I have recently found myself in a position where I have been giving into temptation way more than I used to. Life has gotten busy and crazy, I have started leaning toward convenience, planning has taken a back seat, and I have backed way off on my training. The end result of this is I now find myself roughly 20lbs heavier than the weight I feel best at. I know the last thing you want to hear about is a fitness coach claim they need to lose weight, but some of us struggle j
One of the common mistakes in lifestyle change is trying to do too much. I can not emphasize enough how important it is to work on one thing at a time, master it, then move on. This is true with nutrition change, fitness level change, and any other academic or spiritual goal you may have. The easiest way to explain this is with fitness level because there is science to support it. What we know to be true is that only completely unconditioned beginners can make significant
Most people when starting a lifestyle change program want to go all in. They want to change all bad habits at once and start an aggressive workout program immediately. It makes sense, complete flip to "healthy living" as soon as possible. The problem is not only is this impossible mentally, your body does not like change so it will also turn on you. The key here is to start slowly, change one habit at a time, pick a workout program that gradually ramps up, and listen to yo
We find today’s society in a rough place health-wise. We have high obesity rates, joint and back pain, and more diseases than we can shake a stick at. So what is going on and how do we fix it? The real answer is poor food quality, too much stress, and too much sitting/inactivity. We all know the issues, but changing these issues always seems impossible. The truth is failure to change is not always your fault. We are just wired to continue operating in our comfort zones.
Everyone thinks that the holiday season is the hardest time of year to eat healthy; but watch out for the summer trap as well. Grilling season is the hardest time of year for me to eat healthy and here is why. During the holidays the “bad food” is obvious, sugary treats, cookies, and cakes are everywhere. The grill season can be even more dangerous because the “bad foods” are hidden. These show up in the sugar in condiments, sweet teas, sugary juices, chips, buns for hamb