Why is finishing 2009 STRONG and starting the new year on the right foot an ABSOLUTE MUST for you? If you can give me a good enough answer to that question, I can almost guarantee that you are going to be in better shape on January 1st than you are today. What’s more, if you can give me one of the BEST answers to this question out of all our Burn The Fat blog readers, you can win a whole bunch of free stuff – free books, free ebooks and free fitness memberships in our pre-Burn The Fat Challenge Blog Contest. Read on to get details on the just announced amazing prize package for our upcoming fitness contest (we’re sending 4 people to Jamaica, mon), and how you can give us your MUSTS for a chance to win in today’s Blog contest…


Get this – we are announcing TWO contests today!

The First ever Burn The Fat Holiday Fitness Challenge Contest starts registration for the public tomorrow (November 19th), and entry in the contest is open until November 25th.

We’re going to be announcing the HUGE prize package tomorrow, which includes two dream vacations for two to sunny Jamaica and a whole slew of IPODs and Kindles.

But today, in anticipation of the upcoming inaugural Burn The Fat Challenge fitness contest, we are running a little mini-BLOG CONTEST to see how bad you want to transform your body in the next 50 days.

You see, a lot of people – about 500 to be exact – commented on my last blog and said “IM IN TOM!” And lots of people say they want it, but very few people truly want it BAD! Most people, say “i should” this, “I should” that, but never make it a MUST! They never make it a PRIORITY! Thus, it was just words… no action.

Why are so many people all talk and no action? Well, after more than 20 years as a fat loss coach and fitness trainer, I’ve learned that most people won’t change until the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing.

Another way of saying that is, “I should” is not enough. You won’t change until change becomes a “MUST.” It’s too bad that for most people, the MUST is a heart attack, diabetes or becoming overweight to the point where one day, they can’t fit in an airplane seat or play with their kids. only THEN does it become a MUST for them.

Did it ever dawn on you that YOU are in charge of your MUSTS? Something bad doesn’t have to happen to make health and fitness a MUST. All it takes is an examination of your values, and your priorities in life. I’m talking serious self-reflection, re-evaluation and meditation here, not a passing fancy or resolution.

What happens then, is that “I MUST!” is like the burning desire that Napoleon Hill wrote about so many years ago, which DRIVES you like rocket-fuel to amazing, awe-inspiring ACTION and ACHIEVEMENTS.

“I SHOULD” is wimpy… wishy washy…. weak.

What I want to know is:

Why is finishing 2009 STRONG an ABSOLUTE MUST for you?

Why is starting 2010 on the right foot a TOTAL MUST for you?

What are the REASONS WHY you want to be in better shape the first week in January 2010 than you are today?

And, why MUST you do this NOW instead of being a procrastinator and waiting until January to make a New Year’s “resolution?”

Answer these questions in the blog comments below – try to keep it under 500 words or less – and here’s what you could get:

Our judging panel for the upcoming Burn The Fat Holiday Challenge is going to have to sort through hundreds of 50-day holiday challenge contest entries to pick a winner. So… we all need some practice before we pick those winners in January.

Post your answers to these MUST questions below and our judges will sort through them and pick winners who will receive the following:


1st prize: one person will receive a one year membership to the Burn The Fat Inner Circle ($119 value) a free copy of the Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle ebook (deluxe edition) and free personally autographed copy of The Body Fat Solution hardcover book.

2nd prize: three people will receive a three month membership to the Burn The Fat Inner Circle and a free personally autographed copy of the Body Fat Solution hardcover book.

3rd prize: ten people will receive a one month membership to the Burn The Fat Inner Circle and a free downloadable (pdf) copy of Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle ebook.

Listen, whether you win one of these prizes or not… and whether you enter our Holiday fitness challenge officially or not (I think everyone should accept the challenge, even if just informally for personal reasons), either way, I’m very serious about this. If you can turn your should’s into MUSTS… if you can get CRYSTAL CLEAR about the REASONS WHY you want to and must achieve your goals, not only next year, but starting right now, then your success is almost assured. You WILL finish the year strong.

I can’t wait to hear from you. I know that these answers are going to get everyone – myself included- fired up for a super finish to 2009 and a great start to 2010.

Now, start telling me all about your personal MUSTS andREASONS WHY in the comments below!

Train hard and expect success,

Your Friend and coach,

Tom Venuto
author of Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle
Founder & CEO,
Burn The Fat Holiday Fitness Challenge

Restrictions: NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER the blog contest. you must be 18 years of age or older, Contest subject to state and federal laws and void where prohibited. Answer must be provided by posting a comment in the blog comments below, including your FULL NAME. Entries must be received by Friday, November 20th at 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be announced by name on this blog on Saturday, November 20th. Winners must contact Burn The Fat team at www.BurnTheFat.com/contact.html to redeem prizes by providing postal address for hardcover book delivery and email address for digital book/membership delivery. Contest sponsored by Fitness Renaissance, LLC doing business as the Burn The Fat blog. All entries become property of contest sponsor.


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