Can't Afford it? Can You Really Afford Not to?

Can't Afford it? Can You Really Afford Not to?

Now I can afford my coach and a few competitions each year but I still justify the expense. I’m keeping myself out of the doctor’s office and off the medications that tend to come with age in our American society, and I’m still out of counseling. Medication and doctors visits are getting frighteningly expensive. I intend to keep my medical file thin and only filled with well-person visits and the occasional illness that requires antibiotics or an injury from being active.

Can you really afford not to be active? What is the price of you feeling good, having more energy, and possibly improving your emotional outlook? Getting active, if you are not right now, will help to keep you out of the doctor’s office, you will save on co-pays or other medical expenses, and maybe eventually medication.

You Get Out What You Put In. Are You Putting Enough In?

You Get Out What You Put In. Are You Putting Enough In?

As I was rowing and could not get the watts to show my true power on the screen I thought to myself, “I guess I will just keep it here and ride this interval out.”  My legs were burning and I had 15 seconds left.  In the next 5 seconds I thought to myself, “Is this effort getting you what you want?”  The answer: NO! It wasn’t moving me toward the efficient fat burn I was after.  The interval was quickly over and my legs were thankful.  However, there was another opportunity for me to redeem myself with better effort on the sled.

How to Cut Calories while Still Having the Food and Drink You Love!

How to Cut Calories while Still Having the Food and Drink You Love!

Alcohol can be a big source of added calories, and it's really hard to say no to those tasty foods once you have had a few drinks. So what we have to do is save our calories with each drink. For the most part each drink is going to be around 150 calories, this is 12oz of a light beer, 5oz of wine or 1.5oz of liquor. You can’t really save those calories if you are going to drink but you can save them in other ways.

The lifestyle you lead determines how your body looks and feels, treat it like you want it to look 

The lifestyle you lead determines how your body looks and feels, treat it like you want it to look 

The stage-ready physique competitor, whether it be bikini, figure, physique, classic physique for men, or bodybuilding has treated their body as a temple for months (if not years) while they are preparing for their competition.  As does the athlete expecting themselves to perform at their best at their next competition whether it be team sports or an individual sport. “Treat your body as a temple” is such a cliche’ I know. However, it is TRUE.

Managing your Calories during the Holidays

Managing your Calories during the Holidays

It supposed to be a fun, magic-filled time of year.  I say supposed to be. If you are working toward a fat-loss goal this season is full of landmines.

Parties, family gatherings, simply the stress and cold weather can blow goals up and leave you feeling like you are starting all over after the festivities have ended.

The holidays are hard for me too stress-wise and food-wise.  Here is my approach to dealing with the food.  I wouldn’t say my family approves but this has to do with what I want and my body not theirs, so they can keep their opinions.  

The 5 things you can ADD to your diet to help you lose weight

The 5 things you can ADD to your diet to help you lose weight

In the world we live in now everyone is an expert and everyone you know has some diet that they think is the best diet ever and the answer to everyone’s diet and fat loss problems.

It could be Intermittent fasting, paleo, keto, HCG, or any of these fad diets that are out there right now. But they all tell you to cut things out, or give you restrictions. “Only eat once per day, only eat this list of specific foods, don’t eat carbs, only eat 500 calories a day.”

All you hear is don’t do this and don’t do that, now I’m not saying that you don’t have to pay attention to your calories consumption, you do that is the winning number lower calories. But what if I told you that losing weight can be easier by adding things at first rather than subtracting them?