“Don’t Quit” – A Poem of Fitness, Fat-Loss and… LIFE!

-by Joey Atlas, The Woman’s Trainer
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“Don’t Quit” – A Poem of Fitness, Fat-Loss and… LIFE!

You may remember – a few weeks ago – I mentioned I was finally able to realize a life-long dream… to have the freedom to work from home – FULL-TIME… – and I was sorting out some files from the office and came across a poem one of my former clients gave me…

It’s a great one – and I felt it would be perfect to post on the blog today – here it is…

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will…

When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill…

When the funds are low, and debts are high, and you want to smile but you have to sigh…

When care is pressing you down a bit, rest if you must, but don’t quit…

Life is strange with its twists and turns, as everyone of us sometimes learns, and may a failure turns about…

When he might have won had he stuck it out; Don’t give up though the pace seems slow, you may succeed with another blow…

Success is failure turned inside out – the silver tint of the clouds of doubt…

And you can never tell how close you are – it may be near when it seems so far…

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit – its when things seem worse…

…That You Must Not Quit

Great stuff, right? – Hey, I hope this helped lift you in some way – if you needed a lift – and if you know someone who can benefit from reading “Don’t Quit” – then please send them a link to this blog post – they’ll appreciate it…

And for anyone who missed the link to the powerful video in yesterday’s brief e-newsletter – here it is again: http://www.MetabolicInferno.com <= If you've ever been in a near fatal accident with your family in the car - you'll understand what my friend Rob went through when the tree nearly killed the three of them - the video says it all...

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Another Mother Gets Her Sexy Back… And Her Life!

- by Joey Atlas
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A few months ago I added a thank you note to the home page of this site that has inspired many women since I added it…

Now it’s important to note that we get a load of ‘thank yous’, some with ‘before and after’ photos, every week – the problem is 99% of the women that send them in are very modest or shy and they specifically ask us not to make the info public…

Of course – I completely respect that and obey their wishes – (please keep those success stories coming – even if you don’t want us to post them on the site)

Below is an email that just came in a few days ago. There is real power in Roxie’s words – if you miss the message the first time – read it again slowly. And please share your comments or thoughts after you read her email…

Joey,

I just had to share this, because – your e-mails are so encouraging… I’ve never been much into exercise and after 2 years of hormones and then the birth of my daughter – I just never seemed to be motivated to take care of me. Hence, I ended up being in the neighborhood of 164 lbs and standing ONLY 4’11”.

Even when young and thinner, I had the blessing of your typical Cuban body… Curvacious… Nicely curved calfs, thighs, hips … well you get the picture. As the years passed and the fat lbs came… The curves remained, only much larger and more prominent (very unhealthy and unsexy).

There were many mitigating circumstances starting at the young age of 4, when I was kidnapped, through countless failed relationships, which culminated in my husband of 12 years waking up one morning to tell me he was leaving on that day, because he had been gay all along.

Then sometime ago, I went on line, not so much looking to lose weight because I had tried them all and I had failed miserably at all, but to find a way doing something about the part of my body I hated the most!

My butt and thighs!

I stumbled across your site, signed up and have been receiving your e-mails ever since. As time has progressed different areas of my life have stabilized due to my faith in Christ, my friends and the extensive support system I am blessed with. Part of my “road to recovery” was the continuing e-mails, from YOU, Joey, with sound, ‘real people’, doable advice. It just made sense!

I don’t do everything you say or follow through all the time, but nonetheless it has still made a significant difference in my perception, allowing me to know that I can be thinner, toned and in shape. That with a little dedication and effort ….. I too can have a “normal” butt, thighs, etc.

I turned 40 in December… and to the giant I had wrestled with all of my life, I finally said “enough!” – “Do everything you want to do that others said you were not capable of, start living outside the box that has been built around you the first 40 years of your life.” Don’t get me wrong those who loved me had tried to protect me so much out of their love, that they had stifled my spirit.

So I decided that I was going to go wayyyyy outside my little secure box and dream really big – I just filled the registration to join Team ‘n Training from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and plan on running a marathon. I have not yet started the training, much less crossed the finish line and I have accomplished one of the greatest things of my life.

I dared to dream and chose to act without being afraid of failing.

When my family asks “why?” I simply smile and say “WHY NOT!”

Anyway, there were many factors in my progress, but your e-mails of advice and sound, common sense knowledge, are what allowed me to see that exercise was not my enemy, then I realized I liked how I felt after it.

A little here a little there, but always a part of my daily life… I now weigh in the neighborhood of 135 lbs., depending on the time of month, and the beauty of it is, I don’t care what I weigh or what my thighs look like. Because I am learning to focus on the changes that are sculpting the next 40 + years of my life.

Thank you from me and the countless people you reach out via e-mail.

Roxie

Beautiful stuff – I love it!

Remember – I’m looking forward to hearing from you too! Yes, you!

Your trainer for life,

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Who Do You Exercise For? Your Self or ‘Your Man’

- By Joey Atlas, M.S. Exercise Physiology
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We get tons of email every day from around the world. Questions and comments in all areas of female fitness and nutrition. But there is one type of question we get that needs to be addressed in a big way.

It generally sounds like this:

“Joey – can you please tell me exactly how to make my thighs tight and shapely. My man (boyfriend, husband, fiance, whatever..) loves women with sexy thighs and mine are just not in that category… He’s always making comments about how I should try to make my thighs and butt nicer – like the ones we see on tv, etc…

“Joey – I just want to make him happy – so I’m all that he desires. Please help me get my thighs and butt into the best possible shape so my man can love me…”

First – If your motivation for improving the physical aspect of your fitness is fueled by wanting to be more desirable to ‘your man’ – forget about it, sweetheart – go find another man, a real man who is more interested in what’s below the surface of a woman’s skin…

Second – and more importantly, open your eyes (and mind) to the fact that you should want to be fit, strong, sexy and healthy for YOU, as in your SELF. (Tell the shallow jack-ass to go find his ‘happiness’ elsewhere – or maybe just to expand his horizons a little bit.)

Let me make this clear – when I say ‘sexy’ – I don’t mean looking like the images that the media wants us to think is the perfect image of sexy. There are many different versions of ‘sexy’ – and you have your own unique version that nobody else has. Yeah, there may be other women with similar body types, etc – but they are not you and you are not them.

Understand where I’m coming from? ;-))

Take the gift of life you’ve been given – and make it as good as you possibly can – with proven and realistic exercise techniques and proper, well-balanced nutrition.

Here’s a little gift to help with the balanced nutrition part – it’s a PDF you can download and print and post in your kitchen, office or wherever you wish:

8 Healthy Snacks for a Fit and Firm Body < = Click Here

Please feel free to share it with whoever you wish - by using the 'Share This' button below - and don't forget to leave me a comment...

Your trainer,

Joey,

I started the program yesterday and am very excited about it! It
reminds me of the exercises I used to do way back when!!! I’ve been going to
the gym for about 18 months and feel like I put a lot of time and effort
into it and haven’t realized the results I was seeking. I am quite strong in
the lower body but not as lean or sculpted as I want to be. I was actually
a bit sore after doing only the LBHTM once! This is confirmation that I was
NOT reaching all the lower body muscles you speak of, with machines and weights.

THANK YOU!

Anna Braheem

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Hi Joey,

I am doing the Lower Body workouts. I just started my third week. I can really
feel the exercises working where I need them to. I am following the
progression plans and hope to see even more results soon. I can feel the
muscles in my legs getting firmer each time I do the workouts so I
know they are working. These exercises are great! I am feeling ‘worked’
in areas I have never felt before. Thank you for putting this program
together and helping so many women feel better about ourselves again.

Monica Guidry

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Pam and Joey,

The ULBHTM exercises are wonderful. I have been doing gym lessons regularly since 38 years and those exercises Joey has put together are the “classic” exercises which once upon a time were taught in “normal” exercise classes of 30 min or even an hour. But over the years those classes thought they need to be more “fancy” and so they have taken them off the lessons replacing them with more “breathtaking” one. Joey did a good job of realizing that those are the ones which make THE difference in the ‘trouble spot’ parts of the body. I have been doing regularly, for several weeks now, starting with 4-5 exercises which I picked up from his newsletters, and feel REALLY good about it. But now with the manual on hand, I can follow the complete sequences Joey has put together …

Again thanks, and greetings from Rome.
Elke Eggert

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Mother’s Day Gifts I Promised You Are Ready

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Last week I promised I’d be sending you 2 FREE gifts:

1 – REMOVED

2 – My extremely insightful audio interview with Holly Rigsby

Even though I’m referring to these as Mother’s Day gifts – the truth is they are for ALL women – as they will help you immensely, regardless of your age or ‘maternal status’.

Before I hand them over to you – all I ask is that you share them with everyone you know – who will appreciate them or benefit from them – as your way of saying ‘thanks’ – and allowing me to continue to bring you more freebies every month.

Here is the second one: – Actually for this one – you will also be getting 12 additional audio interviews, in addition to mine – ALL COMPLETELY FREE – The giving never stops with ‘Joey Atlas’! – here’s how it works:

You go to http://www.WomanYouDeserveThis.com – read about everything you’ll have access to – and then sign up for free access at the bottom of the page – Keep in mind – since this is free – the number of spots will be limited. If you sign up for a free spot – you will then be offered the opportunity to purchase the whole package of interviews when this 6 week series is over. YOU ARE NOT obligated to make the purchase – it is only for people who want to download and store the interviews forever- for future access.

Who Loves You? —–> Joey Atlas!!

Send some love this way by leaving your comments below…

Your Trainer,

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Hydration for Sexy Body, Clear Mind and Happy Spirit

Lots of great feedback on the last post – thanks for that…

The 2 freebies I mentioned are in the works – as well as 3 others – including the article on walking. Stay tuned for them.

For now – below is a link to your 12 page [FREE] e-Guide on proper hydration – through water/fluid intake.

We’ve been getting lots of questions about various aspects of hydration – so the e-Guide is a collection of all the answers in one place for you. Additionally – we’ve been getting emails asking about ‘Fitnessjuice’ – something I mentioned on my old blog about 10 months ago – the answers for that are here as well.

Hydration for Health, Wellness, Fitness and Performance <= Click Here

After you download your free copy - visit 'The Fit Blog' at that site (the link is at the top of the site) - for today's article post - and don't forget to leave your comments or questions at the bottom.

Here is the direct link if you need it http://atlasjuice.com/the-fit-blog/ <= Click Here

Be Fit - Be Sexy,

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Walking Can Fix Your Toughest Trouble Spots

by Joey Atlas – M.S. – Exercise Physiology
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Before I tell your how walking can help fix trouble spots – I have 2 other items to share with you.

1 – Two days ago – the purchase page for the Leg, Butt, Hip and Thigh Makeover e-Manual was ‘unavailable’ – My apologies if you were one of the people who couldn’t place your order during that time. I just found out that when the number visitors to that page is too high – it shuts down to any additional visitors trying to place an order – for security purposes. Not sure if this is true – but it makes sense as there have been a lot of women coming to this site to order the e-Manual.

2 – Because of this huge success of the e-Manual – I’m putting together a 2-part, free gift as my way of saying thanks to everyone – event to those few of you who haven’t purchased a copy of the e-Manual.

Part 1 is going to be ‘The Trouble Spot Tune-Up’ - a mini-workout targeting your lower body that you’ll be able to do in as little as 10 minutes – this will be a 5 page pdf download with full color photos – just like the complete e-Manual (over 105 pages).

Part 2 is going to be an incredible streaming audio interview I just did with Holly Rigsby of BackIntoShapeMommy.com – that you’ll be able to listen to right on your computer. Holly ‘heard through the grapevine’ about my program – and just knew she needed to get the answers to a bunch of questions that many women have not been able to get answers to.

We did the 75 minute interview yesterday – and I absolutely stunned Holly – she couldn’t believe the kind of stuff I was sharing with her. I listened to the uncut replay after the interview – and I must to admit – it was the first time I really opened up about some of the most pressing issues females are faced with when it comes to body image and making improvements in their toughest problem areas.

In the next few weeks I’ll be offering these 2 items to you, completely free – with NO STRINGS ATTACHED – again, as my way of saying ‘thanks’ and giving something back. Stay tuned for those…

Now – about walking for your trouble spots…

It’s a common questions I get often, “Joey, will walking help me with my lower body?”

The simple answer is yes. BUT – how you use walking all depends on your current level of fitness and what exact things you are trying to improve. I’ll be talking more about this in future articles. But for know I need to address something of deeper importance that has to do with walking…

For those of you who have been subscribing for a year or longer may remember my newsletter a year ago – that focused on a condition called ‘Angelman Syndrome’ – for those who has just started subscribing recently – here is the crux of the story.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with 2 great clients for the past 7 years, Rob and Debbie Schiller, I started with Rob first – and then with Deb after she gave birth to their second son, Ethan. When Ethan was just a few years old – he was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. It was a trying time for the Schillers and they knew life was going to hold a new set of challenges from that moment forward.

In short, Ethan grows physically – but everything else lags far behind – requiring every function – to include some type of assistance from another family member or caretaker.

What does walking have to do with this?

Every year the Schillers host a Walk-A-Thon here in Jacksonville – that is tied to a worldwide fundraiser – to help find a cure for this heartbreaking condition. This is the kind of walk thats helps ‘trouble spots’ that can only be conquered by the united forces and resources of many people working together – such as me putting together this article to raise awareness and rally for some support.

To wrap this up – all I ask, if you can spare anything (if you can’t we understand – just put Ethan and the foundation in your prayers) – even a dollar – is that you help us by making a small contribution to the Angelman Foundation – here on a page made specially for Ethan. While you are there you can watch the video from last year’s Walk a Thon – also – you can see all of the other donors – our’s will be listed as – “from the ‘Atlas Family’ – “Onward, Ethan!…

You DO NOT HAVE TO participate in the walk a thon – in order to make a donation – and again – you can do this from anywhere in the world – at this page:
www.firstgiving.com/EthanSchiller

If you can donate – be sure to put …from Team Atlas” – in the comment section with your name – so we can show our support together.

I THANK YOU deeply for any help you can offer,

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Mom Gets Her ‘Sexy’ Back – Mother of 3 Turns Back The Clock

- Joey Atlas, M.S. – Exercise Physiology
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I started sifting through some of the recent women’s fitness case studies and testimonials we’ve received in the past few weeks – and as I was working on them – I decided to create a nice 13 page free bonus for you to download, print and read.

Also – feel free to share it with anyone you wish – it’s loaded with extremely valuable insights, no matter what your fitness level is and no matter what your specific problem areas and trouble spots are.

This is one to read no matter your age, shape, size, body weight or physical abilities. These exercise principles and ‘diet strategies’ are effective, even if pregnancy is MANY years ahead of you – or if you had your last child 37 years ago…

Pre and Post pregnancy fitness can be confusing and overwhelming – especially the post pregnancy phase. Many times a focus on simple exercises and proven nutritional tactics are all that’s needed to help a new mom get her ‘Sexy’ back. Read the ebooklet below to see how a mother ‘who had tried everything’, and was about to ‘give up’ – turned it all around, simply by finding the right information and putting it to use.

This is a FREE 13 page ebooklet:

NOTE – you must have the latest FREE version of Adobe Reader to open and read it: So, Download the latest Adobe Reader for Free: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

Then…

1- you can click the link below to open it directly (to read on screen or print out)

2 – you ‘right’ click the link and ‘Save to Desktop’ or wherever you would like to save it to.
Click here => Mother of 3 Gets Her Sexy Back

Enjoy and let it fuel your motivation to do the same…

[NOTE - if you want the DVDs, Lisa refers to in our coaching dialog just go to the page below and scroll down to the big blue order preview links - you cant miss 'em.]
Click here => Leg Butt Hip and Thigh Exercise DVDs

Your Trainer,

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Oprah Show Connects With Joey Atlas and You…

- by Joey Atlas, M.S. – Exercise Physiology

You may not like Oprah, you may absolutely love her or you may not even know who she is.

I love what she is doing – and no matter what your opinion of her or your personal situation in life right now – she has something for us, of priceless value – that she is giving away for free – to everyone who wants it. This is information that is not only life changing but literally, world changing. I’m going to show you exactly where to get in on this, but first let me tell you how ‘I found it’.

In the past several years, my yearning for self improvement and my desire to expand how I help people achieve a better body, mind and spirit has helped me open my ears to things that I would not have heard in the past.

Former Muscle-Head Seeks Enlightenment

Remember – I ‘m a former hardcore bodybuilder (drug-free) who has been transformed by my own, internal compass into a ‘whole-istic fitness teacher’. Meaning? Your superficial appearance is only one element of your fitness – it does not define it – nor does it summarize it. Being truly ‘sexy’ is not skin deep – it goes much deeper than that… And being ‘sexy’ is not about what others think about you – its what you know and believe about yourself…

‘Sexy’ comes in many shapes and sizes. What a boring world it would be if everyone looked exactly the same and we were all ‘sexy’.

Back to my original thought…

While I’m no spiritual grand master, I’m learning a lot in a very brief amount of time – from many different sources. One of these sources, that is available for free to anyone reading this article is courtesy of Oprah Winfrey and a close friend of hers, author – Eckhart Tolle. I have XMRadio in my SUV – and while I do love various types of music (very varied) I also hunger for more knowledge and appreciate ‘good’ talk shows that aim to teach and share valuable information. Oprah and Friends is one of those shows (ch 156 on XM) that aims to teach, help and share.

Depending on your psychological age – the material may be very easy for you to grasp, a little challenging to grasp – or not ‘graspable’ at all. Whatever the case – just start listening and following along – if you don’t ‘get it’ now – you may ‘get it’ in a few weeks, months or in a few years. This stuff is so powerful – I can NOT even put it into words – you just have to listen to understand what I mean.

The ‘Whole You’ Versus Your ‘Trouble Spots’

Why am I doing this? Why am I sharing this with you?

Well, I do want to help you with ‘your stubborn problem areas’. I do want you to have better self esteem. I do want you to ‘feel like a woman again’. Because, most importantly I want you to have a better life – and this is the kind of stuff – that if you can start to internalize, makes my offerings get much easier ‘to understand and trust’ and the results you get by implementing my advice helps you realize positive, definite improvements at record speeds… Because your mind ‘is in the right place’.

There are several ways to get this info and it’s also offered as closed captioned – here is the page: (click here => Understand Your Life – and Improve Your World

And – I’ve said it before – I’ll say it again – some of the best things in life really are free.

If you like what I shared with you – please come back and post a comment below – and share this article with your friends and family. And then – also let the people at Oprah know that Joey Atlas pointed you to their offerings – you can do that here:

Click here => Talk to Oprah
There are many ways to communicate with them – the page above has several options. If you have a fitness or weight loss success story – you can share it there. And there’s an ‘Email Us’ option in the left side bar.

“Don’t Be Like Everybody Else… Be Fit!

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