August 3, 2017

Dear Diary, I Kicked Butt in the Gym Today!

Pop Quiz time.  When you last lifted, how much weight did you lift, and how many reps did you perform, on your third exercise?  Don’t worry, this quiz is open notebook.  I’ll give you time to go get your workout journal.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  What?  You don’t have one?!  Oh. Before you start feeling like I’m gonna admonish you for not recording your works, know that I’m not beyond reproach.  I’m sometimes guilty of not recording my workouts either.  And you know what happens […]
July 27, 2017

Slow the F@&k Down!

When it comes to nutrition, the question I’m most asked is “What should I eat?”  That’s a great question, but in this age of information are people really still that uniformed?  Or, are they hopeful I’ll say what they wanna hear and not what they already know?  I think many simply don’t want to change what they eat. But a person’s quest for a leaner, healthier body need not begin or end with what they eat.  Another question could be “How should I eat?”  Although what you […]
July 20, 2017

Wanna Lose Fat? Why Weight?!

I met with a client recently.  I guess, technically, I’ve met with a lot of clients recently, but I’m thinking about this particular client.  He and I met a little over two months ago.  We spent a couple of hours discussing what needed to be done to lose weight.  The first hour was spent discussing nutrition strategies.  The second hour was spent going over the weight training program I designed for him.  At the end of our session we scheduled our next appointment, which brings us to now. The […]
July 13, 2017

Tag! You’re It!

Last week my family and I went to my kids’ school playground.  My nine-year-old daughter Elizabeth, six-year-old son Seth*, and I played tag.  There are very few games in which I’ll intentionally let my kids win.  I often handicap myself to level the playing field, but I typically won’t let them win.  Tag is the exception, though.  I’m [presently] faster, more agile, and more skilled, so I’ll often move at a little slower speed. Typically, I’ll know when to slow down.  My kids will stop […]
July 6, 2017

Have a Plan, Will Travel

My kids’ summer break is about half over.  And although we’ve nothing big planned as far as summer vacations go, I’m sure we’ll end up traveling somewhere for some time. More than likely you’ll be taking a trip (or five) this summer as well, whether it’s for business or pleasure.  Often when we take a holiday (keeping it international) our exercise and nutrition habits take a holiday, too.  The thing is though, our habits (and, ultimately, our outcomes) inevitably book a trip to where we intended them […]
June 27, 2017

Fame and Fat Loss: Good and Bad

Fame has now become a career choice.  Gone are the days of children dreaming of becoming teachers, police officers, doctors, astronauts, or actors.  Then now dream of becoming famous. My earliest memory of what I wanted to be when I grew up was being a professional athlete.  First it was basketball, then golf (and secretly still is).  When I reached middle school, I wanted to be a veterinarian.  In high school, a dentist.  I entered college wanting to build buildings.  I now build bodies. Admittedly, […]