Healthy weight loss is hard work! It will be one of the most challenging things you will ever do. But you CAN succeed! Plan on a long-term commitment and consistent effort. Then put your plan into action. Believe, act, and it will happen!
The Oxycise! exercises to lose weight, combined with your own determination and a sensible eating plan will make that success possible! And achieving the goal of a more healthy, slender body will be one of the most rewarding triumphs you will ever experience!
I know first-hand the emotional pain of being fat and the physical pain of having a body that isn’t healthy. Even more important, I know the wonderful freedom of having an attractive and healthy body.
Plan to Succeed!
If your goal is to have fast weight loss and have a more slender, healthy body, then Oxycise! can help you get there. But before you embark on that quest, be sure to plan the “journey,” taking into account the “distance” and “travel time.” This means taking a realistic look at where you are and where you want to be. Decide what needs to happen on a daily basis in order for you to move slowly but surely toward your goal. Then take one step at a time and begin to put your plan into action.
Take time to evaluate your progress periodically: Are your behaviors consistent with your desires? Are your daily actions in line with your original plan? Are your expectations reasonable? How can you do even better tomorrow? Next week? Think big, but work small — one day at a time. The great thing is that small daily changes will lead to big results as those days stretch into weeks and months. Think where you could be a year from now by making small improvements and doing the Oxycise! healthy weight loss program consistently every week! Day by day, step by step, you will move closer and closer to your destination!
Dieting is not the answer to permanent weight loss, though you may expect that at the top of any “fast weight loss tips” list. Diets that promise “instant” results are destined to fail and will most likely result in extra weight gain in the long run. But a reasonable, healthy eating plan, combined with Oxycise! exercises to lose weight is a solution that really works.
Slow and Steady Wins the Race.
Deciding to lose weight in a week or over a long period is like setting out to climb a huge mountain. If you try to RUN up the mountain you will wear yourself out physically and emotionally before you get very far. But if you plan your assault and take one step at a time, one day at a time, preparing for the possibility of poor weather and other setbacks, you are much more likely to reach the summit. It’s human nature to want instant results and quick weight loss. But the truth is that weight lost gradually will be more likely to stay off for good. Aim for an average rate of 1 or 2 pounds per week. Slow and steady really is the best way to lose weight and keep it off.
Every “Success Story” has had it’s share of setbacks. Plan on them. And don’t give up halfway up the “mountain” just because you suddenly realize that you still have a long way to go. Instead, look back and see how far you’ve come!! When you “lose your footing” and slide backwards a little, don’t despair. Just get up and keep going. Climbing a mountain–or reaching a goal–is difficult. But the “view” from the summit–and the sense of accomplishment–is unbeatable!
Write Down Your Goals.
Someone has said that a goal not written down is just wishful thinking. This may be the most important of all weight loss tips — Are you committed enough to achieving fast weight loss to put your desires and plans in writing? A Harvard University study showed that people who wrote things down got five times more accomplished than those who did not.
Author and Life Coach Michelle L. Castro said, “There is a simple solution to making your dreams come true, and it is writing. When you write things down on paper (or type them on the computer), you are directly connecting with your soul. It is important to create your life around what your inner self wants vs. what your ego needs. Writing provides you the access to your own questions and answers. Essential things to write down include your life vision, your life purpose, and your life goals. Other things to write about include your thoughts, dreams, goals, ideas, etc. As a writer, and very goal-oriented person, I have achieved miraculous things by simply thinking, writing, and reflecting.
“By some simple, pure process, writing unlocks your soul’s desires, brings them to the light, and gives you the opportunity to make them a real priority.”
Michelle recommends the following 4-step plan for achieving your goals:
1. Listen to your intuition to remember what you really want. (What do you want to do, who do you want to be, what lights you up?)
2. Write about it often. (Use an idea journal, to do lists, and personal organizer to capture your thoughts.)
3. Develop an action plan. (Strategize and write up your plan in detail and evaluate it daily/weekly/monthly.)
4. Enthusiastically take action. (Do something everyday to support your dreams and goals.)
“There really is no great mystery to getting things done. It really comes down to commitment. You see, when you are committed to a goal, project, or change; you will naturally want to think about it, write about it, and make time for it. It is only when you are uncommitted that you fail to make it happen.”
Physically writing down goals is an important part in the change process. Don’t neglect this section. Take a few minutes to think about and record your goals. Make them realistic. You can always adjust them as you progress. Visualize yourself with the body changes you desire whether they be body size changes, improved health, or both. Imagine how these changes will affect your current lifestyle and write about it in the space at the bottom of the chart in Chart Your Success.
Keep Track of What You Eat.
Most people underestimate their actual food intake. Writing down what you eat can give you a more accurate picture of what’s really happening. Chart Your Success” is a great way to keep track of your food intake and your progress. “Keep the score, know the score, and the score will improve.”
Make Lifestyle Changes.
For healthy weight loss to be permanent you need to slowly begin changing the conditions that created the problem. This involves changes in attitude and behavior. My books Oxycise! and Fuel for Success address the underlying reasons for past failures and suggest psychological strategies for success.
You will be more likely to succeed if you have a support system of some kind. What kind of support would be most helpful to you personally? An exercise buddy? A close friend? A family member? A penpal?
You can meet and chat with other Oxycise! customers in our private Facebook group. Share your experiences, and give and receive support to others.
Getting nutrition and fitness advice via e-mail, pairing up with on-line friends and keeping a virtual diary triples the speed of weight loss, according to a recent Brown University School of Medicine study.
It’s important to know what to expect in terms of healthy weight loss. Some people see changes on the scale in the first week or two. Others may not. Everyone sees results at different rates. For permanent results, it’s best to lose weight slowly — at an average rate of 1 or 2 pounds per week, or less. Keep in mind that this is an AVERAGE rate, so you shouldn’t expect to lose the same amount of weight every week.
There will probably be times when you don’t see ANY evidence of change for a period of time. It’s especially important to be consistent about doing Oxycise! during these slow times. At other times you may lose several pounds at once. It’s normal to see fluctuations in weight (even from morning to evening) and from week to week. But if you are seeing a gradual downward trend over a period of time that’s great.
Some people will see INCH LOSS more than weight loss. Losing inches is almost always an indication that you are firming up and losing excess fat. And if you lose inches, but don’t see the scale change you are probably adding muscle mass, which is always a plus. The more muscle you have, the more calories your body has to burn, around the clock!
As you do Oxycise! consistently and commit to living a more healthy lifestyle, you can expect your body to make positive “inside changes.” Many people have reported seeing substantial improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat percentage, and other health markers. But unless you monitor these numbers you may not even be aware of all the good things happening to your body.
If you are seeing positive results, but not yet any changes in weight, don’t worry. Keep doing Oxycise! faithfully and your body will continue to make positive changes according to its own “priority list.” Keep in mind that your goal should be to increase metabolism and lose excess fat, not just weight. It could be that your body needs to add some muscle mass in addition to losing excess fat. (A muscular body will naturally weigh more than a body of the same size and shape with less muscle and more fat.) If you achieve a firm, shapely, flexible and well-toned body, and your body fat percentage is within the “excellent” range for your age, it really doesn’t matter what the scale says!
If you have gone several weeks without seeing (or feeling or measuring) ANY positive improvements you may have already “arrived” at your body’s ideal weight — or you may need to take an honest look at your food intake. You can burn extra calories by increasing the number of Oxycise! exercises to lose weight you are doing each day. You will also burn extra calories if you increase the INTENSITY of your workout. You can do this by using more energy in your breathing, more effort in flexing and working your muscles, or by adding more resistance (try strapping on some ankle and/or wrist weights as you do Oxycise!) All of these things will boost your results.
For more weight loss tips and suggestions on weighing, measuring, and body fat percentage, please refer to Chart Your Success.
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I was depressed and desperate about my weight
…and had given up on any social life at college. I sought out your program and did everything you said. Within three months I lost a total of 40 pounds and 6 inches from my waist! I’ve maintained that for nearly a year without a lot of effort and can fit in pants I wore in 10th grade. In fact, a pair of shorts that I couldn’t even pull up over my hips are now baggy!
I lost 26″ and 34 pounds
I now wear a size 5 or 7. Wow, I feel like a new person. Oxycise! has done wonders for me. I have so much more energy, more stamina, I sleep better and deeper. I have just a general sense of well being that wasn’t there before. It has changed my life for the better.
If my enthusiasm encourages anyone to try or stick with Oxycise!, I will be happy
If there were an award for the greatest contribution in physical fitness programs, Jill would win the prize. You have designed a program that EVERYONE can do regardless of their fitness level. You teach us the importance of breathing, and how to breathe. You teach us the positions that will strengthen our muscles and keep our joints flexible.
In two years of Oxycising, I have dropped 40 pounds
My strength, stamina, endurance, and lung capacity have increased enormously, not to mention my confidence and self-esteem. Climbing stairs and walking up hills are no longer exercises in futility; I can take both quite easily and do so more than ever before. My clothes fit like they are supposed to; my outlook on life is considerably more upbeat and positive; plus, I’m in the best shape (mentally and physically) I’ve ever been–even my doctor is impressed.
Amazingly my weight has gone from 410 pounds to 200
At first I was skeptical, but I wanted to do something-anything-to lose the weight. I’m so grateful that I decided to order Oxycise! Level 1. I was able to burn off the excess fat right away and didn’t even break a sweat! The deep-breathing technique you have developed is so effective, so amazing. Not only has it helped me to lose weight…
I was very skeptical
“I decided not to do any other exercises so I could see how your plan worked. Because I felt if this worked I could do this anywhere any time. SURPRISINGLY after just one week I lost 1 inch off my chest, 2 inches off my waist 1 inch off my hips, and 2 inches off my thighs. And I lost 2 lbs. That’s 6 inches in one week. I was blown away. How could something so easy work like this.”
I am free of the diet shackles and the guilt ridden meals
I have lost 11 inches and 4 pounds, I lost 5 inches the first week! I feel better about myself because I don’t feel like such a failure anymore. I used to run every day and I would get on the scale and it went nowhere and I felt helpless… I am free to look to the future with happiness rather than dread.
Immediately after I started Oxycise! I got my joy for living back
Not only did I lose the 20 lbs which I had gained over the past 10 years (in a hurry 2 – 3 months) but for me the biggest benefit is the increased energy and joy for living that I feel when I do the program faithfully (4 – 5 times a week). The last year has shown me how to take control not only of my weight and energy level but also my feelings of well-being.
I can honestly say my body is better than it has ever been
I think the most exciting thing is that I feel like I’m 16. I would not have ever believed that I could breath and stretch and totally change the shape of my body. My skin seems tighter all over and my complexion is rosy. The breathing and the exercises are so powerful it hard to explain to people. Even my husband can’t believe the change. He has had friends ask him if I had been lipoed.
If I feel this good at 75 then anyone can do it and succeed
Much to my surprise I started and I felt a lot better after the first week. My breathing was good and my energy level was on the rise. In fact I fired the lawn man and am now doing all of the yard work and singing again in Church, and the breath is good. I have so many rewards for doing your program I can’t believe them all. …I have lost 50+ pounds, 6 sizes, and have the energy of being about 20 years younger.
I figured I was just going to have to accept the fact that my body was aging
I have been doing Oxycise! 6 days a week and I LOVE it! It’s just so easy and convenient. My legs and calves and arms feel much tighter and more toned. The ‘jiggle’ in my buttocks has tightened. My waist is smaller. My skin is clearer now. I have even noticed that the whites of my eyes look whiter. I feel more healthy now than I have ever felt with ANY exercise I have done in the past.
I felt like I would never be comfortable with my body again
I now am wearing a size 8, and have a goal of a healthy size 6. I feel great, and every time I Oxycise I feel so much energy afterwards, and it immediately boosts my mood. My skin feels firmer, my cellulite has faded, and my tummy muscles are stronger than they were before my c-section. I am so grateful for this system.
I wanted something I could do in the comfort of my home without having to join a gym…I have found it!
Since starting Oxycise! I have lost 10 pounds and 11 inches…Plus, I have had a ton of other benefits. My skin is brighter, my eyes are brighter, I have a lot more energy, and I feel so much thinner! I actually see muscles for the first time since high school. (I was on the swim team in high school and swam or worked with weights every day.) It’s hard to believe that I have only lost 10 pounds…it feels like so much more! 🙂
What Oxycise! has done to my life, you can’t put a price tag on
“This Oxycise! system has so many advantages. I didn’t need any fancy (expensive) equipment, I didn’t have to pay big bucks to belong to an organization, I didn’t have to buy any re-order portions, I didn’t have to deprive myself of delicious foods, and I didn’t have to leave home in bad weather to have a complete health-conscious workout. See, there is no excuse today not to look good. Anyone can be healthier and feel great about themselves if they only CHOOSE to make a commitment and invest the time in themselves.”
After 20 years of hell, I can actually see a light at the end of the longest, darkest tunnel anyone can imagine
Jill, if they could canonize a person for making people healthy, happy, and hopeful, then you get my vote. I have spent many long hours crying myself to sleep, begging for a miracle by the morning. Nothing ever happened until you came into my life. Both my husband and son can’t believe the difference. Please accept my sincerest and deepest thanks for making a miracle happen.
I love life again, and I can’t remember being so in love with life as I am now
I have been using Oxycise! for seven weeks and to date, have lost 11 pounds and 10 ¼ inches! I have tried conventional aerobic exercise and dieting, and got absolutely nowhere…but the benefits haven’t stopped at weight loss…I simply don’t recall a time in my life where I felt this good, for this long…and I was one of those people that would literally wake up in the morning, wishing the day would end.