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Optimist. Minimalist. Personal Trainer in Hollywood ⭑

By Adam Lonergan, CPT |

Joe Caveman couldn’t just wake up and eat, he had to work for it.

Breakfast is not “the most important meal of the day.” It never has been. That old saying came from Kellogg’s cereal in 1917 as part of a marketing campaign to sell corn flakes. With its success, other food companies followed suit and here we are today.

(The Kellogg brothers were also religious nuts who got people to believe their cereal would stop masturbation and bring you closer to god… It was a weird time back then.)

What exactly is breakfast? Literally speaking, it means break the fast, the first thing you eat after fasting…

By Adam Lonergan |

Photo by RODOLFO BARRETO on Unsplash

Realize everything you do (and don’t do) is a choice — and watch how you talk to yourself.

Time exists. You have it. What you choose to do with it is up to you.

“But I have a job and a family! I’m busy!”

I know, I respect that, but if you think about it, there’s nothing stopping you from quitting your job or abandoning your family — I’m not saying you should do that! There’s lots of reasons you probably shouldn’t. But my point is, you’re choosing not to. (Good choice, by the way.)

It’s no ‘secret’ how “thoughts become things” and positive or negative attitudes create positive or negative outcomes. New Thought philosophy calls this the “Law of Attraction,” science calls it self-fulfilling prophecy; a feedback loop between belief and behavior.

Just like we can affect our own health and experiences, people around us can affect the same things… Studies show having negative people around you is bad for your health and intelligence, and can hold you back from achieving your full potential. Fortunately, the reverse is true of positive people and those who motivate and inspire us.

People and energy are…

I went one year without social media and it was awesome. I got more done, went out more, traveled, made more money, and saw amazing things through my own eyes (without having a phone in front of my face). I was more present and mindful, and no longer bombarded by other people’s negativity or fishing for attention (don’t kill my vibe).

I also read more, a lot more, remember books? I read two on this very topic; Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport and Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier.

I don’t want…

By Adam Lonergan, CPT |

Above: Two women, same height and weight, both “overweight” (according to BMI).

It’s normal for people to lose fat and stay the same weight or gain a few pounds. The number on the scale doesn’t matter since it doesn’t show your body composition. This is where people trying to lose “weight” tend to get discouraged and give up after a few weeks. Focus on your body fat percentage, not your weight or BMI.

Strength training is crucial for healthy fat loss. Building muscle increases your metabolism making you burn more fat, even when you’re not working out. …

Adam Lonergan

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