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What I really want to say!

Stop it Already!

Stop looking for a quick diet fix. Stop eating crap! Stop spouting excuses for why you cannot workout today. Stop wishing your butt and thighs fits into skinny jeans and do something about the state of your fitness. Stop complaining, repeating bad habits and then maybe, just maybe, you can have the body you know is buried under layers of accumulated fat. And do it now!

Get Moving

rebounding fun for fitness

I’m sorry, but every year it’s the same thing. It’s January and the gym is full of people who will drop out within 3 weeks.

Fitness is not just a dream

You want to be fit, but do you really believe you can ever be in great shape? If you don’t believe it and want it, you can never have it. Sorry, just the way it is. You must have faith in yourself and realize that you are  a member of the most advanced species on this planet. You have an amazing brain inside your pretty head, so use it!

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Let me Scream

Every time someone gives up on themselves and resumes bad eating and starts their day with exercise excuses, I want to scream like a giant angry head. Your body is made to move and be fueled with real food. So do it now!

Eat less & healthier

Yes, you will need to cut back on seconds, heaping helpings, and sugary, salty and fatty foods. You can do it! Use smaller plates, portion out your food ahead of time, shop healthfully, cook at home, avoid fast foods, shun sodas and other useless non-foods. Take charge of your eating, and not just for a few weeks.

Stick with it

In other words, if you really want to make a change to one of fitness and health, then push through your excuses and don’t give up. Allow yourself only positive motivating thoughts, and stay that way all year and for the rest of your life. it’s your choice!


Fitness or fatness! Skinny jeans or fat pants! Long or short life!

More tough love coming…

Stay tuned!

Basic Rebounding Moves

Begin Bouncing

Learn the three basic rebounding moves Diana does every day. They are perfect for for beginners or advanced bouncers to warm up.

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Bump Up Your Fitness


You can bump up your fitness by adding 5 minutes to whatever exercise you do, such as when you are running, cycling, swimming, rebounding or weight lifting. And then you can bump it up some more with another 5 or 10 minutes, topped with some intensity.

Top it with Intensity

There are many ways to add intensity to your workout, and they all require your full attention. This means forgetting about chatting, ogling or moving like an aimless sloth. When intensifying any workout, you’ll need to be well rested, well fed and ready to go for it.

To add intensity to your workouts:

  • Start with aerobic exercise followed by weights without resting.
  • Focus on the muscle(s) you are working or exercise you are doing.
  • Switch from one exercise to another without resting
  • Superset 2 to 3 weight training exercises back-to-back.
  • Push yourself during the last minutes of any exercise.

Do dumbbell curls for your biceps using lighter weights than you usually lift. Look directly at yourself in the mirror, concentrate on your biceps as you curl each dumbbell. The rest of the world does not exist. Forget about the number of repetitions and concentrate on form. Do rep after rep until  it burns, then lift each side 5 more times. Take a 30 second break and start all over again.

Interval mash up

If you love your treadmill or other cardio machine, shaking things up with some interval training can bump up your workout. In a nutshell, interval training is a combination of alternating short, intense spurts of exercise with moments of resty. Interval training is chock-full of different aerobic exercises that keep your heart rate up for a period of time. The speeding up and slowing down of interval training turns your body into a stress-handling machine, both mentally and physically.

Make sure you eat before you workout, especially when adding intensity to your routine. You don’t want to fizzle out in the middle of any exercise, and you’ll need ample fuel to get you through an effectively intense workout. Prior to working out, eat something hearty like oatmeal, a whole banana, and half a cup of coffee.

Newbies and in-a-rutties Can Do It

If you are a workout newbie or have been in an exercise rut, it might be time for you to mix it up. If you’ve never hired a personal trainer, you might find it helpful to learn correct form and a routine that is best for your body. Ask the trainer to create a routine for you and make sure you write it down. Once you’ve followed the routine a few times, it will be like second nature.

Workout Buddy Time

You can also enhance the probability that you’ll keep working out if you have a workout buddy. This can be a friend or somebody you click with at the gym. Your buddy will help motivate you to get into the gym, and you’ll do the same for them. And when you both get into better shape, you can also celebrate together when you reach your goal.

Just go for it. Start small. Mix it up. Workout with a friend. Add new exercises. Rest less between sets. Add intensity to your workouts. Find a friend or start by yourself–and start now!  The sooner you start the sooner you’ll feel more fit!

Before Dieting, Ask Yourself…

Why Oprah overeatsWhy am i overweight?

Everybody has there own answer and no answer is better than another. Know that the answer goes beyond your love of any particular food, such as French fries or ice-cream. Instead, dig deep, write it down,  and investigate what it is about your life that feels unsatisfying, such as a relationship, job, or any unfulfilled aspect of your life. Those answers will lead to why you are masking feelings with food.

Why Oprah wants to lose weightWhy do I want to lose weight?

There are many reasons you may want to lose weight, but it’s the long-term ones that will lead to success. Figure out if you want to just fit into a slinky dress for an upcoming event, or if you want to be fit for life because you care about the health of your body and want to enjoy life to the fullest. If you just want a temporary cuter butt, well that is what you will get. Instead, imagine what you want for the big picture of your life. Otherwise, like a yo-yo or bouncy ball, you will forever be in an unsettling cycle of up and down fitness and fatness, rather than being able to enjoy a stable everyday life of health and happiness.

Why Oprah cannot maintain a healthy weightWhy can’t I maintain a healthy weight?

Unveil any sabotaging tricks you might be playing upon yourself that keep you from maintaining a fit body. Likely there are triggers that quietly send you down an overeating path, and if you don’t identify them prior to starting a healthy diet plan, well, you may never fully enjoy endless days of looking and  feeling slim and fit.

Don’t Be Scared, Be diet  Prepared!

Prepare yourself for diet success by finding your own personal answers, and then plaster them in your mind like syrup on pancakes! Post them on your bathroom mirror, tell your family and friends, and feel the freedom from within that comes with accepting your dieting foibles. Allow yourself to be the healthy person who fits easily into your dream-size jeans–and hold onto those thoughts—everyday–as if your life depends upon it–which it does.

Once you are prepared with your answers, start eating healthy and getting the exercise your body deserves! Your every cell will love you for it!

Jumping Secrets for Bouncing Success

Exercise to Burn Off 2 Slices of Pizza

A Shapely Dish

Although pizza is Round and can be sliced into tasty food pyramid shapes, it takes a bit of exercise to burn off the cheese, the crust, the pepperoni and other assorted toppings.

plumWhen you are reaching for that third slice with one hand and the button on your tightening pants with the other–think about the aftermath of stuffing your face with another caloric slice.

plumOrder a single slice of pizza topped with healthier toppings–half the cheese, twice the veggies and extra tomato sauce. Then chew slowly, savor, and feel proud of yourself–your body will love you for it.


Exercise Equivalents

Exercise to Burn Off Mayo

Mayo Lovers Be aware

This creamy addition to many culinary concoctions, such as on a sandwich, in a dipping sauce or mixed up in egg or chicken salad, is often overlooked as extra calories.


What to do

Here’s the deal. You can either burn off mayo with exercise or switch to mustard. You can also switch to mustard and still get exercise and be that much farther ahead.

If you still don’t know what to do, imagine eating a tablespoon of mayo every day– 770 mayo-filled calories in a week. If that is your mode of eating, then consider switching to mustard at least half the time and add aerobic exercise to your day.

Exercise Equivalents


Next time you dip into some mayo, picture yourself exercising and ask yourself if it is worth it. Then ask yourself if you will really do the exercise needed to burn it off. If the answer isn’t an immediate and truthful YES, then switch to mustard, 1/4 avocado, olive oil or nothing at all. Know that if you are going to eat calories, you will feel best if you make them nutritious or low calorie ones.

5 Musts-Do’s If You Want Abs

1–Eat less! The truth is–abs happen in the kitchen. The trick is to eat fewer calories. You will then lose body fat, which will reveal the abs you likely already have. So eat smaller portions, and eat as healthy and Round as possible.

2–Do aerobics! This is all to burn fat, to remove it from your abs. Aerobics means any exercise or activity that gets you sweaty, like running, jogging, skating, swimming, and rebounding, jumping–20 to 60 minutes a day–5 or 6 days a week.

3–Eat whole foods! These are natural real foods, rather than processed foods that come in a box or gab. The best way to eat whole foods is to only eat what you prepare. Grocery shop healthfully, and then get in your kitchen–fake foods not allowed!

4–Get a spray tan and a bikini! If you are on a quest for abs, you are likely going to want to show them off–so heads up. A tan will bring out your abs and your muscles in general, all by adding that finishing touch on your fit body. If you do tan it up in a swim suit–take a picture!

5–Stand up straight! Remember to also suck it in. This will lengthen and strengthen your body–especially around your abs. It will give you energy and make you feel in charge of your body. You are likely to feel happier and stronger, so you may need to find something else to complain about in the future.

20 Reasons To Rebound or Jump on a Trampoline

Fitness TrampolineIn a nutshell, rebounding or fitness trampolining is known as possibly the most effective exercise yet devised by humans. Or in Sheen verbiage–Winning! Duh!

You may find that you no longer have much to complain about. You’ll want to get up and go, and you’ll have stamina. But most of all, you’ll need great lipstick since you’ll be smiling a whole lot more.

The Jumping Twenty!

  1. It stimulates your metabolism to minimize your chances of obesity.
  2. It tones up your thyroid to increase its output — you need this for energy and weight control.
  3. It improves coordination throughout the body, so you will be less likely to fall and break something.
  4. It promotes increased muscle fiber tone, and that gives you a a more tighter, more toned body.
  5. It subjects your body to gravitational pulls ranging from zero at the top of each bounce to 2 – 3 times the force of gravity at the bottom, depending on how high the person is rebounding.
  6. It increases your capacity for breathing, something that you need to do all day, everyday.
  7. It circulates more oxygen to the tissues, which keeps you feeling healthy and strong.
  8. It helps combat depression, so that you can avoid taking all those pills.
  9. It helps normalize your blood pressure, so that you can avoid yet more pills.
  10. It helps prevent cardiovascular disease, which means you are likely to live a longer life.
  11. It increases the activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells, all to keep you strong, vibrant and rosy-cheeked.
  12. It aids lymphatic circulation and blood flow through your circulatory system, which strengthens your immune system.
  13. It lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and this will make your doctor happy.
  14. It offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise — so expect to have less to complain about.
  15. It enhances digestion and elimination processes, and we all like that combination.
  16. It allows for easier relaxation and sleep, so you can wake up and feel relaxed, rested and ready to jump and bounce all over again.
  17. It results in a better mental abilities, with sharper learning processes so you can try out for Jeopardy.
  18. It relieves fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women, and that is a super huge relief for all.
  19. It minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems.
  20. It tends to slow down aging — need I say more!!!

What It Takes to Burn Off a Cinnamon Bun

Need I say more?

Exercise Equivalents

Burning off a hefty, sugar-filled, high-glycemic, mega-carbohydrate load of a breakfast treat is not the simple chore that one might dream about. If cinnamon buns have control over your brain, try cinnamon rice crackers for a less fattening, yet delicious snack. And then walk, bike, or run anyway!