Monday, May 25, 2009


For those of you who feel and or have ever described yourself as a soldier battling a weight problem—let me remind you that how you view something does and will affect the outcome. In other words if you are anticipating and experiencing things as a difficult war zone, it will not be something you want to face on a regular basis. It might actually prompt you to quit.

Suppose that you were to examine at the same situation and view it differently. Let’s say, you were to describe it a “challenge” or “character builder”. Something that is not so ominous and denotes a sense of personal achievement upon completion. You would be more likely to be drawn to it. Think about how you feel about your body, your health program, and your exercise routine. Now take a moment, be creative and begin to perceive it differently. And just notice how begins to change things.

Monday, May 18, 2009


People say there is no guarantee. That is not entirely true. When you change your thinking, everything else changes, including the way you look and feel. And that is something you do have control over.

Yet more people will invest more energy on a horse race or the stock market. I am not saying don't take chances. I understand that the end results could be substantial returns. However, with weight-loss and fitness you are investing in yourself. And you can envision the end results.

While you may not be quite sure how the stock market will behave or if the horse will make it, you know that when begin investing in your health and fitness,there is a guaranteed payoff. And it is tremendous.

It seems to make more sense to invest the most time and energy in the things you can control. And certainly if you don't believe in yourself---than who?

Monday, May 11, 2009


Changing your weight, your health and fitness is not a rush-rush thing. It’s not a race to see how fast you can get it done. Gradual, continual improvement is your goal. Remember it’s like chipping away at a stone. You keep chipping and chipping and chipping, and then one day it cracks. But it wasn’t from that one hit. It was all of the patient taps before when the builder/sculptor thinks nothing is happening.

I once debated with a colleague whether the most talented prospects in any field persevere to become successful in that field. Does the best musician ever get to play in front of an audience? Can we be sure that the best writer or doctor has been recognized and acknowledged? What if the best prospect lacked the means or tenacity to complete his/her studies? Think about the multitude of weight loss seminars that are given in any single month, the hundreds of gyms that are open for business through any given year. How many new diets, new pills, new “miracles” come out and promise the healthy body that you have wanted for so long. What about all the books that give step-by-step instructions on how to be a success in anything?

No one is harboring any deep secret. All these successful people have gladly volunteered their so-called “secret formulas.” If these secrets all worked, one would think we would have a world full of happy, healthy successful people. It is not enough to receive instructions and to get inspired. It requires the commitment to actually apply the mental exercises and doing the work. The one who is willing to keep going will always cross the finish line. When clients ask me how long will it take, I answer, “Until you get the results you want.”

Monday, May 4, 2009


Adding small activities level can assist in your health. By gradually adding more physical activity into your daily routine, you can work toward a goal of at least 30 minutes a day of physical activity.

1. Instead of sitting and talking, go for a walk with family and/or friends.

2. Walk around the soccer, baseball fields instead of sitting on the sidelines as your children practice.

3. Walk or bike to do errands.

4. Practice good posture when you're forced to wait in line. Stand firmly on both feet and try to raise the top of your head to touch an imaginary hand held a quarter-inch above you. Let your spine extend, stomach lift, shoulders relax and arms fall to your sides.

5. Carry your own groceries. And park in the farthest parking stall and walk.

6. Take the stairs.

7. Walk during your work breaks

8. Walk while you're talking on the phone.

9. Take your dog for a walk. If you don't have a dog, borrow your neighbor's dog!

10.Take the stairs at the mall instead of riding the escalators or elevators.

Your body was designed to move. Begin to apply these ten things and incorporate your own ways of adding more physical movement to your life.