Raise the Bar

An expression I’m not fond of is, “I’m doing the very best I can.” I’m even guilty of saying it occasionally.   Take me for example. Can I work harder? Work smarter? Eat cleaner? Wake up earlier? Be more charitable? Be a better father figure? Friend? Spouse? Be more loving? The list goes on and Continue reading

Happy New You

New Year’s resolutions seem so cliché. However, leading the way in resolutions is weight loss.   It’s amazing how each year the pattern is repeated almost identically from the year before, as are the results. Most people join a gym in January only to stop going by February. Some start a diet that cuts out Continue reading

The 80/20 Rule

I’m definitely an 80/20 person. I believe nutrition is 80% of the program and exercise is 20%. I eat good 80% of the time and the other 20% I eat whatever I want. For me 80% is mental and emotional, and the remaining 20% is physical.   I’ve said for 30 years you cannot work off Continue reading

A Good Relationship with Food

I have had a strong relationship with food as far back as I can remember. My mom worked full time as I was growing up and wasn’t much of a cook at the time. My dad was rarely around and we didn’t have much money. I remember getting excited based on the school lunch menu. Continue reading