Category Archives: Health & Fitness

How to Get Going When You Are Feeling Dead and Tired

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Do you ever have those days when you feel dog tired and your brain is flatlining? That was me today. I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary or eat anything unusual yesterday and I got my normal amount of sleep. It’s just one of those things. When this happens it seems like even the…




P90X Wrap-Up

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Earlier this month I finished up the P90X exercise program. Despite being skeptical at first, because I thought the program had a body-building angle and a “skin deep” focus, I really enjoyed it on so many levels. The program involves weights, yoga, plyometrics, isometrics, cardio, and intervals. It’s a lot different than what I am…




Eating Philosophy for Staying Lean, Strong and Energized

A lot of people ask me about what I eat on a typical day, so I decided to explain the philosophy behind the food choices that I make and some of the books that inspired me and my ideas about food. I call it an eating philosophy because I like to eat-a lot, but I…




P90X Update

Last week my wife and started the 7th week of P90X and haven’t missed a day yet. Have done a bit less running, riding and yoga since starting the program, but really enjoying the muscle confusion – haven’t done that to myself in a long time. The plyometric workouts continue to be killer and usually…




The First Three Weeks of P90X

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On a whim I grabbed the P90X program while I was buying gifts at Christmas. I thought it might be cool to learn some new exercises and try a program.  At home, my wife picked up the box and immediately became interested in doing the program.
So not knowing quite what to expect we popped the…




Greatest Lessons Learned in 2010

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2010 – What a great year! One the eve of the new year and having just finishing my goals for 2011 (will post on this shortly) I thought I would share some of my biggest lessons from this past year.
Everything good starts with meditation – There were a lot of great days this year…




Nutrition – In the Raw

My good friend and life mentor, Aaron Ross, recently spent a week at a raw food nutrition retreat. Here he writes about how it impacted his health (he experienced immediate results) and also has a video interview with a woman who’s beating stage 4 cancer through nutrition and mental practices. Can I get an Amen…




Why? Because it feels good.

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Hardly a day goes by when someone doesn’t ask me why I am so committed to my exercise, diet and daily routines. Often they want to discover the science that could possibly justify what seems like such a huge sacrifice and ordeal.
My logical and dominant left brain always quickly responds that my rituals…




Are You Falling for These Health Food Label Tricks?

Learning how to read food labels is one of the most important skills to possess if you are going to eat well. When I first started learning about nutrition many years ago, I was doing triathlons and my primary concern was eating plenty of carbohydrates, particularly complex carbs (or lower glycemic carbs as they are…




Fitness Myths and Bad Advice

Everyone likes to give advice from food to diet to business to financial and a lot of it is sketchy, but sometimes I wonder if any area of life has more myths than health and fitness.
People share fitness advice they read or were told by their favorite trainers, but much of it is patently wrong,…




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