Mixed Bag

Per usual, I got on a roll, stuff came up, I stopped blogging, and now I'm all motivated again and ready to get this show on the road. So what's different this time? I hit a big milestone. I don't normally start workout programs and do them all the way through - I get bored, [...]

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Friendly Competition

For a while, I've been thinking that I need an "accountabilibuddy" - someone to answer to, someone to keep me motivated, and someone to keep me honest. That's a big part of why I started participating in a health coaching program. But then something sort of unexpected happened. A friend of mine at work IM'd [...]

The “Ah-ha!” Moment

Somehow - even armed with all of my personal training knowledge and months of consistent fitness habits - I hit a holiday slump. The morning sweat sessions gave way to an extra hour of shut-eye. I'm suddenly surrounded by chocolatey treats. I'm "too busy" for post-work kickboxing. The list goes on. And then yesterday, after [...]

Time and Motivation

I don't have time. it's one of the primary excuses people have for not exercising regularly. Another is motivation. People start feeling discouraged - because results take time, and the work is hard - and after a while, they loose their motivation to keep going. These are similar to the issues I'm facing, but in a weird [...]

Living the Life

Not all that long ago, the thought of working with a personal trainer terrified me. I always considered personal trainers to be people who have been fit all their lives and I was embarrassed by my less-than-fit condition. I remember working out at a 24 Hour Fitness in the Bay Area and seeing someone working [...]

Game Face

There's that pesky little saying that the only constant is change. This is sometimes super annoying to hear because it's obnoxiously true. And lately, I've been rolling with the punches and waiting for things to "settle down," when in reality, there's not much chance of that anytime soon. Here's why: My boss quit. Nine months [...]

Oh Weekends

During the week, I am a machine. I get up, engage in 30-40 minutes of sweat therapy, then drag my happy ass to work. After work - a few days out of the week - I then go to the gym where I spend another 30 minutes sweating through nine rounds of kickboxing, punching and [...]