If thou canst believe...

Uncategorized Jan 14, 2019

I was walking back to my office thinking about the conversation that I just had with one of my clients.

He was doing so well and had experienced such profound change and transformation that it was a little overwhelming to think about it all.

By this time he had dropped about 60 pounds. His A1c (diabetic risk marker) had dropped from being very high risk to no longer being in the risk category and was now at an extremely healthy level. He was...

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The Adventures of Stinky and Loco and Things That Matter Most

Uncategorized Jan 10, 2019

 

It was dark other than the glow of our sweet ninja turtle nightlight.

Nothing quite like having the protective glow of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Rafael on your ceiling all night. I was all wrapped up in the covers of my G.I. Joe blanket and had at least two or three stuffed animals on the bed with me.

My brothers and I were giggling and laughing as my dad told us another funny story that he would make up on the fly about...

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I'M BATMAN!

 

The 4- and 6-year old children were told, “This is a very important activity and it would be helpful if you worked hard on this for as long as you could.” The task was a helpful, but boring task on a computer that lasted a total of 10 minutes. During this same time, they were given the option to take a break by playing games on a nearby iPad.

I am sure you are thinking, “the outcome of this experiment is already...

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The ONE Thing That Has Helped Me Improve My Fitness, Nutrition, and Spirituality

Uncategorized Nov 27, 2018

This single habit has affected my life more positively than any other that I have worked to develop.

If I could snap my fingers and magically have my clients adopt one single habit, this would be the one.

In fact, it is usually the first habit that I cover with my clients and the one I suggest that they begin with because of how powerful it is. It is the catalyst habit that makes it possible to change and implement so many...

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Healthy Thanksgiving and Your Pie?

Uncategorized Nov 20, 2018

 

This is definitely the season where most of my clients begin to worry about their usual weight gain that they experience from the holiday festivities.

Thanksgiving kicks off the season and everyone I work with is asking me how to have a successful Thanksgiving while honoring their health and fitness goals.

They don't want to gain weight, but they still want to enjoy their favorite foods and traditions. 

So, this is what I tell...

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What Are You Training For? (Part II)

Uncategorized Nov 30, 2017

This is part 2 of the question “What are you training for?”

For part 1 click here

Part 1 dealt with the health, social, and scientific reasons of why we should live a healthy lifestyle. This post will go into the spiritual reasons for living a healthy lifestyle.
 

One of the things that I have wondered throughout the years I have spent deep in the fitness industry is where Heavenly Father stood as far as the fitness industry is...

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What Are You Training For? (Part I)

Uncategorized Nov 30, 2017

Why do you eat healthy and exercise?

Many people have different reasons why they eat healthy and why they engage in regular physical activity.

I read recently about an older gentleman that would frequently train at a gym with some very fit and much younger teenagers and guys in their twenties. When one of the younger kids noticed how dedicated this man was, how frequently and consistently he worked out at the gym, and the intensity at which he...

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Slow Down and Take Care of Yourself

Uncategorized Nov 30, 2017

I have a pretty nasty cold as I am writing this. My sinuses are stuffed, my head hurts, and I feel absolutely drained of all energy.

I have been overworked and stressed in many, many, different areas lately. Like always, I pushed through and got everything done.

During this time, my little 1 and a half year old baby boy has been walking around with a cough and a runny nose.

Even though I should know better, he is just too stinkin' cute with...

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Quick 10-15 min Fat Burning Workout for the Busy Parent

Uncategorized Nov 29, 2017

It is the Holiday season.

That means things are about to get busy, busy, busy.

Wait a sec, I just said, "holiday" season. What I meant to say, is Christmas season.

Christmas.

I love Christmas!

Just because things are busy, doesn't mean we can't still get in a great workout.

If you are strapped for time and have an inclination to skip your workout because you only have 15-20 minutes, don't. 

Instead, pull up this video and get after...

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Convenient, Healthy Snacks for the Busy Parent

busy nutrition snacks Nov 29, 2017

If you are like most LDS parents I know, you probably don't have hours upon hours of free time to search out Pinterest and make the 25 ingredient healthy snack that the single with no kids, professionally trained chef is highlighting and claiming to be "so simple to make."

Most of us don't have that kind of time.

Most of us are just trying to get something on the table or in our kids' mouths before we feel the last fume of our energy...

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