I have a story about the value of a good teacher or mentor.
As a coach I'm always looking for teaching opportunities to help my client-athletes meet their goals.
Some clients want to lose between 10 and 50 pounds of excess body fat....
The key to success, in anything, is often simpler than most would assume.
In fact, much of the time it's simple enough that it's a bit disappointing to the person seeking some "magical" answer that will solve all their problems and propel them to...
I'm a big fan of soft-serve ice cream.
Especially if it's the salted caramel kind. In a sugar cone.
Every so often I will enjoy a pint of frozen goodness after a tough resistance training workout.
Problem is, dairy makes me feel downright awful.
Smart training is an essential part of any fat-loss plan.
And when your workout program includes resistance training and metabolic conditioning, you can expect more muscle, an increase in resting metabolism, plus real-world strength and endurance....
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.
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...
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,...
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...
"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.
My general rule-of-thumb is to eat your calories versus drinking them.
An exception to the rule is a meal-replacement shake.
So you would choose to eat an actual orange versus drinking processed orange juice.
Speaking of sugar and water, check out...
Today you have a clean slate filled with endless possibilities.
How will you harness your potential to create the very best you?
Your self-image will fulfill any label that you put on yourself.
If the world feels like a dark place, bring your own...
There are habits that will give you more bang for the buck.
For example, I've said many times that training is the anchor to your day.
The anchor keeps you from drifting.
Similarly, establishing a portion-control habit that will automatically keep...
Simplicity always wins.
The whole idea of using a daily habit-based approach to create your Ideal Body (the leanest, strongest, most athletic version of you) is to start small and keep it simple.
Everything I'm suggesting is backed by research in...
If you're like most folks I've talked to, you're moving a little slow this week.
Perhaps the Thanksgiving-feast leftovers are weighing you down?
Maybe it's the snow or, depending on where you live, a tornado or tsunami?
Maybe your favorite sports...
Watch out. Don't fall for it. It's a trap.
The trap of "tomorrow." Tomorrow becomes next week, next week becomes next month, next month becomes next year.
You hear people say this all the time.
"I want to lose this weight but I'll start...
You travel to the market with grocery list in hand.
As you walk down the aisle, browsing the orderly rows of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and fish, and everything else available to you... you pause and stare in amazement.
Hundreds of healthy...
Lot's of "holiday" parties equals boozy temptations.
In truth, even though I no longer drink, it's a challenge for me to avoid alcohol during this time of year.
Sometimes it feels weird to be at a party drinking water when everyone else is, to...
Asparagus is high in vitamin A, folic acid and dietary fiber, which are all thought to play a vital role in fighting cancer.
It also contains high levels of potassium, which may help control blood pressure.
Better yet, asparagus is rich in rutin...
Success leaves clues and I wanted to benefit from those clues.
Once I made the commitment to surround myself with others who were already where I wanted to be, success seemed to simply flow into my life.
I call it The Yoda Method.
But more on that...
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...
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...