Year of Push 3.9 So What? Now What?


I believe that the quality of our lives is directly related to the quality of the questions we ask ourselves and the honesty with which we answer. If we go through life unconsciously, not asking questions and not paying attention to the motives driving our actions, we won't reach the quality of life we're capable of. When we ask questions, not only are we seeking answers & solutions (instead of ...Read More

Year of Push 3.8 Don’t Preach, Practice


There's not a single person reading this post who couldn't preach or teach about fat loss nutrition strategies, workout tips or the importance of mindset. We all have tons of information in our heads about how to reach our goals and create our best lives. However, most people are better at preaching (talking about it) than practicing (doing it). One of the most powerful questions I ask myself is, "what does ...Read More

Year of Push 3.7 Use Your Butt


How you do things matters. It's a huge mistake to focus primarily on what you do at the expense of improving and paying attention to how you do it. How you do things determines whether it's easy, hard and/or sustainable. Let me use working out as an example. Doing a deadlift without bracing your core will fatigue you quickly, put unnecessary strain on your back and increase your risk of injury. ...Read More

Year of Push 3.6 New Fat Loss Finds

This past weekend I went to the CrossFit Regionals in Albany, New York. In addition to being incredibly inspired by the commitment, determination & fitness of the athletes, I discovered a few new-to-me fat loss friendly food items! Most of the vendors were for supplements and fitness gear, but there were a few food & drink vendors I was excited to see. I'm sure many of you are familiar with Zevia ...Read More

Year of Push 3.5 Win The Weekend


The weekend is here! I know that for many, the weekends are met with mixed emotions. "Yay" for less structure but "oh crap" that lack of structure can leave you feeling not-so-great about your choices. I think many people fly by the seat of their pants on the weekends. They "hope" they make great choices and they intend to, but they aren't intentional. Big difference. Having good intentions and being ...Read More

Year of Push 3.4 Milkshakes & 10 Point Turns


Remember back in drivers ed when you were taught the 3-point turn? You needed this skill so you could make a complete direction change in as few moves as possible. I have to ask, who picked the number 3? Is that just an average? Sometimes you can make a u-turn, sometimes it's a 10-point turn and 3 seemed like a reasonable average? #justcurious #why3 I mean, who here hasn't made ...Read More

Year of Push 3.3 Pain for Progress


What a beautiful day! After weeks & weeks of rain, it's a warm, sunny week in the Boston area! After my workout today, I went for a massage. While many see massages as pampering, mine are not. My massage therapist is doing body work - she's finding problems & helping me fix them. Fixing problems isn't comfortable. It doesn't feel good. But the pain (discomfort) is the pathway to progress. ...Read More

Year of Push 3.2 Light Feet, Easy Day


Ahhhh, another running workout. These spring days will turn my weakness into a strength, damnit! I am a strategy girl. My favorite moments at the gym are when I learn a new technique or strategy that will make me better. Why? Because it makes things easier. When you become more efficient in the way you perform a lift or move your body, that workout becomes easier.  That's probably why I get ...Read More

Year of Push 3.1 In A Funk


Today wasn't a normal day. I was in a funk. First, I was really tired. Second, I was just kinda unmotivated and unfocused. While I'd love to wake up motivated, focused & energized each day, I know it's not realistic. Here's what I know: my choices aren't tied to how I feel when I wake up. I don't need to be motivated, focused or energized to take care of myself. ...Read More

Year of Push 2.30 Janitors Don’t Do Medical Procedures


Let me tell you a bizarre story. I've shared before that I am terrified of needles and, for that reason, I didn't get my ears pierced until sometime in high school. But, as an awkward middle-schooler, I wanted to wear earrings like the rest of the girls. So, I was in the habit of wearing clip-ons, except they weren't really "clipped on". They had these spring-loaded backs. Most of them ...Read More

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