We need to start eating healthier foods!  That usually means cooking!

Enough of my thoughts on weight loss!  I hope you find this information helpful, and if you are interested in learning some more about Shaklee Cinch go here: madsen-associated.myshaklee.com





Opening Up….To Success

26 07 2012

My thoughts today have been aimed at how everyone and anyone can become successful.  I realized that to be successful there are a few things that you must have.  I’m not talking about “the government” I’m talking about what a person needs in themselves to be successful.

Confidence is a must for success.  Knowledge is important, but not quite as important as confidence.  Drive is also very important, when you can push yourself to do what other’s might not think you can do is invaluable.  But, I started thinking that opening up, might just be one of the more important aspects of gaining success.

I don’t just mean opening up to people you are working with, or selling to, I mean opening up to the reality of success.  You have to have it built into you that you “can” be successful before you “will” be successful.  So on this Thursday afternoon, look at yourself and ask yourself if you are open to success.  If you said no, then try to figure out what can help you change that to a yes and get yourself on the road to success.  My 2 cents for the day!





Happiness is a state of being!

5 04 2012

In life we are blessed with so many different choices.  One of which is how we look at our life.  Do we go through the day dreading every task or chore, or do we embrace the fact that we are alive and enjoying another day of life?  Since you are sitting at your computer or on your phone or iPad, let’s try something.  In my last post I talked about Smiling and the effect that it can have on yourself and others.  Let’s try putting together Happiness, and Smiling as a little drill.  If you are like me sitting here, you probably have a blah face.  Meaning you aren’t smiling or frowning, just being blah.  Let’s try putting a smile on your face………….see how that feels?  Doesn’t it almost instantly change your demeanor?  If we can all work on smiling, and remembering all of our blessings we will begin working our way to happiness.  Happiness is not just when you get a new car, or toy, or outfit, it is something that can be had at all times.  It is a matter of controlling our thoughts and creating an environment for thoughts of good things that we have in life, and removing the thoughts that will bring us down.

How much more will we accomplish if we can work with a smile and an understanding that we should be happy that we can work?  I would go out on a limb and say we can accomplish considerably more when you attack a job with a good attitude.  So as I conclude my thoughts for the day, I’d like to challenge all of you, and myself to try and keep a smile on our faces as much as possible the next couple of days.  I would love to hear comments or thoughts on your experiences with trying this.  But for now, have a great rest of the day and remember smile and be happy!