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Focusing on the small things

In a holistic view of health, self-improvement is not just about what we do for ourselves, but what we do in general. Our activity plays a role in all levels of our health. Physical activities obviously will have a direct effect on our physical fitness, but they will also influence our general emotional and even ... Read More

Mythology and the healthy body

In this age of constant communications, we are inundated with the expectations of others. We are bombarded with images of how we should look, descriptions of how we should feel … in short we are the target of many with ulterior motives. Sometimes the motives are pure, more often it is to manipulate us for ... Read More

Changing directions

When I first started this blog, it was an after effect of getting myself into shape to hike the Appalachian Trail. I needed to get myself fit, and also figure out ways to fund the effort. I found the BeachBody products, which are definitely fitness oriented, and do provide the POTENTIAL for money. Unfortunately, to ... Read More

Mind over matter

I recently encountered this meme while exploring the digital world: This is true. Basically, any type of self-improvement is first and foremost a mental challenge. Stripped down to the basics, humans are ultimately a combination of habits and perceptions. How we perceive ourselves will determine the habits we develop, and thus how we live our ... Read More

The danger of comparison

We live in a society that worships image. This is an ultimate side effect of a profit driven culture. With an over abundance of choices in all aspects of our life, the only way to make MY product stand out over YOURS is to somehow make it APPEAR better. Since humanity in general is also ... Read More

’tis the season!

As much as many people might love this time of the year, it also happens to be one of the toughest times of years when it comes to fitness goals. Between social gatherings filled with all sorts of yummy but less than healthy foods, and the weather making routine exercise more difficult, and increased stress ... Read More

Excuses, excuses …

A friend of mine posted this on FB the other day: I want to lose 15 pounds by January 1…. I hate strict diets, don’t exercise much, and will not give up drinking. Any ideas? While this was partly said in jest, there was also truth in it, so along with the multiple other suggestions ... Read More

Adding a little bit of clarity

When I started with Team BeachBody, my primary intent was to start getting into shape again. It has been my experience that no matter WHAT the ads say; no matter what any fitness programs claims, the true path to fitness is the sincere desire to change our life. How we do it; the exercise program ... Read More

Time to catch up!

As I think I may have mentioned along the way, I took a bit of a “vacation” that i just recently got back from. I am not sure one can truly call it a vacation when I don’t have a typical 9-5 life, but it was a change of scenery and a bit of refreshment ... Read More

Mirrors and scales are NOT your friends

Anyone who has gained weight, then gone through the process of trying to lose it again, knows that it is not a situation of “equal and opposite”. Somehow what it seems to take mere days to gain, takes weeks or even months to lose. There are reasons for this, some of them scientific explanations, but ... Read More