Zen Responds To Your Questions

Zen answers questions that viewers have left on her blog.

Hi everyone! Thanks for posting all your comments and questions. You can always find me at myspace or my website, but I'll do my best here :) OK...

Stacy, motivation is the most powerful force in this whole "eat right and workout" equation. You need a motivational strategy, whether it's a personal trainer, workout buddy, family member to check up on you, etc. You need to stay accountable to SOMEONE if you have trouble staying on track. Good luck, baby... you can do it!

Tom, go to acefitness.org to check out certified personal trainers near you.

lisapatti, I know they're good, but you gotta save the peanut M&M's for the weekend. You don't need stomach exercises... you need to drop body fat... and the best way to do that is to kick that wonderful sugar addiction you have. I'm not saying NEVER eat them, ok? Just wait for the weekend and then you won't have to feel guilty :)

Doug Silverman, we all have emotional connections with food and exercise. You have got to change that first and realize that you deserve to be loved. YOU DESERVE GOOD LOVIN' MAN!!! Know what I'm sayin'? (wink, wink) It's also been proven that MOTION creates EMOTION. So, look at it this way... start smiling. Then you'll FEEL like smiling. Same thing with working out. Start working out... then you will FEEL like working out!

Hey Spudster! There are TONS of great workout tips in the body by bravo videos. You'll have to check with your doctor or physical therapist about specific exercises for that back, though. I can't do it over the internet.

Charlene, again you've got to get your doctor or physical therapist to help you with specific exercises. BUT, your diet is going to be key with your weight loss! If you can't afford a nutritionist, make sure you're eating small portions every 3-4 hours and they consist of lean protein and carbs (fruits, veggies and whole grains). Eat whenever you're hungry... but eat the good stuff. If you're not used to eating smaller portions, it will take your stomach about a week to shrink. (A portion of chicken breast is about the size of your palm. A portion of veggies is about a cup or a fist size. Just eyeball it.)

Leisa Carr, believe it or not, you're one of the lucky ones! You know what you want to do. You KNOW your dream! Most of us are just flailing around trying to figure it out. So, you need a plan, that's all. Sit down and write out what you want to accomplish... and what you need to make that happen. For example, you want to stop smoking. Other people out there have done it, so you can, too. Right? Perhaps you need a patch, or gum, or hypnotherapy, or just a rubberband around the wrist to snap if you have a craving. Just keep trying! It's not about falling down. It's about getting back up! And if you don't know the person can help you with your tennis dream, then write down what TYPE of person can help you and you'll be amazed at what happens. Good luck!

Karla, please contact me and leave your email address so I can motivate you! OK, I'll continue answering your questions soon! Thanks again for all your love and support!

Health & Happiness,

Zen

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It's A Wrap

Gregg explains how he manages to stay out of the drama!

It's a wrap. That's all for this season. It's been a fun season and I am grateful I had the pleasure of taking part in it. The trainers will keep training, Jackie will keep making new products, and I'll keep on rockin'. I'm not sure what the future holds for all of us, but it's sort of cool everybody has their something. All of you out there reading this, just keep doing your things too.

Everyone asks how I stay out of the drama, and the truth is I don't know. Maybe I don't hold animosity towards anyone or maybe I just don't care enough to argue, either way I am always having a good time and look at the brighter side of things. I have always been very focused on the things I find to be cathartic and haven't much cared for the rest. It hasn't always proven to keep me in everyone's good graces but it has however kept me ultra focused.

So I hope you all enjoyed seeing me work it out a little like Greg Plitt and his mayo concoction. You may be wondering what happened to Victoria at the reveal. Well, she booked a job in NYC and had to leave Los Angeles a few weeks before the reveal date. I hope she is staying with it and doing well. She lived almost wo hours away from the gym and we were having a hard time getting regular workouts in, but she was definitely focused on her loss. Stay up, mami.

So thank you to everyone who watched us this year. Be sure to check out the music and be sure to keep living it up. Hopefully, we'll be seeing each other again soon. Holler to all of the trainers who I don't get to see all that often and big love to all of you.

Much Love, Dig it?
Gregg Butler
Oh and PS ... it wasn't "als" it was "21's"

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