5 Ways to Make Exercise a Priority During the Holidays

With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, it can be easy to get out of your exercise routine. Every year I hear people making excuses and rationalize it as, “I’m busy, I have a ton of family and social obligations, I’ll get started in January, etc…” Here are 5 way for making exercise a priority during the holidays.

1 - Schedule it

The hardest part sometimes is just showing up....

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A Book That Influenced Me "Start With Why"

Start With Why by Simon Sinek is a book that has really influenced me in terms of how I deliver my message. Sinek explains how to inspire with ideas. The golden circle, the celery test and split are the three main ideas in the book. The one that stood out the most to me was the golden circle. He uses an explain of how some companies start with their product. In my industry, that would be, “we offer private training, group classes and nutrition coaching.” Then they say how their product works. “We use best possible functional training equipment and strategies.” Then they finish with their why, “We believe in achieving optimal human performance.”...

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13 Things You Don't Know About Me...But Should

I wanted to write this post because I’ve been writing a lot more these days and I want you to get to know me as I get to know all so I figured that I would go first. These are things are that are not in my bio. It’s my way of taking you behind the certain and giving you a peak into who I am and what I’m like outside of MCW Fitness.

1 - I love playing sports of all kinds. Growing up, I played soccer, baseball, basketball, track, golf and football. Then climbing, snowboarding, powerlifting, yoga and softball took over. Is yoga a sport?! I don’t know, but I do it and I like it. These days, soccer, softball and golf take up most of my time when I am not rock climbing...

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Writing Challenge Accepted

Today's post is about the writing challenge I am starting today. It put out into the world recently by Omar Zenhom on his podcast The $100 MBA. For next 3 weeks will be putting up 15 blog posts. For the most part I will be stick to my Eat, Think, Move, Perform format with a couple of exceptions. This is one. Tomorrow, I will be giving you a chance to get to know me a little bit better. In addition I will be doing a couple of product reviews in terms of gear/food products that can hopefully will be helpful, relative and informative to you. Writing 5 posts a week seems intimidating because it hard to come with things to write about. However, if you can plan out your topics first, then it makes it much easier. I am writing all of this week’s posts first so they are done for the most part, but my task for this week is to write the next 5. I’m excited and curious the see what happens overs the next 3 weeks, not only to traffic on the site, but how it changes me as a writer and a person. Be on the look out for tomorrow’s post 13 Things You Don’t Know About Me...But Should. So will you be accepting the writing challenge? 

3 Ways to get in your Flow

What is flow? Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi wrote a famous book on flow, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience in which he talks about the flow being when you experience deep enjoyment, creativity and total involvement in life. At MCW Fitness, we talk a lot about optimal human performance, where we define it as, "when you’re eating, thinking and moving optimally." Flow and performance are closely related. One can get into the flow state during a number of activities. Whether writing, playing a musical instrument, dancing, playing sports or evening playing video games. It’s that sense of being total consumed and involve in what your doing....

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