How do you see yourself?

Self image. Wow, that’s a possible landmine just waiting to be stepped on, isn’t it? It’s a subject so loaded with emotions like frustration, pride, insecurity and jealousy that it’s a wonder any of us leave the house every day. We spend hours upon hours and hundreds to thousands of dollars to look just right. We buy the right clothes. …

Sleepy Time Supps

ZZZzzzzzzzz Ahhhh sleep. That elusive mistress that most Americans seem to constantly chase. We spend our waking hours sipping coffee and energy drinks to make it through the day, only to get home and crack open the Tylenol pm, Ambien, liquor cabinet, Nyquil (I could go on and on). Then we wake up groggy and hit the kitchen for a …

A little Jar of Awesome

I have a confession to make…It’s a deep dark secret. One of the things I try to do as a professional, and in my personal life, is to steal things. Hey, I’m not the only one. You do it too. We all steal. Some of us are just more aware of it then others. Ok, before you call the cops, …

Slow it down (figuratively)

Can I just start off today’s blog by professing my love of sleeping in? It’s such a rare thing, that just sleeping in until 7 seems like I’m Rip Van Winkle. Usually, even if I stay up after 10pm (another rarity), my body is still popping up outta bed around the usual 3am. But today…noooo sir. I got my sleep …

Slow it down (literally)

Back to the land of the living, where posts actually have a purpose! Hooray! Today, we’ll go over a training technique that is sure to kick your butt. One that will make you stronger, turn those reps into high quality muscle builders, help you reduce injury, increase the “OH MY GOD IT’S BURNING” factor and increase your results as well. …

Hmmmm…(thank you)

Usually, when I sit down to write, I have a pretty good idea of the direction I’m heading. I’ll have a game plan and an overall theme for the post or article and I’ll have something of value to share with the audience. It’s the least I can do since you’re sharing time from your hectic schedule to read what …

What’s your self belief?

As I was finishing my coursework this morning, an interesting topic came up. And, as usual, if I think it’s something that will benefit even one member of the Fresh Evolution community, I’m gonna share it! The topic was the notion of having a “fixed mindset” versus a “growth mindset” and the difference between the two. Put on yo’ scuba …

Sugar Challenge Tips

So, today is the first day of the No/Low Sugar Challenge. How are you holding up so far? Hopefully you’re starting strong and have a bit of a game plan, but I thought it would be a good idea to write today’s post to share tips to make it a bit easier to survive with your sanity intact. First, I …

Thinky vs Feely

I think this is the most scientific sounding blog title I’ve ever created. Aren’t you impressed? Are you not entertained?! Andimus Maximus…lol. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. What I want to cover today are the two distinct ways our brains control what we do. By thinking and by feeling. Thinking would be our higher selves. The frontal cortex. This is …

What’s your limit?

I usually talk about breaking through our limits. I tell people to identify their comfort zones so they can do everything in their power to bust through that self-imposed barrier and realize their ability to find greatness. But today, I want you to find your limit for another reason. One of the most important things I try to do in …

Push and pull

Push and pull. Attract and repel. Like and dislike. Approach and avoid. All pretty simple concepts. One involves an enjoyable thing that we want to have more of, while the other entails getting away from something that may be causing us pain or discomfort. Ummm, ok, soooo why are we talking about all of this today? Because, as usual, it’s …

PROGRESS!!!

I think today will be a shorter one. I could really sum it all up in one sentence, but then, that wouldn’t really make for much of a read now would it? I want to cover something that seemingly comes up every few months or so. I think it’s one of my responsibilities to then remind people of the proper …

All by myself

Alllllll by myyyyyyyyseeeeeellfff. Sing it with me now! Ok, ok, no karaoke, I promise. But you get the idea. In my field I see it quite often. Clients who are struggling. They want to make a change, but the rest of their family or their significant other is simply not on board. The person may make some small, successful changes …

How do you know?

I’m getting today’s post in a bit late, but it’s been a long day filled with all kinds of productivity. I’m just getting back from doing a family photo shoot with Desiree and Diamond. But never fear, I promised a blog every day and I’m delivering a blog every day. Today’s will be a little shorter than usual, because this …

Take action on your expectations!

I’m writing today’s post in response to a comment on the recent post about Deceiving yourself hoping for more tips to improve our ability to not do exactly that. I’m also writing this because a few of you who are reading these actually got to see a good example of deception and the ability to smell it out and overcome …

Can desire help you fail?

If you want to change, you have to want it. You have to have a deep-seated, burning desire to achieve the body you want. Your goals will remain unattainable unless you have that yearning that blocks out any urge or impulse you have to eat sweets, be lazy or generally unhealthy. Long story short, if you don’t want it, you …

Should I eat my exercise calories?

Should I eat my exercise calories? NO. And thus ends the shortest blog post in Fresh Evolution history. Ok, Ok, I’m joking, sort of. The real answer is, it depends. I’ve spoken in person and answered this question a few times. I actually seem to get this one pretty often, so I figured it would make a good blog post …

The habit of no habit

A post in the facebook group this morning led me to writing today’s entry. A member had recently fallen off track and out of the groove of going to the gym, not for long, only a week, but it was still enough to bring her to make a post looking for help. It made my day to know that before …

Are you deceiving yourself?

I’d like to kick off this first entry into the Blog Every Day series with a brief foray into the world of your brain, so buckle up! I may dive much deeper into the finer points in a future post if the interest is there (leave a comment and let me know!) but for know, I’m going to just dive …

Let’s do a little experiment…

Since today is my first day back from a vacation well-spent, I thought I would jump right back into the thick of things in the only way I know how…full steam ahead. I do want to thank everybody for allowing me to completely disconnect from the internet, texts, messages, emails and all that good stuff. I’m getting back at everything …