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Trainer Nicky Holenders STRONGER Day 1 Motivation Video Message: I Can, and I Will!

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author image Jess Barron
Jess Barron is head of editorial at LIVESTRONG.COM.She has appeared on MSNBC's "The Most," ABC News Now, and XM satellite radio. Barron's writing has appeared on Wired.com, Yahoo! and Poprocks.com.
Get your workout on from the comfort of your own living room!
Get your workout on from the comfort of your own living room! Photo Credit Manuela Larissegger/Cultura/Getty Images

If you’re joining us — or just thinking about it — for our eight-week STRONGER Challenge and you’re looking for motivation, watch this one-minute message from Nicky Holender, the celebrity trainer who created STRONGER with the LIVESTRONG.COM team.

Nicky’s an amazing motivator. He’s a former pro soccer player who trains CEOs, moms, and pro athletes as well as celebrities -- including Gerard Butler, Robbie Williams and Mel B. - Nicky understands how busy you are (he’s a father of three kids!), and he won’t let you give up.

If you're anything like me, you probably experience days where you could use a little push. One of the best things about the challenge is that you can sign up to receive daily emails from Nicky, including a short coaching video every morning to set the tone for the day and get you ready to start your workout.

Another cool feature in STRONGER: When you finish a workout, you click on the "I Did This!" button underneath the video, and it will show you a personalized estimate of how many calories you burned. The STRONGER workouts go by fast and they burn tons of calories!

Click on the "I Did This!" button when you finish a workout, and see how it feels to accomplish your goals!
Click on the "I Did This!" button when you finish a workout, and see how it feels to accomplish your goals! Photo Credit LIVESTRONG.COM

And make sure you join our STRONGER Challenge Facebook Group to get daily tips, encouragement and motivation!

How to Sign Up for STRONGER and the FREE Meal Plan

1. If you’re not already a registered MyPlate user, go here to sign up for STRONGER. Once you sign up, log in to MyPlate and click on the Workouts tab to access each day’s workout, and click on the track tab to view the meal plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and to track what you actually ate.

2. If you are already a registered MyPlate user, log in to MyPlate and make sure you are using the ALL-NEW version of MyPlate. If you are using the old version, you will see a banner that looks like this:

This banner indicates that you are using the old version of MyPlate.
This banner indicates that you are using the old version of MyPlate. Photo Credit LIVESTRONG.COM

Click on it to go to the new MyPlate. Then click on the Workouts tab. On the right-hand side of the page, you should see a box that says “Join STRONGER Now.”

Select the start date and then check the boxes to receive the meal plan and the daily STRONGER emails. Then you press the “Join STRONGER” button.

After that, click the Workouts tab to access each day’s workout, and click on the Track tab to view the meal plan for breakfast, lunch and dinner and to track what you actually ate.

When you click on the Track tab, the meal plan will look like this:

Record your daily meals using the Track tab.
Record your daily meals using the Track tab. Photo Credit LIVESTRONG.COM

To view the full recipes in MyPlate, just click on the food name, such as Zucchini Veggie Burger.

Join our STRONGER Challenge Facebook Group to get daily tips, encouragement and motivation!

Readers – Are you joining us in the 8-week STRONGER Challenge? What do you think of the STRONGER workouts and the meal plan? Are you having any trouble accessing and using them? Have you ever done a fitness challenge group before? How did it go for you? Have you joined our STRONGER Challenge Group on Facebook? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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