3 Questions You Must Ask Before You Begin your Weight Loss Resolution

Hi Evan Raoof here…

Have you committed a to a Fresh start or a  resolution for a new you?

I want to help you  stay committed far beyond all the other people who give up within the first 14 days of a News Years resolution or a fresh start . I want  you to be the last person standing ready  for the next level within 90 days . Will you be one of the eight percent  that will be ready ?

I see so many people struggling with the big C word –Commitment, when it comes to establishing a new life style and achieving long term success.

To help you stay the course and conquer your commitment to be healthy and fit I want to share with you the 3 questions you must ask yourself before you start a fitness program , begin a weight loss journey or hire a personal   trainer.

The Questions are so important I have made 3 short videos for you to take the time to answer. I have also given you access to a cheat sheet so that you can write them down.

I believe you have to take the time and answer these questions if you have any chance of achieving long term fitness and health success and satisfaction.

Hey we know that exercise is good for you at any age I can site many studies and you can watch Dr. OZ   or other gurus if you do not already know that exercise will help you be stronger, fight diabetes, heart disease ,help manage stress and of course fight the fat.

So what is it going to take for you to establish healthy habits ?You are aware establishing healthy habits  can save your life?I understand simple does not equate to easy, If it was easy everyone would be doing it.But you can do this !So Why do you really want to live?

To be the best you can be you will have to look at your life differently. If you want to be better. You should be open to be coach-able and teachable . To be at your best you need to be training, eat right and get plenty of sleep to keep your concentration up.I believe the  primary benefit healthy and fit  is more energy and vitality With energy and vitality it makes all the other benefits of exercise and nutrition possible .

I want to give you some suggestions   but it is important that you  come up with your own reasons .

“I want to keep up with my kids or grandchildren?”

It is a joy to have your children don’t let them wear you out. Be strong physically goes along way  with that vitality and energy.  You will be more focused and attentive.

“I want to be a role model for my children”

Enough said here  if you are showing off your bad habits your kids will be just like you for sure .

“ I want to be more productive at work “

Hey if  you own a business   you want to be more efficient and profitable. Setting an example for your employees  can mean a more profitable and healthy business,  giving you more time with family .If you have any doubts Go to a  top 10 list for entrepreneurs or business owners , Exercise and nutrition is sure to be listed.

Dig deep a I want to lose 50 pounds  in 5 days just  is not  going to cut it ….  Take a few minutes and answer  the following 2 questions

Question #1 

 Why do I need to   embrace the daily habit of exercise,nutrition and a  healthy lifestyle ?

Take a few minutes and write the answer that is right for you .Close your eyes and see and feel what your life will be like in 6 or 12 months.How does it impact you, your family, and your business?Take 2 minutes and do it now.When you are done you are ready for question # 2.

 Question #2

 What is the one reason that has kept me from getting a healthy body?

I will make this easy for you which one of the following with my years of experience these are the top 3 reasons I hear or sense when I work with clients

  • Fear of not knowing what to do
  • Fear of getting hurt
  • Don’t make the time.
  • I already have health concerns or injuries  I can’t exercise .

The key is to understand what is really holding you back so that you can address it. If we can recognize the problem   we will know where to start  and the intensity in which to plan your workouts .

Ideally you want to carve out 5-7 hours per week … no worries with a plan and a schedule you can make the time.

Hey if you don’t rush through the question “Why I need to exercise   you will make the time.

Take a moment and write down your answer when you are done you are ready for question # 3

Question # 3

 Where am I going to get help and support.

  • Go to the internet or store and buy a book
  • Ask a friend to help me
  • Join a Boot camp or group
  • Hire a personal Trainer to get the knowledge

Now that you have answered   these 3 questions   This is the bonus question   that will   really help you stay focused.  Lets close your eyes   and  visualize  What your life will be like in 6 months to 1 year

Stop the video here and answer it now!

Now you are  ready to answer this question

What will my life look like in 6 months or 1 year because I have embraced the daily habit of exercise, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle ?

You know you can do this …it just takes a little bit of self-discovery to help you  uncover your true potential. A professional fitness trainer  can help you get  the knowledge and results  you deserve. Hey it is a simple process   but you will need to sit down and dig deep and really ask these questions of you self .. If you do not  you will not   be successful in any  fitness program for the long hall.

I may be biased but the best way for you get results is to hire a personal trainer  that is aligned with your goals and  can inspire and motivate you . The truth is as  a personal trainer we must really know the answer to the 3 questions .. as we work with you and we  will ask   you ..

The more clarity you have and preparation will allow you to choose the right fitness, weight loss  program and choose  the right Personal  trainer to help you.

I have put together  a mini Fitness Goal sheet that can help you clarify these questions  for you .

I have also hooked you up with some good resources for you to Grab on my facebook. page . I have  the link below

My wish for you is for you to realize your full potential and support your Training for your best performance!

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Holiday Survival Guide: How to Get Through the Holidays With No Regrets

Hey it is Evan Raoof  and i am with  you . You have worked hard this  past year in your weight loss and fitness  journey or maybe you have struggled to stay on point . With the Holidays here you just want to get through this season without gaining a ton of weight or feeling guilty about not sticking  through  your plan fear no more ….

10 Holiday Survival Tips

Let’s face it:  it is hard to stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan during the holidays.  Everywhere we turn there are tempting foods and drinks—from treats at office parties to our own traditional family favorites.  When you add in a busy schedule filled with shopping and get-togethers that make it tough to squeeze in exercise, you have a recipe for disaster as far as our scales are concerned.

The good news is that you really can get through the holidays without gaining weight.  It will take some effort, but you will thank yourself a thousand times when January 1st rolls around and you have no regrets!

Your Goal:  Maintenance

In order to greet the New Year without tipping the scale, it is wise to try to maintain your weight during the next few weeks instead of trying to lose.   Remember:  you want to enjoy the holidays, not be miserable from deprivation.  This means that you will allow yourself occasional treats and splurges and keep the scale where it is rather than trying to actually decrease your weight.

There are several ways to accomplish this:

  • Don’t skip your workouts.  Even moderate intensity workouts can burn 300-400 calories per hour.  You need this calorie-burn to keep up with the richer food that you will be eating.  You will also be less likely to overeat if you have just sweated through a hard workout!
  • Eat breakfast.  People who eat breakfast consume fewer calories throughout the day than those who skip this important meal.
  • Keep a food diary.  Write down every single thing you eat—even if it is only one bite of shrimp cocktail.  It is a proven fact that keeping a food journal results in better weight control than not keeping one.
  • Monitor your hunger.  Never show up at a party or buffet ravenous—you will most certainly overeat.  Drink water and have a protein-filled snack (such as nuts or cheese) before arriving. This will help you to have more self-control around the temptations.
  • Weigh yourself twice each week. Normally it is not a good idea to step on the scale too often, but during the holidays it’s a great way to stay on track with your goals.  If you see the scale start to creep, you can immediately take steps to correct it, such as backing off your calories for a day or two, drinking more water and adding in a little more exercise.
  • Watch your portion size.  If you have an idea of how much food you are putting on your plate, you will be less likely to overdo it.  Take a look at the chart to familiarize yourself with portion sizes as they compare to your hand.
  • Deal quickly with leftovers. If you have unhealthy leftovers in your home, you are likely to indulge.  Don’t leave them sitting around.  Freeze them, give them away or toss them.  It’s not worth the temptation!
  • Check in with your future self.  Every day, speak to yourself from the future—say, from January 1.  Thank yourself for doing the tough work of self-discipline during these holiday weeks.  You might say something like this:

“Thank you!  I feel great!  I’m no heavier than I was in November, I’ve stayed on track with my exercise, my energy is incredible and I’ve got the momentum to spend the rest of the winter getting in even better shape before spring gets here!”

  • Go public.  Sound scary?  It’s supposed to!  Let others know what your current weight is and check in with them each time you weigh yourself.  That kind of intense accountability will give you will power when the cheesecake and fudge starts showing up at the office!


You can survive the holidays with no added weight gain.  Remember these tips and keep a vision of what you want to feel like on January 1 in mind.  It’s going to be a great holiday season!

The Power of Gratitude and why Thanks giving truly matters

Hi Evan Raoof here  i want   to take this time to say Thank you to all  readers of my blog/newsletter and social media friends and connections

This is the time of year that we take to  publicly give thanks  on the account of Thanksgiving .

I  guess as we get older we start appreciating  what we have right now.

Over this past year  I have really  looked to understand the power of gratitude

I am so grateful for my children for they truly put a smile on my face. They remind me every day…How you should be, How you treat others with respect, communicate your word ..Allows you to see the world through a child’s eyes gives me the eyes of wonder that anything is possible finding my strength wanting to live with a smile grateful for family and grateful to my connections  with you.

I just received this awesome email from Mind Valley

do you know that the practice of “giving thanks” embeds a lot of meaning to your life?

And do you know that practicing gratitude is so absolutely simple that all it takes to start is with a little smile on your face?

Notice  they wrote simple   sure  yet  being mindful each day allows you to work toward easy .

This is the info graphic  that I thought  was awesome.    i put it on my blog here because I love it . You should click here   Mind valley is hosting a generous  Thanks giving give away.

They have some awesome programs I personally have found success with just one ,Silva Life System. It is a powerful  education of  the mind and truly more than active meditation.

They’re giving away 3 free passes to 10 of their most very best personal growth courses…  Start with the infographic here 

All you have to do is:

1. Tell us what you’re grateful for this year
2. Share the infographic with your friends

And on Thursday, Thanksgiving day, you may
well be one of the lucky winners. :-

I wish all of you a fantastic Thanksgiving 🙂