I spent a long time thinking of a name for this blog, finally arriving on Day One Strength. There are two parts to the name:

Day One

Day one refers to a mentality. It’s the idea that we should strive to bring the same level of drive every day that we brought on day one.

Remember that feeling that you have on the first day of a new workout program? The first day of a new diet? Or even a new job? You’re excited, energized, motivated, and anything feels possible.

Then time goes by and that feeling slowly becomes a distant memory. You lose touch with that feeling you had when you started. Eventually there will be a time when you’re feeling unmotivated, and you want to quit. If you’re like most people, you will give into that feeling. You’ll think “it’s not that big of a deal” while quietly betraying your former self who was so full of hope.

Embracing a day one mentality can break this cycle. When that nagging voice creeps into your head with its siren song of comfort and mediocrity, remember how you felt on day one. Summon that same energy and passion, and you will feel your doubt melt away.


Most people will assume that the “strength” part of the name is about getting physically strong, and they’re partially right. Much of this brand will be dedicated toward strength and resistance training.

But the name means much more than that. More than physical strength, it’s about mental strength. I firmly believe that the mental side of fitness is more important than the physical side, yet few fitness professionals seem to be focusing on this.

Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, resistance training will completely and permanently change your mental state. I know this is a bold claim, but I promise that if you embrace these ideas, you will see that it’s true.

When you see that it’s possible to completely change how your body looks, feels, and moves, you will experience profound changes in your internal locus of control. Large bodies of research show will positively impact nearly every aspect of your life.

Day One + Strength

By now you can see that this blog is more about the mind than it is about the body. Yet the two are also impossibly intertwined. The gym is a microcosm of life, and by improving your fitness you will improve every other aspect of your life. Let’s begin.