It's #FitFam Friday! Today I’m giving a shout out to the one and only Barbara Glover! I’ve witnessed her transformation over the years and she has become the fit, confident and radiant woman I know today. Down 47 lbs and too many inches to count and STILL going! Rock on BARBARA!! Her transformation has been amazing, [...]
Healthy dieting doesn’t just mean healthy choices. It means having those healthy choices in healthy serving sizes. In the last few years, healthy snacking has finally ascended to its rightful place in the better body vernacular. Now, people realize that reaching for the right snacks during the day can suppress cravings, help stabilize blood sugar [...]
Working toward (and maintaining) a healthy idea of beauty in yourself and others is the key to lasting happiness and productivity. In a digital world wallpapered with selfies, it might be easy to assume that we are more confident than ever. But maybe all this rampant self-art also masks our huge lack of confidence – [...]
How to set your metabolism ablaze for a ‘round-the-clock, full-body burn News flash: burning calories isn’t a gym-exclusive activity. In fact, if you do the right kind of work during your time at the gym, you can continue sending calories to the incinerator long after your last rep. This phenomenon, which seems to have finally [...]
I get asked a lot about why my program focuses on 20 minutes...what's so special about that number? 20 minutes is the sweet spot from both a science and lifestyle perspective. From a lifestyle perspective, way more people I worked with over the years were able to fit the 20 minute workouts, recipes and mindset [...]
Was I the only one shaking my head as the media shamed James Gandolfini for his weight and eating habits? Not 24 hours after his death, in between reports of celebrities talking about what a great friend, parent, and actor he was, the non-stop coverage of his weight started and it didn’t slow down. Just hours after he was confirmed dead, a legendary journalist was talking about him not being “one to push back from the table.” This coming from someone who had his first heart attack at 53, just two years beyond the massive heart attack that took Gandolfini, 51, to the grave. So what gives? Why has the media gone “mean girl” on a Hollywood star? Apparently his weight was bigger than his career.
It’s one thing to want to look better naked, it’s another thing to be comfortable naked. It may seem as though the two are independent, but they are interrelated. The destination to looking better can only be reached by a bridge built with confidence that you can actually do it. That means being comfortable naked may have to come first. But when your looks don’t align with how you want to look, how do you get your mind to accept the change that you need to happen to look better? Researchers call it self-efficacy, I call it willpower. To do all that you have to do to get the body you want, you have to visualize yourself at your destination. So how do you get the willpower to win the weight loss battle? Get yourself A mirror. In fact, you need three. As you build the muscle of your willpower, reflect on your attitude, action, and accountability.