Hope your day is going well. I am happy to share that I ran 3 miles
today! Doesn't even compare to some of you marathon maniacs but it was
HUGE for me. I've been more focused on tennis over the last year but just
last week, a friend of mine mentioned a woman he knew started running for
the first time at age 39 and she finished the chicago marathon in 3 hours and 10 minutes. I was really impressed and realized that's what is so great
about running...you can start at any age, focus and do well. So I decided
to get out there today and I'm feeling great.
But the real reason I'm writing is because the Dr. Oz show called me
yesterday to tell me about a special event they are holding in honor of their
100th episode. They are gathering 100 people who have lost 100 pounds to
come together and tell their stories on national television. Some will
have a spot in the audience and will be called on to share their story;
some will be on stage giving inspiration. I cannot wait to watch!
Some of the PEERtrainers that have been featured in magazines, radio
shows, TV sharing their story tell me the emails they receive afterwards
make it all worth it. Sometimes just seeing someone do it -- listening to
their struggles and challenges and the eventual win -- can be the catalyst
to help someone get on a new trajectory.
So...if you've lost a 100 pounds and want to be featured on the show,
reply back here with your story, how you did it and please include a
before and after photo. If you have lost less than 100 pounds but would like
to a chance to tell your story in a different magazine or TV show, please
email me as well with your story and photos. The press reaches out to us
frequently so you may have a chance for the next one.
Last thing I want to throw out there: if you know someone who might be
ready for a weight loss "intervention" or a brother/sister,
mother/daughter who you think are really ready to make a change, please
reach out to me as well. The specifics aren't in yet but they will be
Hope you're having a GREAT day. As I write this, Habib, who finished an
hour workout with Blake and Bodylastics on liveexercise.com, is actually
out running 8 miles. He is a wild man.
Btw- Blake is in the process of filming dozens of workouts that you can watch for free on his site. We are going to be embedding many of them on PEERtrainer as well. For $50 you can get a resistance band set from Bodylastics and you will be able to get a killer workout without paying for a gym or a trainer. It is very innovative. Habib is appearing in several of the workouts for guys and I will be appearing in several of the videos for women. If you have not gotten your bands yet, you can do so by clicking here
. If you want to get stronger this year, you will want to make sure you have a set.
Look forward to hearing from you!