Your Best Bikini Body For Summer!

YOUR BEST BIKINI BODY FOR SUMMER!

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Ashley Greene and I paddle boarding in Malibu

It’s almost summer and it’s time to get your bikini body on!  I’ve got the best solutions that are proven and tried by some of the hottest celebrities including Ashley Greene.

Your Best Bikini Body For Summer begins with your mindset, not your diet or ab moves. Yes you read correctly! Your mindset is going to guarantee you that you feel and look your best in your bikini this summer.

A positive outlook on life is without a doubt one of the most powerful tools you must have to become successful. Positive people expect good health, fitness, happiness, wealth, success and good relationships. This is not because they already have it, or because they are more confident, it is simply because of their attitude and mindset. The law of attraction is the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. Your Best Bikini Body For Summer are just a few positive thoughts away!

Here are 6 simple, but powerful truths to be more positive and have the best summer of your life:

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    Believe: Believe that you look great, know that you look great and feel that you look great in your bikini. What you believe in will come to you!

  • Replace negative thoughts with positive ones: When you start to think negative thoughts take a deep breath and think positive thoughts like, “I feel awesome”, “I fricken rock” or “I look fabulous!”
  • Surround yourself around positive people: Negative people can and will rub off on you even if your the most positive person. So surround yourself around  positive people or those who accept you just the way you are.
  • Do things that make you feel happy: “How you do one thing is how you do everything.” One of my favorite quotes and words I live by. If you are feeling happy in other areas of your life, than you won’t care as much about how you look in a bikini. Just Rock it and be happy!

Think positive and enjoy YOUR BEST BIKINI BODY SUMMER ever!

Yours in Health & Fitness ,

Steve Jordan

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Settle For More

“This is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.” Kurt Hahn

When you hear the word “settle” doesn’t it make you want to shrink in your seat or want to crawl up in a ball? I know it did for me until I started using this word with a different context. Rather than using the word settling with the meaning of with less or average, use “settle” with an empowering and positive meaning by  adding two words on the end of it. “Settle For More“. Say it again out loud, “Settle For More“. It sounds good doesn’t it! Sure it does. That’s because it is good and if you want more in your life, more in your health and more in your fitness, than this simple solution of rearranging words will have a massive impact in your life.

Listen up, you are outstanding! That’s right, you! But you have to believe you are. There is more in you than you know my friend. And the very fact that you are reading this blog post is a testament to your unwillingness to settle for less. You see growth is one of the 6 basic human needs according to Tony Robbins. Tony says, “If you are not growing, you’re are dying.”

And too often I experience the client who has the settle of less mentality, but hey that’s why am in business, to change peoples lives from the inside out. And I do a damn good job of it.  My star client’s have clear and concise goals with realistic outcomes, but they too get stuck in a mind set of settling for less just your or I. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t. I’m a keen listener to certain words that tip me off and give me a clear picture whether or not someone is Settling For More. The words that I listen for give me clues and an opening to coach. Words like “try”, “I’m not” or “I can’t” are some of the more common words or phrases I hear. If you’re someone who is not settling for less than I am sure you are using these disempowering words too.

Two solutions I use with my clients and that you should too if you want to Settle For More:

  1. Change your language. Changing your language is one the easiest and most effective ways to Settle For More. The language we use daily can move you towards or away from your goals. Pay attention to the words you use, especially words like “I can’t, I’m not or try”. Change these words to “I can, I am or I do”. This simple strategy of changing your words will help you towards your goals.
  2. Write down your goals without a filter. What if you had no limits as to what you could achieve or how much you could grow. Imagine that a “Genie” granted you 5 minutes to wish for anything that you could think of. Set your timer on your phone or clock for 5 minutes and start writing these goals and visions down in a notebook or on a clean piece of paper. Write fast and don’t get caught up in analyzing or filtering them. Remember you can have or be anything you can think of.

After the 5 minutes is up please finish your last thought and put the pencil or pen down. Put this notebook or paper away until the next morning. Don’t look at it. Don’t peak at it. You can think about what you wrote, but don’t look at it. The next morning wake up and read those goals or desires out loud. Hear yourself saying what you wrote down. Envision yourself being what you wrote down. Take it all in. Keep an open mind. Don’t try and figure out how you’re going to get there. That’s not the purpose of this exercise. Put the notebook away. And repeat this process of reading these notes out loud every morning for the next 21 days.

At the end of the 21 days let me know if you’ve gotten closer to achieving these goals. If you’re goal was to be a millionaire and you only had $10 in your bank account, the chances are that you’re not going to be close to your goal. However, I would bet that you’ve thought up a few ways that can lead you towards being a millionaire or you’ve already implemented that plan. And if you did, I applaud you for taking massive action to Settle For More. And if you didn’t, that’s ok too. This exercise is not a magic bullet to get you on the fast track towards more. It is however, an exercise to get your language and dreams in alignment for you to maximize your potential.

I’m a big believer in the power of peer influence. Hmmm maybe that’s my next blog post. Well either way, I believe that you should read, listen to, watch and mimic others who are doing what you want to be doing. I recommend reading Settle For More  https://www.amazon.com/Settle-More-Megyn-Kelly/dp/0062494600 Meghan Kelly, the Anchor of the number one news show on cable, The Kelly File, Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly writes her much anticipated book called , a revealing and surprising memoir detailing her rise as one of the most respected journalists working today. From the values and lessons that have shaped her career, to her time at the center of the chaotic 2016 Republican presidential primary, this book offers an inside look at an uncompromising woman’s journey to the top of the news business.

Settle For More my friends because your worth and you deserve it!

Steve Jordan, Trainer To The Stars

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Embrace Change

Embrace change

I was reading an article about change in Business Insider about one of my mentors, Sir Richard Branson who owns the iconic brand Virgin. This article and his quote inspired me to write about the importance for embracing change to have success in life. Here’s what Branson had to say about embracing change, “Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change. A company that stands still will soon be forgotten. Trying to provoke positive change is a principle we’ve embedded across the Virgin family for more than four decades.”

To me embracing change in life, health and fitness is essential to growing as an individual and being a better person than who you were yesterday.  Change is not easy or natural. If change was easy then all the New Years resolutions to lose weight, drink less and have more fun would be simple to keep. Too often we  slip back into our old habits and comfort zones. Playing it safe and living beneath or ideal standards is more comfortable since we avoid fear and it allows us to live  without facing things that could potential hurt us or build us up.

1. Embrace Change To Grow

Without embracing change, we sometimes go through life without ever living up to our full potential our allowing ourselves to express who we really are. In order to grow you have to embrace change as an inevitable part of life, no matter how happy you are today, you have to embrace the change that is bound to happen with our without your approval. “The only thing constant is change.” Embracing change is key to your success and happiness.

2. Be Aware of Negative Habits 

Fear or pleasure are the two primary reasons we do or don’t do anything. Sometimes we change because we are attempting to rid negative habits or people from our lives because we have a fear that something bad may happen if we don’t decide to do make this change. The sooner you become aware that change is going to happen and become open to accepting it in your life sooner, the better off you will be. Are there things that you recognize as non-beneficial but you feel stuck in those actions? Think about your life and how you are progressing. Are things moving you away or toward your goals.

3. Make Change A Must Before It Makes You A Bust 

It’s always better to initiate change ourselves using free will than to let our life progress to a point when change affects you in a negative way. When you are consciously aware of change, it is much easier and has longer lasting effects.  Improve your standards, be fearless and have courage to step into new territory that will free you. One of my favorite books that I still read once in a while is by Dr Seuss “Oh The Places You’ll Go”. This book is a children’s book, but it’s appropriate for anyone to read if you’re having challenges embracing change.

One of my favorite books
Your attitude toward life is affected by your ability to embrace change. If change happens to you, rather than you influencing that change, you are much more likely to feel like you are being dragged through life. Embrace change with a calm and relaxed mind. Know where you are going and what you are setting out to accomplish.

4. You’re Not Alone 

Everyone has fears, insecurities and doubts that stop us from doing or being better. This uncertainty and fear is normal. It’s actually helpful. But what you have to do is learn to embrace it. There will never be a time where you are complete absent of these thoughts and emotions, you will just learn to manage these debilitating emotions and act in accordance anyway, regardless of whether you are scared shit less.

5. Get Over Yourself

Stop wallowing in self-pity and start doing something about what is eating you. It can act as a word of caution to someone who is too absorbed in his own self and fails to look beyond that limited perspective. I think it relates to an inflated sense of self-importance, whether positive or negative. It is counterproductive to change and it will keep you from ever moving forward. Never blame your surroundings for misfortune. Instead be grateful for all that you have now. Stay focused and set your sights higher standards for yourself. Strive to achieve greatness by surrounding yourself around greatness.  And stay focused because you will find that embracing change becomes easier and easier like doing a crunch becomes easier and easier with each passing day.

Wherever you are in life,or in your health and fitness take stock in the value that the journey. It takes time, dedication, persistence and consistency to accomplish anything worth having and holding onto.

Embrace change and change will embrace you.

Steve Jordan, Trainer To The Stars

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MY JOURNEY OF RUNNING THE LA MARATHON 2017

LA Marathon 2017

Yesterday I ran the LA Marathon 2017 and I had never ran a marathon before. The longest distance that I ever ran was a 1/2 marathon about four years ago. And after that event I swore I would never do another 1/2 again or run a full marathon. I said my body was not the right fit for a full marathon because I  needed to be built differently, but now after completing the LA Marathon 2017, I actually know it was only my mind that wasn’t the right fit at the time.

You see I had so many barriers that I put up around running a full marathon.

  1. I was too old. At 42 yr old why would I put my body through that kind of stress. I needed to preserve it were the conversations I would have with myself and even with client’s.
  2. In 2004 I had lower back surgery to repair a herniated disc so why would I stress that and risk injuring it again.
  3. If I couldn’t be the best or near the best then why would I even attempt doing it. When I ran the 1/2 marathon I competed with myself and finished in the top 3% of my age group and top 7% of the all racers. I killed it! It was amazing and I’m proud of myself for doing that, but it made me not want to do another race.
  4. It’s too long. I can’t imagine running for over 1 and 1/2 hours which is how long it took me to do the 1/2 marathon.
  5. I’m just not interested. I didn’t care if others did it. I didn’t see it as a big accomplishment. And I frankly, I kind of thought it was stupid to run that long. Why would anyone put their bodies through that.

But now I am on the other side. A part of an elite “club” of men, women, children, elders, handicap and the like who pushed their not only their bodies yesterday, but their minds through an experience that was life changing for me.

All different people of shapes, sizes, purposes, etc.

I didn’t train for months or even weeks, I signed up a week ago from today with one of my client’s who was already registered.  She had been kind of flailing in her own training and came into our Monday session with deep concern that she wasn’t ready. Listening to her concerns I asked her, “Do you want me to do this with you?” She said, “You would do that?!” I said, “Of course!” And so she pulled out her credit card and signed me up. I was registered for my first marathon!

I had a mixed bag of emotions from excitement to fear that I wasn’t going to be good enough to finish or that she would have to carry me to the finish line. But we both created an intention that we wouldn’t have any expectations on it. This was a huge lesson for me since as I stated earlier, one of my biggest barriers was that if I wasn’t the best, I wouldn’t do it. Our intention was as Nike says it best, “just do it”. Whether we walked/run, walked or ran, we would “just do it”. And so it went. However, I still had a competitive bug knawing at my psyche saying, “you have to run, you have be great”. During the week I started to run. I ran 3x over the 5 days including a 4 mile, 7 mile and 9 mile mile run that still did not add up to 26.2 miles and I started to get a bit concerned for myself, but I felt certain I would finish.

Other than running regime I quickly picked up, I got a massage, I soaked in a hot and cold tub, I stretched, did some yoga, core work and light bicycle to keep moving without over doing it. I wanted to get my body as balanced and as ready as possible with the limited time. Sunday morning I woke up at 5am feeling great mentally and physically and as ready as I ever could be to “just do” the LA Marathon 2017.

I put my running gear on, packed dates and bar in my pockets and a water for the ride to Dodger Stadium where the marathon would commence. The night before the marathon that I thought would really make this experience even more impactful. I decided to write down 5 things that no longer served me, my family or my life and to leave these qualities at the start of the marathon. And I also  wrote down 5 things that I was committed to being after completing the marathon which I would say out loud when I finished. This was an awesome exercise and I have embraced my new “BAD ASS” self!

I’m so happy I did it!

We finished the marathon in 4 hrs and 55 minutes which was a very respectable time considering we had very little time to prepare. I was more than satisfied and proud of myself.  In mile 23 and post marathon muscles soreness and cramping set in like I never experienced.  I was almost unable to walk and it felt like am going to feel when I am 100 years old. I committed myself to a proper recovery method like eating clean, soaking in hot and cold tub, massage, foam rolling, stretching and I getting to bed early for a great night sleep.

I woke up feeling amazing! I had the normal muscle soreness, but  my mood and energy was vibrating on a different level. I also couldn’t stop thinking of when and where I might embark on another outstanding experience like this one to prove that “I AM…A BAD ASS”.

Thank you Ruth for letting me join you on this extraordinary experience and being a great marathon running partner! I am honored and truly appreciative that we did it together!

We did it!

If you’ve run a marathon you know how I am feeling.  There are no words that can really do it justice! And for those who haven’t taken a chance by participating in an event that will challenge your mind and body, I say, “JUST DO IT!” The community, the support and the encouragement you get from others is truly what makes us human and our lives enriched. Thank you for all that came out to supply water, bars, snacks, gatorade, music, signs and encouragement! And you never know, you might find a “Star” in the crowd, Jay Leno was supporting the marathon on the corner of Santa Monica and Sepulveda. I said hello and he gave me a few quick words of encouragement. “Keep on moving!”

Keep on moving my friends and live the life you deserve!

Yours in health and fitness,

Steve Jordan, Trainer To The Stars

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Don’t Stop Dreaming

Don’t Stop Dreaming

Are you feeling stuck in a rut or feeling like you’ve given up on your dreams? You’re not alone. So many people today are feeling stuck. Their feeling stuck because they aren’t going to the gym or exercising regularly; they don’t optimal  health or fitness, and the culprit is because their vision is limited. They can’t see beyond their circumstances. They don’t see themselves accomplishing their dreams, being better than they are today or living healthier and fit. They just see more of the same because it’s what they are focused on. What you see in your mind is what you’re going to move toward.

The truth is, we all have vision. Every one of us has a picture in our mind of our self, our health, our fitness and our future. The question is, what does your picture look like? Do you see yourself rising higher, overcoming obstacles, living pain free, losing the extra weight, living an abundant life and having optimal health and fitness? Do you dare to dream beyond your circumstances?

Don’t stop dreaming! Today, why don’t you change your focus? Lift your eyes beyond your circumstances. Get a higher dream, a greater vision for your life, like running a marathon, hiking a mountain or surfing waves in Hawaii. See yourself already achieving whatever it is you desire. Spring time is here and with Spring comes the start of new life. There’s no better time my friend than right now to create the life that you deserve and live on purpose.

Here’s your homework:

Start a “Dream Journal” and for the next 21 days write down three dreams every day. Use a journal book or note application in your smart phone or even a blank sheet of paper will be satisfactory. Be as clear, specific and as bold as possible. The act of writing your dreams down will make them more feel realistic and attainable.  “A dream is a goal that isn’t written down.” Now your dreams will become your goals. Isn’t that exciting?! This exercise and process of writing your dreams each day will breathe life into you, stir up creativity and provide you with focus.

Here’s an example of my dream journal entry:

  1. I dream of being a NY Times best selling author by 2018.
  2. I dream of traveling the world promoting my book and motivating people to live healthy and fit lifestyles.
  3. I dream of getting paid $10,000 per speaking engagement.

These dreams may seem unrealistic to some and/or outrageous, but their my dreams and there isn’t anyone who can tell me they aren’t possible. And your dreams will be your dreams so don’t anyone ever tell you that you can’t do them. Could you imagine telling a child they couldn’t be a Doctor, nurse, teacher, fireman or mother? Of course not! It would be unimaginable to squash a child’s dreams! So why should we hold that same value for ourselves as adults. You have the choice my friend. “Don’t Stop Dreaming!”

Sweet dreams,

Steve Jordan, Trainer To The Stars

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