Posts made in March, 2016


Benefits of Bodyweight

Benefits of Bodyweight


Posted By on Mar 28, 2016 in exercise

I am a fan of bodyweight exercises – exercises that consist of using your own body as resistance.  Pushups, squats, pullups… the old favorites (and some crazy challenging ones that are my goal – let’s just add “more than one pullup” and “pistol squats” to that category).  A strong arsenal of bodyweight exercises makes a great go-to workout when you’re nowhere near a gym.  There are...

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I Aim To Misbehave

I Aim To Misbehave


Posted By on Mar 28, 2016 in diet and nutrition

During my last few posts, I talked about building healthy habits, creating a lifestyle change that fits your needs, etc.  But that doesn’t really sound like fun, right?  Well, in my opinion, if you don’t enjoy what you’re trying to do, you’re doing it wrong. Some of you may know I follow a few basic nutrition rules – I threw out the various cheap&fast snacks (chips, pizza rolls, the usual suspects),...

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There are a few forces at work challenging us when we’re trying to change our lives, whether it’s building a healthy lifestyle, starting a new career, or anything else that will ultimately make our lives better. Scheduling – now we have to somehow make room (or worse, clean up) in our lives to accommodate all the changes and new tasks, somehow fitting them in to often packed schedules. Perfectionism – we want...

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Die-hard Habits

Die-hard Habits


Posted By on Mar 22, 2016 in health and lifestyle

I am a creature of habit.  Autopilot is my favorite speed, which has actually helped me to keep my weight off for the past 5 years.  My habits became so ingrained, even the people I interact with often are so used to them that they end up autopiloting on me.  Wait, what? I started on my weight loss path around the end of 2009.  I started doing small things – walking to lunch, picking the healthier options when I bought lunch,...

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“I can’t do that!” “Well it’s EASY for him!” You spend enough time around a gym, you end up hearing pretty much every reason that someone can’t or won’t try an exercise, or isn’t losing weight, or whatever goal is looking unreachable to them.  In my opinion, that’s focusing in the wrong direction. There are as many body types as there are people, each with its own blend of...

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