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Bring Your Sexy Back!
11Apr 2011
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Swimsuit season is awaiting at the end of this quarter.  What will YOU look and feel like when you emerge into the sunlight?

We intend to look and feel FABULOUS!

Jon, Missy and the entire Lifebook Team are on a mission to get in the best shape of their lives this spring!  And it’s all happening inside our 3-month “Bring Your Sexy Back Challenge!”

It’s ON people!  No excuses, no procrastinations, no distractions.  We’ll be applying pure discipline and laser focus to our health and fitness for THREE WHOLE MONTHS. Our mission is to take the most massive action EVER toward creating our ideal bodies, so we can bask in the sunlight of glory all summer long!

So throw off the covers, VIPs and OWN your body with Lifebook’s“Bring Your Sexy Back Challenge!”

Are you IN?!

Join the Lifebook Challenge and get rewarded!!

The ULTIMATE prize of course, is living out the summer as our sexiest, most confident selves ever!  But for those of you that need even MORE incentive than that, the winners of the challenge will receive…

First Place:
The Grand Lifebook Prize – a free Lifebook Session gift certificate and a private dinner with Jon and Missy during your stay in Chicago!

Runners Up:
A Free My Lifebook Online gift certificate! Give yourself a Lifebook-refresher this summer, or share the Lifebook lifestyle with someone you love!

RULES TO PARTICIPATE:

Please note that while everyone is invited to join this Challenge, ONLY Lifebook VIP Members are eligible to win the Lifebook Prizes!

Lifebook’s “Bring Your Sexy Back Challenge” officially begins on Wednesday, April 13 and ends on Thursday, June 30!

To participate, follow these 3 simple steps!
(participants must complete each of the 3 steps below in order to qualify for the challenge)

Step 1  –  April:
Declare your commitment to the community TODAY by commenting below, and begin taking action!

What is it going to take to bring SEXY back into your life?  Running 15 miles a week?  Cutting your meal portions in half?  Increasing your workout intensity by 30%? How far are YOU willing to go to create the sexiest YOU ever?!

Get an iron grip on your commitment, and declare it to the community so we can support you.

Please include:

    • Your Full Name
    • Area of focus (weight loss, weight gain, toning, tanning, etc)
    • Commitment/Goal (amount of weight lost/gained, size bathing suit to fit into, increase in exercise capabilities, etc)  You may want to take a “before” photo to really track your success!
    • Strategy (Exercise rhythym/routine, dietary discipline, detoxing, etc)

Step 2 – May:
Report your progress to the community and take MORE action!

In the last week of May we will remind everyone to keep us posted on their progress.  Let us know how your sexy is coming along.  This is where the magic of accountability happens!

Step 3 – June:
Report your final progress to the community and take EVEN MORE action!

In the final month of the challenge VIP’s will be reminded to write a brief summary of their success, so be prepared!  This story is what we will use to determine the VIP Challenge Winner, and the recipient of the Grand Prize.  (Before and after pictures are greatly encouraged!)

We want to see BIKINIS!  We want to see SPEEDOS!  The more we can really put ourselves out there, the more motivated we will be to accomplish everything we set out to!

Will YOU be the VIP who wins the challenge?

Get out there to Bring Your Sexy Back, VIPs!  And remember that we’re supporting you every step of the way!

57 comments “Bring Your Sexy Back!”

  • Mel Aldridge
    April 12, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Weight Loss & Fitness
    20 pounds-lose
    Exercise 4 times per week
    Nutritious eating
    Drinking 64oz of water per day

  • Chess Miles
    April 12, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I want to lose 30 pounds so that i will be wearing the SEXY SIZE 6!!! I will drink two green drinks per day, a minimum of 64 oz of alkaline water and a little wine. My meal plan will consist of 5 small meals and one lean and green. My exercise will consist of 20 min daily of streching, 3 to 4 times per week cardio and toning exercises.

  • Jessica Butcher
    April 14, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Hey guys – Jessi Butcher here. I am SO excited! This challenge is just the jolt I need to get my booty in gear, as I race full speed ahead toward my end-of-June finish line – A wedding that I intend to look SEXY in!

    This challenge fits perfectly into TWO of my annual and quarterly goals, which are
    1. To Know No Physical Limits. and
    2. To Become A Conscious Consumer

    SO – I’m going to break my commitments down by goal, because that is how I will be focusing on them…

    Know No Physical Limits:
    Perfect the forward splits (both directions)
    Complete a 1-week bikram challenge
    Engage my “Exercise Everywhere” project

    Conscious Consumer:
    Complete one 3-day raw detox PER MONTH in Q2
    Take a “Raw Road Trip” in June with my family

    A Few Details:
    My “Exercise Everywhere” project consists of bringing conscious effort to engaging my muscles in ANY given situation. Whether I’m sitting on the train, hoeing my garden or running a half-marathon, I want to bring ultra-awareness to the use of my muscles, limbs and lungs – and take advantage of that movement to benefit my body.

    The Raw Road Trip is going to be my big finale and, literally, the final stretch of my quarter, ending with the much-anticipated wedding in Denver. My little family will be hitting the road for a 2-week outdoor adventure, which will take us through the red rocks of Utah and the mountains of Colorado, and we intend to do it all with a car full of Earth food! As we bid farewell to our infamous gas-station staples, we will be seeking out local farmers markets in every town we stop.

    More to come on all of this, but I expect it to be a profoundly transformative quarter, which will help me to tighten up, lighten up, and feel FANTASTIC!

  • Shenna Jean
    April 14, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I’m am SO IN! I’ve got a ton of milestones ahead of me; this challenge couldn’t have come at a more perfect time! My first time in Vegas for my best friend’s bachelorette party, her wedding this June, and a vacation to Maui are all quickly approaching and I intend on having my sexy back for each one! My vision is to have new photos from these events that will do my Lifebook proud!

    I’ll be focusing on toning and weight loss; I WILL be returning the size 6 bridesmaid dress and keeping the size 4.

    My strategy is simple: yoga 3 times a week, run 3 times a week, eat less crap (: I’ll be eating protein for breakfast, salads for lunch, and veggies and meat for dinner.

    I’ll check back in after Vegas and see everyone in my bikini at the finish line!

  • Jon B
    April 14, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I commit to being in the best shape of my life by Missy’s birthday (mid June). I’ll be so shredded, I’ll make Brad Pitt look like John Candy. I’ll be so hot, I’ll be able to fry an egg on myself. I’ll be so sexy, that when you look up sexy on Wikipedia, there will just be a picture of my abs and no text. I feel sorry for Missy, because I’ll be so distracting she won’t be able to concentrate on anything else. Then, I’m going to take her to Barcelona for her birthday, tie a big red bow around myself and be her birthday present!

    Here’s my strategy:

    – I will live an ultra-GREEN lifestyle; alkalization, hydration, green drinks and green smoothies daily.
    – I will cut food and alcohol calories by 30% at least 5 days a week.
    – I will increase the intensity and duration of my workouts. I did a 3-week Navy Seals training program this last winter that was SICK. It got me incredible results… I want to do a modified version of it again this spring, as soon as it warms up a little more (it’s an outside program). As soon as I get it written, I’ll post the program in case any Lifebook Members want to join me.
    – I will implement a sleep strategy to make sure I’m well rested. (does anyone have any advice here?)
    – I’ll be sure to spend enough time in the sun to keep my vitamin D levels up.

    That’s it! I’m ALL ABOUT this challenge! :-)

  • Sandra G
    April 14, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Okay, I’m IN and I commit to getting my sexy back and being in the best shape of my life before my birthday in July! I will confidently welcome in a new decade in my life being sexy, strong and filled with energy!

    Area of focus
    -Sculpting flat, sexy abs
    -Shedding the 3 extra pounds that I gained over the winter

    Goal
    I will have flat, toned and tight abs. I will be sexy, glowing, vibrant and will jump at the chance to wear my bikini by the end of June! Instead of being focused on where my cover-up is at, I’ll confidently be able to enjoy a day at the beach in my new smaller-sized bathing suit. My first milestone will be poolside at the Ritz in May where I’ll have lost an inch from my waist and have more definition in my abs.

    Strategy
    Fueling my body: Protein shake for breakfast 5 days a week, green drink daily, reduce sugar intake by 25% at least 5 days a week, complete a 7-day cleanse

    Moving my body: I will bring conscious focus to each workout!
    Strengthening and toning core muscles – planks, round back and flat back 5 days a week
    Take at least 12 Dailey Method classes – Complete classes strongly, confidently, and with correct form. Take one specialized abs toning class each month.

    Let’s turn some heads this summer!!!

  • lucie Kleinman
    April 14, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I will finally lose those pesky 30 lbs i put on after i had the babies. Probably a really good time for it since the youngest is 17!

    I will start a 5 day a week walking program and i will cut out all desserts for three months. Additionally, i will monitor calories and reduce fatty foods and straches. I will cook my meals and increase my veggies and fruits dramatically.

    Water! I will drink lots and lots of water. And last but not least i will reduce the stress that causes that triggers overeating and find new mechanisms to cope with life challenges.

    It’s mommy time!

  • Peter Scott
    April 14, 2011
    12:10 pm

    My theme this year is MASSIVE ACTION, so that’s exactly what I’m going to take in my health & fitness. Seriously, I’m committing to being in the BEST shape of my entire life and I’m going to be propelled by this challenge. The physique that I am working towards is Ryan Reynolds’. Google him and you’ll see how Shredded I have to get.

    Here’s my strategy:
    – Eat Clean! I will eat more greens (1-2 salads per day) and less processed foods. No more Garbage in / Garbage out. My diet is where I must focus first.
    – 4 German Body Composition (“GBC”) workouts per week at 6am to jump start my metabolism. Jon – let me know when you start the Navy Seal workout so I can join in!
    – I will minimize my rest periods between sets to 30-60 seconds…No excuses.
    – 1 spinning class per week through Mid May, then outdoor cycling.

    Hoorah!

  • Nicky Kirk
    April 14, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Here’s my commitment guys and gals, and I’ll apologize to my wife in advance……
    By July 1st I will be in such amazing physical shape that I will run down Condado beach in front of the main plaza, past 2 of the busiest hotels and will have Michelle video this. Oh….and I’ll be doing it in nothing but my kilt and sporran. That should put the ego in egoist.
    My big why is the expression “you can’t give what you don’t have”. I need to be a walking talking example of the expression of optimal health and fitness to really inspire my clients and patients to raise their expectation of what a person can really accomplish with some dedication and commitment. I also feel I owe my profession a debt of gratitude and I can show this by being a testament to the principles of chiropractic integrated with a modern approach to wellness and vitality. I’m raising that bar with a chiropractic powered, Lifebook inspired delicious bench press…..but I’ll stretch first.
    My strategy is to….
    1) Complete a 3 weeks detox starting Monday of next week (the one that made me throw up last year, that was “sick”!)
    2) Follow strictly my metabolic type (protein to mixed)
    3) Drink an alkalizing juice every morning and night.
    4) Drop my empty calorie intake and keep a food log for accountability (actually this will take the shape of a weekly menu that I will check off as I go)
    5) No booze (like telling a Scotsman he can’t breath)
    6) No milk
    7) Run every morning 4 miles with hill sprints.
    8) Soccer two times per week
    -TRX Mon night for 60 mins.
    -Yoga Tues night for 30 mins
    -MMA routine Weds afternoon at gym.
    -TRX Thurs morning 45 mins
    -Fri muscle isolation exercises at gym.
    -Sat Core routine at gym with swiss ball.
    -Sun Soccer and TRX for 45 mins.
    I will modify and increase my schedule intensity as I get stronger through June with a rest week in 3rd week of May where I will only do body weight exercise and yoga.
    Total exercise time commitment per week = 12 hours. I’m generally awake from 6am until 11pm so that’s 14% of my waking week dedicated to exercise. I still have 86% of my week to accomplish everything else. My plan is to drop 1.5% body fat every week. I’ll “weigh in” every Sunday morning prior to going to soccer and record the result.

    Jon I have always found that simple is best for sleep. 30 minutes before winding down, remove myself from anything powered by electricity (anything EMG emitting in your bedroom including Iphone, alarm etc can interfere with brain patterns). You can try supplements, Standard Process has some great supplements, I like Minichex or even Valerian. Your chiropractor should be able to get their hands on these. Touch of lavender in your pillow case is also sleep promoting, I like to place a wheat pack with lavender scent on my neck makes me feel like putty. Doc. Joe Mercola has some nice info on sleep on his website. But, like all things, a habitual routine of anything that does not stimulate cortisol is what you need. (cortisol is stimulated by light, stress, exercise, pro inflammatory foods) and you should be trying to taper down the natural cycle of this hormone after 4pm or sundown whichever is first.

    Peter link to a nice article for cyclists that like to juice.(vegetables, not ‘roids just to clarify) http://jap.physiology.org/content/early/2010/11/11/japplphysiol.01070.2010.abstract

    In case nobody noticed I’m a “why use one word when 10 will do” sort of guy.

    Let’s take this challenge to the cleaners guys. I’m in 100%.

  • Ken Burge
    April 15, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Perfect timing! Just last night I was on the phone with one of my brothers and we committed to keeping each other accountable to get back into the incredible shape we were in a few years back. Then I wake up to this Lifebook Challenge just waiting for me to jump in. Hmmmm….perhaps the universe at work?

    Here is my goal:
    Lose 25lbs of nasty blubber…and get back into my 32″ jeans within 90 days.

    Here is my reason why:
    I take my role as a divorced dad of four incredible kids very seriously. I feel like in the area of health I have not been a good example to them. I was naturally athletic and in good shape for most of my life…but the last 7-8yrs I let it all go and was even diagnosed with type II diabetes. I want to show them that even when we make big mistakes…that we can recover…that we can recognize it…grow from it…and create something incredible in the end. I want my kids to see that lived out in front of them through this challenge.

    Here is my plan:
    1. Track Everything.
    I searched and found http:///www.myfitnesspal.com to be an incredible iphone app to track food and exercise, and your friends can also keep you accountable…they see your daily log entries and can kick your ass if you slack off. :) If anyone decides to use it…add me as a friend (kenrburge@gmail.com) and feel free to kick ass if needed.

    2. Eat Clean.
    I am giving up sugar, processed carbs, and all soda. In addition I am following the intermittent fasting protocol Martin describes over at http://www.leangains.com Don’t worry its not as harsh as it sounds. :)

    3. Exercise Intensely.
    I am starting 45 minutes of cardio M/W/F, and heavy weight training Tue/Saturday. Back in the day this routine gave me spectacular results…so I’m going for it.

    4. Stick To The Schedule.
    I have designed a great schedule that gives me time to add in the daily workouts and meal prep time. It also allows me a full 8hrs of sleep each night. I am committing to putting in place the structures (calendar, iphone reminders, etc..) to keep me on this schedule every day.

    Thanks Lifebook Team…this challenge is VERY motivating!

    Ken

  • Amy Katherine Radick
    April 15, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I pledge to make Justin Timberlake wish he’d written Sexy Back about me. Seriously though, the sleek mid-section on this web page–belly button ring and all–was my mid-section 2 years ago. You’ve heard of Take Back the Night. I’m Taking Back the Sexy Belly.

    I’ll do this through my current training to compete in Steelhead, a half Ironman in Michigan set for August 14. March through June 12 is early season training, the focus is to build a foundation of strength.

    Weekly Training:
    –1 bike/spin class
    –1 brick (bike then run, Thursday eves with triathlon team)
    –1 run/rebounder session including core work
    –1 strength session including core work
    –Bonus points if I can fit in yoga in or a swim (I’m a strong swimmer so that’s tertiary training).

    Nutrition:
    –Eat daily – 2 cups fresh fruit , green smoothie, big green salad, clean protein (beans, eggs, salmon)
    –Drink daily – 80 ounces water, 1 green tea, 1 kamut/wheatgrass
    –Bonus points if I begin the day with green juice. (Giving up coffee during early training can be hard!)

    Goal:
    –Lose 8 pounds.
    –Lose 1 inch around hips.
    –Feel carefree at the beach in a bikini

    “The race. . . .is a renewal of belief in one’s self and the ultimate expression of confidence that you have created the foundation that enables you to go the distance.”
    —Dolores E. Cross, Breaking Through the Wall

  • Pascale kavanagh
    April 15, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Sorry to say to all of you, but I’ve actually gotten a week’s head start, as my Greek Bikini Program began last week. By june, it will be time to reveal 45 years of crazy sexy hotness. The plan, initiated by my upcoming visit to the beautiful island of santorini, includes getting off my butt, getting out of my story and getting back into the game. My body and energy will be the undeniable statements of my commitment to vibrant, passionate health. The plan…

    *Eat lean, clean and green – up my green drinks to twice a day, green veggies at every meal and no white foods.

    *5 hours each of yoga, peak cardio and whole body toning every week.

    *Daily use of my lotions and potions for tight, toned touchable skin.

    And, of course we all know that sexy is as much about attitude as it is dress size. So it’s off with the baggy sweaters, schlumpy shoes and frazzled mommy look. I will present myself to the world as the sexy goddess I am!

    I’m ready. Let’s do this!!

  • Missy B
    April 15, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I better get my sh*t together after reading JB’s post! I can’t wait to unwrap my b-day present! :)

    I’m loving everyone’s commitments – Let’s get our sexy on!

    I commit to being in the best sexiest shape of my life by my birthday in mid June.
    This means being a beautiful, glowing creature inside and out, thin, strong, and toned.
    My issue has always been my core, so I will be attacking that like never before! I want some seriously sexy abs and butt. But first I need to get my body fat down by running more than toning and then I will reassess my running to toning ratio in mid May and see if I need to shift to more toning than running. The sexy physique of Jenifer Nicole Lee is and has always been my inspiration.

    Here’s my strategy:

    – I will exercise 6 days a week.
    – I will put in at least 20 miles a week (3 to 4 days), outside preferably, but if weather isn’t permitting, I’ll bring it inside to the elliptical & bike. This will help kill my body fat.
    – On the days I don’t run, I will do my Bum Bum videos which I love (2 to 3 days)! This will hit my toning and core needs.
    – I will do at least 5-10 minutes of core training EVERYDAY I work out even on the days that I do core in my workout.
    – I will cut food and alcohol calories by 30% at least 5 days a week.
    – I will increase my green drinks (at least 3 a day) and have at least one green smoothie a day. I will concentrate on eating beautiful raw colorful veggies and fruit and lean clean protein and throw in a protein shake after some workouts.
    – I will do yoga (Bikram or a home video) once a week on my day off.

    Look out Barcelona!

  • Jeff Elias
    April 15, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I’m in! I’ve got about ten pounds of flab around my mid-section that need to GO. Recently, I got sick and was unable to exercise for weeks. But, I’m back into the gym and making a few adjustments to my diet. It’ll be off in a few weeks. Then, I’ll be ready to hit the beach to catch a killer tan:)

  • Megan McGary
    April 16, 2011
    12:10 pm

    This is a big area of focus for me! I have a lot of beliefs and knowledge around health and well-being but have a hard time putting those into practice all of the time. The old way has been so easy and comfortable so I’m working to break those old habits. I’m committed to being “laser focused” on my desired outcome and making little correct choices every day in order to achieve that.

    Megan McGary
    -My areas of focus are weight loss/overall health and well being
    -My goal is to lose 20 lbs. and to change bad eating habits into good ones.
    -My eating strategy is to eat a diet high in raw fruits and vegetables starting with a 4-week raw detox to reset and train my body and mind. My exercise strategy is to train in circuit, weights, bootcamp and hike and bike around my house.

  • Brad M
    April 16, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I’m in!

    It’s a good thing I’m in AZ Jon ’cause I don’t think Chicago will be able to handle the both of us come the end of June.

    Here’s where I’ll be:

    – Weight 195 lbs of sheer awesomeness…and attractiveness (for my Kung Fu Panda viewers)
    – From a standing position, with no steps, I’ll be able to hang on a regulation size basketball hoop (stretch goal here is to be able to dunk from a flat footed position)
    – I’ll be able to run a 5k in less than 18 minutes
    – My body will reject junk food

    How am I gonna get there you ask?

    – Plan my diet, and follow it. No more lame excuses.
    – Daily resistance training (balanced approach with more emphasis on legs, and core)
    – Run for distance twice a week
    – Play ball at least twice a week
    – Plyometrics workouts once a week

    Time to rock it…

  • Mike Malcolm
    April 16, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Hey guys spring has sprung so has my biking season. While I did well to lose weight last challenge I must confess I gained 10lbs back after the cruise I went on! I already lost the 10 back I gained but still have 26 lbs. to go to attain my overall goal. I have a biking jersey I received last season on the 300 mile make a wish ride that was too small. My goal is to fit into that jersey by the end of this challenge! I have lowered my intake of carbs, lots of green veg’s and limited animal low fat protein. I do take not supplements in pill form to much as I believe proper nutrition comes in whole foods based products. One of the most important things we can do is drink tons of natural spring water from a good source. I will ride 200 miles a week outside in the sun, fresh air, and nature which for me lowers my stress levels. Stress is the major cause of all disease in America. I tend to eat when stressed so the Lower my stress the lowers my calories! As Zig Ziglar says see you at the top! Mike

  • Alba Bejarano
    April 16, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I am in too! And this time I will make sure I will have that wonderful dinner with Jon and Missy and we will celebrate . In middle June is also my birthday .I am a sexy Gemini woman, and in June I am planning to look SUPER SEXY and show to my friends that you can look great if you love yourself, your body and have a great attitude .
    This is my plan : I will exercise every day, I will do aerobic dancing, body toning exercises, abdominals and weights . I will drink lots of greens and also detoxify , and will continue eating healthy. 3 times I will do Yoga in the evenings and meditation to keep my spiritual shape too. If the weather is good I will run in the forest where , we are so lucky to live . I will not eat any garbage food( I never do) and Will drink 2 liters of water per day and only in the weekend on Saturdays I will have a glass a Champagne (1 solo uno) My plan is to lose that little unnecessary fat and have a flat belly and I will wear very proud my white bikini that will look great on my tanned skin,( my natural color skin I always have, even in the winter, I am so lucky!) This is a promise to myself today , because I love myself and I want to look great and healthy . Thank you Jon and Missy for this great motivation. Let’s do it !

  • Ron Nathanson
    April 16, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I am in…I my goal is to get into my size 33 pants again.

    I am currently wearing a 34 and weighing 194lbs. I need to get down to 180. So lets get it on. Also my son and I have committed to doing a 5k run together. So he is my partner. ( Not that 5 k is a challenge for me, but it will be for him. I have my eye on another 1/2 marathon in May, and my running has been minimal since winter time…But spring is in the air and the challenge has been set.

    MY GOAL IS TO GET TO A 33 waist…and weight down to 180. That is 14 lbs I have to shed from my body. I am also need to see all those abs again. So lets do this.

    I will be running again.
    Cleansing the body, (Arise and Shine Cleanse)
    Yoga (which I do already)
    Steam and Sauna.

    I am in
    Ron

    Besides getting back to Chicago would be motivation.

  • Crystal Emard
    April 17, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I have been working on my health and fitness goals since January but have plataued over the past month so this challenge is perfect to re-charge my focus and get me “pumped up” to the reach the next level. I’m already down from a size 8 to a size 4 but I have 10 more pounds of fat to shred, then tone and tan the rest- especially my abs.
    My strategy is this: start with a 21 day purification program (detox) that will eliminate all refined sugar and carbs from my diet. Then continue with 2 protein drinks, 1 green drink, 1 protein and veggie meal 6 days a week. And I will drink a minimum of 64 oz water per day.

    For exercise I will have to dramatically increase my cardio to 5 times per week (this will be the most difficult for me because I really dislike cardio). I will do 2 boxing classes per week at the gym and go for a run 1x week. (I’m already cirucit training 2x week)
    I bought a purple bikini back in February that has been hanging in my closet ever since. I cant wait to bring it out into the light of day!

  • Keenan Wells
    April 17, 2011
    12:10 pm

    My area of focus:
    Performance

    Commitment/Goal:
    I’m currently running about a 7:30 pace for 5 to 6 milers. By June 15th, I’d like to drop 30 seconds per mile off my pace, and complete a 10 mile run at or under 1:10. Additionally, by the end of June, I’d like to run a half-marathon at or under 1:30 (my previous personal best is 1:38).

    Strategy:
    I’m currently training about 7 to 8 hours a week for triathlons, which includes 3 runs per week, and 3 days of weight lifting. I will have to continue this trend, increase by 1 hour every other week, but start working in some pacing and short sprint workouts to work on my speed and increase my overall pace. The run portion of my training will look like this (with some variance in distance depending on tapering weeks):

    – 1 easy brick run at just under race pace (4 to 5 miles after at least 30 mile bike)
    – 1 track workout or hill run (30 to 40 minute sprint/pacing run or hill intervals)
    – 1 long run at race pace (6 to 10 miles)
    – In addition, I will lift lower body at least twice a week (lunges, squats, calf raises, high knees, ab and core workouts) to increase my power and make my strides more efficient.

    If I do all of this, I know I will be at the peak of my performance come June 15th… and to be honest, I’m not really worried about looking sexy, but that will be inevitable at that point.

  • Kyle
    April 17, 2011
    12:10 pm

    My goal is to qualify for CrossFit Games Regionals on May 28th. I’m 4 weeks into a 6 week Sectionals competition. 2 more weeks to go. Top 60 athletes/top 30 teams qualify.

  • Keppen Laszlo
    April 18, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Hello lifebook friends. I am absolutely in with bringing my sexy back!!! Consistentcy is what it is going to take for me. I am going to follow the Body for Life workout regimen and keep my calories at 2400 or less to burn fat and build muscle! My workouts will consist of three weight days and three cardio days a week. My wife Jen and I have committed to participating and took pics and measurements this morning. I commit to losing 30 lbs of fat and gaining 5 lbs of muscle. I am committed to lowering my body fat percentage by 5%. See you all at the top! By the way, my wife and I are very much looking forward to dinner with Jon and Missy.

  • Nicole Moore
    April 19, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Awesome – I’m in!
    I’ve been neglecting this category – thanks for the reminder.
    So, I’m pulling out all the punches, and I’m going to be the hottest, sexiest 44 year young woman around! I’m going to look amazing in my bikini for our July holiday!

    I’ll be focusing on endurance, toning and diet.

    My commitments are:
    1. Run a 13.2 mile half marathon (I currently run only 3.2 miles) on July 3rd.
    2. Give up chocolate (I have been eating chocolate on an almost daily basis for the last 20 years – so this is huge!)
    3. Decrease my body fat percentage to below 20% (currently 23.3%) and increase lean body mass. Do weight work and core work (which I’ve never done in my life!)
    4. Increase my intake of green leafy vegies.
    5. Learn about green drinks and consume 1 a day
    6. Focus on getting good quality sleep
    7. 1 session a week of a tummy/hips/thigh DVD
    8. To test my body pH levels and work towards alkalinity

    Strategy:
    To get up at 5.30 am each day to allow time for exercise and food preparation
    Exercising 6 days a week as follows:
    Running 3 days a week – gradually building up the miles for the half marathon scheduled for July 3
    2 personal training sessions a week focusing on weight work and toning
    1 session of tummy/hips/thigh DVD
    Diet:
    No chocolate for me
    Swap sandwiches at lunch for green leafy salad or vegie soup
    Decrease starchy foods
    Drink at least 2 litres of water a day
    1 green drink a day

    I’m looking forward to being in the best shape ever!!!

  • Karla Ortiz
    April 20, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Ok, fellow VIPs – I’m ALL IN!!! This is fabulous timing with my theme for this year – Be the VERY BEST version of Me with my theme song being Tina Turner’s – Simply the Best! SO, I plan on NAILING one of my annual goals which is – Live at my ideal weight! I can ALWAYS get to my ideal weight – my challenge is LIVING at my ideal weight.

    Jon asked this powerful question and it stopped me dead in my tracks. “Do you simply just want to “get” there or do you want to “live” there?” Living at my ideal weight means completely different habits when it comes to my eating. I’m the girl who lives to eat and loves every delicious bite. SO, a strategy is what this noble mission requires.

    Goal: To reach and be living at my ideal weight of 115 lbs.

    The plan:
    – Continue cardio and strength training 5-6 days a week – increase intensity after an indulgent food day. Begin bootcamp in May to get off those last few pesky and ANNOYING lbs.
    – Follow the 4 hour Body meal planning strategy for at least the first couple of months. Consider changing to David Kirsch’s wellness approach in June and ongoing.
    – Use meditation to center myself which will release tension & stress

    Everyone is going to be mistaking me for Marisa Miller’s slightly older twin sister!!! :-) See everyone poolside…….YIKES – I need to add tanning in my plan.

  • Jennifer Laszlo
    April 20, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I AM committed to getting my sexy back! My theme this year is RECLAIM and that’s exactly what I plan to do with my body!

    My area of focus is weight loss and toning. This is a very serious goal for me, especially to proclaim it out loud! I am committed to losing 24 pounds by June 30th. That equates to 2 pounds per week and that’s some serious business.

    My strategy is this:

    -lift weights 3 times per week
    -run/cardio 3 times per week (work on speed training to run the BolderBOULDER in less than 60 minutes / 6.2 mile run)
    -yoga once a week
    -walk on the treadmill 3-4 times per week for 30 minutes at an incline of 13-15%

    -wear my bodybugg every day to calculate calories burned
    -maintain a 1000 calorie deficit every day to stay on track to lose 2 pounds per week
    -document my weight every Monday and my body fat every other Monday
    -eat a balanced diet of proteins, carbs and fats

    -and finally….wear one hot bikini by June 30th!!

    This challenge excites and scares me at the same time but either way I’m prepared to put it all out there. This comes just in time for my girls’ trip to FL next month, summer excursions to the pool, my trip to Maui in August and the celebration of my 10 year anniversary with my hot guy! So much to look forward to…not to mention how much attaining this goal will affect the other areas of my life! Ready, get set…..GO!!

  • Eugenie
    April 21, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I’m a complete newbie here (invited by Peter Scott, to whom big thanks), and I’m IN!

    My ultimate goal is to complete my fifth marathon before the end of the year, so in the coming months I need to increase my mileage, improve the quality of my training, and generally get focused.

    That will also include continuing with kettlebell training – and if you haven’t tried kettlebells, you really should. They are just the best for reaching the parts nothing else can reach!

    So. My BYSB goal: My weekly long run is currently at 11 miles. I commit to raising this to 16 by 30 June, getting a lot more toned, tanned and sleek in the process!

    See you in May!

  • Carrie Hunsley
    April 21, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I’m down with puttin some sexy into my summer. I’m gonna rock out this body with arms and abs like Sarah Jessia Parker….girls got some toned arms. So here is what I’m gonna do…and let me say I am not a fan of the gym…but these muscles aren’t gonna tone themselves.

    Exercise plan
    4 times a week
    Monday~yoga
    Alternate Kwando & Powerflex

    Meal plan
    Only 1 Dunkin coffee a week….yikes
    Eat breakfast!
    Oatmeal or smoothie for breakfast
    Take lunch to work everyday (only one healthy exception a month)
    Healthy and smart dinner~increase chicken and fish and raw vegetables
    Double water intake

    Healthy plan
    Take my vitamins
    Get more sleep~have my butt in bed by 11
    Spend 15 minutes of quiet reflection time a day

    By the end of this challenge I will have a kick start to a beautiful sexy bride body…oh yeah! I will make wedding dress shopping soo much fun in a smokin body.

  • Rachel M.
    April 22, 2011
    12:10 pm

    This is fantastic, I am so dedicated to bringing on the sexy! It’s time to get rid of the flab and bring back the muscle.
    My husband Ken and I recently vacationed with our kids in Maui. This was our first time back to Maui since our honeymoon in 1998. This trip we stopped at a breathtaking waterfall and took a brisk dip in a natural pool. I have a picture of us standing in front of this amazing beautiful place, and you’d think it should make me feel at peace thinking about our vacation. However, instead I get a sick feeling looking at how awful I looked in my bathing suit. I knew when we took the picture as much as I tried to “suck it in” I was not going to look how I’d hoped. Well it turned out even worse then I expected. “Is that really me” I think. Thats just crazy!
    When I looked at our honeymoon photos from 98 the pictures read a completely different story. I looked younger of course, but more importantly I looked happier, healthier and bolder. I had more confidence, vibrance and vitality. I looked hot! I want to get that body back. I want to completely re capture my husbands attention again with my toned body, confidence,and health. I want another chance to re take that picture!
    when we came back from our trip. I was determined to make some changes, and I did. I went on a 500 calorie per day diet for 21 days, and I lost 11 lbs-woowhooo! Off to a good start, and it made me feel so much better. Yes, I admit I already felt sexier. My husband began to notice the change. I decided I wanted more of that!
    Now my plan is a 7 week structured boot camp. This is the real deal, where you actually pay to have someone yell at you and you get up crazy early in the wee hours of the morning to hear it. I am fully committed to pushing it as hard as I can.
    Boot camp starts May 16th, has 30 participants and we are all paired up with an accountability partner. We will meet every Monday Wednesday and Friday 5 am to 6 am for 7 weeks. There is a strict meal plan: low carbs, more water, less sugar, eat more often, less food etc. Boot camp is intense with push ups sit ups squat thrusts climbing rope and using every muscle possible in weird ways. We all have to way in in front of each other, get our body fat tested, see how many pull ups we can do and such. This information will be posted for all to see, and be used to encourage us to reach our goals.
    There is a contest with our group for who will loose the most body fat. My goal is to loose another 10 lbs by July 1st, buy a new bikini and retake that damn picture! So look out VIP’s. I’ve got 2 tickets to Maui waiting for me!!!

  • Carrie Hunsley
    April 22, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I’m joining the Sexy Back Movement!

    I’m gonna rock out this body of mine. I will tone my arms like Sarah Jessica Parker (girls got arms) and tighten this tummy and lose a little thighage.

    Exercise Plan
    Yoga- one night a week
    Alternate Powerflex & Kwando three nights a week
    Add one Abs class each week (I say with a cringe)
    (Finally gonna get some use out of that gym membership)

    Meal Plan
    I need to do some research here…I really need help with my meal plan, but this is a start
    Eat breakfast! Smoothie or oatmeal – add in protein
    Pack my lunch! Plan ahead and pack a healthy lunch and snacks
    Cut back on the sugar in the coffee!
    Eat a healthy dinner-cut out processed foods. Increase fish, chicken and vegetables
    !!Go Vegetarian for one week!! From Sunday, May 8 to Saturday, May 14…its vegetarian for me!! Convincing Jeff to do this when at home will be a big bonus!
    Increase water intake

    Healthy plan
    Get my butt to bed! Be in bed by 11 each night
    Spend 15 minutes of quiet time each day
    Be thankful! Each day express gratitude in some way.

    Accountability
    Post data by eod 4/25 & at end…weight, bmi, measurements (really, did I just commit to that?!)
    Post progress each week (how am I doing? am I struggling? what do I need help with?)

    Oh yeah, Lifebook is gonna have the hottest, sexiest members around! I am going to rock out this challenge and make wedding dress shopping oh so much fun in the new smokin body of mine.

  • Jon B
    April 24, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Wow – lots of great commitments on this string! Looks like the 2nd quarter is going to be a good one for this group!

    Nicky, thanks for the sleep strategies. I will def get on Joe’s sight and see what else he suggests… I’ve been in the middle of a big exciting project, which is always SO invigorating, but sometimes they can disrupt my sleep ’cause I’m so excited…

    Pascale, be sure and send us some pics of 45 years of crazy hotness when you get to Santorini (which, by the way, is the most romantic place Miss and I have ever been. Check this out: http://mylifebook.com/blog/?p=1665#more-1665)

    Brad, I think it’s best if you stay away from Chicago for the summer. We should be careful not to upset the sexiness balance of the universe. That could be dangerous.

    ALL, I will be posting my BAD ASS Navy Seals May workout in the next couple days. It was inspired by a real Nave Seals training program – and it is really incredible for getting shredded. Feel free to join in if you like!

    Talk soon!

  • Jon B
    April 25, 2011
    12:10 pm

    OK, everyone, I finished documenting the Navy Seals Workout for May and it ROCKS!

    Here’s the link:

    http://mylifebook.com/blog/?p=2602#more-2602

    PLEASE don’t try this unless you’re SURE that you’re 100% up to it!

    We begin May 2! Looking forward to it!

    – JB

  • Pat Kohlhagen
    April 25, 2011
    12:10 pm

    My goal is very simple, or at least it seems that way on paper. I want to be able to do one hundred push ups in a row, one hundred sit ups, 100 lunges with short breaks in between. Once I’m able to do this I want to make it an end of the week ritual. This should keep me sexy into my 70’s if I stick with it.
    The hit me button is very daunting this time around… Here we go!

  • dana joy
    May 1, 2011
    12:10 pm

    This totally excites me! I AM IN!

    OK, here’s my strategy:

    MEAL PLAN
    green juice or young thai coconut smoothie before exercise
    eggs and veg for breakfast
    Protein and veg for lunch and din
    cutting out sugar
    wine is alright a couple nights a week

    EXERCISE
    2 yoga classes a week
    3 cross fit classes a week (just bought a Groupon for those!)
    Riding my bike everywhere as much as possible instead of driving
    I also like the “Exercise Everywhere” plan and will be conscious about incorporating that.
    Do the P90X videos in my spare time. The Plyometrics section is a great challenge for me.

    I will report back with results each week!

  • Mike Malcolm
    May 5, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Now that the weather has finally broke, been able to get in a few miles on my bike. My century rides is only a month away, and haven’t logged in a lot of miles. I do spin 3 times per week at 5am for 45 minutes year around. One thing I have noticed over the past 10 years with people whom strive to get in good shape. They show up excited to get started. I see there red faces as they push themselves into the point of total exhaustion. Then I notice after a week or two they start to drop off a day or two a week. Soon after a month or two they no longer show up. For me working out 5 times a week has become a habit I seldom miss more than one or two days a year. Most important is working out shouldn’t be a chore but a passion in something you love. This spring one of my biggest workout session will be putting in my garden. First I must spend several hours tilling up the soil behind a tiller in the fresh air and sun without toxic sunscreen. Then hours of deep knee bends while planting seeds. I do most of this barefoot so I become grounded. It’s important for total health to become one with the soil or earth. In today’s world most people are not grounded working on concrete while wearing rubber shoes.
    I find it’s important to find a mentor whom you admire. I used to have a workout coach who I noticed was sick a lot, yet looked very healthy. She was getting colds several times a year, a yearly flu and missed at least 4 workout sessions per year. While she looked great, she was not healthy from the inside out. So while she helped me into a workout routine, I was able to mentor her into total body health. Ask yourself do you get the common cold a few times a year? Do you suffer from headaches or other body pain? All pain is a warning light and should not be ignored or masked with drugs. I have found mentors whom never get sick and I model myself after them. It’s been six years since I have had a headache, cold or any major body pain. My workout trainer pulled me off to the side the other day to mention and thank me. For the first time in her life she hadn’t been sick a day in over a year. True health doesn’t come in a pill or drug. As Jon says it’s the total package. Starting with the mind, which controls your levels of stress. Stress is the number one killer in America. I have learned to care but not that much. I look at daily issues as a challenge nothing is worth my health. While I work out with passion and do it often, for me I never work out pass the level where I can’t carry on a conversation. Adrenaline is a stressor used in our body as a fright or flight response. It’s not meant to be abused in such a way it causes damage to our cells. I know I step on a few toes but I am writing what I believe. If you notice some of the best long distance runners will often just die of a sudden heart attack. People will ask how can that happen he or she was a top athletic in perfect health? Once again perfect health starts from the inside out. Fuel your body with whole foods, not some synthetic vitamin encased in wax. Green drinks are awesome, along with a host of other super foods available on this planet. It’s amazing to me that the trillion of cells in our bodies are regenerated very two years or so. So it’s never too late to begin your journey into a healthier you. It’s exciting to see all the post for those who want to look great in a bathing suit! I do as well, Hope to meet all of you someday on the beaches of the world! Mike

  • Peter Scott
    May 6, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Quick Update:

    Just completed 5 6am Navy Seals Workouts this week and am feeling great! You can follow our insane group at http://mylifebook.com/blog/?p=2602. Check out Dave Hopper’s times by the way…the guy is an animal!

    Glad to hear all of your commitments!

    Peter

  • Eugenie
    May 6, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Marathon now entered – http://www.visitkielder.com/site/kielder-marathon/

    Let the countdown begin… :)

  • Ken Burge
    May 7, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Wow…this is fun. I really like how ‘putting it out there’ is keeping me motivated. I’m down 6lbs and getting ready to ramp things up a notch Monday morning as I get back in the gym and add weight training to the mix. I broke three ribs March 9th when I flipped my dirt bike but now I’m finally ready to lift some iron and crank the intensity up! By the way…doing the elliptical while listening to the philosopher’s notes totally rocks!

  • Missy B
    May 11, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Hi Everyone!

    Here’s my May check in…

    Well I got off to a slow start in April… I mostly had trouble getting the intensity mustered up that I needed for my work outs. All the dreary rain certainly didn’t help with my long runs either! But once I joined the LB marines in their work out from hell, I got the intensity I needed and then some… so I’m feeling great about my work outs now.

    I’m still 5 pounds away from my goal and I only have 5 more weeks until I’m in Spain… ahhhhhh!!! I am certainly feeling more tight since I’ve been doing the Navy Seal work out, but It’s time to seriously tweak my calorie intake side of things.

    My diet was pretty good in April, however I didn’t cut back as much as I planned on with my portion sizes. I have done well with green smoothies but not so much with green drinks. This is where I am going to seriously focus in May…

    I am recommitting to up my water, green drink, and raw green intake and seriously cut back on my portion sizes. I am also going to minimize my sugar intake this month.

    Would love to hear how everyone is doing…
    Have a wonderful week!
    :) ~M~

  • Harry Cunliffe
    May 11, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Happy to be invited late to the party. I started making changes a few days before my Lifebook at the end of April. After completing Lifebook on May1st I declared my goals to my accountability partner. My commitment by the end of June is a loss of 28 lbs. My total commitment is a loss of 50lbs by Nov 30th.

    I am working out a minimum of 45 mins five times per week and participating actively with other friends at least two times each month. I have totally changed my diet. Soda is gone (and I was a two fisted soda drinker). I am counting calories, which has drastically reduced my portion sizes and am focused on increasing daily vegetable intake adding some fruit and being sure to eat enough protein, all things that were out of balance. As I track forwards I will need to focus on the balance of carbohydrate intake as well.

    I am looking forward to having my shirt off this summer and to being able to ride my motorcycle with pride and in comfort during our few riding months here in MN. I am also planning on playing soccer again this summer which will be awesome.

    Good luck to all. Harry

  • Carleigh Dette
    May 14, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Hi Everyone!

    You guys are awesome and are totally inspiring me! Thanks!

    After seeing Missy’s last post, and having worked with her in the past with some nutrition products, she asked me if I could post the e-mail I sent her.

    I guess she feels I’m qualified to share some advice since I personally lost 22 lbs in 2 months (from size 8/9 to a 2/4) and have KEPT that off for 14 years (even after having a baby) – and I’ve coached hundreds of people to the weight management and health goals for over a decade. It’s my passion to help people live to their full potential, and I believe nutrition is a key ingredient for optimum mind and body function which of course benefits all the other categories.

    Anyway, here’s the e-mail:

    Hi Missy!

    I hope you guys are doing great!! I’m loving the Lifebook VIP program and although I’ve been a little off track with it the past few months, the momentum I created the months before that have helped me see AWESOME results! My business is growing exponentially with seemingly very little effort on my part, my love and family relationships are thriving and we’re looking to buy a second property by the end of this year. I’m now living my dreams of being a stay at home mom with an incredible residual income (and still in amazing shape)!! Our quality of life just keeps getting better. Thank you (and Jon) for all you’ve put in to the program! :)

    I just was looking through the Sexy Challenge comments and saw your recent post. If you’re having challenges with your nutrition but you want to get ripped and lose the 5 lbs pretty quickly, here’s a great nutrition routine that you can do for about 2-3 weeks (if that) and the 5 pounds will be gone: ( i lost 8 pounds my first 2 weeks without working out and have now kept it off 14 years)

    – 2 Herbalife Shakes a day (possibly with the Personalized Protein Powder (PPP) – that could help you reach your daily protein goal) – when I add the PPP to my shake and learned about reaching my daily protein goal from one of the top doctors at UCLA, my pants started falling off in 2 weeks – and they were my size 4’s!!

    When you get the right amount of protein, leaning out is inevitable. If you want me to calculate your target #’s, e-mail me your height and weight (if you know your body fat % let me know that too, if not, not big deal – I can figure that out too).
    – 1 small salad with protein as a snack – or a similar small snack (ideally protein, veggies, and a fat source)
    – 1 healthy main meal
    – 2 cups of the Herbal Concentrate (aka Drink n Shrink)
    – Cell-u-loss (can help with stubborn inches and/or water retention)
    – Aminogen (this helps your body break down protein easier and therefore allows your muscles to be more efficient in burning fat – amazing for toning)

    Most of my clients lose 5 pounds in their first week or two, however since you’re so tiny already, it may take 2-3 since it’s your last 5 pounds. :)

    Please tell the family I say hi!
    Thanks again,
    Carleigh
    CarleighDette@gmail.com

  • Missy B
    May 14, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Thanks again for all your helpful advice Carleigh!

    I’m looking forward to receiving my supplements and adding this part to my plan and be in the best shape of my life in just a few weeks!

    I’m going to be way too sexy for Spain… Jon is going to have to get plenty of rest before we get on that plane! 😉

    Harry, I wish you the best of luck with your weight loss… can’t wait to hear how great you feel and look!

    Have a great rest of the weekend everyone,
    :) ~M~

  • Darin Steen
    May 14, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I am excited to participate in the next fitness challenge and show Jon what “ripped abs” really look like.

    Darin Steen

  • Peter Scott
    May 22, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Just wanted to share with all of you this intense workout thiat will definitely “Bring Your Sexy Back”! 😉

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKekcHMiVVg

  • Sandra G
    May 28, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Wow – I’ve loved reading everyone’s commitments! It’s been really inspiring and it has helped keep me motivated the last month.

    Here’s my update:
    I’ve taken 8 Dailey Method classes and 2 new and challenging Ab toning classes. I completed a 9-day detox and cleanse last week – it was intense! I wasn’t sure I was going to make it through after the first few days, but I’m so happy I did. I released 8 pounds in 9 days – and on the 10th day I left for my Florida vacation with two of my girlfriends and fellow Lifebook Members. It was awesome feeling more fit as we shopped for swimsuits and I found the perfect bikini. But more importantly, the result of cleansing my body was that I feel so healthy and I noticed a huge improvement in my energy levels and my mind feels so clear.

    The great part about traveling with other like-minded people was that we didn’t go too crazy on vacation either. We got up and worked out every day, we went to Whole foods our first night and stocked up on healthy snacks to eat for breakfast and lunch then treated ourselves to a nice dinner each evening. I did indulge in some decadent desserts and had probably the world’s best ice cream – Kirwin’s – but didn’t feel too bad about it because I definitely reduced my sugar intake for the rest of the month.

    For June my focus needs to be on toning and continuing to get more definition on my abs.

    Here’s to bringin sexy back!
    Sandra

  • BioBasics
    May 29, 2011
    12:10 pm

    TY for the useful information! I would not have gotten this on my own!

  • Jennifer Laszlo
    May 31, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Hi Sexy People!

    Here’s my May update…

    Released 13 pounds so far so I’m staying close to my goal of releasing 24 pounds by June 30th. I ran 6.2 miles under 60 minutes this month and I’ve had to pack away several pairs of pants that are too loose!

    For some reason, I feel like tomorrow, June 1st, is a second starting point to be extra disciplined and so it’s time to get this goal finished!

    Next month I’ll check in with measurements and my final weight release. So far, so good…

    Jennifer Laszlo

  • Nicole Moore
    June 2, 2011
    12:10 pm

    This has been an awesome challenge!!!
    Quick update for May.
    I was to run the half marathon on July 3rd. This event was cancelled – so I brought by training forward and with only 6 weeks preparation I ran the half marathon on May 29 in 1 hour and 56 minutes. I was very happy with myself!
    I have also been seeing a personal trainer twice weekly for a solid strength and core workout.
    I haven’t eaten any chocolate (this has definitely been the hardest thing for me!)
    Been having a green drink each morning and being careful with my diet.
    So far so good and looking forward to the next month.

  • Marina K
    June 5, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I am in! (better late than never :)

    Goal: 40 pounds in 20 weeks, increased strength and flexibility

    Deadline: Sunday October 23rd. If any of you decide to continue, once June is over, I would appreciate the company :)

    Strategy:
    1) Exercise:
    – Weight training- Mon, Thur, Sat AM
    – Bar method- Tue, Wed, Fri AM
    – 20 min aerobic intervals x6/ week PM (+ 40 min walk with the pup!)

    2) Diet:
    – Organic, 50%- veggies, 25 %- lean protein, 25% – fruit, legumes, complex carbs
    – 2L of water/ day, green tea daily
    – One free meal a week (yay!)

    2) Mind:
    – Meditation 15 min on waking
    – Smile all day
    – Visualization before bed
    – Focus during workouts

    Wish me luck!

  • Nora Mounir
    June 5, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Hello team,
    sorry for my late participation but i’d love the idea and i intend to follow it for the next 3 month : June , July and August (hopefully i make it).
    My Goal is to lose weight , get slimmer and have flat tummy.
    my weight now is around 165KG , i want to be max 150KG.
    i’d like to go on a healthy diet and do more sport but my job won’t allow much free time as i work in a call center. any idea ????

  • Jennifer Laszlo
    June 30, 2011
    12:10 pm

    The challenge was FUN! I had a total weight release of 15 pounds and while I am still a few pounds off from my ultimate goal, I have dropped from a size 8 to a size 4!! I have dropped body fat and increased my stamina. I had plans to record my final measurements but I’ll have to do that when I get home from vacation later this week. While the physical improvements have been absolutely fabulous, the real transformation has been in other areas of my life.

    Over the last 10 weeks I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about myself in terms of my emotional life and my life purpose. I have been holding onto unnecessary weight for the past 2 years and while I made attempts at working out and even ran 2 half marathons I still kept packing on the weight. It was only once I began to transform myself internally that the external improvements showed up.

    It’s been really exciting to feel myself coming to life again and honoring my body and my spirit. I feel like the fun-loving, smart, strong woman that I am and it’s showing up in so many ways in my life! This challenge is the beginning of something great for me. I have made some great progress over the last several weeks and while I know that it was a fitness challenge, it doesn’t stop there for me. The door has just opened and I’m really excited to continue to challenge myself and create the best version of me! Lifebook has been such an amazing tool for that and I’m eternally grateful. There is no price or reward that can measure up to the journey of getting my life back.

    Jennifer Laszlo

  • Nicole Moore
    July 3, 2011
    12:10 pm

    What a fantastic 10 weeks!
    I look and feel amazing!!!
    I completed the half marathon in 1 hour and 56 minutes. The best part about it was that my husband Pat decided to run it too. We had lots of long training runs together in beautiful surroundings, and time to talk about our relationship, our goals and dreams. On race day he ran all the way with me – it was awesome!
    I did not eat any chocolate at all. This was by far the hardest part of the challenge for me. I’d been eating chocolate almost daily for the last 20 years. Wow – did I learn all about resisting temptation, about self discipline and self responsibility. After just completing the build out of the Character section of my Lifebook, it was perfect. I definitely feel a lot stronger mentally, and I know I can apply this strength to other areas of my life. I am in control!
    I did 2 very tough sessions of personal training (weights and core) each week. I had never done any strength work before – but I loved it. Lean body mass increased, while my body fat percentage went from 23.3% to 20.6%. I released 2 inches from around my waist, to now measure 26 inches.
    I had one green drink each day, and ate salads for lunch most days. I learnt about which foods are best for alkalinity. My pH levels have also improved.
    I did not do my tummy/hips/thigh DVD.
    In addition though, I also did a 3 day total food fast. That was so liberating to know I had the courage and determination to achieve this goal. Food no longer has any hold over me – I am in control of what goes into my mouth!
    So I have definitely brought sexy back!!! Not only that though this challenge has been awesome for my love relationship and my character.
    Thanks Lifebook.

  • Alba Bejarano
    July 13, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Hi Jon
    Last April I So enthusiastic and was ready to join the life book group to get fitter and SEXY for the summer, but I had an accident I fell down and hit my head. It affected very much my nervous and immune systems , my all body is in pain, every joint hurts, and sometimes it has been difficult to move and walk without extreme pain.
    Exams show I have an inflammatory disease . However, thanks to what I learned there with you I am strong and I am trying to focus on the solutions not on the problem. I decided to heal in a natural way without medications . I get Chiropractic care , Ayurveda medicine and special therapies , exercise , nutrition and supplements , positive attitude and spirituality. I am sure I will be a winner of courage and faith, not the one this time to the bring the SEXY back .
    My goal is to keep focus and recover my health and go on in life and never give up. Thank again for what you Jon and Missy for what you have done, Thanks to life book too to keep me focus even if I feel sometimes distracted and down. One day I will have dinner with you. That is a dream .I am sure soon I will be better soon ! I wish I was the winner and be there with you . Give my love to all the Lifebook members. Thanks again.
    Love. Alba

  • Missy B
    July 13, 2011
    12:10 pm

    Dear Alba,

    So sorry to hear about your accident. But it sounds like you are on the right track to taking good care of yourself. A strong positive attitude and the conviction of not giving up on your health are certainly key to the healing process.

    Please know that Jon and I are thinking about you, sending you positive healing thoughts and wishing you all the best as you recover.
    Take good care and hope to see you soon!
    :) ~M~

  • Rachel Moger
    July 15, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I’ve got two tickets to paradise, won’t you pack your bags will leave to night. I’ve got two tickets to paradise. I’ve got two tickets to paradise!
    Wow, the last 9 weeks have been life changing. I stuck through boot camp and achieved something greater than my goal. Yes my body looks much sexier. The advertisement for this class said “look good Naked”. Well, will have to leave the judgment of that one up to my husband. I can only tell you, he seems to be enjoying my enthusiasm for exercise too.
    Here are some of my stats: I did lose weight, 6lbs! My starting weight was 150.8 and ending is 144.6. However, for certain I gained muscle. For example, I tested in the beginning doing only 42 pushups per minute now I’m at 57. Air squats 50 per min., last test were 88. On day one of boot camp I couldn’t even do one pull –up, it was so humiliating. Now I can do 3!!! If that’s not sexy enough…I went from a size 8 pushing a 9/10 to a size 7, and from wearing a 38 D bra to a 34 DD. Come on girls are you with me?! That was a very cool bonus I did not expect!
    Committing to getting in shape was my number one priority from our Life book session in October last year. I am thrilled to say focusing on this category definitely has affected deeply every other area of my life. Now that I’m in better shape I am able to think more clearly, I have more focus, I have way more energy, I’m more confident, and I can accomplish more in all the other categories. My love relationship has gone to a new level. In fact my husband Ken commented to this challenge “I don’t know who your pick for the ‘winner’ is but I can attest that I am already the winner! My wife has overcome so many self-imposed limitations and has gotten an even more fantastic bod!”
    New opportunities are presenting in so many ways. I know this is all because of my level of commitment and energy generated from working so intensely on my physical health. Financial opportunities are opening up. Our social life is getting better, and we have been building relationship capitol. Because I consistently got up at 4:30 am for camp, my body has a new pattern of waking up early, and that allows me to dive into my spiritual life. I am literally accomplishing more, and able to see my “life vision” is truly obtainable.
    This past two weeks, I’ve added in kick boxing, and signed up for “booty camp 2”. I’m taking it to a whole new level. It’s all very exciting; you might even call such a transformation sexy!
    If you recall my original goal to this challenge was to get in better shape, so I could go back to Maui and re take that bathing suit/waterfall picture with my husband. John and Missy, I will send you my before picture, and I will also send you my right now picture. If I win you have my permission to post them. However, I can’t send you my “after” picture. That will have to take place in Maui 

  • Jennifer Laszlo
    July 17, 2011
    12:10 pm

    My final measurements….

    released 15 pounds
    shrunk 10 inches off my body
    decreased body fat by 3%
    went from a size 8 to a 4 (and some of those are even loose!)

    How do we post pictures on here??☺

  • Bruce Hansbrough
    December 9, 2011
    12:10 pm

    I am not waiting for the New Year! As of today I am committed to focusing on establishing my daily routine to get back in shape, continually improve my health and wellness, and devote at least 15 minutes per day to refine my Health and Fitness category in Lifebook.

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