How I Lost 10 Pounds in 30 Days

…and gained nearly half of it back the very next weekend. If you’ve been following my blog and reading my emails, especially during the month of February (of 2016), you’re familiar with the Whole30. For 30 days, from February 15th to March 17th, I followed the Whole30 plan to (nearly) a T. This is how… Continue reading How I Lost 10 Pounds in 30 Days

A Simple Health Plan Includes SMART Goals

It wasn’t until about 5 years ago that I encountered this idea of having SMART goals. Since then, I’ve assumed every single person in the world knows what SMART goals are and implement them with expert precision. But then I see a new year’s fitness resolution like this: “Lose weight.” That person is not good… Continue reading A Simple Health Plan Includes SMART Goals

A Simple Health Plan Must Be Fun

The Third Principle of a Simple Health Plan: The Plan Must Be Fun (on some level). (Read: The first principle – It Must Be Simple. The second principle – It Must be Intentional)  Some of you love working out – the process is naturally fun. Others hate it. For those folks who hate long hours… Continue reading A Simple Health Plan Must Be Fun

The Principles of a Simple Health Plan: Simplicity

One of the biggest hurdles I face in maintaining a consistent fitness and eating plan is complexity. For instance, Weight Watchers, to me, has just enough administrative stress to confirm that I will not keep up with it for longer than a week. And workout plans that involve a long commute to a gym and… Continue reading The Principles of a Simple Health Plan: Simplicity

Creating a Simple Health and Fitness Plan

This post is the first in a Simple Health and Fitness series. My goal is to guide you (and me) into creating a simple personal health and fitness plan. I will not be prescribing a particular eating or exercise regimen because I’m an insurance guy, not a certified anything.  That said, we all know what works for… Continue reading Creating a Simple Health and Fitness Plan