Written by Joshua Carter on December 21st, 2012
I am often thanked for what I do. And I must confess it makes me feel great. It is an honor to help people change their lives, and I mean that.
But what I can never say enough is thank YOU.
It is because of you that I am able to live the life I do. I can go to every one of my kid’s school plays, every doctor appointment and even their haircuts if I want to.
Sure running a small business has its down sides, but for me I could not ask for a better job and so for that I thank you. Read the full post ... (759 words, 8 images)
Written by Joshua Carter on October 27th, 2012
It only seems appropriate that at this time of year I have a little discussion on cheating. The temptation is literally at the door. As of Nov. 1st most houses (especially those with kids) and workplaces are overflowing with chocolatey nougaty goodness. There is no holiday quite like Halloween. It is essentially authorized, organized and otherwise socially acceptable begging – but we call it trick or treating.
We dress our kids up and say “look how cute they are – NOW GIVE US CANDY!” By nights’ end the children can take home their bodyweight in candy. After the kids go to bed (if they go to bed) it is time for the parents to exact the “candy tax”- one for you two for me… Read the full post ... (1088 words, 5 images)
Written by Joshua Carter on October 9th, 2012
NOTE: This post goes out specifically to parents, but can be applied to anyone who has someone important in their lives. (That means this post is for you.)
Yesterday was my oldest son Gabe’s 10th birthday. Kind of a big deal -Double digits.
A lot of cool things happened right when Gabe was born: I bought my first house. I bought my first gym and of course I had my first son. This all happened within the span of a few months of each other.
And without question the first decade of his life has been the best decade of mine. Read the full post ... (403 words, 3 images)
Written by Joshua Carter on August 27th, 2012
As we send our kids off to school, keep this in mind: We teach our kids every single day by our behaviors and actions.
Lead by example, in health and in life – every day.
They will remember…
In a coming post I will walk about how to talk to (or more to the point how *NOT* to talk) to your kids about being fat.
PS: If you haven’t lately, come by our Facebook Page, lots of cool exclusive content and more "FB only" surprises on the way. Read the full post ... (117 words, 1 image)
Written by Joshua Carter on August 20th, 2012
I have been a big proponent of carb restriction for body recomposition (fat loss, muscle gain) for years. I could go into detail but I came across this info graphic recently that really sums things up nicely.
Check it out the graphic below (click the image to see it full size.)
PS: Got questions? Let me know – call or email me.
Written by Joshua Carter on August 7th, 2012
Ah, the Olympics… so inspirational. Plus some of the physiques are absolute outstanding. This photo came across my desk and I thought I would share it.
See the difference? I thought you might. (FYI – the same extreme difference in body shape holds true for men too.)
Now this might be a simplified explanation, but here’s the deal: You can either train hard or you can train long (you can’t do both). Marathoners run long distances (relatively slowly)and it takes a long time. Sprinters run a short distance (very fast) and it takes a short time. Read the full post ... (347 words, 1 image)
Written by Joshua Carter on June 28th, 2012
Americans are widely viewed as fat, lazy and stupid. I have no idea why so many think this.
Let’s see, maybe it could be the fact that we are the by far heaviest nation in the world (fat), we continually refuse to be accountable for the health issues brought on by a direct lack of activity (lazy) and we would rather pop the latest drug pushed by the pharmaceutical companies to solve all our problems than actually deal with the issues directly (stupid.)
Yeah, that could be where they are getting it. Read the full post ... (489 words, 4 images)
Written by Joshua Carter on May 15th, 2012
The short answer is yes.
You see there is some interesting data that shows that eating habits are seriously contagious.
I mean how many time have you justified eating something YOU KNOW you shouldn’t eat simply because someone you were with was eating it.
Here are two highlights from the new data:
- You are 37% more likely to be obese if your SPOUSE is obese
- You are 57% more likely to be obese if your FRIENDS are obese
(So I guess if your spouse and your friends are obese you are in trouble!) Read the full post ... (335 words, 1 image)
Written by Joshua Carter on April 17th, 2012
I have helped enough people just like you to know there are tons (pun) of reasons why you are hiding your TRUE sexy, strong and healthy body (behind a layer of unwanted fat.)
But together we can fix that (and it will be easier than you think).
Tomorrow I will shot you how you can easily shed those unwanted pounds FAST – revealing your tight tummy, firm butt and tight thighs just in time for summer (and that bathing suit you have been avoiding).
I will actually be PAYING YOU to drop fat. (true story) Read the full post ... (173 words, 1 image)
Written by Joshua Carter on April 15th, 2012
When you scroll down you will not believe your eyes- The changes people like have made in no time at all. It is easier and FASTER than you think. Plus when you get to the bottom you’ll have a *HINT* at how you will be next to… (scroll to the end)
You see I frequently consult with clients who tell me they feel flabby, fat and soft, low on energy, HATE looking in mirrors and photos and basically they think they look a lot like a “BEFORE”. I know how they feel, I have been there myself. Read the full post ... (188 words, 1 image)