If there is an overused word in the fitness industry, or any industry for that matter, it’s “try.” A good friend of mine and fellow colleague often says “trying is a promise to fail.” Now I’m not sure if he coined this phrase or not, but how true it is. Think of how many times you’ve “tried” to lose weight, or how many times have you’ve “tried” to start exercising regularly, or how many times you’ve “tried” to start eating a healthy diet. If you’re lucky, you haven’t let yourself down that many times; on the other hand, this may be a monthly event. Why do we put ourselves through so much turmoil by “trying?” Which leads me to my next point, just do something progressive and build on it. As much as I love the fitness aspect of our health, the area most everyone can put some time and effort into is their nutrition. I am constantly amazed by the misconceptions and dieting tactics that people “try” to use to lose weight and body fat. The truth of the matter is, you probably already know what to do. If you really don’t know, don’t be ashamed, “do” something about it. Write down 5 questions that you’d like to know about nutrition, and I’ll come back with some answers. I want to encourage readers of this blog to be proactive with their health and not reactive. Do not wait until you are on blood pressure meds, cholesterol meds, and insulin for your diabetes; your best medicine is exercising and eating healthy. Again, write down those 5 questions and reply to this post. Another proactive option is to click on the Apple with six-pack abs, this will bring you to the Precision Nutrition website. This nutrition system is the most comprehensive, yet simple to understand nutrition solution that I’ve ever come across. This system is not a gimmick; it will teach you how to eat right for you and how to keep the weight off forever. For some of you that know me and trust me, you know that I don’t endorse products and gimmicks unless they are the real deal. For those of you that don’t know me, I want to let you know that I’ll never lead you away from the right solutions to your health and fitness, and I’ll never support gimmicks and fad dieting.