There’s always an excuse

It’s my birthday It’s me and my partner’s anniversary It’s Halloween My dog was sick and I had to take them to the vet It’s opening day for the Rockies My college friend was in town I had a big business trip and there was no good food around My …

Food Prep Mastery Part 1 – Protein

Getting a healthy serving of protein in with every meal can be hard if you don’t prepare ahead of time. In this article, I’ll go through the basic strategies I’ve been teaching to my clients for years. I’ll cover each way that I prep protein and you can pick and …

Learning from others mistakes

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about learning from others and I wanted to share some thoughts. Anyone can learn through experience. The trick to avoiding the same pitfalls that befall others is learning from their experiences. You can only learn by doing You can’t truly know anything without experiencing …

Ambivalence is good

Ambivalence = feeling two ways about something. This is a feeling that everyone goes through when making a change in their life. For example, let’s chat about a very common source of ambivalence for nearly everyone: nutrition. Let’s say you want to stop or reduce how much you’re eating something …

Behave into feeling

I often hear the phrase “I don’t feel motivated” or “I didn’t feel like doing that”. There is a very critical flaw in that line of thinking. Behaviors drive feelings. Feelings don’t magically appear out of nowhere. So, if you want to change the way you feel, you need to behave …

Our beliefs = Our actions

So much of what you read in the fitness and health world is focused on education; telling you the secrets of a healthy diet or the perfect workout. I’m not saying that having the proper information isn’t helpful or critical for success (it is). But, do you really think it’s …

Change your environment or nothing will ever change

When do you eat junk food? Typical answer: When it’s around When do you drink alcohol? Typical answer: When you’re at the bar or it’s in your fridge. When do you feel the best? Typical answer: When I’m around my family and friends and don’t Your environment plays a huge …