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Regular Guy Gets Fit!
6 minutes | May 6, 2021
On vacation this week with observations about how the warmer weather might be a bit more accommodating toward a healthier lifestyle.
6 minutes | May 3, 2021
The Tight Pants System
This is a quick and easy system that keeps me from straying too far from my usual healthy routine. You probably already do some version of this.
8 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Cheap-O Exercise Equipment
Thigh Masters, $20 steppers and Shake-Weights. Is there any real value to be found in these Cheap-O exercise items?
9 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
You DON'T have to eat it all...
Get out of the mindset that you're wasting money by not clearing your plate. You're actually making an investment in your health.
7 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Demi Lovato in the News
Ms. Lovato took a lot of heat for something she tweeted about diet foods this week. To her credit, she apologized and backed off her initial statements a bit. Let's take a quick look at what is at issue here.
10 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Bad Habits and Guilty Pleasures
We all have our bad habits and guilty pleasures. Kick out the really bad habits, and enjoy your guilty pleasures in moderation. You'll be just fine...
10 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
What it YOUR motivation?
At the end of the day, there's a reason (or two) that you would like to be in better shape. What are your motivations? Are they getting you to the place where you want to be?
11 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Your Diet: Keep It Simple
Your diet is the key to your fitness. Whether you are trying to lose weight, or adopt a healthier lifestyle, what you eat is important to keeping your body operating at peak efficiency. Maintaining a good diet with proper eating habits takes work, but if you keep it simple and stick to it, it will get easier.
8 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
You Gotta Move!
Exercise is key. But it is much more than spending hours of boredom in the gym. What you really want to be doing is just movin' around. Whenever, and wherever, you can.
8 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Clear Your Mind
Mental clarity is essential to accomplishing just about anything, including fitness. Here are a few ways to help you get to a point where you can effectively focus on the important things.
7 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Surround Yourself with Positive People
No matter what you try to accomplish in life, there will always be people that will try to drag you down. Maybe they're jealous, or insecure. But whatever the reason, you don't need their negativity. Cut 'em loose. Try instead to surround yourself with positive people. People who will support your choice to try to be the best that you can be.
8 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
You're going to need just a little bit of discipline...
All the best laid plans for eating better and exercising more don't mean a thing unless you have the discipline to follow through. But don't worry...discipline takes many forms. Don't let it scare you off before you even get started. Here are some ways of putting it all in perspective...
12 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
The 5 Essential Things You Need to Get and Stay Fit
This is how you put the plan in place. Whatever system you come up with, you will need to draw from each of these 5 things to stay on track and reach your goal of a healthier and happier lifestyle.
7 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Sticking with your System is the Key
Learn from my mistake. I stopped doing two very important parts of my own system and paid a price. Fortunately, I caught it before I caused too much damage, but keeping up a very simple routine would have saved me from having to work twice as hard later on.
8 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Who's in your Wolf Pack?
Who we choose to be close with, our friends and family, can have a big influence on your success in achieving better health and overall well-being. Does your circle of friends and family support you and celebrate your aspirations and accomplishments? Or are there those that help to create a negative environment that drags you down? If so, you may have some difficult decisions to make.
8 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Did you use to be in much better shape earlier in your life? What happened? For most of us, the rush of life--kids, careers, etc.--often has us choose different priorities. Now that you're working to get back into a healthier lifestyle, give some thought as to how you can create a system that is more sustainable with how you live now.
10 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
My Former Life as a Vegetarian
I used to be a vegetarian. Twice. I learned a few things from those experiences that shape how I eat to this day.
7 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Give Yourself a Break!
We all do it. Once in a while, we get a little crazy. We eat things we shouldn't, we have a second helping here and there, or we can't do our usual exercise. It's ok. It's normal. Cut yourself a little slack. It's actually a healthy thing to cut loose once in awhile. But you don't do yourself any favors by stressing over it. Learn how to forgive yourself and move on.
7 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Inspiration or Intimidation?
Some fitness lifestyle gurus seem very intimidating. Do we really need to kill ourselves with super-serious workout and diet regimens in order to keep fit? Not me. I've got better things to do. I want to find ways to get the most out of the least. A fit mindset should complement our lives, not dominate them. Just make today a little better than yesterday...
7 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
My Yard is My Gym
As spring creeps up on us here in the Northeast, we are left to clean up mother nature's messes left over from the winter. But hey, it's an opportunity to get a great workout!
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