January 11, 2013
Sam: What’s up everybody? This is your boy, Sam. We got Stephanie and Francis in the house. We are going to lose 20 pounds in six weeks. And this girl, can you believe me? She emailed saying, “Is 4:30 too early for you?” You must not know me girl.
Stephanie: I did not.
Sam: What’s date? The 10th?
Armando: The 10th.
Sam: December 10th, we’re going to weigh in. Stephanie, step on up and we’ll see what you got here. Is it Stephanie or what? First, Stephanie first, 211.9. So we need to get down to 180 …
Sam: No, no, 191.9.
Sam: What’s up, Steph?
Steph: What’s up?
Sam: Today is less than – actually, less than six weeks.
Steph: Five weeks.
Sam: It’s five weeks from the time you weighed in. So today is what? The 11th?
Sam: Yeah, January 11th. So about five weeks ago, we weighed you in at 211.9 and now is five weeks. And you have six weeks to lose 20 pounds but now it’s five weeks. All right?
Sam: So, let’s check you out. Let’s check you out. That’s my challenge to you because you can get your training for free. 191.5 so 20.3 pounds in five weeks.
Sam: Now, let me ask you a question. Did you actually believe that you could have done that?
Sam: When you first started?
Sam: You couldn’t, right? OK. Now, was it easy or was it hard?
Steph: It was hard.
Sam: OK. Was it worth it?
Sam: That’s what I’m talking about. So, you have to get out of your comfort zone. I know you worked your ass off. You worked your ass off and I’ve seen you coming here more right now it’s like 5:00 o’clock in the morning. You ought to be here an hour.
Sam: So to people who think that they can’t do it, what do you have to say?
Steph: You can do it. You can do it. You can do it. You can do it.
Sam: And you just got out of your comfort zone and you just came in and you just followed the game plan and …
Steph: Stop making excuses.
Sam: Awesome. That’s what I – awesome. See you soon.
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January 8, 2013
I never forget.
The year was 1994
I was in my senior year at Penn State (don’t judge)
I was taking 21 units
Working 30 hours a week as a bouncer (stop laughing)
And getting ready for Mr. Pittsburgh bodybuilding competition. (training 2 hours a day and on a very strict diet)
2 weeks before the competition I completely lost it.
I woke in the middle of the night and told myself I can’t do this anymore.
I got in my car and drove around
The donut shop.
December 25, 2012
Most people will indulge at least a few times, but the nature of these indulgences and their frequency are what will determine whether you’ll be starting the new year with a weight loss resolution.
Let’s go over a few of the top holiday season eating tips that you should remember so that you don’t see the weight gain most people do once Christmas wraps up.
Don’t Eat Standing
The first quick tip to remember with regards to holiday eating is that you should avoid eating while standing up. If you’re nibbling on food here and there, it’s going to really add up over time and in most cases, people won’t even realize that they’re actually eating.
It’s far too easy to stand there and snack while having a discussion with someone, so make it a general rule this holiday season that you can only eat if you’re sitting down at a table.
This will go a long way towards preventing mindless eating.
December 20, 2012
Sam: It’s your boy, Sam, from Fitness Concepts with GI Jane, my long-time client. She’s going to step up and take the six-week transformation. So today is December 10th and we’re going to step up. I think we got February 3rd, right?
Armando: No, no, it’s actually going to be January 18th.
Sam: January 18th is going to be six weeks?
Sam: Oh, we got crunch time through the holidays. Let’s see what you got.
Jane: She’s on?
Sam: She’s on. 146.2. So now, we’re going to get down to 126.2 by January 18th. Ready to do this?
Jane: I’m ready.
Sam: Let’s do it.
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