Beer is Yellow and So is Pee

My attitude towards beer is a lot like my thoughts on coffee, simple is best. The craft beer world has gone from cool, to pretentious, to a downright silly mockery of itself. What started as an attempt to introduce Americans to a higher quality of beverage has descended into absurdity. Look I’m all for variety…

The Patterns We Live

I get up, I make my bed. I walk out into the kitchen, grind some coffee beans, drop them in the coffeemaker and hit start. I give my dogs their morning “daddy treat,” then stumble into the bathroom to do my normal thing. I do this everyday. It’s a pattern. Our lives are patterns. There’s…

Fitness Advice for Real People

I love barbecue and good beer, I’d kill for coffee, and coaching has been my calling for over a decade. Sometimes these things don’t always go well together and finding a balance between good health and a life well-lived isn’t the easiest thing to do. My mission has always been to show people how exercise…

BBQ in my veins

Barbecue is in my blood. I seek it out wherever I go. Cooking meat over flames and coals has been a family tradition for generations. Hell, for the longest time I though roasting a pig in the ground was the only way to cook pork. Ovens were for cakes. Maybe Hank Williams Jr. is a…

Just Coffee, No Bullshit

Today I am grateful for my cup of coffee, this bittersweet earthy well of murky comfort. Coffee has been a huge part of my life since 2005. I was late to the show as an adultĀ  but once I found this nectar of the gods my turn to the dark side was total and complete….

Self Improvement?

Sometimes I wonder if self-improvement is really the answer. Are we really improving? Do all those books, classes, and seminars really do anything? If you wind up going back to the same old habits and lifestyle you were living before was it worth it? There’s an entire industry dedicated just to making ourselves better, but…

Own Your Reason

Did you start a new exercise program this New Year? What about a diet or nutrition plan? A lot of people did. In the fitness industry where I used to work this was our Christmas, gyms packed to overflowing with hungry new clients and customers yearning to be lean. I’m sure by now you’ve read…

The Year of ZERO BS!

Okay, zero BS may be a little optimistic, how about we aim for less BS. One thing I promised myself this year is that I would tolerate less BS from life, the people around me, and the media. I changed the name of this website to reflect that. Let’s be honest for a moment, we…

Educate Yourself

There is a disturbing trend in The United States in which we tell ourselves once high school or college are over so is our education. I couldn’t disagree more. I learned a lot of things in both High School and College. My real education is on going and constantly evolving. In fact I’m just now…

Make Your Path

Get out there and make your own path! If I could go back in time and tell my younger self a secret, it would be stop waiting, get out there, and make your own path. There is an industry built on helping people find the answers. My articles, my lectures, and classes are about helping…