Fix your growth.

Let’s talk about mindset. If I asked you, “What are you good at?” What would you say? Would you tell me you’re good with people or animals? Maybe you’d say you’re good at your job. You may even say you have no clue what you’re good at. If I asked you, “What are you bad at?” What would you say …

Find a better problem.

I just can’t seem to move forward. Do you ever find yourself stuck? Like you can’t seem to get past a certain problem, or a certain level of life? Are you living the definition of insanity by making the same mistake over and over, hoping for a different result? You’re battling the same problem, struggling for a solution. Perhaps, it’s …

Confessions of an obsessive, overachieving procrastinator (aka the final 4 core values)

Hello, my name is Andy. I have a confession to make. If you know me (or you read the title of this post) you know I can be a bit obsessive. This can be a very good thing as well as a very bad thing. I feel like there should be some sort of movie tagline here. Cue the impending doom …

The quickest way to change

The industry of improvement. I make my living in the industry of improvement. I’m constantly working to become a champion of change, for myself and for every single one of you reading these words. When you begin to consider all of the different potential combinations we present it could become daunting. We are all unique combinations of: personalities goals (mental, physical, …

There’s no “i” in team

We human beings are a funny bunch. We want to draw attention to ourselves by fitting in with the “in-crowd.” Or we want to be different by not fitting in. We crave to be unique but at the same time we have a deep-seated need to be part of a community, however that may be defined. Today, I want to look …

3 actions you need for a good life

Hello, hello. Today I wanted to share a realization I had over the weekend that I think may help some of you out there who are struggling with achieving your goals or feeling like you’re never going to be a pro in your field. It can be a struggle to turn your dream into a reality. But when the process …

Constant improvement

Seek progress, not perfection. If you’ve been keeping track of my core value series this is my third entry, right behind having an optimistic outlook on life and putting effort and intelligence into your work. In the most recent Wilson Post article, I covered the dangers of competing with others, especially when it comes to our kids. Today, I want …

How to adapt, easily

Who SAID that? This one is for fun, folks, be forewarned. There also may be a little venting in the coming paragraphs, so kick back and enjoy it. But first… In my upcoming October Mature Lifestyles article, I discuss the SAID principle. While I’ll briefly cover the topic of Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands here, I plan on giving more …

How to work hard and smart to win big

This post is not for you. If you’re allergic to hard work, this post is not for you. If you have a chip on your shoulder or you feel entitled to the success you have yet to earn, this post is not for you. In fact, if you’d like to do things in life but have no interest in putting …

Happy and healthy

Happy, happy, joy, joy Are you a happy person? Is being positive important to you? I visualize some readers nodding their heads. I also visualize some shrugging their shoulders with an “I dunno.” In keeping with the core value series, I want to share my first value. If you haven’t guessed, it’s maintaining a positive outlook on life. Today, we’ll …

Value your identity

“Who am I? Are you kidding me?” So it goes when I ask my clients to tell me something about themselves. But I think it’s important to define what a person holds dear, what they value, and with what they identify. Doing so helps guide me in guiding them. This sounds a little wishy-washy, maybe even a bit new age. …

Consistency counts

If I’ve seen it once… Allow me to paint a picture for you. I’m sitting in my office/equipment room (I have a desk, two chairs, and lots of great handouts and forms surrounded by barbells, punching bags, and bumper plates. I never said I lived a glamorous life). Accompanying me is a client who I’ve been working with for several …

Quit feeling your food (emotions and eating pt. 2)

A quick recap In my last blog post, we covered how we’re all emotional eaters in some way, shape, or form. I offered up tips for overcoming the emotion-eat-emotion habit chain. We even covered how to fight back against the clock by plugging up your time leaks so your day no longer gets away from you. Today I’m sharing with …

You’re an emotional eater

“I know what to do, it’s just that…. How many endings can you come up with for that sentence? As a professional exercise and nutrition coach who helps people improve their quality of life, I’ve heard it all. And so often what I hear is someone who thinks they’re the only person in the world who is dealing with the …

Keto concerns

This has been a long time coming Like, seriously. I’ve been waiting to write this blog for about 4 months now. And I don’t do well at waiting to share exciting things. I’m the type that when I have big, exciting news I’m usually bursting at the seams to tell somebody. Luckily, I’m a mama’s boy so I can just …

High-powered life

It all starts at the top I’m a big believer in performing at as close to 100% every day as we can. I’m a realist, so I know that this obviously isn’t always possible but I also know there’s a lot we can do to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our daily living.  Many of us partake in things that …

Bring your hands

Ponder this Let’s imagine you’re tracking your calories. The “why” isn’t important. Just play along, mmkay? How do you measure the calories in your birthday cake that your significant other spent all day baking – or ordering, more realistically. Or how do you know exactly how much that steak weighs on your Friday date night? Do you dare break out …

More disciplined

I can’t get no… Remember that hit song back in the 80’s? You know, that one that everybody was singing and it was about discipline? Or how about that episode of Cheers where Norm learns the valuable lesson of being disciplined and he quit coming to the bar? Ohhh wait, no…no, neither one ever happened. Hmm, why is that? We …

Prepare yourself

Brace yourself There’s a storm coming. Each and every week for most people. We spend Monday through Friday in “go, go, go” mode and, if we’re lucky, we get to take a deep breath on the weekend before we rush back out into the fray. Wouldn’t it be wise to bundle up first? Maybe take some precautions to be sure …

Shame, shame, shame

A history of shaming It’s almost like a hot dog vendor at a baseball game, “fat shaming, fit shaming, skinny shaming…come get yer body shaming served fresh!” If you spend any amount of time on social media you’ll run across someone that’s been shamed or someone that’s doing the shaming. Hell, if you spend enough time on social media you’ll probably BE …