A Workout Just Isn’t Enough

  I know a lot of you workout, and that’s AWESOME!  Keep it UP!  But, is it enough to stay healthy and maintain our weight loss efforts?  Because we are literally sitting ourselves to death, due to the comforts & conveniences of our current society.     Time to Grab a Friend, GO OUTSIDE, Take A WALK, and ENJOY SOME NATURE!  Join me for a FREE 7 Day Walking Challenge.  For Details, CLICK HERE!   We have become sooo lazy here in the US.  Other countries are way more active in general than we are, but we sit down any chance we get.  What’s up with that?  I find myself hunched over in a seated position way more than I would like to admit, too!  But, I can do something about that and so can YOU!   I know that some of us have jobs that require us to sit in front […]

Are You Doing The Best Form of Exercise There Is?

  With so many forms of exercise to choose from, like P90X, Zumba, running, swimming, sports, aerobics, weight training, metabolic conditioning, Yoga, Pilates, bike riding, HIIT, it could make your head spin, and keep us stuck from doing any of it!  Am I right?   There’s probably some of you that aren’t doing any exercise right now because your searching for the “perfect” most effective exercise to do to reach your goals because you don’t really like to exercise…   Don’t worry, I’m going to blow your mind with this one then….The SINGLE BEST FORM of EXERCISE on the planet that you could be doing right now is…..DRUM ROLL PLEASE……WALKING!  (mic drops…crickets chirping…)  I know you were expecting something different, hard, or torturing that will make your muscles burn and your fat melt off!   You’re thinking, “But, Tommie, I already run, lift weights, &/or go to the gym.”  Great! Me, too! […]

What Back Pain & Gangsta Rap Taught Me About Gratitude

  I started a SIMPLE, bodyweight exercise routine the other day, and in the middle of it, I dropped to my knees in pain and just started sobbing out of control.  It finally hit me like a lightning bolt & I thought, “I’m really in denial about how much pain I’m in and have been in over the last couple of months, and what the hell am I going to do about this?”   Augie walked in right in the middle of the sweat and tears and asked, “What happened?”  I said, “My back hurts and I can’t deal anymore, and I WANT TO workout!  I’m tired of going easy.  I want to move like I want to move & pick up the intensity.  My back needs to get over it & get with the f-ing program.  I’ve HAD IT”  He said, “What you need to do is STOP!  You […]

Healthy Snacks to Take on The Road

  Summer is in full swing, and I bet that some of you have some road trips or vacations planned.  You could be heading to your favorite amusement or water park, to visit friends and family at the lake or river, or to just go camping for the weekend.   I had the priviledge of going to the Grand Canyon last summer.  That’s about a 8-9 hour road trip from San Diego, each way.  Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t really like to get out of my normal healthy eating routine and exchange it for one filled with junk food and fast food.     I also don’t want to be a weirdo and alienate myself from my friends and pack too much food, that may go to waste.  It’s inevitable that while you are on the road, that you are going to eat some processed food. […]