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Eating natural foods, taking the time to plan meals and snacks. Pre-planning is the key! Low carbs, lots of protein, healthy fats and plenty H20

Supplements & Drugs; none!


Strength Training; Mon, Wed & Fri doing big compound exercises that hit the big muscle groups.

Cardio; currently none.

Next Weigh in:


ReBoot Stats


Weight: 287lb

Body Fat: 44.7%

Muscle: 25.1%


Weight: - 21.6lb

Body Fat: - 3.3%

Muscle: + 1.6%


Weight: 308.6lb

Body Fat: 48.0%

Muscle: 23.5%


Before you start any exercise program or change your diet please contact your doctor before doing so.

Train safe! Eat healthy! :-)

Using the SMARTER Principle (Part 1)

I wrote a post back in July about the SMARTER principle which I use to strengthen and guide my goals form thought to becoming attainable.I want to continue with the SMARTER principle and outline how I have used it; which I hope will help you also. I will also provide a printable SMARTER principle sheet that you can download and use which will be outlined in ‘Using the SMARTER Principle – Part 2’.

Let’s look at the SMARTER principle again;

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Responsible
  • Targeted
  • Empowering
  • Revisable

I use the SMARTER principle with my grade 6 kids, at the beginning of the first semester we will set goals in three areas of our lives (relationship with God, family life & school life).  I tell my kids that if there is any failure when using the SMARTER principle then it will always be due to a human error. They (and I) have proven this to be TRUE!

The SMARTER Principle is like the ingredients needed to achieve your goals; if we miss out any or misuse them then the desired results may not be met.

The SMARTER Principle is the map to our goals.

It brings our goals into reality and sets them in stone.  Goals that you have in your mind are nothing until you write them down, but even when you write them down unless you apply them to timeless principles that work they are just as useless.

As a New Year is approaching many of you will be thinking about ‘New Year’s Resolutions’, but I urge you not to get into this.  Many get sucked into making New Year resolutions and then inevitably get spat out again when they cannot accomplish them.

Putting your goals into the SMARTER Principle should be seen as a life journey and something that will start off strong and get stronger as you review and as your goals mature as you mature.

The intention of starting to use the SMARTER Principle is that you start and keep going, there’s no end. The goals will change and you will hopefully change but there should not be a mindset of starting and stopping.

In Part 2 of Using the SMARTER Principle I will give you a SMARTER Principle Sheet that you can use to write your goals and I will also take you through how to use this sheet effectively. So don’t miss part two of this post that will be coming soon.

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