Success Stories – Megan Rachow

Hi out there to all those who are reading, just a light one today.

A success story to motivate you and give you proof that you can do it, you can lose that dreaded weight.

Today’s success story is about a lady named, Megan Rachow, who lost 170 lbs or 77 kg for those on the metric scale.

That’s impressive amount of weight.

How did she do it?

‘First, she had reached a point, as she states: “the day the switch flipped for me”.  She had become committed to losing weight, had reached her threshold.’

‘She started small, first cutting out soda and only eating food she cooked at home.’

‘Megan says, that in the first week she lost 9 lbs or 4 kg. That’s an amazing start to a weight loss journey.’

‘After losing 100 lbs (45kg), she started doing more adventurous exercise.’

‘She became fascinated by fitness and seeing what new things she could accomplish.’

‘She ran, lifted weights, and completed triathlons.’

‘She now eats clean foods, like salad, quinoa and lots of vegies, also packing her diet with chicken and turkey.’

She ends the article by saying:  “I am now living a life that I love and feel as though I am a completely different person. The most important thing I have gained is being comfortable in my own skin.”

This is an amazing lady, to lose 170 lbs (77kg) is a truly captivating thing and it should be celebrated. Fantastic Megan, great work, and keep the hard work going. You are an inspiration to many people.

So how did she do it?

Removed the bad things from her diet and exercised. Diet and exercise. Started small and kept on improving with time and effort.

Please check out the article here.

And please check out her Instagram and Facebook accounts, where she shared her weight loss journey.

Thanks Megan for being such an inspiration!


You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.

Thanks for reading,


“Live Life!”


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An Action Plan For Weight Loss This Year – Part 10

Month 12:  December – Review – self assessment:


December. Unbelievable, if you’ve made it this far, how much has your life changed over the last year? How much different do you look and feel? What have you achieved this year? How many people have noticed a change in you?

For this month, I want you to take time to review your results.

It’s time for more photos, how do you compare to the photos from January? You’ve come a long way. How much has your diet changed? How much has your fitness and strength changed? How much has your habits and self-talk changed?

Here’s how I want you to do it, below are the questions I want you to answer. I want you to physically answer them, yes, I want you to physically write the answers out and take time to answer them. Give a descriptive answer for each stating where you were when you started, a whole year ago now, and then where you are today.

Each answer should be paragraphs and paragraphs long, not a single sentence.

Why, I hear you asking. Because I want you to put the truth on paper and get all the emotion and story out. It has a secondary benefit too. And that is to help you focus on the next upcoming year and focusing you on the task of continuing you’re now healthier way of living.

Week 1:  Diet how much has your diet changed?

Week 2:  Exercise – how much has your fitness and strength changed?

Week 3:  Mindset – how much has your self talk and your habits changed?

Week 4:  Take photos and measure your weight. Review. How much have you changed?

LAST QUESTION:  How do you further refine or improve?

Only you can answer this question. Maybe it’s your diet, or maybe it’s your cardio or your strength training. Maybe you want to change something because you want to try something new. This is great, because as it is said, ‘variety is the spice of life’. Maybe your some areas aren’t to the standard you would like, so improve those areas. Whatever the changes may be, remember, that you don’t want to revert back to what you used to do. Was it a better way of life? Really?

Hopefully you have seen all the changes that you have wanted to see. And hopefully more in most cases. To re-state what I said at the beginning, 12 months ago, people over estimate what they can achieve in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.

Realise that this is the beginning. What will another year of this lifestyle bring? What will another 10 years bring?

Change your hypnosis every 2 – 3 months. Continue to train every day for approximately an hour. Continue to refine and improve your diet. Further analyse your portion control, that is, your meal sizes. Continue to monitor and adjust your self-talk.

Thank you for following my posts for An Action Plan For Weight Loss This Year.

These posts have made me further review my healthy lifestyle and to question the things in my life, some of the comments I’ve received have been incredibly insightful and have lead to reflection on my part.


You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
Thanks for reading,
“Live Life!”


If you enjoyed this post, or wanted to ask a question, drop me a line I’d love to hear from you.

An Action Plan For Weight Loss This Year – Part 5

Month 6:  June – Nutrition

June, we return to ‘nutrition’. Remember February? That’s right you removed 8 processed products from your dietary intake. You haven’t eaten any of those foods since February right? If you have, hopefully it was only on an occasion or two as a treat. Anyway this month, I want you to return to that same format of removing 2 new processed foods from your diet per week. Yes, another 8 unhealthy foods removed from your diet this month. Easy? Can you find any? I’m sure you can.

So just remove 2 processed foods each week for the 4 weeks of June. Your lifestyle is changing rapidly over this year. So far you’ve been doing cardio everyday, removed crap from your diet, using hypnosis, controlled your eating and improved your self talk. That’s amazing considering your only 6 months into this year.

30 Days of June:  60 minutes of cardio everyday, hypnosis session each day, control your food portions, aware and modifying your self talk and now removed 16 processed unhealthy foods from your diet.


Month 7:  July – Strength Training

If you’ve made it this far you should be proud, you’ve completed 6 months of life changing habitual behaviour. How are you feeling, better? Have you been taking photos of yourself each month? Please do, they aren’t for anyone else, they are for you to see how much you have improved from the outside. But the biggest changes, will be the changes from the inside. The new behaviours, the habits, the improved mindset, and these are the best improvements.

This month, I want you to start ‘strength training’. Yes, strength training. What? How? When? Who me? Yes you! Now here is the challenge. I want you to research various methods and employ just one method by end of month.

What methods are there? Well you could go to a gym and lift weights, like machine weights or dumbbells and barbells. Or follow a barbell class at the gym. Maybe you’ll do calisthenics, bodyweight exercises like push ups, sit ups and lunges. Or possibly even kettlebells. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a kettlebell is.

The point is to start to do strength work. How much? Start with 1 session per week, replacing that day’s cardio with your strength training. Progress to 2 – 3 strength training sessions per week. I would recommend at least 2 sessions per week. This may not fit your current schedule, or you may not prefer to do it. Do no less than 1 session per week though. The idea is to create a stronger you, and that takes strength training.

Your research will take time, but you have 4 weeks to start your strength training. No matter what method you follow, get medical clearance to perform strength training and get guidance to ensure you don’t injure yourself. If you have current or previous injuries that may impede your training, seek medical advice and advise anyone you’re getting guidance from so they can help you as much as possible. Be safe, and be smart about it.

The second thing I want you to do this month, is to change your hypnosis. Change it to create a stronger you. Maybe a “exercise theme” or “strength training theme”. Something to help support your move towards being a stronger you.

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31 days of July:  60 minutes of cardio everyday except strength days,  hypnosis (new) each day, control food portions, aware and modify your self talk, don’t lapse on 16 processed foods, implement strength training when ready.


You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
Thanks for reading,
“Live Life!”


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