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You are Invited to Get Healthy with Me

Hi guys! Happy Sunday.

This past week, I've felt like God or the “universe” has been trying to tell me something.

Do you remember the movie “The Man with Two Brains“? In the movie, Steve Martin's character recently lost his beloved wife, and is considering marrying again. He stands in front of a large painting of his wife and says “Just give me a sign, if I shouldn't be with her… any sign…” The pictures start spinning, you hear screaming “NOOOOOO” and the house shakes. Remember that?

Well, I think my sign may be just as obvious, because that's what the past week has been like for me. Let me know what you think —

First on Tuesday, I had my podcast with Scott Tousignant who is the Fat Loss Quickie Coach. Listen to our chat here: Fat Loss Quickie Success Cast. He helps busy entrepreneurs like me and you to do quick 10 minute workouts that enable us to lose fat, feel better, and also be more productive — and get more done!

Now, that sounded pretty good to me. He also talked with me during the podcast about doing challenges and inviting your readers to participate along with you. Hmm… you see where this is going? (Sign #1: The 10 Minute Quickie Workout Coach lands in my space and we become friends.)

Then, on Wednesday, I was guest blogging at Jimmy D. Brown's blog doing a series entitled “Lessons Learned working with a Guru” and I inspired myself. ha! That sounds funny, but basically I was talking about how much weight I've gained and how I have made excuses for not finding the time to exercise, but how I should be able to find 10 stinking minutes a day for crying out loud! (Sign #2: My inner self was screaming out for help!)

Then, Friday, my mom called me and asked me to come and get her because she didn't feel well. Scared the poop out of me that she might not be healthy and then I got mad at her for not finding the time to exercise. (Sign #3: Pot,Β I'd likeΒ you toΒ meet kettle.)

Anyway, what does this have to do with me, and more importantly you? πŸ™‚

Here's the scoop. I am going to spend the next month going through Scott's Fat Loss Quickie Home Office Program. And, you can follow along either by watching and cheering me on or by doing the challenge with me.

Either way, you are invited to read my journey and see what happens.

Oh yeah, one more thing. You guys all know how much I love my red wine at night, right? Well, I'm going to give it up until this challenge is over. There's no point in downing lots ofΒ sugar right before bed if I'm going to give Scott's challenge a real effort. (Plus, it's not fair to him to be a case study sabotager, either.) I made it through my first night with no wine last night and slept just fine so there's no excuse on my part why I can't give it up for a month or more.

So, that's the scoop.

If you'd like to join me in the challenge, and I hope you will, just sign up for the $20 program (one-time charge) below. If you are unhappy with the way you look and feel, feeling fatigued, and not getting a whole lot done during the day, I hope you'll consider joining me. Then, be sure to sign up for my email updates (see the right nav to sign up) and be sure to post your comments every day.

Videos, audios, and cross-blog posts are welcome, as well.

Let's find 10 minutes every day to get healthier so we can enjoy the LIFESTYLE that we're working towards.

((hugs)) to all.

PS. I'd love to give away prizes to those who stick it out with me and really get into the contest. Any ideas for what you'd like to win? πŸ™‚

Note: You can follow all posts by keeping an eye on the Computer Butt category to the right.

I appreciate shares and I adore comments! Please share your thoughts.

  • Loretta

    My computer butt should probably join you on this quest very soon!
    .-= Loretta´s last blog ..Lisa Roberson ~ Great People I Met at NAMS 2 Workshop in Atlanta =-.

    • Nicole

      There’s no “Someday” on the calendar, girlfriend.

      It won’t be any easier in a week… or a month… or a year.

      I need all the help I can get! Even if you don’t use Scott’s program and just walk for 15 minutes every day for the next month and check in here.

      Pretty please?

  • Angela Wills

    Nicole I’m totally with you!

    Would love to do some cross-blog posts and videos too. I’ve gained a whopping 45 lbs since coming home a little over two years ago and I’m determined to drop it again now because it’s really weighing me down.

    My only plan up until today was getting up and dancing like heck to some of my favorite songs multiple times during the day and of course eating a lot better but I love the idea of the Fat Loss Quickie from two people who look in awesome shape.

    Anyway, looks like I’m already writing my first blog post, hehe.

    I think an awesome prize would be some coaching so whoever wins can improve their body AND their business πŸ™‚

    • Nicole

      I’ve gained about 50, too, although, thankfully I’m tall and have been able to hide some of it for awhile.

      However, no more excuses. I’m not getting any younger or healthier and it’s time to get my priorities in line.

      It won’t be any easier to do a year from now, so might as well make it today, right? πŸ™‚

      • Angela Wills

        I’m tall too so same here. How tall are you? I’m a little over 5’9” I think.

        Just got back from the mall – I went there specifically to go buy a fitness ball, rope and dumbbells – got it all for $35 – deal!

    • Angela Wills

      Woohoo! Posted my first post and a video (which makes me look FATTER than I actually am, I SWEAR, lol)

      Look what you’ve started Nicole! Signs of a true leader right here, motivating the masses to action πŸ˜‰

      • Nicole

        WOW. That was incredibly brave of you. If my video camera did that to me, I think I’d throw the whole thing in the trash. lol.

        You’ve got guts! (oops. I don’t mean that in a computer gut way, either.) πŸ™‚

  • Arika

    I’m all in! πŸ™‚
    .-= Arika´s last blog ..Making Use of Freebie Offers from Affiliate Programs =-.

  • Nicole

    I’ll be posting quotes from Scott along the way.

    Here’s one that’s really appropriate when he was getting back into shape after a bad spell where he’d gained a bunch of weight:

    “I highly encourage you to make your fat loss goals public. I
    guarantee that it will increase your chances of sticking with your
    program drastically. We also made a promise that we would
    document our fat loss journey on our blog.”

    Join us and post here and/or on your OWN blog! Let’s build a community of Internet Marketers who are reclaiming their own bodies and lives!

    Go team!

  • The Aforementioned Mom

    My ears were ringing, so I figured my darling daughter was using my name in vain again. Ha! And, I was right! She is, however, telling you the truth about my lazy ways of late.

    I am an avid bike rider and walker who has fallen way short of being able to call myself an avid bike rider and walker.

    Yes, I had a bit of a medical problem the other day and my darling daughter drove me to the doctor. To make a relevant point here, it seems that I had a couple related situations occurring that could have been prevented, or at least, lessened.

    I have allergies, and a condition known as “allergic asthma”, or asthma caused by allergies, can occur in some people. How does exercise, or the lack thereof, affect this? Making your heart, lungs, and respiratory system strong by exercising can decrease or lessen episodes of “allergic asthma.” That’s the first point.

    Then, because I made bad food and beverage choices (aka too much food, wine, and coffee), I had a bad case of “acid reflux” which, as they’re finding out now, will trigger an asthma episode.

    So, I learned that the two problems, asthma and acid reflux, are connected AND trigger each other. While I’m just fine today, the lack of exercise and the poor eating/drinking habits contributed to my rather upsetting day, for both me and my, shall I say it again, darling daughter.

    To make a long story short – too late! – I’m in! Thanks Nicole and team for getting me off my “computer butt.” πŸ™‚ Lovies!

    Patti (The Mom)

    • Nicole

      Mom, you are a nut! Thank God for that. πŸ™‚

      So glad it wasn’t anything more serious.

      We’ll check with Scott about your limited area to make sure you can follow his program in such a small space. k?


      • David Perdew

        No way – your mom talks to you on your blog! Pretty cool Nicole.

        So, I was looking at some pictures of somebody who was supposed to be me at the NAMS workshop and I didn’t recognize that person. Had way too much hanging out in front.

        And it’s really sad for me. You’ve met my wife – the soon-to-be triathlete who’s healthier at 53 than ever before in her life. So, I’m motivated more than usual to drop 30 pounds.

        I’m joining this too… a few days late.


        • Scott Tousignant - Fat Loss Quickie

          Right on David! It’s great to connect with you and totally awesome to have you in the computer butt challenge.

          It’s great to hear that your wife is very active and healthy. Just imagine what a team you will make when you become even more productive, energized, and healthy with the home office workouts.

          Just picture how great the quality of life that you two will enjoy even 30 years from now because you are making the choice to place your health as a top priority now.

          My 89 year old clients are my role models because they took charge of their health when they turned 80 and began training with me. Now they are enjoying activities in their 80’s that they wouldn’t imagine doing in their 60’s.

        • Nicole

          THE Mr. David Perdew?! No way!

          Well, you looked great to me, but I know how it feels to walk by the mirror or look at pictures and think “who’s that?”

          It must be great to have a wife who inspires you on every level. I can tell you adore her, and she is a beautiful, talented lady, for sure.

          You are welcome with open arms, but you’ve got to check in and let us know how you’re doing every day or I’ll track you down on Twitter. πŸ˜€

          ((hugs)) N

  • Erica C

    I think you have gained a new follower. I’ve been following you on Twitter for a while from a friend’s suggestion.
    I have worked out of my home since February and I have actually lost weight since I’ve been home but I’m still trying to burn off all of the 50 lbs I gained when I was pregnant with my two year old. While she is a busy body, she’s not very good at keeping me on a workout schedule so I think the companionship may help a lot in keeping me on target. πŸ™‚

  • Nicole

    Update: I hate Tape measures.

    Only good part was hubby was holding the tape measure so he got frisky. lol!

    Anyone else have the guts to get a tape measure? I’m NOT posting my numbers, but I do have a baseline to at least let you know as they shrink.

    Good luck everyone!!!

  • Marya Miller

    One of these days someone will invent Wheelchair Exercises. πŸ™‚

  • Monica

    I’m definetly in Nicole!

    I’m not going to follow Scott’s progam since I really enjoy outdoors and I live just in front of a small park.

    I’ll be posting my progress

  • Mary Blackburn

    I’m in Nicole! I may have a slow start since I had a nasty fall yesterday morning and it is a little hard to move today. I’m finding I don’t recover as quickly from falls as I did when I was 25 πŸ™

    I have a good 50 – 60 lbs I would like to lose. Like you good thing I’m tall, almost 5’10 1/2″.
    I had wanted to lose them before NAMs3, so this should work out well.

    I have to wait til I get home from work to take my measurements, but I’ll be posting my progress.

  • Scott Tousignant - Fat Loss Quickie


    Nicole, you ROCK! This is going to be a blast. Thanks for helping ignite the spark with all your friends here. This is the beginning of a great journey that will be even more fun because we are sharing it together.

    In addition to any prizes that you want to offer here Nicole, I also have a transformation contest that’s all apart of the Fat Loss Quickie program. I give away prizes every 21 days and grand prizes after 94 days. Here’s some of the prizes…

    Video Magnetism (Carrie Wilkerson/Perry Lawrence)
    Beginner to Blogger (Traci Knoppe)
    Attraction Accelerator (Stephen Pierce)
    Discover Freemind (Bob The Teacher)
    Prograde Platinum Supplement package
    The Diet Solution Program (Isabel De Los Rios)

    I’m adding a weekly group check in call to the Fat Loss Quickie program so we can share this awesome journey over the phone as well as online.

    On a side note, I don’t know many work-at-home-moms and dads that haven’t gained at least 30 pounds their first year of business. It even happened to me.

    On another side note I used myself as a guinea pig and did an interesting self study recently. I changed nothing about my lifestyle other than adding two glasses of red wine with dinner (you know the typical recommendation for optimal health for men). Results… I gained 5 pounds in 30 days.

    Yes there are health benefits to red wine, but I’m not willing to sacrifice some weight gain for it because it will eventually lead to other issues.

    I still enjoy wine on occasion. We just bottled some πŸ˜‰

    I’m really looking forward to the cross blog conversations and to getting to know all my new friends here.

    Thanks a million for making my day!

    Scott Tousignant

    PS (THE MOM) πŸ˜‰ The nutrition changes should have a great impact on your allergies/asthma and the exercise will definitely help your lungs and heart. I’m really looking forward to getting you started.

    PPS Monica, I totally enjoy the outdoors as well. I love getting out for bike rides and walks, and playing with the kids. I encourage you to incorporate some form of resistance training while outdoors. It will do wonders for your health and body.

  • Scott Tousignant - Fat Loss Quickie

    It’s great to have you on board Mary. With regular exercise you will notice that your body heals faster because you are pumping fresh blood to the injured area at a much faster rate.

    In terms of measurements, I’ve stopped doing that myself, but I know it can be a motivator for some. I prefer to put on a pair of tight jeans or swim suit and see how it feels and looks on me. I even take a picture so I can see the difference.

    It’s never a number that I’m working toward or that will define my success. It’s appearance, strength, stamina, how it effects my business in terms of productivity and focus, how it effects the play time that I have with my kids with the increase in energy, and how it effects my overall quality and enjoyment of life.

    You ROCK!

    Scott Tousignant

  • Scott Tousignant - Fat Loss Quickie

    Hi Marya, I believe that I’ve come across a couple programs for wheelchair workouts.

    I’d be willing to get to know you a bit more and create a program for you.

    Scott Tousignant

  • Deb Lamb

    Well sign me up girlfriend! Since major back surgery in February, I have put on at least 50 pounds and due to this, my back has been giving me some issues! I know I need to do this but it is SO hard to get motivated! Therefore, having someone to help us and encourage us along the way will make it easier.

    Good luck to all and I’m looking forward to it.

    Deb πŸ™‚

  • Scott Tousignant - Fat Loss Quickie

    Hey Deb, I’m definitely here to motivate you and help you get back to full speed.

    I’ve put together a few video demonstrations on my blog during the 30 Day Home Office Fitness Challenge that will work wonders to help your back. Here’s one of the videos…

    Scott Tousignant

  • Debbie McNeill

    Me and my computer butt are in!

  • Judi

    I think the same signals have been coming my way as well. My computer butt needs to go. I am in with ya’ll!

  • Nicole

    Yahoo! What an awesome turnout of women, but where are the men? I know you’re out there…

    Yoo hoo… I know male online business owners also get computer butt (and gut), too. Raise your hand if you’re in.

    Whether you need to lose 5 lbs or 50 – we want to cheer you on!

  • Scott Tousignant - Fat Loss Quickie

    Nice Judi… “My computer butt must go”. Look what you’ve started Nicole… and now computer Gut πŸ˜‰ I hope that you purchased that domain too πŸ˜‰

    There are work-at-home-dads who are following the program as well, so yes, guys… come on now! Let us cheer you on too. Did you see the blog post that Nicole did about how Jimmy D. Brown makes exercise a top priority in his day?

    Fitness is helping homepreneurs take their business and life to the next level.

    You have all made my day. Thanks a million.

    Scott Tousignant

  • Mark Mason

    Sounds like fun — I am in as well. I will crank up a blog to track my progress. I have an old domain name I can use (

    Cool idea, Nicole.

    Scott just hammered me for tweeting about “powdered sugar donuts” last week — so sound like I should give this a try. He shamed me into throwing the remainder of the donuts away.


    I really need to loose about 30 pounds – I gained 20 after starting IM.

    This will be a great way to start reversing the process.

  • Scott Tousignant - Fat Loss Quickie

    Awesome Mark!!!

    Looking forward to seeing your domain name being put to a very positive use.

    I can’t wait to follow along with your progress and to see how it impacts your business and life.

    You ROCK Mark!

    Scott Tousignant

  • The Mom

    Hey there Scott, Nicole, and Ya’ll!

    Yes, I agree, that exercise can really improve all sorts of health issues, including “allergic asthma.” Strong lungs and a strong heart are one of my goals, so thank you for your support, All!

    I just checked out the Monday session, and YES, I can do it in a small space, and YES, I’m in, even though, NO, I can not do a push up (yet) to save my soul!!! Ha! lmao!

    Anyway, I’m a 55ish year old woman who bikes and has walked 3 marathons, but it doesn’t take long to get out of shape when you get lazy. I have weight to lose and muscles to build. So, here I am… Thanks Nicole and Scott and everyone! I’ll check in later and let you know how it goes for someone, as they say, “of a certain age.” πŸ™‚

  • Gail

    OK – Nicole and everyone who commented here! I’m dragging my computer butt into the game with ya. I don’t know; separation anxiety…can I spare 10 minutes away from the keyboard?!

    • Nicole

      Well, technically, you watch the videos ON the computer — and if you set your screensaver for every 2 minutes — you’d have to touch your keyboard a few times during the workout. πŸ˜€

  • Scott Tousignant - Fat Loss Quickie

    Mom… I can’t thank you enough for sharing your experiences with us all… by the way, I love the Remarkable Wrinklies site and would love to connect you with some great people and even share the adventures of my 89 year old clients.

    In regards to the push ups, you can modify them by laying down on your tummy on the stability ball with your upper thighs resting on the ball and your hands placed on the floor. Then do the push up. It will reduce the amount of weight placed on the muscles involved in the push up.

    I’ll be filming a video with a variety of exercises that can be substituted for easier versions of them.

    I’m grateful to be sharing this journey with you.

    Scott Tousignant

  • Scott Tousignant - Fat Loss Quickie

    Hey Nicole and gang… the only qualifications for winning the prizes that I’ve listed above is being owning yourself a copy of the Fat Loss Quickie program.

    The contest is judged on the transformation in fitness, business, and life. So I want to see how home office fitness is impacting your business (getting more done in less time, helping generate ideas and application of ideas, networking…), and life (more quality time with family, greater enjoyment out of life.)

  • Michelle

    I’m in. I need some motivation. Thank you!

  • The Mom

    Thanks, Scott, for your kind remarks about my site, Remarkable Wrinklies. It’s a work in progress, but it’s a work I’m loving! I’d love to be able to hear some inspirational stories from folks who work out and live well way into their 80’s. That’s my goal… to live well for a long long long time. Good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, eh? Well, maybe with a whole lot more exercise and good food thrown in there, too! I’m up to the challenge! Just ordered my floor ball and a couple light dumbbells, so I’m ready, willing, and working on able. Thanks for the support, Scott and my wonderful Nicole!

  • Lisa Marie Mary

    What a great way to get us all motivated – doing it together! I love this!!

    ‘Aforementioned Mom’ πŸ˜‰ – your blog is awesome! Love the tagline!! hahaha!

  • Karen

    Nicole, were you talking to me???
    Just yesterday I was going through Scott’s free documents & trying to get myself motivated. The exercise is definitely do-able but just this morning I talked myself out of a walk. Great start!! I just need to get off my butt!!
    I’ll be joining you from South Africa & I hope that having so many people to be accountable to, will keep me on track.
    Thanks for this.

    • Scott Tousignant - Fat Loss Quickie

      Hey Karen, how did you manage to talk yourself out of the walk? What took priority over it? Did you actually accomplish much during that 30 minute time period when you could have been walking, re-energizing yourself, allowing your head to clear, maybe even listen to an educational or motivational audio?

      We’re here to rally behind you and help you become the super-focused, highly productive, beautiful person that you really are!

      Scott Tousignant

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It)

    Way to go, Nicole! I set a different challenge each month for myself on the blog and this month is The Biggest Loser. Next month, I’ll do Scott’s program so I’m excited.

    Looking forward to keeping up with you. Just think of how fit all of us will be for NAMS in Jan! YES, I’m going to be there wheeeee

  • Gail J Richardson

    I really would love to take the challenge BUT. The old but word. I have given my self a challenge to have my business making $$$ by the next NAMS in Jan.
    Excuses excuses I don’t think I can quit eating .I am trying to motivate myself to do it I know I really would feel better if I dropped 40 pounds.

    • Nicole

      Hey Gail.

      How much TV do you watch in a day? πŸ™‚

      Can you cut out 10 minutes of Twitter time to add 10 years to your life?

      OUCH. Oh, yeah. I went there! lol.

      Please join us, even if it’s just in a daily 15 minute walk to clear your head so you can focus better on your money-making stuff.

    • Scott Tousignant - Fat Loss Quickie

      Hi Gail, that’s a great goal to have your business making money by NAMS. With the Fat Loss Quickie Transformation Contest you set goals in fitness, business, and life. This is a balanced approach… it’s not just weight loss that we are aiming for… in fact, weight loss is just an amazing secondary benefit.

      Fitness will absolutely help boost your business in more ways than you can imagine. A 10 minute investment in your health will pay huge dividends over time.

      You mention that you ‘really know that you would feel better if you dropped 40 pounds’… but do you ‘really know’? If you did, you wouldn’t allow any excuse or challenge or obstacle to get in your way. You would “JUST DO IT!”

      It’s beyond just feeling better. It’s how it will completely and positively impact your business and life.

      I guess the best miracle weight loss pill would be to bottle how different your life would be in a vibrant and healthy body and allow you to experience it for just one day… then take it away. I bet you would bend over backwards and be willing to do whatever it takes to get that all back because you would realize that all this time you’ve been robbing yourself of the quality of life that you deserve.

      Many of the new members of the Fat Loss Quickie Experience have already paid for the program and more just by using their affiliate link and having 2 other people join. Heck… at 75% commission even one sign up comes close to paying for the program.

      If you focus on the wealth component of getting in shape, and say that you promote the program through a review or documenting your journey on your blog… you would be more likely to sell more as an affiliate if you got great results on the program… so that would make you work hard to achieve great results because you want to prove to your followers that this is indeed a wise investment.

      That’s what I’ve done multiple times with fitness programs that I’ve followed. I document my journey and I know that I will earn more if I try to achieve the best results possible. It’s a win/win/win because the people who purchase through your affiliate link will be getting a program that works too.

      Don’t make the mistake of locking yourself in the basement in order to generate money for your online business. It’s this type of ‘out of balance’ living that often times leads to a downward spiral where you lose out on the things that really matter most to you.

      Either way, we’re here to cheer you on and help you get your business earning money prior to NAMS and help you adopt a healthier lifestyle no matter what methods you choose.

      You deserve the best that life has to offer.

      Scott Tousignant

  • Ernesto Contreras

    Hello Nicole ,You are Great you show how imprortant it is to have a good relationship with your readers,are you married ? LOL I am a chef of 35years and love to lose some ### I love all you sites ,I wish you the best in your quest to go healthy,I will surely follow you.
    Ernesto ( Chef and newbie affiliate Marketer)

  • Lexi Rodrigo

    I’m in, Nicole!

    Don’t hate me, but I actually weigh the same as I did before I got pregnant with my third child. BUT I have gotten flabby and my clothes are getting tight. Yikes!

    I went out and bought a fitness ball today. Weights and skipping rope to follow soon!

    Will keep you posted. Thanks for starting this, Nik! What an awesome contribution to the work at home community.

  • LaTara Ham-Ying

    Ok I joined the challenge and started posting to my blog. For me I have already started losing the weight but I have a lot to lose and need a lot of variety to stay motivated.

    So far so good!

    Let’s kick some Fat Butt!!!!

  • Nell Taliercio

    Holy Cannolli (as a certain super talented someone has said before) look at all the conversation and people on this post! Lots of butts shrinking this fall!


  • Bill

    Lots of people are interested! That’s totally awesome. It’s really hard to stay in shape when most of your waking hours are spent sitting on a computer chair!

    If only we’d all *get up* every 20 minutes and do some exercises…

  • Paul Klein

    Best to you, Nicole!

    I’ll be cheering you on!

    Sorry I can’t join you in the challenge, because I fail at the “Computer Butt” category.

    Though working a few hours a day online, I keep in shape by running 5 miles a day 5+ days a week, and workout, do some weight training as well.

    At my age, I need to keep going so I don’t fall down at 50! LOL

    Love your work!
    Paul Klein

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