Should You Count Calories? nutrition Jul 02, 2022

"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.

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How Fran Lost 68 Pounds #arangiohero Jul 01, 2022

I realize life is challenging nowadays.

Perhaps you're looking for words to make you feel okay for your stress-induced overeating.

Maybe you skipped workouts because your gym has been shuttered thanks to a global viral pandemic.

But I'd be remiss...

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How to Work Hard When No One Is Watching mindset Jun 30, 2022

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...

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How Sarah Lost 10 Pounds #arangiohero mindset Jun 29, 2022

The sun has yet to rise; however, I'm feeling hopeful in the early-morning darkness.

With a hot cup of coffee to my left, medium roast to be exact, I began to type these words.

That’s been my routine for the better part of the last decade...

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10 Steps to Reduce Stress stress management Jun 26, 2022

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...
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The 36 Best Strategies for Weight Loss huddle mindset Jun 20, 2022

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.

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How to Boost Your Energy mindset train Jun 15, 2022

Today I'll give you a step-by-step lesson on an exercise that targets your glutes and hamstrings, plus it’s one of the best total-body exercises you can do.

But first, have you ever heard the phrase, “time is money?”

Truth is,...

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How to Avoid the Ostrich Technique mindset Jun 09, 2022

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...

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4 Ways to Win Big By Thinking Small mindset Jun 07, 2022

Some thoughts about arguably the most powerful emotion.

Love.

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...

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How to Build Your Best Life mindset Jun 06, 2022

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...

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Racism and the Lemonade Experiment mindset Jun 04, 2022

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.

The...

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3 Tips to Improve Daily mindset Jun 03, 2022

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...

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How to De-Stress mindset Jun 02, 2022

Are you feeling extra stressed and overwhelmed about things that usually were a breeze?

Maybe the little things you would have normally shrugged off are causing more stress and frustration than usual.

Can you relate?

The stress of life can add up...

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Are You the Chicken? Or the Pig? mindset Jun 01, 2022

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...

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How to Work Smarter mindset May 23, 2022

When it comes to getting healthy, choose faith over fear.

But does that mean you never get concerned or scared?

Definitely not.

In my opinion, having zero fear is a dangerous thing.

Only someone with extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior feels...

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How to Lose Weight mindset May 15, 2022

Dropping unwanted pounds is a battle.

At least two-thirds of the U.S. population is struggling with being overweight or obese.

It's especially tough if you've been overfat for a long time.

It's even more challenging when there's a global virus...

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5 Reasons Your Workouts Are Not Working train May 12, 2022

If you exercise long enough, you will come to a point where your training isn't going well.

This might be your current situation.

Especially since many globo gyms have closed, which is forcing you to get creative and train at home.

But there's...

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How to Have Better Days mindset May 09, 2022

Ever notice if your day gets started off rough, it often sets the tone for the rest of the day.

However, it doesn't have to be this way.

Stop trying to be perfect. Nobody is.

Stop believing that if you don't have time for a gym workout and three...

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Bo Jackson Interview #arangiohero May 05, 2022

In my 20s, I had the honor of meeting Bo Jackson in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

One of my clients saw the picture below (scroll to the bottom of the page) and said, "Bo Knows Joe."

I thought that was a good one.

This article was originally written for...

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How to Overcome Challenges mindset May 04, 2022

I’m going to ask you to do something a little weird right now.

Ready?

I want you to imagine your favorite, most decadent thing to eat.

Maybe it’s a too-thick wedge of double-chocolate cake chased with an ice-cold cup of almond milk.

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Why Prevention Is Better Than Cure mindset May 03, 2022

It may seem like today was just like yesterday.

But it wasn’t. It was completely different.

You see, every day is unique.

Appearances can be deceiving—and almost always are.

There may be times when things seem to be going along...

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How Ray Lost 88 Pounds #arangiohero May 02, 2022

When it comes to weight loss, what you do on your average day matters more than what you do on your best day.

If you want to drop unwanted bodyfat, be sure that you’re not continually spending more time thinking about what to do rather than...

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How to Be Present mindset Apr 25, 2022

I received an email from a client who is really struggling with anxiety and depression.

"Joe, I don’t know what I can look forward to."

Man, I could feel the hurt in their words.

I can say with full confidence that uncertainty weighs heavily...

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Are You 5 Feet From Gold? mindset Apr 22, 2022

There is one reason why most people haven’t yet reached their goals, and it’s a simple one.

It’s something that I’ve struggled with in the past, and it just may be the one thing that’s holding you back from your big...

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