The original title of this blog was going to be “Move More, Sit Less”.
For some odd reason, I had a lot of trouble trying to come up with a “clever” name for my little space on the internet, even though I have an OK understanding of how SEO (search engine optimization) works, and the title isn’t going to automatically get my information out to the masses.
So what is the purpose of this blog?
I had to ask myself that before I started up another blog. It is so easy to for me to sit in front of my computer and bang out post after post about movement, food, and everything else that has to do with maintaining or regaining control of your mind and body.
I don’t know why, but I am just fascinated by how simple fat loss really can be, yet how complicated we make it.
One interesting thought came up in conversation one weekend while I was up in “God’s Country” (aka: Hayward, WI). I was sitting on the deck at my girlfriend’s parents house when the conversation swung to health (for some weird reason everyone wants to talk about health when I am around). Tom, my girlfriends Dad, mentioned that he felt that people who write about self-help are just in it to make a buck ($$$).
I felt a little weird once her Dad mentioned this (even though I know he didn’t mean anything harm by saying it) as I am currently working on a book that incorporates time tested solutions for fat loss, along with a manual for hockey players (strength and conditioning). I am not writing the books because I feel that my target audience needs to hear more about health and nutrition, I am writing it because, well, god dammit I want to write it.
For me, it is an accomplishment sort of deal. I feel like I have a lot to say and I need some sort of avenue to get all of my thoughts out. What better vehicle than writing a book? If a business develops because of it… great! I am an entrepreneur at heart.
What qualifies me to write a book?
I will be blunt here.
I am well read and I have a shit ton of experience working with athletes of all levels, Mom’s, Dad’s, high-profile business owners, low profile average Joes and everyone in between. I worked with young kids in Detroit during my tenure at a training facility. That was a true experience in patience and learning to communicate on a whole other level. I have even trained the trainer on a number of occasions.
If you are someone who really cares about credentials, I have those too (CSCS- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist). This certification is through the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) which is corrupted and supposedly the best in the industry right now, but honestly, I think credentials are bogus. You either have experience and continue to grow your knowledge and passion for your field or you don’t. Don’t let someone fool you with their long list of credentials. It might not mean shit.
More than anything, I am a walking/talking example of everything that I write about. That is why I feel comfortable teeing off on methods that I may disagree with or supporting methods that I agree with. I always used to tell my athletes that I would never ask them to do something in the gym or on the ice that I wouldn’t do or haven’t done as a player myself.
The same goes for fat loss.
Why would I recommend someone do something that I haven’t done or would be willing to do myself?
Yea, I have done the 10 minute ice-cold shower to test its effect on fat loss. Held on for dear life during a legitimate Tabata Protocol. I have worked through grueling escalating density training sessions… and on and on.
I have tested out intermittent fasting and its effect on my own bodily appearance.
There is more and more buzz about the impact of intermittent fasting on fat loss and improving body composition, potentially even extending life (not entirely sure about this claim just yet).
While I don’t doubt that intermittent fasting is probably effective as hell, I found that it simply isn’t for me. I cannot function without food. Mentally, I go to hell. I gave it an honest chance, and am willing to do so again, but my mental performance suffered greatly. I’m not implying that I am a food addict, I am saying that I treat food as fuel for energy, which helps me stay focused mentality and prepared physically.
Put simply, intermittent fasting is just not for me. I eat awesomely nutritious meals and I love it…
But that is not to say that it cannot be for you.
This is just an example of many of the interesting topics that you are going to find on this SIMPLE blog.
I am all about simple and effective.
You’ll find that to be true if you continue to stop in and read what I have to say.
If you like what I have to say, by all means continue to come back and visit me.
Add me to your RSS feed so that you can get updates on new blog posts. Sometimes they will be relevant to your personal situation and sometimes they won’t be. Regardless, I will always do my best to pump out good information supported by plenty of pictures, videos and links to other resources that I have found helpful over the years.
Cheers to squeezing more out of life…