Goal Crusher!

Well it’s a start Just wanted to briefly check in and report that last week I did in fact run on three separate occasions.  Once on the treadmill at work and twice on the road.  I can tell you it felt good to get the blood flowing again albeit at a slow pace. This week […]

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Run, Dad Run!

So after setting the trap I have gotten some miles under my shoes.  First run was within 24 hours after posting about the trap.  Throwing the post out there for all to see really made me commit to meeting my SMART goal of running this week.  Normally, I like to jet out of work and […]

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It’s a Trap!

A Behavioral Trap that is I have been woefully spotty at getting any kind of physical fitness regimen up and running.  I usually just manage to complete a yoga flow for flexibility each day.  A behavioral trap is something we intentionally set for ourselves to guarantee a desired action or behavior.  So in order to […]

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Where I leave my heart Part II

So in the previous post I started to elaborate on what it is I exactly do to stay on task and focused.  The first step, often the hardest, is recognizing when I get distracted or off task.  Most often, I notice it happening after lunch. When I recognize that I’m having trouble focusing, I practice some balanced […]

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The Sum of the Parts

A New/Old Direction: Holistic human development The mind has a tremendous impact on the body and performance.  If I wasn’t on board with this concept I wouldn’t be in the field that I am in: Sport Psychology.    The mind can drive us when we are fatigued. It can get us through a rigorous workout. But […]

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I’m Not Perfect

I am not a perfect Husband. I am not a perfect Father.  I am not a perfect Christian. But I want to be. Admitting I am not perfect is the first step. The next is figuring out what I am going to do about it. “But God is more interested in what you can become […]

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It’s about your health

My goal with this blog from the beginning has been about being healthy for my daughter and my wife.  I want to be able to do all the things my parents did with my brother and me.  I want to be able to chase my little girl around the yard, coach whatever sport she is […]

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Becoming a Functional Dad

A Exploration into spiritual, physical and mental fitness for the over 40 father-to-be and beyond So this wasn’t our plan. My wife and I had made a decision not to have children. We got married later, both had careers and I had a mountain of student loan debt. Well God had other plans for us. […]

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Meditation May

When somebody says meditation what comes to your mind?  Sitting around in a lotus position chanting ‘Om.’ to reach a higher plane.  That’s what I thought about it a while back (we’re talking like years and years ago).  Here is what Dictionary.com defines Meditation as: Meditation:  noun 1. the act of meditating. 2. continued or extended thought; […]

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And Done!

On Finishing the Whole30! My wife and I are done with our first Whole30 program and it definitely made a difference.  It truly does Start with Food!  It was difficult at times but overall it was very manageable for me.  Between this blog and my wife’s we will highlight some of the things that we […]

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