Read client, Bruce Cross's blog post about the benefits of a basic principle in Today's the Day - proper hydration. He also shares a great resource to help with keeping track!
Hear client Evadne Smith of Jamaica in her own words tell of her success on the Today's the Day plan!
Linda Alan says: "Wanted to share with you what the Lord showed me this morning as I was preparing for work. Last year I went to the gym for 5 weeks, then used the program Dr. Oz had online for free for 3 months, logged all my food, counted calories, exercised 3 times a week and it took me 4 months to lose 7 lbs. With your knowledge, prayers and expertise I have lost those 7 lbs. in 4 weeks! Truly you are a gift and blessing from Got to me.
"Michael Wright says: “Ann, thanks so much for checking in week by week on my progress and for your daily support and encouraging emails! I cannot recommend your program (along with your coaching) high enough! I feel like I've got a new body and that feeding it the bad stuff just isn't going to cut it anymore! Like trying to fuel a Ferrari with soda pop - just doesn't work well!
It's always this part of weight loss that throws me (a few weeks in), yet this time when I temporarily fell off the wagon so to speak, I've never had my body yell at me and ask me what in the world was this junk it was being fed. I can only assume the detox part of the program really cleansed me so well, that my body just didn't crave it any longer.
Summer vacation is in full tilt at our house and there is more to do, more activities outside the house and thus more opportunities to eat out. This was my biggest concern, that I would be motivated to lose down to my goal (which I gladly achieved, but earlier than expected) and lose the motivation to keep going. Ann’s daily emails have really helped me to realize even more that this is SO much bigger than a pants size – today’s email was about the true definition of Healthy. You can be a fitness model and still be unhealthy, when you view it from a 3-Dimensional aspect.
What is encouraging here is that I can still make progress!"
Luanne Begany: "I am learning so much - not just about meal composition but also on a spiritual and emotional level.
I am adapting this 7-Week plan to my life and my family and in these first 4 weeks I've already lost 17 lbs! I have been on Weight Watchers in the past and it took me almost 2 years to lose 30 lbs. I've lost more than half that in just one month! And it doesn't feel like a diet at all. I think one of the biggest differences is eliminating most of the processed foods. They don't even taste good any more. This is a way of eating I can stick with!"
Irene A., Singapore: "I lost a total of 14 pounds during the 7 weeks I found the diet lifestyle changes easy to incorporate and I intend to continue in the same vein. May I take this opportunity to thank you for never giving up on me and putting me on the right track. Your dedication always showed through and reliability also. Thank you for all the biblical encouragement you gave me and making me believe in God's love."
Scott Smith, successful 7-Week Coaching Client says: "You are a blessing to so many people in the Kingdom. Your health advice has blessed people globally. The Lord has anointed your cutting edge knowledge. Thank you for caring about other people so much. Thank you for being a leader."
Nancy H.: "You let me know that failing doesn’t necessarily make you a failure! It is so nice to hear the positive even when you feel there had only been negative. Thank you!! I needed to share that with you so that you truly know how blessed I feel having you guide me on this journey. It is very rewarding for me to connect with you each day as well. I just mentioned to my husband last night how good I feel about this plan and your guidance. I have to share Ann, that the best part of this whole process is having you at my fingertips.
You asked yesterday why I felt I have been so much more conscious with this plan and I truly believe it is because you are right here for me and as I have mentioned before, I think of you even when I am not making the right choices. In other plans I might have been conscious of what I was doing but always felt like I wouldn’t be facing anyone for a few days so I had time to make it up and by the time I was at the meeting I didn’t bother bringing it up and just sat through the meeting dealing with it by myself. One on one works so well and I attribute that to my success with this plan. Your emails have been really helpful. I find when I read them that I relate to them so much. It is amazing how you think you know things and then when you read something and confirm that your feelings are real it is like an aha moment and you tell yourself that you were right. That’s rewarding! I often relate to the messages."
Sandie M.: "I chose to do the Today's the Day 7 Week Fitness Coaching Plan where Ann works with me daily through the 7 weeks of the plan. The information and support she provided was very practical and easy to implement in my daily life. And I can use the information and knowledge for the rest of my life. She has inspired me to learn more. I noticed other benefits like being able to sleep between 7 and 9 hours and find my energy and moods are so much more stable. My goals were to lose 10 lbs., walk 3 miles easily, walk up stairs easily and to drink 8 glasses of water daily and I was able to achieve every one of them!"
Michael Wright: (In commenting on a blog post talking about shame): "I can certainly relate to an extent – we think for some reason we are supposed to have it all together and not need help from anyone. I think that is why so many exercise machines and pills are sold but people are still unhealthy and overweight. There is a place for wisdom from a skilled coach in all areas of life! Actually some of those emotions such as fear and shame are addressed in your book, so I’d recommend a person read your book, then get the coaching and consultation they need.
Ann, I hope people read this and come to terms with any fear or shame issues they may have. I personally appreciate and have benefited from your comments, wisdom and guidance the past almost 2 years now since we met. I'm not blowing smoke here, but you really are the perfect blend of wisdom, approachable-ness/love and strength. You offer your strength and wisdom with love, without judgment. Yes, we all have strengths and weaknesses and you realize that up front with your clients. I appreciate your willingness to note that we ALL fall short (Romans 3:23) and need help!"
Lori Y.: “Things are great here... lost four more over the last two weeks and I am under 200!! Goal #1 was that... yes... love saying 100.... My clothes are absolutely baggy... there was a pair of jeans I bought two years or so ago that I wanted to wait to wear cause they were snug and I was going down but I never got down and now they fit! And are actually too big now... I think I am down at least one size and maybe two... It feels really great.
Your book is amazing!!!!! Inspiring again! I am only half way thru it and I love the spirit that pours out of it! You have certainly breathed life into it. I feel as though you are in the room with me talking to me! And I would say that access to you by email is worth $100K annually! What a bargain!"
Chris says: Considering I eat relatively clean anyway and still lost six pounds in two weeks on your cleanse, I’m fully convinced that you found whatever equation you had to find for weight loss.
Today's the Day Book review:
Lori from PA says: This book is so rich with information it will take several reads to get all the information stocked inside! A great value for the price! When I started my 7 week journey it was instrumental in keeping me on track towards my weight loss goals. As I continued to change my habits and incorporate new lifestyle choices, its detailed suggestions and ideas were so helpful. The book is able to encourage one to try new things as well as enable one to go at their own pace and do what works for them. I especially enjoy the sample menus and food combinations. They help me choose healthy options that are within the calorie intake I am aiming for and are all laid out so I don't have to spend as much time planning meals and things. I can mix and match the menu based on what I have in stock or my favorite tastes. The recipes included are so yummy too that I chose to have the same things for dinner and lunch for many weeks before I switched to other items! This book helps you in all the area that challenge your health: spiritual, mental, nutritional, supplements and all. I had been stuck at the same weight for so long and when I adopted this plan, I lost weight almost immediately and continue to lose it regularly and it will stay off now based on what I have learned from the contents. I am very content in my eating now and do not struggle any longer to manage what I eat. My tastes have completely changed to enjoying better fresh food and each day it is easier to eat the better food and avoid the junk. I hope you will give this book a try. It will be a blessing to you and life-changing,