With the weather finally showing some signs that it’s fall--it may not be the Global Warming End of Days after all--I immediately start thinking of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love eating more than is probably normal and this time of year suits me well with all the social gatherings based around food. So how do we have a normal life during the holidays and still not loose track of our health and fitness goals? Our bodies convert extra calories into fat very easily. Thanks t
If this game ends the same for us all, then what we do with our time is monumentally important. But by whose standards are we measuring our efforts? I don't own a home. I'm not married. I quit college after five years of changing majors and acquiring debt. Oh, and I'm gay. This is a failure to what I grew up learning was my goal. Those goals were not actually mine. As an adult I've learned my happiness is rooted far deeper and much further from these "accomplishments". Creati
As a personal trainer, it seems as though people feel the need to treat me like a priest in a confessional; following up their crappy health confession with a qualifying statement like, “But I did go on a walk yesterday at least.” We are a creative and resourceful species (…uh most of us) that can come up with some great excuses to get out of uncomfortable situations like working out, paying bills, using protection. You might not like this, but walking isn’t really a workout.
Food! At 6'4" and 230 lbs, eating isn't just for function to support all this body, but it's for fun for me too. As a trainer, I come across so many odd ideas people hold on what "healthy eating" looks like. Not to mention the things we have to avoid to have the body we want. To eat well does not have to look like chicken, rice, and broccoli every meal! If we ever get the chance to have a drink together (YES, even booze can fit in!) than you'll likely see me eat some fu