3 Reasons FITNESS Requires FAILURE

I’ve seen a distinct pattern forming while working with my private clients. Almost inevitably around the 6-8 week mark, there is a letdown, a break from the plan. Sometimes it’s reasonable (holidays, vacation) and sometimes it’s mysterious. But almost without exception it takes less than two months for reality to rear its ugly head. This…

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How to Set Your Fitness to Autopilot

Can living a healthy lifestyle actually become easy?   The answer is…sort of.   When does something become easy to do? It’s usually when we’ve made a routine out of it. I’ve read a lot of books on business systems and routines. On many occasions I’ve tried to stick to the prescribed routine of the…

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3 Simple Time-Saving Questions…

For most of history humans have been directly involved in providing their own food. It wasn’t until the mid 20th century in this country that the balance shifted from a mostly rural to an urban environment [1].   Up until that point, most Americans were living or working on a farm and were up close…

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Quit Trying So Hard: 4 Steps That Will Get You Fit For Good

The general opinion about getting into excellent shape is that it requires amazing willpower, dedication, and an endless grind. I would argue that you can get lean, strong, gain endurance, and have amazing energy with relatively little effort.   I am a firm believer that the reason we want to make it so complicated is…

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Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry

  This meal hits three of the key points to sustainable health. Next time you plan out your meals, keep these in mind: Focus on nutrient density. You can’t go wrong with copious amounts of vegetables. Keep it simple and quick. I shoot for 10-15 minutes prep. It better taste good. If you don’t like…

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7 Ways to Optimize Your Kitchen Environment

  Environment trumps willpower.   Literally millions of people started on a fitness quest yesterday. I have no real critique of the attempt to get healthy, I just know what the outcome is for most who don’t deal with the underlying cause of their problem.   If you don’t set yourself up to succeed in…

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Stumped About Weight Loss?

So what are the most common ways you’ve been told to lose fat and get into shape? Let’s list a few of them: Find Motivation and Build Willpower Eat Less Fat Cut Calories Eat every 2-3 hours (metabolism stoking) Do mass amounts of cardio   It’s not that these methods can’t work, it’s just that they come with…

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Dare to Change (a little at a time)

Word Count: 1107 Read Time: 4.4 Minutes Your Objective: Take a step to improve your health regardless of where you currently are with diet and exercise. That’s it, one step. You don’t attempt drastic things anywhere else in life (work, finances, relationships), so why with your diet? When it comes to healthy changes, you feel…

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Road to Nowhere

You work hard every week in the gym. You try to eat as “clean” as possible and do all the right things to reach your weight loss goal. But despite all that effort, all you see are minimal results, maybe even none at all. Yet, you keeping trucking along knowing that giving up isn’t an…

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