July 10, 2020

The truth is anyone can be a fitness / nutrition coach on social media or through paying a fee to sign on with an MLM based company. I’m not clueless to the notion that there is a high volume of other people online who do what I do, so I’ve invested thousands of dollars, time, and research into learning about what the current evidence based studies reveal along with seeking updated certification and credentials. This approach, paired with years of hands on experience, are what allow Adaptive to be successful at long-term fat loss and performance improvement.

July 2, 2020

I feel like women, and moms in particular are being fed this idea that perfect balance is the goal. If you can just have the exact amount of effort put into your family, friends, taking care of others, taking care of yourself, there will eventually come a point where you’ve got it all figured out perfectly

June 27, 2020

You might be familiar with the saying “You need to become comfortable…with being uncomfortable.” The concept behind this is that for growth or improvement to occur one must be willing to go outside of their comfort zone. An analogy to illustrate this would be how most feel when that alarm goes off first thing in the morning. The bed, or comfort zone, is a rather enticing option and a much easier choice would be to go back to sleep over getting out of bed and beginning daily tasks.

February 27, 2020

This note is a rework of a posting I made a couple years back to a local gym page. It covers mindset and dealing with injury /setbacks in training.

I have noticed many posting about, or referencing working back from, various injuries and physical ailments. I can sympathize with each of you and have unfortunately had many past injuries that I have dealt with and learned to live with in some cases. These struggles have given me a point of reference to reflect on my own approach to continued physical improvement, and what it takes to optimize quality of life in relation to fitness as the years go on. I felt I would share what I’ve learned in hopes you can garner something from my thoughts on this subject.

December 12, 2019

At the beginning of learning any new skill, including the building of a new habit, there will be a struggle. Suffice it to say that it is NOT easy. Specifically, with changes in dietary habits, when you are first attempting to figure out what works for you (and what doesn’t) it will take a larger amount of effort and expenditure of mental energy. It takes much thought and planning, including trying out new foods and strategies that can be uncomfortable. Overall it can be frustrating, especially when the return on this investment might not meet your expectation. However, it is through trial and error… and going back to the drawing board that we grow and progress.