Attitude & Mindset

How to Make Yourself Take Action: Exercise Minute with KVUE

How to Make Yourself Take Action: Exercise Minute with KVUE

How to make yourself start. If you want to start something you but need a little momentum, start here. Set aside a few minutes for this post, though. We cover some psychology which you can use to help change, and sit down with Erika Lopez of KVUE for the Exercise Minute.

Iron Game Chalk Talk with Ron McKeefery

Ron McKeefery is a coach I have looked up to for years, so you can imagine how excited I was to be on his podcast, Iron Game Chalk Talk. Coach, thanks for having me! 

Check it out below, and check out his previous podcasts for many more great episodes at RonMcKeefery.com

Things we mention: 


A book I love, one of the most instructional books for coaches and trainers: Coach McKeefery's #1 Amazon International Bestseller "CEO Strength Coach"

Ed Cosner's PowerSport Strength and Conditioning 

Physical Training for Tactical Populations: An Optimal Approach - Matt Wenning, M.S., and Major Mark Ivejaz. Info here

Jocko Willink's Podcast

Stephen Makes Austin Fit Magazine

Stephen Makes Austin Fit Magazine

Did you all catch this? You might remember Hyde Park Gym's 2016 Squat by Southwest meet, which I wrote about here. It is an annual event, but we turned this year into a fundraiser for Stephen Moore, one of our own trainers, who was in a motorcycle accident in which he lost his right foot. 

Stephen was a powerlifter for Louisiana Tech University, and had moved back to Austin shortly before the accident. He was, and continues, to be a powerlifter, and an inspiration. 

Read more about his inspiring attitude at Austin Fit Magazine: It's Not Over Until You Quit

What Real People Do to Be Successful

What Real People Do to Be Successful

Do you ever wonder what other people do to be successful? How do others set themselves up to get their workouts and make smart meal choices? 

I wonder too, for a second… then I usually just go ask. I’m nosy, I mean, curious like that. 

In the past two posts, I discussed how you can take control of your life and how to do that even in crazy situations. (Parts 1 and 2 here, in case you missed it.) More recently, I went straight to my sources and asked people who get it done how they do it. 

What to do When Life Gets Crazy (Taking Ownership, Part 2)

The process of creating new habits takes effort at the beginning, but it becomes easy once you are in the routine. Your workouts will make you feel good all day and sleep better at night. Healthy meals will help you lose fat and avoid the random energy slumps during the day. 

Once this becomes second nature and you are in your groove, you will wonder how you lived before feeling so good. It seems easy. You’ll see.

Then, BAM. Life will hit you. 

Here's what you do to get through it.

Take Ownership to Get What You Want

Taking ownership of your life, your body, your habits, and your results is the most important thing you can do in life.

This will be the most important blog post I write.

More important than any technical info, any recipe, or any magic secret. Taking ownership gives you freedom, control, and means you can get what you want. Read on to find out how.