Shiver down my spine – Self-improvement

It’s September and it’s time to start a new project. I’ve been journaling for over a year now and it has given me incredible insight into my psyche. To be honest, the journaling and some nudging from people close to me were the precursors to this blog. The challenge that I gave myself was toContinue reading “Shiver down my spine – Self-improvement”

When a full night of sleep is rare…

We all lose sleep. As college students, a good night of sleep is rare because you’re choosing to party. For most of us, a full night of sleep isn’t rare because we make the right choices day to day. We go to bed early or we try to sleep in. We change our schedule toContinue reading “When a full night of sleep is rare…”

Flexibility… no not that kind of flexibility!

If you wanted to learn more about muscular flexibility then you clicked on the wrong post. This has nothing to do with that and everything to do with mental flexibility. This is all about your self-awareness. Have you ever thought of being flexible mentally? Have you thought about self-awareness? Think about a time when you’veContinue reading “Flexibility… no not that kind of flexibility!”

Jump Into a Healthier YOU!

The more I think about the idea of jumping into a healthier lifestyle, the more I started wondering about what it actually means. Obviously, the idea is to get back to a healthier version of you. That’s pretty simple, right? My mind as a trainer always goes to one simple question. Why did you stop?Continue reading “Jump Into a Healthier YOU!”

Look beneath the Surface of athletic performance… Michael Phelps

Olympic athletes are the perfect example of what the 1% of genetic potential looks like. The conversation seems to be always about how great of athletes they are. Don’t get me wrong, they are great athletes. But is there something below the surface? Michael Phelps is a perfect example. On the surface, he’s a greatContinue reading “Look beneath the Surface of athletic performance… Michael Phelps”

My ideal morning…

It’s 4:30 in the morning and the alarm just went off. Time to wake up! When the alarm goes off it means we get to start a new day. For me, the morning has to start off with four things, and hitting snooze is not one of them. For most people, the alarm going offContinue reading “My ideal morning…”

Resistance – When your inner super power is working against you!

As the workout ended I said, “Great work today Sally, but you know what time it is!” Sally responded like most clients do. “As you know Dusty, I just got back from a work trip and we drank every night.” “And…?” I said with a smirk. “I don’t think I should have to get onContinue reading “Resistance – When your inner super power is working against you!”

Chipotle-Honey Chicken with Roasted beet spinach salad

We love our chicken our chicken thighs! I’ve raved on and on about why we love them more than chicken breasts, so I won’t bore you with that again. This was a recipe that my wife found and we pretty much winged it from there. The more meals we cook together the more I realizeContinue reading “Chipotle-Honey Chicken with Roasted beet spinach salad”

What are you craving Today? 

Are you feeling deprived? Are you about to give into a craving? We fight an uphill battle every day dealing with cravings. Most of us are trying to change something in our lives to make life better. We’re trying to lose weight. We’re trying to be nicer to others. We’re trying to drink less. WhateverContinue reading “What are you craving Today? “

Can the Muse inspire your workout routine?

A quick google search defines Muse roughly as a greek goddess who brings inspiration to your creative endeavours. Most people have heard of great writers referring to the Muse as just that, a blessing from some unseen source, that brings inspiration to their writing. Even now, as these words are typed the Muse could be in action.Continue reading “Can the Muse inspire your workout routine?”