AskEric: How do I get control of my life & weight?


Ask Eric:  “Help! How can I get control of my life & my weight?” 

Ask Eric:  “Help!  I feel life swirling around me, but am unable to enjoy it or get control of it.  This has resulted in me being in a very unhealthy place with my weight and my health. How can I get control of my life and my weight so that I can be happy?”

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This is a painful question that so many people are struggling with in their lives.  The feeling that you cannot have the things in your life that you most desire.  The reality is, that you absolutely can, and I am going to spend the next few weeks helping you to do just that…..get control of your life, your health and  your weight, so that you can achieve all of the things that you desire!


You might be thinking, “Fighting Monsters?  Is this guy serious?”  Obviously fighting monsters is an analogy, because as you’ve been told from a very young age, there’s no such thing as monsters.  However, you were afraid of them, and that fear was very real, not to mention some of the actions you took to avoid them.  So, if the concept of fighting monsters seems silly to you, think of monsters as anything and everything that stands in the way of you achieving your life goals, as well as your fitness and weight loss goals.  And if, by some freak occurrence, we discover any real monsters along the way, we’ll mess them up, too.


If we’re going to be fighting monsters together, you probably want to know a little bit about the guy who will be fighting with you.  Specifically, what makes me a monster-fighting hero who can melt pounds off of you with superhuman mind powers?  Well, unfortunately for both of us, I’m not a superhero, and I can’t telekinetically make you thin, healthy and happy.  I’m just Eric Viskovicz, a regular guy who has battled some pretty fierce monsters over the years, including a debilitating stutter, a propensity for binge eating, and an 8-year-old monster named Bernard

I’m also a guy who loves what he does.  I love getting results.  I love seeing people happy and successful.  I love that people from all walks of life, including several elite athletes and celebrities, have turned to me to help them achieve their weight loss and fitness goals.  But mostly, I simply love that I’ve chosen a path (that I’m still on by the way) of self-reflection, self-honesty, dedication, discipline, and determination.  Because I’ve taken this path, I‘ve been rewarded with my beautiful partner in crime, Sarah, our three awesome children, and a successful fitness business that affords me the opportunity to do the one thing I love to do most: Help people like you.

Before we march off to battle, it’s important that I give you a little background on the L.I.F.E. Power System that we use at Fitness Retreat.  This is the formula for success that I’ve developed over the last couple of decades, and it works where other programs, fad diets, gimmicks, etc. don’t.  How?  It’s based on sound scientific principles, from nutrition science and kinesthetics to cognitive therapy and meditation techniques.  But the key to the system’s success is that we work from the inside out, moving from your thoughts to what you tell yourself, then ultimately to nutrition and exercise.

In other words, we’re going to kick the you-know-what out of the monsters that have been inside of you for years; we’re going to beat down those that dwell outside of you, and then we’re going to live a healthier, happier, fitter, fuller life.

Like you, every person I help, and have helped, is different.  They have different ages, genders, body types, shapes, sizes, and goals.   They also, like you, have a very distinct group of monsters that they have to face, and usually quite a few of them.  So many in fact, that instead of listing every possible monster you might encounter, I’m going to classify them into manageable groups:

The Monster Under the Bed – These are the monsters you can’t see or hear. The Monster in the Attic – These are the ones you can hear, and the sounds, at times, are so frightening that they’re paralyzing. The Monsters Inside You – These are specific to you.  They are born with you and will always be inside you.  These we’re not going to fight necessarily⎯ we’re going to tame them.

The Monsters Around the Corner – These show up on a daily basis and try to trip you up.  We are definitely fighting these!

In the weeks to come we’ll delve into exactly who and what these monsters are and how we’re going to defeat them.  All right, it’s time to go kick some ass!  Don’t be scared… I have a battle plan and a whole bunch of sweet weapons.

Stay tuned Until Next week when we tackle our first monster, “The Monster Under the Bed”.  And if you are itching to get started and make the changes you need to make right now, check out our life changing program at Fitness Retreat and you will benefit from Private in Depth Sessions with Me where we will battle the monsters together!

— Eric Viskovicz, Founder — Get the Fit Culture App

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