We really are born to run

For those who haven’t read it, you have to get Born to Run by Christopher McDougal (Apple iBooks, Amazon print & Kindle).  A coworker who is much more serious about running than I will ever be suggested it to me, and it literally changed my life.  I just finished a run …

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Why it’s so hard to maintain lost weight

There’s a great series on HBO right now called The Weight of the Nation (iTunes, Twitter) that I highly recommend.  Apple has (at this moment) 3 free episodes from the series in iTunes, so there’s no excuse for not watching them. I just watched the second episode, which looks at …

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Be mindful about…everything, actually

One thing I’ve learned throughout this journey is the importance of keeping your mind in it.  Not being a passenger or passive about your life and your life choices is really the underlying key to being successful in reshaping your body and ultimately your life. This means thinking through how …

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Sustain to Maintain

I was at my 15 year high school reunion last night.  Two things struck me – First, I’m in better shape than I generally was back then, which obviously made me feel good about how I presented myself going back to see everyone.  Second, people still remember me as ‘the …

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No cheating on knowledge

Americans have become incredibly used to getting what we want when we want it, and typically with minimal effort expenditure. We seek quick fixes and quick answers. And we generally get them. From the speed with which you can find things out via the web to the hundreds of millions …

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Enlighten Your Body

I have been struggling to come up with a concise and witty tag line or slogan for newbodi.es for some time. I launched newbodi.es with the saying, “helping people change their lives and minds, starting with their bodies.” That’s fine and true, but certainly not witty or clever. A slogan …

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Challenges are what push us to excel

Today I got confirmation of something I have been fearing for a few days since the pain began. By “confirmation” I mean “was told it was twice as bad as I feared.”. The news I feared is that I have a hernia. The “twice as bad” part is that I …

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Who are you arguing with?

I was recently talking to someone who wants to change their body, and actually didn’t need to make too many dietary shifts to get there. Surprisingly, they put up the strongest fight of anyone I’ve spoken to recently. They need to cut their 3 bowls of cereal per week and …

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