Calorie burn truth

A calorie burned is a calorie burned and honestly most people cannot keep up the level and intensity of “workouts” that one would need to burn 500 calories an hour let alone 1000. Most calorie monitors are seriously flawed bc you need an accurate heart rate monitor.

Here’s what you should expect to burn, per minute, in your next cardio session.

Low-Intensity Training
Activity: softball, golf
The Burn:

4-6 calories if you’re fit
6-8 calories if you’re not
Moderate-Intensity Training
Activity: jogging, rowing
The Burn:

8-10 calories if you’re fit
10-12 calories if you’re not
High-Intensity Training
Activity: running, boxing
The Burn:

12-15 calories if you’re fit
15-20 calories if you’re not

-men’s health

Now compare calories burned “working out” to basic household chores.

We are not animals.

IMG_0998.JPGWe make a big mistake when we compare our dietary habits to animals unless we are looking at the unique design of each animal and how they are designed to survive in their unique environments. For instance, humpback whales live in the ocean and they are physically designed to eat what is available to them and they eat what they are designed to eat. (Same goes for birds, insects, dogs, cats, lions, fish and on and on.)

Like animals, humans have a design. How do we know what we are designed to eat? Simply by observing how we are designed, what nourishes our bodies and what we can eat to fullness with no negative effects, without rules or worrying about calories. In VIVE, we return to the basics of how we are designed to eat natural Whole Foods.

Join us at and discover how we are designed to eat and exercise. As Always, we want you to research and start to think through how you are designed. Follow this link for more information.

RESEARCH SHOWS: Exercise is good for the body, but not for weight-loss

View More: have said it before and I will say it again. Read the research You can’t out-exercise a bad diet. 

You cannot out-exercise a bad diet. Period.

You cannot out-run, out-lift, out-yoga, out-dance, out-bike, or out-swim a bad diet, unless your life is exercise. You are going to hear us say this a lot in our conversation and you can learn the science that backs this up in VIVE Mind.
To burn off this surplus of calories, someone running a 10-minute mile, (which is about average) you would burn 600 calories in an hour according to That means you would have to run three hours a day to burn up the daily calorie surplus. Do any of us have the time or energy to run three hours a day every day? To just burn one can of soda, which is about 100 calories, you would have to do 10 minutes of jumping rope or 20 minutes of walking at a three-mile-per-hour pace.
Exercise benefits everything from our cardiovascular to our emotional health, but it was never meant to be the means to control and manage your weight. Can we stop buying into this one lie and free ourselves to learn the truth about weight-loss and how exercise does and does not impact our health? I worked out nearly every day and I went through periods that I even worked out twice a day and I ALWAYS FOLLOWED A VERY STRICT DIET. Do you want to live in the gym? Do you want to live as slave to exercise programs that do not work and then blames you for not working? Aren’t we tired of submitting ourselves to people trying to make a living off us failing and feeling like failures, because we can’t live in the gym like they do ?
VIVE Alchemy is a different approach to food and exercise that frees you from the gym and from wasting your time, money and energy trying to undo something you cannot undo, like a crappy diet. Where there is truth, there is freedom to live how you are designed. Discover that design today at

Discover how you are naturally designed to be healthy.

A photo by frank mckenna. is our Human Design?

Everyday we wake up to a world that wants to sell us an infinite amount of products, ideas, theories, information and positions. As most successful marketers know, they really aren’t selling anyone products.Instead, they are selling us an identity and if they can tell us who we are, then they can sell us basically anything. No doubt, we have all been there and done that. Heck, our whole economy is built on identity marketing. Yet, to sell ourselves out at the most basic level is without a doubt no small matter. When we allow anyone to give us an identity, we surrender ourselves to another to tell us how to think and feel, and what to do. Basically, we allow someone else to tell us how to live our lives and we offer someone a divine position over us.

In a culture of nonstop information and access to anything and everything that we could ever want or imagine, how do we not lose ourselves in consuming and end up being consumed? The answer is by knowing who we are. So, the question is “Who are we?”.
There is a lot of misinformation and confusion about who we are and how we are supposed to feel, think, and act. Every day we are told to be something. We are told to be good, grateful, happy, successful, clean, funny, serious, dedicated, sexy, good-looking, peaceful, competitive, a good parent, a faithful spouse, a loyal friend, a fair sibling, an obedient child, a good student, a hard-working employee, and on and on.

If I were to ask you who you were, you would most likely answer the question with: I am a mom, dad, daughter, son, teacher, CEO, runner, blogger, etc. You would most likely answer who you are by something you think you are doing well or who you are relationally to other people. While we may try to describe “who we are” by what we do and what roles we have in some relationships or circumstances, yet none of these things are who we really are at our most basic level.

The true human design is who we are all the time. It’s the design that exists from the time we are born until the time we die. Human design never changes. It’s not something we should ever hide. The human design is mysteriously complex, but it is not complicated to understand. It is simple but not simplistic. It is true, and it is knowing our true design that will set us FREE. Free from trying to be someone we can’t, free from unrealistic expectations, and free to experience and enjoy ourselves, others, and our lives.

The Human Design, at the most basic level, is not what we do. It is our being. It is our being that entered the world and the same being that will leave this world. When we dig down to the deepest levels in our being, we discover our human being design. In our most pure, sacred and untouched parts we find that the human being design is weak, vulnerable, transparent, sensitive, needy, insecure, fragile, desperate, and dependent. Of course, at first read, this definition of human design goes against everything we have probably ever heard. Yet, it is this design that we can honestly respond YES to all the time and find everything we need and everything we are designed for to experience rest, love, truth, joy, wisdom, help, hope, mystery, wonder, creativity, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control.