Today I was asked, "What do you do when a friend asks you for advice on losing weight?" Here’s the honest answer, “I largely ignore the question and try to change the topic or deflect it away any way I can.” This is just from my experience, but 99% of the time the person in question does not want to lose weight, they want to weigh less... These two things (losing … [Read more...] about What Do You Do When A Friend Asks You For Advice On Losing Weight?
I’d like to share a story by Heinrich Boll, it’s been adapted over the years, but this is the basic theme: A businessman was on vacation, visiting a small coastal village when one day, while walking along the white sandy beach early in the morning he came across a friendly looking fisherman who had just caught an impressive looking fish. “How long did it take you to catch … [Read more...] about The Fisherman
Dear fitness experts - Stop acting like you are one in a million. We’re actually a dime a dozen. It’s time to stop pretending. Pretending like we’re the only one who ever got into shape. That we’re the only one who is good at deadlifts. That we’re the only one with big arms, great abs, or a great bench. We’re not—we are a dime a dozen. And within that dime—that … [Read more...] about Dear Fitness Experts
It’s your day-to-day activities, the mundane of your every day life, that determines your weight, your happiness, your wealth, and your health. As such, "ruts", or patterns of behavior, are what define who you are. In other words, who you are is formed through practice and this is where great change can occur. Consider the following - it is often said the 99% of people … [Read more...] about Keeping the weight off
According to an often cited study from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, having money will make you happy, but at the equivalent of about $75,000 a year the "happiness effect" hits a plateau. No matter how much more than $75,000 per year a person makes, they don't report any greater degree of happiness. Of course, when we talk about happiness we’re not discussing … [Read more...] about Getting Shredded