"I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time." Michael Phelps In my career as a personal trainer, I constantly got asked "What's the best exercise routine to get fit/lose weight/build muscle?" I didn't like that question because I … [Read more...] about Uncomfortably Comfortable
What’s the deal with sugar? I have a big sweet tooth. I like chocolate just as much as the next person does. I 100% believe chocolate should be a part of every person’s life purely because it is delicious and satisfying. I also believe that we live in a society that has fallen way off track when it … [Read more...] about The Sugary Sweet Truth
“If you're not gonna go all the way, why go at all?” ― Joe Namath With the CrossFit Open only a few days away, I can't help but think back to the previous six opens that I was privileged to be a part of. I also think back to the dozens of races I entered when I was a runner. Competition is a … [Read more...] about The Skill of Competing
"It's sad because it's so unrealistic. People feel like they're failing because they can't attain that "perfect" body. Meanwhile, the "perfect" they're aiming for is far from healthy." -Kayla L. White (23) We live in a "me" society. Everywhere we look, we are told, "you want it, come get it." … [Read more...] about The Perfect Body Diet
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~Jim Rohn My last two posts covered Carbohydrates and Fat. In my opinion, I have saved the best for last! In recent years, so much of the focus, whether positive or negative, has been on carbs and fat. Protein has mostly flown under … [Read more...] about Protein: Are You Eating Enough?
“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” ~Thomas Edison Are you afraid of fat? For the past 50 years, we have been told to avoid eating fat because it would cause weight gain, heart attacks, and a variety … [Read more...] about The Big FAT Lie!