Monday, September 27, 2010


My friend has been working to get fit and healthy. He is now at 10% body weight. His main complaint is that people keep asking him if he got sick to lose weight. He cannot understand why others can not accept the fact that he began to exercise.

I myself have experienced people asking me what I do to get lean and cut. When I tell them exercise, they continue to ask. As if they are waiting for me to tell them the name of the diet pill I take. There is no magic formula or pill. Simply hard work.

Monday, September 20, 2010


One day a woman conveyed to me that her life would be so sad if she could never eat cake. She claimed she was overweight (and suffering from diabetes) because she did not want to depraved herself.

Most dieters think of healthy eating as this painful chore. Rather than feeling like there are foods " I will be denying myself" wouldn't it be better to have a more positive perspective like " I’m now eating healthy and moving toward feeling great."

And consider what you truly have been depraving yourself of---being able to wear what you want, energy, good healthy, etc etc

Monday, September 13, 2010


In honor of tomorrow, the day of my birth, I have decided to address what I seem to hear with every passage from my "realistic" friends out there. Nothing seems to be more fulfilling for them but to remind me that there will come a birthday that will mark the end of my health and fitness.

Or the need to justify their lack of health responsibilities with such statements as "it gets harder when you're older." I don't think anyone is saying it's easy at any age. And no doubt our hormone levels decrease with the years. However, you can decide to be the healthiest you can be and look your best at ANY age.

And remember , Brad Pitt was forty years old when he filmed the movie TROY. It’s true he gets paid to look great, however he certainly exemplifies that it is possible to look that great at any age. Ask yourself, if you were getting paid to get into shape would you do it? Most people would answer “yes”, but without money as an incentive, they have plenty of great excuses. If that is you, then perhaps you need to re-examine your priorities and what is truly important to you.

Monday, September 6, 2010


If you are worried about the Labor Day barbeque because you are uncertain if you can make a healthy choice ask yourself if you are using this event to predict failure. Be honest with yourself in an effort to recognize the situations and circumstances where you need to retrain yourself. You should take 100% responsibility for your choices.

This isn’t about expecting yourself to be perfect either. Do not look at any event as a roadblock or a stumbling point. Instead as an opportunity to shift your mindset and relearn new habits. A practice session. After all, habit patterns are things you learned. And if you learned them you can unlearn them.

Think your choices through. Behavior modification works only if you are consistently repeating new behaviors.