Plateaus and Pitfalls Part – Re-Engineer Your Genes For Skinny Jeans

15 Jun

 Re-Engineer Your Genes For Skinny Jeans
Developing your best body is a science, and cannot be left to chance. I’ve spent over a  decade of my life researching and helping people achieve their mental and physical goals. Genetics are a factor but can be manipulated to help you succeed.
When I was tipping the scales at 170 pounds plus, I was told  had big bones and would always be heavy because others in that bloodline were heavy. NOT! I went on to lose over 60 pounds of ugly life sucking fat and have NEVER gained it back and never will. I am a permanently lean person now because I choose to and will always choose to. So can you!

Been There, Still Here!

I know there are a sea of experts out there. I happen to be one who has been so fat I couldn’t see my feet and tried every diet under the sun. If you are ready to break thorough a plateau of stagnant fat and take your body to the next level, then you want to revisit the low carb fast fat loss methods.

Tap into the years of experience I have and use it for your advantage to take away any guesswork.  Use it to make your dream body a reality in record time. Don’t waste another minute complaining and excuse making, keep reading and start achieving.

I am giving you some tips that help you get started today. You have nothing to lose except fat!

How many times have you said this to yourself?

I’m eating a low-calorie, low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet. I’m exercising 5 times a week. I’m doing everything right and I’m still not losing any weight. Why not?

That’s the million dollar question asked by plateau campers (people whose scale has camped on a certain number and no matter what you do it will not go down) everywhere. You seem to be doing everything right… and yet it’s not working. There are several factors that can trip up your best weight loss efforts. If you can identify and conquer them, you’ll be well on your way to life of healthy lean living.

Let’s start with your exercise program...

Been doing the same thing for a while? Getting bored maybe? When your routine becomes ho-hum, your body quickly adapts to it and your results are less dramatic. So, if you always do the same aerobic activity at the same intensity, or you always do the same circuit of weight machines in the same order… Stop and change it up. Variety is a good way to shock your metabolic system and spike your fat burning fires.

When I had the joy and luxury of teaching private classes, I would always change up the intensity of the workouts so that my awesome clients would keep their bodies guessing and that would keep their fat burning at a high level.

Do Challenging Cardio

Whether you’re trying something new or just spicing up the old routine, progressively increase the intensity. This might mean incorporating an occasional hilly route into your bike rides, intervals of slow jogging into your walks, adding some free weight exercises to your machine workouts, or signing up for a spinning class instead of reading magazines on the stationary bike. Just remember to keep it interesting and keep it going.
If you love pilates, but your butt is still covered with fat, skip a few classes and do some cardio instead. You must do cardio along with your low carb fat blasting eating plan to burn stored body fat and help your skin shrink as you lose.

To keep seeing results you need to present your body with new challenges. It’s important to try new things. Please choose activities that you genuinely enjoy, and exercise at an intensity that challenges you. If you don’t enjoy it and it makes your body change, do it anyway!

Pump it up!
Light weight resistance training is the cornerstone of a woman’s lean body and a fast metabolism. The more lean muscle you have, the more calories your body burns throughout the day. If you’ve been doing tons of cardiovascular activity, but slacking on the light weight for sculpting and shaping your body, that could be one of your sticking points. On the flip side, if you’ve been faithfully pumping heavy iron but you can’t get shed the fat; perhaps add more aerobic activity.

The two types of exercise perfectly compliment each other. The weights sculpt and shape the body, and the cardio helps you blast the fat so that your defined muscles become visible as the fat is burned away. Together with elongating stretching, they form the basis of any well-rounded program so that you can build a beautiful lean body.

Food is the Foundation
The critical factor in successful weight loss is your diet. Success of any body changing and health-increasing program is that success is mostly nutrition with the secondary factor being physical training.  Basically you can have the best personal trainer on the planet with the best training routine ever, but if you’re not eating right, your results will suck. You will never have the body you want without the right fat burning diet.

To change your hips, abs and butt, you have to look at what you are eating, how much you are eating and when you are eating it. You have to analyze everything and become the master of knowing your metabolism and your metabolic response to the foods you decide to eat every single day.  You  know what you are doing don’t you? Have you been taking in too many calories? Have you not been eating enough healthy, anti-aging, anti-cancerous and fibrous calories? Do you start off fired up to diet on Monday morning and deny yourself all day only to binge on Wednesday night?

Sugarholic Carbo Queen?
Are you consuming an overabundance of highly processed carbohydrates? Is your protein intake adequate for your size and activity level? Have you perhaps gone overboard by trying to eliminate all fat from your diet? Do you eat large quantities of “good” foods without ever feeling truly satisfied? Can you remember the last time you ate a huge serving of fresh vegetable every day?

Whichever eating plan you choose, be sure to adjust it accordingly depending on how you feel and how your body responds. Don’t ever blindly follow a rigid “diet” based on massive media hype. Be informed and focus on powerful positive changes. That is why I created my Quick Start Low Carb Fat Blasting Program. When I was obese, I know that I needed a program that I could see and feel positive results immediately. That is what gave me the motivation to continue and still use today myself and my clients of all levels.

Plateau Breakthrough Tips

➢    Drink 8-12 8 oz glasses of water per day.

➢    Graze – Eat several small meals and snacks a day (3 – 6) to keep your metabolism elevated and your blood sugar stabilized. This will in turn help you cut out snack attacks throughout the day. Don’t go more than 5 hours without eating something healthy.

➢    Protein Power – Make sure that your protein intake is adequate. Your protein needs to be a minimum of 20-30% of your total dietary intake.  Choose lean protein sources such as white fish, chicken without skin, egg whites, protein powders and protein shakes made out of whey and soy protein.

➢    Stop the Sweets -Watch your intake of highly refined carbohydrates that are sold as fat free products such as fat-free cookies, rice cakes, other fat free snacks and definitely white bread. Try to replace them with heartier grains or legumes such as bran, natural sprouted whole grain breads, beans, lentils, and other unprocessed legumes. They are higher in fiber, protein, and other nutrients and they enter into your blood stream more slowly, providing you with a longer lasting more blood sugar balancing source of fuel.

Fatten Up – Don’t be afraid of heart healthy monounsaturated fats like those found in olive oil, nuts, seeds, and avocado. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish are quite beneficial as well. A little bit of fat will slow the entry rate of carbohydrates into your blood stream, keeping blood sugar stable and helping to reduce hunger, mood swings, and cravings.
Include a little protein, carbohydrate, and fat with each meal or snack. You’ll be more satisfied with your food and less likely to get hungry between meals.

Eat a variety of different foods and don’t get obsessive! Eat well the majority of the time and enjoy some occasional treats.

Get Fired Up – The final, perhaps most important factor in you beating your genetics and winning at weight loss success is your attitude. You have to believe you can succeed. You have to feel great about what you are doing. You must stay excited and positive about every single pound lost, inch loss, energy improvement, longevity you are securing, peaceful moment knowing that you are taking care of your body, your sacred temple.  The most intricate gift of life that you have been blessed with is your physical body.

Be aware and listen to every signal your emotions are sending you.  Stay alert and recognize your mental and emotional connections to food and exercise, both good and good. If you find yourself sitting in front of the computer snacking on garbage spending endless hours doing nothing that is bringing you closer to the body you want, ask yourself why.

Everything Counts

Every calorie you eat counts.  You have to identify and acknowledge your fitness blocks before you can take positive action and change them. Remember that you can’t continue doing the same thing the same way and expect different results.

If you want change in your life, you have to permanently change your beliefs, habits and actions. You have to do the right thing at the right time with the right intent to be successful.


Decide that you will do whatever it takes to get fit, healthy, energetic and happy.  Decide in your heart that you will no longer let others determine your health or your destiny.  Get focused and get in the driver’s seat of your life.

Don’t ask anyone’s opinion, this is about you, your life, your health, your self esteem when you look in the mirror.  It is time for you to simply believe that you matter and the way you feel about yourself is a priority.

Everyday I sit at the beach and meditate on how grateful I am for finding the solution for permanent weight loss. You can come and join me. There’s always room for more winners who break through! I am inviting you to live the life you dream of and have the body you have always wanted.

Your life can and will be great when your body looks and feels different by making powerful choices about your nutrition, exercise and mental thinking.  This is your day for a breakthrough.  Break through old negative thought and habit patterns and bust through that old limited plateau and be the greatest you can be starting now!

You WILL Do it!

Victoria Johnson
Rock Star Celebrity Trainer

2 Responses to “Plateaus and Pitfalls Part – Re-Engineer Your Genes For Skinny Jeans”

  1. Bri January 8, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    Victoria, I saw you in Princeton, NJ in the late 80’s or early 90’s. You were so inspiring! We all loved you. I wondered here you were and how you were doing. I am so glad you are doing so AWESOME! I remember seeing you there and literally running into you. You were so nice. I just love you and I told you so then. I remember you were working on ” the future of fitness is dance” and I was excited about it, but shortly after that we were all told to be super safe and low impact and it changed aerobics so much that I stopped doing it. I kept fit other ways, but never really got back into that. I just abruptly stopped teaching it. I wasn’t crazy about step either. I was bored. Years later, I have rediscovered classes at my local gym. I have been taking the latin fitness dance class there and have lost lots of weight and really enjoy it. But it makes me laugh, because I have seen all these moves before and it is almost like touted as something new. The latin fitness classes are so much fun, because they are dance based and pretty intense. I find I really missed that, but it is so funny to see people all excited over this “new” fitness craze when I know we were doing most of this in 1989. You were doing it better than anyone and I believe if I saw you now you would still be doing incredible innovative stuff that dazzles everyone. So I just wanted to thank you for being the original creative inspiration for this type of fun fitness workout in my life. I hadn’t thought of you in years until I recently rediscovered aerobics classes at my gym and I was a bit baffled at how these instructors are trained and licensed in this latin fitness class, but know we had been doing similar stuff in IDEA, ACE seminars all those years ago. I am so glad that people are getting excited about fitness in this way, but I am also a very spiritual person—a Christian—and don’t like to hear of it as becoming like a religion for people. I like your approach here on this website. You are concerned with the spiritual as well as the physical. There are so many aspects to wellness and spiritual is the most important. I don’t want to see people miss out on this most important part. Did you see the commercial where they explain how latin dance exercise creates endorphins as though this is some new discovery they have just created? I find it so strange. We have know that for years! LOL. I think fitness is great in all its ways and dance is a wonderful way to go. I think the latin guy has inspired many like you have for years. However, I just wanted to write and tell you that you are my favorite and when I see a “new” move or steps which we did all those years ago—-I think of you and I smile. Miss you, girl. I wish you all the best and am in awe of all that you are ddoin

    • victoriajohnson April 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

      WOW! What an inspiring comment! BIG HUG AND THANK YOU!! IN THE 90’S I was getting started at Princeton and It was a blast. AND We know that DANCE is QUEEN! It heals, it moves, it restores, it regenerates and it brings chemical and emotional joy! I have danced since I could walk and I will dance into infinity and eternity. I LOVE YOUR COMMENTS!! Make sure you are on the webcast, it will move you! BLESSINGS! V

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