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LIMITS EXIST ONLY IN THE MIND

YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS – Life isn’t supposed to be easy. You don’t reach a certain age, a certain social status, a certain position in your career, and suddenly have it all. There isn’t a secret potion, a lucky token, or even a prayer that will change the course of your life with a snap of your fingers.  And sometimes not knowing can be uncomfortable. But when it comes to weight loss – what we can find comfort in is that when you plan – prepare and follow through with your menu – and when you don’t eat in between your meals, and you work really hard – and be consistent – you will absolutely see results. And you know this because you have seen the results of so many clients around you.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

RESULTS: When it comes to weight loss the best way to see results is to just start. You have to work hard, push yourself and be okay with being outside of your comfort zone. Sometimes we feel we need to have all the answers or it has to be the perfect time but the truth is there is no perfect time and you will never have all the answers. What is most important is to just start – follow and be consistent. What you need to know is that every day that you follow you will learn more. Every day that you are consistent you will see results. It’s okay to feel out of your comfort zone. Many of you who first started the Innovation program and now the Ketovation program were completely out of your comfort zone. Yet, you trusted me, you listened, you followed, learned – worked hard-and the results have been absolutely amazing. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

YOU CAN GET PAST THE CHALLENGE: Life is supposed to be challenging – and when we talk about challenges Weight Loss is right there at the top of the list. But we must remember it’s the challenge in life that makes you learn so much. And it’s the challenge that makes it so exciting. As you succeed with each challenge, you trust yourself to overcome future obstacles. You gain great advantages when you overcome your challenges – most of all discipline and control.  [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

CAN YOU DO IT: You know deep down you can do this. You can do anything you want if you put your heart and soul into it. It takes a positive mindset, hard work and consistency and you will get to where you want to be. You have to learn to talk yourself into it and stop talking yourself out of it. Instead of looking for excuses to go off program you have to make all the excuses why you should stay on program. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR YOURSELF: Aside from the fact that they are probably not true – more important is when you say them or when you think them, they are causing you to limit yourself. These excuses keep you going down the same old path, preventing you from reaching your goals.  If you really want to lose weight, feel great and have control over your life and your happiness – then stop making excuses of why you can’t do it and just do it. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

WHAT DOES IT TAKE: It takes following your menu – not eating in between meals and snacks – having the the discipline to want it more than just wishing for it and talking about it – it takes planning, preparing and following through with your day – it takes not making any excuses on why you should go off program. It takes consistent hard work – And most of all it takes you loving yourself enough to walk away from the temptations. You have to be willing to put your “immediate wants” aside for your “future results”. When you can do that you will see the very best results. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

STOP BEING AFRAID AND START BEING EXCITED

~Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

INNOVATION OR KETOVATION
It doesn’t matter which one you are on
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Now that we are a few weeks in I can tell you that both programs are showing amazing results. The key is you just have to follow something.  Because there is truly no better feeling than being in control of how you are feeling and that is exactly what all the Innovation programs are about – being in control so you feel your best inside and out. For me there is really nothing better than seeing a client change before my eyes. Within days they go from being a little scared if they will stick to it —  to being 100% committed and excited for their weekly results.   Listen, most of us have two options we either do nothing and stay where we are and continue to gain —  or we put the work in and feel so much better in how we look, think, feel and act.  Results are always up to you. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]
 
Fall is right around the corner and the freshness of the days fill the air when you are feeling your healthy best.  While of course we want to see the weight loss and we want to be in skinny jeans and smaller sweaters –  it’s also very much about how great you feel when you are in control of what you are doing.  It’s truly life changing to know that all the planning – preparing and following through is not only giving you the weight loss you want but also making you feel that you are in total control of what you are doing and total control of how you are feeling.  I can’t say it enough – when you over eat, over drink, and carelessly go through life splurging it will affect not only your body and weight but more importantly it affects mentally how you feel. It affects your mood!   When nothing fits you and you feel bloated – you don’t want to get dressed, you don’t want to go out.  Yet, when you feel good mentally and physically you are making sure you see everyone in your path! [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]
 
Being in control of your health even affects your stress and anxiety.  Studies have proven when you are in control of your food and health your anxiety and stress levels decrease significantly.  Many of us know this to be true because let’s face it – when you are in a good place physically and mentally, eating on program, and you can literally fit in everything in your closet – those are the days you feel like you can accomplish anything that comes on your path.  But when you are not in a good place and not doing the right things and are living in sweatpants because nothing else fits you – well those are the days that the smallest problems can feel like the biggest. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]
So happy to be back:  It has been truly so amazing being back in the store and seeing clients one on one again.  Many new and returning clients have put quarantine and summer weight behind them and started a new healthy path on their exciting new body.  What I want for all of you is to remember each day how good you feel when you are doing the right thing.  Set your goals and visualize what you want to look like when October, November and December come around and we all know how quickly they will arrive.  Be proud of yourself that while so many will just be starting then you will already have weeks and months into it. You will not be the one who looks back and says why didn’t I start – you will be the person who looks back and think “I’m doing it and I never felt better.”   [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]
 
Final thoughts:   Don’t give up. We all have hard days but you have to push through them to get to easy days.  Like everything else in life weight loss is no different – what you want always comes down to how hard you are willing to work for it.  Be excited for what you are capable of! Im super excited for all of you. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]
Always Be Grateful For Where You Are 
But Super Excited For Where You Are Going
~Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick
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KETOVATION / INNOVATION NEW FOODS

WELCOME BACK!

Whether you are doing Innovation or Ketovation

it’s time to give it 100%

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IN ADDITION TO OUR CURRENT FOOD

HERE ARE SOME

NEW INNOVATION/KETOVATION FOODS

IN STORE TODAY

**ALL KETOVATION MEALS AND SNACKS ARE GLUTEN FREE

KETOVATION FOODS

*EGG & BACON MUFFINS

*EGG BACON & SPINACH MUFFINS

*EGGS AND CHICKEN

*MUSHROOM RICOTTA STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST

*ROASTED TURKEY WITH Swiss cheese AVOCADO SMASH CUP

*PHILLY CHEESE STEAK IN STUFFED PEPPER

*CHEESE CRUSTED CHICKEN NUGGETS WITH GREEN BEAN FRIES

*SEASONED SALMON AND ASPARAGUS

*SHRIMP SCAMPI AND ASPARAGUS

*PULLED PORK AND TOMATO SALAD

*TOMATO SMASH BURGER

*CAJUN MUSHROOM BURGER WITH PEPPERJACK OVER BED LETTUCE

*CHEESE INFUSED CHICKEN BURGER

*TURKEY MEATLAOF WITH STEAMED BROCCOLI

*MUFFINS (DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP- FUNFETTI-BLUEBERRY-CINNAMON-PB CHOCOLATE CHIP)

*COOKIES – DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP, CHOCOLATE CHIP, LEMON POPPY

EVERYTHING BAGELS

BARS

CHOCOLATE CRISP

CHOCOLATE BARS

*GUMMY BEARS

*GUMMY FISH

PLANT BASED VEGAN

*SAUSAGE AND PEPPER HERO

*EGG CHEESE AND SAUSAGE PIE

*MARSHMALLOW BROWNIE

DELIVERY THIS WEEK WILL BE TOMORROW THURSDAY 9/9/21

INNOVATIONFOODORDERS@GMAIL.COM

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Ketovation Information

STARTING SEPTEMBER 8TH

KETOVATION

SO EXCITED ON ALL THE FEEDBACK

ON THE KETOVATION PROGRAM! [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

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What Is It:  Ketovation –   Very Low Carbohydrate, High Healthy Fat, Medium Protein diet – Cycled with weeks of Innovation- Low Calorie,  Low Fat Low/Medium Carbohydrate,, High Protein diet.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

How does it work: The Ketovation diet forces your body to alternate it’s fuel sources between ketones and glucose.  Two weeks the Ketovation diet relies on the liver to break down stored fat into molecules called ketones. As carbs are reduced the fat is increased, the body enters a metabolic state called ketosis.  [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

When you are on Ketovation your body will be in ketosis – it will take from stored fat on your body to use as energy – creating faster and significant weight loss results right from the start.  [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

We have learned through our Ketovation cycling – we are increasing our long term weight loss results on Ketovation. When we do 2 weeks of Ketovation then cycle in Healthy Carbohydrate days – the cycling increases your metabolism helping the body to react continuously to the ketosis. Producing faster, and continuous weight loss. Another added benefit is clients have an easier time both mentally and physically of staying on the program because while you are cycling in your Innovation healthy carbohydrate, low fat, high protein days – you are seeing faster and continuous weight loss making it more doable to stick to the program overall. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

*The most important thing is you have to be 100% the first two weeks of Ketovation with no Hiccups. 

With the Holiday’s approaching plan accordingly. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

*INNOVATION: Low Fat 5%; Low/Medium Carbohydrate 25-30%; High Protein 65%.

 

*KETOVATION: High Healthy Fat 70%, Very Low Carbohydrate 5%, Medium Protein 25%

 

There are 4 Different Ways to do Ketovation: (Choose one)[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

1. First two weeks you will follow 100% Ketovation which is very low carbohydrate, high healthy fat program for 2 weeks and incorporate in one cheat meal and one cheat snack each week. On the 3rd week you will incorporate one full week of your regular Innovation Program and then cycle back to 2 weeks of Ketovation. Continue this rotation until you reach your goal.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

2. First Two weeks of 100% Ketovation with one cheat meal and one cheat snack. Continue on Ketovation and in the 3rd week on your cheat day you will incorporate and Innovation day with One Cheat Meal and One Cheat Snack (Two meals and Two Snacks from your Innovation menu and One Cheat Meal and One Cheat Snack on the same day once a week. Continue until you reach your goal.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

3. First Two weeks of 100% Ketovation each month – following with your regular Innovation Program low fat, low/medium carbohydrate, High Protein Program for 2 weeks. So it’s 2 weeks Ketovation and then 2 weeks Innovation. Continuing this cycle until you reach your goal.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

4. Two weeks of 100% Ketovation as a Jump start and then back to 100% Innovation Program and remaining on your Innovation Program until you reach your goal.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

How Do I Get a Menu?: Starting Wednesday September 8th, we will have FREE menu’s at the store or you can download them on our website Innovationweightloss.com. Thes are for customers who are NOT on program.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

The menus will consist of all Innovation Ketovation food – and the best way to incorporate the meals and snacks into your day to get maximum weight loss[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

If you are on program (online or In studio) you will receive a personalized menu 24/7 support, & weekly weigh- ins.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

In-Studio Sign-up: email innovationjeff1@gmail.com or call the store to make an appt 516802-5055 [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

Online Sign-up: you can go rigth to our website to join and in the profile page write Ketovation Program or Innovation Program. innovationweightloss.com

 

You can also stop in Innovation Store I will be there most days to answer any questions.[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

Do I have to Only Eat Innovation Food To Do Ketovation:  No! Just like our Signature Innovation Program you do not have to eat only Innovation Foods. But because our food is delicious, easy, portioned and balanced perfectly of 70% healthy fat, 25% protein and less than 5% carbohydrates for the Ketovation Program you will want to incorporate it. But as always if you are an online or in studio client your menu will have Non-Innovation options as well. [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

Can I drink alcohol on the Ketovation Program:  Yes! If you are over 21 you can have Vodka, Tequila, Gin or Whiskey[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE KETOVATION PROGRAM[dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

  • You are not giving up carbohydrates  because it’s impossible to live without them.
  • The Results are Faster, Significant, AND consistent weekly weight loss
  • Balances hormones
  • It acts as an appetite suppressant because of positive changes in hunger hormones, including leptin
  • Improves insulin sensitivity – which helps fuel utilization and metabolism
  • DECREASED BODY FAT – Ketovation promotes the loss of body fat, especially unhealthy abdominal fat.
  • Decreased Stored Fat – Because excess carbs are stored as fat when there is minimal intake of carbs – your body uses your stored fat for energy creating the weight loss
  • The Ketovation diet drastically reduces chronic inflammation
  • Increased Fat Burning during rest, and daily activities [dt_sc_hr_invisible_small]

 

Check out our Love to Live Healthy YouTube Channel for more information

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvxf1FfnUnA

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IN STUDIO APPOINTMENTS

STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

IN STUDIO PROGRAMS

FALL SESSIONS START WEEKEND OF

SEPTEMBER 17 / 18. 

 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SESSIONS AVAILABLE

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You can choose to do any of the following programs:

  • Our Signature Innovation Program– Low Calorie, Low Carb, Low Fat, High Protein Diet
  • NEW Ketovation Program – Medium Calorie, Very Low Carb, High Healthy Fat, Medium Protein Cycled with the Innovation Low Calorie Low Carb, Low Fat, High Protein Diet
  • Fasting – Is optional and can be incorporated into any of the above Programs

 

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Unfortunately at this time we can only take a limited amount of In-Studio Clients to meet with Josephine.

All In-Studio Clients meeting with Josephine Must Show Proof of Vaccination.

If you want to be an in-studio client please make sure you sign up with Susan or Jeff at the front desk in order to secure your appointment. Innovationjeff1@gmail.com. or call the store 516 802-5055

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12 Sessions: $699 

Includes: 12 In-Studio Session 

24/7 Text Support

Personalized Menu 

Must be completed within 6 months

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6 Sessions: $499

Includes: 6 In-Studio Session

24/7 Text support

Personalized Menu

Must be completed within 3 months

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ONLINE PROGRAM

ONLINE: If you can’t come in you can join the Online Program – Includes personalized menu, and 24/7 support with Josephine. Sign up online:  innovationweightloss.com or through Jeff innovationjeff1@gmail.com or call store for more information 516 802-5055

 

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ON YOUR OWN 

ON YOUR OWN: You do not have to be a client to shop in our store or to do our programs. You can do any of our programs on your own. Just head over to the website: Innovationweightloss.com and purchase and download any of our menus that fit your lifestyle. (Our Ketovation Program will be uploaded September 7th.) Come in to our Woodbury Location and shop or shop right online.   **These are general menus and are not personalized and do not come with the 24/7 support

 

~Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick
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COMING IN SEPTEMBER – KETOVATION

WE ARE SUPER EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE: In addition to our Amazing Innovation Program I would like to introduce you to our New Addition:

 

The KETOVATION PROGRAM and our NEW KETOVATION FOOD LINE also coming in September

 

WHAT IS KETOVATION

Ketovation is a program that I designed and developed with the combination of Keto and the Innovation program. We have been working on it for 6 months and have had the most amazing results with clients.

 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KETO AND KETOVATION:

THE OLD Keto diet is a very low carbohydrate, high unhealthy fat program with moderate protein.

 

OUR NEW KETOVATION diet is a very low carb – high HEALTHY fat, moderate protein diet. Also, unlike the regular keto program, the Ketovation program cycles in the Original Innovation program that consist of balance of healthy carbohydrates – low fat – moderate protein.

 

 

HOW DOES IT WORK

Most of the body’s cells prefer to use blood sugar (glucose/carbs) as their main source of energy. The Ketovation diet forces your body to alternate it’s fuel sources between ketones and glucose/carbs. Two weeks the Ketovation diet relies on the liver to break down stored fat into molecules called ketones. As carbs are reduced and the fat is increased, the body enters a metabolic state called ketosis. When you are in ketosis your body will take from stored fat on your body to use as energy – creating faster and significant weight loss results right from the start. So the first two weeks your body Is using ketones for energy (feeding off of your own body fat) then In the 3rd week we begin to cycle in & out healthy carbohydrate, low fat days and the body will go back to using low amounts of glucose. From there we cycle back and forth from ketones to glucose. This helps keep the significant weight loss moving, but also creates a healthy energy for the body.

 

 

When you start the KETOVATION program you will incorporate only Ketovation Food for the first two weeks. This will put your body into ketosis and you will immediately see amazing results. Within the first two weeks our results have been between 7-15 lbs for women and 10-20 lbs for men.  In the 3rd week we begin to cycle in & out – between ketones and glucose alternating our Ketovation days and our Innovation balanced days.

 

 

I know the question on everyone’s mind and the answer is

YES!

You can still have your cheat day

  

BENEFITS OF THE KETOVATION PROGRAM

  • Alternating Ketones and Glucose you are not completely giving up carbs because it’s impossible to live without them.
  • The Results are Faster, Significant, AND consistent weekly weight loss
  • Ketovation Balances hormones and helps with all phases of menopause
  • It acts as an appetite suppressant because of positive changes in hunger hormones, including leptin
  • Improves insulin sensitivity – which helps fuel utilization and metabolism
  • DECREASED BODY FAT – Ketovation promotes the loss of body fat, especially unhealthy abdominal fat.
  • Decreased Stored Fat – Because excess carbs are stored as fat when there is minimal intake of carbs – your body uses your own body stored fat for energy creating the weight loss
  • The Ketovation diet drastically reduces chronic inflammation
  • Increased Fat Burning during rest, and daily activities

 

 

STARTING IN SEPTEMBER:

ONLINE: If you would like the 24/7 support and sign up for the ONLINE Ketovation Program or sign up for our Original Innovation Program – you can do it on the website innovationweightloss.com or through Jeff innovationjeff1@gmail.com

 

 

IN-STUDIO: We will now be offering a 12 week In-Studio Program starting in September. You can choose to do the KETOVATION or the ORIGINAL INNOVATION Program. Stay tuned we will be sending out complete information on the 12 week programs.

 

 

ON YOUR OWN: You don’t have to sign up for the program to do the Ketovation or Innovation Program. Starting in September we will have menu’s on our website that you can download either the KETOVATION PROGRAM OR THE ORIGINAL INNOVATION PROGRAM. You can choose which one you want to do and follow it on your own. Jeff will also have copies at the front desk for your convenience. **These are general menus and are not personalized. To get a personalized menu you must sign up for the In-Studio or Online Program.

 

 

At Innovation – It’s all about YOU.

We are always working hard to keep you healthy

while giving you the Best Results

~Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick

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TUESDAY’S WEIGHT LOSS TIP

HOW IMPORTANT IS WATER FOR WEIGHT LOSS? Staying hydrated encourages proper metabolic function. Your body is up to 60 percent water and needs water to function properly. Being dehydrated prevents your metabolism from running at peak capacity. That’s definitely not good when you’re trying to lose weight.

 

DID YOU KNOW:  You should aim to drink at least half your bodyweight in ounces. For example if you weigh 160 pounds you should aim to drink about 80 ounces (10 cups) of water each day. Keep in mind that’s a minimum. If the weather is hot and humid, you will sweat more. This means that you need to consume higher levels of water. And, if you are doing any type of activity that makes you sweat, you need to consume additional water to replace the fluids that you lose. Yes, you’ll probably pee a lot more than you’re used to when you first starting upping your water intake. But trust me, there are so many health and weight loss benefits that come with water intake.

 

BENEFITS OF WATER:

  • Water acts as a natural hunger-blocker. If you think you’re hungry you might just be thirsty.
  • Drinking more water will help cut down on false hunger pangs.
  • Drinking water helps reduce drinking other high-calorie drinks.
  • Water is the best zero calorie drink around. Trust me when you drink a gallon of water a day there’s no room for other liquids.
  • By drinking ample amounts of water day-in and day-out, you can slowly tighten your skin and maintain a healthy glow.
  • Drinking water will flush out the toxins in your body, especially the harmful toxins that can take a toll on your overall health.
  • Water keeps your body hydrated and refreshed and helps maintain your skin’s elasticity. People who drink large amounts of water are less likely to suffer from scars, wrinkles, and soft lines and they won’t show as many signs of aging as those who drink little amounts of water. As you grow older, it is tougher for your body to retain water, so by inputting more water into your system, you are helping your body and your skin stay hydrated.
  • It improves blood oxygen circulation. Water carries helpful nutrients and oxygen to your entire body. Reaching your daily water intake will improve your circulation and have a positive impact on your overall health.
  • It helps fight off illness. Drinking enough water can help prevent certain medical conditions – including constipation, urinary tract infections, hypertension and kidney stones
How can you tell if you are hydrated? Areas such as the skin under your eyes can become dark if you are not hydrated. If you have a lack of elasticity in your skin, it may be that you are dehydrated. To check your skin’s elasticity, gently pinch your skin and see if it bounces back. If it doesn’t bounce back, you are dehydrated.

I LOVE WATER! I credit everything to my water intake. I wake up at 5:30am every morning – and by 7am I have already consumed 4 – 16oz bottles of water. I drink it throughout the day and I always drink another 4 – 16 oz bottles right before bed which is usually around 1:30-2am. Maybe it’s because I am a pisces and spiritually a fish I love everything about water. I love to drink it, and swim in it. It’s so fresh and clean for my body inside and out. I love how it makes me feel and look.

 

FINAL TIP:  Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load, and improve the function of all your tissues. If you want to live your healthiest self – drink your water and make it a priority in your life for you health, weight loss, your body and mind. Everything runs and looks better when you are continuously hydrated.

 

~Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick

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AUGUST GOALS

BIG NEWS AND CHANGES COMING TO INNOVATION!  Can you believe we are already in August! It’s been such a busy summer. I have been working on some really exciting things for September that I can’t wait to share. In the next couple of weeks I will start to share all of these new wonderful programs and products that we will be incorporating into the store. It’s Super Exciting! You are going to love them all.

 

LET’S TALK AUGUST: While I am working on all of these new things, I want you all to answer these questions:

 

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR AUGUST…. It’s so important to go into the month knowing what you want out of it.  August is a time when we may not want to think and be on schedule or always do the right thing – because we know in a very short time it’s the ending of the summer months that we waited so long to arrive. But it’s a time where we have to think about it or we can do some major damage. So whether it’s to lose one pound a week or to maintain where you. Plan, Prepare and Follow Through with it. Start by asking yourself where do you want to be by August 31? Then follow it up by what are you willing and capable of doing to get there. If it’s weight loss then you need to be willing to walk away from the temptations. If it’s maintaining then you need to choose your battles on what is worth indulging. We always have choices – just always remember it’s your actions that determine the results.

 

ARE YOU MAKING THE GOOD DAYS COUNT… If you know you are having long weekends at the beach then you need to be 100% Monday through Thursday. If you want to lose weight or maintain this summer but don’t want to be super strict — then be amazing on the days you can be. And on the days that are more challenging- try to be mindful even if you are cheating. You don’t want big Cheat Days to be consecutive and you don’t want to be Cheating a little everyday. The days that you can be amazing – then be amazing and eat the minimal that is on your plan. On the days you need extra snacks then have them but make sure they are on program snacks. If you want to enjoy a treat here and there then do it but try to be amazing and 100% on program the following day. My point is, the great days will help in your overall month.

 

ARE YOU BEING HONEST WITH YOURSELF… Don’t go into the month saying you want to lose but your actions are the complete opposite of someone who is trying to lose. If you know your schedule is a little crazy right now or you are just mentally weak then be okay with maintaining. It’s important to be honest with yourself not just about what you want but what but also what you know you are going to really follow through with. Being honest with yourself requires self-awareness and even courage. It can sometimes be challenging to make contact with your truth, and even harder to take action based on that truth. But when you are honest with yourself about what you are capable of at this time – you have an 85% chance of achieving it. So let the truth set you free and be honest with yourself about where you think you can be August 31.

 

DO YOU HAVE A POSITIVE MINDSET GOING INTO AUGUST….. While you are deciding what you are capable of it’s so important to be positive about it. Always remember to use the words I can, I will, Im excited! Being positive about what you want is so important but talking positive to yourself about what you want is even more important. You will believe what you tell yourself so if you use negative words like “I can’t” then you won’t. But if you stick with the positive “I can” then you will!. If you think about it it’s no different than what many of us teach our own children. Be positive about what you want and believe in yourself that you can do it. Because at the end of the day you are the one person who has total control over what you are doing, thinking and feeling.

 

ARE YOU CHOOSING YOUR HARD…. Most people gain between 8-10 pounds by September. That’s a lot of weight to gain on top of weight that you already needed to lose. Think smart and act smarter! If you want to look good, you want to feel good then you have to do good things and make the right choices for your mind and body. Yes, exercising is very important and the more you can incorporate it the better you will feel. But eating clean and staying on program is what is going to make you feel amazing and make the changes you really want to see. It’s what will make you feel that lighter, happier feeling that you love and change the number on the scale to where you want it to be. It’s what gives you the feeling that you are in control and doing the right things for your body and mind. While it’s much harder to follow in August…. It’s also hard to go into September at a higher number.

 

Final Thoughts…..Summer days in August is a time when it’s harder to stay on track and have 100% days. But just because it’s harder doesn’t mean it’s not doable and doesn’t mean it’s not necessary. I don’t have to tell you how quickly you will gain the weight back. This program works if you follow it but like anything else if you eat what you want when you want you will gain the weight back. You see the clients around you. Many who have lost the weight and kept the weight off and are maintaining. They do it because they are on program and live the program. They are always prepared and have their food and snacks. We have hundreds of clients maintaining this summer and we have hundreds of clients losing this summer. You have to decide what you want and follow through with it. There is always a choice and you need to make it everyday. If you want to lose weight this summer you need to follow your program and stay on program 6 straight days in order to enjoy the Cheat Day. Make sure you have all your meals and snacks prepared and ready for you. It’s important to plan your days and be ready for whatever is coming your way. If you have your meals and snacks then you have no excuse to go off program. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to give up losing weight. You can enjoy and lose weight if you are willing to put the work in. Remember, the harder you work the better the results. It’s never easy – especially in August, but it’s very doable and necessary – especially in August.

 

At the end of August and the end of the Summer months we have to accept what we have done. While it’s great to party, drink and indulge – if you continuously over do it — you will be left with the results that I can assure you will not be worth how you feel. So stay mindful and think before you act. Because just like every bad choice will make a negative difference — every good choice will make a positive one.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN AUGUST DETERMINES YOUR SEPTEMBER 

~Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick

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JULY REVIEW

Now that the end of July has approached us I want you to look back and think about where you are today and where you thought you would be. Four Weeks ago on July 1st I asked you where did you want to be at the end of July…. Did you reach that goal? Did you put the work in like you promised yourself? Sometimes these can be very tough questions to answer especially if we know we didn’t do what we wanted – but they are even harder when we know we didn’t even try.

 

Yes we can all agree Summer is hard. But if we really think about it – weight loss is always hard. It’s a time that we are taking in less than our bodies need so we are hungry. It’s a time that we have to walk away from temptations that always seem to be there. My point is if you keep waiting for it to be easy – it will never happen.

 

I want you to remember while you are contemplating and waiting for an easier time – I have thousands of clients who are doing the right things and losing the weight and feeling great. I tell you this because I want you to always remember you are no different then they are – the only thing different is you keep stopping yourself from what you really want. When you decide to start working a little harder, being okay with being uncomfortable, and committing to walking away from temptation – I promise you will see the results. You have to stop getting in your own way.  Stop waiting and start doing .

 

SECOND LOOK: Think back on July. How did you feel? Was it making you happy? Did you feel healthy and in control. If the answer is yes you feel great and you are doing great – then I’m super happy for you because there is no better feeling. If the answer is you are not feeling good in your body and mind and you have lost control – then you need to change it.

 

HOW TO MOVE FORWARD: Lose the weight now. Start today. Stop thinking that it’s summer and using it as an excuse that requires you to over indulge in food and alcohol – because it doesn’t. What you need to do is commit to making yourself feel good. Put the time and real effort into it. Work hard for what you want and walk away from what you know doesn’t make you feel good. It doesn’t mean you can’t go and enjoy with others – it just means you have a plan walking into where you are going and what you are doing when you get there. If it’s not your cheat day then you stay on program and plan what you are eating, and if you are drinking you are giving up your snacks it’s that simple. Have a plan and follow through with it – and know in your heart that when you stick with it that is what is going to really make you feel your best. Don’t make it harder than it has to be. I promise you everything you walk away from and deny yourself from having – will still all be there when you have your cheat day.

 

YES IT’S HARD TO STAY ON PROGRAM IN THE SUMMER

BUT IT’S SO MUCH HARDER TO NOT FIT IN YOUR CLOTHES. 

If you are really honest with yourself you know that when you stay on program that feels so much better than cheating. When you are cheating it’s for the moment when you stay strong and on program it’s for the results. I can’t say it enough – do the right thing and you will feel so much better – whether it’s weight loss, work, family, relationships, or vacations – life is about planning and following through and doing the right things. The reason we do this is because it’s what makes us happy. We feel accomplished, and we want to be our best, we want to feel healthy and yes we want to look good. We have one life and we want to have that balance of enjoing it but also working hard and being your best while you do it. When you have a plan you can accomplish all those things. Yes some days are going to be super easy and other days will feel like the most difficult days, but if you stick to your plan you will always get better results both mentally and physically.

 

DO WHAT IS RIGHT NOT WHAT IS EASY

~Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick

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IS THE STRUGGLE TO BE ON PROGRAM OR OFF PROGRAM?

BALANCE IN THE SUMMER

I have to say I am super impressed with how so many of you got right back on program after vacations. So many of you even texted me on vacation telling me you couldn’t wait to be back on program when you returned. For those of you who have experienced it you know that it is such a great feeling to have when you are away enjoying knowing that when you come back it’s only a couple of days until you feel back in control and back to yourself. Thinking about it more in depth it is even more amazing how quickly we feel the difference when we go from on program to off and then off program to on program.

IS IT A STRUGGLE TO BE ON PROGRAM OR OFF PROGRAM?  We always feel like it’s a struggle to be on program and do the right thing – but the funny thing is as soon as we have the freedom to go off program we can’t wait to get back on program again. Which brings me to the question is it more of a struggle to be off program or on program. I would have to say from the text messages it’s actually more of a struggle to be off program.

Here is why: Mentally while we are on program it feels so difficult and we just can’t wait to have a cheat day but you see the cheat day is part of the program so when you are on 6 days and cheating 1 day that is still very much on program. But when you have a long holiday weekend or a vacation and now you are off program every day – even if it’s just a cheat meal or extra drinks – you are off program and you immediately feel it in your body and clothes.  When you don’t have any 100% on program days and you feel it in your body it changes you mentally. You know it’s a struggle to feel that way and you don’t want to stay that way – and that is why you can’t wait to be on program again.  For those of you who have lived the program for a long time know exactly what I am talking about.

WEIGHT LOSS IS 90% MENTAL: When we break it down – what we learn on program is very simple: We can go enjoy our holiday and vacations knowing that when we return and get right back on program in only a couple of days we will feel so much better. It’s truly the beauty of the program. What many of you may not have realized is that the cheat day has set you up for this. Having your cheat day once week and learning how to get right back on program the day after cheating has taught you so much. You have learned how to go on vacation and get right back on program after the vacation is over. When you master this you have learned the balance of weight loss. Living healthy, losing weight and enjoying and indulging.

THE BEST LIFE IS ALL ABOUT BALANCE:  We work hard we play hard. In every part of life we need balance so that we don’t just do one thing too much because that will only set you up for failure. There is nothing more important than having a healthy balance in your life – you work hard to be healthy and feel good, but you also enjoy and indulge. It’s so important to incorporate the cheat day because no one can or should want to be 100% – 24/7.  When you learn how to incorporate the cheat day it teaches you the balance you need to lose weight. Just remember the cheat day only works when the other 6 days are 100%. If you are not having 100% days then you should not be having a cheat day.

LIVE THE PROGRAM: When you learn not to just do the program and you learn to live the program you will see it gets easier and easier to get back on program right after a cheat day, holiday and/or vacation. A big part of the program is not so much the vacation or holiday cheating – but what you do after it. It’s super easy to cheat but it’s twice as hard to get back on program after a long holiday weekend or vacation. But the more you live your 6 days on and 1 day off makes getting back on program so much easier because your body learns quickly how much better it feels when you are doing the right thing and feeling your best. Consistency is key here. The longer you teach your body to live the 6 days on and the 1 day off program – the easier it becomes and the faster you learn to live in this healthy balance.

YES, THE STRUGGLE IS REAL: While we want to enjoy summer we don’t want to throw away everything you worked so hard for. Remember when you are returning from vacation the first few days will always be the hardest because you are going from eating too much to eating less than your body needs – so you will experience real hunger pains. Just remember they are temporary. By thursday you will start to feel so much better and you will know only another couple of days until cheat day again. So if you are returning from vacation and feeling a little struggle with the hunger – remember how important it is that you get right back on program. Push yourself through the first couple of days and I promise you by the end of the week you will feel amazing. You will be thrilled that it’s behind you and that you are back on, feeling good and eating on program.

FINAL THOUGHTS: it’s hard but its also very doable. You make choices and you deal with the outcome. If you want the summer to continue to be fun and you want to feel good every week so you can enjoy it – then you need to learn to get right back on program after a holiday or long weekend. Continue to do your best everyday and be proud of it. Don’t wait until you find a perfect week where nothing is going on to go back on program – finding a perfect week in the summer where nothing is going on is impossible. Instead jump right in and think of your weight loss as weight loss days not weight loss weeks. Every day that you can make a weight loss day – do it. The more weight loss days you get in one week – the better the result at the end of the week.  When you treat your body good your body repays you will results.

GET THROUGH THE STRUGGLES YOU WILL SEE THE RESULTS

~Love to Live Healthy with Josephine Fitzpatrick