Dr. Lori’s Fitness Journey

FITNESS BLOG #10: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING! – NPC Competition Results

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING? In Blog #10 of my Fitness Journey, and road to NPC Physique Competition, I continue to update you through my health and wellness video series. By attempting to inspire and motivate YOU to wellness, I have overcome autoimmune illness and toxic mold poisoning that had left me debilitated much of 2014. I want you to see where you can take your body when you instill faith in yourself and your body’s natural ability to “heal itself”… without the use of pharmaceutical drugs or treatments.

Today is the DAY AFTER the NPC Competition in Culver City, California. I am back at home and excited to share the results of the award ceremony from last night. I am proud to report I PLACED 3rd in my Masters 40+ Division! This is an incredible achievement for my first competition!

Recall back to when I started my journey on the bikini team on March 17th, I had only 2 months of preparation! I did not set out to compete to win a trophy or even place in the Top 5… I had other objectives in mind when I began. My main objective was to get healthy. I wanted to restore my vitality and energy levels, and what I knew my body was capable of. I wanted to heal myself “fit”.

LADIES, YOU can do this too! If I could take a very sick body and turn it around “health-wise”, YOU can too! Have faith, have patience, and have love for yourself and you will get through your journey successfully!

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach your body to heal itself. Are YOU sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you struggling with ways to get your body to reverse the disease process and restore your vitality and energy?

Follow along and begin your own personal healing journey…From SICK to STUNNING! Subscribe to my videos for updates, education, recipes, and more! Be sure to follow on Twitter @healbeautiful. Connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealBeautiful. Join me on Google+ at https://www.google.com/+DrLoriArnold. Look for me on Pinterest at Dr. Lori Arnold. Let’s get connected!


FITNESS BLOG #9: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING? In Blog #9 of my Fitness Journey, and road to NPC Physique Competition, I continue to update you through my health and wellness video series. By attempting to inspire and motivate YOU to wellness, I have overcome autoimmune illness and toxic mold poisoning that had left me debilitated much of 2014. I want you to see where you can take your body when you instill faith in yourself and your body’s natural ability to “heal itself”… without the use of pharmaceutical drugs or treatments.

TODAY is the NPC Competition in Culver City. I will update you on my first round of the competition from this afternoon, the judging phase. I am now back at my hotel to rest between competition and here to give you a quick update on my thoughts and emotions at this moment. In addition, you will learn if I achieved first callouts on stage, and my thoughts for this evenings award ceremony and public show.

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach your body to heal itself. Are YOU sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you struggling with ways to get your body to reverse the disease process and restore your vitality and energy?

Follow along and begin your own personal healing journey… From SICK to STUNNING! Subscribe to my videos for updates, education, recipes, and more! Be sure to follow on Twitter @healbeautiful. Connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealBeautiful. Join me on Google+ at https://www.google.com/+DrLoriArnold. Look for me on Pinterest at Dr. Lori Arnold. Let’s get connected!


FITNESS BLOG #8: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING? In Blog #8 of my Fitness Journey, and road to NPC Physique Competition, I continue to update you through my health and wellness video series. By attempting to inspire and motivate YOU to wellness, I have overcome autoimmune illness and toxic mold poisoning that had left me debilitated much of 2014. I want you to see where you can take your body when you instill faith in yourself and your body’s natural ability to “heal itself”… without the use of pharmaceutical drugs or treatments.

We are now only 5 DAYS away from NPC competition in L.A. I take some time to explain what I was not prepared for coming in to this completion and training for the competition. Fatigue re-surfaced as I am prone to adrenal fatigue and also hormonal issues from menopause. I emphasize the importance of adequate 7-9 hours of sleep. Further dietary restriction was another struggle that created more stress. Finally, assure your coach offers more 1:1 training and is there with you to assure you can get your gains and be the best you can be, and help prevent injury during the process.

Take an intimate look into the emotional struggle to drive yourself to this elite level of physical fitness. If considering this type of NPC competition, learn about the other activities you will need to engage in as part of this process and journey.

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach your body to heal itself. Are YOU sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you struggling with ways to get your body to reverse the disease process and restore your vitality and energy?

Follow along and begin your own personal healing journey… From SICK to STUNNING! Subscribe to my videos for updates, education, recipes, and more! Be sure to follow on Twitter @healbeautiful. Connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealBeautiful. Join me on Google+ at https://www.google.com/+DrLoriArnold. Look for me on Pinterest at Dr. Lori Arnold. Let’s get connected!


FITNESS BLOG #7: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING? In Blog #7 of my Fitness Journey, and road to NPC Physique Competition, I continue to update you through my health and wellness video series. By attempting to inspire and motivate YOU to wellness, I have overcome autoimmune illness and toxic mold poisoning that had left me debilitated much of 2014. I want you to see where you can take your body when you instill faith in yourself and your body’s natural ability to “heal itself”… without the use of pharmaceutical drugs or treatments.

We are now only 5 WEEKS away from NPC in LA! Positive results are starting to show physically, and energy levels are much higher!   Belonging to a very regimented program and increased enthusiasm is obvious at this point and I show my excitement with my progress!

You will also get a glimpse into my most recent visit with my Endocrinologist and the labs and results I received. Learn about changes in thyroid and menopausal hormones (testosterone, estrogen and progesterone) as a result of the healing process.

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach your body to heal itself. Are YOU sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you struggling with ways to get your body to reverse the disease process and restore your vitality and energy?

Follow along and begin your own personal healing journey… From SICK to STUNNING! Subscribe to my videos for updates, education, recipes, and more! Be sure to follow on Twitter @healbeautiful. Connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealBeautiful. Join me on Google+ at https://www.google.com/+DrLoriArnold. Look for me on Pinterest at Dr. Lori Arnold. Let’s get connected!


FITNESS BLOG #6: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING?

In FITNESS BLOG #6, and the road to my first NPC Physique Competition, I continue to update you through my health and wellness video series.  By attempting to inspire and motivate YOU to wellness, I have overcome autoimmune illness and toxic mold poisoning that had left me debilitated much of 2014.  I want you to see where you can take your body when you instill faith in yourself and your body’s natural ability to “heal itself”… without the use of pharmaceutical drugs or treatments.

It is now Week #12 of NLF routine, and Week #6 of Physique-specific training and nutrition regimen.  We are now only 5 WEEKS away from NPC in LA!  After an injury last week, I bounced back and am happy to report increased energy, 3% body fat loss, increase in strength and even gains in weight lifting.  I once again review some of the techniques I used to “heal” over the last week. In addition, you will learn improvements in thyroid and my thoughts on this progress.  Finally, the final test… wardrobe test!!!  Do the dresses fit???  I officially BRAVED the closet test that has been haunting me since becoming ill last year.  What was the result?

Final thought, THROW THE SCALE AWAY!  How do your clothes fit?  How do you look in the mirror? Are others commenting you on the observed weight loss?  The scale is just a number.  A few years ago, I thought I was at my ideal weight of 115 pounds because I was wearing the same size as I did in high school.  Unfortunately, to obtain this weight and maintain it I had to sacrifice carbs and many foods I loved.  This led to severe cravings and constant binges to quell the cravings.  It was a terrible cycle and I always felt horrible because of the blood sugar fluctuations.  I now am eating 6 times a day!!! I had to ask several times if that was right and my trainer assured me she knew what she was doing!  I reintroduced carbs and immediately started to feel better, especially with thinking skills.  I am now at 130 pounds, and CAN WEAR THE EXACT SAME SIZE as when I was 115 pounds!  Come back for the next progress report to see how I am doing!!!

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and be prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach YOUR body HOW-TO HEAL ITSELF!