March 7, 2017

The Having is in the Doing

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” ~ Someone cleverer than me I don’t wanna be a complainer (well, I do for this post), but there are a number of things I don’t like doing.  By no means is this an exhaustive list, nor is it in any order, but it’s mine and I wanna share it. Cleaning the kitchen Returning and making phone calls to prospects, friends, and family Laundry Making my bed Disciplining […]
March 5, 2017

Man, You’re Fit!

I was preparing to leave the gym after a sweat-producing workout the other day. I gave my forehead one last wipe with the bottom of my t-shirt. In the act, I exposed my midsection. When I dropped my shirt, I heard someone say, “You’re pretty fit!” How did he know (yes, sadly, it was a “he”)? Confession: I’m the least active I’ve been, perhaps, in my entire adult life. (Shh, tell no one.) That doesn’t mean I’m the least fit (but it might), nor does […]
February 22, 2017

Television Rots Your Body

I used to be a big entertainment guy.  I enjoyed watching [a lot of] TV and movies.  But now, not so much.  I was thinking of why that is. Parents might say it’s because I have three kids.  (Thank you for thinking more of me as a father than is warranted.)  Business owners, workaholics, and overachievers might say it’s because I’ve got a business to grow and run.  (I’d like to think I “hustle” like that.)  “Others” might say it’s because it’s a waste of […]
February 3, 2017

What Not Learning Spanish Taught Me About Fitness and Nutrition

I took my first Spanish class the summer between the seventh and eighth grade. In high school, English was the only class I took as much as Spanish. In college, I took four semesters of it. And as I sit here today, typing this post, I’m as far from speaking the language as you may be from accomplishing your health and fitness goals. Although I still don’t know how to speak Spanish, having now been in the fitness industry for nearly 20 years, I’ve concluded […]
January 5, 2017

New Year, New You

New year, new you.  Whether this will be your first attempt at a new resolution or your tenth at an old one, I applaud you. Ultimately, whatever your resolution, I want to encourage you to be strong and do the work!  But, me being a fitness and nutrition coach, and this being a fan page of a fitness and nutrition coach, I’m gonna address, well, fitness and nutrition.  And though this post is targeted toward fitness and nutrition, the principles that lie within can apply […]
January 1, 2017

Be a Non-Finisher

Tomorrow not only brings a new day, it brings a new year.  And with the new year, new hope, as many of us will resolve to lose weight, manage our time better, spend less (money), spend more (time with family), or enjoy life more fully. Something I’m resolving to do this year is to be a non-finisher.  Now, this isn’t my main resolution, but by being a non-finisher I’m confident I’ll better be able to finish what’s important. Since childhood we’re told to finish what […]