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Take this challenge!

November has 30 days and that is exactly what we need for the Elimination Diet! If you haven’t read my prior post where I rave on and on about the Elimination Diet then you should (Diets are like bad parenting-NOT EFFECTIVE!). But to give you a shortened version… The Elimination Diet is a 30-day natural detox using real whole foods (nothing fake, no shakes, pills or creams involved!) to clean out toxins from our body to let our bodies respond and react the way that they were created to do. It is YOU who has polluted it with all the crap that goes into your mouth so it is YOU who must commit to this! You body will thank you (sorry for the harshness, but i have no way to say it nicer).
This is the link to the Elimination Diet: It’s a free resource, anyone can get it, go to the link, print it out and READ IT! Dax Moy, creator of the Elimination Diet explains EXACTLY what to do in detail, I promise. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section of this post and I will do my best to answer it.
So that explained the what and a little bit of the why… let me expand on why. You need to clear your body of the junk because right now your body is not opperating the way it was designed to. You are consuming (even if you think you “eat healthy”) things in your normal diet that are keeping your body from functioning regularly, so in order to fix that you must remove or “eliminate” those things from your diet for 30 days (thats how long it needs to get out of your system). Notice this “diet” has a beginning and end, not something you are expected to do forever, but doing this will help you learn about your body individually so you can know how to fuel it forever!
Who should do this? Let me put it this way- if you answer yes to ALL these questions you are off the hook and do not have to do this 🙂
1. Are you happy with where your body is right now?
2. Do you feel comfortable in situations where you are expected to wear a swimsuit in public?
3. Do you have normal bowel movements (at least 1-3 times a day)?
4. Has your weight remained the same, consistently, for the past 3 years (that means no drastic ups and downs of 10+lbs)?
5. Do you consider yourself to be fit or at your desired fitness level?
6. Do you rarely get sick and when you do you recover very quickly?
7. Do you rarely-never get tummy aches, boated, diarrhea or constipation?
8. Do you wake up full of energy and sustain your energy level all day?

Not many, if any, people can answer yes to all those questions. Even the most fit or most “healthy” people can benefit from the Elimination Diet!
What if you don’t need/or wish to lose weight? great question! The elimination diet is not focused on weight loss, but like I tell ALL my clients- if you follow and stay true to the Elimination Diet then if there is weight to be lost, it will start to get lost. The Elimination Diet is for everone! Whether your goals are to maintain weight, lose fat, gain muscle, have more energy or just to feel better! EVERYONE can benefit from this challenge!
If you choose to not participate and you are reading this, you simply are not ready (or willing) to take control of your body and try to see what happens. This is my biggest frustration and my biggest heart break when it comes to my profession. So many people want change, they want results, they have goals, they want to finally have success… but unfortunately it seems like too much work. If only I could do it for you, I would! But the desire and commitment to take control of your situation can only come from you. And when you’re finally ready you will get results, I promise! So what do you say? Do you take this challenge?

Please post a comment below if you will be joining us*! We start Sunday, November 1st, 2009 and the first 2 days are prep days, so you cannot say you don’t have enough time to get ready! If you decide to join late that is fine! unfortunately you will not qualify for the prize, but you will be making a HUGE step in reaching your health and fitness goals!

Once I have received your comment I will email you with what I need from you and you can expect to be receiving emails from me to support you during this 30-day challenge.

The winner will be announced on December 15th. Each participant will be responsible to respond to me during the first week of December with their reflection of how their 30-day challenge went to qualify in being considered for the honor of being the 2nd Elimination Challenge winner. Let’s do this!

*Please note that I will never share any information regarding you or anything you share with me on my blog without prior approval from you. Anything you leave in the comment box below is public, if you would like to contact me privately please email me at

ps- challenge is open to all ages and genders! It’s not just for moms, great for EVERYONE!

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Its that time of year again!

Do you smell the sweet pumpkin candles everywhere? Have you starting your holiday baking? Pulling out the warm sweaters? Turning on the heater? Yes, this time of year can feel so cozy and warm, especially if you are an average american who puts on 12lbs during the holidays.
Well, NOT THIS YEAR! Lets battle this “tradition” and end it now! Who cares if you don’t plan on wearing a bathing suit until next June- Thats a LAME excuse to put on extra lbs!
Here’s how we will do this. Accountability and learning! Please Join me in my 2nd Fatmomtofitmom Elimination Challenge!! For 30 days I want YOU to join me during the month of November to Eliminate items from our daily food intake to better learn about your body and to avoid ugly fat gain during the holidays.
If you can feel the fluff adding and the jiggle as you drive YOU NEED TO DO THIS! If you make the same resolution Jan 1st every year (to lose weight) then YOU NEED TO DO THIS! If you just said “elimination during THANKSGIVING?!!” YOU NEED TO DO THIS!
More details to come friday, October 30th, but know these three things:
1-you won’t regret joining my challenge!
2-you will be supported the whole way through
3- there is a prize* for the most improvement among the participants!-seriously, I have it now- and I even have a friend working on a male friendly prize 🙂

*the prize is currently limited to participants in Southern California and is for a female (males can use it as a gift for their special lady!), but I am working/looking for a prize that can be mailed to any participant in the United States, regardless I would LOVE your participation.

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Why it’s important to take a before picture

Everything has a beginning, every book, every life, every journey. There is always a start. Your fitness journey will/or did also. Do you have a before picture? Do you have a physical way to remember the way you were before? Do you have a way to visually measure and see the difference your efforts have made? I can personally tell you that having that before picture makes all the difference when you’re busting your butt or when you feel like you are spinning your wheels for nothing, or when that plate of cookies looks so yummy. Empower yourself with a before picture today. Go find those jeans that you keep avoiding to get rid of because you WILL fit in them one day. Put them on, even if they only pull up to your knees and take a picture. Use your phone, no one else has to see it. It exists to empower you and to help you see the changes when you feel hopeless or like you want to give up.
my before picture:
I’m not proud of the way I look here. This was taken May of 2008 and I am 201 lbs here. I had my baby girl in March of 2008 and well ya know I’ve already been on this soap box. But something about this picture- it now lives on every one of my business cards I hand out. My 19 month old daughter held my business card and pointed at my current picture and said “Mommy!” then I asked her who was in my before picture. She stared at it, then shrugged her shoulders and said “I dunno!”. Wow, my baby doesn’t know that woman, and I never want her to.

My current picture:
60lbs lost and feeling like a rockstar!

So I never thought I’d EVER post pictures of myself anywhere, let alone the internet- where ANYONE can see them. I’m kinda a private person, but I have learned the benefit of taking and posting my before and current pictures.
I had initially resisted because i thought it would be so embarrassing for people to see me especially in a bikini. And its online so my nephews or my pastor or my husbands co-workers could see them! But I did it, i took a leap of faith and I did it because I realize two things. 1-People needed to see the change and 2-I needed to see it too.
You can tell people all you want about the benefits of getting fit or how awesome a workout is or how eating clean makes you feel, but when it comes down to it, when I slap down my business card with my pictures on them thats when I get a response. They can see the change. I wholeheartily agree that the change inside is soo much greater then what can be seen outside, but what I display outside is my only way to communicate the wonderful changes inside. I have blogged before of how I felt physically and emotionally before the fat loss, but no words can really do them justice so I can give you my pictures.
In seeing the responses and people telling me how motivating my success was being for them, I became a believer in posting pictures.

We are the only one who is with ouorselves every minute of the day. We are the ones who see ourselves in the mirror, we are the ones who can feel that bulge over our pants when we sit. We are the ones who notice the jiggly or bumpy or whatever on ourselves. Something I noticed is that the self critiquing, though is lessens and the focus shifts, it’s still there. I don’t hate myself anymore. I don’t get depressed and cry endlessly because nothing will zip or sit right, but It is so easy for me to feel like I am back at square one and feel like I look yucky because that old fat Rossy is still in there deep inside and she tries to come out and bring new Rossy down and she is so sly sometimes. But I am empowered with that before picture. I know I am a different woman now, because I can see it!

Well? Go take your picture! You’ll be so happy you did!

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