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June 20, 2019

God blessed me with a lot of things, but athleticism and a speedy metabolism didn’t quite make the list. Needless to say, sports never really worked out for me. I was a dancer, a cheerleader and the occasional runner. From the time I was little I struggled with my weig...

May 31, 2019

I'm currently listening to the audio book Wonder by R.J. Palacio, which is a book about a boy with a disfigured face from a birth defect (a current movie as well).


I'm confident that there will be many more emotional takeaways from this book, but the one that I'm curre...

May 24, 2019

At the time of writing this, second quarter is just kicking off. As I outline in the Impact Action Plan, this is a great time to go back and review the prior quarter. 


I take a simplistic approach to this by reviewing my top 10 goals for the year and list them out chro...

May 16, 2019

Fiber is an important carbohydrate that often gets overlooked. It helps aid in digestion and feeling full along with keeping blood sugar stable.


All that goodness that fiber contains, it's no surprise that it usually is an indication of a quality carbohydrate. As you l...

May 9, 2019

I am rereading the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown, which I highly recommend to anyone who is wanting to gain some/more control in their life. One of the points he makes is to create buffers. 


When trying to prepare for the unexpected, allowing yourself a buffer (or...

May 2, 2019

Guys, this isn't fancy or something abnormal, but getting sleep is important. 


I used to be the guy who would be proud of not getting much sleep, but this is counterproductive. Sleep not only allows you to restore and repair physically, but I also mentally, emotionally...

April 26, 2019

Time is the most precious commodity we have. We can not save it, and once it's used, it's gone for good.


That said, it's hard to argue that weekends are the best time of the week, so it makes sense to use them to the fullest. This past weekend I knocked off some loomin...

March 4, 2019

When you boil down body composition change, it goes down to fat loss and muscle gain. One of the primary factors for both of these is calorie balance. 


Bottom line, if you have a calorie deficit, you lose. A calorie surplus, you gain. Either way your desired direction...

December 28, 2018

There is nothing magical about Jan 1. Yeah it's the first day of the year but doesn't mean that people can't start before or after to achieve their big goals.

That said, don't be afraid or ashamed to go ahead and start anew tomorrow! It might be simply tightening up wha...