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Nutrition

What I Learned About Fitness by Painting a Wall

To be a great coach, I have to relate to my clients. I don't struggle (much) with my fitness or nutrition anymore, so it's good to humbled in another arenas. It allows me to feel the frustration of learning, change, and set backs -- since that's part of transforming our health and bodies.   What better way to dish up some humble pie than getting my ass handed to me in a DIY project.     "What could be so difficult?" I thought.   Well, a lot apparently.   Here is what happened and why I think it was...

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How to Manage a Holiday Party

  This article assumes: 1. You are trying to stay in shape or get in shape and 2. You are going to eat some treats and have a few drinks at some parties.   For each party, pick a strategy: Are you going to eat anything you want? or Are you going to use moderation? or Are you going to be strict?       I plan ahead to dictate this. If I have a lot of social events, I make some of them loose, and some of them strict or moderate. I eat the most treats at the parties with the best food.                   Another way...

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My Favourite Motivational Videos

I always tell my clients that I am not immune to struggle. I have my life (and health) pretty much figured out, but I need support from time to time, like anyone else. I sometimes watch motivational videos. They help me train harder, calm down, or they give me perspective. These videos are meaningful to me, and maybe they will spur you along today.   This is a classic. A paratrooper who took a beating, got low, but then made a huge body transformation thanks to an unlikely mentor: a pro wrestler gone...

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Nov 12 2013

Cold Prevention Routine

Is this the cure for the common cold? Try it and see. Before I used it, I would get 2-3 colds per year, and now I get ONE cold every 2-3 years.   I don’t often promote herbal remedies due to the sparse research on them. But this works and there is some data behind it.       At the FIRST sign of a cold, you must act swiftly, and fight on three fronts: Supplements Exercise modification Lifestyle modification   Supplements: 500-2500 mg of Vitamin C (daily total, spread out over 3-5 doses) Echinacea (I use Jamieson brand for these and use as directed) Ginseng...

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What’s a Tough Mudder?

The Tough Mudder is a 16 Km trail run with about 20 obstacles; such as crawling under barbed wire, swimming, and dodging electrical shocks. The Toronto version is held at Mt. St. Louis, which one must traverse six times. It is not a race, but you can approach it that way if you wish. You are encouraged to help those around you (there was plenty of that going on). Below is is the starting "pen" and one of the obstacles. How Did I end up here? I was hired to train a team,...

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Picky Eaters: Four Moms Interviewed

“I don’t think there is such thing as a picky eater,” said one of the mothers I interviewed recently.   But another one suggested, “Some kids are just picky eaters.”     I don’t know which mom is correct, nor do we have a fail-safe system. But this article does have lots of innovative and old-school ideas that work. I interviewed four great moms: My Mom (I was picky) My Aunt Lynne, the mother of a farming family (no picky eaters) A current-day mother of triplets, age six (one picky son, two girls who are good eaters) A...

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Winter Holiday Survival Guide

People always ask me how to survive the holidays. No wonder since gains of 10-15 lbs of new fat are not uncommon. It’s a challenge for me too! This is a bloated list, so pick a few of these proven methods that resonate with you. 1. Bring healthy food to a party and watch the social experiment unfold! First, prepare to be singled out and publicly mocked, as the group, lightly teases you for your offering (possibly due to their insecurity). You are now "The Healthy Person". Later, individuals will approach...

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Sep 09 2013

Surviving a Cottage Weekend

[caption id="attachment_1382" align="alignleft" width="700"] Making a Mojito as part of an overall healthy lifestyle[/caption]                 Getting out of the city is great, but it doesn't have to be a set-back.    That said, Saturday and Sunday comprise 28.6% of the week so whether it's a weekend away or not, we better learn how to manage weekends if we are to achieve any progress whatsoever. Here are some tips: Training really hard the days leading up to your long weekend. Then you've earned at least one day without hard training. Talk to your hosts in advance about your...

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