Lots of people, over the age of 40 years, ask me how to quickly and easily get fit.
In particular they ask how to drop abdominal fat.
While I know they are hoping for a simple answer, here's the truth:
Creating your "Ideal Body" (the leanest and...
Imagine we meet in the courtyard of a tucked-away coffee shop.
The place smells amazing as several fresh Colombian roasts percolate.
We sit at a table, steaming mug of coffee in hand, and I ask you this important question:
"Over the past 12...
Have you ever wondered why some over-40 men and women seem to accomplish so much while others accomplish so little?
I know I have.
As a fitness-and-nutrition coach, I’ve been blessed to observe both.
I’m grateful to have such a unique...
These three common excuses may be holding you back from having your ideal body and life.
A life that brings true happiness and deep satisfaction.
You’ve heard the common theory regarding motivation:
Humans are motivated to achieve pleasure...
If you're over the age of 40, and you've gained some unwanted weight or feel out-of-shape, it’s going to take commitment to re-build your body.
But what do most people do?
They start something new, all excited, and when it doesn’t work...
Your life is busy and complex, with many grownup responsibilities.
Maybe there's "never enough time" for exercise and good nutrition.
But the secret to getting lean and strong isn't crazy workouts and short-sighted diets.
It's shortening your...
A friend sent me this excellent article, which I agree with 100%.
It's a must-read, especially if you have a job.
Doesn't matter it it's a desk job or manual-labor job.
This is the first time I’ve read anything remotely close to this when it...
Before getting a new car, say a red Corvette, you've probably done some research.
And then, all of a sudden, you start seeing that exact same make and model of vehicle everywhere you go.
This happens thanks to your brain's awesome Reticular...
"You cannot steer a stationary ship."
This quote came up in my coaching group recently.
I’d never heard it before, but the words hit me hard, especially in light of all that is happening in our world and also our great country right now.
I remember a few years back I was on an early-morning flight, couldn’t get internet, and for some reason or another, I missed emailing out that day's coaching lesson.
After we landed, and the captain said it was okay to switch my phone back...
If you ever feel frazzled, stop and ask yourself "why" you do what you do.
The answer is often the source of your stress.
In other words, what is your motivation to make life choices like:
- Arriving at school/work 15 minutes early vs. Calling in...
I've learned quite a bit since I started coaching in 1996.
Well, I used to write workouts (in middle school) for my football teammates--so I guess I've been unofficially coaching since 1985.
I've studied what is required for weight-loss success.
When the titanic left the port, there was a very specific desired outcome for the people on board.
They wanted to enjoy the luxury of this incredible new boat and get to New York.
We all know what happens.
The plans of every single person on that...
Some thoughts about arguably the most powerful emotion.
If you feel it in your heart.
Feel it so strongly that it moves you deeply.
Let it out. Don't hold back. Stop assuming anything.
Tell the most important people in your world that you...
One of the biggest challenges I see many folks struggling with is what I call the "Big Balancing Act."
Balancing today's needs with your long-term vision and goals.
Let's assume I'm talking about you for a moment.
You know you need to invest in...
Today's lesson is different.
Rather than talk about the usual things, like why detox diets will only frustrate you, I'll discuss racism.
And perhaps a simple way to end it once and for all.
Sorry, but I just need to weigh in on how I feel.
One of the biggest differentiators between super-successful clients and everyone else is that the great ones keep improving.
They keep evolving their healthy habits and making things 1% better.
And they do this over and over again.
If you look at...
Over the past 25+ years of coaching I've noticed a trend when it comes to unsuccessful people.
You know, the folks who set lofty goals and make big promises... yet never hit those goals.
Unsuccessful folks never quite dedicate themselves to the...