A Primer on Goal Setting

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” “I don’t much care where –” “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland If you leave your life to chance, there is a good chance […]

Discipline in Life

“I’ve never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline and harsh reality of head to head combat.” ~Vince Lombardi, Hall of Fame NFL coach

Dear Multiple Choice, We Are Not Friends.

I figured out this morning why “learning” has changed for me since being through with school. Teachers always advocated for reading and studying for the exam. But since leaving school, I have read and studied for understanding. These are very different. I can’t take a test to save my life. In fact, I failed the […]

Should you wait to lose weight?

Wait until tomorrow. Wait until after vacation. Wait until you graduate or get that promotion. I spoke with a woman yesterday about weight loss and fitting into some new clothes for the summer. She told me her mom has been encouraging her to wait until things in her life  ”slow down” then focus on eating […]

Fat Kids.

Our kids are fat, and we think its cute. Its not cute when a 3 year old is given a cake at his birthday and devours it while everyone takes pictures and claps. Its not fair to give in to the sugar addiction we gave our children. Its not okay to steal away a childhood because we […]

Springtime Resolutions

I always thought New Years day was a horrible day to start a resolution. The timing is all wrong. The weather is cold and dark and no one wants to go outside. You are sick from an overeating binge that started on Thanksgiving that included office parties, Christmas party and then there is the headache […]

Why I Call My Wife “The Bride”

I come from a long line of divorces. My grandpa divorced my grandma, my uncles divorced my aunts, and my dad has been married at least 3 times. On the other hand is my bride, Amanda. Her grandparents were married for over 50 years. Her parents have been married over 30 years. Her sisters have […]

A New Identity?

I would like to suggest to you that the reason you cannot keep weight off is because then you would lose who you are. Let me try to explain. When people who have spent most of their life overweight start losing weight, they start seeing uncharted area in the form of attention. Where before, that […]

Fat vs. Muscle-Mythbuster alert!

Contrary to popular belief, fat does not turn into muscle. You have fat cells and muscle fibers. Fat cells get filled with the energy you consume but fail to use, and muscles grow when they are strained beyond their usual capacity. Another thing I hear often is people say “Muscle weighs more than fat.” Question: […]

Getting Serious About Your Life

This guy is amazing. I read his blog, I read his book, and I am a big fan of his philosophies. Check him out! Blog Written by: Todd Durkin Website: ToddDurkin.com Check out his book The IMPACT Body Plan (In full disclosure, I did not get permission to post this. I just thought it was […]

Favorite Music, April 2012

My top spin class and workout playlist songs this month: I Wanna Go, Britney Spears Little Lion Man, Mumford and Sons Eye of the Tiger, Survivor Battlefield, Jordin Sparks You’re Going Down, Sick Puppies Lighters, Bad Meets Evil, Bruno Mars That’s Not My Name, The Ting Tings Live Like We’re Dying, Kris Allen Right Here, […]

Favorite Songs-March 2012

My top spin class and workout playlist songs this month: Breaking the Habit, Linkin Park You’re Gonna Go Far Kid, The Offspring High School Never Ends, Bowling for Soup New Divide, Linkin Park (If You’re Wondering if I want you to) I want You To, Weezer Second Chance, Shinedown I’m Not the One, 3OH!3 It […]

Favorite Songs-February 2012

My top spin class and workout playlist songs this month: All of the lights, Kanye West Stronger, Kanye West On the Floor, Jennifer Lopez Smooth Criminal, Michael Jackson or Alien Ant Farm Written in the Stars, Tinie Tempah I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas The Time (Dirty Bit), Black Eyed Peas Alive, P.O.D. Like a […]

David McClain, Weight Loss Journey

David McClain talks about losing over 65 pounds in 6 months with my help and a whole lot of determination from him. (Update: as of 8/10/2011, Dave his completed 12 events including 4 triathlons and 2-10ks, and will be competing in his first Olympic triathlon next week. GO DAVE!!) You’ll hear him talk about why […]