Archive for the ‘Lifestyle Adjustment’ Category

Wednesday, January 4th 2017

How to Leverage the January Effect for Fitness Success

------------------------------- IMPORTANT NOTE: Everything I'm sharing on this page and in the video applies to both MEN and WOMEN... On this note - the new website and podcast will also be "Co-Ed". -------------------------------

Leverage the January Effect for Eternal Fitness Success

Each month we shoot at least 2-3 videos for our private clients at the SCULPTAFIT Studio... The videos get loaded into a private access area for Studio Clients so they can view if they were unable to attend a seminar or workshop... And any new clients who join in the future can access the video sessions at a later date. SIDE NOTE: I'm thinking about making these videos (sample is below), or some of them, available on the new website which will be going live very soon. If you're interested in that idea, please let me know in the comment box at the bottom of this page. TODAY, as a special gift and "thank you" for all your great feedback - and simply for "being here" - I thought it would be helpful if I shared one of our recent seminars that we hosted for the New Year Kick-Off... Here it is... (click the play button) Take-Away TIP: Watch the video session with paper (or note-card) and pen in hand. I share some powerful concepts that some clients call "Aha Moments"... Feel free to share your "Aha Moment" in the box below and if you have any questions, please post below too. In addition to the seminar/workshop style videos like you see above, me and the SCULPTAFIT Coaching Team will also be recording Home/Office/Travel (H.O.T.) Exercise videos for our clients of the Studio for when they go on the road - and to guide them on the days they are not in the SCULPAFIT Studio... If you're also interested in having access to some of those please let me know below... As It could be something I bring into the new website and podcast when it goes live. Your trainer for LIFE, - Joey Atlas
Saturday, September 17th 2016

Latest Fitness Updates from AtlasVille (Photos Included)

First and foremost I want to share a recent photo taken between sessions at the SCULPTAFIT Studio

My Coaching Team has special orders (from me) to only allow me in the Studio "in small doses"... so when I do get in there, we have some fun.
sculptafit-studio-candid-coaches-clients-and-joey-2 SCULPTAFIT Coaches, Clients and Creator
Just to help put that photo into perspective - here's a "Before" photo of the Studio space from about 8 months ago:
sculptafit-studio-before-photo
If the photos above spark any questions, thoughts or comments, please scroll down to the comment box and write me there - you know I love hearing from you :-)

Next up: Recalls, Warnings and an Informative "Gluten-Free" Document

1 - You may have seen the NutriMost Fat Loss ads in your local sales flyers and coupon magazines - or maybe even walked by one in your local strip mall... WARNING - Stay Clear of the Scam. Here's why: A Skeptical Look at the NutriMost Fat Loss System [caption id="attachment_1893" align="alignnone" width="140"]BEWARE BEWARE the SCAM[/caption] 2 - The Gluten-Free Diet: Recognizing Fact, Fiction, and Fad http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(16)30062-2/pdf 3 - Expanded Recall of Ground Tumeric Powder Due to Elevated Lead Levels I've mentioned my inclusion of Turmeric in my daily diet a little ways back. I do this 2 ways. One is by adding top quality turmeric powder to salads, and veggies. The other is by high quality supplementation. The links above show you several food grade powder brands that have been recalled. Good to see if you also have added Turmeric to your daily nutrition plan. 4 - DEA Announces Intent to Schedule Kratom https://www.dea.gov/divisions/hq/2016/hq083016.shtml The DEA is aware of 15 kratom-related deaths between 2014 and 2016. 5 - Smart Lipo product contains undeclared Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein. http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/2016/ucm515915.htm Sibutramine, the active ingredient in the obesity drug Meridia, was removed from the U.S. market in October 2010 because it can substantially increase blood pressure and pulse rate in some individuals, and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. This drug may also interact, in life-threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking. Desmethylsiburamine is similar to sibutramine.
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Monday, August 22nd 2016

The #1 Reason I Quit ALL Alcohol (Beer, Wine, Spirits)

The journey of our lifetime presents us with opportunities to make choices for a better life...

And even though the forces of society can make it extremely difficult to see these choices, let alone realize we have a personal freedom, and innate ABILITY to choose - it can be a monumental challenge when faced with an opportunity for positive self-development...

Today I share with you, one of my recent "choices".

If you've been reading my posts and articles for a while, you'll already know that I put a lot of thought, energy and effort into improving various aspects of my life. For example: 1 - I no longer subscribe to TV/cable service. I gave TV up long ago, so I could focus in self-stimulation and growth. And remove the 'default' temptation of 'the tube' from the down-time options of my kids. (now we interact more, go for walks, play cards, read, etc...) 2 - I meditate almost every morning after my morning run/walk, keep a simple gratitude journal, and also read at least a few pages of enlightening writings, BEFORE the sun even comes up. 3 - I routinely read, and speak to people wiser than me, about relationship development and "how to manifest (consciously create the right conditions for) the ideal relationship". I've made book recommendations in some of my previous posts on this site, for anyone interested in attracting a better partner, to create a rewarding and fulfilling relationship. (Hint: this involves LOTS of positive work on yourself first, in order for you to have CLARITY on what an ideal match should look and feel like :-)

Today, though, I touch on a simple but powerful choice of becoming someone "who doesn't drink"...

It's important to note, that alcohol was never an addictive problem for me (even though I started at a young age, 14yo)... And even trying to use it as medication when I had the most (physically) painful 6 months of my life, living with a bulging lumbar disc, several years ago - it never 'hooked' me into becoming addicted. If you remember, I quit wine a few years ago, because it was causing problems with my sleep patterns. No thank you on that one. SLEEP is the life-giver and didn't want something messing that up. Goodbye wine... It was nice to know you. BUT, it was easy to keep finding "reasons" to keep drinking craft beers and spirits. Even saying "I'm a social drinker.." was kind of silly... 'Social' or not, it was still drinking. Truth be told, I could go months and months without even thinking of a drink. And just the same there were weeks where I could have a few every night with dinner... And sometimes too much.

But I never "needed" it...

And in the last year or so, I just kept feeling like dropping alcohol could be an easy and big step forward in my personal commitment to optimal health and longevity. And setting yet an even better example for those around me. A few "messages from the universe" came to me in a sequence, in a short amount of time. Those messages were: 1 - At certain times, my "self" would ask me a question; "Why am I going to drink this organic beer with dinner?" "Why can't I just drink something else?" "Do I really need this?", "Is this doing me ANY good?" All my honest answers indicated there was ZERO need or reason to have a few with dinner. Simple. 2 - I came a across a recent article about the fight to get "Causes/Increases Risk of Cancer" on alcoholic beverage labels. And then I started to dig deeper - and everything I found just reinforced my decision to cut it out of my life. Here's a great infographic from cancerresearchuk.org, illustrating my point:
alcohol cancer infographic
3 - Then, my friend (and Cellulite Success Story), Karie Lynn mentioned on a recent phone catch-up (the day before 4th of July) "Oh, I don't drink."... This came about as we were talking about the self-abusive antics people participate on on the 4th of July.. All the excessive drinking and eating that goes on, etc...
[caption id="attachment_1846" align="alignnone" width="225"]Cellulite Success Story Karie Lynn Swimsuit Cellulite Success Story Karie Lynn[/caption]
When Karie, said that - it echoed a few times in my mind... And then I started saying it to myself; "I don't drink." That night I "added it all up" and made my decision final; "I don't drink." And that was it... I haven't missed it, haven't craved it, don't regret it... As a matter of fact, I feel more alive, more "in-tune" with myself and more connected to the world around me. It's a subtle shift, but definite for sure. Everything about my life is even better than before. I want to add something here... Going back to the roots of the alcohol industry... The pioneers of booze & hooch knew there were massive riches in supplying the public with a 'consumable numbing agent' and with the legalization of it, way back when.. it has become a multi, multi Billion dollar "legal drug" industry that will never go away. It's up to us, as individuals, to step out of that 'matrix', and rise above it if we know it is the right choice, based on out long term values and our personal goals. Sure, plenty of people "drink responsibly", but knowing the risk of cancer increases substantially with alcohol consumption makes the "drinking responsibly" angle irrelevant. I want to live long and strong... I want to 'Live to the Max'... Dropping drinking is another big step up the ladder of positive motion for positive results - in ALL areas of life. Any thoughts, questions, comments about today's post - or about the possibility of an "Atlas/SCULPTAFIT Female Fitness Retreat Weekend" to kick of the New Year, 2017, here in North Florida - please just post below. I'd LOVE to hear from you! :-) Your trainer for life, Joey Atlas
Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Naughty or Nice?

I'm making my list - and checking it twice... So, I need to know if you've been naughty, or nice... 2015 is coming to a close soon - and 2016 arrives in just a few weeks - so it's time for a quick reflection and time to look to the future - as the only way to have the future you desire - is to create it. So... Before you post your reply in the comments section at the bottom of this post... I guess it's only fair if I go first...

Truth is - I've been both naughty and nice...

First - the naughty: 1 - I've sworn a bit more this year than I've wanted to. But have already put the clamps down on it. It's a choice based on values really - not a reaction that can't be controlled - or a habit that can't be dropped. 2 - Been going to bed too late. I find myself still up at almost midnight and this has to be changed. I'm not doing anything bad in those evening hours... Just staying up late, after my youngest goes to sleep, to do some more work - or read for a bit... Even though innocently spending that time - I feel the need to shift my bedtime to an earlier hour (stay tuned). 3 - I haven't shared as much gratitude as I could. Some here and some there - but it needs to become a ritual. So, I may crack open a gratitude journal and aim for a daily entry - even if only one sentence. (those of you who do this know how powerful it can be). That's it for naughty, lol...

Now - the nice:

1 - I've started waking up at about 5:45am - to get a head start on the day - and finish my morning run and meditation before my youngest wakes up for school. 2 - I've cut-down the amount of organic beer/ale to maybe once or twice per month - on a weekend here or there. Not that I was taking in "too much".. but it has become important to me to cut back and just enjoy a little here and there... Sometimes I can go months without. 3 - Eating less chocolate. (still need some daily :-) 4 - Being even kinder and friendlier to strangers and new people I meet. Giving random, but genuine, compliments. (this can make someone's day). 5 - Being even more interactive with my kids. In efforts of total-life, continuous improvement - interaction with my kids is something I continue to work at (I sense they appreciate it.) 6 - Reading daily/nightly. I want to evolve into my full potential and reading is one of the strongest tools for this. I want to build a successful women's fitness studio brand (a revolutionary movement, actually), I want to create an awesomely amazing relationship some day, I want to live a life of wisdom and make an impact on people I come in contact with... I want to be an example for others to emulate - to make this world a better place... Reading, internalizing and acting on the new knowledge gained is how to make all those happen.

So, how about you?

Naughty? Nice? Or maybe a bit of both? I'd love to know - so please use the space below. Your trainer for life, Joey Atlas
Monday, November 16th 2015

I’d Love to Hear From YOU

I have a big question for you...

What would you like me to focus on for   new blog posts as we move closer to   the New Year - and into 2016?

PLEASE write your request in the box below... I'm looking forward to hearing from you!! Your trainer for life, Joey Atlas