Today I watched my first Oprah episode in years. The reason I watched Oprah? Kirstie Alley was on to talk about her weight loss over the last year. It has been a pretty amazing year and between the media machine that Jenny Craig created and the media machine that is Oprah this was a very talked about event with Kirstie Alley showing up in a bikini and then getting interviewed while wearing a dress. It was an interesting episode where Kirstie Alley was very forthcoming about how tough … [Read more...] about Kirstie Alley on Oprah
You are not only your habits but you are also what ever you internalize as that does become the truth. Although I have never had much of a problem I was a little lazy for years until one day I thought I would ride my bike to work. Now, 3 years later, this riding to work is a part of my persona and people know me as the guy that will ride even when it gets quite cold. I believe that when you decide that you are going to make a change that once internalized and a part of you it is very hard … [Read more...] about Making Changes. Who are you?
I have decided to startup a newsletter otherwise known on the internet as an ezine. What I have found over the last few months is that the articles that I post are of interest to some people but probably not every article is interesting to everyone so what my plan is is to have this newsletter work as a wake up call and a jump start to let you get reinvigorated. Here is what I plan to put in this ezine: - Fitness Motivation articles - Biggest news over the last while for fitness - Cardio … [Read more...] about Newsletter Ezine started
Setting goals for your fitness is a very good idea and I have posted a couple of guides on how to do this well. I found the following information that I thought was valuable from the Federal Trade Commission on setting goals for fitness. There are lots of reasons for people who are over or obese to lose weight. To be healthier. To look better. To feel better. To have more energy. No matter what the reason, successful loss and healthy management depend on sensible goals and expectations. If … [Read more...] about Fitness Goal Setting
Goal Setting? What are you planning this long weekend? Long weekend plans seldom involve ideas about diet and exercise but I am going to give you a quick set of questions that you can think about this weekend that I hope will put you into a position for dramatically improving your health between now and the end of the year. Before we start goal setting again lets First look at what season and events are happening between now and the end of the year. Most people take a week or two of vacation … [Read more...] about Goal Setting – mid year
E-diets had an article on fitness myths that I thought it would be good to share. I have written about most of these in the past but thought it would be nice to give them to you again here. Ever see the ridiculous infomercials on television late at night, claiming to get you in shape in only six minutes a day? Yeah, right! Promotions such as these got Raphael Calzadilla, eDiets' chief fitness pro, thinking about how many people buy into these myths. He was one of six speakers … [Read more...] about Fitness Myths
As a father of two young kids this show is one that can strike fear into any parent. I will sometimes eat badly but my wife and I are always very serious about making sure that the kids eat and exercise well always. TLC :: Honey We're Killing the Kids Honey We're Killing the Kids! offers a startling look at the causes of America's childhood obesity epidemic and issues a critical wake-up call for parents. In the series, nutrition expert Dr. Lisa Hark shows how everyday choices … [Read more...] about TLC :: Honey We’re Killing the Kids
I have mentioned many times before that I ride a bike to work and during the last few weeks have been up and down with it so I thought it may be a good time to try to communicate the issues that I have run into. I have been riding my bike to work for years but here in Calgary the weather in the winter is really cold so I have always taken a few months off in the winter and done some exercise in the house instead, be it weights or elliptical trainer or stationary bike. This winter the weather … [Read more...] about Fitting in exercise
It is starting to become warmer, and many people will be returning to their fitness routines. Most sports injuries that happen when a person works out are caused due to a lack of proper warm up and stretching of the muscles before a workout. It has been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is definitely the case when you start to workout or do your fitness routine. Sore muscles, sprains, and even broken bones can result from not warming up your body prior to … [Read more...] about Warmup before workout
I am not sure why I have just started noticing double chin but for some reason this week I began noticing peoples necks and double chins. Now before I create some new fetish I want to qualify this double chin business, I have been watching lifting videos and bodybuilding training and then when I was at the mall I started picturing how people would look if they were huge bodybuilders in their regular clothes instead of bodybuilders in tank tops...what did I see first? Double chins. It is … [Read more...] about Double Chin
Often as people lose they run into a plateau, often this plateau is not really a time to be bearing down because the is not coming off although it is always a good time to look at all areas of your life to see if there is a good reason that you are not losing weight. Sometimes it is food, sometimes it is inches and sometimes it is just your body adjusting. If you are not losing then maybe it is time to remeasure yourself. You do measure yourself regularly don't you? All you need to do is … [Read more...] about Pounds or inches?
I could not have put this better. I found an article that really digs into what kind of mindset you need to improve your fitness. This will make the difference between doing and not doing, between eating well or eating bad. I have to warn you that some of the things in this article go against what I have said in the past, especially as far as goal setting goes but Paul definitely has an opinion so it is good to listen to anyway. Here it is: I met her at a networking group early one morning. … [Read more...] about Creating a fitness mindset
I found this intro to a weight loss program sitting on the Yahoo site. It not only gives you a to height chart similar to the Body Mass Index that I hate so much (I have a bigger body type and would look kind of freaky at my mandate 180 pounds). The article that I have copied here also has lots of health benefits of having a healthy . If you are over, you are more likely to develop health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain types of cancer, gout (joint pain caused by … [Read more...] about Weight loss plan – Getting started
Meditation for fitness? How will this make you feel more fit? Why do I want to bring up what my mom calls navel gazing? Well for at least 4000 years people have been using meditation to center the concentration. There are other credited benefits as well. Benefits of Meditation for Fitness Many feel that the act of meditation lowers your metabolism to give you greater than sleep type rest. Improvement in the immune system and improved sense of well being are also reported by regular meditation … [Read more...] about Meditation for fitness
This subject is something that I have thought about writing about for a while now as it gets to our core beliefs of whether we can really do it, with it being our goals or not. I always wonder how I can stop people from failing, heck even stop myself from failing. What do we need to succeed and what can cause us to fail? I was watching a show that I really like last night, Survivorman. Survivorman is a show where the host Les Stroud goes out somewhere on the middle of nowhere and lives for … [Read more...] about Who To Rely On For Your Fitness Goals