Podcast Episode 002 – Q&A: How Do I Stay Motived

what motivates you to be healthy or to workout? is it something external to you that’s fleeting, like trying to lose weight for a school reunion, wedding or beach season? this episodes talks about finding a lasting and profoundly personal motivation within you that endures to drive you to be …

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R&R – Rewards & Rejuvenation

I was recently reading an issue of Bicycling magazine (the last free issue I got for buying my Trek, alas), and it had a great piece on 7 people (5 individuals and one couple) who lost weight on their bikes that used rewards as an incentive to stay in it …

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Eat Your Kids Scraps – Just Make Them The Right Scraps

You hear a lot from parents of toddlers about how they put on a bunch of weight eating their kids leftovers. Parents, you know the drill, you give your kids chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, etc, they eat some of it (hopefully enough to fuel their …

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2013 By The Numbers

As 2013 closes up, I took a look at my tracker spreadsheet (get yours here) that I use as part of the first of my 10 principles, which is “track it” (see the video on our YouTube channel).  What I saw was pretty interesting in the last column, which sums …

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newbodies on YouTube

Last night, I launched our new YouTube channel.  The goal of the channel is to share ideas, motivation, guidance, product reviews and more in a different format to this blog. While I’ve gotten a couple of videos up and have some more thoughts, I really want to be sure I’m …

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2013 – A good, fast year

I thought the timing was right to do a little reminiscing on 2013. This was a big year for me after 2012, which started great, but quickly was defined by two injuries and two related surgeries. 2013 was a year of several firsts First race (5K) First 10K First half …

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Q: How do I stick with it (Part II)

Q: How do I stick with doing what I know I should? I am pretty good about exercise, but I eat things I know I shouldn’t. I just have to make myself do it, right?A: I talked about motivation in the first part of my response to this question. You should read …

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Review: Joos 3 Day Reboot Cleanse

The buildup  I’ve been looking at several juice-based, 3-5 day cleanse programs lately as I feel like I sort of needed to reset things.  I generally eat healthily, but wanted to start 2014 fresh and pure as I embark on my “clean14” challenge. The key things I was looking for …

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