Heya Fitties!

First order of business… I have to apologize. A few months ago, I promised that we would be launching Group Fitness at Home on Black Friday.  It turns out music licensing is a (pricey) pain in the rumpus. And while it’s not impossible, it will take a little finessing on my part. It also will take a lot more attention (hence my recent resignation), a sprinkle more chutzpah and a healthy dose of courage to do what I do on camera for an hour.

That sounded dirty, but you know what I mean.

So I profusely apologize for missing my date — I sincerely didn’t mean to go back on my word — but I do not want to bring a half-ass product to you Fitties. You Fitties deserve the whole ass. So that’s what you’re going to get.

I certainly have a way with the English language. Eat your heart out Emily Dickinson.

Anyway, now that I’ve apologized for being a flake, I wanted to share this awesome and humorous comment from R., a veteran of the fitness battle who is seeing amazing changes. I hope to share more insights from this person (hint hint!) but in the meantime, here are some of the things he has done that has worked for him.  Note, you should always consult your own health care practitioner as neither he nor I are doctors.

I’ve lost 25 pounds since I first walked into your PiYo class! All the huffin’ and puffin’ in class has of course been good, and I’ve also made some pretty radical diet changes and I’m losing a couple pounds a week. I lost weight over Thanksgiving, for the love of Mary!

Here’s how it’s goin’ down:

1. Fruit for breakfast.
2. No snacking between meals. (EVER!!!)  (Comment from Lizzie: I have noticed this helps me as well. I really don’t need to eat all that often. I know conventional wisdom tells you differently, but if it ain’t workin’, try the no snack method!)
3. No overeating at meals – One plate will do ya just fine.
4. Remembering that everything you take in that isn’t water, is food. (I’m looking at YOU, superdelicious mocha-frappa-whipped cream frenzy!)

So, that’s what I’ve been doing lately, and it’s been working wonders – not that YOU need fitness advice from me, of course, but these tips might be of use to others who are down with the struggle.

These are great tips and I so appreciate R.’s willingness to share them. I ALWAYS need fitness advice — I’m as much a work in progress as anyone! I hope these tips are useful to everyone!