Monday, October 25, 2010


If you are staring at a bag of Halloween candy and feeling sorry for yourself. Stop it. Consider what eating sugar or corn syrup will really cost you. The active lifestyle and comfort in wearing certain clothes. Isn't not being able to wear what you want to wear or do what you want to do worth a piece of candy?

And yes, I've heard the same cry "You have to live." Which makes me wonder why anyone would assume that my passing on a chocolate has made my life less than. And if eating a piece of taffy is what you may consider the greatest thing in your life, perhaps you need to exam your life. I think improving the quality of my life is the best way to treat myself.

Monday, October 18, 2010


You don’t expect your car to respond to the wrong fuel, so how can you expect your body to respond to the wrong food? Food is fuel to your body. It's great that we enjoy a wide range of selections. But this only means we have several quality fuels to chose from.
Much in the same way your thoughts are fuel to your motivation and can effect the way you feel. The truth is we have the ability to make a decision about the quality of fuel we want to put into our mind and body. And we can expect results based on that choice.

Monday, October 11, 2010


In college I was a bartender. One of the more popular request was rum and diet coke. Even then it made no sense to me why someone would be concerned with ordering a diet coke with their rum. Much in the same way I find it a bit odd that people will at junk food and take a handful of vitamins. I'm not certain if that makes a difference. I suppose some would argue that taking the vitamins would at least be helpful. Still I wonder if one is really concerned with being healthy--why eat the junk food in the first place?

Monday, October 4, 2010


Discipline is not something you are born with. It is a mental muscle that needs constant training. Like any other muscle, if you don’t use it, it will weaken. It takes more than just wanting to be disciplined. It is an ability that must be developed and tended to. If it appears easy for some, it is because those people have cultivated it for a very long time.

By practicing your discipline, you will notice results in your works out as well. Studies have shown that people who do small mental tasks at work, increased their work out stamina.

And remember no muscle gets into shape immediately. You have to build it and maintain it. All your choices affect this muscle. When you make an excuse, you are hurting the muscle. This doesn’t mean you should expect to be perfect and never slide, but it does mean you understand that it is important and you continue to build that mental muscle.