At my day job as an organic food distributor, one of the things I do is evaluate new products. There are six of us in the room, and, for the most part, all six of us do the same thing first: read the ingredients. I’ve stated this many times before. It is the #1 ruleContinue reading ““Is This Food Good For Me?””
Monthly Archives: February 2019
“Up Before The Enemy”
I’m not at war on a real battlefield like some of our bravest, but I do get up before the enemy, at 4:30 AM. My enemy is the snooze bar. He causes me to miss the opportunity to do all of the things that make me a stronger person in the morning. He tells meContinue reading ““Up Before The Enemy””
“How Do I Make Better Food Choices?”
This is a very commonly asked question. There is more than one answer. As usual, it depends, mostly on you. One of the skills that you may need to develop is being aware of how you feel after you eat certain foods. This can be accomplished with a food journal, but not just one whereContinue reading ““How Do I Make Better Food Choices?””
The 4 Keys Areas of Health
Health is more than just the food that’s on your plate. It’s the balance of four key areas of life: Nutrition, Exercise, Spirituality, and Relationships. Too much toxicity in any one of those areas, and, your health will suffer. And, yes, they all translate into physical symptoms or problems. Nutrition: fuel your body with junk,Continue reading “The 4 Keys Areas of Health”
Do It Every Day
I’ve been practicing Qigong for about one year. But, it hasn’t been daily, so, I’m really not very good at it, yet. I’ve been meditating for almost 2 years, daily, with only a few exceptions. I’m pretty good at that now; the benefits are obvious. However, I still have much room to improve. I’ve bloggingContinue reading “Do It Every Day”
You Will Win.
You will win. If you stay open to the process. If you face your fears. If you stand fast and look hard in the mirror. If you get up every day, and do the work, even if you don’t feel like it. If you say ‘no’ to your ego, to temptation. Your will is strongerContinue reading “You Will Win.”
When Should You Train with Heavy Weights?
As soon as it is (1) possible, and (2) in line with your goals. (A follow-up to this post about bodyweight-only training.) #1: How do you know when it’s possible? When you have proper form & range of motion. If you don’t have proper flexibility, and you’re in my garage, you’re training with a PVCContinue reading “When Should You Train with Heavy Weights?”
A Daily Battle
Jocko Willink says that he is weak. A decorated former Navy SEAL, who gets up every morning at 4 AM to workout, writes books regularly, runs a consulting company, and gets far more done than the ‘average’ man, is telling you that he is weak. He too, a combat veteran, struggles with fear, procrastination, andContinue reading “A Daily Battle”
Should I Train With or Without Music?
When you add music to your training, by definition you have added extra sensory input; an additional element. Depending on where you are, who you are with, what you are doing, and what the objective is, the addition of music can have both positive and negative effects. If you’re doing a group metcon, the musicContinue reading “Should I Train With or Without Music?”
There’s No Delaying Change
If it’s difficult for you change your eating and exercise habits today, how much easier do you think it will be tomorrow, or next month? It won’t. The problem is not that you don’t want to. You can tell yourself that you don’t want to, but, deep down, it’s not the truth. The reason forContinue reading “There’s No Delaying Change”