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Year of Push 3.24 I Love To Run

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If you've been following these posts, you know that I'm not a great runner (yet). I love to lift weights but running has been a struggle for me since I was a kid. My mom insisted that I run on the Cross Country team in grades 5-8 and I came in last in every.single.race except one. The only reason I didn't come in last in that one is because I got ...Read More

348: Your Lies Become Your Truth

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Be careful. Your lies will become your truth. The messages we send to ourselves via our thoughts & words become our reality. They are powerful. Your thoughts & words are not only descriptive but also prescriptive. They are instructions to your subconscious & they inform your behavior. If you're saying that you're out of control and have no motivation, that will become your truth, whether you want it to or ...Read More

Year of Push 3.22 It’s A Mixed Bag

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Last week I shared with my Fat Loss Fast Track & Masters Club clients that I had a particularly tough day. Tough days are inevitable, but there's so much value in improving how we respond to them. Here's the post I shared with my clients about that tough day. One of my clients wrote to me a couple days later that she was relieved to hear that I have bad ...Read More

347: 5 Lessons for Success Beyond Fat Loss

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I had a busy weekend, full of lessons, many of which came from my first time on a bike in God knows how many years. Saturday, I ate lots of treats (for me) and several alcoholic beverages. Sunday, I ate really clean & biked around Martha's Vineyard. On both days, I was reminded of powerful lessons that help me break through my mental barriers, make progress towards my goals and ...Read More

Year of Push 3.20 My Personal Challenge

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I'm done complaining. As of last night, I'm not complaining anymore. Don't get me wrong, I think of myself as a very positive person but it's so easy for me to complain about my workload, personal stressors, family dynamics, aches & pains, etc. But here's what I was thinking... It sucks to listen to people complain. It's boring. It's pointless. I've been one of the people complaining and one of ...Read More

346: Stop Creating Chaos

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You might not see it this way, but chances are, you're creating chaos in your life. Often, we turn to food & alcohol in response to stress, emotion, tension or anxiety. Food allows us to escape, avoid & numb whatever is bothering us. Then, we turn our attention to an attempt to NOT eat or drink in response to these feelings. However, that's like trying to lower a fever with ...Read More

Year of Push 3.18 It Feels Amazing

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I've probably said this before but it's really on my mind today: it feels amazing to feel amazing. It feels so much better to make great choices I feel proud of than to make crappy choices I don't feel proud of. The effort is worth it. It feels so much better to take great care of my body than to neglect it. It feels better physically, it feels better emotionally, ...Read More

Year of Push 3.17 Supple Leopard

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If you listen much to the Primal Potential Podcast, you know that I'm always asking people to evaluate if what they are doing works for them. It's a huge mistake to blindly follow a way of eating that doesn't give you the results you're looking for. Like I said yesterday, it really doesn't matter if it works for someone else. It doesn't matter at all. All that matter is if ...Read More

Year of Push 3.15 Inconsistency from Instability

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Today, while driving home from the gym, I had an "ah-ha!" moment. I freakin' love those. I was thinking about something completely unrelated - a video on pec tears of all things - and realized that the problems leading to this particular injury are why so many people struggle to reach their goals. Seriously - one of the factors responsible for rampant pectoral tears is closely related to why so ...Read More