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Tuesday Talk – Convenience

Tuesday Talk – Convenience

Aug 13, 2013

Hi Team! The above video talks about convenience. Think this week about what you can do to make your life more convenient. The example I give in my video is my car. It is a Honda Odyssey and I LOVE it! When I was younger, I would have never imagined that I would buy a “soccer mom” car. In fact, I hate to admit it, but I remember very clearly teasing my friend Dennis when he got one for his family. He talked about all the features and how he had leather interior, etc. (That is why I joke in the video about how I have leather interior.) I told him that no matter what, it was STILL just a minivan! LOL! Fast forward over a decade and I now have one too! Who would have thought? My prior car was a SUV. It was awesome, and it was my “man” car! If you are a guy, then you definitely know what I mean. However, for hauling three kids and car seats, it was not very practical. In fact, it was pretty darn inconvenient. Now I have a minivan. It may not be as “cool” as my SUV, but it is perfect for my current stage of life. It makes hauling my entire family super convenient. So, look around your life and see how you can make it more convenient. When it comes to health and fitness, “convenience” is SUPER important. If you don’t make it convenient, then you are less likely to get it done. Maybe it has to do with picking up quick healthy snacks and having them ready to go for emergencies. Maybe it is adding Shakeolgy to your diet so you have a great meal replacement that tastes great, fights cravings, and takes seconds to make. Or maybe…. It’s about getting a minivan so you save time so you can have more time to workout. If you do, then be sure to get the leather interior! LOL! Have a great week, Gang! Don’t forget! This week’s challenge is decline push ups! Do as many as you can to failure and report what you got. Bring it! -Coach...

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Aug 5, 2013

Hi Team Dragon Fit! The video above is a little Monday Motivation for you. Today we left early to take the kids to Lake Tahoe. I knew we would be going early today, so I planned ahead to get my workouts done first thing. That means Body Beast Chest & Tris, plus T25 Total Body Circuit, were banged out first thing in the morning. So, you really CAN have it ALL. It just means you need to plan ahead. The kids had a blast! They swam in a kiddie pool, built sand castles in the sand, and even tried catching some fish with a net in the lake. I love taking time out from my hectic schedule to have some quality time with the family. It reminds me of one of the things I read in the book “Wisdom of our Fathers” by Tim Russert. It is a book my wife gave me for Father’s Day. In it he talks about how some fathers try to show their love by giving their kids expensive gifts. He says the best gift you can give your kids, is the gift of YOUR time. Great words to live by! Try this week to give the ones you love the gift of YOUR time! Here’s to your health! Check out the video above for this week’s challenge. Keep bringing it! – Coach...

Tuesday Talk – Video

Tuesday Talk – Video

Jul 30, 2013

Hi Team Dragon Fit, Hope you are all off to a great start of your week!     Please watch the video above.  In this video, I cover the following: 1. Peg’s #5 opened it’s doors today!  That’s right! Our family business is already opening our fifth location!  Learn more at www.eatatpegs.com. 2. I received my P90x certification diploma yesterday.  So, it’s official!  I am now a P90x Certified Professional.  It is my hope to be able to take all that I have learned and become a better coach for all of you. 3. I am starting a new hybrid program, which includes exercises from Body Beast, T25, and P90x2. 4. Sarah gave us all a group challenge last week to do as many “low plank obliques” we can do in one minute.  I included the footage of my attempt!   LOL!  This week’s challenge is “reach high and under push ups”.  See the video above for an example.  Do as many as you can in 60 seconds and report to the group what you got. Here’s to your health!  Keep “bringing it”! -Coach...

Monday Motivation – What Are You Reading?

Monday Motivation – What Are You Reading?

Jul 8, 2013

Hey, Dragons! Here is a quick video for your Monday Motivation! WHAT ARE YOU READING? A question I would like to ask you is, “What are you reading?”  I am not talking about what is on your coffee table or on your bookshelf collecting dust.  I am talking about what are you “actively” reading?  If you are on this site, then you are likely already improving yourself with exercise and nutrition.  The area that many of us neglect is personal development.  There are tons of distractions, that if we let them, will consume our entire day.  So, we never feel we have enough time to do what we know is good for us. The key is to say “no” to the distractions and “choose” to read something that will help make you think, challenge you, and develop you personally.  Some people enjoy reading the newspaper and watching the news all day.  For me, I skim those briefly but do not let it consume my day because they are the “sames”.  Meaning you get almost the “same” news everyday.  Just the names and places seem to change.  Also, watching the news these days tends to sensationalize the negative and downplay the positive, which only feeds our daily stress. So, my recommendation is to broaden your horizons!  Pick up something that has great reviews.  Start with only a chapter a day.  You don’t need to consume an entire book in one sitting.  In fact, I have benefited from reading one chapter and let it “bake” in my head for a while before moving on.  I often re-read certain books because I almost always take something “new” from them that I missed the first time. RECOMMENDATIONS ON FURTHER READING: Here is a list of books I recommend: “The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People” by Stephen Covery.  A timeless book with great advice on how to prioritize, weekly planning, and enhance your relationships. “First Things First” by Stephen Covey.  This book takes time management discussed in the previous book to the next level. “Eat That Frog” by Brian Tracy.  Great practical advice on time management “Getting Things Done” by David Allen.  This book gives great advice on...

Coach Fred Checking In

Coach Fred Checking In

Jul 7, 2013

Hey, Dragons! This is Coach Fred checking in.  Hope you are all continuing to push play and crush your  nutrition! For many of you, you may have not heard from me in a while.  A lot has happened for me both personally and professionally. I share some of it in my posts.  I struggled when I let “life” get in the way.  Still, with all that has been going on, I am proud to say that I found the time to push play every day, “bring it” on my nutrition, and help daily to lead the dedicated members who take on our private Facebook Challenge Group. I promise to do a better job sharing information with the entire team on teamdragonfit.com and I hope that you don’t hesitate to ping me with any questions or share with me any of  your “wins” both big and small! In April, I celebrated my 43rd birthday, and it feels awesome to be fit in my forties! In addition, the team on our private Facebook challenge celebrated our very first “fat pants” Friday in that month! LOL! We all put on our “fat pants” that we started with and took photos and everyone showed all the weight they are losing. Everyone is doing an awesome job and I am SUPER proud of you all! In case you missed some of my recent posts, here are some listed for your reference: RECENT POSTS: 1) “How Much Water Should I Drink?” Simple calculation on how to be properly hydrated. http://teamdragonfit.com/nutrition/how-much-water-should-i-drink/ 2) “Happy 4th of July! Tough Mudder Is Coming” Yep, Coach Fred is taking on “Probably The Toughest Event on the Planet”. http://teamdragonfit.com/motivation/happy-4th-of-july-tough-mudder-is-coming/ 3) “Motivation Mondays” A new video series to start off your week! http://teamdragonfit.com/motivation/motivation-mondays/ 4) “Vegas, Baby! Coach Summit Update” A quick video update on the recent Coach Summit http://teamdragonfit.com/beachbody/vegas-baby-coach-summit-update/ 5) “Where Start? Simple. Just Show Up!” Brief instructions on where to start your fitness journey http://teamdragonfit.com/nutrition/where-should-i-start/ 6) “When “LIFE” Gets in the Way!” Here I share how I struggled when I let “life” get in the way and what I did about it. http://teamdragonfit.com/motivation/when-life-gets-in-the-way/   AND 2 FAVORS I ASK: 1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my articles and content, PLEASE...