Posts Tagged ‘Physical fitness’

Coming to an end…

The first month has come to an end, and I am one pound short of my goal.

Down 9lbs in one month makes me pretty happy.

I’m still kinda annoyed at the fact that I missed my goal weight by one tiny pound.

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On the brighter side of things I took my one month pictures and I like what I see so far.

It’s crazy how much of a difference 9lbs can make.

So, my ultimate goal is 30lbs in 3 months, by the end of march I WILL be back to my pre-pregnancy weight.

I took pictures of myself on day one of this whole baby weight melt off and plan on taking pictures of myself at the end of each month.

At the end of March I will take my final pictures and I will post all the pictures with my final blog ( even the hideous first pictures! )
After I took the first round of pictures of myself, I sat on my bed, held my breath then took a look.

I can say this much, if my 10 year old son wouldn’t have been in the room I probably would have sobbed uncontrollably for an hour.

Luckily for me my son is the nosey little booger he is and was breathing over my shoulder when I looked at the pictures.

He said, ” Mommy you don’t look bad, you are still pretty to me. ” At that moment everything inside me stopped weeping and I cowboy’d up!

Now a month later and I’m down 9lbs, I can almost button my size 2 jeans, and there is a noticeable difference in my month pictures.


If you are dieting and trying to get in better shape I would advise you to take pictures of the whole process, it really does help to see the difference.

Can’t wait till my month 2 pics!!!!

Mrs. Melissa Rians

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Don’t Fall Off…..


This is for all you people out there that have started meal plans, diets, healthier eating, whatever you’d like to call it and are starting to fall off the wagon.

Now, I really want you to take a look in the mirror and ask yourself


Why are you allowing this to happen?

What is it that’s more important to you then your health?

Is it the taste of the food?

Is it that 10 minutes of pleasure that you get from eating something that tastes good but is going to hurt your body?

REALLY think about that.


Also I REALLY want you to think about what would happen if you ate something a little healthier.

If you dropped a little more weight.

Imagine adding a year onto your life, because of your healthy eating choices.

And imagine in that one extra year, how many more pleasurable moments you will get to experience.

Spending more time with your children

Your grandchildren

Your other half


Imagine today was your last day on earth.

And if you ate healthy today, you would get to live just one more day.


Now, we are all going to stumble.

You are most likely not going to be successful at your first try at eating healthy and dropping weight.

Probably not the second time or the third time either.

So for all of you that have failed and are still sitting on the sidelines…….


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Yes, I just slapped you in the face and said, “ Get on your feet!”

Get back up, keep going, and try again!

Every time you are about to put something bad in your face.

Think about what I just said.

Think about those moments in your life that you were the happiest.

And think how many more of those moments you can have just by eating a little healthier.

So, get your ass off the sidelines and start doing something to better yourself.

Like the Body Weight Workout of the day:-)

Stay Motivated,
Sgt Nick Rians

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FitRanX – Level 5 – Workout 1

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Now that the holidays are over and New Years is right around the corner.

Everyone starts thinking about how much weight they are planning on losing.

Let this year be the year that you actually reach your goals.

It’s not going to be easy!

But anything worth fighting for is never easy.

I want to let you know, that I will be here to help you along the road to your success.

There is no reason to wait for the New Year, lets start today.

Lets get this started with this Level 5 Workout I put together for you….

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Stay Motivated,

Sgt Rians

Save the Children


America’s children are overweight.

Why? Because WE are! Two-thirds (66%) of Americans are overweight according to the Centers for Disease Control/Prevention, with 15-30% of the children either overweight or dangerously close to being overweight.

That means that nearly 200 million Americans fall into the overweight category.

We are setting a horrible example for our children.

According to a study conducted by The American Health Foundation, 25% of American children are now officially overweight, and the youngest are especially at risk.

These extra pounds are more than just a passing phase; another ADA study suggests that half of obese children will become fat adults.

Rates of Overweight and  Obese Children

Rates of Overweight and Obese Children

Obesity among children is increasing at an alarming rate, and the health consequences are very severe.

Billions of dollars every year are spent on medical bills by overweight/obese patients due to (preventable) obesity related illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol.

What’s behind the growing number of children who are now overweight?

Lack of exercise accounts for more than 50 percent of the problem.

Only 30 percent of the problem is due to overeating or choosing the wrong types of foods.

So, let’s resolve to better ourselves, set the example, and get our children moving again.

You can start right here with this Level 2 FitRanX workout.

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Stay Motivated,

Sgt Rians

Do You Have Hip Problems?

Hey FitRanXers,

Have you ever had a hip problem?

If you think only elderly people have hip problems, your wrong.

Hip issues are very common in highly active people as well.


The most common cause for this is overuse or a muscle imbalance.

A lot of you may not know that I was in a wheelchair for 3 months at exactly this time last year.

Going to Christmas parties in that thing was a blast:-)

My hip actually popped out of place because of a muscle imbalance.

The muscle imbalance in my hip actually came from a back injury I received from my time in the Marines.

This was my ride for 3 months.

This was my ride for 3 months.

Back in 2005, I had to have surgery on my back.

My L4-L5 had herniated over 50% of the disk.

So the neurosurgeon had to go in a scrap out the part of the disk that was herniated.

The only problem was, the doctors made me wait 4 months before they got me in for surgery.

This caused irreversible nerve damage because the disk had trapped the nerve so severely that I was receiving no nerve activity down my left leg.

Once the doctor scrapped out half of my L4-L5, I gained a lot of feeling back in my left leg.

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I still had nerve damage, but at least I could function again.

I had to learn how to work out around my injury.

I had to learn how to run different to eliminate the compression in my spin.

I also had to incorporate back therapy into every workout I did.

I did not realize how much of a muscle imbalance my back injury caused until my hip popped out.

After this experience, I found out that I have to work my left leg 3 times as hard as my right to keep the muscle imbalance in check.

So this video today is dedicated to Keith, one of my Marine buddies who is having some hip problems as we speak.

This is the hip therapy routine I did almost everyday until I recovered.

I know a lot of people out there get real depressed and just want to quite everything once they get an injury.


You have to fight through it.

There is always a way to make it better.

You just have to have the WILL to stand back up and fight through it.

So, if you are one of those people out there that has a injury and just don’t know what to do to beat it.

Let me know.

I can help you –

Ran to the top of Mt Baldy after back surgery

Ran to the top of Mt Baldy after back surgery

Stay Motivated,

Sgt Rians

FitRanX – Level 1 – Workout 2


What’s up FitRanXers,

I’m bringing to you another Level 1 workout today.

Don’t just watch this video, get this workout done.

Don’t start tomorrow, don’t start next week, START today.

Strength does not come from physical capacity.

It comes from an indomitable will.

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Stay Motivated

Sgt Rians

FitRanX – Level 2 – Workout 1

Hey FitRanXers,

It’s Monday, another week begins. It is the day where the slate from the previous week is wiped clean. It is a day of new beginnings. So we are starting this week with a level 2 workout. Remember if you have any question on the workout routine or if you would like to see something specific, let us know. I had a friend of mine email me yesterday about having hip pain, so what I am doing is putting together a special presentation video on hip therapy in just a few days. So if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.

P.S. I am proud to announce that we have begun working on the FitRanX mobile app for you guys. Stay tuned for updates:-)

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Stay Motivated

Sgt Rians

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