Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Enjoy Your Life!!!

Have you ever had a day that you had a workout planned and just felt like skipping it? Of course you have. We all have.

I’ve mentioned biofeedback before to help guide you toward exercises that will be good for you that day.

What if nothing tests well? Honestly, you may not be asking enough questions. That’s a subject for another blog. Let’s just say that nothing tests well for the sake of argument.

Good. That means that you’re still recovering and there is always tomorrow.

Think about this: If you take an hour spinning class three times a week, that’s three hours of exercise a week.

What do you do with the other 165 hours of your week?

Enjoy them!!

Exercise is supposed to me only a part of your life. It’s important part to keep everything in working order. Keep it there.

Is it more important than spending time with loved ones? No.

Exercise is used to enhance your quality of life while you’re on this earth.

If you like to dance, then exercise should enhance your ability to dance longer, stronger, and happier.

We are supposed to enjoy our lives and keep them balanced. Most of us are imbalanced on the stressful side of things. Exercise helps me get through some of the more stressful times.

Focusing my mind on the good things happening in my life is an even better one.

Being grateful for all the things I have in my life.

A wonderful soon-to-be wife.

A loving family.

Great friends who love me despite myself at times.

All these things are what make life really living. Have exercise add to it and not just be another thing to check off your “To Do” list. Take time for yourself to enjoy whatever it is you enjoy.

Believe it or not, the way you do one thing is the way you do everything.

Imagine if you began to enjoy the more mundane things in life. Everything will be enhanced….

…including your exercise time and results.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


I have to make a confession.

I have been on a mission for self improvement ever since I ruined my first marriage with my immaturity. I had a hard time forgiving myself over the last few years and have just now allowed myself to make my mistakes.

I’ve also realized that self improvement is a joke.

I am perfect the way I am.

…with all my flaws.

…with all my “mistakes.”

I am just now beginning to understand that I am who I am because I have something to learn. People, places, and organizations are put into our paths to help us learn and I just left one that helped me learn a tremendous amount.

It’s a place where thankfully has helped me continue to learn.

What does that have to do with you and your health?

If you’re like most Americans, you are trying to get healthier…

…and failing.

I’m here to tell you that it’s ok to fail.

It’s ok to make mistakes because you’re going to make them.

The part you have to do is learn from each mistake so you can get closer to what you want in your life. If not, you’re going to make the same mistake over and over again until you get it.

If it’s discipline, get a coach.

Better yet join a group of like minded people going after the same goal. If that group will hold you accountable, you will most definitely have more success than you’ve ever experienced before. No matter how successful you’ve been in the past this is true.

If you’re ready to make that next step, drop a comment or send an email to kyhandsonhealth@hotmail.com.

We’ll get you where you want to go.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Showing my gratitude

As I sit and write this, I have a ton of things to be grateful for. I know that my life is (in the grand scheme of things) amazing and there are days when I feel like I’m the luckiest person in the world.

I am pursuing my passion everyday.

I have a loving fiancée.

I am so abundant in family and friends that love me…sometimes despite myself.

I’m also grateful for my health.

Most importantly, I’m grateful for the Grip and Rip DVDs that I bought a few months ago. That’s where I learned about biofeedback and how I can progress in my chosen exercises every single day and be better for it.

What is biofeedback?
Biofeedback is taking the information your body is giving you and then using it to dictate/guide your training. This can be heart rate, range of motion, rating of perceived exertion (RPE) or exercise speed.
What are the benefits?

What about faster weight loss? I have a client that has lost 2 sizes in her clothes in about a month. That’s without changing her diet too terribly much. Imagine when she gets her food intake dialed in better?
Looking to get bigger? Well, it’ll help you there too if you want it too. If you pick the better exercises for getting bigger, and eat correctly. You will get bigger.

Want to get stronger? I am a testimony to this one. I started doing the deadlift at the gym again using biofeedback. After 2 months, I added 60 pounds to my max deadlift. Those numbers are staggering considering I was barely pulling 300 lbs for my max when I started.

Want a female perspective? I have another client that I train with kettlebells and when she started with me, she could barely swing an 18 lb kettlebell. Now, after 2 months, she can swing a 35 lb kettlebell with relative ease. I’ll write a full blog about her next week.
These are not amazing results. They are typical.

Other benefits? I move better than I have in a long time. I almost feel like I’m barely working out. I feel better after my workout than I did when I came it. That’s a nice feeling when I come from the old school way of working til you pass out and then do some more. I have no desire to do that and possibly hurt myself anymore.

Most importantly, it puts YOU back in charge of your workouts. Your body will tell you how many sets, reps and exercises you will do that day. No more personal trainers pushing you too far and hurting you.
Is it too good to be true?


Like the 2nd greatest villain in movies, Darth Vader, once said, “All too easy.”

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

#1 Thing Holding You Back

So what’s the #1 reason for slowed success?

Simple. Your thoughts.

How many times have you said the following?

“I’m not good enough.”

“I can’t…”

“I’m too old (too young, too tall, etc)”

“I need to get in better shape before I go to the gym”

All those things are ridiculous. Not only that, they are all lies. We see them as truths because we say them to ourselves way too often.

Here’s a little secret: I am guilty of it too.

I’ve had a couple of days of this lying to myself. Yes, I consider those negative thoughts lies because I believe that I am capable of way more than I have accomplished so far in my life.

Graduation from Purdue University.

Graduation from massage school with straight As.

Deadlifting double my bodyweight.

Succeeding as a professional wrestler.

I have accomplished many things in my lifetime thus far and I’m capable of more.

Way more.

You are more capable than you think as well.

You are good enough.

You can.

You’re old enough (tall enough, etc.)

You are where you are right now, so you can go where you’re supposed to be. If you changed any thought or decision, you’d be a completely different person.

Pay more attention to you thoughts and remember who you are, and you’ll begin to see life in a more grand way.

You’ll also see how important you are.