I've always believed that thin threads of circumstances bring people into our lives, and my introduction to Omar Orellana is no exception. I was working with another client who had lost a significant amount of weight over 2021 when Omar's wife Erica approached. I recognized her from my gym; however, I had never met her.... Continue Reading →
Little Miss Sunshine
If you should ever be blessed with the opportunity to meet Wendi Leigh Schneider, you will readily agree that she is delightful. She is the ultimate morning person, and when she walks in the front doors of Life Time North Dallas, the energy in the gym immediately shifts to a higher level. Wendi will routinely... Continue Reading →
You’re Probably Not Rain Man
Do you remember the movie Rain Man from 1988? Tom Cruise played Charlie Babbitt, a used car salesman, and gambler, and Dustin Hoffman played his brother, Raymond. The film was excellent, and the critics and moviegoers gave it high marks. My reason for bringing it up is because of a unique little gift that Raymond... Continue Reading →
The Foodie & the Athlete
According to Wikipedia, "A foodie is a person who has an ardent or refined interest in food, and who eats food not only out of hunger but also as a hobby." The first time I met Steve Mansir, I was working on a busy Saturday morning at Life Time North Dallas. As I walked past... Continue Reading →
Would You Pay $36,500 for a Diet Coke?
I know that question sounds crazy; however, I did and actually much, much more. My story starts with the freedom of getting my driver's license as a sixteen-year-old. I was already hooked on diet soft drinks, so whenever I stopped to buy gas for my car, I would treat myself to an extra-large Diet Coke... Continue Reading →
Eating on Cruise Control
I am your constant companion. I am your most excellent helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am entirely at your command.You might as well turn over half of the things you do to me, and I will do them quickly and correctly. I am easily... Continue Reading →
Hard Compared to What?
This past Monday morning, I was training one of my clients who admittedly needs to lose a good bit of weight. He is super-sharp in running his own company; however, one of his biggest struggles is not allowing his business to dominate his life. I have coached him over the past few months to build boundaries around... Continue Reading →
Three feet from gold. That's where I stood concerning Jose Espinosa from April 2018 until January 2021. Jose and his wife Susie are realtors and Life Time Healthy Way of Life members in North Dallas. As a fitness professional, I saw Jose almost daily in the early mornings. He and Susie would frequent the group... Continue Reading →
Time Proved Me Right
The golf bug bit me at age 11, and I've loved the game all my life. As a freshman in high school, I found myself on the golf team, desperate to hit the ball further. At 5'7" and 130 lbs., I needed to put on some weight and get stronger for golf. Oddly enough, one... Continue Reading →
How Are You Shaping Your Path?
How are you shaping your path? You may not know what I'm referring to if you've not read the book, Switch by Chip and Dan Heath. You see, you have two brains which the authors represent with the analogy of an elephant and a rider. The rider represents your logical "thinky" brain which typically runs... Continue Reading →