November 22, 2018

Have My Pumpkin Pie and Eat It Too?! How I’m Gonna Enjoy My Thanksgiving Without [Completely] Sacrificing My Goals

I’m gonna refrain from searching the Internet this morning.  But if I did, how many Thanksgiving-themed fitness and nutrition articles might I find?  Well, whatever that number is, I’m adding one more. I had a coach once tell me no what cares what I do [for my fitness and nutrition].  People wanna know what they need to do.  I get where he’s coming from, but why do I often get asked about what I eat and do for exercise by people if they don’t care?! […]
October 25, 2018

Quiz Time! Fill in the Blank: Information. __________. Transformation.

I’ve been in the fitness and nutrition industry for nearly 18 years.  But it wasn’t until 2011 that I learned a life-changing, career-saving lesson.  Dare I call it an epiphany? I studied nutrition in college.  Actually, “studied” may be a stretch.  I took nutrition in college (yeah, that’s better).  It wasn’t until I was outta college that I actually started studying it.  In my studying of nutrition, I gained a lot of information.  And it was this information that I passed along to my clients. Admittedly, though, […]
October 17, 2018

Disappointment Lies Between Your Expectations and Your Reality

Imagine for a moment you’re a no-name athlete representing your no-name country in the Olympics.  No one expects much from you.  You and your country are just happy you’ve been invited to the dance.  You come out, compete in your event, kick butt, and, surprisingly, finish 8th.  You’re the 8th best in the world in your event!  Immediately, you become your tiny nation’s most notable figure. Now, imagine you’re the top Olympic athlete for a “superpower” country in your respective sport.  You’re so good in […]
August 29, 2018

Hara Hachi Bu and You!

“Eight parts of a full stomach sustain the man; the other two sustain the doctor.” – Japanese proverb Although what you eat is important to losing fat, how you eat is equally, if not more, important.  In my “The 5 Habits of Highly-Effective Fat Loss” e-book (you can download your FREE copy by clicking here and completing the pop-up form), the first habit is “eat slowly to 80% full”.  If you apply these two “anchor” habits—regardless of where you’re eating, what you’re eating, or whomever […]
August 15, 2018

Ain’t No Perfect

If you’ve subscribed to our email list, “liked” us on Facebook, or are simply making the time to read this, I’ll assume you’ve taken an interest in improving some aspect of your health and fitness. And I’m gonna also assume it’s not the first time you’ve taken an interest. If I’m correct, what have you tried in the past? What worked well? What didn’t? Regardless, I’m sure you had a plan (you did have a plan, didn’t you?) to follow. Your plan may have looked […]
May 23, 2018

Maybe the Opposite of Harder is Different

“You can’t do what you did to get here, if you want to get there!” – Coach Martin Rooney I’m working with a new coaching client.  We met last week for our bi-weekly assessments, i.e., weight and circumference measurements.  More than occasionally, clients will preface our measurements with phrases such as, “I had a bad week” or “The numbers aren’t gonna be good.” First off, that’s just what they are—numbers.  Or more “scientifically”, data.  Taking measurements, or assessing, simply allows us to see what’s working […]