Renewing Your Fitness Goals After Weight Loss Camp

September 13, 2013 By: consultant 11 Comments

IMG_2364I am writing this blog to all past guests. Whether you were with us at one of our weight loss camps this season, last season or any prior seasons, I’d like to re-emphasize your journey.

 
Those of you who have been home for some time, know it can be hard to translate an exercise routine from a structured program like ours to your home life. But I would like to remind you that it is never to late to start fresh. If things didn’t work out quite as you had planned when you returned home, ask yourself, why? What was it that made it hard? What can you take away as a learning experience from previous attempts at weight loss? Is there anything that could help alleviate some of the stress?

 
There is one thing I know about this situation, and that is that there’s no such thing as failure if something can be learned from the experience. Let’s face it, we can always learn something from our mistakes of the past, sometimes, we just have to look a little deeper than the surface. For those of you who have fallen off the fitness wagon, I challenge you to think about the steps that lead you there and take what you can out of them to make you a happier and healthier person moving forward. Then, I would like you to use this information, dust yourself off, get back up and get back in the game.

 
When you joined us, you made a promise to yourself to meet a goal, to get from point A to point B. We want to help you keep that promise to yourself.
So here I am asking you, have you been staying true to that promise? It’s okay to be honest with yourself. If you’re one that has been successful at home or that has not been home long enough to know, use these thoughts to prepare yourself for possible hard times in the future. However, if the transition has not gone as planned, let’s address this. Even if you started the transition smoothly but fell off the wagon recently, how can you change direction and start moving forward again? To better help you at home, we would like to provide you with some tools.

 
The Shane Team and I will be posting regular fitness and nutrition blogs with topics relevant to fitness, nutrition, healthy living and motivation to help you get back on the weight loss and wellness journey. Just like we were there for you at the resorts guiding you, we are going to again be here for you and help you stay on track. We will also be posting fitness challenges, exercises, inspirational thoughts and quotes on our social media pages, like Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. If you were with us before, it is not too late to dust off the old exercise program, and get started again. Tomorrow is a good day to also start that healthy eating plan, to start incorporating more movement in your day and to build positive thinking into your life. For those who have not been with us before, visit our website.

 
Think you need a refresher? Check out our Weekend Jumpstart Program at our Texas weight loss camp, a great way to help you get back on the road to success.

Pumpkins for Weight Loss

November 3, 2011 By: consultant 3 Comments

Halloween is over now, but it is still pumpkin season! Pumpkins are full of vitamin A and fiber, and naturally a low calorie food and can promote weight loss.

Conveniently pumpkin comes prepared in a can already pureed. Incorporate pumpkin puree into your diet all year round to help move toward your weight loss goals. One serving of pumpkin puree is 40 calories, 0.5 g of fat, and 5 g of fiber. Make sure the label says 100% pure pumpkin rather than pumpkin pie mix which has added sugars.

Pumpkin puree works especially well in substituting ingredients in baking. Try substituting pumpkin puree for oil when baking to lower the fat content for your healthy diet. Here’s a delicious pumpkin muffin recipe to try:

Pumpkin Muffin for Healthy Diet

Pumpkin Yogurt Muffins

1 egg
2 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups low fat vanilla Stonyfield Farm Yogurt
1 16oz can pumpkin puree (Libby’s is my favorite!)
4 teaspoons cinnamon
4 teaspoons nutmeg
3 cups whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon baking powder

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Beat eggs until foamy, add sugar, yogurt, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl sift together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  4. Add dry ingredients slowly to the yogurt mixture and mix until moist.
  5. Line two muffin tins with muffin liners or grease the pans.
  6. Evenly fill each of the muffin tins.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on the top.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 100
Total Fat: 0.7 g
Total Carbohydrates: 19.6 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
Protein: 3.5 g

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