4 Release The Beast Chapters That Teach You Environmental Control

A big aspect that’s often overlooked when getting into shape is your environment. Most people focus only on their diets and their training routine. Release The Beast: Conquer Mental, Physical & Diet Challenges To Unleash The Champion Inside! spends four chapters focusing on your actual living environment. Join me as I apply the environmental lessons from the book towards my goal to get down to 195 pounds.

Chapter 15 Basic Food Tools

My kitchen is stocked with all the basic kitchen tools plus lots more. I’m a big foodie so over the years I have purchased lots of kitchen gizmos. Those gizmos have made my meal planning pretty easy. As the years have gone by, I don’t use most of my gadgets as much. It’s always nice to know that they are around if needed.

The pantry in my house consistently contains sauces and seasonings to create various cuisines. We try our best in our household to make our meals exciting. That can be going from Caribbean jerk chicken one night to Indian curry the next.

I’m currently working mostly from home, so I don’t carry my lunch around like I had been doing for most of my adult life. In the Release The Beast Video Course, I show my infamous lunch cooler that got me through many years of eating healthy on the go.

Chapter 16 Create A Safety Zone

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This chapter comes at a perfect time. In last week’s Countdown to 195, I mention just how bad my eating week was. I suffered a mini depression spell. It’s hard to know if it was due to the weather OR due to all the crappy eating I was doing. I personally think it was a combination of the two.

Throughout that week (and the week prior) I had been eating foods that I KNOW I shouldn’t eat. They were the foods that for years I had identified as my personal trigger foods. I continued to purse them because sub-consciously I knew I would be getting towards this chapter.

This is the chapter that changes the game when it comes to what you keep in your safety zone. This chapter is all about making trigger food lists.

What is a Trigger Food?

Trigger foods can be identified by one or more of the following:

  1. Contains Sugar
  2. Contains Salt
  3. Contains some sort of fat
  4. One serving size is normally UNREALISTIC

Those combinations basically create a situation in which people just can’t control themselves when presented with the food item. Those are the characteristics of all the classic binge foods. That’s exactly the foods I was snacking on in excess for the past couple of weeks.

Trigger foods are broken down between Yellow and Red Groups. The yellow is more of a gateway drug. That means that these are items that can be in your house and you don’t crave for them. BUT if you were to eat one of them…..it most likely will lead to two servings…which turn to three……which turns you towards eating something else (most likely from your Red trigger food lists.)

Red trigger foods are the foods you KNOW you can’t control yourself with. These are foods that you completely cave in around while in eyesight. An example for me is ice cream. I’ve never been able to just eat a single serving and be satisfied. Give me the whole half-gallon!

Based on the past couple of months, I’ve been able to put together a pretty good list of my trigger foods. Creating this list is probably the ONLY good thing about me not reaching my 195 goal yet. Here are the two lists:

Yellow Trigger Foods

  1. Wheat Bread
  2. Muffins
  3. Soda
  4. Popcorn
  5. Cheese
  6. Candy (see what happened to me after Halloween!)
  7. Peanut Butter
  8. Crackers (saltine and/or Ritz)
  9. Alcohol

Red Trigger Foods

  1. Ice Cream
  2. Potato Chips
  3. Cake
  4. Cookies
  5. Pie
  6. Pastries
  7. Popsicle/Novelty treats
  8. Doughnuts

I have a list of all these foods placed on my refrigerator door. For now on, I’ll be sure to always look at this list before attempting to eat something on this list. It doesn’t mean you will go the rest of your life avoiding these foods. By having these foods written down, it will bring awareness and make you really evaluate whether or not you should be eating that item at that moment in time.

Chapter 17: Shop, Chop & Prep

cart full of groceries

In my household we plan two weeks worth of meals ahead of time. My wife and I pull out a calendar and mark down the meals we would like to have for the next two weeks. Once that is done, we typically go grocery shopping once a week. For us this is the easiest and fastest way to plan.

It’s only my wife and I in our household so I currently don’t have outside influencers making it harder to shop.

In a normal week, we cook about four-five nights a week. On one or two of those nights, we’ll make a big meal that’s designed to last for several days. Given our work/life schedule, we don’t mind cooking as often as we do. The key is to do what works best with your situation.

Chapter 18: Surviving The Office

Oh man, I remember the dreaded office days. For the past couple of months I’ve been working primarily from my home office. So I currently have not had to implement most of the lessons taught in this chapter. It wouldn’t surprise me if I found myself back in a office environment in the next couple of months. If I do, I’ll be sure to come back to this chapter!

But as I read the chapter, it did remind me that I should definitely get up and walk around more often. I have several set of stairs in my house that I should be taking advantage of during my breaks.

Speaking of breaks….I need to start taking them more often! I have a habit of getting in the zone and next thing I know five hours have went by with me at typing away at my laptop!


 

These are the four chapters in Release The Beast that address your environment. If you haven’t read the book yet, I highly suggest you do!

Mike’s Countdown To 195: Week Eleven

Welcome to Week 11 of me publicly broadcasting my goal of getting down to 195 pounds every Friday until that goal is accomplished.

History Of How I Got Here

June 2010
  • End of massive weight loss transformation.
  • Lost around 80 pounds of fat in two years
  • Got weight down to 184 pounds

 

September 2010 – December 2014
  • Yearly fitness goals to lift weights for maintenance and strength.
  • 95% of workouts are based on lifting weights
  • Comfortable with maintaining a healthy weight around 205-210 pounds based on home/work lifestyle

 

January 2015
  • Wanted to lose as much fat as possible before pursuing a massive muscle building program
  • Created a year long goal to lose at least 15 pounds of fat by end of the year
  • If I suffered no muscle loss, 195 pounds would equate to 15 pounds of fat loss.

 

January – November 2015
  • Weight bounced between 199 – 215 pounds

 

November 20, 2015

 

December 2015

 

January 2016

 

**SPECIAL NOTE**:
Truth be told, Michael doesn’t care how much he weighs. The real stat that matters to him is his waist. That’s the measurement that tells the real story about his fat loss. One of Michael’s other goals for 2015 was to have a consistent 34.5” or smaller waist size. Since waist measurements aren’t as sexy as weight loss, he decided to focus on the scale for these countdown weeks, while looking at the waist as a secondary measurement.

WEEK 11: January 22– 28 2016

January 22nd Stats
Scale Weight: 206.4 pounds
Waist: 34.7 inches

Week 11 Main Goals

  • Drop scale weight from 206.4 to 205 pounds
  • Get waist under 34.6 inches
  • Stay 80% compliant with my eating
    • That means that out of ten meals of the week, eight of them had to follow my healthy eating plan.

 

Observations & Challenges

Distracted

I didn’t have a great week. I live in Virginia. Like most of the East Coast, my area got hit by the Jonas Snow Blizzard. It was very unreal! Luckily, we did not suffer any utility damage. We just suffered from the inability to go out due to the roads being covered with ice and snow.

Eating

The best way to explain this week is that I let my seasonal eating take over. I had a stronger desire to eat sweets more than I had a desire to get towards my goal. I felt more like a bear hibernating in the winter. I just wanted to get some extra warmth as I lay inside my cave aka home.

Workout

Due to the blizzard, I did not make it to the gym on my normal days. That was to be expected. Normally I would be energized to do some exercises in my home. Given how bad my eating was, I normally don’t attempt to exercise to make up for crappy eating. That’s what happened during this week.

This best exercise during the week was me shoveling the snow. Great exercise that sapped my energy.

Mentality

Once the blizzard reared it’s ugly head to my neck of the woods, I had no desire to be perfect. There was something about being cold that took control over my emotions. I was just in a very bad place for this week. I’ll admit it!

Like most folks, I can suffer from the “All or Nothing” mentality. I have the knowledge to stop having that mentality but it’s very easy for it to creep its ugly head back into my life. That’s why a book like Release The Beast: Conquer Mental, Physical & Diet Challenges To Unleash The Champion Inside! is a life changer.

When I was down in the dumps, the tasks I had completely in Release The Beast broke me out of my slump. There’s something very powerful about the chapter dealing with the past. When I read what I wrote down, it made me want to break out of my funk instantly.

I acknowledge that this was a bad week and that my effort was not great. That’s okay! I’ve seen what I’ve done in the past and I know who I want to be in the future. All I have to do is be realistic and take each day at a time!

Food Journal

Here are my embarrassing but truthful food stats for the week:

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End of Week 11: January 29th, 2016

  • Scale Weight: 211.6 lbs
  • Waist: 35.4 inches
  • 40% Compliant
    • 9 out of 22 meals I ate during the week were compliant with my eating plan

No big surprises here. I was emotionally in a bizarre place this past week. Not sure if it was cabin fever, but I just didn’t feel like my normal self.

I reviewed my progress from January 2015, and it’s amazing how at this time a year ago I magically lost 17 pounds in 21 days. It was so simple because I made it so.

I’m going to make sure that I keep that simplicity up for these next weeks. There come’s times in my life where things just click. Winter time has always been difficult time for me to personally lose significant weight. But I think that it’s more mental than physical.

My mentality will have to be stronger than my gym ethic for me to get down to 195 pounds during these cold months. With Release The Beast by my side, I’m ready!

No if, ands or buts…..it’s time to get down to 195 pounds!

Upcoming Week 11 goals:

  • Drop scale weight from 211.6 to 210 pounds.
  • Waist under 35.3 inches
  • Eat about 1926 calories a day
    • Ideally that breaks down to:
      • 193 grams Protein
      • 193 grams Carbohydrates
      • 43 grams Fat

Emotional eating and the snow blizzard kicked my butt in Week 11. What’s in store for Week 12? Will Michael get up of the canvas? Is Michael going to let another social event lead him down another binge spree? Why is losing weight during cold months so hard for Mike?

Stay locked here to find out!

5 Release The Beast Chapters That Respects Your Body & Mind

Two weeks ago, I started my January 2016 journey of using Release The Beast: Conquer Mental, Physical & Diet Challenges To Unleash The Champion Inside! to get towards my goals for this year. The first week was about confronting my past. Last week was about coming up with a plan. This week’s chapters are all about respecting the mind & body.

Chapter 10: Sleep

Over the past month, my sleep has been averaging about 7 hours a night. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been going to sleep later at night. I realized I needed to get back to going to bed at my dedicated time.

So for this task, I need to try to get eight hours of sleep for five nights in a row. My biggest distraction has come from me watching TV late at night. Too much binge watching has occurred since the holiday season.

I will make sure that I’m completely done with watching TV and using electronics 30 minutes before bedtime. This will require an interesting change of pace.

5 Day Result

I averaged 7 hours, 30 minutes of sleep during my five day trail period. I woke up feeling fine and energized. Due to the snow blizzard, I didn’t have to be up early so I slept in. This week I’ll be trying to get the sleep while getting up early.

Chapter 11: Prior To The Workout

red gym bag opened revealing misc items like shoes, water bottles, hats, etc

My current gym rotation has me going to the gym around 6:30 AM. Once I’m done at the gym, I have the current leisure of being able to go back to my house. For most of my working life I did not have that ability. Any early morning workout would have involved me packing a gym bag the night prior to the workout.

For now I just prepare my gym shorts, shirts, iPod, jacket and sweatpants the night prior. I normally have my gym items stacked in my bathroom so I can easily thrown them on after waking up.

I also have a small backpack that I keep pens, my workout journal and workout chalk for my hands. I do a lot of compound movements, and the chalk is great at helping me with maintain my grip while weightlifting.

Chapter 12: Good vs. Bad Pain

I’m fortunate enough that I currently do not have any major pains in my body. I have a history of chondromalacia patellae every since my teenage years. I always have to be careful and not overdue any activities that require jumping and lots of flexing of my knee joints.

My next two areas of normal concern would be my shoulders and lower back. I typically do stretches for those areas while warming up. Over the past month I will admit that I’ve been slacking in doing my stretches. When I’m doing bodybuilding type routines, I have a habit of not stretching as much as I did when lifting weights for pure strength. I’ll put a stretching back on my warm up priority list.

Chapter 13: Relieve That Stress

One of my main problems while sleeping during the last couple of months has been stress. When going starting a business from scratch, there’s bound to be all types of stress. That has led to some interesting dreams these past couple of months. I have had a habit of waking up after each sleep cycle.

To combat this stress, I’ve started to do mediation. This chapter mentions mediation as one of the great stress relievers out there. For me, it does help deal with my work related stress. I do feel a greater sense of calm while going through my day to day life. I currently do about 10 minutes of mediation during the morning. I plan to slowly increase that over time.

The two stress relievers I need to get back in the habit of doing are bath tub soaks and yoga. I haven’t soaked in a tub in three months. Like the chapter says, it is one of the best stress relievers most of us have in our homes that we easily forget about. A good soak can work miracles for our aches and pains.

white woman and black man doing yoga at a gym studioYoga is just plain awesome. I’m currently designing an exercise program for some clients, and I’m making yoga a requirement! I like how this chapter reminded me that I needed to get back doing yoga. My recent workout routines involved lots of strength training, so I’ve been forgetting stress relieving exercises like yoga. I’ll be sure to add it back in during my next rotation. There’s just too much good stuff with yoga for it not be included.

Chapter 14: What’ Up Doc

I haven’t been to a doctor in the last ten months. I’m due for an annual physical. I recently acquired some new health insurance, so I’ll be sure to schedule an appointment. I’m fortunate enough where I’m a pretty healthy person. But it’s still better to be safe than sorry. As long as my knees are not in pain, I’m happy!


These five chapters are very simple.  They are so simple, that most of us overlook these basic steps when wanting to get into shape.

Next week will be the section of Release The Beast that deals with your environment.  That’s the section of the book that’s unlike any other other out there.   Learn how your environment is the key to sustaining your long term plan!

Mike’s Countdown To 195: Week Ten

Welcome to Week 10 of me publicly broadcasting my goal of getting down to 195 pounds every Friday until that goal is accomplished.

History Of How I Got Here

June 2010
  • End of massive weight loss transformation.
  • Lost around 80 pounds of fat in two years
  • Got weight down to 184 pounds

 

September 2010 – December 2014
  • Yearly fitness goals to lift weights for maintenance and strength.
  • 95% of workouts are based on lifting weights
  • Comfortable with maintaining a healthy weight around 205-210 pounds based on home/work lifestyle

 

January 2015
  • Wanted to lose as much fat as possible before pursuing a massive muscle building program
  • Created a year long goal to lose at least 15 pounds of fat by end of the year
  • If I suffered no muscle loss, 195 pounds would equate to 15 pounds of fat loss.

 

January – November 2015
  • Weight bounced between 199 – 215 pounds

 

November 20, 2015

 

December 2015

 

January 2016

**SPECIAL NOTE**:
Truth be told, Michael doesn’t care how much he weighs. The real stat that matters to him is his waist. That’s the measurement that tells the real story about his fat loss. One of Michael’s other goals for 2015 was to have a consistent 34.5” or smaller waist size. Since waist measurements aren’t as sexy as weight loss, he decided to focus on the scale for these countdown weeks, while looking at the waist as a secondary measurement.

WEEK 10: January 15 – 21 2016

January 15th Stats
Scale Weight: 206 pounds
Waist: 35.0 inches

Week 10 Main Goals

  • Drop scale weight from 206 to 205 pounds
  • Get waist under 34.9 inches
  • Stay 90% compliant with my eating
    • That means that out of ten meals of the week, nine of them had to follow my healthy eating plan.

 

Observations & Challenges

Eating

So last week I was perfect. I did not have one single craving. This week I started off knowing that I was going out to lunch with my mom. What should have been just one simple cheat meal turned into something unexpected!

The night prior to the planned dinner, I decided to have some Nutter Butter cookies that made it’s way into our house. My wife and I normally don’t keep too many cookies in the house. Normally when they’re in the house, I tell my wife to put them away so I don’t have to think about them.

Well my eye got a glimpse of the Nutter Butters. After seeing them in my home and knowing how perfect I was, my mind told my body that it would be ok to eat a couple of the cookies. You see, it’s not like I always had them around so my mind thought I would easily be able to handle them.

What happened over the next three days can only be defined as severe emotional eating. In my area, there was a severe cold front. Once my body got a whiff of that cold, it naturally just wanted comfort food!

So I caved in. Then like in the past, my body naturally tells my mind when it’s had enough! My body gives me tons of warnings like:

  1. Excess gas
  2. Severe bloating
  3. Feelings of weakness
  4. Excess mucus in my throat when eating to much carb/fat combinations.

The last straw for me this time was when I was eating a store bought mini peach pie with vanilla ice cream. As I got halfway through the pie, I realized just how non-fresh the pie tasted. Two spoonfuls into the ice cream, I noticed that it tasted artificial as well.

My experience almost makes me want to go back on an idea I once had when it came towards “junk” food. I once told my wife that we should only eat sweets that we make ourselves. No more convenient sweets. If we really wanted it, we should just make it from scratch.

Workout

That incredible burst of energy I experienced last week was gone for the majority of the workouts this week. Without a doubt it’s due to me overindulging in junk. Something that tastes so wonderful going in your mouth can seriously halt your progress at the gym.

Mentality

I’m reading my book, Release The Beast: Conquer Mental, Physical & Diet Challenges To Unleash The Champion Inside! and completing the tasks daily. Even though I’m the author, it still is refreshing to put your ego in check and make sure you are REALLY doing everything you could be doing for success.

In Overcoming Ghosts Of The Past With Release The Beast, I mentioned how the past helped me figured out who I was. It was perfect timing as it helped curve my mini-binge. This is the time of the year in which I normally don’t try to lose weigh. My past self just likes to eat comfort foods that make me feel warm during the winter.

I acknowledge that and realize that my mentality for this winter will need to change if I’m to get down to 195 pounds.

Food Journal

For better or worse…Here are my food stats for the week:

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End of Week 10: January 22nd, 2016

  • Scale Weight: 206.4 lbs
  • Waist: 34.7
  • 63% Compliant
    • 15 out of 24 meals I ate during the week were compliant with my eating plan

I was expecting both scale and waist measurements to be higher than what was measured. I took both measurements on Tuesday morning. Those measurements said my waist was 35.8 inches and 211 pounds.

Again, you can’t judge your weight loss by what the scale says! Also my waist ballooned up due to how my body reacts to flour/sugar/fat combinations.
When I eat cookies, pie, fries, pizza and ice cream for a couple of days, that’s to be expected.

Going up and down is very frustrating. But that’s what this experience is all about. Showing folks what real weight loss looks like. It’s never super easy. A good long term eating plan will have its highs and lows but at the end, you’ll see more lows than highs.  All of my ten countdown weeks are proof of it!

After reading Section 2 of Release The Beast, I wrote 6 Release The Beast Chapters That Will Jumpstart Your Fitness Plan.  In that post, I mention that my realistic goal is to be 80% compliant or better with my diet for the entire month.  That allows me to not stress out too much if I fall off the wagon like I did this past week.

Upcoming Week 11 goals:

  • Drop scale weight from 206.5 to 205 pounds.
  • Waist under 34.6 inches
  • Stay 80% compliant or better with my eating
    • That means that out of ten meals of the week, eight of them had to follow my healthy eating plan.
  • Eat about 1926 calories a day
    • Ideally that breaks down to:
      • 193 grams Protein
      • 193 grams Carbohydrates
      • 43 grams Fat

Looks like I enjoyed my Mom’s birthday and Martin Luther King’s Day a little too much! Is there more celebrating inside of me? Is another pizza on the menu this week? Will the East Coast Snow Blizzard trap me in my house preventing access to the gym?

So much drama! Tune in next week to find out what happens!

6 Release The Beast Chapters That Will Jumpstart Your Fitness Plan

Last week, I started my January 2016 journey of using Release The Beast: Conquer Mental, Physical & Diet Challenges To Unleash The Champion Inside! to get towards my personal fitness goals. In last week’s post, Overcoming Ghosts Of The Past With Release The Beast, I confronted my past. This week, I utilized the book’s Section Two and Release The Beast Workbook in coming up with a plan. Here’s my takeaway from each Release The Beast  chapter.

Chapter 4: Set A Realistic Goal

My goal is to lose 15 pounds of fat. I was tempted to make a realistic goal of losing a pound a week. Rereading this chapter made me aware that was too ambitious of a goal. The reality is that I can only control what goes in my mouth, NOT how my body will react to eating.

My realistic goal is to be at least 80% compliant with my eating for the entire month of January. So that means out of 100 meals this month, 80 of them will be healthy and fit my meal plan.

I normally strive to be 90% or better. Due to the past difficulties I have had during this time of year, I didn’t want to be too restrictive. That means I don’t have to be perfect ever single week. I will look at the month in total.

Given how close to 90% compliant I’ve been during these past few months (holidays excluded), this is a good step in the right direction. It will force me to eat right but not feel super restrained from an occasional splurge.

Chapter 5: Chase The Dream

The reason I go to the gym so much and eat the way I eat is because I want to develop a consistent jaw-dropping body. I want to that guy at the beach that makes the ladies fall in love and the other guys jealous. That look involves a rock hard flat stomach, muscular arms, big legs, a square chest, and big back! This may sound vain, but that’s why I do what I do. It’s exactly why I eat the way I eat.

Realistic Goal: 80% Compliant with my diet for the entire month
Dream: Develop a jaw-dropping body

This chapter tells me that I should go in 3 month intervals for my realistic goals. So for the next three months I will be trying to maintain an 80% compliant diet.

Chapter 6: Pick A Diet

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After reviewing this chapter and seeing the 7 fundamentals, I’ve determined that the current program I was on is still good enough to become my primary diet. The diet contains: Vegetables, real food, food variety, lifestyle support, meal frequency, and calorie control with a macronutrient ratio set by me.

My primary diet is a form of Intermittent Fasting. My meal schedule looks something like this:

Workout Day Meal Plan

6:10 AM Pre-Workout nutrition if necessary (BCAAs)
6:30 AM Gym
7:30 AM Post-Workout nutrition (1 piece of fruit OR BCAAs)
12:00 PM Lunch: Lots of vegetables. Equal ratio of protein/carbohydrates
6:30 PM Dinner: Big meal of protein/carbohydrates/vegetables. Remaining calories for day. Majority of carbohydrates are eaten at this time.

Non-Workout Day Meal Plan

12:00 PM Lunch: Lots of vegetables with protein. Maybe a piece of fruit
6:30 PM Dinner: Big meal of protein/carbohydrates/vegetables. Remaining calories for day. Majority of carbohydrates are eaten at this time.

Calorie Control

Starting off with approx.. 1926 calories/day. I don’t expect to be perfect EVERY day. To give myself some leeway, my plan is to make sure I average less than 2500 calories for the entire week.

40/40/20 Macronutrient Ratio
40% Protein
40% Carbohydrates
20% Fats

Those calories break down to:

  • 193 grams Protein
  • 193 grams Carbohydrates
  • 43 grams Fat

Food Variety

Vegetables: Mostly green! All other colors welcomed as well
Fruit: any
Protein sources: Lean meats, beans (meatless days)
Carbohydrate sources: white rice, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, and winter squashes
Fat sources: Byproduct of lean meat sources. I use coconut & olive oil for cooking, but only in small amounts. I do not add excess fats to my diet.

Note: Once a week my wife and I will normally have a meatless day. On those days, the macronutrient ratios shift due to eating a plant based diet.

Secondary diet plan

I will use a flexible 3-5 meals a day plan. Carbohydrates will be primary allowed only around workout times. Majority of meals are protein/veggies.

Chapter 7: Pick A Training Plan

Bodybuilding training is my primary form of training. For the next 4 weeks I’ll be doing the following type of workout

Day 1 Push
Day 2 Pull
Day 3 Rest
Day 4 Push
Day 5 Pull
Day 6 Rest
Day 7 Rest

3 x a week I will add 10 minutes of random cardio at the end of the workout.

If I see my weight loss progression slow down, I will start adding more 30-45 minute steady state cardio such as walking 2-4x a week.

Chapter 8: Why

Woman with glasses being sprayed in the face with water

This chapter is another very personal chapter. Each person that reads this will come away with a totally different answer to the question:

Why am I doing this?

Not too many people actually think about the real reasons behind their training and diet plans. The fact that this question is asked AFTER you picked your diet and training program makes you re-evaluate your those choices.

So why is Michael V. Moore doing this?

I want readers to know that I feel their pain! I want all my clients to see what happens when you bust your butt and put your best effort into getting into shape. I want to prove to myself (and readers/clients) that I know how to develop dream bodies!

As vain as it sounds, I know that clients expect their coaches & trainers to have awesome physiques as well. By having that jaw-dropping physique, I feel that my readers/clients will listen to what I have to say. It’s sad but I feel it’s true.

Outside of just my physical appearance, I choose this lifestyle because I’ve never felt healthier then when I’m eating right and working out. I want to be healthy enough to keep up with my future kids and grandkids. I don’t want to be paying thousands of dollars for health insurance. I want to insure my health NOW with a healthy lifestyle!

Chapter 9: Commitment

As requested in the book, I have placed my commitment inside the Release The Beast Facebook group. Join the group if you are ready to make the commitment for yourself as well!


 

So there’s my plan!  There’s no backing down!  I have put my business out there and laid the keys to my future success for everyone to see.  Stop by next week as I continue following Release The Beast to conquer my past demons and get towards my dream!

See ya next time!