Tag Archives: BMI

Goal!!

On March 11th, I embarked on a modest weight loss trek with the goal of losing 10 pounds at an average of 1 pound per week.   On May 10th, I achieved my goal.  I am proud and humbled at the same time.  (More on the latter later.)  I used MyFitnessPal to track daily calorie intake and […]

Why Size May Not Matter

Originally posted on Fit & Happier:
We have a huge problem in this country.  And I’ll bet you’ll be surprised when I say it’s not a weight problem.  Growing waistlines have been the reality for over 30 years.  There has been no shortage of diets, drugs, surgeries and supplements in response.  Let me state the obvious…

Confessions of a 40-Something Personal Trainer

I’m just going to put it out there.  My jeans are a bit too tight for my comfort and ego to accept.  And, truthfully, the scale is reflecting that reality as well.  Exercise isn’t the issue.  I’m doing some type of workout 6 days a week (a combination of cardio, strength and flexibility training) and three […]

Why Size May Not Matter

We have a huge problem in this country.  And I’ll bet you’ll be surprised when I say it’s not a weight problem.  Growing waistlines have been the reality for over 30 years.  There has been no shortage of diets, drugs, surgeries and supplements in response.  Let me state the obvious – they haven’t worked, aren’t working […]

Balance Series Part 5/Making Your Muscles Work For You

Some of you are not going to like this.  I’m back again on my strength training soap box.  But, the truth is, one cannot achieve a balanced exercise program without it.  I’ve written about this topic in several previous posts so this is a sort of “Best of Strength Training” edition.  I’ve consolidated and re-organized […]

Balance Series/Part 2: The Ideal Workout Formula

My Balance Series explores the different aspects of a fit life in terms of creating the right balance of variables. Each aspect has three main variables and each variable must have equal attention – like a three-legged stool – in order to be effective. Part 1 of the series established that a balanced life is […]