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Don’t Overcomplicate Your Healthy Lifestyle

This guest post comes from Paige Corley, a Program Director at the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge.

It’s very difficult to really know what you need to do with your workout these days. Between the fad workouts that claim high calorie burn in a short amount of time to the magic pill that will result in miracle weight loss, we are constantly bombarded with misinformation that leaves us feeling confused and overwhelmed.

Advertising can make matters even worse when all we see is “Healthy Cookies” and “Fat Free Potato Chip” products claiming to lower cholesterol and have a lot of fiber. Even tougher, we hear that we can’t simply go to the gym and workout; we have to be concerned about what order we do the exercises, how high we get our heart rate and what formats are the best.


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Nancy’s Steady Weight Loss Proves There is No Magic Pill

This guest post comes from Paige Corley, a Program Director at the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge.

A co-worker of mine, Nancy, was telling me about her success with fitness and weight loss recently. She has lost 7 pounds in 15 weeks, improved her fitness, gained strength and lost inches. She looks great – not just in her body – but in her smile and eyes. She is more energetic, her clothes have become more fun, and she is excited about her new body and new healthy focus.

When Nancy posted her success on her Facebook page she was surprised to see responses like, “What is your secret?” or “What did you do differently?” Some of these responses were even from former guests at The Resort.

Nancy has no secret, and she has no magic pill: she simply increased her calorie burn and decreased her caloric intake. This is what we teach here at Fitness Ridge: calories in vs. calories out, healthy, balanced eating and drinking, and increased cardiovascular and strength training. This is what works.


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3 Things to Help You Set Realistic Weight Loss Expectations

This guest post comes from Paige Corley, a Program Director at the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge.

Spring is a great time to either begin or renew your quest for a healthy lifestyle. Part of this quest is often weight loss. Unfortunately many of us make the common error of setting unrealistic expectations of weight loss then find ourselves disappointed or disillusioned with this process then we end up frustrated and give up. To stop this pattern we must become educated so that we can set realistic expectations, meet them and find ourselves successful in our journey.


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Motivation for Weight Loss Must Come from Within

This guest post comes from Paige Corley, a Program Director at the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge.

I was recently asked to address the whole ‘staying motivated‘ thing. This is a toughie because I am not one to distract you with flashing lights, fun music, fad classes, etc.

Your motivation to workout and to stay healthy can’t come from a please-distract-me-from-what-I-am-doing strategy… it should come from that base-line, honest level of I-am-doing-this-because-I-know-I-will-feel-better-after.

When you don’t feel like working out, that inner voice has to speak and say, “feeling like working out isn’t part of the game – do it anyway.” Then you just do it because you know you will be happy you did. 
This can apply to doing an actual workout – or to sticking to your meal plan – or choosing NOT to eat that extra dessert/serving of healthy food/etc.
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Check Your Calories, Not Your Weight

This article was written by Paige Corley, Program Director for The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge, the sponsors of our Biggest Loser newsletter.

The other day I was running the path through Snow Canyon State Park – it’s an eight mile round trip run, which is a definite challenge for me – and I noticed during the first mile that I kept checking my watch to see how much time had passed. I don’t mean I was checking my watch every mile, I mean I was checking my watch every minute!


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