Avoid the Quick Fix Trap

Goal Setting, Making Change
There's a quote I sometimes use now and then that you may have heard from me, “A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.” I was never really able to find a reliable source for the quote, but I like it a lot.  I feel like it takes so much of the pressure off for establishing changes to our lives.   For example, “Lose 20 lbs of body fat in just 8 WEEKS!”  As opposed to a moderate, controlled caloric deficit that will result in 20 lbs of body fat lost in 4 months.  It will take you twice as long doing it the second way, however, the weekly pressure to lose is much less.  What might you say if I told you it was a plan that…
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Afraid to Move Part 2

From the Land of Iron and Miles, Goal Setting
How do I know which exercise is best?   The other version I hear of this is, “Does (insert exercise program) actually work or is it BS?” This is part 2 of a little series of drawing ideas I had about those county fair type facehole boards you put your head into to take a silly picture.  If you haven't read part 1 go here for the whole explanation.   You might not even know until you try them Essentially, I interpret these sorts of questions as I’m a busy person and I don’t want to waste my time doing something that won’t get me to my goals.  This is usually because my answer to the above question is, “Well, what’s your goal?”  Unless you know what that is, it’s pretty hard…
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