Do you rely on willpower to "eat healthy" and make mindful nutrition choices?
Maybe you think willpower is the solution to your obstacles, fears, and limiting beliefs.
As if a little willpower will take care of your recurring problems.
A very fast, yet important, message for you today.
First, I’d like to congratulate Craig for a job well done.
Craig lost 36 pounds of body fat in 20 short weeks.
He also lost nine inches from his waist.
Heck, he hasn’t been at his...
Research suggests that out of the top-ten things that people regret in their lives before they die, number seven is:
"I wish I had taken better care of myself."
Most people believe that if they'd eaten better, slept more, and paid more attention...
Your habits say a lot about who you are.
Put another way: You look like your habits.
Confucius said, “Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”
John Dryden added, “We first make our habits, and then...
If you’ve ever felt like you’ve caught a bad mood from someone, it probably wasn’t your imagination.
I read a study in a journal called Nature Neuroscience, that looked into this, and was fascinated because it’s something...
In my experience as a coach, going into a brand-new week unprepared is a surefire way to miss your goal.
When it comes to being mindful with your nutrition, if you've been letting things slide, now is the time to step up.
Today I want to cut...
Things can definitely get uncomfortable at times.
An extra take-out meal here, and an extra trip there.
Dinners and drinks.
It happens to all of us.
Then to top it off, your schedule doesn’t even seem to be your own anymore.
You can almost...
I wanted to take a minute to remind you to celebrate your little victories.
In the case of Nick, he's demonstrated nothing less than guts and determination throughout his body-recomposition journey.
Back in February, 2016, Nick made a sincere...
When you look to change something, like losing weight or feeling happier, what typically happens?
Maybe you're all smiles and positivity... all of the time.
Perhaps you complain about it, fill your mind with negative beliefs, and instill fear that...
A smart training plan has been shown to slow down the natural aging process.
But while you already know that movement is good for your mind and body, you need to make a distinction between what type of exercise actually yields the...
One particular sunny morning, in graduate school, I was in the cell biology laboratory looking through a powerful microscope.
I recall we were studying Cryptosporidium, which is a leading cause of waterborne disease among humans in the United...
You've probably read many fortune-cookie-style motivational quotes.
So many, in fact, that they've become cliche.
I bet even Confucius, the ancient teacher-philosopher, would become immune to the eternal wisdom embedded in these popular sayings:
A system is a group of related things that work together as a whole.
In computer science, an operating system (OS) is a translator that takes what the computer does and converts it to what you see.
Your personal and professional success is largely...
I learned about "taking imperfect action" way back when I officially became a strength-and-conditioning coach at the ripe old age of 23.
At that point I was quite inexperienced and felt scared due to proverbial stormy weather:
Becoming a strength...
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,...
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...
Who told you that you couldn't be successful?
Perhaps the "little devil" on your shoulder?
The small voice that suggests you're not good enough, strong enough, etc., etc.
That's my question for you today.
You need to silence the gloomy voice that...
Life can be stressful, right?
Regardless of your situation, we’ve all been impacted in one way or another by life's challenges.
Think death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, etc.
Maybe you’re busy at work or you have family...
Many summers ago I was traveling a ton to mastermind meetings with some of the top fitness professionals in the world.
These trips kept me accountable to teaching the most cutting-edge training, nutrition, recovery, and mindset strategies to our...
As a coach I get much satisfaction helping folks get healthy.
In fact, my wife Sharon and I have dedicated our lives to coaching others and teaching the habits of health.
It is especially refreshing to hear how some of our clients are also helping...
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...
Today I want to share some thoughts about breaking bad habits.
The kind of terrible habits that destroy families and make people sad.
In fact, if left unchecked, these awful habits that can potentially end your life.
Like drinking alcohol to...