Monday, November 29, 2010


We’ve all seen that gym person taking class after class, month after month, looking as if he/she hasn’t made any progress. You don’t want to be that guy... or girl. This is a great example of how quality wins over quantity. If you are working out for two hours with little or no intensity you may not be seeing the results you want. It might be wiser to increase your intensity.

Monday, November 22, 2010


For most people Thanksgiving is not just a time for turkey and stuffing but an opportunity to stuff themselves. In fact many will act as if it is a necessary part of the celebration. I am not suggesting that one bypasses the celebration, but I think one can commemorate the day without making the food the guest of honor.

It is certainly possible to give thanks without overeating. It makes more sense to be full of thanks than to be full of extra calories.

Monday, November 15, 2010


For many the holiday season just around represents a time of "fear". The fear of being tempted by the holiday cookies, cakes, pies and other desserts. Most will talked about it as if it is beyond their control. This seems really absurd to me. The notion that a bunch of items from a bakery can "control" one's decision seems to be a massive public brainwashing.

A piece of candy has no more control over you than anything else outside of you. If you decide to be a victim you are still the one deciding. Take responsibility for the decisions you make in your life. Including what you put into your body.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Yesterday Americans participated in "falling back" one hour. Daylight Saving Time began in the States in 1918. Although it was very unpopular it was made a National law by World War II. It seems that Daylight Saving Time had two main purposes: to increase evening daytime hours for farmers and to save on energy consumption.

Now most Americans have no idea why they change their clocks.--And by the way farmers make up less that 2% of Americans--Yet we still continue the tradition. Without questioning. Without reason.

Many of us walk through most of our lives this way. We do react without thinking. Without asking. And these things become habits. if you have a weight problem you have probably been in programs and lost weight. Research indicates that only 5% of the people who lose weight are able to maintain it. This is because they haven't changed their habits. Their lifestyle.

Habits like any learned behavior are long term repetition. Unless you become aware that you are making a choice you will continue to execute the same automatic routines.

For now, you might have to continue to lose and gain and hour. However you can decide for yourself to stop doing things that are not healthy. When it comes to you and your goals don't react. Rethink. Respond.

Monday, November 1, 2010


A friend once remarked that he was a "label" snob. He only purchased clothes, sunglasses etc that had a designer name associated to it.

I think we should become a nation of food snobs. Only eating foods that are rich in nutrients. Lets turn up our nose to foods that you can purchase at a convenient store. Only buy items that have an all natural label attached to them.

What would you look like if you paid more (or just as much)attention to what you put inside your body as what you wore outside?