Category Archive: PFOCUS

Are You a Debbie Downer Dieter? 6 Tips to Happy Health

What do you call people who always talk about everything going wrong in their life? Do you have someone at work who can’t wait to tell you the bad news? Some people just love bringing up the worse case scenario. They’re the first one to tell you how your idea will fail. They are the …

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Iron Sharpens Iron, In and Out of the Gym

Fitness has really changed over the years. It is no longer a one, or two, person thing. Going to the gym used to be a solo sport (like bodybuilding). It used to mean going to the gym alone, getting on a treadmill alone and hitting the weights alone – or if you are lucky, you’d …

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Fail Yesterday, Succeed Today

Too many people let their past failures define them. They dieted before and failed, so they believe they are doomed to never lose weight. They joined a gym before and quit going, so they fear they’ll just waste their money again the next time. They have a tendency to be lazy, selfish, and lack self …

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I Said Diet, Not DIE!

When people see the word DIET, they may first see the letters DIE!!! However, diet doesn’t need to be this ugly 4-letter word. There are all kinds of diets aside from diets for weight loss. There are diets to prevent disease, diets for healthy skin, diets for pregnancy, diets for muscle building, diets for performance – …

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So You Ate Like Crap, Get Over It

I’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Get Up When I talk about fitness and dieting, I often refer to falling and getting back up again. Maybe it’s because I’m a clutz and relate to falling, or maybe it’s just because falling is a part of life. We’re human and it’s inevitable that we will mess up – and there …

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4 Dangers of Lazy Living?

Want to lose weight? Are you the kind of person who would just do better if someone else would cook for you, or at least just tell you what to eat? You aren’t alone. It’s called being lazy – and we ALL have a lazy bone that wishes dieting could be easier. Are we really going to …

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Are You Lying to Yourself?

Have you ever been afraid to verbalize something in fear it would make it more real? I believe we have a way of candy-coating the truths in our lives by not calling things what they are. Recently I was listening to a message about Joseph, the coat of many colors guy who was sold to …

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It’s Not a Diet, It’s Self-Control

People do NOT like the word diet. It’s like a bad 4-letter word that’s offensive in all countries. Everyone has a different definition of diet. I admit I use the word all the time, but I never think of it as a bad thing. To me, diet means results. It means healthy food, smart food. It means …

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Fat & Frustrated: The Secret to Finding Peace

When I was in high school, my homeroom teacher came up to me and said “you’re walking the fence Bonnie.” I knew exactly what he meant and I’ll never forget it (or him, Coach Youngblood). While he was talking about how I acted at school verses how I acted at church, I believe this same …

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Desperately Seeking Success: How to Find What You Are Looking For

When someone is desperate, how hard to they seek to get help? If someone is in pain, how quick to they seek comfort? When someone needs guidance, how much effort do they invest in finding it? If someone loses a job, how hard are they searching for a new one? Over my years in the fitness …

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