Thank-you, Marlene for all your help. It’s been great to have you work with us.
Thank you for all your help. I have benefited a lot from your advice, and especially when I take it and utilize it. I feel a lot healthier since our visits.
Your coaching and mentoring have made a significant impact on my physical health and well-being in general. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to all of us at “Xxx”.
Hi Marlene! You were there for me and helped me to feel better about myself and I truly appreciate that from you. I am doing good and will continue to maintain my health. You are a great inspiration to all and I wish you best of luck in your new assignment.
Thanks for being not only a friend but a caring one. I will continue to stay on track and remember all the things you have inspired me to maintain!!!!!
I just wanted to say thank you for all you have done for me. You were very supportive and I will miss you. I had a break through lol…I don’t know if I lost pounds cause I don’t own a scale but had to lose inches cause I was able to wear my size 10 jeans the other day. Sorry had to share that with someone.
Stay in touch and again thank you for what you do…You truly make a difference!!
I’ve finally made the connection and am seeing great results. I value everything you’ve taught me re: sticking w/the Paleo diet to lose weight and your juicing info was so helpful. I got the machine last weekend, made a carrot, parsley, apple juice the next night and next am and have been inflammation free ever since. I had no idea and now I’m the family advocate for fresh veggie juice.
I spoke with “xxxx” after our wellness meeting and told her how fantastic she looked from head to toe…she said WOW thank you sooo much and that it felt great to hear that from other people. we spent two or three minute talking about her transformation and how healthy and happy it has made her feel.
Marlene, It takes a lot of people around us to make a life style change but to succeed and maintain that change you need a coach…one that sincerely cares about other people’s mental and physical health. You are that person for us. “Xxxx” is only one of countless examples of what you have done for us and our employees.
Dear Marlene: Thank you for taking the time to talk to me, and listen to me, this morning. When you first came to “xxx xxxxx xxx”, I was excited, thinking I could find ways to improve my health. But, as is typical for my chronological cohort, we aren’t supposed to ever need help. “Real men don’t ask for directions.” (I’ve driven many miles living by that rule.) Anyway, my fear that I’m getting worse finally overcame my hesitancy, and I’m excited again that you have resources that will benefit me. Following our meeting, I went to REI, the sporting-goods store. I bought some protein bars, and ate one for lunch. Not bad; tasted like chocolate-covered sawdust. But who can argue with thirty grams of protein? I’m not expecting miracles, but at this point, just reversing the trend will bring
hope. You’re making it too easy, Marlene. I can use the protein bars when I get hungry at 10 am and 2 pm, to prevent grazing on white sugar and flour that spreads like tar around here at this time of the year. Thanks again.
Thank you Marlene, think I figured out my dilemma of the high cholesterol: Shrimp. I eat shrimp at least once a week, more if I can. I will work on that….
I honestly feel some of the pressure for weight loss has been lifted and it’s looking like it’s fun again and not a chore! I would really love to get together soon and chat and set new goals. Happy New Year!!
Good morning. I want to thank you for taking the time to research these Places (restaurants) for me. I have been following your recommendations since Monday. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Good morning. I hope you had a great weekend. I wanted to ensure you that I believe that supplements give you a boost. I agree that eating healthy is the way to go. As far as my wife goes, I just trying to help her get started. She is easily discouraged. I did buy chicken, potatoes, and green veggies. I will get this party started…. I would like to thank you for all your support. I believe I will be at my goal weight for my trip to los Vegas. See you next Thursday…
Definitely began changing my Lifestyle since our talk by:
Increasing (ONLY) H20 intake
Increased Exercise (Bought a Spinner Cycle:)
Good News!! I did lose 19 LBS not sure if it is because of the medicine or because of the walking that I do here and at Xxxx’s (part-time job)? I just hope it is not muscle that I lost. I still am feeling tired and all I want to do is sleep not sure if it is lack of Iron? I do am going at the end of this month to the doctor for a follow up visit.
I am doing great! I have developed great eating habits and am in the habit of preparing all of my meals and snacks. I have also established a balance in my gym/workout time and have stayed consistent even during the holidays. I appreciate the follow-up!
I am getting back to my walk routine after work. Doing 50 minute walks four times during the week and a 20 minute walk on the weekend. My goal is to increase the weekend time.
I got up to 141 pounds right after Christmas!!! So I started on the diet last Tuesday, and I am at 134.5 today. I’d like to get to my “fighting weight” of 125. I don’t feel comfortable with the 130s, but I’ll be realistic too. Getting rid of body fat, but not starving myself and exercising regularly.
I have increase my meals to 3 times a day including taking vitamins and started walking as well. Feeling better and add meditation. Slow process but I will get there. Thank you for checking up Sophia
Thank you very much I will definitely look over the information and probably will use some of them if not all of them. Thank you I really appreciate the motivation you give me/us. Thanks again have a blessed weekend.
Alright!!!! that’s the best news I’ve heard all year!!!…And I have continue on my journey to better health!!! This was with your encouragement and support… Thank you Marlene!!
It is very helpful. Thank you for the information. Have a great day!
I really enjoy the program & have lost 14 lbs in 11 weeks.
Still trying to drink water but watching my diet portions thanks for the reminder.
I will do everything you’ve suggested here. Thank you for your help!
I am doing very good…right after we met I made the decision to change my eating/drinking habits and I think it was mainly because you gave me a very clear picture how my body was working and why I may be gaining weight. It makes TOTAL sense!! I got so much from that 20 min session than I have ever gotten from anyone else I woke up 15 min earlier and ate breakfast this morning, had my coffee, ate beef jerky in between and had a all beef burrito for lunch and right this moment I am snacking on cheese sticks! Here is the kicker, I even drank over 4 cups of water, which is a ton of water for me! Even though I had this instilled in me to “change” I do thank you for opening my eyes to what I need to do and NOW! Thanks for the tips below I will go shopping this weekend with all this in mind.
Thank you. This is very helpful. I will try the protein drink since I am not really caring for meat
Hello Marlene, things are going pretty good for me. Hope all is well with you. Thanks for the information, I will be sure to purchase. I should be able to buy everything on the detox list from ****, right?
Thanks for following up. My water intake has really increased. I am drinking more and the more I drink the more I seem to want. Interesting….
My protein has also increased. I am making a conscious effort to maintain these 2 goals. It will be interesting to see if it makes a difference when you get here.
I am on the hunt for a treadmill so I can walk more often. When I get home after dark, I am uncomfortable walking. It will also help when it gets too hot to walk outside. I appreciate you coming to *** and helping us with our journey to optimum health.
Thank you so much, Marlene! I really enjoyed the presentation yesterday and will read these!
I’m seeing a little better so I’m going to the store this weekend. I appreciate the reminder. I’m going to put all my effort to eat breakfast and my protein intake. You also have a great weekend!
I just wanted to update you. I have been eating 6xday with 13grams of protein in each meal since we met. I feel better already! I am less bloated, I have continued drinking water, my scale says I have lost 5 lbs! I am still having my protein shake for breakfast and then around 7pm. I have found that I am no longer craving carbs as I used to in fact I feel less “hungry” than I used to. I am eating cottage cheese, Activia yogurt, apples and more veggies. I will be seeing you for sure in two weeks or when you come to the office again:)
Im feeling lot better muchas gracias I also taking some flax seeds on my diet and yes im ridding my bike 2x a week.
I’m doing pretty good, I have put on a few pounds which is good and my strength is still good also. Bad news is I have put on a little fat because I’ve have been eating to many carbs but it wont take long to strip that off. Overall I’m pretty happy with the results, its tougher than I thought to get that much protein in a day and I think before I met with you I was probably only getting about half that. Thanks for the advice.
THANK YOU SO MUCH MARLENE FOR CONTACTING ME. YOU MADE A BIG IMPRESSION ON ME AND I THANK YOU FOR IT. I KNOW WE ALL HAVE PROBLEMS AND I’LL LOOK INTO THESE TOOLS YOU SENT ME.
I am doing great. I am eating more vegetables as I have started doing the diet. I am hoping that by the time I am done that I will have made my new eating habits a permanent lifestyle change. Any tips you can give me will be greatly appreciated. I have also been drinking a 1/2 gallon of water a day.
Thank you so much for your time and your advice!
Thank you, and I am excited to see you:) I have to tell you I have been doing amazing following our plans and starting to see good results:) again thank you for the support.
OMG ha I looked them up and I am a bit shocked but at least now I know what to eat and what to have less of!! I will bring in to show you what I found!! That vinaigrette dressing from “Xxxxxxxx” is killing me!!
Woo-Hoo! Thank you so much for all of your guidance, motivation and information to help me achieve my goal. I can’t wait to see you again! I have been sticking to my regular routine but am thinking I might need to step it up a bit, we’ll discuss it when you come see us.
I’ll work harder at it. I have been slacking on the meal side of it thinking my workout would help. I’ll jump back into my old routine and start eating better. Thanks for all you do!
I would like to schedule an appt at 130…Im so happy you are returning. I need you for accountability in my eating:)
Marlene, Thank you for answering my question. I went to the hospital and I was informed that I have a problem with my shoulder; they’re going to fix it in about a month, I’ll be fine. I would like to know where this gym of yours is and how much you charge, because there aren’t any good trainers here, they don’t have good knowledge of training techniques like you do. Thank you.
Thank you for the info. its really helps please send any more info you may think is helpful thank u for your time.
I wanted to thank you for having answered my message. You two are very friendly and explain everything very well. Have a good day. Marcela, from Xxxxxxx. Good bye and thank you, God Bless.
A few months ago you gave me a couple recommendations and it has gone quite well for me since then. I have gone from 181 lbs., 22% fat (50 lbs.) and 78% muscle mass to 248 lbs. with 20% body fat and 80% of muscle mass, which is without the usage of steroids. I have gained 17.4 new pounds of muscle and lost 2% fat. I have been training hard and thoroughly. I have appreciated your feedback! Fair well and I wish you a Happy New Years.
Your program is very good and instructive; to be honest I never miss it because I love learning all related to bodybuilding. I APPRECIATE YOUR ATTENTION.
I want to congratulate you guys for the awesome show and the great work you are doing to promote this weight sport and physical health to all the people in the country. Too bad we don’t have more people like you in this country. Keep on working towards you goal with the great effort you put into it. I wish you from the heart that all your goals will be reached. You guys are awesome. Best wishes.
I wanted to say thank you for all the tips and advice you have given me. Thank you so much.
Thank you for the help you have offered me.
Thank you for your advice, you are the best. And it’s true, cardio exercise only helps improve physical condition; weight lifting is only for the brave. Thank you and I congratulate you, much respect. Thank you and I will follow your advice. Your advice is very useful. We’ll talk in a few months O.K. Continue on with the TV program that my mother and I enjoy so much. Thanks.
Excellent. Thank you for the information. Thank you for your frequent availability. Greetings.
Hello, Friend. You know, God always helps good people like you two every step of the way and never abandons them. With His help, it will go great for you. You are two very good people, and from my family, we wish you lots of luck in the upcoming events, and in all future projects. You know you can count on another friend for whatever reason. I’m glad to hear from you, it was very nice of you. I’m very thankful of all the advice you have given me; you have been of great help. Yesterday, I started the training you recommended me and I have already started to look for a way to incorporate the rest of it. Thank you so much…!!! I like your program a lot, it is so interesting.
Marlene, I am very thankful for all of your advice, although I haven’t been an athlete nor a person with the weight training discipline in the gym, I have always practiced some sport. Many years in soccer, this has caused many injuries. 2 ½ years ago I participated (not competed) in 31 short races of 10, 15 and 21 km. I never thought about being competitive. As a 51 year old, I just do it as a hobby. I don’t believe that at my age it is ideal to begin a sport that I have never practiced but have always liked. When I saw you on T.V. and I got to see your physique… you know?… I felt envy and admiration, because I saw a person with character, discipline and an example for everyone. AH… Empirical: A person who gains knowledge on his own, by practice and observation. Thank you very much. I’m ready to follow your instructions, and congratulations on being so fit and attractive. Congratulations on the magnificent program and thank you beforehand for all your advice.
Yesterday, I was watching the program, and I imagine it is quite difficult responding to all those e-mails, especially mine. I have an idea. I propose to make you a website, so let’s do this; I will make a website for you. If you were able to put all the questions that you receive and give your respective answer. We can do this because I imagine you get some questions more than once, and it’s easier for the user to go in and see the answers, than to respond with something that has already been written. How does this that sound? You send me the questions and the definite answer and I will (upload) once a week, the questions sent to you. What do you think about this? Well, you can count on me for this and it is free of charge, because I need material for my resume since I don’t have a job. Ask the station for more T.V. time, because the television show time is too short. Well, I await your response, if it is easier for you; you may call my house phone: XXX-XXXX ask for Ronnie. Bye and you can tell Marlene that she’s amazing.
Thank you! Please answer through e-mail or even better, during your segment. Congratulations on such a good program.
I appreciate this help to be able to improve myself each day; it’s a shame I live at such a distance, otherwise I would go to your gym to train, but it o.k., the idea is to follow the main objective, to make my heart healthy, thanks for everything. I hope to keep writing and I congratulate you on the T.V. program. I saw it yesterday on channel 9 and I would like to ask you a question; on the topic of muscle mass gaining products which would be the best one combined with Creatine? Some time ago, I would take Megamass and protein, but I stopped going to the gym for many years. Now I’ve started taking it again and I would like to seek good advice since I also train in track and field and do various sports. Thank you.
I have seen many of your programs and if I may say, they are quite good.
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July 12, 2018
We are pleased to announce the release of our newest Destination Wellness educational video entitled, "Protein - Part 9". Part 9 continues the discussion of animal and plant-based protein, looks at the cost of delivery of protein, and the future of animal protein food production.