Doing what it take to make business, family and life work together this Fall

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Hi there!

So the past couple of weeks I have been neck deep in preparing for my Fall programs. Although January is ultimately my busiest time of year (of course), September runs a very close second. And when you think about it, there is no surprise. Throughout the summer, kids are home from school for two months or if you are like me, you take a COMPLETE break from Homeschooling simply because you are E.X.H.A.U.S.T.E.D! Schedules fly out the window, as do sensibly prepared lunches for the kids. “What do you mean this is the third day in a row I’ve made PB&J sandwiches? Here, have a hot dog instead!” LOL  We spend our days having fun with our children … and many times wishing it would just STOP RAINING so they will leave me alone!! Achem. Did I mention that Nova Scotia can be a VERY wet province at times? On top of all this, we spend a lot more time at beaches, pools, camping (more hotdogs), summer BBQs and get-togethers. And generally, our fitness priorities disappear. Too many times we just think, I’ll take the summer off and get started again in September. Can I get a raise of hands?!? 

The good thing about September is we start to find our groove again. Not only are we staring down the barrel of another year coming to an end in three short months (and we are determined NOT to wait until the New Year to make a change), everyone seems ready to get back into a more regular schedule, whether you homeschool your children or send them off each morning. Our priorities can start turning back to ourselves now that we have a little more time to breathe and we realized that all the summer fun wasn’t necessarily kind to our waistline. Enter DETERMINATION!

Yep, we start looking at every thing that is available to us. And in the weight loss, healthy living world, there is A LOT. Trust me, I live with the competition of shakes diets, commercial programs with multi-billion dollar advertising campaigns, high end and low end gyms offering every fancy new gadget and class that can be created. Piloxing anyone?!? Yes, a combination of pilates and boxing. Who knew! And here I sit with my hundred + dollar marketing campaign (here’s a huge THANK YOU for amazing Facebook & Twitter friends who share my info) and my mantra of KEEP IT SIMPLE DEB!

People need to exercise to keep their muscles strong, their heart healthy and their body young. People need to eat well and still enjoying eating with their family. People need to have some fun when they exercise. People NEED ACCOUNTABILITY!  And this is where I decided to keep it this year. I wanted to provide enough variety that everyone can get what they need, without me burning myself out. Because believe it or not, that is the number one hazard of being a Fitness & Healthy Life Designer (cause that is really what we do). There are many days that being just a “trainer” would be the easiest thing to do. You show up. I tell you what to do. You do it. You go home while I move on to the next person and not think about you again until the next session. My CartoonOh my…not even close! I put my whole heart into my business and my clients (both in-person and online). Your success is my success and there is nothing…NOTHING more rewarding to me that you reaching your goals. I’m constantly thinking about your meal plans, your workouts, what’s going on in your life, your family, your concerns and how we can overcome your obstacles. My heart breaks when you struggle and it rejoices when you are happy with your accomplishments. But as you can imagine, this can be exhausting!

With that in mind, I developed a line-up of programs that I think will make us all happy. For more details on each program, please click the link to go to my website. Here we go…..

TOTAL FAT LOSS SYSTEM: This is an online program that I have been running for four years now (previously called Journey to Wellness: Home Edition). During this time, I have helped hundreds of people learn what it takes to get (and stay) fit and healthy without starving yourself or spending hours on the treadmill. I promote healthy eating with your family, exercising efficiently and effectively to promote fat loss, supporting others going through the same thing you are and being held accountable for your eating and activity.  If exercising in the privacy of your own home works for you, you can find more details here… www.journey2welless.ca/totalfatloss.html  **Deadline to join the next 12-Week Fat Loss Program is September 12th.

SMALL GROUP TRAINING: I took some time off from these programs after the birth of my two youngest boys. Now that my baby is 18 months old, I have a little more flexibility and have opened up a couple of timeslots, mainly working around my business schedule, my husband’s travel schedule and my children’s activity. I told you it isn’t easy! How it works is that you gather up 1-5 people who would like to work out together and I will come to you once a week to make you sweat! Saturday time slots are available in Fall River & area while Sunday afternoon time slots are available in Dartmouth/Cole Harbour & area. More details can be found here… www.journey2wellness.ca/programs.html

FITNESS CLASSES: This is my fifth year teaching fitness classes in the Fall River area (since I moved here!). Fitness Boot Camp on Saturday mornings continues to see great turnout and a new class I created last year for the Tuesday evening spot, Strength Circuits, has quickly become a favourite and we actually filled up last winter! Fall classes begin the week of September 8th. Registration has begun and you can reserve your spot or find out more information here… www.journey2wellness.ca/classes.html

MEN’S ONLY ONLINE WEIGHT LOSS: Last summer I offered the opportunity for a couple of men to give my online program a try. Although there were a few tweaks that had to be made, the results were absolutely outstanding with two of the men losing over 20lbs in six weeks! The 8-week Men’s Only Weight Loss program will be starting up on September 15th. Come on guys – imagine being 15-25lbs lighter by mid-November! More details can be found here… www.journey2wellness.ca/programs.html

Well that’s it folks! I hope I have a little something that can work for everyone. Please know that I am always available to answer your questions so if you’d like to speak with me before you sign up, just give me a call at 902-222-1353 or email me at info@journey2wellness.ca. I look forward to hearing from you and I can’t wait to start celebrating your success!!

~ Deborah

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One thought on “Doing what it take to make business, family and life work together this Fall

    deannasallao said:
    September 3, 2014 at 12:24 am

    hey there! I am loving your recent posts! I also blogged about some tips on how Apple Cider Vinegar is good for the health! Question: What is your number one beauty/wellness tip?

    here’s what my recent post is all about:
    http://talkaboutbeauty.co/2014/09/02/beauty-tip-the-amazing-apple-cider-vinegar/

    Would love to hear from you!

    Cheers,
    Deanna ( http://www.talkaboutbeauty.co )

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