Tag: success

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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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 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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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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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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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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Bloom at Raw Unity Powerlifting Championships

Powerlifting is not anything I ever imagined doing, but once I gave it a try I surprised myself and fell in love. It’s also become a doorway for overcoming some of the games our minds can play, as your mind (your confidence and belief in yourself) is every bit as much a part of each lift as your actual skill and strength.

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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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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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