Episodes: Masonry

Episode 13: Is Weight Loss an All or Nothing Pursuit?

In Episode 13: Is Weight Loss an All or Nothing Pursuit, Geof and Todd discuss whether they believe that weight loss can be achieved by incorporating small changes into your life over time or whether drastic changes are necessary to lose weight and keep it off.

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Episode 12: Why You Can’t Lose Weight with (Just) Exercise

In Episode 12: Why You Can’t Lose Weight with (Just) Exercise, Geof and Todd discuss how exercise, in and of itself, is ineffective for losing weight.  The reason being is that it is far too easy to consume calories and very, very difficult to burn them.  Despite this calories in/calories out relationship, the fitness industry is...

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Episode 11: Bodies Come in All Shapes and Sizes

In Episode 11: Bodies Come in All Shapes and Sizes, Geof and Todd discuss how humans come in all shapes and sizes, how everyone responds so differently to the same exact diet and exercise routine, why it is so important to find exercises you like and foods you enjoy, that your diet and exercise preferences match...

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Episode 10: Trying to Get Something for Nothing

In Episode 10: Trying to Get Something for Nothing, Geof and Todd discuss how the health & wellness industry is all too eager to sell you tips, tricks, and hacks to not only help you maximize the health of your diet and your workout efficiency but to get more than you proverbially paid for (put in...

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Episode 09: Expecting Too Much Too Soon

In Episode 09: Expecting Too Much Too Soon, Geof and Todd discuss how changing your body, whether that means losing weight, building muscle or eating healthier takes a long time and more effort than you probably expect it to take.  Marketers will sell you solutions that claim to get you to where you want to go...

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Episode 08: Your Body Type Helps Find Your Activity

In Episode 08: Your Body Type Helps You Find Your Activity, Geof and Todd discuss how peoples’ bodies come in all shapes and sizes, shapes and sizes that make certain sports and activities more conducive to one body type or another. Humans come in drastically different shapes and sizes.  For example, the four time Olympic gold...

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Episode 07: Food Guilt

In Episode 07: Food Guilt, Geof and Todd discuss what food guilt means to them, when they experience it, and how they and others have found that meal planning, accountability, identifying the difference between a snack and an indulgence, and pre-determining their weekly indulgences has helped them to avoid food guilt and allow them to...

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Episode 06: The Quantification Debacle

In Episode 06: The Quantification Debacle, Geof and Todd discuss why they think that when it comes to your health & wellness (with the advent of technology) that we are stuck quantifying an endless number of metrics (i.e. steps, body fat percentage, metabolic rate, macronutrient intake, sleep, heart rate) that may or may not help...

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Episode 05: What the Hell is Toning Anyways?

In Episode 05: What the Hell is Toning Anyways?, Geof and Todd discuss what they think “toning” is (other than marketing language), how it really doesn’t have a definition, is more of a journey than a destination, and if your goal is “to tone” what steps you might want to take to do so. When...

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Episode 04: Nutrition Superstitions

In Episode 04: Nutrition Superstitions, Geof and Todd discuss how even the experts (Todd) make erroneous correlations between diet and health and suggest that you critically think about some of the nutrition superstitions that you may hold.  If they provide you value (health) we say keep them but if they could be holding you back...

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Episode 03: What is Your Biggest Fitness Failure?

In Episode 03: What is Your Biggest Fitness Failure?, Todd and Geof talk about some of the biggest mistakes they’ve made in their own fitness journeys including some of the fads they’ve fallen for, how knowing what to do is different from actually doing it, and the lessons that we’ve learned along the way. Even...

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Episode 02: The Pornification of Fitness

In Episode 02: The Pornification of Fitness, Geof and Todd share their thoughts on the sexualization of fitness, how striving for an “ideal” body images tends to do us more harm than good, and why finding your “fitness sweet spot” is so important to your happiness. Call it immoral, unsavory or disgusting, pornography represents peoples’...

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