4 Steps to an Exercise Plan for Busy People

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

I know I need regular exercise. I just don’t have time.

That’s the refrain I’ve heard hundreds of times in my workshops, from clients, and from participants I interviewed when researching the principles that would become the Easing In Fitness approach.

It’s the #1 complaint voiced by those stuck in the start-and-stop cycle of...

King Preference

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

I’m really excited to share the news that my new book Exercise Planning For Busy People is releasing next month. I think you’ll find it super helpful if you’re too busy to stick with an exercise plan.

Here’s the good news: you don’t need a new life, you just need a plan that works—no matter what.

The starting point in the book...

The War Within

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

People come to me for life coaching because they are at war with themselves. That pretty much sums it up, whether the war campaign is in pursuit of fitness, wellness, fulfillment, pain relief, career change, or relationship change.

They are not doing the things they know they should be doing to bring about the health or success they want.

Five Things You Already Know About Wellness

Monday, April 30, 2018

All my wellness news feeds lit up this week with articles on research just featured in the journal Circulation published by the American Heart Association. It’s been interesting to see how different news outlets have positioned and summarized the findings.

Titles have run like “Five Ways to Increase Your Life Expectancy” and “Five Healthy...

Get In Line

Saturday, March 31, 2018

We know we need regular exercise, but still we don’t do it.

That’s the challenge at the heart of all wellness practices, and until we get to the bottom of it nothing much works.

I’ll share something I’ve discovered through working with people one-to-one, in classes, and in my private membership group.

It’s about alignment.

Three Minutes

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Three minutes can change everything.

Yes, about the amount of time it takes to read this post.

I recently led a live seminar to pilot my new course, and the same question came up that always comes up: how much exercise is necessary?

In the past I’ve answered it in a variety of ways, and I still stand by these answers:

The Marshmallow Eater

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

We tend not to skip exercise in favor of doing nothing, but rather because we are too busy doing things that feel more important, more urgent, or that give us a sense of immediate accomplishment and good feeling.

This part of us that seeks immediate rewards and good feelings I’ll call the Marshmallow Eater.

As a species we seem...

Don't Do It To Yourself (Again)

Friday, December 29, 2017

I don’t know about you, but my news feeds and inbox are blowing up with advice about New Year’s fitness resolutions, so I thought I would resend a post from a year ago regarding resolutions that received a lot of feedback and comments.

Rereading it today, I think my current opinion on the matter may be even more resolute. I think fitness...

Toward and Away

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

We move toward things we want and away from things we don’t.

We want more health and less sickness. We want more success and less failure. We want more connection and less alienation.

And both of these drives—toward and away—can be harnessed for our benefit.

When I left my day job in HR for full-time wellness coaching,...

Exercise Addiction

Saturday, October 28, 2017

I have a good friend who has been a Perpetual Exerciser for a few decades—that is, someone who exercises most every day with a sense of ease and effortlessness. He is in his early sixties and is in exceptional health, takes no meds for any conditions, and is possessed of what appears to be boundless energy.

Over coffee recently he mentioned...