Archive for the ‘health’ Category
Monday, May 24th, 2010
ï»¿ï»¿It was 5 years ago next month
wherein I set out to achieve a goal
I wrote for myself.
I wanted to race a triathlon.
Never swimming more than 20 yards before, let alone
swimming competitively, one
could say I had my work cut out for me.
Cant ‘member much about
that day ‘cept being the last one
outta the lake on the swim leg.
I felt humiliated.
To have my kids cheering on
helped but it also added to the frustration.
They saw me gasping for breath shuffling out of the lake, LAST.
I raced after that a few times… but never felt
like swimming came easy.
I went through every excuse as to why I should never dip
my toes into the pool again.Â “I’m too big to swim
well.”Â In the movie, THE GUARDIAN, Kevin K’s character
refeferences “muscle doesnt float” when a fit student cant hang
with the group.Â My next thought was, “See, how can I ever swim
if I am big and have muscles.”
Funny thing happens when you apply
patient persistence. Like a constant water drip
carving away a rock, you can make what was
once difficult, easy.
And this is where we message for today.
You may think your whole weight loss journey
is too difficult.Â You may believe its outta reach
for you.Â You may feel your genes hold you back.
Whatever that it that holds you back…can be overcome
with a little desire and a whole lot of practice.
I am living proof.
Make the mountain into a mole hill with your intense
desire to succeed. Roll the images of YOU
achieving greatness in your mind over and over again, my friend.
Apply this formula to anything that holds
you back. You’ll soon discover there is
no mountain is to tall to climb.
I look forward to hearing what mountain peak you reach.
Its only possible to fail, if you give up.
Live, breathe, enjoy,
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
Someone, somewhere, right now is sweatin’ their booty off.
Someone, somewhere is making the right food choice.
Someone, somewhere has turned the corner
from whence they came – an overweight, low energy person
to a vibrant, lean and strong healthy person.
They probably just looked in the mirror and realized their efforts
are paying off. And chances are great 2 seconds ago, they smiled back
at that mirror too.
Wouldnt you like for that person to be you?
Isn’t it time you put down the extra helping to
satisfy some other emotional hardship that exists in your life.
Isn’t it TIME to get your life on track with fitness.
I suspect its been naggin at you lately and YOU have been “meaning”
to get around to it.
Well, these doers are no different than you.
Cept they had enough of the previous lifestyle they
were living and simply made the switch.
Well, there is no time like NOW to cease the day
and mark April 28 as the day you made your fitness
If this is you, and if you want to have a pro
athlete’s physique – I wanna help.
I want to be apart of your turnaround.
I have several courses that can help you too.
Here are just a few:
When you are ready to make the switch
everything becomes easy.Â Its easy to make
the right food choice.Â Its easy to exercise…
its easy to lighten the load on your belly with
one less helping– only when you take the first
step in deciding you want to CHANGE.
Take the first step in grabbing a program
that will make your exercise fun once and for all.
Do so immediately and be glad you did within a few short weeks!
All my best,
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
The other day I had a packed schedule of:
- Cartoon deadlines.
- Writing for my private newsletter.
- Picking kids up from school.
And that just scratched the surface.
Instead of writing off exercise for the day
I adopted what many of my great coaches
taught me through the years.
Something is better than nothing.
Yes, something even if its 5-10 minutes a day
works wonders for your body.
This chaotic day I chose to sprint the hill in front of
my house only doing 5 sprints. I usually triple
that amount to wrap up a workout. But this day
I compromised to meet the demands of the day.
Now, do I make a habit in doing just this amount
everyday. No, I dont.
And I dont advise you to.
I do advise taking short breaks from your schedule
to keep your body revved up. That way
when it comes for your next full squadron workout attack
on your fats cells you’ve put in your time – even if its a little.
You have heard me preach it before,
and I’ll preach it again.
So here be a little reminder for you today.
Something is better than nothing.
This keeps momentum building to reach
your desired weight loss goals.
Another great short workout to make you huff
and puff in minutes is my Linebacker Fitness program.
Download your copy NOW… Linebacker Fitness.
Okay, all for now.
Be back next time.
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
I read this line flying through a James Patterson novel the other night. “Flying” is the best descriptor ’cause his books are powerfully written.
Although the context escapes me, the line, which is a great line of text, did not.
As people grow older many people have a belief that they
are meant to age. They believe they are allowed a few extra pounds
and that a soft fleshy tone is acceptable.Â People believe that activity is only meant
to be done during the work day, 9-5.
If you go against this current, many surprises await.
Let me give you one example.
Being new to the dating scene I can tell you this…
people who take care of their bodies and health, get noticed.
Reason is there is a glutten of people who prescribe to the
I’m getting older thus I’m allowed to fall apart mentality.
And you dont have to look like the Men’s magazine starved models either.
By just doing a little bit everyday, you can sore above the average
Joe or Jane and get noticed.
Don’t tell me you would rather be overlooked.
I heard this maxim once, “Everyone wheres an invisible
shirt that says I want to be noticed.”
It feels great to hear compliments from colleagues or spouses.
The fastest way to stand out in a crowd is to polish up yourself.
Three small keys that will open the big door of your health
- Drink more water than you consumer coffee or pop (next progression, cut out pop and coffee)
- Get 30 minutes of exercise a day (10 minutes is a great place to start)
- Keep tabs on yourself (Track your progress and make a game out of it)
You do these three things and other healthy habits
are sure to follow and support your efforts.Â This leads to even more increased results.
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Not sure how much longer this program
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Friday, April 9th, 2010
Excuse me while I vent a bit.
In this rant, not only will I blow off some steam,
but you will also get some good tips on
making better food choices.
I spent some good one-on-one
time with my daughters the last couple of
days. While together it came to my attention
that some grotesquely horrible food
choices were given to them by their sitter.
Get this, my five year-old told me that
one time the babysitter was feeding
them strawberries and put a packet
of sugar (“the kind people put in coffee” as she put it)
on the cut up berries in her bowl.
And get this, my daughter told the sitter
she didnt want any and the person over ruled
her decision and said, “No, this will make it taste better.”
Its impossible to make fruit taste better-
its already SWEET as sin without a load of sugar.
Need I mention this person has
a few extra LBs and I have a sneaking suspicion
where her extra cals are coming from.
A dash of sugar here and there cant hurt.
BUT ON FRUIT.Â Why squelch natures goodness
with artificial sweeteners?
This is absolutely unnecessary.
Its our duty as parents and supervisors to give our
children the best information, tools and habits possible
to live a healthy and happy life!
Some people wonder why dropping a few pounds
can be challenging. Yet, if one checks his trash can,
the answers will be right in front of his nose.
So here is one tip to try:
Experiment with one thing at a time, like
trying fruit with NO SUGAR.
If you want to taste your food in
a whole new way, slice up
a piece of garlic and chew it up.
100 percent guaranteed your taste
buds will reset and everything you
eat after that will have 50% more flavor.
And in the mean time, thanks for
letting me get that off my chest.
Make today great!
P.S. A follow up video to
yesterday was created and put online.
You can check it out here …
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
Monday, March 8th, 2010
Wanna know a few of the key secrets high performing athletes
use to excel in sports and in life?
Key lies partly in the words spoken.
People reveal if they are moving up
in the world or down by the way they talk.
Recently, I parked a few stories
in the back of my mind on this topic for you to chew on.
After the world wide televised event,
the MVP, Drew Brees, was asked
to describe the feeling of just winning
He said, â€œThis is better than I ever imagined!â€
Stop right there.
Letâ€™s analyze that last line of text, better than I ever imagined.
In order to be better than he imagined,
Drew had to be able to â€œimagineâ€ winning
the Superbowl in his pre-game ritual. Right?
Countless studies have been done on the power
of controlling your thoughts for success during your pre event.
Its so common, most athletes dont even know
they are doing it.
End of story. Or is it.
Another example comes from the slopes.
When many did not know how she’d preform
for one of her down hill runs with a busted up shin, Lindsey Vonn
was off contorting her body in a way
that resembled shadow boxing. In her mind
she traveled down the course quickly leaning left and right without
a pair of skis on.
When she descended
the 30 story mountain in only 1:44 seconds
her result was: one thick, round, golden medal.
How did she navigate the narrow track in lightening
movements back and forth to win glory?
It was her creative imagination in the pre-race mixed
with daily action.
End of story. Or is it.
Onto the hoops courts where one young
man bounced from project to project had dream
to be a superstar.
Hi name Lebron James.
“If you could IMAGINE these walls, they were all NBA superstars.
This wall was completely covered with Michael Jordan.
Over here, this section was Allen Iverson. This wall from
here to here was Kobe. They rest of the space was
filled in with other players I looked up to,” as
he described in the documentary, More than a Game.
Living in dire surroundings didnt stop Lebrons creative imagination
from flowing out of him. And surrounding himself with extraordinary greatness
in his small white-walled bedroom.
Your imagination is more powerful that the will.
Brains learn best from images, and the more intense and the more
positive – they are, the better. Tis crucial to do this… it is.
So this begs the ultimate question: what are you doing to stir
your creative imagination for a better life.
Or are you simply content living your life as is.
If you want more secrets to shoot you in the direction of your
new life, then I suggest you travel on over here
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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
Here’s a workout for you
but I’m afraid its days are numbered.
Last weekend, my daughters and I built a snow fort.
Yes, I’m tired of the snow
much like everyone else in the neighborhood.
However, we decided to put all that
white powder to use like a kid molding Play-DohÂ®.
We built the largest snow creature in
the neighborhood. It resembles a mixture between
a shark and a sea dragon.
And to do so, we rolled several 150lb
snow balls in place to complete the structure.
You can check it out here on Vince’s Facebook page.
Anyway, this workout was great because
it was like flipping large truck tires.
Cept these large objects, the size of a nine year old,
were somewhat unwieldy and more
challenging.Â Shifting back and forth with
no set balance point like a truck tire. Or grip point for
Key was to get low and drive through
the snow boulders to work the hamstrings
and quads simultaneously.
Next day, I had to do more stretching that usual
to drive out the lactic acid.
If you get an opportunity to workout in
wet, packy snow… this is the workout for you:
1) Pack a snow ball in your hands
2) Roll until boulders get 3 feet tall then go an additional 20 yards
3) Repeat four times
Work on staying low and lifting with your legs and glutes.
If the boulder gets to big, and unmovable, abandon it,
and start an entirely new one.
- When done, sprint 30 yards in 3 feet of snow ten times.
-30 seconds rest in between.
This type of exercise will build loads of strength and endurance
because its NON sport specific to anything you might typically do.
Have fun turning into a lean mean fighting machine.
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Friday, February 19th, 2010
There is nothing hotter that an cute woman who is rugged and gritty!
Did you hear the news? The womens downhill
kicked some butt in Vancouver.
What an outting.
My favorite, Julia Mancuso, took silver
in a nail biter string of finishes.
When you sit and observe these human bullets
flying down 30 story hills in a minute and a half,
you cant begin to comprehend the training
involved to do so.
Or the grit exhibited by the gold medal
winner Lindsey Vonn, who skied with a torn
Two things to comment on here.
First, in sports and life you will be asked to play
through the pain. The high level achievers
always find a way to compete.
The other day a friend and I were sharing
injury war stories.Â As he listed off a half dozen of his injuries,
I recounted only one major injury which sidelined me
for the 2nd half of the Wisconsin game and ready for
the following week. The rest of em, I “taped an Asprin to it”
and kept playing- as my coaches used to advise.
Sports are great metaphor for life because
it prepares you for uncontrollable, unforeseen setbacks
that pop up.
Winners ignore the “ouchies” and “owies” that try
to hold them back.
Lindsey reminded me of the great Jack Youngblood who
played in a 70s Super Bowl with a … get this … broken leg.
How bad do you want to succeed.
That is the question.
Apparently, Lindsey wanted it REAL bad.
Are you willing to play through a little physical and mental
pain to reach your finish line?
If not, maybe a bit of re-assessment is in order.
Be back later today to talk about the SECOND amazing
thing I witnessed in watching the downhill.
Ciao for now.
P.S. People are signing up left and right
to get one on one time with me on the phone… to create
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Monday, December 21st, 2009
This past weekend I took my three girls
back to the Akron area and had an amazing time.
Here’s what we did.
Early yesterday AM, Sophia and I
ventured out into the cold to be
a part of an amazing group of individuals
called Elves and More.
I left the two little ones at Moms.
E and M bought and built 1000 bikes
to give away in some of Akron’s roughest
“There was a shooting three days ago
at the corner where the caravan is taking us.
So be on alert.”
Timmy the leader secretly shared with a couple of us
before we left.
Sophia and I boarded the bus along
with 25 other elves and off we went.
The police escort through Akron
made my heart race not knowing what
to expect.Â As we snaked through the boarded up
neighborhoods, one woman pointing her megaphone out
the bus window declared,Â “Bring the children and come
get a bike. Merry Christmas.”
Soon we had a trail of cars several miles long
before we settled on 3 way stop
where 7 tractor trailers docked for
Off we went from the bus, telling Sophia,
stay close to me.
Before you knew if there were bikes behind barricades
in nice neat little rows.Â Police
officers let in a family one by one
along with a volunteer to select a bike
I got to see crying mothers and children
when they received a bike.
I also saw people who just took
a bike and exited quicklyÂ – as if it all were a dream and
when they woke their new bike would be taken
I recall standing in the middle of
a make shift toy store under the gray sky looking up
when it hit me. Im grateful for what I have.
And I’m grateful to be here with my daughter helping others.
Then I felt my eyes well up
and a teardrop grab skin as it rolled down my cheek.
Was a wonderful experience. I’ve included a
video from the TV station if you want to check it out:
Click on the video to the right.
The saddest part was turning away hundreds of families
because our bikes ran out.Â The line extended around the block.
So you can bet I will help to be apart of raising even
more money in the future to ensure
every kid gets a bike.
Afterwards, I told another volunteer, “I miss being apart
of a team. Working together for a good cause.
But this team is different because
its not concerned about wins or losses. Rather, its concern
is much, much greater than that- helping out needy families and making
So this holiday season if you can donate
your time, money and energy – do so, you’ll
experience so much joy and happiness-
making someone else HAPPY.
If you are interested in learning how
to donate to this generous group, please send
an email and write in the subject line “I want to donate, Vince”
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