The Surreal Out-Of-Body Dressing Room Experience

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by Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson So it was a normal Saturday afternoon.  Me, my lovely wife, Kelly, and our two year old son, Asher, decided to get out of the house and stroll around the Galleria Mall in Dallas.  We didn’t go with any specific shopping plans, it was mostly a case of cabin fever and just wanting to go kick around somewhere.  Plus Asher has a love for malls … or any large places with lots of people. However, as we wandered from store to store Kelly reminded me that I was in need of some new jeans for my upcoming trip to Los Angeles.  As I looked down at my bare knee poking through the whole in the pair I was wearing, I knew she was right. When it comes to me and jeans, there is always one stop for me.  I have developed an exclusive relationship with…

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2 Brand New Insanity Workout Reviews: Sanity Check and Fast & Furious Abs

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by Insanity Workout Cast Member Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson Unless you live on Mars, you’ve probably heard of Shaun T’s amazing Insanity Workout program.  Either you’ve been sucked into the sexy infomercial, seen the amazing success stories online, or you know someone that is doing Insanity. I have good news for those that want to take the Insanity Workout Challenge but aren’t sure if they are ready to take the plunge, or for those who love Insanity and want to add a new challenge to your library. Without further adieu, here are my 2 Brand New Insanity Workout Reviews! The first new Insanity Workout DVD is called Sanity Check: “Not-So-Crazy” Workout.  I was so excited when I heard about this workout because I am contacted daily by people that are using my Free Insanity Tips with 2 concerns: 1. Those saying that they really want to try Insanity but they…

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The 5 Minute Quick Weight Loss Secret for Amazing Results

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By Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson When people find out that I lost 100 pounds and have kept it off for over 10 years, I get bombarded with questions like: How do you stay motivated? What do you eat? What happens when you fall off the wagon? How did you get started? I love these questions.  Change starts by asking questions!  If you want to achieve anything in life, find someone who has done what you want to do and find out how they did it. Today I want to fill you in on a 5 Minute Quick Weight Loss Secret that I haven’t shared with very many people!   It’s not complicated.   You may be shocked at how simple it is.  But just like many other success secrets, simple does not always mean easy!  And a knowing a secret and applying its principles are two very different things! Ok, here it…

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Dad, CEO, Husband & Friend: HOW I Do It With Heart & Passion

By Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson I bet in your life you are probably asked to wear quite a few hats.  Each one requires a different skill set to best accommodate the audience that has assigned that hat to you. Have I lost you already? Just bear with me for a moment.  For me, a few of the hats I am required to wear on a daily basis are those of Dad, CEO, Husband, and Friend.  You may have less hats to wear, you may have so many that the thought of just writing a list of them seem daunting! Do you ever feel as though you are asked to wear so many hats that none of them really have that perfectly fitted feel a hat is supposed to have?  I have!  That slight tinge of panic that can creep in when life has you so scattered that you feel like…

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Simple Christmas Baking Substitutions for a Healthy Holiday

By Kelly Nelson I don’t know about you, but I love the holiday time!  From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, I love everything from picking out the perfect tree to decorating the house to buying presents to the yummy cooking and Christmas baking!!!  I also know that the holidays can be a super hectic time of year.  Holiday parties, traveling to see friends and family, battling the malls, pictures with Santa, kids finishing up school and lots of other things crammed into such a short time frame. So it’s easy to just cut corners when it comes to taking care of the most important thing…YOU!  I found myself in that spot today…I was finishing up some errands and the “it’s time to eat” alarm went off on my phone (yes, I have an alarm set every three hours to remind me to eat…try it!).  I was so tempted to stop…

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Coach Jimmy’s “Enjoy Your Holidays Guilt-Free” Fitness Plan

by Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson 3 Simple Steps To Enjoy Your Holidays with No Guilt and Without Blowing Your Fitness Goals 1.  Replace one meal a Day with Shakeology We normally can’t control what is served at holiday get-togethers, and why would we?  It’s the holidays.  It’s the one time we get to enjoy some of our favorite treats that we have waited all year for!  So a simple way to balance out the calorie surplus during your holiday parties is to replace a meal earlier in the day with a delicious super premium meal replacement like Shakeology. I choose Shakeology because it ensures I get all my vitamins, minerals, superfoods, prebiotics, and probiotics for the day.  In other words, it is going to fill in the nutritional gaps in my day created by less nutritious holiday treats later. And at only $4 a serving, I’m helping my waistline for…

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Goal Setting: Worth Waiting Until After the Holidays?

by Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson Fill in the blank. “I’ll start _______ AFTER the Holidays.” Has a version of that sentence ever left your mouth? What filled in your blank:  Workout, Start a Business, Eat Better, Stop Smoking, Write a Book… It’s understandable.  We often see the holidays as a busy time.  With all the festive cheer on our plate, there isn’t possibly a way we could fit in anything else.  Right? Eh…… I’m going to go out on a limb here.  If you have used Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or New Years as a reason not to get started on reaching your goals then I’m going to guess that something else ‘came up’ January 2nd when you SAID you were going to start.  Am I right? I was reminded lately by a good friend of mine that time, holidays, busy schedules, kids, illness, money might be easy to use an…

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Have a Plan This Thanksgiving; Don’t Just ‘Wing It’!

  By Jimmy Hays Nelson    So it is finally upon us, Thanksgiving! The holiday that is the most closely identified with food! (And usually LOTS of it!) So for those of us making a real effort to eat healthy, or are in the middle of a fitness program; what do we do? Should we shun the chance to spend time with those we love by locking ourselves in a room with nothing but baked chicken and steamed green beans? Do we bring our own food to Thanksgiving dinner, and run the risk of having to explain over and over to every distant relative that ‘No, I didn’t join a cult – I’m just watching what I eat’. Only to have them roll their eyes or give us a hard time about it? Both are actually viable options, but I personally don’t follow either. Here are a few steps I follow…

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Alcohol and Working Out – Real Talk with Insanity Workout Cast Member Coach Jimmy

by Jimmy Hays Nelson Let’s have a little real talk about Alcohol and Working Out.  First things first, will you get better results with your workout routine if you avoid alcohol all together?  The answer is a gigantic YES!  So before we dive into any other ‘what if’s’ I just want to make sure you know that for ultimate results, avoid alcohol all together. OK…. now that that’s out of the way can we have a little ‘real world’ chat? I felt compelled to make the video above because I know we are about to hit that stretch from Thanksgiving to New Years where holiday parties, family gatherings, bowl games, NFL Playoffs …. well let’s just call it what it is – a drink heavy time of year! So let’s say you are doing something like INSANITY or P90X, are you supposed to become a hermit, hide in your house,…

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Insanity Asylum Volume 2 Review

by Insanity Workout Cast Member Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson   Insanity Asylum Volume 2 is the newest Chapter in the Shaun T Insanity Workout series.  As a featured cast member in the original Insanity Workout DVDs, I was anxious to jump into these workouts to see how I held up.This is not, I repeat, is not a program for beginners.  But if you have done Insanity, have a rather athletic background, or are in shape looking for the next level of fitness then you will want to check out Insanity Asylum Volume 2!As you can see from my video above this program features a lot of speed and agility drills as well as compound strength movements.  Many of Shaun T’s workouts are influenced from his background as an elite track and field athlete.When you decided to commit to Insanity Asylum Volume 2 you receive: 7 New All-Star Workouts and More!…

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What Jimmy's Trainees & Crew Members are saying

Tulin E.

"I was a skeptic. Thanks to Coach Jimmy's leadership 1.5 years later, I earn twice the income of my previous full time job, we lost 150 lbs as a couple, and helping hundreds of plus size women. Fitness has become our family's life bringing us closer together!"

Andy Tuttle

Branch Mgr, Oak Mortgage Group

"Coach Jimmy's constant support and encouragement has helped me be a better "me". Down 17lbs. More engaged in my marriage. More focused in my business. Couldn't have done it without you. Thanks Coach!"