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How to Lose More Fat and Stay Motivated

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Working on the June 3000 Challenge
Fat X 101 and the Fat X Program was born out of the need that I saw for people to understand that losing body fat is best done by becoming healthier and more fit.  I got tired of seeing people fail their weight loss (fat loss) journeys because they attempted to drop excess body weight while doing everything else other than doing the things that were going to make them healthier and more fit (exercising properly and eating healthier).  The bottom line is, and what I want you to take away from this website is that losing body fat and achieving that “toned”, “trim”, “ripped” look will best be accomplished by doing the things that will make you healthier!  

Eating healthier and exercising is the way to go, but, we can all fall off!  And, in this environment that we live in, where comfort is king and everyone is looking for comfort, it can be extremely difficult to put yourself in uncomfortable situations, even if you know that it’s good for you. Through experience, I've come up with a very successful method.


I’ve found that fitness challenges are an excellent way to get motivated and stay focused on health and fitness.  This year, as motivation, I began challenging my clients every month to either accomplish an aesthetic goal, or a physical goal.  For example, earlier this year I challenged my clients to lose 1 inch of their belly area.  In June, I challenged my clients to  complete 3000 total squats.  I was cranking out as many as I could, even while on vacation in Mexico.
Pasadena fitness trainer squatting
Squats at the Museo Rafael Colonel

These challenges have worked well to either ignite, re-ignite or keep my clients motivation revved up.  Although I’ve challenged my clients, I haven’t put on the challenges here on Fat X 101.  That changes today!  Since It’s worked so well, every month, I will create a Fat X 101 fitness and motivation challenge, not only for the clients that I train personally, but for everyone that follows the Fat X 101 website.  Don’t forget you can always use the 12 Day Fat X Program as a challenge.  

If you haven’t already done so, sign up for a Discuss account, and feel free to comment, ask questions, or post pictures here.  Believe it or not, you might motivate someone else, or keep someone else motivated by what you’re doing.  And, by committing yourself to complete these Fat X 101 fitness challenges, you will do a great deal to help yourself push farther along this health and fitness journey.  

This month, July 2016, the fitness and motivation challenge is going to be to complete 180 minutes of holding a plank position.  Just like the 3000 squat challenge, don’t let the big number scare you off, it doesn’t have to be all at once.  Break it down into smaller goals. My suggestion to complete the July 180 goal (#July180) is to start by holding the a plank a few seconds at a time.  

An example would be to hold the plank 30 seconds at a time, 4 times a day for the first 5 days.  At the end of 5 days, you would have completed 10 minutes of total planking time.  From there you can start increasing the time you hold the plank, and keep chipping away at the 180 minute (3 hour) goal.  

At the moment, I’m using Instagram a lot, feel free to follow me for more tips, and regular updates.

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If you’re in the Pasadena area, contact me to for private fitness training (personal training), or to join my FX Workout Class.  

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