goal setting

It’s OK to crave

Downside of being a fitness coach: every time I see someone I know at a restaurant, they look at my plate and mentally give me a compliance grade. I understand this doesn’t equate to having an investment property in Syria or having a eggplant sized cyst on my forehead in…

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The new, skinner you

I know it is sometimes hard to motivate yourself to take the steps necessary to unveil the “new you” that is hiding behind several layers of extra pounds, neglect and pushed back resolutions. This is even harder as we get older, busier and, uh, wider. You know it is what…

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How tough are you? Let’s find out.

I admit that I have a slight problem. I have always enjoyed a little bit of discomfort to keep me aware that I was still alive and kicking. That means I am ironically more at ease when I am slightly too hot or cold, uncomfortable in my chair or a…

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Fitness myths: spot fat reduction

I actually cannot believe that in this day and age I have to address this. This is the myth that has more lives than a zombie cat. It is the myth of the ability to lose fat in a certain spot of your body by doing incessant exercises with that…

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Fitness myths: 8 glasses

If I say the words “8 glasses”, what comes to mind? I bet 95% of you said it pertains to the fact that you need to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Now, tell me who first recommended it? I’m not hearing anything…anyone? Well, no one seems to know…

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Fitness Myths: Part 1 of many

I have a new crusade. It is time for magazines, talk show guests, snake oil salesman and general lugheads/fimbos (fitness bimbos) to stop filling everyone’s head with crap. I am not sure when the mass production of tips, studies, maxims and rules of thumb got out of control, but it…

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