The hormonal reset

This article makes a heap of sense in my way of thinking. The hormones in our body are there to regulate so many of the functions our body relies on every day.

It is also great to see modern science recognising the ancient wisdom of intermittent fasting.

200lb Weight Loss Transformation

I met Cheryl Edwards from NZ when we volunteered together at a conference over the weekend.

Cheryl Edwards Weight Loss Transformation
Cheryl Edwards Weight Loss Transformation

Cheryl is an absolute hero after releasing 91kgs/ 200 pounds! That’s more than I weigh! Now.. Just stop and think about what that would take, habitually, physically & mentally… That’s EPIC Weight Loss!

Im thrilled to share a snapshot of her journey in her own words….:

“As I reflect on the past 24 months looking at my journey and remembering all the struggles and pain and what I thought was happiness. 3 weeks ago when I sat down and looked back at many photos of before and during my journey, they really show how I was feeling at that time. I’ve always been this happy, fun, loving lady who thrives on family and love from others but when I look back I was struggling and constantly battling pain and unhappiness inside myself but not showing it on the outside. As I reflect on the amazing week at Celebration learning what happiness really is and doing it all without pain is my new life…my new me…leading the way for each and everyone especially those that think they are beyond HOPE or can’t live a DREAM…ANYTHING is POSSIBLE and ONLY YOU can make it happen!! 💚💚 Love to each and everyone! #‎motivationtosuccess‬

If that is not going to motivate anyone looking for a weight loss change, nothing will. Huge respect for you Cheryl. X

#‎dedicated‬ ‪#‎change‬ ‪#‎cando‬ #weightloss

Starting my own IsaBody Transformation

6 weeks ago I signed up to start my transformation with the IsaBody Challenge (again). I have had a great start, but this time I’ve a step further and a few days ago Xscan Body Scan done to see where I was at, but also to compare to when I finish in 10 weeks.

Body Scan - Mark Body Scan Info Sheet


Thanks to Tony from for his great special price on the scan.

There is a heap of information on there, and the full sheet of explanations to go with it, but the important parts are:

I’m a little over weight @87.8kg, “ideal” is 79.5kg for my height. No surprise there.

That 87.8kg is made up of 68.8kg of Lean Body Mass and 19kg of Total Body Fat (should be 11.9-15.9)

My Percentage Body Fat is 21.6 (down from 24.5 on a cheaper set of scales during week 1) 10-20% is considered healthy.

This is where my big goal lies. Scales don’t tell the whole story. As I put on muscle, my weight Body Scan - Brochurewill go up, but as I lose fat, my weight will go down, which is why I’m concentrating on Percentage Body Fat. My goal for this challenge is 15% with BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) of <10%

Another interesting stat is Visceral Fat Level (Fat around my organs) which is at level 11 with 1-9 considered healthy. Visceral Fat Area is 106cm², and should be 50-100cm².

My Age Match to body puts me at 43, which is my age, so it’s go to know my body is acting it’s age. 🙂

The scan was a wonderful learning experience, I can’t wait to post my final transformation results.

Why You Should Throw Away People’s Opinions And Beliefs…

Why You Should Throw Away People's Opinions And Beliefs… Who's crap have you been carrying around in your mind that you need to throw away..?If this video hits home, be sure to comment + like + definitely press the SHARE button! You never know whose life you could touch by sharing.Thanks for watching!! P.S. "We can only get in touch with our own source of intuition and wisdom when we no longer depend upon others’ opinions for our sense of identity or worth. We all tend to worship something; the question is, will we worship the god of opinion, or the god of our heart?" – Soren Kierkegaard

Posted by Jake Ducey on Monday, 8 February 2016

Sandy Point 10Km run

2015-08-23 08.29.36After completing the Run Melbourne 10Km in July, I set some new goals, including running the Sandy Point 10Km in under 1 hour.

Last Sunday I achieved that goal, with a finish time of 59:30.5!

Sandy Point 2015 - 3205 certificateIt’s amazing what a healthy body can do, especially as I only took up running 3 short months ago.

I’m so loving the new me I’m creating.

I was told by one of my trainers the other day that some work on my running technique we can shave another 5 minutes off that time, and I believe it. At the moment I’m just putting one foot in front of the other, so it’s time to develop some technique to get things moving better and at the same time reduce the already short recovery time as well as the chance for injury.

My next goal is to get my Parkrun time down under 25 minutes for 5Km. My PB at the moment is 27:12, and that nearly killed me (the headache took 3 days to go away completely).


10Km Run Melbourne

Run MelbourneToday I (Mark) ran my first ever 10Km run! I finished in 1:08:11.1.

I had 3 goals going in, the settle for goal was 70 mins, the push goal was 65 minutes and the BHAG was 60 minutes.

Everything went mostly to plan, except that I used up almost all of my phone battery on the train on the way in clearing out my massively overweight inboxes. I was in the process of taking the pre-race selfie when the phone turned off. So I ran with no music/podcasts, no idea of my time/speed and only the flags on the side of the road to tell me how far I’d come.

In other words, I had nothing but my thoughts to run with and no idea of how fast I was going. I paced myself pretty well though, only slowing to a walk twice for a drink. I managed to find a couple of people (one of whom was about 7′ tall) that was running at a good pace for me, so I kept him as my guide most of the way (I think I passed him about 7Km in)

Run Melbourne Certificate2About 1.5Km in my left Achilles started to niggle but it never did any more than niggle all the way. After about 8Km the knees were starting to get a bit tight, but I pushed through that okay too.

Overall, really happy, and cant wait for the next one. Maybe a half marathon….

oh and if you haven’t donated, there is still time:

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