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

The Simple Truth About Sleep

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This post will be a real snore. Sleep is something that I love, but that I do not get enough of. I fear my lack of sleep will hamper any attempts at implementing a simple health plan as I move forward. Nutrition, cardio or consistent movement (like getting 10,000 steps a day), and strength training… Continue reading The Simple Truth About Sleep

Creating a Simple Strength Training Routine – Even for Beginners

There are two reasons why people say they don’t have do strength training: They don’t have time. They don’t have the equipment. Let me translate those two things: I have other priorities and strength training is not something I’m happy about, so the other priorities win out. If I don’t have a gym membership or… Continue reading Creating a Simple Strength Training Routine – Even for Beginners

8 Simple Ways to Get More Movement into Your Life

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Recently, I read a book that freed me up from goals that I had held onto but that really didn’t resonate with me. I was one of those guys who felt like he needed to run a marathon at some point in his life. Everybody I knew out here in the suburbs, minus a few… Continue reading 8 Simple Ways to Get More Movement into Your Life

7 Key Considerations When Creating Your Diet or Eating Plan

I am NOT a health professional, registered dietician, or nutritionist. Any suggestions below should be helpful to anyone, but if you have a special health consideration ALWAYS discuss your specifics with licensed pro. See also my first post in this series.  While my deepest desire is to help both you and me have eating plans… Continue reading 7 Key Considerations When Creating Your Diet or Eating Plan

A Simple Health Plan is Sustainable

I had a workout plan before I got married that required me to be in the gym every morning from 5:00-6:30. I dropped 22 pounds in 3 months and looked like I might actually be able to change a tire or chop down a tree or carry a couch up three flights of stairs with… Continue reading A Simple Health Plan is Sustainable