Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Drink Yourself Skinny

How to Drink Yourself Skinny In Time for Summer!

Did you know that you can make a dramatic difference to your waistline by changing what you drink everyday? So before you reach for that next drink out of the vending machine or convenience store fridge, pause for a second! Here are a some of the culprits to watch for (take note of the sneaky and surprising amount of carbs in each drink) :

Cup of Orange juice (250mL)90 Calories, 20g Carbs

Cup of Cranberry Juice (250mL)123 Calories, 29g Carbs

Mizone (bottle 750mL)120 Calories, 27.8g Carbs

Powerade (bottle 600mL)192 Calories, 45.6g Carbs equivalent to 2 Cadbury Boost Bars.

Large Cappuccino full cream milk with 2 sugars:460 Calories, 19.6g Fat, 28.4g Carbsequivalent to two canisters of Dairy Whipped cream

Those of you having four coffees a day:920 calories, 39.1g Fat, 56.8g CarbsSugar equivalent to 3 150g servings of Cold Rock Vanilla IceCream...and more calories and saturated fat than two slices of deep-dish sausage and pepperoni pizza from Domino’s.!

Red Bull (can 250mL)115 calories,28.3g Carbs Coca Cola (bottle 600mL)258 calories, 63.6g carbsequivalent to 4 slices of Nanna’s Apple pie

Worst Energy Drink: Rockstar Energy Drink(1 can, 440mls)280 calories, 0g fat, 62g sugars. Sugar equivalent to 6 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts.

Worst Soft Drink: Sunkist(1 bottle, 600mls)320 calories, 0g fat, 84g sugars. Sugar equivalent to 6 Bulla Ice Cream Bars.

Okay, I’m going to stop there. Do you see a pattern here? Lots of calories and loads of sugar. Research from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has shown that it’s not uncommon for the average Australian to consume 800 calories or more per day through drinks alone! If you drink 2-3 of these “empty calorie” drinks every day, that’s up to 5600 calories per week or over 500g of fat per week. Extra weight isn't the only problem associated with drinking empty calories, consuming too many calories—especially empty calories—can lead to a variety of conditions: coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, not to mention tooth decay from the sugars. So what's the best drink I hear you ask?
Its water!______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I have put together a great program so you can be fit in time for summer- its called the 12 Weeks Until Summer Transformation

And because I want to see you all in a program that is so complete the results are guaranteed I have created some amazing discounts for people who are ready to take action.

Check it all out at:
And please don’t delay- I only had 11 spots available in this program- 4 are already taken.
I have created a discount structure to favour action takers- the quicker you act, the more you save.

Heres the url again- http://www.oxygentransformation.com
As soon as I have 11 clients in the program I will be taking the site down- so act today!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Top 7 Tips for the City to Surf

Maree, Greg, Christy, Christel, and Saskia…are competing in the City to Surf tomorrow- good luck guys!

Here’s my top tips for everyone in the City to Surf

Rest: Have a good nights rest the night before- have a decent sized dinner and have heaps of water right throughout the day.

Put out your clothes the night before: Put out the clothes you will be competing in so there are no delays on Sunday morning.

Set 2 alarms and allow yourself plenty of time to get to the race early- be at least an hour early.

Drink Water Before the race: Have a decent amount of water before, during and after the race

At the Start: Pace yourself- many people will get caught up in the moment and sprint like its the 100 metres final at the Olympics, you will pass them again soon enough!

Eat After the Race: do a good stretch and have some healthy food containing protein soon afterwards (before celebratory drinks).

The Day after the Race: There is a good chance you will be a little stiff. A hot bath, stretching, massage and some gentle exercise will all help. Eat regularly to help your body rebuild.

And most importantly have fun, enjoy the experience have a fun fantastic day!

Monday, August 2, 2010

What Is Your Reward?

I have been covering some extra sessions recently to catch up more of you at training and I am always amazed at what a privileged life I lead having the opportunity to work with such a great group of people…thank you.

One of the areas that I am really encouraging everyone to think about is setting personal rewards.

When clients start training they are always ready to tell me what they hate about their bodies- right down to what part they dislike the most- that might be love handles, their tummy, their hips, or just their sluggish energy levels.

Training involves a commitment to time- time you could be spending sleeping, working, catching up with family and friends and at the movies.

Yet while everyone tells me what they don’t like about themselves and the commitment they will be making to training when I ask what your reward will be the answer is often nothing!

Your mind works by moving towards pleasure and away from pain.

Making time for training, sweating, lifting weights can be a little bit about pain so giving your self a reward really gives you balance and the rewarding prospect of lasting results.

What should my reward be?
Rewards can be big and small.

One client recently bought a gift voucher for a new pair of jeans- what a great reward and commitment too- that’s fantastic.

Rewards can be a simple as a CD, an Ipod, or a new book- all are a great for rewarding small victories.

Do you know what my big reward is?

As you can imagine I have some very specific goals. When I am in the great shape that I was in when I started Oxygen and have hit the targets I have set for business about helping others I am upgrading my car to a Jeep Wrangler.

Life since oxygen has always been a balancing act between both targets- something I am still getting better at.

That has set the bar pretty high hasn’t it- that’s how important my goals are to me- there’s a lot of pain in there so I need a lot of pleasure to balance that out.

go on- click comment to commit to a goal and a reward now!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The benefits of stretching

Hi Guys- I am yet to meet anyone who couldn't benefit from doing more stretching and many of these people want to touch their toes so we have put together the special report "The Top 10 Stretches To Help Touch Your Toes"
Here are the top 3 reasons why you should be doing more stretching:
Stretching reduces muscle soreness
Stretching reduces your risk of injury
Stretching gives you the ability to push yourself further in training with less effort.
And on top of this I am yet to meet a client who stretches enough or even has enough knowledge about how to stretch correctly to receive benefit.
Remember- There is more to stretching than the funny moves that the old guys do down at the beach!

Download the Report Here>>

Monday, January 11, 2010

How Thinking Big This Year Can Transform Your Life

I thought we should start this year with a fitspiraton with some inspiration.

On Sat April 11th Susan Boyle appeared on Britain's got talent.

Susan Boyle lived alone with her cat, was unemployed and at 47 years of age she said she had never been kissed.

She had only ever sung at her local church.

You couldn't say that Susan looked like a star.

Susan stood up to an absolute grilling from Simon Cowell (best known from his harsh judging in American idol) and told Simon that her goal was to be a professional singer.

Susan ignored the incredulous reaction from the judges and audience alike and focused on singing “I dreamed a dream”

By the end of her performance she had everyone in the auditorium standing and had won over all the judges.

By November 2009 Susan had a number one album in the UK, US, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, in some cases outselling number 2 in the charts by 5 times.

Dream big this year.

Set specific goals. "Specific is Terrific"

Set your goals big, especially for the long term.

Create a workable plan of action and follow through.

Everything you want is in your grasp- and you can make it happen…

Watch Susan Boyle's debut performance on Britain's got talent - it will bring tears to your eyes

Susan Boyle - Britains Got Talent 2009 Episode 1 - Saturday 11th April HD ...

Friday, December 11, 2009

"dead because she wanted to have a slightly firmer ass"


A 38-year-old former Miss Argentina, Solange Magnano, died over the weekend from complications resulting from cosmetic surgery.
"This woman who had everything is dead because she wanted to have a slightly firmer ass," said Roberto Piazza, a fashion designer and close friend of Magnano, who frequently appeared as a runway model in his fashion shows.
She was rushed to hospital on Friday suffering from a pulmonary embolism and died on Sunday.
Its such a shame that this story has followed on so quickly since my last one on quick solutions.

Getting a toned butt is simpler and faster than you might think and it doesn't involve surgery, wraps, pills or creams.

And the pursuit of a toned butt will help you to be fit, healthy and strong and be looking and feeling great.

The thee biggest elements in program that tones your butt are:
Resistance training for toning
Cardio to burn the fat away that hides the toning you already have there
Your daily calorie intake needs to be in deficit to burn away the body fat that hides you toned butt
The best butt toning exercise is the squat.
Below Anthony is demoing how to squat- see how his knees don’t go over his toes and you could
rest a cup of tea on his knee.

Once you can do this exercise with perfect form then add hand weights or a bar.

(Hint- get your form right by leaning on a fitball against the wall to ensure your correct alignment).

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Woman with the Lopsided Breasts

For todays Fitspiration I want to share with you a story that really moved me.

It was posted by one of my mentors- motivational speaker Craig Harper.

The Woman with the Lopsided Breasts


After you have read the story check out the link to Craigs Book- Fattitude. It is one of the best books I have read this year.

Heres the address again