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Many of my listeners are asking for the show to be on TuneIn Radio, so here I am! This is a health & fitness podcast from the perspective of a guy who's been there, lived it, and "gets it". I started as a 300 lb couch potato... and now, life is completely different. I became a 175 lb ultramarathon runner, a personal trainer, and a coach to those trying to do the same.

Many of my listeners are asking for the show to be on TuneIn Radio, so here I am! This is a health & fitness podcast from the perspective of a guy who's been there, lived it, and "gets it". I started as a 300 lb couch potato... and now, life is completely different. I became a 175 lb ultramarathon runner, a personal trainer, and a coach to those trying to do the same.
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Many of my listeners are asking for the show to be on TuneIn Radio, so here I am! This is a health & fitness podcast from the perspective of a guy who's been there, lived it, and "gets it". I started as a 300 lb couch potato... and now, life is completely different. I became a 175 lb ultramarathon runner, a personal trainer, and a coach to those trying to do the same.

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Episodes

#99 - A Lifechanging Journey From Couch To Motherhood... And Ultramarathons.

9/13/2018
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Life is funny sometimes. Every once in a while, our lives are affected in the most profound way. Often, the catalyst is something we never would’ve expected. (Disclosure - this post may contain affiliate links. Price is the same, & a portion of the sale supports this site & podcast.Yay! All opinions are my own, never bought or sold.) The after-effects of these moments can be huge. For Kristen Winger, this couldn't be more accurate. Before, she was a regular woman, with a regular job,...

Duration:01:04:30

#98 - How To Know If You're Training Or Just Working Out

9/7/2018
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Reaching a goal isn't as easy as "go work out". Unfortunately, most people seem to think it is. What's so bad about "working out", though? Why do I need to be "training"? (Disclosure - this post may contain affiliate links. Price is the same, & a portion of the sale supports this site & podcast.Yay! All opinions are my own, never bought or sold.) Training is the road to success. Working out is a hamster wheel. It's easy to fall into the trap of "working out" when you think you're...

Duration:00:51:24

#97 - Adventure, Hydration, And A Culture Of Care

9/1/2018
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Sometimes the best things happen by accident. Sometimes an idea develops into something you weren't expecting. That's what happened with this podcast episode. It's also what happened with Orange Mud and their hydration products. In chatting with Josh Sprague (Founder & CEO of Orange Mud) I learned all about his adventures, hydration on the trail, and the culture of care that's developed at Orange Mud. I love when I hear things like this. I have a habit of setting myself up for success...

Duration:01:10:25

#96 - Mollie Tibbetts, Safety, And "What Do We Do Now?"

8/22/2018
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Another tragedy we didn't need. Some news hit yesterday that rocked a small town, and runners everywhere, to their core. Who is Mollie Tibbetts, what happened, and how do we move forward... and stay safe? There are few things worse than a life cut short. Mollie Tibbetts was by all accounts a wonderful person. She was 20 years old, enjoying summer break before Junior year at U of Iowa, and staying healthy. She had big dreams, a great attitude, and was well-liked - kind of what you hope...

Duration:00:32:49

#95 - Oppressive Heat and Humidity - And How To Survive It

8/17/2018
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There's "hot", and there's "dangerous hot". Sure - you understand how to deal with "hot" weather with your outdoor activity. How do you know, though, when it's TOO hot? What does humidity do to things? How do you read the signs, and how do you stay safe? We do this dance every summer. Just about every fitness blog out there writes a "summer fitness tips" blog post of some sort. Honestly, it's all always the same stuff. It's not even hard... it's stuff we all know. It's obvious. Things...

Duration:00:50:01

#94 - What Really Matters? If You Want It Bad Enough...

7/26/2018
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Nobody said it was going to be easy. Whatever you're after, it's going to have its challenges. They say "if you want it bad enough you'll find a way". What happens, though, when you find you haven't been wanting it as bad as you thought? My priorities have been off. See - I was one of those people that THOUGHT he knew how bad he wanted a thing, and I thought I was prioritizing my life appropriately. But after falling behind in my running and overall fitness for quite some time, and...

Duration:00:40:25

#93 - Understanding How To Keep Your Heart Strong And Healthy

6/28/2018
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We aren't doing enough. What is heart disease, is "cardio" really treadmills and bikes, and how does it all work together? The answer may surprise you. "Cardio" isn't what you think... We have this idea that "cardio" is running and cycling. That it's treadmills, bikes, and ellipticals. When we think of fitness we think "cardio" and "weights". Good news is... your idea of "cardio" is a bit off, and so is your idea of how to approach fitness in general. But that's not today's topic. Today...

Duration:00:56:26

#92 - The Problem With Free, Cheap, And No Commitment Fitness

6/15/2018
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Free and cheap isn't always good. Free and cheap fitness is always an attractive option, but there's a major downside to it that most people don't often consider. What have you got to lose? We have, somehow, been conditioned to look for the cheapest thing when we're embarking on a fitness journey. The more stuff you'll give us, the bigger the gym, and the lower the price tag - the more we like it. We judge a gym's value on how much we get and how little we can pay. And if you want to...

Duration:00:56:19

#91 - Is Your Brain Constantly Undermining Your Efforts

6/8/2018
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The list of obstacles never shrinks. If it's not one thing, it's another. Now, it seems, our own brains are working against us in our health & fitness efforts. But how, exactly? And how do we fight back? No, friend - you are mistaken. Health and fitness is always, it seems, harder than it has to be. If it's not one thing working against us, so we believe, it's another. Often times this is merely our perception and not, in fact, the truth. More often than not, the universe is not working...

Duration:00:37:11

#90 - My First 50K, And How To Define "Crazy".

6/1/2018
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"Oh wow - that's crazy!" When we do things that aren't "normal", people don't know what to make of it. But... why is "normal"... normal? We understand how the world works. Every day we go about our lives with a certain understanding of how things are. We know what to expect. How things are typically going to go. What we can and can't do - should and shouldn't do. We know what to expect of our peers, too - all the same! Things that fall in the realm of the ordinary. So when someone does...

Duration:00:36:41

#89 - 7 Hot Tips For Summer Fitness Success

5/25/2018
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The warm weather has finally arrived! Now that it actually FEELS like late spring and the beginnings of summer, we're gonna wanna get out there and enjoy it! But do you know what to watch out for when you're out there in the hot hot heat? "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" Yeah, I know, that's a pretty heavy quote for a fun "summer workout tips" blog post, right? But if you think about it, summer is both one of the most fun times you can have with your fitness, and it...

Duration:00:37:06

#88 - An Unstoppable Force and An Immovable Object

5/19/2018
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"There can be only one Highlander" In a way, your fitness journey is kind of like the paradox of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object. Only one can win - which is it gonna be? Let's talk philosophy for a second. I've been thinking a lot about our fitness journey - more specifically, all the excuses, reasons, and other things people all too often claim are preventing them from reaching their goals. As a personal trainer and fitness coach, I get to know people in the context of...

Duration:00:30:44

#87 - Always Work Hard, Never Give In. Nothing Is Guaranteed.

5/11/2018
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Complacency is the enemy. Sometimes we get a little too comfortable in our fitness. When that happens, we start getting complacent and taking things for granted. That was me... until this past weekend. My 10th marathon finish was... something... The 2018 Providence Marathon was my 3rd time at Providence, and my 10th marathon finish. It was, overall, a good day - it was not, however, what I was expecting. I had grand visions of setting a PR at my 10th full marathon and having this amazing...

Duration:00:41:25

#86 - Going It Alone - What To Consider To Ensure Success

5/3/2018
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Are you a lone wolf? Not everyone has a workout buddy or coach, and that's ok! There are, though, some things you should consider if you plan to take this on alone. Taking on the world - solo. I have to start by saying, there is absolutely nothing wrong with taking on your fitness journey solo. Many people have done it, are doing it, and will do it in the future - with great success! I find, though, that most people flying solo in the gym don't necessarily start off that way on purpose....

Duration:00:48:33

#85 - What's So Scary About Commitment?

4/27/2018
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JOIN NOW! - NO COMMITMENT!!! Every time I see or hear these words in a gym ad I get so upset. You see, FitFriends... we're approaching "commitment" all wrong... Why are we afraid of commitment? I find it mindblowing that so many gyms out there use "no commitment" as a major selling point. With that said, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that the 12, 18, or 24 month commitment term is the biggest hangup people have when considering joining my gym. What are we so afraid of? Being on the...

Duration:00:56:04

#84 - Suck It Up, Buttercup - How Bad Do You Want It?

4/19/2018
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What's REALLY Stopping you? If your fitness journey isn't producing the results you were hoping for... you may have to reassess your attitude, your priorities, and honestly ask yourself - how bad do you want it? You could call it "failure to launch". I'll cut right to the chase - FitWife Megan and I are having a particularly rough go of it lately. We're 3 and a half months in and we're not nearly as far along as we expected we'd be. Needless to say - we're not getting the results we'd...

Duration:01:05:59

#83 - Fighting Your Body - What Is "Set-Point Theory"?

4/12/2018
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What if you ARE doing everything right? If you feel like you're doing everything right in your weight loss quest... maybe you are. Maybe your body is fighting you and you don't even know it. Maybe you're NOT crazy! We all "know" what we need to do to lose weight and get healthy. The basics, anyway - right? We need to get active, burn more calories than we consume, and make better food choices. Unfortunately, even when we're SURE we're getting it right... we might still not be seeing the...

Duration:01:00:32

#82 - I Love Caffeine and Crushing A Good Workout

3/24/2018
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Just a little boost... Sometimes, even though we're motivated, we need a little kick-start - a boost - to help fitness happen. So we seek out a pre-workout, an energy drink, coffee, or some other caffeine source. But should we? I WANT to... but I'm so tired... I am all about fitness - it's just a thing I do. It's who I am. I run, I lift, I do fitness. I help others do fitness. And I absolutely, positively, LOVE it. That said... I don't just spring out of bed at 4 am in workout clothes...

Duration:01:00:24

#81 - How To Find The Motivation To Do It.

3/16/2018
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"Motivate me!" I've been seeing a lot of posts online where people ask others to motivate them. I don't think they truly understand where health and fitness motivation realy comes from... Motivation - it's what moves us. I'm truly baffled by these posts I've been seeing on the many Facebook groups I'm a part of. People go on there, say they're not feeling it and can't get their rear in gear, and ask others to "motivate" them to get it done and go work out. I simply can't understand this....

Duration:00:40:15

# 80 - Calories and Macros: How To Eat Right - Simple

3/9/2018
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"Keep It Simple, Stupid." We tend to overcomplicate things and make life hard - like with nutrition! Good news is - it's as easy as figuring out calories, macros, and making good choices. Less isn't always more. We make this "fitness and nutrition" thing way harder than it has to be. We go half-cocked with information we sort of think we understand but didn't fully research, and then get upset when it's not working. One of the most common things I see, for example, is people under-eating....

Duration:01:01:14