The calendar has flipped pages and school starts within the next 2 weeks!  You are likely busy with getting pens and pencils, but this is an important time to remember that your schedule is about to change.  What kind of routine will you slip into?
I strongly urge you to make health and fitness a part of your new schedule.  Whether it's your child's first time in school or they are old pros,  you and your kids are going to have an adjustment to make! 
Why wait for New Year's to make a resolution?  Since your schedule is going to change anyway, go ahead and make a beneficial change for yourself.  Show your kids and spouse how important health is to you and they will likely follow your lead.  With Georgia and other states showing a dramatic increase in obesity amongst it's citizens both young and old, it is more important than ever to make a commitment to yourself and your family. 
Oh, and did you know.... IT IS TIME TO PREP FOR SWIMSUIT SEASON 2012!!!  So get a head start and be in the habit by the New Year!
People will try to sell you a magic pill or miracle shot that will help you lose weight without effort, but do you really know how safe these fads are?
Many current fads involve injections and have no long term studies to show the effects nor any independent labs testing for its safety.  Are you that desperate that to lose a few pounds that you would risk cutting your life or your quality of life short?
There are much better alternatives out there that have been tested and studied.  Wouldn't it be better to look healthy and actually BE healthy?
No one gets fat off of one meal and no one gets lean off of one workout.  Consistency and effort are the keys to successful long term weight loss.  If willpower is your weakness, I would suggest starting slowly.  Commit to one workout a week and one healthy meal (lean protein and veggies!).  That's not too tough.  Do this until you are ready to add another workout and meal.  You will feel the difference! You will be surprised at how easy it gets to go another step, especially when you notice you feel much better on healthy days!  You won't miss that lethargic, bloated afternoon feeling and you will become addicted to the energy, focus, and well being of your healthy days!
Of course, if you can do more to start, your results will come quicker, but if you have had a problem with sticking with it, this ease into it approach has worked wonders for thousands of people who desire a healthier, higher quality life.
You can hope for change or you can make a change.  When it comes to exercise and nutrition, the same old thing will get you the same old results.  Neither of these two are temporary if you want permanent results.  So how do you finally get going and stay consistent? 
The answer is slowly.  We have an instant gratification society, but fitness is not instant.  It takes consistent effort of more good than bad.  Sure it is ok to splurge every once in a while, even bodybuilders do it, but it should be limited to once a week.  Your metabolism benefits from exercise and giving it core nutrition is equally if not more important.
How do you do it slowly?  Let's say you drink 3 sodas a day (diet counts too).  Replace just one a day with a glass of water this week, then replace another next week.  See, in 3 weeks you can kick your soda habit!  How about one healthy meal a week or even a day?  Slowly add more until you are eating healthy almost all the time.
I guarantee you will love the results!
Truth be told, preparation for swimsuit season started at the end of last swimsuit season, but it is not too late!  Hot weather is here and weekends at the lake, lazy days by the pool, and beach trips will be here before you know it!  Don't go another year hiding from cameras or covering up... get fit, get lean, and be the person that all your friends and neighbors rave about!
One meal never made anyone fat, and one workout never made anyone lean.  Consistency is the key.  Get started at American Bodyworks today, and get a great jump start on your beach body!  We can show you how to lose @ 10 lbs and 11" of body fat in only 24 days!  The best part is that there's no crazy diets, no insane exercise programs that you can't keep up with... just a great nutritionally advanced, doctor approved, supplement system.  Exercise will enhance your results and is recommended for a more fulfilling life. 
Come check out our 24 Day Challenge today!

A great article that addresses many of the questions and concerns women have about lifting weights.  I encounter this all the time when doing tours for prospects.  Women think they will get big, bulky, and muscular. 
A few key points on this... First, women do not have enough testosterone to get big muscles.  Second, most women are on reduced calorie diets, so weight training serves to help maintain muscle (which is what gets toned when you workout).  As you exercise, you will burn fat, but at some point your body switches and starts burning muscle for fuel.  Muscle eats fat, so you want to keep your muscle and you do that by lifting.
Next, people don't become bodybuilders by mistake.  It takes an intense lifestyle of 8,000 calories per day and extreme amounts of exercise over several years.  Saying you don't want to lift weights because you don't want to look like a bodybuilder is like saying you don't want to go swimming because you don't want to win a gold medal next week.
So get after it and get to lifting ladies.... you won't regret it!!!
If not today, when?  Today is the day to start accomplishing your goals!  If you wait, you will continue to lie stagnant or even get further from your objective!
We can help you reach your goals!  We provide (free of charge) a personalized fitness program for our members.  We also have the best personal training available. 
The journey starts with one small step... take your step today at American Bodyworks Sweet Apple Village in Roswell, GA!