As you move through life it seems that progress or success is associated with concept of addition and making your life bigger. When you're young you add more friends, more social activities, more responsibilities. You go from a small school to a big school, from no job to a part time job, perhaps you add in a sport or hobby. Then you may add a relationship, and responsibility … [Read more...] about Downsizing Your Diet and Fitness Life
I started working out when I was about 17 years old and have been doing some form of structured workout since then (I'm currently 36 so that's about 19 years of workouts). In that time I've gone through my functional training phase, my powerlifting phase, my bodybuilding phase (drugs and all), my olympic lifting phase, and some form of what is now called crossfit (back … [Read more...] about Your fitness phase
After studying nutrition and exercise physiology I have come to the conclusion that most people that start reading about diet and fitness eventually lose sight of their original goal of 'getting in great shape' and quickly get lost in the process of diet or fitness as their identity. People seem to latch onto a label or community or identity to become a part of … [Read more...] about What is Your Diet and Fitness Identity?
The diet and fitness industry is hardly at a loss for words. Browsing the interwebs (or is it the world wide net...) will bring up thousands of pages of information, tips, and endless 'must do' and 'never do' lists. Within 5 minutes of searching you could easily come up with dozens of 'rules' of fitness and ways to live a 'healthy' lifestyle. Almost all of them revolve … [Read more...] about What Will YOU Do About Your Body?
If you go to the diet book section of your local book store you'll find dozens of books with their specific theory on how to lose weight. You'll find explanation about blood type, parasites, 'toxins' (this one drives me nuts...well they all do, but especially this one), glycemic index, hormones, broken metabolism, and all kinds of genetic issues and bad food choices. So here … [Read more...] about Isn’t Weight Loss the Opposite of Weight Gain?