Glass Half Full Thinking

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Do you look at your life and see endless opportunities or perpetual perils?

I woke up this morning, saw a beautiful sunrise and couldn’t help but smile at life.

I’m forever an optimist.

I look at life and see limitless possibilities.

Do I have my struggles? Of course, everyone does.

However, I remain hopeful.

Is this always easy? Not at all, but I think it is important.

Today, I simply want to remind you to “see the glass half full.”

It is easy to get caught up in the daily struggles of life, but remember this: We determine our own happiness. 

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Managing Social Eating Situations

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What Makes You Happy?

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When I was growing up I always wanted to be a professional athlete.

I thought that there was no other profession that would make me happier.

I’m not sure exactly when the day was that I realized this was not in the cards for me, but I do know that for a period of time I was lost. Continue reading

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3 Steps Towards Improved Nutrition

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From the time I was in the 4th grade all the way through college I have played sports.

I’ve played baseball, basketball, football, and done track and field.

One of the luxuries of being this physically active growing up was the ability to eat pretty much whatever I wanted and stay lean – not the same story today. Continue reading

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Progress Pays: Brian’s 1st Month

Throughout my blog I talk a tremendous amount about working on progress.

Progress really is the key to achieving your goals – whether they are fitness related or something completely different.

My client, Brian, is the perfect example of you can achieve results by focusing on progress. Continue reading

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The Number 1 Key To Exercise For Beginners

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When I first began working out I had no idea what I was doing.

I’d throw together a bunch of random exercises, work until I was really tired, and call it a day.

I tried to do way too much at once and within a few weeks I stopped all the exercise I was doing. Continue reading

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14 Minutes, 8 Exercises, 1 Killer At-Home Workout

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You may not always make it to the gym, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get one hell of a workout done at home.

I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m a huge fan of using free weights to lose weight, gain muscle, get stronger, or accomplish any other fitness goal. However, I know that you may not always make it to the gym – life happens, I know.

For those of you who already tried my 21 day beginner workout challenge this workout is the next step for you. Continue reading

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3 Simple Reasons To Exercise This Wisconsin Winter

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Today in Milwaukee it is a brisk 7 degrees outside right now – another below freezing winter day in Milwaukee.

Though it may be a bit below the average temperature this time of year, this cold is expected. Those of us living in Milwaukee know that in winter it will be cold – rather obvious.

With the cold weather many people go into hibernation mode. I mean, let’s be honest, it is a whole lot easier to just stay at home, stay warm, and not worry about staying fit . Lazy days are the norm for many people during Milwaukee winters. Continue reading

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Big Mac vs. Whopper: Which is Healthier?

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Let me start off by saying that I love burgers – I think they are absolutely one of the tastiest foods out there and I’d prefer a good burger over many other foods.

On my last cheat day for instance I had a Big Mac and thought it was delightful – ba-da-ba-ba-ba – I was lovin’ it.

Now, based on the title of this post you may be hoping that I’d tell you either the Big Mac or the Whopper is healthier for you, but I’m really going to tell you this: Continue reading

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5 Ways To Eat Less And Lose Weight

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During my last cheat day (The one day a week I get to eat whatever I want) I decided to measure out just how much of the Lucky Charms cereal I had just poured into the massive bowl I was using.

You see, throughout my years of loving cereal such as Lucky Charms I’d always seen the label, noticed that it was only 110 calories per serving, and gone to town, eating till my heart was content.

I figured each bowl of cereal I had was probably about 2 servings, not a big deal to me. It’s not like I had to worry about my weight or anything – I played sports from the time I was little all the way through college and was always extremely physically active. Continue reading

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