The Marie Claire Challenge: Power Up Your Life!
Are you ready to change your life for good? Welcome to the smart womans guide to becoming slim, strong, motivated, and focused in 12 short weeks.
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We called in Jillian Michaels, the smartest, baddest, tough-love trainer out thereyouve seen her on The Biggest Loserto create your plan for success. Her secret: Not only does she reshape your body, she helps you reshape your thoughts so youre focused, youre motivated, and theres no falling back into fat-producing patterns. When Michaels is your coach, failure is not an option.
HOW IT WORKS
For the next three months, well give you a complete success tool kit:
flexible eating plans, exercises that get you out of the gym quickly, andthe secret that most plans leave outstrategies that employ your mind to help you motivate, focus, and transform. With this program, you could lose 5 to 8 pounds a monththats 15 to 24 pounds by March. This isnt a lose-it-fast-then-gain-it-back scheme; this is the plan that works for life.
Every week, click on all the essential components of your success plan: Your Workout Plan, Your Food Plan, Log It, and Motivate Me.
Enter the Giveaway-A-Day every day for great prizes. On January 1st go back to enter for a New Balance 8000 elliptical trainer, worth $900, or a one-year Golds Gym membership, worth $600.
About your trainer: Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels not only gets in her clients faces, but also stays in their minds, so every time they think about making a bad choice, they know how to talk themselves out of it. Michaels knows how you feel (and what your excuses are!). She was once an overweight kid and teenager (age 13 and 155 pounds), and dropped the weight by eliminating junk food, white bread, and taking up martial arts. She didnt lose the final 10 pounds until she started doing calorie math and making sure she consumed less than she burnedthe cornerstone of the food plan she offers here. Find out more about Michaels, her philosophy, and her successes at jillianmichaels.com.