Working Out (or Not) When Life “Happens”

Every now and again I am reminded of a simple truth in fitness that so many people just don’t get.  It’s such an obvious truth - at least looking from the outside looking in - that you think people would totally get it… But, I actually get why they don’t get it.  When you’re “in it”, [...]

By |2019-10-23T12:10:42+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Exercise, Motivation|0 Comments

When the time is right…

Recently, two of my mentors, Pat Rigsby and David Bayer, wrote/talked about the same topic...a topic that I think about and deal with a lot as a fitness professional… TIMING Often when someone is considering a fitness program (or improvement they’d like to make or goal they’d like to achieve)  they’ll stop themselves and [...]

By |2019-08-06T14:17:23+00:00August 6th, 2019|Motivation, Personal Development|0 Comments

Some days you just don’t want to workout

This morning was one of those mornings… The alarm went off.   I was not excited to get up. I got up anyway. Then I contemplated… ...standing in the dark… ...for about 3 minutes. “I’m just not feeling it today.  Maybe I need the extra rest. What’s one workout?  I’ve got an important meeting today [...]

By |2019-07-29T13:38:09+00:00July 29th, 2019|Motivation|0 Comments

Don’t Give In To Doubt

We all have doubts. Sometimes they can be crippling if we let them. And, at least in my experience, it’s not that those who succeed have doubts… ...it’s that they don’t give in to them. I certainly had doubts with every big decision or next step.  Heck, just reflecting over the last 10 years [...]

By |2019-07-24T15:06:49+00:00July 24th, 2019|Motivation, Personal Development|0 Comments

Quality of Life

I recently had my graphic designer create this image for me: It’s a simple graph, but it says so much… Small & simple actions taken consistently over time yield a significant result, positive or negative. You see, it’s not about doing things big once in a while. Like how compounding interest over the [...]

By |2019-05-29T13:29:46+00:00May 29th, 2019|Motivation, Personal Development|0 Comments

Back in the Saddle Again

Oh, that first day back after vacation… Don’t get me wrong; I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things, especially some projects Janell and I are working on...but that first day back always hurts a little.  There was definitely a little internal conversation about skipping my workout and going back to [...]

By |2019-05-28T18:55:59+00:00May 28th, 2019|Education, Motivation, Personal Development|0 Comments

Frustrated with Fitness – Part 2

Yesterday, I addressed the most common answer to a recent survey question: When it comes to your health and fitness, what is your biggest frustration?   The most common answer took some form of “not seeing results” or “not seeing results fast enough.” You can read my thoughts/advice on the subject here. Today, I’m [...]

By |2019-05-14T13:50:01+00:00May 14th, 2019|Motivation, Personal Development|0 Comments

Lack of Results Can Be Frustrating

I want to take another look at the recent survey I sent out (you can complete it here if you haven’t done so). In a previous newsletter, I addressed the most common answer to question #1: When it comes to fitness/getting in shape/joining a gym, what is/was your biggest fear? You can read my [...]

By |2019-05-14T12:48:02+00:00May 13th, 2019|Exercise, Motivation|0 Comments

Don’t Let Fear Of Judgment Hold You Back

Last week I sent out a survey and the very first question was: When it comes to fitness/getting in shape/joining a gym, what is/was your biggest fear? There were also a LOT of responses related to being judged. Yikes.  :-( Now, I don’t want to downplay it at all.  Clearly, it’s a big fear. [...]

By |2019-05-06T14:25:49+00:00May 6th, 2019|Motivation, Personal Development|0 Comments

Comebacks Suck, But What’s The Alternative?

After about a two-week forced break from working out (see article about my strange headache) I’m back at it.  I got workouts in Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and today… ...and, all but one (yesterday) sucked.  Well, today wasn’t so bad because it was just a recovery ride, but, even still, there’s an obvious decline in [...]

By |2019-04-29T13:48:38+00:00April 29th, 2019|Motivation|0 Comments