Why Start with “Why”?
Health and Nutrition | Mindset

Why Start with “Why”?

For any of you who have ever hung out with small children, you will know what I am talking about. There is a stage where their favorite question OR answer is “Why?” While this can be annoying, it IS a great way to get some answers! I would put it to you that many of…

Walking.  Everybody does it.  Or do they?
Mindset

Walking. Everybody does it. Or do they?

Seems like such a simple thing. We have all done a ton of it in our lives.  Often if we go to our doctor and we aren’t active enough for him/her, the suggestion is, “Walk more… it will be good for your health.” But what if someone you care about needs to be exercising more,…

A New Kind of Instant Gratification
Mindset

A New Kind of Instant Gratification

These days it seems that we are a society based on instant gratification. We want immediate results. We are looking for that little burst of something that somehow we think is going to make our lives better. Or, if you want to put it into scientific terms, instant gratification gives you a little dopamine rush…

What Results Do you Really Want?
Exercise Basics | Mindset

What Results Do you Really Want?

Sometimes we start a new project or exercise plan not knowing exactly what we want to get out of it. And, that’s fair. Often we don’t really know what can happen. There’s the direct results, and then there’s related, or ripple, effects. We can’t control or anticipate everything. And, there’s a learning curve. Often when…

Motivation.  Friend or Foe?
Mindset

Motivation. Friend or Foe?

In my business, as in the weight loss business, you often hear that people struggle with their motivation. Ever wonder what it IS anyway? And how come some people have it and others don’t? Before I start, let me put this out there. I came across an example of a continuum that people fall upon…

How’s Your Inner Game of Fitness?
Mindset

How’s Your Inner Game of Fitness?

A long time ago I read a book by W. Timothy Gallwey, a classic, called The Inner Game of Tennis. Since then he has written several other books like The Inner Game of Golf, The Inner Game of Work, The Inner Game of Stress, Inner Skiing, and even The Inner Game of Music. Where am I going with this? Well, in…