Most often, the fastest way to move forward is by subtracting something.
Sounds odd, right? It goes against the popular theme of more, more, and even more.
Boozing way too much. Mindless eating.
Feeling sad and guilty and tired for days afterward,...
It's something that, at times, I take for granted.
Maybe you do too.
A healthy body provides infinite freedom to live the life you desire.
And since today is Veterans Day in the United States, no matter where you live or where you fall on...
Success leaves clues and you should benefit from those clues.
Once you make the commitment to surround yourself with others who were already where you want to be, success will simply flow into your life.
I call it The Yoda Method.
But more on that...
Do you ever get stuck? Stuck thinking about the past and how things used to be?
I know I do. Maybe you're stuck in a relationship or in a job that you don't love.
Maybe you're stuck with having high bodyfat and low energy.
I talk to countless...
A local health club advertised a $5 coupon inviting folks to an open house.
At this meeting, a "fitness expert" would reveal a coveted "secret diet" that was easy and involved minimal effort.
Imagine to my surprise that, for a measly five bucks, I...
Where we live, it's getting dark very early.
It's just that time of the year when there's less daylight.
The temperature is dropping too.
Perfect hibernation weather, if you are a bear.
But you are NOT a bear.
Problem is, this...
If you were in the military, then you’ve likely experienced a real bootcamp.
Not a fitness bootcamp, but a 24/7 “Basic Training” immersive experience designed to prepare you physically and mentally for the tasks ahead.
Tired of going nowhere on the treadmill? Respectfully speaking, skip the long slow cardio if you want to build calorie-torching muscle.
As an added bonus you'll slow aging too.
Here's a step-wise plan to help you get lean and strong.
Or lean and...
Boss: "You're an hour late!"
Guy who is about to invent daylight savings time: "Haven't you heard?"
In some parts of the world, during daylight saving time (DST), clocks are turned ahead one hour, so that the sun rises later in the morning and...
In life, everything will choose the path of least resistance. Doesn't matter if we're talking about water, electricity, or your brain.
Things will always default to what is the shortest, quickest, or easiest way.
Did you know, through DNA...
You order a quarter chicken (mixed light and dark meat) with honey sauce and salt and pepper. It arrives in a paper bag with deep-fried potato wedges, two pieces of thick-cut sourdough sandwich bread, and a generous side of coleslaw in a paper...
You've heard the still, small voice in the back of your mind, right?
You know, the one that tells you to take shortcuts. To take the easy road. To avoid hardship. To stay clear of anything requiring discipline. To "give up."
A client looked at his new training program and frowned.
"Squats again, Coach?" he asked.
I gave him a look that said, "There is never an absolute answer to everything, except of course that you have to do your squats."
I didn't actually say this,...
Bacon is the duct tape of food.
It fixes just about any meal.
You can make this dish for breakfast; however, it's delicious at lunch and dinner too.
Batch prepping your meals is a good habit. It's something that will save you time, money, and help...
Most folks are majoring in the minors...
"Which at-home workout is the best?"
"Should I take a dairy-based protein powder or beef protein or plant protein?"
"Hindu Pushup or Dumbbell Chest Squeeze Press?"
Then you watch the negative news feed and...
Your doctor said you should lift weights to increase bone density and build muscle. This helps to slow aging, right?
Problem is that weights are heavy, according to humorist Dave Barry. "When you lift them, your muscles hurt, which is your body's...
It was a brisk Halloween night.
The October moon shone so full and bright that we didn't need flashlights to find our way.
Me and Sharon were dressed up as overtired parents of elementary school children.
Giavanna was bouncing around in her...
According to author John Maxwell, a crisis will teach you who you are, what you value, and what you believe.
While it feels natural to resist a challenge and wish things would get back to “normal” as quickly as possible, the most...
A good burger is a combination of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.
It's also big on flavor. Each bite should include the perfect mix of salty meaty, sour pickle, and catsup-sweet goodness.
Nowadays we eat beef about once a week. A pan-seared...
Imagine if everything you did was recorded. And if you had something to prove.
Of course you would be more likely to show up and do your best. Why?
Well, because you have something to prove and, oh by the way, almost every move you make is...
Getting lean shouldn't be tough.
"Losing weight" seems to be the most common goal if you're an over-40 man or woman.
Digging a little deeper, the thing that everyone really wants is to lose unwanted bodyfat.
How do I know?
Well, a few days per...
Batch-prepare your meals, on Sundays and Wednesdays, to save time and make sure you have healthy options for the week.
But that doesn't mean you shouldn't make a fresh meal for nightly dinner, if you like.
You see, some foods are better for batch...
It's been a long day and your legs are tired from being on your feet for many hours.
Maybe you are coming home from the office or perhaps you were out visiting family and friends.
Upon entering the house you call out to your better half, "Honey,...
An important question: Is adversity actually your friend?
I'm taking about a bump in the road. An obstacle.
Could it be the first domino that ultimately leads to greater things? I think so.
I can think back to various points in my own personal and...