My Journey to Healthy Living Fat To Fit at 40

What’s So Great About January? January 6, 2016

Goals, resolutions, gyms, workouts – it all sounds so exhausting.  It’s January.  We are all hopeful for change.  Here’s what my January looked like three years ago…. My sister asked me to join the gym with her.  I did.  I said I would start working out.  I did. I told myself I would not change…

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When Was the Last Time You Tried….Again November 16, 2015

Starting to lose weight is hard.  Starting to lose weight again is harder. Maybe you’ve tried four or five times.  Maybe it seems like this is your 45th time. Every time you try, it’s a very close distance to your last failure, until it’s not, because at some point, if you succeed, you’ll be closer…

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It’s No Big Deal October 27, 2015

I ran a marathon on Sunday. My first. But it was no big deal. Let me explain. It’s not that at one point of my life the idea of running a marathon wasn’t a big deal. I mean, less than 1% of the population can or have run a marathon, 26.2 miles. But on this…

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Excessive Celebration September 25, 2015

Are you familiar with the rule in football about excessive celebration? I’m all for not taunting the other team and certainly not be braggadocios or using the slit your throat sign. I get that. But excessive celebration? I mean the coaches are working really hard to pump these athletes up. The athletes are working really…

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“I Didn’t Do Anything!” August 25, 2015

Seth Godin had a great blog post recently about regrets. He said when we were younger, as toddlers, our defense against getting in trouble was, “I didn’t do anything.” Yet as adults, somewhere that flips. Not doing something means potentially having regrets. Why should I try to lose weight again? Why bother signing up for…

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Ten Minutes on the Air With Erin July 22, 2015

Here’s a link to my first radio interview about the book, or more accurately, about the journey, a few tips and tricks.  If you have 10 minutes, give it a listen. A special thanks to my dear friend, ag colleague, fellow Irishman and total Gator fanatic – Ron O’Connor (Ronnie Ocean), for having me on…

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Run the Mile You’re In June 3, 2015

Today is June 3, 2015.  It’s also National Running Day.  In all my previous years on the planet, I never knew there was such a day, but since running has changed my life, I feel the need to celebrate.  When I like something, I really like something.  I’m a passionate person.  So running is important…

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Pick One! May 14, 2015

What’s your favorite sport?  What’s your favorite ice cream?  What one album would you take if stranded on deserted island?  Picking just one thing is hard.  People ask me, “Out of all the tips and tricks you have, what one thing made the most difference?”  With my day job, (marketing) I give the easy answer. …

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A funny thing happened at the gym… May 13, 2015

Funny thing happened at the gym this morning.  Living in The Villages, I’m surrounded by older folks.  Not elderly, geriatrics – just older than me.  These folks are active.  They work out, they play a lot of golf and they socialize, a lot.  They really live life. It’s a nice place to live (or live…

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