Hello world! Welcome!

I have wanted to start this site for some time.  This first post is not about anything in specific.  Those types of posts will come.  Right now I just want to welcome you to The Inspirational Coach.  You make this site mean something and without you I would only be writing aimlessly.  Then again, perhaps I would be writing with a purpose but without an audiance.

I hope you will read my About Me page and get to know not only my experience and education but also get to know me. 

What you see right now on this page is a work in progress.  It would not surpise me if I change the format more than once in the coming weeks to make it look more welcoming and friendlier.  Please be aware that change will always be done in a way that is helpful not off-putting.  That’s my hope and plan anyway.

As I sit to write on this beautiful May afternoon, I could not be happier and more thankful that God has blessed me and my family in so many ways.  The end of grammar school is almost upon us for our daughter.  Another wonderful year has passed for my wife at college with graduation this weekend.  Our son is growing up and on an outdoor education trip.

That leaves me.  I am making the necessary structural changes to this blog and website to produce post after post of inspiration for life transformation.  Soon my first book will be published and ready for purchase.  You can read more about the book on the About Me page.  I’ll have more information up as soon as I get the OK.

That’s all for now.  Welcome and check in for more posts and updates from your inspirational coach. 



Inspiration of Exertion

I have always been a fairly active individual. I played sports in high school. I ran to keep in shape several times in my life. I lifted weights and I have now been involved in martial arts for the past 15 years. Being active and in shape helps all areas of life without exception.

I’ve listed the various areas of exertion already. what I did not mention is the lack of consistency over time. In all cases until recently, once a season was over or a few months went by, I would see the progress that I made and then check out in some way. Once that lack of commitment happened my physical and mental shape began to deteriorate slowly over months.

At some point after many months I would become disgusted with the way I felt, or how tight my clothes had become, or my lack of energy and start going back to the gym again. That commitment would be short lived and bound to failure over the next several weeks and moths.

This may sound like a downer of a column to read. Hang with me, the silver lining is about to appear!

Several years ago I had seen infomercials for P90X on TV. I found that a friend had that program and borrowed it. I found that it was very challenging. As I stayed with it over the 90 days, I saw my chest expand and my waist contract. Once I finished I liked what I saw. However, I did not stay with it. I tried several other Beachbody work outs, Beachbody is the parent company for P90X and many other workout regimens.

This year something changed in my work outs. I no longer just did a regimen. This time I also did the nutrition supplementation named Shakeology. At first I thought it was bogus and perhaps even a scam. However, I had a bunch of the stuff and decided to stay with the program. After several months I noticed much more energy, focus and change in body composition.

I’m no in my mid-50’s so pounds don’t come off as fast as in the past but the good news is that strength, agility, flexibility, etc. can be improved at any age. I have now been doing Beachbody workouts for 6 months straight. I am doing some extremely taxing regimens. I have crossed a line mentally and have made the decision to always be in a workout for the rest of my life.

The points that have made this transformation possible are:

1. Clear decision
2. Excellent nutrition
3. Challenging regimen
4. Seeing results
5. Encouragement from friends going through the same thing.

I use to see what I was doing as what I was doing. I now see that my efforts can only succeed if I am walking that path with a good community.

I always hope that my words inspire others. In this case I hope for more. I hope they lead to action. You will never be sorry for excellent physical health. My wife’s doctor once said to her that if he could make a pill that gave all the good benefits of exercise with no side effects he would be a millionaire. He then corrected himself to say that he would be a billionaire.

Invest in yourself! It will pay more benefits than you can now imagine.