‘Mind’ Posts

 

Indoor Exercises for Chicago’s Winter

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My plants are dying and the days are getting shorter. Must be winter! Season of “man you got fat” and “pass the stuffing”. I for one embrace the seasons, and have decided that the lean sleek frame of summer needs to give way to a softer but stronger winter body. I walk at least 15-20 […]

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Commit to a “Clean Month” to lose weight and improve discipline

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Every 6-12 months, I like to take 30 days and make some aggressive promises to myself.  I call it a “clean month” since I will be making sacrifices I don’t usually make.  Unless I am on a strict meal plan, like a ketogenic diet, I am fairly lax with how I eat.  ”Lax” for me […]

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Shut Your Mouth Unless You’re Eating & Maxim #4

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…or breathing…or kissing.  You sly dog.  But when you feel that desire to tell everyone about your awesome new diet and exercise plan, don’t.  No, I’m not trying to keep this a big secret.  Far from it.  In fact, we’d love if you’d refer all your friends – fat, fit or otherwise – to our […]

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Hateful Odious Lies & Maxim #3

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Normally I like to slow-roll the maxim, since it’s the ‘moral’ at the end of the story.  Today I’m going to get right to it. Sleek Geek Maxim #3:  You’re the only person who can truly catch yourself in a lie.  You owe yourself better. Why do we lie to ourselves?  That seems crazy, doesn’t […]

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Introducing Vector and Velocity

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Motion, or in our case progress, can be measured on two axes; vector and velocity.  A vector is a direction.  Is your body fat percentage (BF%) going up or down?  A velocity is a rate of change along a given vector.  Is your BF% decreasing by an average of 1% every 14 days or is […]

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Know Thyself. Know Thy Enemy & Maxim #2

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Expect to screw up.  Expect moments of weakness.  These things happen.  Just don’t let them knock you off course.  A day of binge-eating at the Ben and Jerry’s factory doesn’t give you carte blanche to do the same tomorrow.  If anything, it means you need to hit it harder, tighten up, and move forward.   Ask […]

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Managing Your Mentality & Maxim #1

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I have bad news for you.  It’s all in your head.  Maybe you carry most of your extra weight around your midsection, or maybe everything you eat goes right to your ass.  The truth is, you carry all your fat in the most vital organ in your body:  your brain. That’s right, you have a […]

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