While this is only a few short weeks into 2023, this is not a post regarding New Year's resolutions. As a fitness professional, nutrition coach, and life coach, I work with my clients daily on the power of goal setting. Therefore, the timing of this post with the New Year is only a coincidence, and... 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 →
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 →
Swing the Axe!
From my perspective as a master fitness professional, one of the biggest challenges people struggle with is a lack of belief. Those desiring weight loss especially tend to lack the belief that they can make the lifestyle changes needed and then stay on track long enough to reach their goals. As a trainer, it is... Continue Reading →
At Some Point, We All Need a Little Help
How often do you hear someone say "I know what I should be doing, I'm just not doing it". The simplicity of their statement implies that the behavior they're seeking is like turning a light on and off. The reality may not be that simple. Stronger forces are likely at work all tied to the... Continue Reading →
What Do You Teach a Child to do With a Dollar?
What do you teach a child to do with a dollar? After all, it's only a dollar, right? Well, there are two primary schools of thought. The first and much more common is that it's only a dollar, so what does it matter? The second and much more intelligent way of thinking is to use... Continue Reading →
Life Lessons From An Injury…The Story Continues…”Surgery”
While this post will focus primarily on the days just prior and then following my surgery, it's worth noting the roller coaster ride of emotions that I felt from the moment the procedure was scheduled in early February to the actual event on March 4, 2016. As mentioned here, I experienced a day to day... Continue Reading →
So How About Those New Year’s Resolutions?
With the first month of 2016 coming to a close, New Years seems like only a distant memory. It is by far the most popular day of the year for setting new goals and resolutions and yet most people fall short of reaching them. Ever wonder why? Leadership expert John Maxwell teaches not to make... Continue Reading →
Life Lessons From an Injury
As a preface to those readers not actively involved in exercise please stick with me because the lessons I'm going to share can apply to any area of life. Please don't write me off if you're not into working out. There's potential value in my message for everyone. September 29, 2014 was just another Monday... Continue Reading →
Do You Live for Friday?
Ask the average person how they're doing on a Monday and their typical answer will be "Okay for a Monday" or "Not bad considering it's a Monday". Now ask that same question on Wednesday and you will likely get an answer with the phrase "Hump Day" thrown in somewhere. Ask this question on a Friday... Continue Reading →