9 ways to get (and stay) motivated

 I get asked all the time: “How do you stay so motivated?” Fact: I don’t! …. So I work at it! Motivation is like a muscle – the more you flex it, the stronger it becomes. But what do you do to get your motivation “muscle” in shape in the first place? You find ways […]

Getting To The Goal in 5 Steps

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You want to get into better shape, to drop the fat and to increase your tone and strength.  Join the club…most people are actively working toward an elusive fitness goal.  So what separates those who end up achieving their goals from the rest of the masses who are trapped in a fruitless struggle?  Winston Churchill […]

Falling off the exercise wagon

If you are looking for an excuse to fall off the exercise wagon, the universe will provide one.  Is this you? Have you relapsed into your old unhealthy habits?  The sad truth is that nearly everyone who started off 2014 with strong fitness goals has by now given up. I sincerely hope that this is […]

The sum of your choices…

Each day is filled with choices. We chose whether or not to exercise, to eat a healthy breakfast, or to do something productive. We chose whether or not to eat that donut, to sleep in, or to watch an extra hour of TV. At the end of each day the sum of your choices pushes […]

How to feel better (unspoken benefit of exercise)

Most of the time, when encouraging you to exercise, I focus on your health and fitness goals. These are two significant benefits, but there’s another side effect of exercise that’s hugely important… How exercise makes you feel. Every workout has an immediate impact on your energy, mood, body chemistry, and even mental functioning. The endorphins […]

Don’t confuse “Active” with Fit

When it comes to excuses for not exercising, I’ve heard them all.  Sometimes the excuse is self-inflicted: I don’t have the time. Other times the excuse is pure procrastination: I’m going to start as soon as tax season ends. And then there are excuses that are downright funny: I don’t like to sweat.  As delicately as possible, I […]

How long it really takes to get results…

I’ve got a good one for you today – this is something I get asked about all the time: How long does it take to get results from your fitness routine? This email will lay it all out for you but I also want you to keep one important thing in mind … PLEASE do […]

The simple 80/20 rule for success

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Have you ever heard of the 80/20 rule? It can apply to just about everything in your life … including your health and fitness. It’s an idea that works for a LOT of people. Not only does it get them out of the “all-or-nothing” mindset with food and health – but it’s also really simple. […]

4 Ways To Burn More Fat

There is nothing quite as frustrating as seeing your results fizzle out.  This is a common place to end up, usually after a few months on the same exercise routine. In the beginning your body responds to your routine with lost pounds and gained muscle tone, then one day all results screech to a stop.  […]