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How to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

How to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

At the end of my junior year of high school, I was 220 pounds. Bottom line: I was fat and out of shape. I didn’t exercise regularly, and I ate whatever I wanted. Fast forward 6 months later, I fixed my diet, I had a regular exercise routine, and I had lost 60 pounds....
How Mindful Eating Can Help You Lose Weight

How Mindful Eating Can Help You Lose Weight

I usually eat a snack before I got to bed. I do it so regularly, it has become a habit. The other night, I went into the kitchen like I normally do, and grabbed a banana and the jar of peanut butter. For some reason, I paused. I’m not sure why. But I stopped for a...
The #1 Key to Make Progress on Your Fitness

The #1 Key to Make Progress on Your Fitness

Almost every day on social media, I see someone touting the greatest new workout program or diet plan. Every post usually has 2 components. First, they have someone advertising the plan who is absolutely jacked. Although it is usually not explicitly stated, the...
6 Questions to Help You Eat Mindfully

6 Questions to Help You Eat Mindfully

Making balanced and healthy eating choices is difficult. Take a look at our society today. According to the Center for Disease Control, about 69% of the population is overweight. Also, many individuals struggle with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and...
Humility, Growth, and Emotional Well-Being

Humility, Growth, and Emotional Well-Being

This post is Part 8 in a 12-part blog series on humility and growth. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) In this post, I will explore how the model of humility and growth can be applied to our emotional health and well-being. Mental health can be a...
Humility, Growth, and Physical Health

Humility, Growth, and Physical Health

This post is Part 7 in a 12-part blog series on humility and growth. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) In the next few posts, I will explore how the model of humility and growth can be applied in a few key areas of life. In this first post, I will...
3 Strategies to Eat Healthy at a Restaurant

3 Strategies to Eat Healthy at a Restaurant

It’s the New Year, and many of us are making resolutions to lose weight and eat healthier this year. I know this is true for me. One of my goals this year is to get back in shape and take back control of my health. One thing a lot of people struggle with in this area...
Living Holistically: Your Boxes Are Connected

Living Holistically: Your Boxes Are Connected

Often we think about our lives as split up into parts. However, I think we are much more connected than we realize. I was speaking with a colleague the other day, and he described a model I thought was helpful. He described our lives as consisting of 4 boxes:...
Don’t Wait Until It Hurts

Don’t Wait Until It Hurts

My shoulder has been bothering me for a few weeks. I hurt it doing an exercise in CrossFit, and it hasn’t gotten better yet. After trying to deal with it myself for a while, I finally talked to my coach about it, who gave me some rehab exercises to do. Part of the...
The 80/20 Rule and Living a Healthy Lifestyle

The 80/20 Rule and Living a Healthy Lifestyle

One of my favorite books about nutrition and health is The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson. I think the book provides a great framework for building and maintaining healthy habits of diet and exercise. If you’re looking to make a change in this area of your life, I...
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