Faith and Fitness
How to Train to be Antifragile
I first heard the word antifragile when I was reading a book by Mark Manson called “Everything is f*cked. A Book About Hope”.
How he described antifragility is seeking out the discomfort that will force us to grow. His point being is that we have gotten soft as a society. We have become entitled. We don’t know how to use our pain that we go through in life to get stronger and become better people.
We are actually in a perfect training environment to learn how to become antifragile while being …
We live in uncertain times. We are uncertain when this COVID-19 virus will be behind us. We are uncertain about when the economy will start to come back to some level of normalcy. We are uncertain about what tomorrow will bring.
This can bring a feeling of uneasiness, anxiety, despair and hopelessness. If we are all honest with ourselves we have experienced all of those emotions to some extent over the past several weeks as all of our lives have been profoundly impacted during this crazy time w…
The Six C's to Living a Revolutionary Life
I am almost three years into living a life as an entrepreneur. I have learned so much about myself during this time. There is no way I would be the person I am today without all of the challenges that come with living a life of uncertainty. There is something about getting out of our comfort zones that makes us reach down into the depths of our souls to see what we are made of. Being an entrepreneur has done that for me. Here is what I have learned in the last three years.
Courage is …
Turning Self-Doubt Upside Down
I was feeling really emotional the other night. Maybe it was because I was watching the final episode of This is Us. I am not sure why I watch that show because of the emotional roller coaster it puts me on. It’s kind of like how I feel right now in my own “This is Us” life.
The Ugly Voice of Self-Doubt
I was sitting on my couch, thinking to myself, I don’t know if I can do this. I don’t know if I can make it as an entrepreneur. I don’t know if I can do what God is calling me to do. To lead a …
Becoming the Best Version of Ourselves
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King Jr.
When I first heard that all of the gyms were ordered closed by the governor of Colorado for at least thirty days because of COVID-19, I have to be honest, my first response was to go into victim mode.
After two years of blood, sweat and tears of building a thriving face to face personal training practice, which I refer t…
Lift Your Spirit
“You will know someone who loses their life from the COVID-19 virus.” This was a post on Facebook I read just two short weeks ago. It was a post shared from a Facebook friend from a reputable source. I scoffed at the time thinking it was just a scare tactic.
Here we are two weeks later, and thankfully I don’t know anyone personally who has lost their life to this virus, but I know there are many people who know someone who has. My heart goes out to them.
Thoughts and Prayers
My first thoughts…
Finding the Middle Ground in a Pandemic
We are going through a really difficult time in our country and in our world right now with the Coronavirus running rampant. There are people that are panicking and ones that are choosing to stay naive and complacent.
Quite frankly, I was someone who has been more on the naive side until about two days ago. I am not one to get caught up in the media’s fear based tactics that they are so well known for.
But as this virus is infecting people and taking people’s lives, I have come to the conclusi…
5 Practices I Implement to Stay Super Fit at 53
My mantra has always been age is just a number. I believe that with all of my heart. In fact, I believe wholeheartedly in anti-aging. I de-age myself by at least a decade, so I am actually turning forty-three on March 7th. I embrace my birthday because I know I am getting better with age physically, mentally and spiritually.
Here are my five practices I implement to be super fit at 53.
No big surprise here. What is the perfect diet you ask? I have been on them all. I have done keto,…
My Journey to Courage
I recently ordered some business cards for my men’s fitness ministry Barbells & Brothers. For the first time I put the title Fitness Minister under my name. That is a mind-blowing shift for me to think of myself as a fitness minister rather than a personal trainer.
The Ugly Voice of Self-Doubt
I realize my work with my clients goes beyond the physical to transforming hearts and souls. I hear testimonials to confirm that, but that ugly voice of self-doubt rears its ugly head time and time again…
Simple Faith...Simple Fitness...Simple Nutrition
When did life get so complicated? Life used to be so much easier back in the day. What if we got back to the simplicity of life and focused on what really matters?
God doesn’t want our relationship with Him to be complicated.
Simple faith means to see ourselves the way God sees us.
Simple faith means to trust God’s love and simply allow God to love us.
Simple faith means to trust in the blessings that God wants to bestow on us. Blessings that are not earned by our efforts, but …