NOW UPDATED TO INCLUDE WEEK 4! The Lifebook Marines are doing a KILLER workout routine during the month of May. It's  based on a real Navy Seals training program, which focuses on timed resistance training and hard core runs. It is a KICK ASS routine that's guaranteed to have you SHREDDED by June 1! Anyone out there want to join the Lifebook Marines? PLEASE NOTE: This is a serious workout routine for serious athletes, so please don't attempt it if you're not in excellent shape already! Mentally insert 10 paragraphs of legal boilerplate language here, holding me, Lifebook, my grandma and my future generations harmless, blameless and otherwise not-liable for any self-inflicted damage done by people who can't figure out how to take responsibility for themselves:-) I'll post the workouts week by week during the month of May. Here's the first week's routine:

Swimsuit season is awaiting at the end of this quarter.  What will YOU look and feel like when you emerge into the sunlight? We intend to look and feel FABULOUS!

Jon, Missy and the entire Lifebook Team are on a mission to get in the best shape of their lives this spring!  And it’s all happening inside our 3-month “Bring Your Sexy Back Challenge!”

It’s ON people!  No excuses, no procrastinations, no distractions.  We’ll be applying pure discipline and laser focus to our health and fitness for THREE WHOLE MONTHS. Our mission is to take the most massive action EVER toward creating our ideal bodies, so we can bask in the sunlight of glory all summer long! So throw off the covers, VIPs and OWN your body with Lifebook’s“Bring Your Sexy Back Challenge!”

Are you IN?!

Find out who won Lifebook’s December VIP Challenge below! Remember - the challenge was simple… To identify, outmaneuver and neutralize the “enemies” before the holiday damage is done! In order to participate members had to:
  1. Declare their commitment by posting an initial comment on the Lifebook VIP Challenge blog post.
  2. Report progress regularly throughout the month of December by commenting on the Lifebook VIP Challenge blog post no LESS than once a week
  3. Send in a final results report (essay)

And the winners are... *drum roll*

For me, historically the thought of exercise has held about as much excitement as chewing on a piece of gum that lost its flavor an hour ago is tasty.  The fact that I get bored easily when I'm at the gym and that I love the Christmas fudge my family churns out every year - well, I was not the first to jump on board with the December challenge.

However, after reading a number of the intense committments others made, I thought I could probably trade in a few re-runs of The King of Queens (that Arthur just cracks me up) to get up off the couch. 

My December challenge was a success because I achieved more than I would have without it. I did exercise more than I would have even if it wasn’t daily. I really rocked on my food choices of 75% raw vegan. I even brought a watermelon filled with fruit salad that was carved like Santa’s sleigh to Christmas with my extended family. It was as big a hit as the chocolate cream pie! I used the sauna regularly, got great sleep, got adjusted regularly and the Kangan water ionizer is being shipped as we speak. I hydroflossed daily too. I also gained from this challenge a feeling of a closer bond and support from the greater Lifebook community as momentum behind my personal goals. It was great hearing everyone’s successes… and confessions! After reading Kyle’s top 10, I was inspired to play with this poem. Hope you enjoy it!

When Jon challenged the Lifebook community to be a Marine this holiday season, I was ready to set some big goals. I'm very passionate about health and fitness, so I wanted to set a high standard for myself and also goals that would really push me to the edge. During the Lifebook challenge, my goals were: 1. Increase exercise to 4-5 days per week all month long (previously averaging about 3-4 per week) 2. Increase my intensity and focus to see noticeable results (hard to measure, but more of a mindset) 3. Eat at least 2 Paleo meals per day (real foods: meat, veggies, fruits and nuts. Limit grains and dairy. No sugar.)

The December Challenge…

Wow! Where do I start? The December Challenge for me really didn’t start in December. It actually started July 22nd in the Lifebook Lounge, and the “December Challenge” for me represents another critical signpost and experience in the transformational journey I’ve been so blessed to embark on this past 6 months.

All VIPs who join this challenge will receive a free gift (see sign up rules below). The VIP who reports the most success will win the grand prize (must submit 3rd party verification).

This December, I will watch my loved ones stuff themselves with cookies, pie and gravy, yet I will exercise the discipline of a MARINE.

I will participate in a holiday boot camp of my own design. I will ENJOY feeling a little bit hungry. I will enjoy saying NO to that which does not make me stronger. I will emerge from this holiday season better, stronger and faster.