It Goes On

I can honestly say that every tragedy, hardship, and struggle that as ever fallen on my life with the exception of my mother’s death has been of my own making. It’s easy for me to say that now. I can look back at the last 24 years of my adult life and with complete acceptance…

Let’s Begin

Let’s assume you’ve decided to get in shape. You’re tired of being sick and tired, fed up with feeling like crap all the time, you’re ready for change. Good, now what? Now is where many people start to stumble. What should I do? What diet should I follow? Should I start working out? These are…

You Are Here

Every Journey has a beginning. What is yours? Take a long hard look at yourself; your habits, your weaknesses, your strengths. Do you know who you really are. Can you separate the harsh blemished reality from the filtered Instagram version of you. Can you be strong enough, tough enough, and brave enough to accept yourself…

Good Foods

What kinds of foods should I be eating for fat-loss? Since a friend of mine just asked this question last night, I figured now would be a good time to address it. His question was actually how many carbs are considered low carbs if you’re trying to lose body-fat. Fortunately the two questions are related….

A Coach’s Secret to Food

I probably don’t think about food as much as my clients think I do (now). I also look at food differently than most of my clients do and did. That’s a good thing because it means I have a much lower emotional attachment to food than most of my clients. My best piece of advice…

More Coaching Secrets

Last post I shared a few secrets from my days as a full-time trainer and coach. Today I thought I’d share some more training specific secrets that most coaches would rather you not know. Some of the things I’m going to tell you are actually just common sense but others are closely guarded secrets that…

Coaches Secret Training Tips

Even today, years after officially retiring from coaching, I still get asked, “what’s your secret?” For a long time my standard reply to this question was there was no secret, I did the workouts I programmed for clients, I ate the foods I recommended they eat. I’m finally ready to admit that statement was rarely…

What Keto Is, and What it Isn’t

You’ve probably heard of Keto, a diet trend that’s been popular for awhile. Like all diet trends Keto is neither new or original. It’s been around since the dawn of time and is actually the preferred method of nutrition consumption for most carnivores and many mammals outside of human beings. Keto, short for Ketosis is…

BBQ, Beer, and the Love of Doing it the Hard Way

I can buy really good beer, almost anywhere these days. I live in central North Carolina, I can throw a rock in any direction and hit good BBQ. I still prefer to make my own. I tell people I used to make my own beer and they say, “cool.” Back when I was doing it…