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Take Back the “Present Moment”–Stop Letting the Thought Factory Steal Your Fitness

Take Back the “Present Moment”–Stop Letting the Thought Factory Steal Your Fitness

I was talking with a friend recently about using the present moment as an effective way to navigate stress.  But what does “being present” even mean? It sounds a little woo-woo, but it comes down to simple awareness.  At the most basic level, “being present” means being aware of everything connected to a particular moment. … Continue Reading

The Forgotten Side of Fat Loss

Most fat loss plans focus on the mechanics of physical change.  What to eat?  How much?  When?  What kind of workouts?  For how long? All very important questions.  And also a bit fun to think about, right?  There’s so much potential. But here’s the problem: the mechanics of fat loss account for maybe 10% of… Continue Reading

Problem Solving – I Went to a Chiropractor and This Is What Happened

Problem Solving – I Went to a Chiropractor and This Is What Happened

The road to fitness is a bumpy one, filled with potholes, bad directions, crappy weather, and wrong turns.  And sometimes, illness and injuries. A fitness blog isn’t much help if all we talk about is workouts, recipes, rainbows, and unicorns.  Sometimes the shit hits the fan. When that happens — WHEN, not if — and we need a… Continue Reading

Let’s Show that NY Resolution Some Love – The BCD Plan

Let’s Show that NY Resolution Some Love – The BCD Plan

Are New Year resolutions worthless?   Strolling around the internet, it’s clear that many health and fitness professionals despise New Year’s resolutions.  They tag them as BS – a waste of time and energy, and maybe even a sign of weakness.  If you’ve made a resolution, you might feel a little sheepish about it.   But wait –… Continue Reading

Why Aren’t You Working Out Consistently?

We know exercise is good for us.  So why do so few of us do it consistently?  It’s tempting to say we don’t have enough time, but it’s more likely that we haven’t found a compelling, deeply personal reason that motivates us to work out – our personal “why”.   It’s an interesting psychological phenomenon.  Just… Continue Reading

Keep It Sweet and Simple

Keep It Sweet and Simple

I read once about a man who, after reaching several thousand e-mails in his inbox, decided he was completely overwhelmed.  He deleted everything and told everyone on his contacts list that he was starting over. A fresh start.  Tempting, isn’t it?  I have my own e-mail story I’ll tell you someday, but in the meantime, let’s think… Continue Reading

A Fit Life, Even In Divorce

A Fit Life, Even In Divorce

This past weekend, my family and I went out to celebrate an anniversary.  Twenty three years ago – August 29, 1992 – Stephen and I were married.  It was a beautiful, sunny day in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and we were surrounded by family and friends.  We’ve come so far since that day, and learned so much,… Continue Reading