Advice & Philosophy

Cheating Too Often -> Cheating Too Often

Before my hernia surgery this summer, I was extremely good about cheating only one day a week.  I went ‘off the wagon’ during my recovery, and had things like fruit and bread for a couple of weeks.  Since then, I’ve kept fruit in my diet (not much, but at least …

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Staycation? No, Fitcation

Ah, the “Staycation”.  It’s how Americans spend time off all too often.  See, we have it all wrong.  I work for a European company, and those guys take 2 weeks off and go rent a villa in Portugal or something.  Me, I take a day or half day here or …

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Q: Do You Do Life Coaching?

Q: Do you do life coaching in addition to the fitness and health coaching you do? A: That’s a great question that really deserves a deeper response than a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’. The coaching I do isn’t the same as the coaching you’d get in high school or college if you …

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Be ‘Fit’, Not ‘Not Healthy’

My wife shared a great book with me about how you can heal your life.  It’s titled, oddly enough, You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise Hay.  It’s really brilliant.  You might be skeptical of these things, but I promise you, read a bit, and you’ll be hooked.  Amazon has a …

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Visualizing a Carrot & Stick

Visualization (or ‘visualisation’ for my UK-English-speaking friends) has long been a tool of athletes around the world to perform better.  I’ve read a lot about it as I enlightened my body, but have also had much experience playing with it myself.  I’ve started using it a wider range of settings, …

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Frame Your Self to Value Yourself

We put frames on things we treasure.  Photos of loved ones, diplomas we worked hard (hopefully) to earn. Pictures of our kid’s footprints. Our wedding invitations.  The list goes on.  But we actually frame everything in our life every day.  Framing is the act of putting context and boundaries, if …

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Collateral Benefits of Running Outside

I struggled with calling this post “Collateral Damage of Running Outside”, but I’m trying to take a positive view on it lead to framing this as benefits.  And that is a fair characterization rather than just trying to be all smiley and rainbows about pain. What’s the beneficial damage?  Blisters.  …

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