Everything is a challenge

The biggest problem with challenges, 10-day, 24-day, 30-day, etc., is they never address and change behaviors. Once you’re done with the challenges people go right back to the same behaviors they got them there in the first place. And you’re looking for the next challenge so the roller coaster continues.

It’s about education, understanding and changing behaviors one at a time.

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Find your Why

I’ve been a size 34 waist for as long as I can remember, even back in high school. Yes, these are a pair or my size 34 shorts. My midlife revelation, as one called it, has taken me on this journey. You have to find what works for you. I have found mine with Zija International and its products which has given me the direction nutritionally. I believe everyone will benefit. Over these last nine months I have found what works for me. I’ve lost over 20 pounds and more than 14% body fat. I’m in the best shape of my life. One of the bests parts is I have more energy, and if you know me and my schedule, you know how cool that is.

Don’t get me wrong, you’re gonna have to put the work in. I train hard 4-6 days a week. But that isn’t where the magic is. There are 168 hours in the week that each of us have. The magic comes in the 162-164 hours out of the week I’m not in the gym. Yes, that’s right! Everything you do throughout your day while you’re not in the gym or out exercising impacts the outcome you are shooting for. That is the beauty of the Zija, Ameo and RipStix products and the strategies I’ve put in place at MVP. There is a system in place to ensure one meets their goals. I can go on and on about all the potential benefits you’d receive from taking Moringa and all the other Zija products, but this isn’t your journey, it’s mine. However, I’d love for you to join me. We all have to nourish our bodies, fuel it and train it in the appropriate manner and then allow it to recover and develop. Most diets and exercise routines are not sustainable. I’m can attest that this is. 9 months and counting. If you want to know about what I’m doing and if it would fit you? Give me a call. I’d love to share. 971-241-7182


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Your body heals, regenerates and grows overtime. All the way down to the cellular level. It’s cumulative. Fuel it with proper nutrition with that in mind.

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Zija 1, 2, 3

Summer is ending and the kids are getting ready to head back to school. Me too. There isn’t a better time to improve your health than, Right Now! The time is now to take control.

Over the last 8 months, I have lost 25lbs and currently my body fat percentage is down to 9% and sustaining. I’m committed to not only helping my students, clients and family, but I’m also committed to ensure I attain my own personal goals.

I truly, deep down inside, want every person that I come in contact with to attain there perfect something. Whatever IT is… Want It! Commit to it! Earn It! Own it! Embrace It!

If you truly want to take your life back, lose 5, 10, 15 or 20+ lbs, feel better or move better. Join Me.


Nothing in this world is free. You have to work for it. Living a Life Unlimited is out there. You just have to choose.

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To Cleanse or Not

Have you been thinking about a nutritional Cleanse? Let me share a few thing with you.

In this day and age the pendulum swings to rapidly. We must pause and make sure we have all the facts. I’m not a fan of most protocols. According to Precision Nutrition, “The fact is, there can be many problems with detoxes and cleanses”:

• protein deficient
• extremely low calorie
• blood sugar swings
• GI tract dysfunction
• restrictive eating and deprivation

“If doing a juice cleanse or detox diet helps a client get ready to make further helpful and sustainable changes in their life, OK. Just coach them through a cautious and monitored protocol.”

“However, we prefer helping them build life-long skills and incorporate daily practices to improve their health, performance, and body composition without extreme (and unsustainable) things like detoxes and cleanses.”

Many detoxes have you go through 7, 10 or more days of a liquefied diet and then as soon as you’re done, you balloon back up because you don’t have the skills to make it sustainable.

I prefer Zija International’s Premium Tea. It is a one time, over night, detox that clears the system of impurities. In the morning the system flushes. It doesn’t leave you shitting your brains out for days. Then we work on specific behavioral strategies to make better nutritional choices. It’s all about behavioral change.

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If you want to learn more message me or click the link in my bio. I’m here to assist you in attaining your performance and fitness goals.


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What is your health worth to you?

What is your health worth to you?

Are you looking for:
• better respiration and circulation
• decreased joint stiffness and pain
• decreased allergy symptoms
• natural increased energy
• increased visual clarity
• better sleep
• hydration

Many people are looking for all these things. We talk about knowing what to do, however we never follow through. If you need some guidance as to how to get started towards better health, give me a call here at MVP Performance Training. 971-241-7182

Once you’ve made the decision, there are some basic recommendations I will usually make.
• See your doctor and have your blood tested. Knowing where your deficiencies are make decision making a lot easier.
• whether you train at MVP or another gym, make sure you’re taken through a thorough health history and movement screen.

Everyone has opinions, and is an expert for that matter, as to what nutritional and exercise program is best. The problem is they really don’t know, they’re just guessing.

Having detailed blood work done and being run through a thorough health history and functional movement screen, will inshore a sound program is designed to meet your specific needs.

No one can put a price on health. Too many people take it for granted and then one day it’s gone. In my opinion I will do and pay whatever it takes to live a healthy, active lifestyle and model it for my kids and family.

If you need some guidance as to how to get started towards better health, give me a call here at MVP Performance Training. 971-241-7182

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Over Weight

I get even more motivated to share my my weight loss/fat loss and health improvements when I read things like this. When 40% of men were overweight and 35% of men were obese. They estimate that 30% of women were overweight and 37% were obese.

I refuse to believe that you can’t do it. There is no such thing as, I Can’t. You either choose to do it or not. I’m 42 years old and in the last 6 months I have lost 25lbs and 14% body fat.

Can you imagine how amazing you would feel if you lost 10, 20 or even 25 pounds? I can tell you from my experience that you will feel amazing!

You CAN Do It!!!


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