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So I had a young client in yesterday (38 years old I think that is young). She says to me something that I wish I had a $1 for every time I have heard these exact words:

“I never have had these problems before”

Yep, those the words that are the starting block words for the sport of MAINTENANCE.

Every heard of it?

I in my opinion think it should be an Olympic Event and everyone gets a gold medal just for participating.


This brings up another question that people ask me:

“What are you training for? The answer to that is easy and always the same; LIFE

It’s a long term commitment and goal. I guess I feel like if you’re going to be here any ways why not feel the best you can?


Fitness is a lifelong goal. So, you are not going to be looking for immediate and dramatic results, but rather long-term, life-changing benefits. If this is not thrilling to you, that’s ok because as soon as you start on the path (I would say in about a week or two) you will GET IT!

You will have to trust me on this one though – the small steps toward total (mind and body) fitness will bring magnificent benefits in the end.

Key Points:

  1. Embrace small changes
  2. Minor changes in diet
  3. Accept good days (or weeks) with bad. You don’t start over – it is the journey!
  4. Visualize success or as Mike likes to say “keep your eye on the prize”
  5. Don’t wait because as I like to say “this ain’t a dress rehearsal”


Looks like a great weekend to run the beach, the tide will be great, no wind and sunshine, I promise!

Bring mom!