Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lean Body Fit Camp Case Study #7

Lean Body Fit Camp Success Story : Sophea Z .

Sophea Zamora has been with us since March of this year. She not only works extremely hard but she is always wants to learn more and is willing to get out of her comfort zone in order to get to her goals. She is a great person that is full of life and laughter and we are grateful to have her as a client at Lean Body Fit Camp. She is still on her journey but I encouraged her to share where she is today in hopes to inspire others that they too can do whatever they put there minds too. Here is her Success Story.

Sopheas Journey to finding LBFC and herself.
 In the beginning of this year 2013, I finally made the decision that I no longer wanted to live the way I was living with myself. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, you name it and I pretty much had it. My eating habits were bad. I ate whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. There were no limits on my food intake at all whatsoever. I was about to turn 32, on Jan 28, 2013 and I said to myself that I didn’t want to die young because of my obsession with food.

 I started all this thinking in December 2012 and finally made the leap in Jan 2013. At that time I weighed in at 192 pounds. I bought a gym membership to  24 hour fitness. I lost 10 pounds in the first month. On my second month it was a little more difficult to lose, so I decided to talk to a personal trainer at 24 fitness.But  I didn't feel like I got the attention I needed.

I still continued to work out by myself and lost a few more on my own. March rolled around and I received a lovely email from the one and only Chelsea Cooper in regards to the 6 week slim down challenge and I was 175  pounds. I was afraid to sign up at first cause I knew how you work and I wasn't entirely sure if I wanted to work out hard. I know I am lazy, but I did want to shed the pounds so I knew it could definitely be done with Chelsea and her program since I had been there before but was not taking it seriously like I do now. I enjoy going to class, actually I crave the workout if you know what I mean. When I do not go to class it sets me back a few steps and I do not like it.  
Now that I have been going to boot camp for a few months, I can truly say that I am happy with the progress. I am currently 160 pounds. Since attending boot camp I have learned a few things:
1) I learned  food is a necessity but it doesn’t have to be your enemy.
2) I learned that 80% of what you put into your body determines the outcome of physical appearance and the other 20% is exercising. I didn’t believe it at first because I thought 80% is working out and the 20% is food.
3) Preparing your meals in advance helps if you know you are going to be busy
4) I started learning how to eat healthy food and what healthy carbohydrates actually were.
5) Recovery time is also important as well, taking the time to recover allows you to function so much better the next day so you are prepared to work out and start your day.
 6) Last but not least, if you have to want it bad enough from the inside out, and really want to change and the rest will fall into place.

I feel so much stronger today and I would like to thank you for pushing me, inspiring me and I am extremely grateful you opened up LB fit camp. It has changed me mentally and physically. I love that the class always end with an inspiring quote. I love that you want to help people like me. So again, THANK YOU for being you! Sophea Z., 32

There you have it. If Sophea can do it so can you. What are you waiting for. The time is NOW!

Peace and Blessings!

Chelsea Cooper

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

5 Things I learned from the Perform Better Summit!!

This past August I went to The 3 Day Functional Perform Better  Summit 2013... I had a great time, hanging with fitness professionals, learning and  just having a great time. It doesn't get much better...for me of course.
At the end of any seminar,workshop or summit I step back and think about what I learned. Of course they give  you a huge booklet with all of the presenters presentations which is great, but sometimes you can leave those events overwhelmed with new information and ideas. So I sifted through the information and began implementing some of the ideas right away.

Here is a sneak peek into some of the crazy workouts we get to do...of course I couldn't shoot the video and workout but I did participate in most of the workouts! Feel the Burn and energy!

Any how I picked 5 things that were my biggest Ah ha moments and thought I would share.

1. I am NOT normal. Well actually I knew that before I walked into the PB Summit its just confirmed now LOL! I say that only because one of the speakers said that everyone at the summit was not normal because we are the only people that go on vacation and the first thing we want to know is where the gym is in the hotel. Everyone in the room agreed that's what we all do. Hey don't judge me... I like working out, balance is the key in all things.
2.When you want to be more than just 'average' or good at something you must invest time and sometimes money.  I usually go to seminars at least 3x a year. For some reason this year I've only gotten to one so far...but the year is not up yet.  I have  come to realize that to really be "Great" at anything  you have to go where the "Great"ones are. And in my case many of the top fitness professionals present and allow us to find out how they have become so successful at these seminars.
Basically learn from the best in what ever area you want to get better at whether its fitness, business, finances, family, relationships, spiritual etc. We are not meant to do this life alone there are so many great resources and people that are willing to help us in whatever area we desire.

3.Like Energy attracts like Energy. When I walked into the Convention to get my badge and all my goodies, there was this almost tangible energy. It was a good energy of expectation, excitement and passion. You really can't put a price tag on that type of energy, its contagious and feels great!

One of the crazy workouts we did!!
Everyday since the Summit I have vowed to be that energy, that light when I walk into a room. And its not for me or my ego its actually for the people around me. Marianne Williamson  sums it up when she said "As we let our light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same". And that's my mission  to let people know that they are a bright light and to not cover it up for others.  At our Fit Camp that's especially true everyone that walks through our doors has there own individual greatness that they must let shine. And my job is to uncover it:)

4)  Learning is fun...and life long.  Some people have bought into the misconception that as soon as you are out of school you stop learning, stop reading, stop everything. It's like you learned everything in formal schooling. I believe after formal schooling is where  the real "fun"  takes place.

Now we can read about whatever topics we want and  we don't have to sit in a class for an hour and hear about obtuse angles, the periodic table, and when the tariff act took place. I'm not saying that this information isn't useful in some aspects but what about actually learning something you are passionate about.  Not going through a curriculum that someone else thinks is important to you but making up your own study. I love the quote that says "Anything that isn't growing is dying". So lets continue to grow and learn you have the power and the resources are out there.

 5)I am blessed beyond my capacity to comprehend. As I was at the Summit listening to the presenters and doing the hands on workouts. I took a  few minutes and took  it all in.
I'm not sure how I became  a fitness professional it was not a life long dream. I don't know why I have had the pleasure to help so many women and men lose weight and gain a new life and self awareness. I don't know how I can be at a fitness summit and have classes  going on at the same time..oh yes I do..  I have awesome trainers that are teaching and doing a fabulous job!

I've realized I  don't have  to figure it out, my job is to be grateful and take in every moment of every day. Stop and look at your life if you have great people in your life and you doing something you love on a daily basis you are very rich and blessed. If you don't have those things in your can, its your choice. Today you can move toward creating a life you want and deserve.

Well that sums up a few of my take aways from this years PB Summit. Of course I met a lot of new people, laughed alot, networked, got sweaty and learned more than I can write in one blog. Hopefully some of the things I learned you can use as well.
Untill the next time.
Until the next time!
Take Care
Love.Peace and Fitness!

Chelsea Cooper, CPT