Journey

Wheels Are Coming Off

I recently posted the following suggestion on Facebook. Define Will Power. There were a wide range of answers. Of course, everyone has an individual belief system and the reasons behind it. I do want to touch on the difficulty with which I still struggle even three years later. First, let’s look at two years ago,…

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Feel Better. Perform Better. Look Better

Feel Better. Perform Better. Look Better

Feel Better. Perform Better. Look Better. Nine days ago marked my three year anniversary since starting my major health transformation which included and still does, an extremely clean diet, workouts (mostly resistance training and very little cardio) continued martial arts training and proper nutritional supplementation. It’s been an extremely rewarding learning experience and in this…

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BMI versus Body Fat Percentage?

Body Fat Percentage versus BMI? When you get past the point of just dropping scale weight, e.g. muscle and fat, and you’re truly trying to focus on body composition for overall health, fitness level, you need to be able to properly measure your body fat percentage. First, let me explain what BMI, Lean Weight and…

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Sleep plays a big part in weight management.

Sleep plays a big part in weight management.

One big aspect of a healthy lifestyle and weight management that gets overlooked often is sleep. The Quantity and Quality of sleep is extremely important for recovery. Recover physically as well as mentally. If you work out each week, the muscle growth occurs in recovery, e.g. when you’re sleeping and not when working out. So…

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Flip the Switch

I think often at the times I’ve failed and nine out of ten times it came down to will versus skill. I didn’t fail at certain weight loss programs because I didn’t have the knowledge or skill of how to do that particular program but rather I didn’t have the will to ‘flip the switch’.…

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Diet is most important

Nutrition trumps Exercise always.

First, I don’t want to devalue the importance of exercise. Whether it’s lifting weights to get stronger, doing a spin class for cardio health, running on the treadmill, walking outside, taking a core strength, hiit style or tabata class. If done correctly for the right outcome, all exercise is great for overall health and wellness.…

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2017 Q1 Nutrition/Fitness Plan

Ok, I’ve been doing the 50/30/20 (Carbs, Protein, Fat) Macro percentage plan for awhile and it has served me well. I shed an additional 55 lbs. after losing 30 lbs. initially and was able to get down to 9.7% Body Fat. One of my personal fitness goals is to achieve a more lean, muscular look.…

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Programs. Noise. Decisions.

After about 1 year on AdvoCare and getting myself healthy. I found my purpose and have used AdvoCare as a Vehicle to drive that purpose. I am 150% into health/wellness/nutrition/fitness. And my purpose is to help others improve in those areas. Whether it’s just to take off 10-20 lbs., drop body fat or to achieve…

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Why the Numbers tell All.

I think metrics are so important in trying to achieve any goal. Business, Fitness, Health, Hobbies, etc. But understanding how to interpret the numbers is even more important. The old me, not understanding ‘Lean Weight, Body Fat, etc.’ would look at this pinch today, and the scale went up 2 lbs. And even my body…

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