Canadian blog- Lisa Murray

A place to share your thoughts along this journey to live our best lives

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Congratulations ladies!

I really didn't want the 6 weeks to end, but now that it's offically over I'm thinking of the next one, it will be amazing when we start.
We had a wonderful work out today with a perfect day of light wind and hot sunshine. It was so cool to hear the kids playing and have a couple of pups running around, while we chatted and worked our butts off. We couldn't ask for a better life for us and our kids.

Congratulations to the women who have already done fitness assements. Good job! If you haven't got to yours yet no problem, I can always help you out if you'd like me to. The results were great! Some moms/women had more results than others, but i can see that we all tried really hard and it is and will show more and more as time passes by.

I can't wait to see you all again in two weeks. Keep posted to see and hear more....

Have a relaxing and happy couple of weeks.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


We're back at it at the start of the 6th week. It felt a bit hard for some today having a longer period off with Canada Day. It was great to see everyone giving it their all. I really notice the moms being able to take it further than ever before. They all had great form and were able to handle more than the beginning.

The weather was amazing and the kids were as well. It really is such fun to work out with these beautiful moms/women and be able to have the little ones play in the park close to us.
My kids loved me telling them this morning that we had boot camp.

I can't wait to see how are last day goes, never mind the fitness tests at the end.

Take care, and see you on Thursday!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

5 weeks and huge results.

Congratulations to the moms that had to wrap up the 6 week challenge early, and finished the fitness test. The results are huge! Our beautiful mom of a 1yr. old , Pam, has lost 5inches around her waist alone. Her flexibility doubled and Pam's core was 3 times stronger! All in 5 weeks of the Tyson Method Boot camp! I am so excited for you Pam! Pam is just one of the many women that have reach unbelievable goals. I'm very proud of all of you and can't wait to hear all the result after the fitness tests next week.

Our 5th week was interesting and busy with last day of school and Canada Day , switching up our normal Tuesday and Thursday boot camp. But we figured it out and fit extra hard work outs in. One of them being the core yoga boot camp. It was different from the other sessions and really cool for the moms to see that they COULD do some of these hard core exercises.

The Tyson Method has not let us down once. It is never boring and always challenging.

The next 6 week boot camp is starting July 20th Tuesday. Make sure you tell me you want to re register. Alot of the moms have already and there are a few new ones joining , so make sure you've got your name in.

One more week to go , so lets make it count !
Hope you had great Canada Day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Week four

Great job on week four! I feel like we've come along way from the 1st week of bootcamp. We're definitely stronger ,leaner , healthier and possibly smarter. We've become aware of what we are capable of. Also that we can take ownership of the way our body works and listen to it's needs , weather it be taking it a bit easier to avoid injury or breathing through the pain of burning fat off our growing muscle. This 6 weeks will change our life forever, mentally and physically.
I've very proud of all 30 women that are working their butts off . The hard work is and will be paying off . And you'll notice it it many different ways in the end. Keep up the good work and remember to eat smart not less. Have a fun and relaxing weekend girls !!

Monday, June 21, 2010

What i eat during a day

A few of you are having questions about eating. Below I wrote out a typical day of eating for me.
I hope it will help you understand healthy eating. I eat often to keep my metabolism going and i eat for energy and health. I feel healthier than i did in my 20's, so that is my pay off.

6:00-3 cups of warm water and then coffee with agave nector
7:00-oatmeal with agave nector and almond milk
8:00- protein  shake
8:30- multi vitamin, omega 3
10:30-raw potato,(yes, it's weird, but i love raw potatoes) hand full of walnuts
12:00-rice wrap with chicken breast and tomato sauce and a little cheese on it
2:00- carrot, orange
3:00- banana, hand full of raisins
4:00- sweet potato with squash and gluten free pasta(i cooked it in coconut oil)
5:00- carrot
7:30-pop corn(2 cups)

I drink 8-10 glasses of water a day
I drink 6-8 cups of tea a day
I often have 1/2 a glass of red wine at the end of the day

Approximately 2000 calories
And my calcium was low when i punched this into vitabot, our tracking system for food ( i usually have this problem so i take a calcium supplement when i remember)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A little encouragement

Are you the kind of person that commits to a diet once a year as your New Year’s Resolution? You lose the weight, and then as soon as you stop dieting, you gain it all back again? If so, then you’re like thousands of other women out there. You are a seesaw dieter.
As a seesaw dieter, you may drop 15 pounds in a month or two. You starve yourself, push yourself to exercise, and do everything you can possible do to fit into that dress. Usually you have a motivating factor such as a school reunion or a wedding to attend and you want to look your best for people you see once every 10 years. Does this make sense? Shouldn’t you want to look your best all the time?
But you still do it. And then once the event is over, you go back to the life you lived before and say hello to those 15 pounds once again. Why? What is missing in your life that you allow this to happen? The answer is motivation. What motivates you to lose weight? You want to look good for an event… but you could look good all of the time.
Setting yourself goals or rewards can help you lose the weight and keep it off for good. By using this same motivation, you can look great for yourself and the people you see every day! The key is to start out slow. Don’t crash diet. Don’t start running 5 miles a day. This will quickly wear you down and have you back on that seesaw in no time.
Take is slow. Set yourself monthly goals. Take the time to eat right with a diet that you can maintain as a lifestyle, not just a fad. Eating healthy isn’t just a great way to lose weight, it’s a great way to stay fit and healthy and feel good about yourself.
Reward yourself. Try to stay away from food rewards, but if you crave ice cream, it’s ok to indulge yourself at the end of the month… IF you reached your goal. And just because you indulged does not mean your diet is ruined. Too many people give up once they fall off the wagon and give into temptation. Treat each day like a new day to eat right. What you ate yesterday doesn’t matter. What you eat today does.
Promise yourself a shopping trip or a weekend getaway if you reach your goal this month. Treat yourself to a day at the beach or dinner with friends. What do you like to do that you never get to do? If it means spending money, then maybe if you cut out the extra cup of $5 coffee you have every day, you can have some extra cash to burn.
Whatever it is, the key to successful dieting is to find what motivates you, and use that to reward yourself.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Half done the 6 week challange!

I can't believe that we are at the half way mark in our 6 week challenge! Time flies when your having fun.
I 'd say everyone did a great job at the work outs this week. The bootcamp is getting harder as we are getting in better shape so we progress. The tae boe was a favorite of mine and I think there were a few women that were really able to let of steam from the day, and loving it. What a great way to get strong and healthy. To be able to still have the bootcamp under the shelter while it was raining felt unreal! Nothing better than to breath in the fresh smell of rain as we worked out. The kids seemed to not mind it either. My pup on the other hand was a bit worried over the thunder but maybe not as worried as when the kids discovered she was there sitting under the pram.
Again there are more and more women losing the weight they want and felling stronger as they do it. A huge Congratulations to you all!
I'm very much looking forward to next week..... hope you have a great weekend.