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Fitolution – Why you don’t need a coach . . . part #1 exercise

We are 10 days into the New Year, 2019 . . . what’s on everyone’s mind? 
 
Parties, drinking, eating, and staying up to all hours with family, friends and loved ones is over.  Or is it?
 
Yeah!  Get together those goals.  Get rid of all the bad food & drinks (by consumption of course).
 
 
Does this make sense?
 
Look at family, friends and/or acquaintances that have changed their lives.  Dramatic weight loss, muscle gain, or any other impressive transformation can seem like magic.
 
But there’s a science to it.
 
 
Today we’ll start with “Exercise”.
 
This was intended to be a serious piece with lots of references and stuff about accountability, the stages of change, and some home truths about why you need a swift kick in the butt. (That’s old school for emotional reinforcement).
 
But, then I thought that stuff has been written about before and the fact is that if you haven’t considered a coach at this point, then you probably won’t get one on the back of reading a bunch of technical jargon. So, here are 3 reasons that you don’t need a coach.
 
 
1. YOU ALREADY KNOW IT ALL.

What’s the point in getting a coach, they’ll only tell you what you already know, right? You have seen all those documentaries on Netflix and you’ve read a bunch of books and some really sciencey sounding stuff by Layne Norton.
 
Or perhaps you follow Alan Aragon, Eric Cressey or that other guy, I think his first name is Ben? That’s great because it’s not like they have utterly conflicting views on everything and there’s zero chance of you getting confused.
 


Ben Coomber (idol, mentor, teacher, trainer, 
Instructor. #1 health & fitness podcast in U.K., 
top 10 in the world) and me at UPW Florida

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Some Times You Have to Laugh at Yourself

Okay so today was a big day.

Started out with a walk to the polls to vote.

Followed by a very interesting conversation with a neighbor re: marketing.

A not-so-quick jaunt to the nail salon to get my glow-in-the-dark fingers painted black.  Why?  Cause they glowed very bright orange and I was afraid to freak someone at UPW out.

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Halloween gone – – Get back on Goals

What do you planned for the weekend?

Dancing, stay home for pizza night, go out with friends, or a movie? Read more

Most important . . . Sleep tops the list for health & fitness

We’ve talked about this before but sleep is so important for your health.

Ya’ll know I follow Ben Coomber (#1 health & fitness podcast – UK).  He once again referenced the importance of sleep is his  podcast.  Give it a listen (here) – Podcast #238.

The importance of good quality sleep!  Good quality food effects good quality sleep which effects feeling healthy which effects sleeping . . .

and sleep effects what and how much you choose to eat.

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What is a Stitch Any Way?

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You’re going to do it this time. You usually hate cardio, but dammit, you’re going to get better at running so you don’t hold everyone back when you eventually cave in and do a Tough Mudder.
You lace up your Vibrams, stretch off and you’re away, but before you even get to the end of the street you feel it set in. Your side starts cramping; it’s as if something is pulling at the inside of your torso.
You’ve got a stitch, and it sucks. What the hell is it?

Ben Coomber interviews Mike Dolce . . . 7 very powerful tools!

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What a great podcast for New Year’s Eve! Ben Coomber interviews Mike Dolce on MMA, Fat Loss & Optimal Performance.  (Podcast 170)

In my opinion, it’s a no bullshit approach to health, nutrition, mindset, and lifestyle. Below are the takeaways for me . . . Read more

Sunday, November 1st . . . my flight to Vegas

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What did I do on my flight to Vegas.  The same thing I do every day… learn!

As my learning year continues, I caught up on my emails; various articles videos from Girls Gone Strong and Precision Nutrition; and Body Type Nutrition webinars and notes.  What did I learn… that I have so much to learn.  At 51 I’m learning everything I can on health, fitness & nutrition and loving every minute of it. Read more