//FAT TO FIT//

There is a show on tv called “Fit to Fat to Fit” where personal trainers gain weight to be able to be in a similar situation as their clients and then work with them side by side to lose the weight and get back into shape. I know from experience that it is intimidating when you are overweight to go to a gym, ask someone who looks like superman for help.  All of these stories are inside your head of why you shouldn’t make a change…people will laugh at you, it will be hard, it is going to hurt, eating healthy...

//FUNCTIONAL FITNESS//

Being in shape is very hot right now…crossfit, clean eating, paleo, bulletproof, etc etc etc…   Most talk about these things with goals of losing weight and looking good naked.   These are fine goals, but there is more to fitness than just these…   Exercise and eating healthy can save your life…   October of last year I went to the doctor for an annual physical. At this point I had lost around 50 pounds (down from 325 pounds), was following paleo so was not really eating sugar or carbs.   I got a call from the doctor to...

//THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS//

I see a lot of messages on FB, ads on TV and Radio, and shows on TV that sell the easy way out… Eat all the pizza and drink all the beer you want, never workout and you can lose all the fat… Take these pills, and you can eat whatever you want… Before and after photos showing HUGE weight loss and 6 pack abs in 3 months… Usually if you pay attention to these, there are disclaimers from the legal department that says something like “results not normal” or something to the fact that you can buy our shit,...

//ARE YOU WILLING TO BE BAD AT SOMETHING??//

Taking my coach’s advice, I went out and bought an ab roller and a pull up bar. I have a full pull up station in my garage, but realized I was not actually going out there because it wasn’t convenient, so went to walmart and purchase both…I put it in my master bathroom and everytime I walk past the pullup bar I throw down a few pull ups… On the station I have in the garage, I was letting my feet touch the ground between pull ups, and I realized I was actually pushing off each time. Because of this,...

//FINISH THE RACE//

Have you ever heard of John Stephen Akhwari? I never had…he was an olympic marathon runner who represented Tanzania in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Do you know WHY his name is known by some, and is down in the history books?  Is it because of the come back story of a nobody winning the race from behind?  Or beating a world record for fastest time? Actually he was the LAST person to finish the race more than one HOUR after the winner completed the race.  He had fallen and hurt his leg during the race, but didn’t...

//SHUT UP//

This morning my alarm went off and I did not want to get up and start my routine. I laid in bed for a few minutes before rolling out. I did my morning drinks and supplements then went into my office to do my morning run. I am running on a treadmill and have been pushing to beat my last PR each time so I started off on the run at the same speed I worked up to last time. Most mornings the voice in my head is telling me to stop but this morning it was freaking screaming at...

//DON’T CHEAT//

Today is the first day of my vacation…I took the rest of the year off and am excited to spend time with my family. I have done this for years, but this year is different than any before. In years past I would sleep late, watch TV, relax, etc. Sure I would spend time with family and do some stuff also, but my priority was to do nothing…escape was more my goal… This morning I woke up at 5 AM, granted it was because my 2 year old woke me up, but I was up, so I got out of...