Hi, I’m Maxine, and I am a feedback coach here at IBO. I really enjoy my work and love being part of a very special team of people who are here to help you succeed whatever your goals, big or small.
How Long is 12 Weeks?
Silly question Maxine, the answer is 12 weeks, you are quite correct!! I could be really silly and work out how many minutes or seconds that is but I would have to use a calculator and I hate Maths!!! If you think about it 12 weeks is like dipping the end of your big toe in the ocean of life, it isn’t a long time at all. In that short space of time you can make some huge changes to your fitness and health.
Anyone can make changes in 12 weeks it is just what you choose to do with that 12 weeks and also if you choose to make the most of it. We, here at IBO ask that you do some structured exercise as well as eating lovely, healthy food 5 times a day – no, that isn’t a misprint, 5 times a day - and let’s face it most of us enjoy eating!!! You also get to include a free choice meal at various times in your program, so you can definitely still enjoy social occasions and the like.
So never think that 12 weeks is a huge amount of time - in the grander scheme of things it isn’t, and who wouldn’t want to invest in their health for the future and be fitter and stronger than they ever have been?
A famous Canadian athletic coach, Ace Percival says that most people are ‘holdouts’ that is to say they always keep something in reserve. Because of that they never achieve what they are really capable of. So don’t be a holdout, give your all to your program and as Norman Vincent Peale says “Go all out. Do this, and life will not hold out on you”.
Here is a recipe that I enjoy very much and hope you will too, it is for the vegetarians out there (like me) or meat eaters wanting to try something different.
Tofu Stir Fry
150g Firm Tofu chopped into cubes
1 cup Red Capsicum sliced
½ cup Mushrooms sliced
½ Onion sliced
1/2 Zucchini sliced thinly (I chop them Julienne style)
5 raw cashews chopped
¼-½ cup cooked brown rice
1tbsp Minced Garlic
1 tbsp Minced Ginger
½ tsp mustard
2tbsp Soy Sauce
1tbsp sugar free maple syrup (can use stevia instead)
Spray fry pan or wok with olive oil spray. Toss all ingredients except rice into the pan. Stir and cook briskly on medium heat until veggies are cooked to your taste (I like mine still crunchy). Serve mixture over brown rice and enjoy!
Here is an Article by Tom Venuto about The Biggest Loser pros and cons. It’s a really interesting article, thought you may enjoy it.
We’ve had some ripper transformations coming through of late, and, this coming month we have a Body Blitz winner! I knew we couldn’t go a whole year without at least one winner :) Congratulations to Anna. You can see her in next month’s edition.
Just a short note about Kristin’s comp, I want to let her write about it herself but life is just a little too full on for her at the moment. I have seen a few photos and she looked absolutely gorgeous, and towered above everyone else. I heard she posed beautifully and looked extremely graceful and elegant and that she did herself very proud. You will get to see photos when Kristin posts them