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  • The Solution to “I Hate My Diet”

    By Raphael | In Motivation, Nutrition | on January 28, 2013

    “I hate my diet.” That’s what people start feeling when they go on a traditional “diet.” Let’s be honest: Dieting sucks.  We think we have to eat foods we hate, starve ourselves and that it’s about getting from point A to point B (i.e., When I lose these 25 pounds this ordeal is over, and […]

  • Show and Tell…the Truth

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation | on January 14, 2013

    Perplexed, startled. That was my reaction when my friend Scot recently told me that I have to stop hiding. And that I have to start telling the truth. Wait, what?! Me, who prides himself on being honest and on having the utmost integrity, being accused of hiding out? Being dishonest? Sometimes it pays just to […]

  • A goal should be something you really want, not what you think you should want. That’s where people trip up. They write mechanical, emotionally void goals. Stop thinking about what you’re supposed to achieve in 2013 and embrace what you really want. If you need to lose 20 pounds, but the thought of running your […]

  • With the popularity of my Online Training Holiday Special last week, I’ve decided to extend the special pricing through December 15, 2012. Charge into 2013 and start losing weight, getting in shape, and fitting into all those clothes in the back of your closet! I’ve slashed my 12-Week Online Training Rate to $299 – that’s […]

  • Affordable Weight Loss: No Excuses

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation, Nutrition | on December 2, 2012

    I’m running an Online Training Holiday Special for this week only. Charge into 2013 and start losing weight, getting in shape, and fitting into all those clothes in the back of your closet! I’ve slashed my 12-Week Online Training Rate to $299 – that’s just $3.50 a day. Make this investment for yourself or someone […]

  • Is this you?! Over the past three weeks I’ve received several emails from people asking if I would assist them in losing 20 plus pounds as fast as possible. And some of those emails stressed FAST. Whether you’re trying to lose weight as fast as possible, lose weight without making any changes to your nutrition […]

  • Raphael Talks Food, Family & Lasting Success

    By Raphael | In Motivation, Nutrition | on August 27, 2012

    Take a peek into my kitchen! You’ll get a glimpse inside my fridge, my pantry, and learn a little about my approach to healthy eating for a lifetime. You’ll have to put up with some of my corny humor, but this is a great starting point for anyone who’s looking to eat better or lose […]

  • In January 2011, I was laid off from a job that I had been with for eight years.  I was employed as an online personal trainer for a diet web site. The company was a complete financial mess and laid off a large number of employees. Not only did this news come just after Christmas, […]

  • Losing Weight: Strength in Numbers

    By Raphael | In Motivation | on August 6, 2012

    On Saturday I had an experience that I’m not accustomed to on Twitter. I was tweeting with someone I had never had any previous dialogue with. She asked a question about her training and, after a series of exchanges she asked, “How are you doing today? I hate talking about me all the time.” I […]

  • Look at one of your legs. I mean really look at it.  Now, imagine waking up and not having that leg. Visualize it. Think about what your life would be like. How your life would change, how you would feel when you looked in the mirror. How friends, family and even strangers would treat you. […]

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