“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison


Food for thought

Gains don’t just happen. Niether does fat loss. They both take effort. Effort is described as:

  • a vigorous or determined attempt


It far too easy to become sidetracked, discouraged or feel seemingly defeated. Heading into the holiday season temptations are everywhere along with second helpings.

Laser focus

So this season make a list, check it twice. Call it “My To Do list”.

  1. Not give up
  2. Make a vigorous and determined attempt
  3. Enjoy my cheat day
  4. Kick ass in the gym
  5. Repeat


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Another reason I like Jack Lalanne

“Go on, have a glass of wine with dinner. What is wine anyway? Pure gtapes. A glass of wine is much better for you than a coke.” – Jack Lalanne


Mr. LaLanne lived to be 96. He far outlived most, if not all of his early skeptics with some going so far as to call him a “charlatan”.  Now referred to as “the godfather of fitness” he is credited with many industry standards among them:

  • The first leg-extension machine
  • The original Smith Machine

While the final verdict seems to still be out on whether red wine is really good for the heart, evidence is showing there is something beneficial.


I’m with Jack.