A Cautionary Tale About Not Being Mindful

In 2000 though I was coaching a Special Olympics power lifting team. One of the athletes was performing a squat and became scared. He dropped the bar off his shoulders behind him. I was spotting him at the time and when he let go of the bar it was about 5 feet off the ground.

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It’s not about the distance, It’s about the journey

Well you are not alone it is estimated the 95% of people in today’s modern world can not answer those questions easily or at all. The reasons vary for every person on the surface at first. When I deep dive with people about it the reasons don’t vary as much anymore. Suddenly it’s “I just wasn’t paying attention and I was on auto-pilot. I do the same things every day and every week”.

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Can't vs Won't

In the past 26 years as a coach I have probably been told I can’t no less than at least twice a day by a client or someone asking for advice. Every time I hear “I CAN’T” I have proven to that person that they can but just won’t. Sometimes it’s fear but most of the time it’s laziness. I say it’s laziness because it requires effort to do something that they have never done before.

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Keep It Simple and Healthy Avocado and Crab Appetizer

Avocado and Crab Appetizer (2 serving)

 

1 avocado and half a lemon

4 ounces crabmeat

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Dash of Worcestershire

3 teaspoons freshly minced salad herbs

Salt and pepper to taste

2 glasses

 

In a bowl mix the olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire, 2 teaspoons herbs, and season to taste.

Peel the avocado, cut in half, remove pit, and slice. Equally divide the slices in the glasses and sprinkle lemon juice to prevent browning. Top with the crabmeat and drizzle with the prepared vinaigrette. Finish by sprinkling the remaining herbs and serve immediately.

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5 Things You Must Do To Lose Weight Over 40

Struggling to get back shape? Want to have more energy and stamina? There are plenty of people over 40 who wish to achieve a lean physique and enjoy better health. A balanced workout program can lower your risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and insulin resistance. Not to mention help you live a full healthy life!

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I WANT ABS!

Everyday I here and see people saying I want abs. Great goal for sure but what each of these people fail to understand is to have visible abs you must learn how to cook and eat clean. Exercise will strengthen the abs and burn fat, but it will not give you visible abs on its own. Nutrition is the key to any weight loss program and it all begins in the kitchen. Understanding what eating clean means is one of the hardest concepts for people to understand I have found.

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