How To Survive A 14 Day No Sugar Challenge

Do you have what it takes to do a No Sugar Challenge for 14 days straight?

Like everything in life, it’s easier said then done.

In today’s video post, Micvinny breaks down what happened during his 14 day “No Sugar Challenge”.

Video Highlights:

  • My two sworn enemies, Ron & sugar!
  • Why you need to get out of your own negative thoughts
  • Getting out of your comfort zone
  • Why that first step is always the hardest
  • The vicious never ending eating cycle you need to avoid

Junk Food Diaries: New Edition of A Valentine’s Day Heart Break

I took a glance at the calendar when I awoke this morning as if it would read differently:

February 14th aka Valentine’s Day!

I couldn’t believe it was happening all over again. Last year, it was that incident with Ms. Hines.

This year my mind was messed up by someone new. Someone I would have never predicted making this huge impact in my life. This feeling came out of now where.

I jumped out of bed and put on my gym clothes because I had to meet the guys at the gym. We were working on this new potential new fitness dance class.

I was hoping my boys would help get me out of my funk. We had this special sort of brotherly bond since we were kids. They had been with me for years and knew all about my earlier crushes.

As I got the gym, the guys were already there. They were in the gym’s classroom studio doing a quick stretch.

“Hey Mike…..you doing good man?”

I lied and told Ricky that I was good.

Johnny could tell I was lying:

“Mannnn…Mike we know you lying! You got it bad! You need to talk about it”

I turned my head to the mirror and tried to remember how did I get to this place……


I don’t love her
I tried to tell myself
But you can see it in my eyes
So don’t deny
I can’t fool no one else
The truth is in the tears I cry cause


It started back in August. I was casually shopping when I saw her from the corner of my eye.

I had never seen anything like her in my life!

I thought she was one of the most attractive things I’ve ever saw!

She was such a sweet looking thing!

I approached her and was able to get her phone number. Several weeks later, we were spending Saturday nights together watching Netflix at my house. It was incredible!

I remember glancing into her eyes and thinking….


If it isn’t love
Why do I feel this way
Why does she stay on my mind
If it isn’t love
Why does it hurt so bad
Make me feel so sad inside
(If it isn’t love)


I had to make sure she didn’t know how I truly was feeling.

I wasn’t ready to settle down!

There were still other girls out there that I wanted to spend time with!

We made a pact that this would just be a casual friends with benefits type relationship. She even made me promise….


I told her I’d never fall in love
But now I know better


Sometimes I would go weeks without seeing her.

Which was fine, but she was definitely on my mind. I know we didn’t want an exclusive relationship but I was catching feelings hard as the days got darker and colder.

It even hit harder that day after the New Years….


How does it feel
I can’t describe this feelin’
That came when I saw her last night (Oh)
She got to me
I’ll let you know the reason
I saw her with another guy so

If it isn’t love
Why do I feel this way
Why does she stay on my mind
If it isn’t love
Why does it hurt so bad
Make me feel so sad inside
(If it isn’t love)


I confronted her and asked her how could she do this to me. She argued back and reminded me that we were not exclusive.

She was one of the finest girls in town and knew that. All the other guys would holla at her so she wasn’t ready to settle down.

That’s when I blew my cool!

I said some things, she said some things and next thing I knew I told her that we should break up altogether and never hang out because she was just bad for me!

It was right after Martin Luther King’s Day that I started to think maybe I was wrong. I tried to call her…..


Maybe she’ll take me back
(Hey girl he’s begging)
I made a big mistake
(Won’t you forgive him girl)
Now I can feel it
(He’s never felt before)
I really love her
(You love her…WHAT!?)


Yes, I truly did love her!

I realized that nothing else in this world gave me the incredible feeling she did when we were together! Sure, I would feel bad that next day but those minutes together were some of the best times of my life!


It took my heart
To shatter in a thousand pieces
Before I’d ever drop my pride
Losing love worrying about my image
Really helped me realize that


“Yo mike!! Where you space off too?”

Oh, sorry about that guys.

“Get back in line and let’s practice this dance! We only got 30 mins to get it right”

“Man Mike……who knew that you would act this crazy over some darn Girl Scout Samoas Cookie Ice Cream!

You know you had to cut it out of your diet if you were going to lose those pounds! Man up and get over it!”

Girl Scout Samoa Ice Cream from Edy's

Yeah, Ronnie was right. It was time to let go. I had bigger dreams for my body and that girl scout ice cream was poison. But still…..

If it isn’t love
Why do I feel this way
Why does she stay on my mind
If it isn’t love
Why does it hurt so bad
Make me feel so sad inside
If it isn’t love

Why You Should Avoid Being Like The 90% That Stopped!

Are you still strongly pursuing your fitness goals or have you become like the 90%?

When faced with your first fitness crisis this year, what did you do to handle it?

When did you stop going to the gym?

Who was there to help get you back up?

In this video, MicVinny talks to you about the steps you need to take to actually create a lifelong change. It’s hard to do something new, so that’s why he’s here to help enlighten you to help you get towards your end goals!

Video Highlights:

  • How the weather outside effects your willpower to follow your fitness goals
  • Why you need accountability to get through the rough times
  • Why you might not have made it past the third week of your New Years Resolution
  • Letting someone grab your hand to get you back on your feet
  • How to win some money when you train with MicVinny’s Online Services

The Secret To Starting & Finishing Your New Year’s Resolution

Learn how to stick to your new year’s resolution goal to lose weight for an entire year.

What happens when you make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight? Are you actually ready? Do you know what’s in store for you on your fat loss journey?

In this video, MicVinny explains what you need to do to reach your goal. Don’t be one of the many to give up. Learn how to stick around for the long haul.

If you need help, apply for one of my coaching services for accountability and help to get towards your fitness goal!

Video Highlights:

  • Why most people fail their New Year’s Resolution
  • Respect every day not just New Years Day
  • Small changes will lead to long term results
  • How to handle moments of weakness

7 Reasons Why You’re Going To Fail Your New Year’s Resolution To Lose Weight

Every year people around the world decide that its time to make a change in their lives. While reflecting on the past year, they realize that they did not accomplish what they set forth.

For the many, there was some sort of fitness goal that got forgotten way back at the beginning of last January. It’s a blur but you know there was that goal.

You tell yourself that you didn’t make the goal because you had other important things pop up in your life. The kids may have needed new clothes or you got caught up in lots of business trips that made it difficult to maintain the momentum of the goal.

Whatever last year’s case may be, you know that there’s a new year approaching. You now have a new sense of hope. You sit down and tell yourself this time i’m going to make it and accomplish my goal!

Not so fast!!

Before you have a spectacular case of new year’s deja vu, let me be Mr. Skeptical and tell you the reasons why you’re going to fail your new year’s resolution to lose weight.

You Wait Until January 1st

If you have a significant amount of weight to lose, why not make it easier on yourself and get started today? It doesn’t have to be much but just a baby step.

Too many wait until New Year’s Day to do a 180 degree turn on their lifestyle. That’s a recipe that’s destined to fail after a few days/weeks.

No habit can be changed overnight.

You should start today so you can have time to flush out all the steps you will need to make this a long term habit. Aiming to improve by 1% every day is better than just waiting until January 1st. You’re setting yourself up for failure just by making January 1st…The Day.

You Expect Magic

The biggest problem with waiting until New Years Day is that you’re acting as if there’s something magically about starting a fat loss diet plan on January 1st.

Do you actually know the statistics of people that actually stay committed to their New Year’s Resolution to lose weight?

80% of the people that choose to get fit starting New Year’s Day don’t make it past the first week of February!

80 out of 100 people!!!

There’s nothing magically about starting a weight loss plan on New Year’s Day! You should be starting today!

You Don’t Know What To Do When Nobody Is Watching You

It’s easy to go on your social media pages and tell everyone you’re going to lose a ton of weight because this time it’s going to be different. You tell yourself that this is how you will be held accountable. You put yourself out there hoping others will do the same as well.

Your post get’s likes, so you feel good about what you had to say. That’s fine for the short term. But what about the long term?

Are you going to be sending out a tweet when you eat a extra serving of pie for dessert? Or how about the week you skip the gym two days in a row? Will you be posting about that?

See that’s the secret to losing weight that most people are not aware of. It’s the times nobody is watching you that makes the difference.

You can broadcast about your life 23 hours a day. But when losing weight, it’s that 1 hour when you’re alone that matters.

Will you still be dedicated to your weight loss goal when nobody is around to watch you?

What you do with your time when no one is cheering you on will determine just how motivated you truly are towards your goal!

You Expect The Journey To Be Easy

If this is your first time hearing about me, then I highly encourage you to check out my book, Just Keep Going!: How To Avoid Seasonal Weight Gain & Finally Finish Any Fat Loss Diet Plan!

That book gives an awesome story of how something that was supposed to be easy turned into an embarrassing nightmare because the journey was tough. Despite the many setbacks, the person kept pushing forward.

Those who only make New Year’s plans rarely know how to handle the journey when it get’s rough.

You Don’t Know Why You’re Currently Not In Shape

Have you ever truly taken the time to exactly analyze how you got to where you are?

Release The Beast: Conquer Mental, Physical & Mental Challenges To Unleash The Champion Inside! had several chapters dedicated to exploring your past. The exercises are simple but very powerful. You can’t know how to plan for a better future if you don’t know how you got to where you are today.

There’s a reason you stopped going to the gym.
There’s a reason why you have several drinks when dining out with clients on business trips.
There’s a reason you always have french fries and a soda with your hamburger.

Once you get to the root of the issue, you’ll be better equipped to come up with solutions to help get through it.

You Chose To Ignore What The Mirror Is Telling You

There’s two things in the world that will never lie.  (Sorry, your spouse didn’t make the list!)

Mirrors and Pictures.

The easiest way to determine if you have made progress is by using those two tools. All you have to do is look at a picture from a year ago.

Just how different do you look now versus then?

If not much have change, then you know what you must do!

While you are losing weight, you become use to what you see in the mirror thus it’s crucial to take photos of yourself. Over time it’s amazing how you can stack those pictures side by side and see the progress (or regression) you’ve made while on your New Year’s resolution weight loss plan.

If you’re too embarrassed to see the real you in the mirror, you may have a serious self esteemed issue. If you can’t learn to accept who you are in the real world, no amount of weigh loss will automatically make you feel better about yourself.

Love yourself first and the body will change accordingly!

You Don’t Have A SMART Plan

What is a SMART Plan?

SMART stands for Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time bound.

Specific (simple, sensible, significant)

Your goal needs to be clear and concise. The goal should be able to address all the five W’s (What, Why, Who, Where, Which)

Measurable (meaningful, motivating)

You need to be able to track progress so you can stay motivated.

Achievable (agreed, attainable)

I will lose 30 lbs in two weeks!” is NOT an achievable goal!

You need to be more realistic. For starters, the body can only safely lose up to 1-2 lbs of fat per week without losing any muscle. If you’re losing weight you should be losing fat not muscle!

Having a measurable goal of losing 1 lb a week is very attainable.

Use the mirror, a scale, measuring tape or tight pair of pants to help measure your progress.

Relevant (reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based)

Is this goal something you really want?

Is it something that you will actually stick to?

Make sure that it is relevant to your big dream for this new year.

Time bound (time-based, time limited, time/cost limited, timely, time-sensitive)

If you never give yourself a deadline, you’ll never have the drive to finish getting towards your goal. You’ll just always have excuses.

Let’s say that you had a goal of losing 30 pounds. You now know (thanks to MicVinny, your favorite traveling fitness coach), that you can only safely lose 1-2 pounds a week.

A year long realistic MicVinny fat loss plan would look something like this:

  • February Checkpoint: 4 total pounds of fat loss achieved
  • March Checkpoint: 8 total pounds of fat loss achieved
  • April Checkpoint: 12 total pounds of fat loss achieved
  • May Checkpoint: 16 total pounds of fat loss achieved
  • June Checkpoint: 20 total pounds of fat loss achieved
  • July Checkpoint: 24 total pounds of fat loss achieved
  • August Checkpoint: 28 total pounds of fat loss achieved
  • September Checkpoint: 30 total pounds of fat loss achieved

You will have a plan to lose 30 lbs by September with at least 8 checkpoints to gauge your long term progress.

The fat loss may happen faster, it may happen slower. Regardless of the exact time it will take in the real world you at least now have an actual SMART plan!


Just by reading this post and having a SMART plan you’re already ahead of the 80 people who will not make it past February while pursuing their New Year’s Resolution weight loss goal!

If you need help staying accountable, sign up for one of MicVinny’s training & accountable services and get the help you need to make it in the new year!