Motivation

Words DO mean things.  One of the classic mis-use of words I hear all the time is when people say that they need me to ‘motivate’ them in order to begin training, eating right, or generally level up their lives.  I’m always quick to rain on this particular parade by...

Happy New Year

It’s been a year of big changes for us here at our Australian mountain retreat.  The house is getting restored and this year I hope to start building the gym, moving 5 years of outdoor training under a roof.  It’ll be a welcome change but other than the odd really...

Integrative Wellness

Wellness testing should be a major part of everyone’s wellness plan.  Unfortunately, going to your family doctor will not be of much help in this regard.  As many of you know I have very little respect, and no admiration, for the medical community at large....

Fitness and Wellness, Eating and Training

Training vs. eating; which is most important when trying to reach individual goals.  They’re both important, but if I had to choose between missing a day of training or making poor food choices on any given day, I’d miss training.  Why?  A few reasons....

The West is Dead

Though we don’t like it,  we expect politicians to colour at least slightly outside the lines of truth when answering hard questions, in order that they may deliver the answers they expect their audience wants to hear.  Pointing that fact out has been a primary...

Voids

Today’s post is a reflective one.  I make a point of trying to look towards the future rather than reflecting on the past most of the time, as I believe it’s healthier for the soul.  But sometimes events or circumstance cause us to reflect.  Today is one...

Cardio in Redcliffe

Another sunny day here on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast just north of Brisbane, in Redcliffe.  We woke up early today and spent about 2 hours marketing and buying advertisements online.  We’d finished our vegetable juice, protein and essential fats before...

Noosa, Peregian, and Redcliffe

Prior to this trip, Peregian Beach was always one of my favourite places to visit in Australia.  After spending four days between Peregian Beach and Noosa Heads, I was reminded why.  A white sand beach that goes for miles, turquoise water, and two adjacent small...

Training, and Sal the Coconut Man

We had a great leg workout today.  Thirteen minutes of Leg hell for Lynette and nineteen minutes of it for me.  It really is amazing what you can do with the most basic of tools.  A good tubing set, weight vest, Chin up straps, a few dumbells and, optimally, a good...

The Bucasia Beach Daily Routine

We had a one hour rain yesterday afternoon, which was the first rain we’ve seen other than our drive the first day, back on the 19th of August.  That day was snow and then rain for about 3 hours from when we left home.  It also rained that first night sleeping...