Monday, June 21, 2010

Why Do We Eat

Good morning all! I just got back from Vacation. By vacation I mean taking my girls to Disney, Kennedy Space Center, Disney Animal Kingdom and driving 20 hours each way to and from Fla. Boy were Diana and I tired. Last night I was beat my inhibitions were low and I started to feel bored so I thought about eating. I was not hungry but I wanted to eat. I got up and got a glass of water and had some pretzels. This is one of the many reasons we eat. By our very nature we are in the animal family but unlike animals who eat to live we live to eat. Once we conquer this thought of why we eat and what we eat more than half the battle is won on you will be well on your way to a healthy lifestyle. I know my wife has said to me that she eats when she is upset or stressed. It comforts her. I can relate and I bet many people can too. The sooner you understand why you eat the better. I want you to perform an exercise. The next time you are tempted to eat when you are not hungry write in your journal what emotions you are feeling. Do this and review your journal every week and then you will see why you are eating. Once you figure out why you are eating then the next thing you need to do is take authority over that emotion. Tell that emotion that it does not run you but you run the emotion. For me its a matter of telling the feeling I am in charge and then go workout or do something that keeps me busy or drinking water instead of eating. I know another method is to write instead of eating. Get your emotions out on paper and read it and then conquer it. We are in a fight here folks. Look around at all the unhealthy choices that are offered at the supermarkets, the fast food places with their dollar menus, theme parks and even in our schools. Lets take it back start eating smart and living longer. For example I eat a meal replacement shake for breakfast called shakeology. It has 70 ingredients and has antioxidants, energy boosts and essential vitamins your body needs. There is a cool presentation about it at It is good for you and tastes great. Ok gotta a lot of yard work to do after being gone for 11 days.

Remember you have the power to change and you need to change for you.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tip of the Week

I've been on vacation down in Fla. Did the Disney thing. I was able to avoid spending a lot of money and stayed in control of what I was eating  by packing lunch. Yes you can even do that on vacation. I also brought my Shakeology with me. You can do it to. You def have the power to change and you need to do it for you.

Monday, June 7, 2010


How did you do today? Did you exercise? How many calories did you eat? How did you feel about yourself? Do you think you are worth it? I sure think you are worth it. Make that decision today to change your life. Don't sit there and read this and think man I wish I could. You can you have that power. There is nothing stopping you except for you. Get rid of all negativity. Get rid of all the nay sayers. You are important. You count. Don't give up. Ok now for the tip of the week. Maybe you are feeling a little sluggish from working out. If you do try a recovery drink after you work out that will boost your effort while you work out. Beachbody put out a recovery drink called P90X Extreme results recovery drink. You can view it at I am sorry for plugging beachbody all the time but I just know the products work and they saved my life. I want to help others achieve the same results as me. Ok so if you are feeling sluggish use a recovery drink. Drink a lot of water throughout the day and your body will not store water for fear of dehydration. Drink just enough so that you are not going to the bathroom 3 times an hour. Any questions feel free to write me.

Remember you have the power to change and you need to do it for you. You count and you are important.


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy Saturday

It's hot out there boys and girls. Make sure you stay hydrated. Bring water with you where ever you go. Ok I went over Calories, Carbs, Proteins and Fats. Now who wants to get into shape and change their life? Who wants to work out and learn to eat right? In order to do this you need to do something first. Look in the mirror and tell the person looking back at you and tell them that you like them, tell them that you love them. Tell them that they are worth it. Tell them that they are funny, nice, cool, charismatic or what ever positive names you can come up with. In my faith we believe that negativity comes from the devil. I know it sounds silly but for me I believe it to be true. Ok now for your home work. Get a notebook and label it your success journal. Divide the notebook into 2 parts. One part will be your eating for the day the other part will be your work out for the day. You can use 1 sheet of paper and write on both sides if you want. Write down what you are eating and the calories, proteins, carbs and fats that are in it. At the end of the day add everything up and see how many calories, proteins, carbs and fats you are taking in. To find out whats in food you'll need to read the labels. On the other side write down any exercise you've done that day. Write down calories burned. If you need to get a heart rate monitor. If you don't know where to get one go to my website Get into the habit of doing this and after a while you'll be able to look at a portion and know excatly what you are getting. I would recommend packing your lunch so you have complete control over what you are eating. Ok to recap:

1. Get a notebook to track your eating and exercise.
2. Write down daily intake of Calories, Carbs, Proteins and Fats.
3. Write down daily exercise and calories burned.
4. Pack your lunch.
5. Get a heart rate monitor.

Ok that is only the beginning but if you do the above you will lose weight. You will get the results you want. I will stress again there is no miracle pill, machine, powder or exercise program. There are programs that work if you work and eat right. I prefer P90X if you want to see what that is about go to They give you a recap on that program and others. I know time is a factor for most that's why I love to workout at home. Ok folks lets do this together. Lets win our lives back one day at a time. Most important thing to remember is that you did not get out of shape in 1 day or 1 week or 1 month and did not put on unwanted pounds in that short period of time. However follow me and we will together make that lifestyle change that will last a long, long time.

Remember you have the power to change and you need to change for you. You count and you are important.


Thursday, June 3, 2010


I wanted to do a tip for the week but keeping up on a blog is hard work so my hat is off to you experienced bloggers. Over the past 9 months I have been gaining control over my physical well being. I used products from Beachbody such as P90X and Insanity. They really worked for me so I decided to sign up as a coach with them so I can bring their products to others. My website is check it out. If I can do it you can to it. Ok now for the tip. I love ice cream, hot dogs, cookies ect..... You know all those good tasting things you are not allowed to have when getting into shape. When you feel like having those things write them down in a note book. Start on Sunday and finish on Friday. Come saturday start picking from your list what you want to eat and go for it. There is no way you'll be able to eat everything on your list if you were honest during the week. Remember you have the power to change and you need to do it for you. Not for your spouse, children, parents, friends, future spouse ect...... You count and you are important.