Category: Motivation

New Day Rising

New Years Eve is almost always considered the new day rising, a time when the “reset” button gets pushed – and that is a beautiful thing. But the thing that’s even better, and the thing that often gets overlooked is that

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Starting (and Keeping) A Thing: Maintenance

Even if it’s a small act, it’s the act of mental strength that’s important…”Today, right now I make the choice to do this because even though I don’t want to, and even though it would be easy to walk away from, I know it’s in my best interest.”

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Start A Thing: Always Time

A little late in wrapping up Week 3, but I’m super happy to report that I met that weekly goal, and even managed three stretches after two of four sessions. Also, on Saturday I did the yoga “Hip Openers” program on my DVD (again). This week the goal is to add at least that third …

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A Little Flex Goes a Long Way

I realized yesterday that I started this stretching thing with relatively little info about stretching, how and when to do it, why it’s important, you know…some basics! So it’s back to basics today, with a few important things about this ‘thing’ that I’m starting. Flexibility is essentially your ability to move a joint through a …

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Start A Thing: Week 3

A week of success, and feeling like I’m really making a lasting change this time. Many times in the past I’ve attempted to add a solid stretching program into my regular training, and many times I’ve not been successful. But two weeks in, with a little help from you guys (accountability, it works!), some focus, …

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Back & Hips Stretches: An Update About My Thing

Time for an update! I’m happy to report that after training both Monday and Tuesday, I got my thing done! Two out of 3 down, at least one to go. Monday, same as last week, was shoulders/arms. I repeated the Triceps Stretch I did last week, and then I performed several stretches on a machine …

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Turning Thoughts

After a difficult week last week, Monday I woke up with a bit of fear of the unknown, thinking “oh no, what’s life got for me THIS week?” But I quickly realized that’s not the best approach.  So before I even got out of bed for the day,  I started with a little pep talk …

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Start A Thing: Week 2

What a week, it really was one for the books! Last week, along with many of you, I started my new thing – making stretching a consistent part of my training.  The plan? Start slow and build from there: Week 1 – at least two stretches after two training sessions + 1 Yoga DVD I …

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Start A Thing: Simple Leg Stretches

I said I’d share the stretches that I’m doing with you as I do them. On Saturday after my leg workout, I did 3 sets of 30 seconds (each side) of each of these two stretches: Hamstrings (Back of Thigh) Stretch: Extend your right leg in front of you and place your right heel on …

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Busted: Day 2

After declaring my body just “done” at the end of a kick-ass workout session this morning, my training partner turned to me and asked, “so what are you going to do now?” I’ll be honest, I was thinking that this was kind of a weird question. I replied, “Umm…I’m going home?” “That’s it?” “Yeah? I’m …

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