Straight Talk: Explained

img_7723I am a former active duty Marine Staff Sergeant and current National Guard Staff Sergeant. I have, through military culture, learned the value of eliminating useless communication and getting straight to the point. I do not sugarcoat things, nor do I beat around the bush. I tell it like it is, and I call it like I see it.

My wife and I at the 2016 Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Houston, TX.

Some people likely get turned off by my brusque or candid language. I can only say that I wish them well in their weight loss and fitness journey, but I will not change who I am, the passion I have for health and fitness, or the desire I feel to spread the word about the evils of sugar and the benefits of Whole30 and Paleo. I will work tirelessly to get the word out and to help as many people as I can.

I could write this entire blog with cheerful, euphemistic, and politically correct language, but to do so would be a lie. I am respectful and I do not judge, but I will not coddle or hand-hold. I will motivate and help, but I will not use false positive language or tell you that you’re okay just the way you are. If you are overweight, it’s not okay. Being overweight is not a natural state for humans, and it will tax your heart and the rest of your organs and lead you to an early death. I’ve seen too many friends get overweight after leaving the military and die young to sit by and say nothing any longer.

You need to lose weight. You need to get healthy. You need to do what you can to get back to a healthy weight and to regain some semblance of fitness. I will help you. It’s up to you to do the work, but I’m here for advice, tips, and help.