Stephen Box Fitness & Nutrition
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Who’s the Master?

I just got  back home after a day and half at a lake retreat at my friends family lake house.  It was great to just hang out and have limited internet access.  We got a chance to recharge and there was a pretty steep hill going down to the lake that was just too perfect […]

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Stop Writing Down Your Goals

Write your goals down if you want to achieve them.  This is conventional wisdom. It’s also useless advice!If you have to write down your goal and look at it every day it’s not big enough or important enough.  Don’t just try to make your goals S.M.A.R.T. – make them matter! Example: My Mission StatementTake daily […]

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Carbs Simplified – Why carbs are important and how to maximize them

Today we’re going to talk about one of the most controversial topics in all of nutrition, carbohydrates!I’m going to simplify it for you by answering three questions today. What are carbs and why do we need them?Which carbs should we eat and which ones should we avoid?How should carbs be portioned out?Why do we need carbs?Carbs […]

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6 Things Every Gym Newbie Needs to Know

The gym can be a pretty scary place for a newbie, especially if you have no idea what you’re doing. I still remember what I felt like the first time I walked into a commercial fitness gym by myself.  At the time I was pretty overweight and my exercise knowledge was limited to what I learned […]

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5 Simple Changes That Helped Me Lose 80 lbs

The Case For SimpleLet’s start with why most of us fail with our new diet and exercise plan within a few weeks, if not a few days.According to experts, the reason we fail is that we try to make too many changes at once.  Leo Babauta, author of The Power of Less says that when we […]

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My Favorite Post-Workout Meal | Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite post-workout recipes from the Precision Nutrition Gourmet Nutrition cookbook.  Why You Should Eat It Not only is pumpkin a delicious dietary addition, it contains a synergistic blend of phytonutrients, rich in carotenoids.  But that’s no reason to eat high-sugar pumpkin pie!  Instead, try this Pumpkin […]

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Weight Loss Success in 2016: Small Business Samaritans Interview 

My interview on the  Small Business Samaritans radio show to talk about weight loss success strategies. Some of the topics I covered:The one important thing you need to do 2 key factors to help you lose weightShould you count calories?The simple trick I use to get my personal training clients started off right.You can listen to the interview […]

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Want to lose weight? Stop aiming for perfection!

“The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.”  -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I’ve always been somewhat of a perfectionist. In school I would judge my performance by how many questions I got wrong instead of how many I got correct. This of course led to me caring a lot less […]

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