Friday, February 12, 2016

3 lessons from Bally the Dog

Hey, sorry about this...

... but you'll either love this or hate this.

My friend, Jason Ferruggia, is not for everyone... but he has one of the most popular podcasts in the world and he interviewed me recently.

You'll discover...

  • 3 incredible love and life lessons I learned from owning a crazy dog!
  • How to create your Perfect Day as an employee or a parent
  • The BEST way to set - and keep - your New Year's Resolutions and goals
It's the best interview I've ever done, and it gets deep and emotional when I talk about the 3 doggy love lessons at the end.

Listen to the free podcast here

Enjoy this Ballantyne's Day gift from me to you!

Happy Ballantyne's Day Weekend

Woof, woof!10

Ol' Bally the Dog here, and guess what?

This weekend is BALLANTYNE'S Day!

That's right, February 14th is Ballantyne's Day... what have you been calling it? wink

Bally the dog sweaterIt's going to be another Perfect Day of celebrating.
It all starts before sunrise when ol' CB comes downstairs.
He gives me a little pat on the head and scratch behind the ears... and maybe a belly rub too, if I've been a good boy.
Then I go back to sleep.
Bally the Dog, 2006, 1st and
Two hours later we go for a long walk into                   only time wearing a sweater!
 town and then I getz my breakfast!!!
1st day bally
After breakfast, it's... back to bed.
Then it's lunch, and then...
Around 3pm we go for another walk, a few                               The very 1st day I
sets of barking, and of course, I roll in the snow.                      brought him home

By then I'm hungry (again!) and it's time for dinner, followed with some begging for scraps at the dinner table.

And then, because it's been a "long day," it's time for me to curl up in front of the Ballantyne Family fireplace and...

Zzzzzzz. smiley

What a Perfect Day, and it all starts with Perfect Planning.

To celebrate Ballantyne's Day, I'm making my human, Craig Ballantyne, give you a sweet Ballantyne's deal on his new Perfect Day Formula planning kit so that YOU can have Perfect Days, too.

You'll get everything you need to change your life, get more done each day, and have more free time for your family, fitness, and faith.

And you also get an amazing FREE bonus. You'll receive immediate access to The Perfect Life Coaching Call & Guidebook that walks you through exactly how to structure your days, improve your home life and career, take control of your freedom, and finally live the life of your dreams. This coaching session was created for my private clients that invested over $497 for this Perfect Life Guide, but you get it for FREE today.

Here's everything you get in the Perfect Day kit:
Click here to start living your Perfect Life (Ballantyne's sale ends soon)

But make sure you get it soon.

Just like Ballantyne's Day, the sale won't be here forever.

And you're getting a HUGE doggy discount on this life-changing kit today.

So if you want to stop working so hard and finally achieve everything that you want in life, you need to get Craig's secrets to success today.

They worked for me, and they'll work for you too!

Click here to start living your Perfect Life (Ballantyne's sale ends soon)

Helping you live your Perfect Life,

Bally the Dog
Certified Perfect Dog

PS – Here's some Human praise for The Perfect Day…

"Everybody wants to live the perfect life but fail to understand you do that by designing and living the perfect day, day after day. The Perfect Day Formula shows you exactly what you have to do to create that day." – Larry Winget, New York Times bestselling author and television personality

"Craig was the first person to push me on the importance of creating my Perfect Day — a habit that is the secret behind all of my accomplishments. He is always an inspiration. As a busy mom of two young kids, I strongly believe The Perfect Day Formula is required if you wish to accomplish something big!"- Diana Keuilian, author of The Recipe Hacker

"Craig Ballantyne is one of the most respected entrepreneurs in the fitness industry. I have had the pleasure of having him as a business coach and mentor for several years now and I quickly learned that when Craig speaks you better listen. He is widely known to be super-productive, hyper-focused and amazingly successful. In The Perfect Day Formula, Craig reveals his 'magic sauce' that has propelled him to such great heights. It isn't any fad gimmick or quick fix strategy. The principles, guidelines and strategies he teaches are based on ancient wisdom and are timeless. I have already implemented a number of his strategies with great success. I cannot think of anyone that wouldn't benefit from his formula. We have and will continue to give it out to our own coaching clients." – Cody Sipe, Functional Aging Institute

Click here to start living your Perfect Life (sale ends soon)

PPS – There's one more reason you need to act now…

With each passing day this year you get busier and busier.

Life gets in the way. Your momentum dips. Your motivation is lost.

But research shows that when we take fast action and get rapid results, then we are more likely to make these results permanent.

This is true for losing weight, making more money, and improving any habit.

If you decide to do nothing, you'll remain in the same painful, frustrating, and vicious cycle of working hard, getting frustrated, doubling down and working harder, and only getting more frustrated, and then… well, then what?

There's no happy ending if you decide to avoid action.

But when you put the step-by-step Perfect Day Formula into place, your breakthroughs will come faster than ever before.

Click here to start living your Perfect Life (sale ends soon)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bodyweight Core and 4-minute workouts and Fitcast Perfect Day Podcast

Today's bodyweight (mostly) workout was done in the garage. Tomorrow will be off and then Saturday is a deadlift day. The glutes need another day off after the squat and lunges from Tuesday.

Foam Rolling, Stretching, WYLIT, Warmup pushups and band pull

1) Pause Pushups - 33

2A) RKC Plank
2B) Side Plank

3A) Band Pull
3B) Kneeling KB 1-Arm Overhead Press
3C) Ab Wheel

And here's another 4-minute workout and my 10-3-2-1 formula recapped:

BTW, here's another podcast I was on...

Craig Ballantyne comes back on the show to talk about how to construct your Perfect Day, how to build habits of steel, the 5 things all his transformation contest winners had in common, getting the most out of your training and life, and more! You can pick up The Perfect Day Formula on Amazon in Kindle, Paperback, or Audible.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
“Success is simple once you accept how hard it is. “When you accept the sacrifices that success requires, success simply becomes a matter of following a proven set of steps…and never, ever giving up on what is important to you.


Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Get up early and give your number one priority the focus it deserves for at least 15 minutes every single morning.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Punishing Lower Body Garage Gym Workout

Today's training was the lazy way out. So I made it tough as heck.

You see, it snowed overnight. And when it's cold and there's snow on the car, I get lazy and just train in the garage instead of going to the gym for barbell squats.

So that means I make myself train harder to make up for it.

Today's Session:

1A) KB Goblet Squat - 70x36 reps
1B) KB Swing - 4 sets of 70x12

2) DB Split Squat


4) DB Walking Lunge

Pretty sure the Goblet Squat was a personal best. Geez, I really hope so.

Next big workout is Friday with a deadlift session. On Sunday I head back to Denver for a couple of weeks.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Most people want you to remain in your comfort zone. They resist and hate change. They believe they are stuck and want you to remain stuck with them. You must not harbor any bitterness or resentment against those that try to hold you back. They know not what they do. Stay strong and never give up on what is important to you...even if that means a big step out of your comfort zone. Keep on pushing on.

Push to break free,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Push yourself and believe in yourself.

Notice when you are tempted by self-rejection and fight it.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Caffeinated Training in the Garage

Today was an off-day of stretching, but Sunday morning was a tough upper body workout in the garage gym.

1A) KB 1-Arm Press - 4x8
1B) DB 1-Arm Row - 3x12

2A) DB Chest Press - 4x10
2B) KB Squat - 4x20

3A) Hammer Curls
3B) Ab Wheel

There was also too much caffeine consumed yesterday morning! Made for an interesting workout, LOL.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Eliminate the clutter in your life. This clutter, whether it's mental or physical, stops you from taking action to improve your life. But more importantly, the clutter stops you from thinking.

Most people don’t make the time to think and that's why they get stuck, because they can’t see through the problems in their life when they're so busy and have too much going on.

Back on track,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

Friday, February 05, 2016

Deadlifting after Denver

This is the big news in my world today.

Here's the link to my 4th time being on the Jason Ferruggia show


It includes 3 things I learned from owning a dog...and I explain my Perfect Day Formula and goal setting methods.

There is also another podcast...below. My goal is 100 of them this year, and I'll post each good one.

Today's Workout

Back to the gym in lil' ol' Stratford after a Deload week in Denver and a smooth journey home yesterday...

1A) Hang Clean
1B) Mobility

2A) Deadlift
2B) Mobility

3A) Bench Press
3B) Goblet Bulgarian Split Squat

Now a weekend to relax, read, and write. For the past 5 years I've spent Superbowl weekend with my friend Joel Marion and 50 of our friends and fitness colleagues down in Florida. But not this year. Instead, I'm hibernating and hiding out up on the farm.

And I'm really, really going to enjoy it.

The weather's fine, the dog is funny, and the weekend will be great.

Hope you enjoy yours wherever you are.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Build others UP because it will only make you more successful. If you don't have social support, take charge as the leader. Be confident in your choices. People will respect your decisions, even if it seems at first that they don't. Eventually, a lot of people will come to you for advice and support. You are the one making the right decision. Never forget that. And never give up on what really matters to you and your family. Take care of yourself first so that you have the energy and strength for others. You can do it.

Have an amazing weekend,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Here's the 2nd podcast...

How Does Your Perfect Day Look? Learn How to Create Your Dream Day with

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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Off Day in Denver

Off-day in Denver. Traveling home today as well.

Deadlifting tomorrow.

CASS-Free Day today.

Using this as motivation:
To create new habits, you must internalize the benefits of your actions. Don’t meditate because it is good for you. Meditate because it feels good. Don’t have difficult discussions out of obligation. Do so because you enjoy how the challenge makes you grow. Don’t exercise for health. Do so because it makes you feel great and gives you energy. Do your work because of how it makes you feel AND what it helps you become.

Stay strong,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - If you want to lose weight...

...but are worried about the weekend:

Walk through the weekend in your mind. Pick your poison (1 treat), prepare your plan, and survive the Superbowl.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

To relieve pain

If you're worried that you have to pound your joints on the treadmill with hard exercise in order to lower your cholesterol and lose weight, then today's new research update is going to leave you smiling.

You see, according to an article in Forbes magazine, 60-year old men and women, like Sharon Gutterman of Connecticut, have been able to decrease their bad cholesterol and even lower their blood pressure using a pain-free, gentle form of exercise.

It also eliminates back problems, reduces neck pain, strengthens your knees and hips, and can dramatically reduce anxiety.

83% of female users also reported dramatic decreases in their menopause symptoms!

Dr. Timothy McCall, a board-certified specialist in internal medicine, says it’s the best preventative medicine for almost everything, referring to one study that found a 23% decrease in cholesterol when this exercise was used.

And the best part is that you can do this exercise in the comfort of your own home without any equipment.

Even better, you’ll never have to pay for expensive chiropractor visits, pain medication, or pricey massages ever again.

Gentle ‘Miracle Movement’ Releases Pain From Your Body For Good

This breakthrough discovery is a game changer in fast and easy pain relief.

Taking care of you,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer


PS – Most pain treatment simply masks the problem and never resolves the issue at the source, however…

You can eliminate your pain and force it out of your body for good with this…

Gentle ‘Miracle Movement’ Releases Pain From Your Body For Good

PPS - Whatever is in your way…

…You’re stronger than it, you’re tougher than it, and you’re better than it. You’re going to beat it. Things will get better