Dec 152014
 

Juliet Vionic 1

Each year, millions of people make the resolution to lose weight in the New Year. Are you one of them? I see this seemingly innocent declaration as the most direct route to failure because you are starting off on January 1st as “not” accomplished. I encourage you to instead create a resolution, set goals and milestones and get an accomplice for your journey!

Here is what I mean:

I (your name) resolve to live a healthy lifestyle in 2015!  My Goal, or measurable result, will be at my yearly doctor’s appointment (Insert actual date: December 2015), my doctor will give me a good bill of health including:

  1. Healthy Body Weight is between, ____ and _____
  2. My Cholesterol is: ________
  3. My Blood pressure is: ______
  4. I can walk 2 miles in:  _____ Minutes
  5. Ask your doctor for other Healthy goals you can accomplish in 2015

After your resolution and goal is set, go backwards from your goal date, and create smaller monthly goals for each of your primary goals. For example if one of your goals is to walk 2 miles in 30 minutes then your goals could look this:

December 15, 2015

My Doctor tells me I am in good health, my body weight is a healthy weight and my blood pressure and cholesterol are all healthy. I feel good and look good!  I have Walked 2 Miles in 30 minutes 4 x’s a week for 4 Weeks.

November 15, 2015

I Have Walked 2 Miles, 3 x’s a Week for 4 Weeks.

October 15, 2015 

I Have Walked 1.5 Miles in 20 Minutes, 3x’s a week for 4 weeks.

September 15, 2015

I Have Walked In An Organized 3K Fundraiser, with Friends, at A Leisurely Pace.  I Have Walked A 15 Minute Mile, 4x’s a Week for 4 weeks.

August 15, 2015

I Have Walked A 15 Minute Mile,  3x’s a week for 4 weeks.

July 15, 2015

I Have Walked 1 Mile In 15 Minutes.  I Have Walked 1 Mile 4x’s a week, for 4 weeks.

June 15, 2015

I Have Walked 1 Mile 3x’s a week, for 4 weeks.

May 15, 2015

I Have Walked 4X’s A Week, For 4 Weeks, For 15 Minutes.

April 15, 2015

I Have Walked 4X’s A Week, For 4 Weeks, For 12 Minutes.

March 15, 2015

I Have Walked 4X’s A Week, For 4 Weeks, For 10 Minutes.

February 15, 2015

I Have Walked 3X’s A Week, For 2 Weeks, For 10 Minutes.

January 15, 2015

I Have Walked 2X’s A Week, For 2 Weeks, For 10 Minutes.

Now that you have your primary and monthly milestone goals set, you need to find your accomplice.  This is someone who is priceless in helping you reach your December 2015 goal! Choose the person you are confident won’t let you wiggle out of your resolution, share with them your goal and ask them if they will hold you accountable to reaching it. Perhaps ask them to go along with you, or better yet, ask them if they have a resolution for which they want to be held accountable.

After your accomplice has agreed, create very specific check-ins or guidelines, such as; “Will you email me every Monday with a few words of encouragement?” “Can you be there in September at the finish line of my 3k?” Additionally, let them know what you need from them if they see you slipping from your game plan. Last but certainly not least, be sure to celebrate each of your goals along the way!!!

 

Nov 212013
 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Day 3 “Thin it Down”

The scale and knowing your body weight and measurements is an important tool when your on the quick thin down program. My usually shoot weight is about 120-122 and my waist is at 25.5″. On Monday my weight was 126 and my waist was well bigger. Today I am 124 and waist is holding at “bigger”! Time to “thin it down”- this usually means lose water weight.  For advice I turned to friend  and Mr Universe, Gunter Schlierkemp .

Bodybuilders have to lose a lot of weight (water weight) the day of their shows- so that their muscles are perfectly seen for the competition. These guys have a ton of tricks!

Gunter’s trick-tip for me was the 3 days before show (shoot in my case):

Limit my sodium to almost nil- no added sodium, and to ingest 2000-3000 mg of potassium.

Drink lots of water “you need water to lose water”.

Then the day of show (shoot), only drink a little bit, maybe half a liter. But to also ingest sodium- he’ll eat fries! I had never heard this before- he went on to explain that when your muscle has been “deprived of sodium and then gets flooded with it,the muscle locks the water in. ”  I’m a bit nervous about this one- but am on board for the “low/no- sodium” the days before (now) and of the lower water on day of.

juliet and jillian

Workouts: 3 hours
1. A laugh filled full-body and cardio circuit workout with friend and client Liza Weil. We also showed up wearing the same Lululemon outfit!
2. 30 minutes springs on recumbent bike- boring but necessary.
3. 90 minutes of Pilates with the ever wonderful Jillian Hessel – my abs are so sore and tight! Thank you Jillian!

juliet and liza

Food
6am- Warm water lemon juice from 1 Organic lemon

7am- Greens 3
9am- Chlorophyll water
11am- Vanilla Protein
1pm-Beets 4
3pm-I broke 4 gluten free crackers
5pm-Greens 2
7pm-Greens 3 and chopped kale and lemon salad with 5 almonds
Bedtime 8 oz of organic aloe vera juice

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Nov 192013
 
Yay! We booked a location!

Yay! We booked a location!

 

I just scored an AMAZING location to shoot some personal videos (No silly not those kind of personal videos) though I’m not going to tell what it is yet!  Let’s just say you will definitely benefit from them- in some way!  Ahh, don’t you just love the suspense?!  Anyway, I just found out that we got the location, so we have to shoot this weekend!  Normally, that wouldn’t be too big of an issue, but of course this comes at a time when I’m just getting over being sick with bronchitis for 2 weeks!So, you know how it goes, when you’re down and out for the count, the body can get a little softer and shall I say, thick around the curves.  I’ve barely worked out and my energy is still a little down but I have to be ready to rock skin tight fitness attire and a bikini (hint, hint) in five days!

This is the beginning of how I am going about this safely and efficiently:

Oh sh*t! We only have 5 days!

Oh sh*t! We only have 5 days!

 

Day 1: Monday November 18, 2013

1) Remove all gluten, processed food and alcohol from my diet, with the exception of the pizza I had last night.  I mean it was gluten-free and vegetarian. C’mon, I needed to have a couple of slices to mentally prepare me for the rest of the week! #DontAlwaysFollowMyLead

2) 90 Minute therapeutic Pilates session and a 2-mile run to get my body back working.

3)  Meals:

Breakfast: 3 Egg Whites, Mixed Greens and Pico de Gallo. Decaf Coffee with Milk

Late Morning: 1 Grapefruit

Lunch: Steamed Tofu and Grilled Asparagus

Dinner: Gluten Free Vegetarian Pizza from Fresh Brothers- Yummy in my Tummy- Naughty-Naughty for my skinny

Before Bed: 8 oz of Pure Organic Aloe Vera Juice

4) Worked with the amazing Christa Shelton till 8pm on shoot outline and coordinating.

5) 20-minute meditation to calm my nerves and keep me grounded for what is going to be a hectic week.

6) #Grateful #LoverOfLife

 

 

 

 

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