Best way to lose weight quickly: how I lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks

In fact, it was actually 15 pounds in 12 days. From Monday January the 7th to January the 19th (2013). I lost over 40 pounds within the first three months and I’m still going strong! The diet and program I describe below can typically produce 10 pounds lost within your first two weeks without any […]

How To Start Running: How I Created The Habit Of Running Within My Routine

It’s Saturday morning and I just finished an intense 5K. No personal best, but I showed up to run. And I did it before most people were even awake. If you know me well, you would have thought it was absurd only a couple years ago. Running and I have had a very interesting relationship […]

10 Healthy Mindset Changes I’ve Made From Interviewing Over 200 People

My healthy living journey was re-sparked in early 2012. I’m sitting on the bench in the gym change room after about six weeks of some pretty dedicated work. I’m dripping with sweat after a good workout. Adrenaline and excitement are pulsing through me from both the exercise and the thought of stepping onto the scale […]

Checking in After 20 Days Without Caffeine

You heard it right. Not 15, but 20. Yesterday was in fact my 20th day without any caffeine whatsoever. No coffee, no green tea, no supplements with caffeine, notta. I must say, it’s been an interesting experiment and I learned a lot from it. I decided to take it a bit longer since day 16 […]

Just Another Experiment: Spending a Lifetime without Caffeine

Ha. Lifetime. At least that’s what it feels like already. It’s actually only going to be 15 days spanning from the morning of May 25 to the day’s end of June 8. For those that might not know it, I am what some would say a bit of a caffeine addict, and more than just […]

My Plans And “Experiment” For The Next Few Months

If you listened to our New Year’s Day episode of the Lifestyle Accountability Show, you’ll remember that Devon challenged me to a “best abs” challenge. Albeit quite vain, I’m not one to really turn down a challenge – especially from a family member. Last January (2013) Devon and I, along with our whole family, did […]

The Motivation to lose weight: How to get motivated to work out, exercise, and live healthy

When it comes to losing weight, exercising, or just living a healthier life, motivation is half of the equation. It doesn’t matter how great the meal plan or exercise program is if you don’t have the motivation to execute. It’s tough – motivation comes and goes. Don’t feel bad if you are struggling to keep […]

Why Do I Always Feel Tired

This is a serious question and something I’ve struggled with throughout my health and fitness journey. I never slowed down when I was in high school – I was always on the go. In fact, I don’t remember ever feeling “fatigued” that wasn’t simply the cause of pushing myself to the limits in sports or […]

Merry Christmas

Tomorrow is Christmas. I hope you are settled in – wherever that may be. Please take the time to think of those who you love and that love you. Remove yourself from the hustle of the world, unwind, relax, and enjoy the day. I hope you have a wonderful day and a healthy and happy […]

What Did I Do Today?

A pretty simple question. What did you do today? This was a topic and question that was discussed on one of our health and fitness podcasts. The advice was something that really stuck with me. The idea is that you should be asking yourself that question everyday. The answer should be something that pushed you […]