On October 10, 2010, Ashley McCumber walked into DIAKADI as a smoker (pack and a half a day) in a size 54 jacket and size 46 pants. He listed on his goal sheet that he wanted to “Change his life and be known as the ‘Healthy Guy’.” Today, he is not only a ‘Healthy Guy,’ but he is an athlete, walking around in a size 42 jacket and 31 pants, carrying over 90 pounds less with him! To get a true sense of this loss, go into the gym and pick up a couple of 45 lb plates or dumbbells and walk once around the gym with them. Trust me, it is not an easy thing.
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We have made it! Day 12 is here with some of the most important advice of all on setting achievable goals and successful New Year’s resolutions.
First a couple of questions. Looking into next year and the years ahead, do you know when you want to retire? When you look in the mirror now describe the person you see. Are you happy with that person? In your sex life, what do you wish there was more of? Less of? What 3 things would you like to achieve 1 year from now? In 5 years? 10 years?
What activity makes you happier and leaves you feeling more balanced and fulfilled than anything else in the world? I am talking about something that makes you smile with contentment and actually energizes you, often for a few days following it.
Ideally think about something that you can do near your own hometown so that you have the ability and chance to participate in this activity on a frequent basis.
If you are like me, you tend to over eat the most when (1) you are sitting around bored and hanging out at home and (2) when a spread of sugary and/or savory deliciousness is laid out in front of you in the ultimate foodie’s buffet just ready for the grazing! Put these 2 together and you have the definition of Christmas Day for many of us. Add a little spiked egg nog into the equation to blur your judgement and you will be eating until the cows come home…literally.
For many of us, the holidays signal a time to relax, take time off work, and spend time with family and friends. While this is always a welcome change, it also disrupts our normal schedule. Many of us are in different time zones suffering from jet lag, while others stay up way past our typical bedtimes so that we can reconnect with old friends. What do we do to combat this change in our circadian rhythms? And why is sleep so important?
At DIAKADI, the heart of our mission is that no workout should be generic, since no specific workout would be ideal, safe and efficient for everyone.
So when we were asked to create the ultimate destination workout we knew that it had to adhere to the following 3 rules:
- The workout must be completely unreliant on equipment
- Clients must be able to complete the workout in even the smallest of spaces (ie. A New York Hotel room)
- Above all, the form instruction for each exercise must be clear for clients, with clear progression and regression options so that people of all levels, backgrounds and goals would be able to adapt the exercise programs to match their individual needs