diet and weightloss

I recently had an appointment with my primary physician. I’m happy to report that everything is OK. However, more important is what he said to me on his way out the door. “I don’t know what you’re doing,” he said, “but you look great.” At the risk of sounding vain, I was pleasantly surprised by his comment, but I know exactly what I’ve been doing. I’ve been working out with Dr. Tim and following his suggestions for meal plans. It’s rather nice to know that my efforts are becoming noticeable. I’ve always known that I was making a difference to my strength and health, but knowing that it now...
It’s been a while since I’ve checked in, but I’ve recently had a wonderful experience that I want to share. I was very fortunate to be able to spend two weeks with my entire family at a villa in Tuscany. There were thirteen of us and every moment was precious. I could go on and on about the sights, etc., but I’d like to speak about the health and wellness aspect of the trip. First of all, when I saw pictures of our accommodations, I was awestruck by the beauty; but what really excited me was the fact that there was an in-ground pool and an outdoor gym. I was delighted to know that I would be...
As we’re concentrating on our reps, trying to stay balanced on the red ball, remembering to breathe, we hear the voice of Dr. Tim saying “All day, every day.” Sometimes he’ll only say “all day” and we’ll hear the response from the Junior “every day.” Sometimes we’ll hear Rose imitate him so well that you’d swear it was Dr. T himself. Rose and I will giggle like crazy because it doesn’t take much to entertain us; and we wouldn’t tease him if we didn’t love him. Sometimes I’ve tried to imitate him and I realize that I’d better not quit my day job; so I do what I do better: I start to think...
I am not a risk-taker by nature. As a child, I always had a dime in case I needed to call home (boy, did I just date myself!); when I lived in the snowbelt, I never let the fuel in my car get below the half-way mark in case I got stuck in a traffic jam in bad weather; now I always carry a charger in case my cell phone battery gets low. Until a couple of weeks ago, I had some clothes in my closet that I was keeping in case I put on weight. When I first started working with Dr. Tim, my goal was to exercise as a form of stress relief. I needed to lose some weight, but I did not focus on that...
How did it get to be the end of January already? It seems just days ago that I was sitting in a restaurant in the Midwest with 3 dear friends at the holidays. I was sipping a martini whilst feeling a tinge of guilt over the empty calories when one of my friends mentioned that I looked really fit. First of all, we all love each other, but we’re not prone to commenting on each other’s looks. Secondly, I was amazed that the state of my fitness was noticeable due to the heavy winter clothes I was wearing. Her comment made me think about some of the lessons that I’ve learned from Dr. Tim about...
All the Very Best Wishes for a Blessed, Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Happy New Year in 2009! Above and beyond the pleasant ritual of good will and best wishes, here’s wishing that you’ll have success facing the oncoming personal successes, and global successes and the inevitable personal and global difficulties that are certainly present, but not insurmountable. Human beings are great at coming out of adversity, having centuries of experience with wars, invasions, plagues, poverty, tyrants and tragedy. Life has always had devastation and life has always known celebration, to say the least…...
When I’m working out at the gym, I’m able to be very focused. It’s a pleasant chance to be on the other side of the decision-making process. Dr. Tim tells us what to do, and I just do it. This past week, he had a few of us doing a certain exercise that was really difficult for me due to a certain physical limitation of mine. I quietly did my best, but it was painful and disappointing at the same time. Dr. Tim was his usual encouraging self, without bringing undue attention to the situation. Still, I found myself near tears because it hurts more than muscles when your body won’t do what you...
Recently I left my house in the morning armed with a long list of appointments and errands to run. I ate breakfast at home but worried about what I’d do for meals for the remainder of the day. I didn’t want to be forced into choosing somthing that I’d regret later. To borrow a popular phrase, I had an “aha” moment. I decided to pack a bag. I take my lunch to work nearly every day, so I wonder why I never thought about doing the same thing on a non-work day. I included a sliced green apple, a small container of almonds, a protein wafer bar and a powdered protein drink. I knew I wouldn’t eat...
Equipment When choosing equipment, less is always more. The simpler the better. Exercise equipment that is complex, expensive, sensational or surrounded by hype is usually a big waste of time, effort and often the users results. Fitness machine manufacturers design equipment with 2 things in mind, profitability and ease of marketing.They make machines for the masses not for the individual.I am not a fan of fixed, plate loaded machines. They are designed with general, fixed, uncomfortable and inappropriate specifications. As a Doctor, I find most machines are designed for men, with a large...

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