You know there will be a next time. I know it, too. Hell, at this time of year, it might even be in the next few days. I know you are much too cool to be the loser pretending that those are the most flavorful carrot sticks you ever did eat. I know you have more sense than to try to convince yourself that some magical shake drink is going to “fill you up” so much that you won’t just cave at the party and pile hors d’oeuvres on top. I know that you are going to fill this season with all the things that make the Holiday Season awesome. So how can you arm yourself?Read More
I’ve shared before the great affinity I have for my friend and co-worker, Jake Vandergriff, at Haka Fitness. He’s been pumping out some great blog posts that he calls his Wednesday Musings. I had to share this one with my readers! While it made me (literally) Laugh Out Loud, it also kind of lit a fire under my excuse-making ass. You can read more of Jake’s Musings on the Haka Blog.Read More
“I hate exercise, but I know I need to do it,” she said. “I just have never been able to stick with it.”
“Hey, no worries,” I replied. “You are definitely not alone. Maybe you should rethink exercise.”
It’s not the best sales pitch, especially since I have made the choice to own a gym and make a living (sort of) in the health and fitness industry. But I vowed long ago to give people truth, to empower people to find their journey in this whole mess. If you are struggling with your exercise gig, maybe it’s time to rethink exercise yourself.Read More
The story inside my head says I’m not enough. The voice that talks to me says it’s never good enough. It’s never enough weight on the barbell or lean enough or fast enough. It’s never organized enough or brave enough or patient enough. It’s never disciplined enough or free enough or impulsive enough. It’s just never quite enough.Read More
A Super easy dinner for a healthy weeknight meal!Read More
I am frozen. I NEED to talk to him about some bills. I SHOULD talk to him about his new job. I WANT to tell him how inadequate I feel at all of this. No one told me it would be this way. I don't have the guidebook for this.Read More
"What do I need to do?" She asked. "Vegan, Paleo, Keto? I can do whatever for a while. Should I juice? I mean, really. Whatever I need to do... I'll have a cheat day, right? We did Whole 30 last year but I got bored with it and fell off the rails. Can I have pasta on my cheat day?"
Whoa, whoa, whoa.Read More
I've been spending a lot of time assessing our business, Haka Fitness. We've been open just over 6 yrs, but in our current location almost four. The fitness industry is a tough one and the failure rate of "gyms" is very high. That we have made it 6 yrs is basically a miracle, statistically.Read More
It's also a grand adventure. At least, that's what I try to tell my kids. Most days, I am shocked at their willingness to embrace the constant changes. It makes me wonder where else in their lives am I so carefully managing the details that they are missing the chance to become even more fluid.Read More
I love chocolate.
My kids love chocolate. I also love foods that my kids eat with reckless abandon. I love them EVEN MORE when I know that they are putting all kinds of good stuff - like good fats and antioxidants- into our bodies.Read More
You CAN get better rest but you have to make it a priority, just as you would for a baby. You can take tiny steps, one at a time, and repeat them consistently, and before you know it you’ll be sleeping like a baby! Here’s some suggestions…Read More