Smart Shopping

It’s a heck of a lot easier to shop when clothing fits well, which kinda goes with the territory when you approach your best shape. Shopping pains (you know, where you stand in the dressing room near tears wondering why manufacturers can’t seem to make anything that flatters your particular shape, and yes, I’ve been […]

My Transformation Secret

For those of you who were not aware, I am a lifelong owner of everything by John Barban and Brad Pilon that is included with Venus Immersion.

Right now, they are offering a short trial that includes access to absolutely everything, including the incredible podcasts that have taught me not only how to get to […]

Glorious Glutes at Last: My Butt is Bigger than my Belly!

Hiding in Plain Side

If you’ve ever stumbled across transformation photos of me online, you might notice a glaring lack of side view photos.

That is not by accident. It is because I was always so ashamed of the look that I never submitted the actual side view photos. I cheated it a bit by […]

There is Never a Perfect Time to Transform

Short and sweet post.

I sat around waiting for the stars to align so I could begin my transformation.

During this time, I accomplished nothing.

Well, not nothing. I stressed a lot and felt angst and misery quite deeply.

There will never be a perfect time to transform

So start transforming now.

I strongly suggest […]

Not Crash and Burn

Why am I Dieting if I’m Already Lean?

For those of you wondering why on earth I’m doing a diet, I would like to take some time to give the background on that. The short story is I won a transformation contest and an open contest and still wanted to get leaner. I did a […]

My Not Crash Diet Plan

No-Rebound Diet

Yesterday, I posted that I am doing a short term, no rebound diet. I checked my numbers in the Reverse Taper Diet and determined that the most I can lose is 1/2 pound of fat per week. If I attempt to speed up my progress, I will rebound. This is why people think […]

No Rebound Diet – AKA Naomi’s Gonna Wear a Dress

Ruh ro. The dress doesn’t flatter.

Naomi’s gotta do a quick diet.

An event has come up and Naomi’s gotta see what can happen, realistically, by the end of the month. Naomi doesn’t wanna be seen wearing a dress with her belly pooching out.

(Okay, what’s up with the 3rd person? Maybe I don’t really […]

“Side” Effect of Transforming: Getting Younger

Let a Stranger Kick You?

A friend who’s been steadily dropping fat for about a year now said she recently tried a kick boxing class. It, ah, wasn’t what she expected. As in, people were trying to kick her. She was thinking it was more, you know, kicking and punching at air. I can’t […]

My New Worst Is Better Than My Old Best

Me, Last Week, After the Evil Vile Virile Virus

47 Years Old and Ripped!

Earlier this year, I won my fourth and perhaps final online fitness/transformation contest. I’m really proud of the look I achieved. You can see photos here. At the end of this contest, I was not only ripped, but strong! I […]

Venus Index Phase 3 Review: Check Your Ego at the Door! (Part 1)

Venus Index Phase 3 is a Weird Program!

I’ve reviewed many programs and it’s generally a pretty straightforward procedure. Venus Index Phase 3 is, from the very first, in no way straightforward. In fact, I’d go so far as to suggest that the general concensus is it’s a pretty weird program.

Good weird or bad […]