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Remember the mindful side of fitness…

“The issues we have with our bodies run deep. Therapists like to say that those issues live in our tissues. The trauma we’ve experienced, the anger or hurt we stuff down, can manifest as anything from a clenched jaw, a painful hip, or tight neck muscles… If we don’t figure out a way to release […]

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It doesn’t get any easier, you just get tougher.

Update time. 11.5 lbs down, 13.5 to go. It’s been a couple weeks since my last post.  Combination of writers block and a tough week. Finally coming out on the other side, and it has brought me some much needed clarity. I was getting tired of the constant “pressure” of healthy living and losing weight. […]

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Read this before you skip your next workout

Even the most dedicated experience a slump and don’t want to do their workouts. It is a normal part of the fitness journey.  But the next time you feel like skipping your workout, read this first.  I hope one of my “Ten Questions” to ask yourself before you skip a workout will speak to you and […]

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Loving the Grind

Not only shouldn’t you cheat the grind,  you should embrace it.  The grind is the part that makes you feel accomplished.  The grind lets you know you are putting in the the work.  The grind is what makes it ok to treat/reward yourself.  Without the grind there’s no looking in the mirror, proud of who […]

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The Right Goals Count!

The more that I work out and fuel my body with the right things, things every body craves, I have realized I train better with goals.  More importantly, specific goals. One thing I really miss is playing competitive sports.  I know skill-wise I can still do it, but athletically my confidence had been shot.  I […]

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Plan your meals + workouts!

Who’s set up to have a successful week? This guy is. Within 2 hours of waking up I have my workout done, meals prepped, and workouts planned. Planning and prep work are the keys to being successful. Do you expect my week to flow exactly how I planned?  Ha, nope! At minimum there will be […]

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Whose on your fitness team?

There are many ways to create a team of support for your fitness program. Some of the most popular: Ask a friend to be a workout partner. Join a fitness class at the park district or at a fitness center. Hire a personal trainer or fitness coach. Join a running or walking club. Create an […]

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Losing Weight – Before You Jump on a Band Wagon

It’s always surprising to me that – with everything that’s being published on the subject of weight loss, diets, and nutrition – I still run into deep ignorance on the subject.  Very often on the part of people otherwise smart and intelligent.  I’ve had numerous conversations about drastic diets, miracle cures, surgical solutions to weight […]

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The Case for Strength and Conditioning

Scientific evidence continues to tell us that strength and conditioning are keys for staying young, healthy, and fit.  When a person is strong and in shape, their brain and body function more optimally, they get sick less often, they reduce their risk of serious illness, they stave off the affects of aging, and they look […]

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Why It’s Not Healthy To Stress Over Your Health

We were at a friends’ house with a group of 50/60-somethings.  The evening started quite pleasantly: a glass of wine, a bite to eat, good music, catching up on what’s new…and then somebody ventured into the dreaded zone.  He (or she) flopped on the sofa with a senior grunt and “Oh, my back!”.  Friends that […]

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