June 21, 2011

My foray into increased wellness

Posted in Fitness, Food, Healing at 11:26 PM by moxiemuse

Monday, June 20th, Jason and I are embarking on a new wellness program called The Metabolic Effect. I’m going to use this platform to blog about our progress. Gasp! I’ve gone public and there’s no turning back. Just as well that we have all of our friends and family keeping us accountable.

So why now and why this?

Well, because it is time we move the dial on our fitness/weight loss goals. As for why this program, our trainer, Jill Crippen, had good personal and client success by following this program. In her infinite wisdom and sincere desire to see us succeed with our goals, Jill suggested we try it to crank our wellness up a notch 😉

In late March, I thought I’d ease into it by first reading the book, The New ME Diet: Eat More, Workout Less, and Actually Lose Weight While You Rest. I liked what I read and knew that it was something I wanted to try in a few months when my life settled down a bit.

The program seemed doable and I like doable 🙂 The authors (and brothers) Jade and Keoni Teta offer a practical approach to unlocking fat-burning hormones and revving up my metabolism. What’s not to like about that?!

When Jill told us about a Groupon.com deal for $39 for the 10 week online program, we jumped at the chance and bought two packages just in the nick of time before the offer expired. Phew!

Here’s the scoop:

In addition to an in-person, in-studio program in North Carolina, the company offers an online self-paced, and email based body change and coaching program. It is designed to determine the key areas of our metabolism that must be supported to burn fat more efficiently. Also, it screens brain chemistry with in-depth questionnaires to pinpoint our imbalances and eliminate some of the traditional challenges with willpower that we might encounter during a lifestyle change.

We’ll also be given instructions on the exercise protocols required to accelerate fat burning and improve muscle tone and body shape. These workouts are supplied via an Internet portal where we can see the workouts and then do them at home or have Jill help us incorporate them into our workouts with her twice a week.

The strength of the program lies in the coaching component. We’ll interact continuously with the Metabolic Effect staff throughout the process. We’ll receive daily emails and weekly audio lectures that cover everything we could ever hope to know about fat loss and the new fat loss lifestyle we’ve signed up for this summer. These lectures focus on diet and exercise, but also cover lifestyle and belief.

As an added benefit, we’ll be able to interact with other participants on a forum where we can ask questions of the ME staff and each other to help us learn through shared experiences.

Finally, this program is meant to deliver results, and is not a quick fix or crash diet. Instead, the program will teach us the new science of fat loss and helps us learn, practice, and master sustainable habits to last long after the 10 weeks are over.

We’re excited about embarking on this adventure together. Follow along, track our progress, send us encouragement, and help us meet our new wellness goals! Stay tuned for updates weekly as we learn and grow (smaller).


1 Comment »

  1. Anne said,

    Congratulations on this new goal. 🙂 I’ll have to keep posted on it and see if I can pick up any tips and tricks. Enjoy! –Anne

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