40 days without candy

It’s assumed fitness professionals lead by example. They want to keep up appearances of a healthy lifestyle by posting pictures of their food and workouts on social media. And if they’re ripped, even better. Pictures with little or no clothes get lots of clicks and likes. And there’s nothing wrong with that in my book. … Continue reading 40 days without candy

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You have the power

I haven't had candy for 22 days (as I gave it up for lent) and I've made a few observations of myself and some long-held nutritional beliefs during the past 3 weeks. Here they are in no particular order.     You've been told that elimination diets don't work because eventually you'll give into your … Continue reading You have the power

How to exercise when you’re a parent

If you’re a parent, you know raising kids and all it entails is almost a full-time job. You may have wondered (at one time or another) how could I possibly get or stay in shape when I have to care for others before myself? Between planning and cooking meals school and after school activities shopping … Continue reading How to exercise when you’re a parent

My shoes

Look at these shoes below. They don’t look like much and they’ve definitely seen better days. These shoes were given to me by a friend who is now making God laugh with his offbeat, brutish sense of humor. He’d have you laughing out loud one minute and then burying your head in your hands (in … Continue reading My shoes

The real reason you should exercise

I used to smoke weed. I used to drink a lot. I used to pop every pill under the sun. I used to party till dawn, go to bed and then get up do it all over again. And I did all of this after watching my father die of cancer due to his unhealthy … Continue reading The real reason you should exercise

Why I hate gyms

Note- This is the authors opinion only. Hate is a strong word, but I got your attention, didn’t I?     It’s more an extreme dislike of commercial membership-based gyms and it’s been festering like a bad smell for a few months now. How did I get to this point?  Let me explain. I’ve been … Continue reading Why I hate gyms

How to start in the gym

I’ve been training consistently for over 15 years which makes me ancient in the gym years. I’m so old I remember when there were no TV’s on treadmills and the internet came through the phone line. I can smell a gym newbie from a dumbbell rack away. The men (usually) make a beeline to the … Continue reading How to start in the gym