Category: Motivation

Jul 31

Monday: The Day to Start a Thing

Diet? Exercise? Getting enough sleep? In honor of “starting on Monday,” I propose something new. I mean, it’s Monday – so it’s the right day for it, right?! Let’s take on a challenge and start something new, and this time – really make it happen. Novel…

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Jun 26

Autopilot, Rut-roh!

Nothing wrong with letting our inner auto-pilot take over once in a while, we gotta do what we gotta do, right? But if you’re suddenly finding it harder to get to the gym, go out for that run or fix that “favorite” meal, it may be just that inner-autopilot that’s steering you into the ground. Rut-roh!

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Jun 24

Showing Up

Oh you know how it goes, the same as it does with a lot of folks for making time for their workouts, eating right, etc….we get busy or life throws us a curve ball and something (or thingS) fall by the wayside…

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Feb 24

Fear As Motivation: Friend or Foe?

I’ve been thinking the past day or so about what motivates us to get up and DO. And, is what motivates you to start something necessarily the same thing that motivates you to continue to do something? Obviously this is a highly personal thing, and what’s true for one may not be true for all

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Feb 04

Making (not finding) Time

You’re going to have to work for the results you’re looking for, they’re not just going to happen by wishing, they’re not just going to happen by working towards them when you feel like it or when you’re schedule is wide open. You’re always going to have meetings and carpools and grocery shopping and work and emergencies and vacations and many, many days where the list goes

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Jan 30

Small Steps, Big Results

A lot of folks set out with sincere and profound determination to lose weight, get in shape, change their eating/sleeping/workout habits, stop smoking, and ultimately change the whole world – all at once! So today I decide to go from an overweight, non-exercising, smoking, drive-thru bandit-ing, sleepless soul to “healthy” tomorrow.

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Jan 25

“Anything in Life is Possible, if You Make it Happen”

That was the message Jack Lalanne delivered every time he spoke and that was the type of life he lived until he passed at 96 years old. He worked out religiously, he ate well (nothing processed, ever) and credits fitness with changing his life.

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Jan 01

Taking the First Step

No really. Forget about “all the other times,” forget about the holidays are coming up, forget about your busy schedule – forget it! Make the decision for you, your health, your family, and your life. Give yourself this gift. None of “the other times” matter, THIS time is different because you are making a conscious …

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Jan 01

About Me

I never actually set out in life to be a personal trainer, but about 10 years ago, weighing in at over 250lbs, I started down this long road barely able to lift myself off the floor. Fitness was the furthest thing from my mind, and I actually feared the gym, sweat, movement. I didn’t know …

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Dec 23

Ready, Set, Goal

You’re probably rolling your eyes at me right about now – “goal setting – come onnnn!” but bare with me for just a few. This is *really* important stuff for a lot of reasons. You need to be purposeful, you need to know what it is you are going after if you ever want to get it. You can’t be wishy-washy or timid, unsure, or waivering in any way.

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