Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

The holiday season is now in full swing and with less than a week to go, last minute shopping and preparing is consuming most of your spare time. In these moments, it’s tempting to relegate your workouts to “I’ll try to fit it in” status but this usually translates into zero workouts until after the New Year.

Getting Back on Track

Getting Back on Track
After the Holiday Weekend

Thanksgiving is over and if you’re like most people, you ate way too much of the foods you don’t normally eat. Indulging in rich, calorie-dense foods from time to time won’t really set you back any; and in fact, if you’re highly active, an occasional cheat meal can be good for your metabolism and hormones.

If You Don’t Make Sacrifices for What You Want, You WILL Sacrifice What You Want

What’s it going to be?

What will you sacrifice this week? Getting to the gym first thing in the morning means you’re going to have to go to bed a little earlier or give up sleeping in. How important is getting to the gym for you? How bad do you really want to get in shape?

Losing weight will require you to give up some foods you love and maybe eating some foods you don’t love.

Come Into The Light

We’ve all had the experience of fumbling about in the dark, then finally locating a light switch only to find ourselves wincing and closing our eyes when we turn the switch on. This is a natural protective reflex to pain and discomfort from the perceived "threat" that your eyes feel to the sudden bombardment of what would otherwise be harmless normal light.

Don’t Be A Dead Fish – Swim Against The Current

One of my favorite sayings I learned from my father growing up was “only the dead fish go with the flow.” I'm not sure where he heard it, but I'm glad he shared it with me. As a teen, these words helped me deal with peer pressure because I would visualize my peers as that river and myself being that dead fish when I was tempted to just go along with the crowd.