07
26
2020

Blog 28/50. My Approach to Programming.

Over my 4 years as a coach at Uncommon, I have slowly gotten more and more experience programming workouts. Since I’m programming every week at the moment, I thought it would be nice for you guys to know how I go about doing this. I started out really apprehensive about it because I had no idea where to start. Luckily Pete and Crystal let me start small and work my way up. I began by programming for my Teen classes and any 1 on 1 sessions I might have. Then I was asked to program the occas...

07
19
2020

Blog 27/50. Self-deprecation, Part 2.

We’re back for part 2 of our discussion about self-deprecation! I hope any of you who read the last post were able to practice checking yourself on your self-talk this week. Not just in the gym but hopefully everywhere! I want to dive a little deeper into why we feel the need to downplay the things we do while building other people up. Here’s an interesting experiment. Next time you have a self-deprecating reaction to something, imagine saying that about someone else. Instead of to y...

07
12
2020

Blog 26/50. Self-deprecation.

Self-deprecation is interesting. I think people use it to appear humble. Or to get a laugh. We do use that phrase to classify an entire category of humor, after all. Maybe we’re afraid that if we don’t give ourselves a little jab (or sometimes not so little) every once in a while then maybe people will assume we think very highly of ourselves. We’ve been taught that it’s wrong to think highly of ourselves. If someone else compliments us then AT BEST we’re supposed t...

07
05
2020

Blog 25/50. Hydrating

Halfway through my year of blogs! I’m glad I decided to do this. Some of these have been a challenge to write but I mostly feel like I’ve gotten to write and think about topics that I wouldn’t have considered otherwise. With the heat being so insane recently, and looking like it will continue to be, I thought it might be helpful to give some advice on hydrating. Like most things in the health and fitness world there are a lot of myths that you heard from your mom, PE teacher, o...

06
28
2020

Blog 24/50. Life and feelings update.

I didn’t have any particular subjects jump out at me this week so I thought I would just do sort of a journal entry and talk about how things are going for me and my family right now. Sadly, Leasa goes back to work tomorrow. She is pretty sad to have to leave Sonny for the first time. She probably wouldn’t let people know exactly how much she is struggling with this so any bit of support you all can offer I’m sure would be greatly appreciated by her. It has been such an amazing...

06
21
2020

Blog 23/50. You know what really grinds my gears?

This will just be a summary of silly things that annoy me. I fully recognize that it is completely irrational to feel as annoyed about these things as I do. I am who I am. I’m just going to lean into it. This one, you’ve likely heard me talk about. It’s the rules on The Price is Right. The first one is obvious. The “over-bidding” rule. WHYYYYYYYYYY??? Seriously, if I go over by a SINGLE DOLLAR and some other Noob-tastic Jabroni bids $1, they win??? You are not doing...

06
14
2020

Blog 22/50. Where I stand.

I now realize that I am part of the problem. I have always been in the “I’m not racist, I have nothing against anybody” crowd. I only really express strong opinions about a select few things like fitness, food, and the Price is Right. So my natural inclination when faced with a highly inflammatory topic is to not say anything. For me, it’s easier to not look into things and then I can say “Well, I don’t have much of an opinion because I don’t feel knowle...

06
07
2020

Blog 21/50. “Diet-hipster” Coaching.

I have a confession. I am sort of a hipster. A diet-hipster, if you will. I’m not about to throw on my suspenders and fedora and ride my unicycle to the local coffee shop so I can sip a single origin espresso while I twirl my mustache and write poems about my vegan dog named Benedict Cumberbatch. But I do go out of my way to be different on occasion. I’m different than most coaches out there. I’m a diet-hipster coach and so are the other coaches at Uncommon. There are lots of g...