March 11, 2021

While perhaps not the missing link you would commonly think of, let me explain how the existence of one may account for a lack of progress for yourself. The pursuit of optimal or elite level aesthetics is one where you don’t start off with all the habits you need to get it done right away. Suffice it to say that achievement of such a goal is rather elusive like Bigfoot himself. It is an ongoing process where you build upon habits and what is initially hard to do becomes easier over time. Personally, I’ve built upon small habit changes, improvements, and tweaks to my regimen over the course of years to arrive at where I am currently. And it’s because I built these habits into my lifestyle, and into my daily routine, that they are no longer difficult to achieve.

January 19, 2021

Once upon a time a long, long time ago, before smart phones and Instagram feeds, there lived a community of pigs. These weren’t your ordinary, run-of-the-mill pigs, though. These pigs could walk and talk. They held down steady jobs and had families. This story is about three of these little pigs and what happened when trouble came howling at their doors.

December 2, 2020

Warning – This post contains explicit content

I cannot stress enough that change is difficult. Fat loss, muscle gain, and improved performance take a great deal of both physical and mental effort. True transformation comes through acceptance of discomfort while continuing to proceed forward. It goes far beyond just desiring or wanting to change. The ideology that if you believe hard enough, the change you desire will occur, is a lie.

November 25, 2020

The holidays can be an overwhelming and intimidating time for those on a diet and trying to keep from derailing progress made. There is a plethora of calorie dense foods around, an excess of sugary sweets, and carb bombs as far as the eye can see.

So how do we enjoy the holidays and keep on track? Or, how do we “eat our cake and have it too?”

October 14, 2020

If the movie Gremlins taught us anything it is that we all know better than to feed a mogwai after midnight. Even the creatures themselves (or at the least the more intelligent specimens) seem to understand the wages of 3 am pizza: complete metamorphosis. Unfortunately, some dietary prescriptions purport similar fear in humans as to what will happen to our bodies if we consume carbohydrates beyond a specific time of day. Most commonly I have heard of cutting off carbohydrate intake after 8 pm. Nutrition myths, misunderstandings, and flat out inaccurate information tend to have a way to live on.