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

6 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid When Coming Off A Diet

You see it all the time. A person goes through an epic transformation. They lose ten or more pounds plus inches off their waist. But the moment they finish their diet program, they gain it all back within a month.

Have you ever wondered why that happens?

Has that happened to you in the past?

Tale as old as time
True as it can be
Barely even friends
Then somebody bends
Just a little change
Small to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared

Beauty and the ……..errrr  I mean….You coming off your diet!!

I just finished my own 14-day No Sugar Challenge that allowed me to easily drop 7 pounds. Now that I’m switching my eating routine again, I’m all about making sure that my weight doesn’t climb back up.

In order to do that, let’s talk about the common diet pitfalls that we should avoid:

Forcing A Diet On Everyone Else

Just because a diet plan worked for you doesn’t mean it’s going to work for everyone else. Too many people try to force their diet on others. It’s good that you want to help people out, but the truth is that people will come find you when the time is right.

If the time is not right for those people to get on a diet, your victory will be meet with nothing but pure hatred. Again it’s good to feel good about yourself, but don’t start to brag.

Nobody likes that!

When forcing your diet on others you soon start to realize that you’ll be on your own isolation island. With no friends and support, it’s only a matter of time before you get depressed and go back to your old bad habits.

You Go Back to Your Old Lifestyle

When some people go on a diet plan, they treat it as if they are being torture. The only way they make it through is that they tell themselves that after X days they will be able to be “themselves” again.

The problem with being “themselves” again is that the old version of them is what made them have to diet in the first place.

If you finish a diet plan with that mentality, you’re telling yourself that it’s acceptable to have bad behaviors. You’re saying that this new slimmer version of you is not the real you.

You Panic When The Scale Goes Up

For those who go on low carb diets, this one’s for you!

Just because a scale goes up in number does not mean that you gained fat!

Don’t forget that your lean body mass is also composed of bone, muscle and water.

When coming off low carb diets, your body will start absorbing and retaining water more as you introduce carbs to your eating. That’s normal! There’s no need to panic.

That’s why the key is to slowly raise your calories. If you went from a 21 Day “All Salad diet” to 3 days of steak with baked potatoes, you should expect to gain weight from the carbs as your body replenishes it’s glycogen storage levels.

You Assume Bad Habits Are Gone

If you went through a diet just to lose weight than you forgot one key ingredient. It’s not the diet that’s the problem; it’s you old lifestyle that was the problem.

You should have gone on a plan that helped you develop healthy eating habits. Ignoring the true psychology behind why you eat is the only way to get rid of those bad habits.
A slim frame is only a mirage. Too many people chose to ignore the mental aspect of getting in shape. Don’t fall for that trap!

You Have An All or None Mentality

I’ll admit that I can be guilty of this. It’s where you’re either all in or not at all.

If you’re on a diet, you’re on a diet.

If you’re not you’re not.

What this creates is drastic highs and lows. So when you experience weight loss, you have great results.  But the problem is that when the diet is over, you overindulge to the EXTREME.

You just overeat and overeat and overeat…

With these two extremely different eating patterns, your weight loss will never stick and within weeks you’re back to where you started.

You Refuse To Get Help While In Maintenance

I feel this is the biggest mistake of them all. Most people only seek help to lose weight or gain muscle.

Few actually understand that they will need to understand how to maintain that new body. Being in maintenance mode is one of the most overlooked aspects of fitness.

It seems that we are always searching. For the few that actually get to their finish line they then realize it’s a whole new ball game.

They’ve become a new person and have no idea of how to stay there.

Remember, they had fought for weeks to get to this goal. Once there it can become overwhelming if you don’t have the proper guidance and leadership.

What worked to get you to lose 20 lbs. isn’t the same skills you’ll need to stay at that weight.

Your exercises will still have to be intentional. You will still have to be careful not to go overboard too much. Maintenance is a very stressful time period. If you don’t know anyone that’s been there, the chances of you lasting won’t be long.

That’s why I would like to offer you a lending hand.

If you need help in not only getting to your goal but also maintaining it, why not join MicVinny’s VIP Group.

It’s filled with people with goals such as yourself.

Not only are they seeking to lose weight, a lot of them are just trying to make sure their hard work doesn’t get lost!
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Are You Really Losing An Hour When The Clock Goes Forward?

“Oh my gosh! The clocks are going forward!

Spring is almost here!”

“……..But I don’t want to lose an hour of sleep!”


R-E-L-A-X…. as Aaron Rodgers would say! Your pal MicVinny is here to discuss with you the importance of not over analyzing daylight savings time!

Video Highlights:

  • Is it really just one hour you’re losing every day?
  • How time wasters are really taking multiple hours away
  • Is watching TV really a priority?
  • What do you do when stuck in traffic?
  • Why you should start being aware of how you spend your time
  • Learn to appreciate what you do have in your life

How To Create A Relaxing After Work Routine

What’s your after work routine look like?

Is it relaxing?

In today’s video, MicVinny goes over this simple overlooked routine. Too many people go from one stressful situation right into another!

Listen to MicVinny’s suggestions on how to create a better mental atmosphere when you’re home and away!

Video Highlights:

  • Good habits at home led to good habits when traveling
  • There’s more to life than watching TV
  • Practical solutions for those with long commutes
  • Two excellent ways to relax your mind when coming home from work

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… 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